Can I retire at age 62 with 631,000?

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:
0%
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 $631,000?

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 years$52,107$51,643$51,190$50,748$50,317$48,493
2 years$25,796$25,315$24,850$24,398$23,960$22,143
3 years$17,026$16,544$16,079$15,632$15,201$13,447
4 years$12,642$12,161$11,702$11,262$10,842$9,165
5 years$10,013$9,535$9,081$8,650$8,242$6,646
6 years$8,260$7,786$7,339$6,918$6,521$5,008
7 years$7,009$6,539$6,099$5,687$5,304$3,872
8 years$6,071$5,605$5,172$4,771$4,400$3,049
9 years$5,342$4,880$4,455$4,064$3,705$2,434
10 years$4,759$4,301$3,884$3,503$3,157$1,963
11 years$4,282$3,829$3,419$3,049$2,715$1,595
12 years$3,885$3,437$3,034$2,674$2,353$1,304
13 years$3,549$3,106$2,711$2,361$2,052$1,072
14 years$3,262$2,823$2,436$2,096$1,799$884
15 years$3,013$2,579$2,199$1,869$1,584$732
16 years$2,796$2,366$1,994$1,674$1,400$607
17 years$2,604$2,179$1,814$1,504$1,241$505
18 years$2,434$2,014$1,656$1,355$1,103$421
19 years$2,281$1,866$1,516$1,224$984$351
20 years$2,145$1,734$1,392$1,109$879$293
21 years$2,021$1,615$1,280$1,006$786$245
22 years$1,909$1,508$1,180$915$705$205
23 years$1,806$1,410$1,089$833$633$172
24 years$1,713$1,321$1,007$760$569$144
25 years$1,627$1,240$933$694$512$121
26 years$1,548$1,165$865$635$461$101
27 years$1,474$1,097$804$581$415$85
28 years$1,406$1,034$747$532$375$71
29 years$1,343$975$695$488$339$60
30 years$1,284$921$648$448$306$50
31 years$1,230$870$604$411$277$42
32 years$1,178$824$563$378$250$35
33 years$1,130$780$526$348$226$30
34 years$1,085$739$491$320$205$25
35 years$1,042$701$459$295$186$21
36 years$1,002$666$430$271$168$18
37 years$964$632$402$250$152$15
38 years$929$601$377$230$138$12
39 years$895$571$353$212$125$10
40 years$863$543$331$196$114$9
41 years$832$517$310$181$103$7
42 years$803$493$291$167$94$6
43 years$776$469$273$154$85$5
44 years$750$447$256$142$77$4
45 years$725$427$241$131$70$4
46 years$701$407$226$121$64$3
47 years$678$388$212$112$58$3
48 years$657$371$200$104$52$2
49 years$636$354$188$96$48$2
50 years$616$338$176$88$43$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $631,000, adding $4,923 every year, while hoping to spend $23,340 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: 47/25/28 Blend
61$631,000$631,000$631,000$631,000
62$700,440$666,997$657,217$727,538
63$747,051$674,846$654,400$755,004
64$797,635$682,298$650,706$782,143
65$852,571$689,308$646,082$811,153
66$912,278$695,829$640,471$842,222
67$977,217$701,811$633,813$875,558
68$1,047,894$707,200$626,047$911,392
69$1,124,866$711,941$617,107$949,979
70$1,208,748$715,971$606,925$991,601
71$1,300,213$719,227$595,430$1,036,569
72$1,400,005$721,639$582,548$1,085,230
73$1,508,943$723,136$568,199$1,137,966
74$1,627,925$723,640$552,304$1,195,198
75$1,757,942$723,068$534,776$1,257,393
76$1,900,087$721,332$515,525$1,325,069
77$2,055,560$718,342$494,459$1,398,795
78$2,225,683$713,997$471,480$1,479,204
79$2,411,913$708,193$446,485$1,566,992
80$2,615,854$700,820$419,368$1,662,929
81$2,839,272$691,761$390,017$1,767,869
82$3,084,111$680,890$358,316$1,882,752
83$3,352,513$668,077$324,143$2,008,617
84$3,646,838$653,182$287,370$2,146,613
85$3,969,684$636,056$247,865$2,298,009
86$4,323,913$616,543$205,489$2,464,206
87$4,712,676$594,478$160,097$2,646,751
88$5,139,446$569,685$111,538$2,847,353
89$5,608,049$541,978$59,654$3,067,899
90$6,122,696$511,162$4,279$3,310,471
91$6,688,031$477,029$0$3,577,371
92$7,309,166$439,359$0$3,887,513
93$7,991,733$397,920$0$4,229,752
94$8,741,939$352,467$0$4,605,957
95$9,566,620$302,741$0$5,019,602
96$10,473,308$248,468$0$5,474,515
97$11,470,301$189,358$0$5,974,918
98$12,566,742$125,107$0$6,525,465
99$13,772,704$55,392$0$7,131,289
100$15,099,285$0$0$7,798,048