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%15.4%
1 years$54,420$53,935$53,462$53,000$52,550$51,384
2 years$26,940$26,439$25,952$25,481$25,024$23,855
3 years$17,782$17,278$16,793$16,326$15,876$14,741
4 years$13,203$12,701$12,221$11,762$11,323$10,231
5 years$10,457$9,958$9,484$9,034$8,607$7,561
6 years$8,627$8,131$7,664$7,225$6,811$5,811
7 years$7,320$6,829$6,369$5,940$5,539$4,586
8 years$6,340$5,853$5,402$4,983$4,595$3,689
9 years$5,579$5,096$4,652$4,244$3,870$3,009
10 years$4,970$4,492$4,056$3,659$3,297$2,482
11 years$4,472$3,999$3,571$3,184$2,836$2,064
12 years$4,058$3,589$3,169$2,793$2,457$1,729
13 years$3,707$3,244$2,831$2,466$2,143$1,455
14 years$3,407$2,949$2,544$2,189$1,878$1,231
15 years$3,147$2,694$2,297$1,952$1,654$1,045
16 years$2,920$2,471$2,082$1,748$1,462$890
17 years$2,719$2,276$1,895$1,570$1,296$760
18 years$2,542$2,103$1,730$1,415$1,152$650
19 years$2,383$1,949$1,584$1,279$1,027$557
20 years$2,240$1,811$1,453$1,158$917$478
21 years$2,111$1,687$1,337$1,051$821$411
22 years$1,993$1,575$1,232$956$736$354
23 years$1,887$1,473$1,138$870$661$305
24 years$1,789$1,380$1,052$794$594$263
25 years$1,699$1,295$974$725$534$227
26 years$1,616$1,217$904$663$481$196
27 years$1,540$1,145$839$607$434$169
28 years$1,469$1,079$780$556$392$146
29 years$1,403$1,018$726$510$354$126
30 years$1,341$962$676$468$319$109
31 years$1,284$909$630$430$289$94
32 years$1,230$860$588$395$261$82
33 years$1,180$815$549$363$236$71
34 years$1,133$772$513$334$214$61
35 years$1,089$732$480$308$194$53
36 years$1,047$695$449$283$176$46
37 years$1,007$660$420$261$159$40
38 years$970$627$393$241$144$34
39 years$934$597$369$222$131$30
40 years$901$568$345$205$119$26
41 years$869$540$324$189$108$22
42 years$839$515$304$174$98$19
43 years$810$490$285$161$89$17
44 years$783$467$268$148$81$15
45 years$757$446$251$137$73$13
46 years$732$425$236$127$66$11
47 years$708$406$222$117$60$9
48 years$686$387$208$108$55$8
49 years$664$370$196$100$50$7
50 years$643$353$184$92$45$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $659,000, adding $6,274 every year, while hoping to spend $37,929 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: 48/40/12 Blend
61$659,000$659,000$659,000$659,000
62$732,690$697,763$687,548$765,145
63$767,068$691,597$670,225$781,993
64$803,681$683,858$651,050$795,827
65$842,718$674,428$629,922$809,994
66$884,384$663,184$606,733$824,537
67$928,905$649,993$581,372$839,509
68$976,528$634,718$553,722$854,965
69$1,027,524$617,209$523,662$870,972
70$1,082,190$597,311$491,064$887,608
71$1,140,853$574,859$455,794$904,958
72$1,203,870$549,677$417,713$923,120
73$1,271,634$521,581$376,676$942,208
74$1,344,577$490,374$332,531$962,349
75$1,423,172$455,851$285,119$983,686
76$1,507,940$417,791$234,274$1,006,383
77$1,599,451$375,964$179,823$1,030,623
78$1,698,334$330,125$121,586$1,056,614
79$1,805,278$280,016$59,374$1,084,589
80$1,921,043$225,364$0$1,114,811
81$2,046,463$165,879$0$1,148,472
82$2,182,453$101,259$0$1,193,176
83$2,330,023$31,180$0$1,241,712
84$2,490,281$0$0$1,294,523
85$2,664,448$0$0$1,371,777
86$2,853,864$0$0$1,470,786
87$3,060,007$0$0$1,578,605
88$3,284,500$0$0$1,696,093
89$3,529,131$0$0$1,824,193
90$3,795,867$0$0$1,963,944
91$4,086,874$0$0$2,116,492
92$4,404,533$0$0$2,283,094
93$4,751,470$0$0$2,465,138
94$5,130,570$0$0$2,664,148
95$5,545,014$0$0$2,881,806
96$5,998,301$0$0$3,119,962
97$6,494,287$0$0$3,380,652
98$7,037,214$0$0$3,666,120
99$7,631,755$0$0$3,978,835
100$8,283,057$0$0$4,321,519