Can I retire at age 62 with 728,000?

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 $728,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$60,118$59,582$59,060$58,550$58,052$57,137
2 years$29,761$29,207$28,670$28,149$27,644$26,725
3 years$19,644$19,087$18,551$18,035$17,538$16,643
4 years$14,586$14,031$13,501$12,993$12,508$11,644
5 years$11,552$11,000$10,477$9,980$9,509$8,678
6 years$9,530$8,983$8,467$7,981$7,524$6,728
7 years$8,087$7,544$7,036$6,562$6,119$5,358
8 years$7,004$6,466$5,967$5,505$5,076$4,350
9 years$6,163$5,630$5,139$4,689$4,275$3,582
10 years$5,490$4,963$4,481$4,042$3,642$2,984
11 years$4,940$4,418$3,945$3,517$3,133$2,507
12 years$4,482$3,965$3,501$3,085$2,715$2,121
13 years$4,095$3,583$3,128$2,724$2,367$1,805
14 years$3,763$3,257$2,810$2,418$2,075$1,543
15 years$3,476$2,976$2,537$2,156$1,827$1,325
16 years$3,225$2,730$2,300$1,931$1,615$1,141
17 years$3,004$2,514$2,093$1,735$1,432$985
18 years$2,808$2,323$1,911$1,563$1,273$853
19 years$2,632$2,153$1,749$1,413$1,135$740
20 years$2,474$2,001$1,606$1,279$1,014$643
21 years$2,332$1,864$1,477$1,161$907$559
22 years$2,202$1,740$1,361$1,056$813$487
23 years$2,084$1,627$1,257$962$730$425
24 years$1,976$1,525$1,162$877$656$371
25 years$1,877$1,431$1,076$801$590$324
26 years$1,785$1,345$998$732$532$283
27 years$1,701$1,265$927$670$479$248
28 years$1,623$1,192$862$614$433$217
29 years$1,550$1,125$802$563$391$190
30 years$1,482$1,062$747$517$353$167
31 years$1,419$1,004$696$475$319$146
32 years$1,359$950$650$436$289$128
33 years$1,304$900$607$401$261$112
34 years$1,252$853$567$369$236$98
35 years$1,202$809$530$340$214$86
36 years$1,156$768$496$313$194$76
37 years$1,113$729$464$288$176$67
38 years$1,071$693$435$266$159$58
39 years$1,032$659$407$245$145$51
40 years$995$627$382$226$131$45
41 years$960$597$358$209$119$40
42 years$927$568$336$192$108$35
43 years$895$542$315$178$98$31
44 years$865$516$296$164$89$27
45 years$836$492$278$151$81$24
46 years$809$470$261$140$73$21
47 years$783$448$245$129$67$18
48 years$758$428$230$119$60$16
49 years$734$409$216$110$55$14
50 years$711$390$203$102$50$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $728,000, adding $5,152 every year, while hoping to spend $47,309 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: 70/12/18 Blend
61$728,000$728,000$728,000$728,000
62$807,570$768,986$757,702$860,272
63$839,606$756,330$732,749$883,386
64$873,324$741,468$705,374$902,564
65$908,845$724,243$675,446$922,366
66$946,303$704,486$642,829$942,847
67$985,841$682,021$607,379$964,069
68$1,027,617$656,660$568,947$986,102
69$1,071,803$628,205$527,375$1,009,026
70$1,118,585$596,446$482,501$1,032,927
71$1,168,169$561,160$434,153$1,057,905
72$1,220,779$522,114$382,154$1,084,069
73$1,276,659$479,058$326,316$1,111,542
74$1,336,077$431,730$266,446$1,140,461
75$1,399,325$379,853$202,340$1,170,980
76$1,466,723$323,133$133,786$1,203,270
77$1,538,623$261,261$60,563$1,237,522
78$1,615,410$193,910$0$1,273,947
79$1,697,504$120,733$0$1,316,160
80$1,785,367$41,367$0$1,373,679
81$1,879,505$0$0$1,435,203
82$1,980,475$0$0$1,506,995
83$2,088,886$0$0$1,589,970
84$2,205,405$0$0$1,679,179
85$2,330,769$0$0$1,775,190
86$2,465,783$0$0$1,878,622
87$2,611,332$0$0$1,990,159
88$2,768,390$0$0$2,110,551
89$2,938,025$0$0$2,240,620
90$3,121,411$0$0$2,381,272
91$3,319,839$0$0$2,533,502
92$3,534,729$0$0$2,698,404
93$3,767,639$0$0$2,877,180
94$4,020,286$0$0$3,071,153
95$4,294,556$0$0$3,281,776
96$4,592,523$0$0$3,510,651
97$4,916,471$0$0$3,759,536
98$5,268,910$0$0$4,030,367
99$5,652,604$0$0$4,325,274
100$6,070,591$0$0$4,646,603