Can I retire at age 62 with 552,000?

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 $552,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$45,584$45,178$44,781$44,395$44,017$42,405
2 years$22,566$22,146$21,739$21,344$20,961$19,354
3 years$14,895$14,473$14,066$13,675$13,298$11,748
4 years$11,060$10,639$10,237$9,852$9,484$8,003
5 years$8,759$8,341$7,944$7,567$7,210$5,800
6 years$7,226$6,811$6,420$6,052$5,705$4,368
7 years$6,132$5,720$5,335$4,975$4,640$3,376
8 years$5,311$4,903$4,525$4,174$3,849$2,657
9 years$4,673$4,269$3,897$3,555$3,241$2,119
10 years$4,163$3,763$3,397$3,065$2,762$1,708
11 years$3,746$3,350$2,991$2,667$2,375$1,387
12 years$3,399$3,007$2,655$2,339$2,058$1,133
13 years$3,105$2,717$2,372$2,065$1,795$931
14 years$2,854$2,470$2,131$1,833$1,573$767
15 years$2,636$2,256$1,924$1,635$1,385$635
16 years$2,446$2,070$1,744$1,464$1,224$526
17 years$2,278$1,906$1,587$1,315$1,086$437
18 years$2,129$1,762$1,449$1,185$965$364
19 years$1,996$1,633$1,326$1,071$860$303
20 years$1,876$1,517$1,217$970$769$253
21 years$1,768$1,413$1,120$880$688$212
22 years$1,670$1,319$1,032$801$616$177
23 years$1,580$1,234$953$729$553$148
24 years$1,498$1,156$881$665$497$124
25 years$1,423$1,085$816$607$448$104
26 years$1,354$1,020$757$555$403$87
27 years$1,290$960$703$508$363$73
28 years$1,230$904$653$466$328$61
29 years$1,175$853$608$427$296$51
30 years$1,124$806$566$392$268$43
31 years$1,076$761$528$360$242$36
32 years$1,031$721$493$331$219$30
33 years$989$682$460$304$198$25
34 years$949$647$430$280$179$21
35 years$912$613$402$258$162$18
36 years$877$582$376$237$147$15
37 years$844$553$352$219$133$13
38 years$812$526$330$202$121$11
39 years$783$500$309$186$110$9
40 years$755$475$289$171$99$7
41 years$728$453$271$158$90$6
42 years$703$431$255$146$82$5
43 years$679$411$239$135$74$4
44 years$656$391$224$124$67$4
45 years$634$373$210$115$61$3
46 years$613$356$198$106$56$3
47 years$593$340$186$98$50$2
48 years$574$324$175$91$46$2
49 years$556$310$164$84$42$2
50 years$539$296$154$77$38$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $552,000, adding $6,582 every year, while hoping to spend $42,666 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: 32/47/21 Blend
61$552,000$552,000$552,000$552,000
62$615,093$585,837$577,281$630,606
63$632,437$569,147$551,224$626,110
64$650,119$550,209$522,864$616,943
65$668,130$528,868$492,078$606,184
66$686,456$504,960$458,740$593,719
67$705,082$478,310$422,716$579,428
68$723,990$448,737$383,866$563,185
69$743,156$416,044$342,044$544,853
70$762,554$380,027$297,099$524,289
71$782,155$340,468$248,872$501,342
72$801,922$297,138$197,197$475,849
73$821,815$249,795$141,900$447,640
74$841,787$198,181$82,800$416,531
75$861,784$142,028$19,709$382,331
76$881,747$81,048$0$344,834
77$901,606$14,940$0$314,493
78$921,283$0$0$285,813
79$940,690$0$0$283,455
80$959,728$0$0$288,648
81$978,285$0$0$293,624
82$996,236$0$0$298,336
83$1,013,440$0$0$302,734
84$1,029,739$0$0$306,761
85$1,044,959$0$0$310,352
86$1,058,902$0$0$313,438
87$1,071,348$0$0$315,938
88$1,082,054$0$0$317,764
89$1,090,747$0$0$318,820
90$1,097,124$0$0$318,995
91$1,100,848$0$0$318,170
92$1,101,544$0$0$316,209
93$1,098,795$0$0$312,964
94$1,092,141$0$0$308,270
95$1,081,067$0$0$301,944
96$1,065,007$0$0$293,783
97$1,043,328$0$0$283,563
98$1,015,334$0$0$271,033
99$980,251$0$0$255,921
100$937,221$0$0$237,919