Can I retire at age 62 with 651,000?

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 $651,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$53,759$53,280$52,813$52,357$51,912$51,348
2 years$26,613$26,118$25,637$25,172$24,720$24,152
3 years$17,566$17,068$16,589$16,128$15,683$15,130
4 years$13,043$12,547$12,073$11,619$11,185$10,650
5 years$10,330$9,837$9,369$8,925$8,503$7,987
6 years$8,522$8,033$7,571$7,137$6,728$6,232
7 years$7,231$6,746$6,292$5,868$5,472$4,996
8 years$6,263$5,782$5,336$4,922$4,539$4,084
9 years$5,511$5,035$4,596$4,193$3,823$3,388
10 years$4,910$4,438$4,007$3,614$3,257$2,842
11 years$4,418$3,951$3,528$3,145$2,801$2,406
12 years$4,008$3,546$3,131$2,759$2,428$2,051
13 years$3,662$3,204$2,797$2,436$2,117$1,759
14 years$3,365$2,913$2,513$2,162$1,856$1,516
15 years$3,109$2,661$2,269$1,928$1,634$1,312
16 years$2,884$2,441$2,057$1,727$1,444$1,140
17 years$2,686$2,248$1,872$1,551$1,280$992
18 years$2,511$2,078$1,709$1,398$1,138$867
19 years$2,354$1,925$1,564$1,263$1,015$758
20 years$2,213$1,789$1,436$1,144$906$665
21 years$2,085$1,667$1,321$1,038$811$584
22 years$1,969$1,556$1,217$944$727$513
23 years$1,864$1,455$1,124$860$653$452
24 years$1,767$1,363$1,039$784$587$398
25 years$1,678$1,279$963$716$528$351
26 years$1,597$1,202$893$655$475$310
27 years$1,521$1,132$829$599$429$274
28 years$1,451$1,066$771$549$387$242
29 years$1,386$1,006$717$504$349$214
30 years$1,325$950$668$462$316$189
31 years$1,269$898$623$424$285$168
32 years$1,216$850$581$390$258$148
33 years$1,166$805$543$359$234$131
34 years$1,119$763$507$330$211$117
35 years$1,075$723$474$304$192$103
36 years$1,034$687$443$280$174$92
37 years$995$652$415$258$157$81
38 years$958$620$389$238$143$72
39 years$923$589$364$219$129$64
40 years$890$561$341$202$117$57
41 years$859$534$320$186$106$50
42 years$829$508$300$172$97$45
43 years$800$484$282$159$88$40
44 years$773$462$264$147$80$35
45 years$748$440$248$135$72$31
46 years$723$420$233$125$66$28
47 years$700$401$219$116$60$25
48 years$677$383$206$107$54$22
49 years$656$365$193$99$49$19
50 years$636$349$182$91$45$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $651,000, adding $2,632 every year, while hoping to spend $25,041 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: 44/48/8 Blend
61$651,000$651,000$651,000$651,000
62$720,117$685,614$675,523$750,050
63$766,925$692,566$671,510$778,002
64$817,669$699,019$666,523$805,503
65$872,723$704,922$660,503$834,734
66$932,499$710,222$653,388$865,862
67$997,452$714,860$645,115$899,073
68$1,068,079$718,776$635,613$934,572
69$1,144,931$721,903$624,814$972,587
70$1,228,610$724,173$612,641$1,013,370
71$1,319,782$725,511$599,019$1,057,199
72$1,419,178$725,839$583,864$1,104,383
73$1,527,602$725,074$567,092$1,155,263
74$1,645,942$723,127$548,613$1,210,216
75$1,775,172$719,903$528,336$1,269,662
76$1,916,365$715,305$506,161$1,334,061
77$2,070,704$709,225$481,987$1,403,926
78$2,239,491$701,551$455,708$1,479,823
79$2,424,157$692,165$427,212$1,562,376
80$2,626,280$680,940$396,383$1,652,279
81$2,847,598$667,744$363,100$1,750,296
82$3,090,024$652,434$327,234$1,857,274
83$3,355,664$634,861$288,654$1,974,147
84$3,646,839$614,867$247,222$2,101,950
85$3,966,104$592,283$202,791$2,241,824
86$4,316,274$566,932$155,212$2,395,034
87$4,700,448$538,626$104,326$2,562,974
88$5,122,042$507,166$49,968$2,747,187
89$5,584,815$472,342$0$2,949,377
90$6,092,912$433,933$0$3,172,111
91$6,650,896$391,702$0$3,421,380
92$7,263,794$345,402$0$3,695,225
93$7,937,144$294,770$0$3,996,201
94$8,677,048$239,529$0$4,327,127
95$9,490,227$179,387$0$4,691,113
96$10,384,087$114,033$0$5,091,594
97$11,366,784$43,141$0$5,532,362
98$12,447,308$0$0$6,017,601
99$13,635,560$0$0$6,569,693
100$14,942,451$0$0$7,202,058