Can I retire at age 62 with 554,000?

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 $554,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$45,749$45,341$44,944$44,556$44,177$43,807
2 years$22,648$22,226$21,817$21,421$21,037$20,663
3 years$14,949$14,525$14,117$13,725$13,346$12,982
4 years$11,100$10,677$10,274$9,888$9,519$9,166
5 years$8,791$8,371$7,973$7,595$7,236$6,896
6 years$7,252$6,836$6,443$6,074$5,726$5,398
7 years$6,154$5,741$5,354$4,993$4,656$4,342
8 years$5,330$4,921$4,541$4,189$3,863$3,562
9 years$4,690$4,284$3,911$3,568$3,253$2,965
10 years$4,178$3,777$3,410$3,076$2,772$2,496
11 years$3,760$3,362$3,002$2,677$2,384$2,121
12 years$3,411$3,018$2,664$2,348$2,066$1,815
13 years$3,116$2,727$2,380$2,073$1,801$1,563
14 years$2,864$2,479$2,139$1,840$1,579$1,352
15 years$2,645$2,264$1,931$1,641$1,390$1,175
16 years$2,454$2,078$1,751$1,469$1,229$1,025
17 years$2,286$1,913$1,593$1,320$1,090$896
18 years$2,137$1,768$1,454$1,190$969$786
19 years$2,003$1,639$1,331$1,075$864$691
20 years$1,883$1,523$1,222$974$771$608
21 years$1,774$1,418$1,124$884$690$536
22 years$1,676$1,324$1,036$803$619$474
23 years$1,586$1,238$956$732$555$419
24 years$1,504$1,160$884$667$499$371
25 years$1,428$1,089$819$609$449$329
26 years$1,359$1,023$760$557$405$291
27 years$1,294$963$705$510$365$259
28 years$1,235$907$656$467$329$230
29 years$1,179$856$610$429$297$204
30 years$1,128$808$568$393$269$182
31 years$1,080$764$530$361$243$161
32 years$1,034$723$494$332$220$144
33 years$992$685$462$305$199$128
34 years$952$649$431$281$180$114
35 years$915$616$403$259$163$101
36 years$880$584$377$238$148$90
37 years$847$555$353$219$134$81
38 years$815$527$331$202$121$72
39 years$786$502$310$186$110$64
40 years$757$477$290$172$100$57
41 years$731$454$272$159$91$51
42 years$705$433$255$146$82$45
43 years$681$412$240$135$75$41
44 years$658$393$225$125$68$36
45 years$636$375$211$115$61$32
46 years$615$357$198$106$56$29
47 years$596$341$186$98$51$26
48 years$577$326$175$91$46$23
49 years$558$311$165$84$42$20
50 years$541$297$155$78$38$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $554,000, adding $2,595 every year, while hoping to spend $39,882 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: 85/6/9 Blend
61$554,000$554,000$554,000$554,000
62$613,185$583,823$575,236$664,373
63$633,295$569,996$552,072$684,366
64$654,121$554,155$526,796$700,649
65$675,691$536,159$499,294$717,291
66$698,040$515,859$469,448$734,303
67$721,202$493,097$437,136$751,696
68$745,212$467,707$402,228$769,482
69$770,111$439,512$364,590$787,674
70$795,939$408,325$324,080$806,285
71$822,741$373,949$280,553$825,332
72$850,564$336,175$233,855$844,832
73$879,457$294,784$183,825$864,801
74$909,475$249,542$130,297$885,262
75$940,675$200,203$73,095$906,235
76$973,118$146,507$12,038$927,744
77$1,006,869$88,179$0$949,818
78$1,042,000$24,930$0$977,586
79$1,078,586$0$0$1,007,545
80$1,116,707$0$0$1,041,469
81$1,156,453$0$0$1,078,555
82$1,197,917$0$0$1,117,246
83$1,241,200$0$0$1,157,637
84$1,286,413$0$0$1,199,831
85$1,333,673$0$0$1,243,937
86$1,383,110$0$0$1,290,077
87$1,434,861$0$0$1,338,380
88$1,489,078$0$0$1,388,987
89$1,545,922$0$0$1,442,049
90$1,605,570$0$0$1,497,732
91$1,668,214$0$0$1,556,215
92$1,734,062$0$0$1,617,694
93$1,803,342$0$0$1,682,379
94$1,876,298$0$0$1,750,503
95$1,953,200$0$0$1,822,316
96$2,034,340$0$0$1,898,092
97$2,120,037$0$0$1,978,128
98$2,210,638$0$0$2,062,751
99$2,306,522$0$0$2,152,315
100$2,408,104$0$0$2,247,209