Can I retire at age 62 with 618,000?

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 $618,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$51,034$50,579$50,136$49,703$49,280$47,513
2 years$25,264$24,794$24,338$23,896$23,467$21,705
3 years$16,676$16,203$15,748$15,310$14,888$13,188
4 years$12,382$11,911$11,461$11,030$10,618$8,992
5 years$9,807$9,338$8,894$8,472$8,072$6,524
6 years$8,090$7,625$7,188$6,775$6,387$4,919
7 years$6,865$6,404$5,973$5,570$5,194$3,806
8 years$5,946$5,489$5,066$4,673$4,309$2,999
9 years$5,232$4,779$4,363$3,980$3,629$2,395
10 years$4,661$4,213$3,804$3,431$3,092$1,932
11 years$4,194$3,750$3,349$2,986$2,659$1,571
12 years$3,805$3,366$2,972$2,619$2,305$1,286
13 years$3,476$3,042$2,655$2,312$2,010$1,057
14 years$3,195$2,765$2,386$2,053$1,762$873
15 years$2,951$2,526$2,154$1,831$1,551$723
16 years$2,738$2,318$1,953$1,639$1,371$600
17 years$2,550$2,134$1,777$1,473$1,215$500
18 years$2,383$1,972$1,622$1,327$1,081$417
19 years$2,234$1,828$1,485$1,199$963$348
20 years$2,100$1,699$1,363$1,086$860$291
21 years$1,979$1,582$1,254$986$770$243
22 years$1,869$1,477$1,155$896$690$204
23 years$1,769$1,381$1,067$816$620$171
24 years$1,678$1,294$987$744$557$143
25 years$1,593$1,215$914$680$501$120
26 years$1,516$1,141$848$622$451$101
27 years$1,444$1,074$787$569$407$85
28 years$1,377$1,012$732$521$367$71
29 years$1,316$955$681$478$332$60
30 years$1,258$902$634$439$300$50
31 years$1,204$853$591$403$271$42
32 years$1,154$807$552$370$245$35
33 years$1,107$764$515$341$222$30
34 years$1,062$724$481$313$201$25
35 years$1,021$687$450$288$182$21
36 years$982$652$421$266$165$18
37 years$944$619$394$245$149$15
38 years$909$588$369$226$135$13
39 years$876$559$346$208$123$11
40 years$845$532$324$192$111$9
41 years$815$507$304$177$101$7
42 years$787$483$285$163$92$6
43 years$760$460$267$151$83$5
44 years$734$438$251$139$76$4
45 years$710$418$236$129$69$4
46 years$687$399$221$119$62$3
47 years$664$380$208$110$57$3
48 years$643$363$195$101$51$2
49 years$623$347$184$94$47$2
50 years$603$331$173$87$42$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $618,000, adding $5,106 every year, while hoping to spend $45,744 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: 41/30/29 Blend
61$618,000$618,000$618,000$618,000
62$686,303$653,549$643,970$708,416
63$707,634$636,901$616,872$708,266
64$729,609$617,905$587,332$703,464
65$752,243$596,397$555,222$697,403
66$775,555$572,203$520,405$689,995
67$799,562$545,141$482,739$681,147
68$824,281$515,018$442,075$670,764
69$849,732$481,628$398,259$658,742
70$875,933$444,755$351,128$644,972
71$902,901$404,171$300,514$629,341
72$930,654$359,633$246,239$611,728
73$959,212$310,886$188,119$592,005
74$988,592$257,660$125,961$570,038
75$1,018,813$199,670$59,565$545,686
76$1,049,891$136,613$0$518,798
77$1,081,845$68,172$0$492,710
78$1,114,691$0$0$483,660
79$1,148,447$0$0$475,068
80$1,183,127$0$0$489,357
81$1,218,748$0$0$504,027
82$1,255,322$0$0$519,083
83$1,292,863$0$0$534,530
84$1,331,382$0$0$550,371
85$1,370,890$0$0$566,610
86$1,411,394$0$0$583,247
87$1,452,901$0$0$600,286
88$1,495,415$0$0$617,725
89$1,538,936$0$0$635,564
90$1,583,462$0$0$653,799
91$1,628,987$0$0$672,427
92$1,675,503$0$0$691,441
93$1,722,994$0$0$710,833
94$1,771,443$0$0$730,591
95$1,820,823$0$0$750,704
96$1,871,103$0$0$771,155
97$1,922,246$0$0$791,923
98$1,974,205$0$0$812,987
99$2,026,924$0$0$834,318
100$2,080,337$0$0$855,884