Can I retire at age 62 with 659,000?

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 $659,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$54,420$53,935$53,462$53,000$52,550$51,426
2 years$26,940$26,439$25,952$25,481$25,024$23,897
3 years$17,782$17,278$16,793$16,326$15,876$14,781
4 years$13,203$12,701$12,221$11,762$11,323$10,269
5 years$10,457$9,958$9,484$9,034$8,607$7,597
6 years$8,627$8,131$7,664$7,225$6,811$5,845
7 years$7,320$6,829$6,369$5,940$5,539$4,618
8 years$6,340$5,853$5,402$4,983$4,595$3,719
9 years$5,579$5,096$4,652$4,244$3,870$3,038
10 years$4,970$4,492$4,056$3,659$3,297$2,508
11 years$4,472$3,999$3,571$3,184$2,836$2,089
12 years$4,058$3,589$3,169$2,793$2,457$1,751
13 years$3,707$3,244$2,831$2,466$2,143$1,477
14 years$3,407$2,949$2,544$2,189$1,878$1,251
15 years$3,147$2,694$2,297$1,952$1,654$1,063
16 years$2,920$2,471$2,082$1,748$1,462$907
17 years$2,719$2,276$1,895$1,570$1,296$775
18 years$2,542$2,103$1,730$1,415$1,152$664
19 years$2,383$1,949$1,584$1,279$1,027$570
20 years$2,240$1,811$1,453$1,158$917$490
21 years$2,111$1,687$1,337$1,051$821$422
22 years$1,993$1,575$1,232$956$736$364
23 years$1,887$1,473$1,138$870$661$314
24 years$1,789$1,380$1,052$794$594$271
25 years$1,699$1,295$974$725$534$234
26 years$1,616$1,217$904$663$481$202
27 years$1,540$1,145$839$607$434$175
28 years$1,469$1,079$780$556$392$152
29 years$1,403$1,018$726$510$354$131
30 years$1,341$962$676$468$319$114
31 years$1,284$909$630$430$289$98
32 years$1,230$860$588$395$261$85
33 years$1,180$815$549$363$236$74
34 years$1,133$772$513$334$214$64
35 years$1,089$732$480$308$194$56
36 years$1,047$695$449$283$176$48
37 years$1,007$660$420$261$159$42
38 years$970$627$393$241$144$36
39 years$934$597$369$222$131$31
40 years$901$568$345$205$119$27
41 years$869$540$324$189$108$24
42 years$839$515$304$174$98$21
43 years$810$490$285$161$89$18
44 years$783$467$268$148$81$15
45 years$757$446$251$137$73$13
46 years$732$425$236$127$66$12
47 years$708$406$222$117$60$10
48 years$686$387$208$108$55$9
49 years$664$370$196$100$50$8
50 years$643$353$184$92$45$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $659,000, adding $2,275 every year, while hoping to spend $47,716 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: 49/44/7 Blend
61$659,000$659,000$659,000$659,000
62$728,565$693,638$683,423$762,835
63$752,109$676,856$655,548$769,710
64$776,455$657,654$625,141$771,912
65$801,635$635,860$592,064$773,179
66$827,682$611,298$556,179$773,436
67$854,631$583,776$517,336$772,605
68$882,518$553,096$475,381$770,600
69$911,381$519,044$430,153$767,336
70$941,263$481,398$381,484$762,716
71$972,205$439,920$329,197$756,644
72$1,004,254$394,361$273,109$749,015
73$1,037,458$344,454$213,029$739,720
74$1,071,868$289,922$148,754$728,641
75$1,107,539$230,468$80,077$715,659
76$1,144,527$165,780$6,779$700,643
77$1,182,895$95,529$0$683,460
78$1,222,707$19,367$0$669,301
79$1,264,034$0$0$653,570
80$1,306,950$0$0$666,158
81$1,351,533$0$0$688,985
82$1,397,869$0$0$712,720
83$1,446,048$0$0$737,410
84$1,496,168$0$0$763,105
85$1,548,333$0$0$789,862
86$1,602,654$0$0$817,739
87$1,659,253$0$0$846,800
88$1,718,258$0$0$877,113
89$1,779,810$0$0$908,752
90$1,844,057$0$0$941,797
91$1,911,164$0$0$976,333
92$1,981,304$0$0$1,012,454
93$2,054,667$0$0$1,050,261
94$2,131,458$0$0$1,089,861
95$2,211,899$0$0$1,131,373
96$2,296,230$0$0$1,174,926
97$2,384,714$0$0$1,220,658
98$2,477,631$0$0$1,268,720
99$2,575,291$0$0$1,319,276
100$2,678,029$0$0$1,372,505