Can I retire at age 62 with 634,000?

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 $634,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$52,355$51,889$51,434$50,990$50,556$49,719
2 years$25,918$25,436$24,968$24,514$24,074$23,233
3 years$17,107$16,622$16,156$15,707$15,274$14,455
4 years$12,703$12,219$11,757$11,316$10,893$10,103
5 years$10,060$9,580$9,124$8,692$8,281$7,522
6 years$8,300$7,823$7,374$6,951$6,552$5,825
7 years$7,042$6,570$6,128$5,715$5,329$4,633
8 years$6,100$5,631$5,197$4,794$4,421$3,757
9 years$5,367$4,903$4,476$4,083$3,723$3,091
10 years$4,781$4,322$3,902$3,520$3,172$2,571
11 years$4,302$3,848$3,435$3,063$2,728$2,157
12 years$3,904$3,453$3,049$2,687$2,364$1,823
13 years$3,566$3,121$2,724$2,372$2,062$1,549
14 years$3,278$2,837$2,447$2,106$1,807$1,323
15 years$3,027$2,591$2,210$1,878$1,591$1,134
16 years$2,809$2,378$2,003$1,681$1,406$975
17 years$2,616$2,190$1,823$1,511$1,247$841
18 years$2,445$2,023$1,664$1,362$1,109$727
19 years$2,292$1,875$1,524$1,230$988$630
20 years$2,155$1,743$1,398$1,114$883$546
21 years$2,031$1,623$1,286$1,011$790$475
22 years$1,918$1,515$1,185$919$708$413
23 years$1,815$1,417$1,094$837$636$360
24 years$1,721$1,328$1,012$764$571$313
25 years$1,635$1,246$937$697$514$273
26 years$1,555$1,171$869$638$463$239
27 years$1,481$1,102$807$584$417$208
28 years$1,413$1,038$751$535$377$182
29 years$1,350$980$698$490$340$159
30 years$1,291$925$651$450$307$139
31 years$1,235$875$607$413$278$122
32 years$1,184$828$566$380$251$107
33 years$1,135$784$528$349$227$93
34 years$1,090$743$494$321$206$82
35 years$1,047$705$462$296$187$72
36 years$1,007$669$432$273$169$63
37 years$969$635$404$251$153$55
38 years$933$604$378$231$139$48
39 years$899$574$355$213$126$42
40 years$867$546$332$197$114$37
41 years$836$520$312$182$104$32
42 years$807$495$292$168$94$28
43 years$780$472$274$155$85$25
44 years$753$450$257$143$77$22
45 years$728$429$242$132$70$19
46 years$704$409$227$122$64$17
47 years$682$390$213$113$58$15
48 years$660$373$200$104$53$13
49 years$639$356$188$96$48$11
50 years$619$340$177$89$43$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $634,000, adding $3,024 every year, while hoping to spend $36,172 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: 66/15/19 Blend
61$634,000$634,000$634,000$634,000
62$701,787$668,185$658,358$744,589
63$734,883$662,440$641,927$767,901
64$770,142$655,200$623,732$788,931
65$807,747$646,355$603,677$811,054
66$847,897$635,787$581,661$834,375
67$890,813$623,371$557,577$859,013
68$936,733$608,973$531,313$885,100
69$985,922$592,455$502,754$912,783
70$1,038,667$573,667$471,778$942,226
71$1,095,287$552,452$438,258$973,608
72$1,156,128$528,643$402,061$1,007,130
73$1,221,571$502,066$363,049$1,043,016
74$1,292,037$472,533$321,076$1,081,513
75$1,367,986$439,847$275,993$1,122,894
76$1,449,922$403,801$227,640$1,167,463
77$1,538,401$364,175$175,853$1,215,559
78$1,634,034$320,735$120,460$1,267,553
79$1,737,490$273,236$61,281$1,323,861
80$1,849,508$221,419$0$1,384,941
81$1,970,898$165,008$0$1,451,680
82$2,102,551$103,715$0$1,537,545
83$2,245,447$37,233$0$1,630,763
84$2,400,664$0$0$1,732,068
85$2,569,388$0$0$1,848,004
86$2,752,923$0$0$1,980,839
87$2,952,705$0$0$2,125,470
88$3,170,313$0$0$2,283,044
89$3,407,484$0$0$2,454,826
90$3,666,131$0$0$2,642,205
91$3,948,360$0$0$2,846,711
92$4,256,486$0$0$3,070,030
93$4,593,062$0$0$3,314,016
94$4,960,894$0$0$3,580,709
95$5,363,074$0$0$3,872,359
96$5,803,006$0$0$4,191,438
97$6,284,438$0$0$4,540,673
98$6,811,495$0$0$4,923,063
99$7,388,723$0$0$5,341,914
100$8,021,125$0$0$5,800,863