Can I retire at age 62 with 561,000?

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 $561,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$46,327$45,914$45,512$45,119$44,735$44,323
2 years$22,934$22,507$22,093$21,692$21,302$20,887
3 years$15,138$14,709$14,296$13,898$13,515$13,110
4 years$11,240$10,812$10,404$10,013$9,639$9,247
5 years$8,902$8,477$8,074$7,691$7,327$6,949
6 years$7,344$6,922$6,525$6,150$5,798$5,434
7 years$6,232$5,813$5,422$5,057$4,715$4,366
8 years$5,398$4,983$4,598$4,242$3,912$3,577
9 years$4,749$4,339$3,961$3,613$3,294$2,974
10 years$4,231$3,824$3,453$3,115$2,807$2,501
11 years$3,807$3,404$3,040$2,711$2,414$2,123
12 years$3,454$3,056$2,698$2,378$2,092$1,814
13 years$3,156$2,761$2,410$2,099$1,824$1,560
14 years$2,900$2,510$2,166$1,863$1,599$1,348
15 years$2,679$2,293$1,955$1,662$1,408$1,170
16 years$2,485$2,104$1,773$1,488$1,244$1,019
17 years$2,315$1,938$1,613$1,337$1,103$890
18 years$2,164$1,790$1,473$1,205$981$779
19 years$2,028$1,659$1,348$1,089$874$684
20 years$1,907$1,542$1,237$986$781$601
21 years$1,797$1,436$1,138$895$699$529
22 years$1,697$1,341$1,049$814$627$467
23 years$1,606$1,254$968$741$562$412
24 years$1,523$1,175$896$676$505$364
25 years$1,446$1,102$830$617$455$322
26 years$1,376$1,036$769$564$410$285
27 years$1,311$975$714$517$369$253
28 years$1,250$919$664$473$333$224
29 years$1,194$867$618$434$301$199
30 years$1,142$819$576$398$272$177
31 years$1,093$774$537$366$246$157
32 years$1,047$732$501$336$222$139
33 years$1,005$693$468$309$201$124
34 years$964$657$437$284$182$110
35 years$927$623$408$262$165$98
36 years$891$592$382$241$150$87
37 years$857$562$358$222$136$78
38 years$826$534$335$205$123$69
39 years$795$508$314$189$111$61
40 years$767$483$294$174$101$55
41 years$740$460$276$161$92$49
42 years$714$438$259$148$83$43
43 years$690$417$243$137$76$39
44 years$667$398$228$126$69$34
45 years$644$379$214$117$62$31
46 years$623$362$201$108$56$27
47 years$603$345$189$100$51$24
48 years$584$330$177$92$47$22
49 years$565$315$167$85$42$19
50 years$548$301$157$79$38$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $561,000, adding $6,834 every year, while hoping to spend $53,616 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: 47/29/24 Blend
61$561,000$561,000$561,000$561,000
62$625,271$595,538$586,843$650,087
63$632,002$567,673$549,455$640,322
64$637,622$536,645$509,018$623,890
65$641,962$502,243$465,372$604,976
66$644,833$464,243$418,353$583,375
67$646,024$422,409$367,786$558,861
68$645,302$376,491$313,491$531,194
69$642,408$326,225$255,278$500,112
70$637,055$271,331$192,951$465,332
71$628,923$211,514$126,303$426,549
72$617,659$146,464$55,119$383,431
73$602,869$75,850$0$335,619
74$584,122$0$0$288,064
75$560,934$0$0$250,631
76$532,773$0$0$234,789
77$499,052$0$0$216,026
78$459,116$0$0$194,005
79$412,246$0$0$168,349
80$357,643$0$0$138,646
81$294,426$0$0$104,436
82$221,621$0$0$65,213
83$138,150$0$0$20,419
84$42,824$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0