Can I retire at age 62 with 696,000?

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 $696,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$57,475$56,963$56,464$55,976$55,500$53,488
2 years$28,453$27,923$27,410$26,912$26,429$24,424
3 years$18,780$18,248$17,736$17,243$16,767$14,833
4 years$13,945$13,414$12,907$12,422$11,959$10,109
5 years$11,044$10,517$10,016$9,541$9,091$7,331
6 years$9,111$8,588$8,095$7,630$7,193$5,524
7 years$7,731$7,212$6,727$6,273$5,850$4,271
8 years$6,696$6,182$5,705$5,263$4,853$3,364
9 years$5,892$5,383$4,914$4,483$4,087$2,685
10 years$5,249$4,745$4,284$3,864$3,482$2,165
11 years$4,723$4,224$3,771$3,363$2,995$1,759
12 years$4,285$3,791$3,347$2,950$2,595$1,439
13 years$3,915$3,426$2,990$2,604$2,263$1,182
14 years$3,598$3,114$2,687$2,312$1,984$975
15 years$3,324$2,845$2,426$2,062$1,747$807
16 years$3,084$2,610$2,199$1,846$1,544$670
17 years$2,872$2,404$2,001$1,659$1,369$557
18 years$2,684$2,221$1,827$1,495$1,217$464
19 years$2,516$2,059$1,673$1,351$1,085$387
20 years$2,365$1,913$1,535$1,223$969$323
21 years$2,229$1,782$1,412$1,110$867$270
22 years$2,105$1,663$1,301$1,009$777$226
23 years$1,993$1,556$1,201$919$698$189
24 years$1,889$1,458$1,111$838$627$159
25 years$1,794$1,368$1,029$766$564$133
26 years$1,707$1,286$954$700$508$112
27 years$1,626$1,210$886$641$458$94
28 years$1,551$1,140$824$587$414$79
29 years$1,482$1,075$767$538$373$66
30 years$1,417$1,016$714$494$337$55
31 years$1,356$960$666$454$305$46
32 years$1,300$908$621$417$276$39
33 years$1,246$860$580$384$250$33
34 years$1,197$815$542$353$226$28
35 years$1,150$773$507$325$205$23
36 years$1,105$734$474$299$186$19
37 years$1,064$697$444$276$168$16
38 years$1,024$663$415$254$152$14
39 years$987$630$389$234$138$12
40 years$952$599$365$216$125$10
41 years$918$571$342$199$114$8
42 years$886$543$321$184$103$7
43 years$856$518$301$170$94$6
44 years$827$494$283$157$85$5
45 years$799$471$265$145$77$4
46 years$773$449$249$134$70$3
47 years$748$428$234$124$64$3
48 years$724$409$220$114$58$2
49 years$701$391$207$106$52$2
50 years$680$373$194$98$48$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $696,000, adding $4,181 every year, while hoping to spend $49,689 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: 69/14/17 Blend
61$696,000$696,000$696,000$696,000
62$771,305$734,417$723,629$821,121
63$797,109$717,534$695,002$837,976
64$823,880$698,160$663,750$850,134
65$851,664$676,117$629,734$862,189
66$880,510$651,223$592,806$874,126
67$910,470$623,282$552,813$885,929
68$941,601$592,086$509,596$897,582
69$973,963$557,416$462,986$909,070
70$1,007,620$519,042$412,808$920,377
71$1,042,640$476,718$358,880$931,486
72$1,079,098$430,186$301,012$942,385
73$1,117,074$379,173$239,003$953,057
74$1,156,652$323,389$172,646$963,488
75$1,197,924$262,529$101,724$973,667
76$1,240,990$196,270$26,009$983,580
77$1,285,957$124,273$0$993,219
78$1,332,939$46,177$0$1,012,512
79$1,382,061$0$0$1,037,197
80$1,433,459$0$0$1,068,510
81$1,487,277$0$0$1,108,756
82$1,543,675$0$0$1,150,942
83$1,602,823$0$0$1,195,198
84$1,664,907$0$0$1,241,664
85$1,730,130$0$0$1,290,493
86$1,798,711$0$0$1,341,851
87$1,870,888$0$0$1,395,919
88$1,946,922$0$0$1,452,893
89$2,027,096$0$0$1,512,989
90$2,111,717$0$0$1,576,439
91$2,201,121$0$0$1,643,499
92$2,295,677$0$0$1,714,446
93$2,395,783$0$0$1,789,584
94$2,501,877$0$0$1,869,244
95$2,614,438$0$0$1,953,789
96$2,733,987$0$0$2,043,615
97$2,861,095$0$0$2,139,155
98$2,996,388$0$0$2,240,883
99$3,140,550$0$0$2,349,320
100$3,294,330$0$0$2,465,032