Can I retire at age 62 with 656,000?

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 $656,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$54,172$53,689$53,219$52,759$52,310$50,334
2 years$26,818$26,318$25,834$25,365$24,910$22,942
3 years$17,701$17,199$16,716$16,252$15,804$13,906
4 years$13,143$12,643$12,165$11,708$11,271$9,458
5 years$10,410$9,913$9,441$8,993$8,568$6,844
6 years$8,588$8,094$7,630$7,192$6,780$5,146
7 years$7,287$6,798$6,340$5,913$5,514$3,970
8 years$6,312$5,827$5,377$4,960$4,574$3,119
9 years$5,553$5,073$4,631$4,225$3,852$2,483
10 years$4,947$4,472$4,038$3,642$3,282$1,997
11 years$4,452$3,981$3,555$3,170$2,823$1,619
12 years$4,039$3,573$3,155$2,780$2,446$1,320
13 years$3,690$3,229$2,818$2,454$2,133$1,082
14 years$3,391$2,935$2,532$2,179$1,870$890
15 years$3,133$2,681$2,286$1,943$1,646$735
16 years$2,906$2,460$2,073$1,740$1,455$608
17 years$2,707$2,266$1,886$1,563$1,290$504
18 years$2,530$2,094$1,722$1,409$1,147$419
19 years$2,372$1,940$1,576$1,273$1,023$348
20 years$2,230$1,803$1,447$1,153$913$290
21 years$2,101$1,679$1,331$1,046$817$242
22 years$1,984$1,568$1,226$951$733$202
23 years$1,878$1,466$1,132$866$658$168
24 years$1,781$1,374$1,047$790$591$141
25 years$1,691$1,289$970$722$532$117
26 years$1,609$1,212$900$660$479$98
27 years$1,533$1,140$835$604$432$82
28 years$1,462$1,074$777$553$390$69
29 years$1,396$1,014$723$507$352$57
30 years$1,335$957$673$466$318$48
31 years$1,278$905$628$428$288$40
32 years$1,225$856$586$393$260$34
33 years$1,175$811$547$361$235$28
34 years$1,128$769$511$333$213$24
35 years$1,084$729$478$306$193$20
36 years$1,042$692$447$282$175$17
37 years$1,003$657$418$260$158$14
38 years$965$625$392$239$144$12
39 years$930$594$367$221$130$10
40 years$897$565$344$204$118$8
41 years$865$538$322$188$107$7
42 years$835$512$302$173$97$6
43 years$807$488$284$160$88$5
44 years$779$465$266$148$80$4
45 years$754$444$250$137$73$3
46 years$729$423$235$126$66$3
47 years$705$404$221$116$60$2
48 years$683$386$207$108$54$2
49 years$661$368$195$99$49$2
50 years$640$352$183$92$45$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $656,000, adding $2,372 every year, while hoping to spend $46,846 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: 67/6/27 Blend
61$656,000$656,000$656,000$656,000
62$725,359$690,591$680,423$768,699
63$749,502$674,586$653,373$782,170
64$774,537$656,227$623,847$791,386
65$800,506$635,348$591,713$800,409
66$827,454$611,777$556,831$809,223
67$855,427$585,326$519,058$817,809
68$884,476$555,803$478,242$826,153
69$914,655$522,999$434,225$834,234
70$946,020$486,697$386,842$842,038
71$978,634$446,665$335,921$849,546
72$1,012,563$402,660$281,282$856,742
73$1,047,876$354,422$222,738$863,610
74$1,084,651$301,680$160,091$870,133
75$1,122,968$244,145$93,136$876,297
76$1,162,915$181,513$21,661$882,088
77$1,204,588$113,462$0$887,493
78$1,248,087$39,653$0$908,236
79$1,293,523$0$0$936,256
80$1,341,015$0$0$968,028
81$1,390,690$0$0$1,004,010
82$1,442,689$0$0$1,041,684
83$1,497,161$0$0$1,081,163
84$1,554,270$0$0$1,122,565
85$1,614,193$0$0$1,166,020
86$1,677,121$0$0$1,211,670
87$1,743,264$0$0$1,259,667
88$1,812,849$0$0$1,310,180
89$1,886,121$0$0$1,363,388
90$1,963,351$0$0$1,419,490
91$2,044,832$0$0$1,478,701
92$2,130,881$0$0$1,541,255
93$2,221,848$0$0$1,607,410
94$2,318,113$0$0$1,677,444
95$2,420,090$0$0$1,751,664
96$2,528,233$0$0$1,830,402
97$2,643,037$0$0$1,914,023
98$2,765,045$0$0$2,002,927
99$2,894,849$0$0$2,097,550
100$3,033,097$0$0$2,198,369