Can I retire at age 62 with 595,000?

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 $595,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$49,135$48,697$48,270$47,853$47,446$46,603
2 years$24,324$23,871$23,432$23,006$22,593$21,746
3 years$16,055$15,600$15,162$14,740$14,334$13,510
4 years$11,921$11,468$11,034$10,620$10,223$9,429
5 years$9,442$8,991$8,563$8,157$7,772$7,008
6 years$7,789$7,342$6,920$6,523$6,149$5,419
7 years$6,609$6,165$5,751$5,363$5,001$4,303
8 years$5,725$5,285$4,877$4,499$4,149$3,483
9 years$5,037$4,602$4,201$3,832$3,494$2,860
10 years$4,487$4,056$3,662$3,303$2,977$2,375
11 years$4,038$3,611$3,224$2,875$2,560$1,989
12 years$3,663$3,241$2,861$2,522$2,219$1,678
13 years$3,347$2,929$2,556$2,226$1,935$1,423
14 years$3,076$2,662$2,297$1,976$1,696$1,213
15 years$2,841$2,432$2,074$1,762$1,493$1,037
16 years$2,636$2,231$1,880$1,578$1,320$890
17 years$2,455$2,055$1,711$1,418$1,170$766
18 years$2,295$1,899$1,562$1,278$1,041$661
19 years$2,151$1,760$1,430$1,155$927$571
20 years$2,022$1,635$1,312$1,046$828$494
21 years$1,906$1,523$1,207$949$741$428
22 years$1,800$1,422$1,112$863$664$372
23 years$1,703$1,330$1,027$786$596$323
24 years$1,615$1,246$950$717$536$281
25 years$1,534$1,169$880$655$482$244
26 years$1,459$1,099$816$599$435$213
27 years$1,390$1,034$758$548$392$186
28 years$1,326$975$704$502$354$162
29 years$1,267$919$655$460$319$141
30 years$1,211$868$611$422$288$123
31 years$1,159$821$569$388$261$107
32 years$1,111$777$531$357$236$94
33 years$1,066$735$496$328$213$82
34 years$1,023$697$463$302$193$72
35 years$983$661$433$278$175$63
36 years$945$628$405$256$159$55
37 years$909$596$379$236$144$48
38 years$876$566$355$217$130$42
39 years$844$539$333$200$118$37
40 years$813$512$312$185$107$32
41 years$785$488$292$170$97$28
42 years$758$465$274$157$88$24
43 years$732$443$257$145$80$21
44 years$707$422$242$134$73$19
45 years$683$402$227$124$66$16
46 years$661$384$213$114$60$14
47 years$640$366$200$106$54$12
48 years$619$350$188$98$49$11
49 years$600$334$177$90$45$10
50 years$581$319$166$83$41$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $595,000, adding $6,219 every year, while hoping to spend $45,209 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: 53/25/22 Blend
61$595,000$595,000$595,000$595,000
62$662,105$630,570$621,347$692,879
63$681,538$613,366$594,061$697,530
64$701,437$593,803$564,344$697,377
65$721,804$571,720$532,070$696,258
66$742,635$546,942$497,102$694,095
67$763,929$519,286$459,299$690,806
68$785,679$488,561$418,515$686,305
69$807,878$454,560$374,595$680,498
70$830,516$417,069$327,379$673,287
71$853,581$375,857$276,699$664,566
72$877,057$330,684$222,378$654,223
73$900,924$281,295$164,235$642,138
74$925,159$227,420$102,078$628,184
75$949,735$168,773$35,708$612,224
76$974,620$105,055$0$594,114
77$999,775$35,946$0$581,943
78$1,025,157$0$0$576,783
79$1,050,715$0$0$580,818
80$1,076,391$0$0$594,779
81$1,102,119$0$0$608,738
82$1,127,823$0$0$622,649
83$1,153,417$0$0$636,462
84$1,178,805$0$0$650,118
85$1,203,876$0$0$663,552
86$1,228,507$0$0$676,691
87$1,252,558$0$0$689,452
88$1,275,872$0$0$701,742
89$1,298,274$0$0$713,458
90$1,319,568$0$0$724,483
91$1,339,533$0$0$734,688
92$1,357,924$0$0$743,927
93$1,374,465$0$0$752,040
94$1,388,852$0$0$758,844
95$1,400,744$0$0$764,141
96$1,409,761$0$0$767,708
97$1,415,481$0$0$769,294
98$1,417,435$0$0$768,627
99$1,415,101$0$0$765,398
100$1,407,903$0$0$759,268