Can I retire at age 62 with 548,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $548,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$45,253$44,850$44,457$44,073$43,698$42,904
2 years$22,403$21,985$21,581$21,189$20,809$20,011
3 years$14,787$14,368$13,964$13,576$13,202$12,426
4 years$10,980$10,562$10,162$9,781$9,416$8,668
5 years$8,696$8,281$7,887$7,513$7,158$6,439
6 years$7,174$6,762$6,373$6,008$5,664$4,976
7 years$6,087$5,678$5,296$4,939$4,606$3,949
8 years$5,272$4,867$4,492$4,144$3,821$3,195
9 years$4,639$4,238$3,869$3,529$3,218$2,622
10 years$4,133$3,736$3,373$3,042$2,742$2,176
11 years$3,719$3,326$2,969$2,648$2,358$1,821
12 years$3,374$2,985$2,635$2,322$2,043$1,535
13 years$3,083$2,697$2,354$2,050$1,782$1,301
14 years$2,833$2,452$2,115$1,820$1,562$1,108
15 years$2,617$2,240$1,910$1,623$1,375$947
16 years$2,428$2,055$1,732$1,453$1,216$812
17 years$2,261$1,893$1,576$1,306$1,078$698
18 years$2,113$1,749$1,438$1,177$958$602
19 years$1,981$1,621$1,317$1,063$854$520
20 years$1,862$1,506$1,209$963$763$450
21 years$1,755$1,403$1,112$874$683$389
22 years$1,658$1,310$1,025$795$612$338
23 years$1,569$1,225$946$724$549$293
24 years$1,488$1,148$875$660$494$255
25 years$1,413$1,077$810$603$444$222
26 years$1,344$1,012$752$551$400$193
27 years$1,280$953$698$505$361$168
28 years$1,221$898$649$462$326$146
29 years$1,167$847$604$424$294$127
30 years$1,115$800$562$389$266$111
31 years$1,068$756$524$357$240$97
32 years$1,023$715$489$328$217$85
33 years$981$677$457$302$197$74
34 years$942$642$427$278$178$64
35 years$905$609$399$256$161$56
36 years$870$578$373$236$146$49
37 years$837$549$349$217$132$43
38 years$806$522$327$200$120$37
39 years$777$496$306$184$109$33
40 years$749$472$287$170$99$29
41 years$723$449$269$157$90$25
42 years$698$428$253$145$81$22
43 years$674$408$237$134$74$19
44 years$651$389$223$123$67$17
45 years$629$371$209$114$61$15
46 years$609$354$196$105$55$13
47 years$589$337$184$97$50$11
48 years$570$322$173$90$46$10
49 years$552$308$163$83$41$8
50 years$535$294$153$77$38$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $548,000, adding $4,010 every year, while hoping to spend $31,024 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 69/11/20 Blend
61$548,000$548,000$548,000$548,000
62$608,032$578,988$570,494$646,725
63$637,042$574,349$556,597$668,439
64$667,972$568,443$541,193$688,178
65$700,983$561,176$524,202$709,017
66$736,255$552,445$505,535$731,062
67$773,984$542,146$485,101$754,433
68$814,384$530,165$462,805$779,258
69$857,691$516,382$438,549$805,684
70$904,163$500,672$412,227$833,869
71$954,082$482,900$383,732$863,993
72$1,007,761$462,925$352,950$896,252
73$1,065,541$440,596$319,762$930,863
74$1,127,796$415,755$284,044$968,069
75$1,194,939$388,235$245,667$1,008,135
76$1,267,422$357,858$204,495$1,051,359
77$1,345,741$324,435$160,389$1,098,066
78$1,430,445$287,770$113,200$1,148,621
79$1,522,132$247,653$62,774$1,203,422
80$1,621,464$203,862$8,951$1,262,914
81$1,729,165$156,164$0$1,327,588
82$1,846,035$104,311$0$1,408,333
83$1,972,952$48,043$0$1,498,112
84$2,110,880$0$0$1,595,715
85$2,260,883$0$0$1,703,481
86$2,424,129$0$0$1,827,117
87$2,601,904$0$0$1,961,786
88$2,795,623$0$0$2,108,561
89$3,006,844$0$0$2,268,629
90$3,237,281$0$0$2,443,290
91$3,488,820$0$0$2,633,979
92$3,763,538$0$0$2,842,276
93$4,063,721$0$0$3,069,917
94$4,391,886$0$0$3,318,815
95$4,750,805$0$0$3,591,078
96$5,143,529$0$0$3,889,025
97$5,573,416$0$0$4,215,210
98$6,044,167$0$0$4,572,444
99$6,559,857$0$0$4,963,826
100$7,124,971$0$0$5,392,767