Can I retire at age 62 with 820,000?

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 $820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$67,715$67,112$66,523$65,949$65,388$64,732
2 years$33,522$32,898$32,293$31,706$31,137$30,476
3 years$22,126$21,499$20,896$20,314$19,755$19,110
4 years$16,429$15,804$15,207$14,635$14,089$13,465
5 years$13,012$12,391$11,801$11,241$10,710$10,109
6 years$10,735$10,118$9,537$8,990$8,475$7,896
7 years$9,108$8,497$7,925$7,391$6,892$6,338
8 years$7,889$7,283$6,721$6,200$5,718$5,187
9 years$6,942$6,342$5,789$5,281$4,815$4,307
10 years$6,184$5,590$5,047$4,552$4,103$3,618
11 years$5,565$4,976$4,443$3,962$3,529$3,066
12 years$5,049$4,466$3,943$3,475$3,058$2,618
13 years$4,613$4,036$3,523$3,068$2,666$2,248
14 years$4,239$3,669$3,165$2,723$2,337$1,940
15 years$3,916$3,352$2,858$2,429$2,058$1,681
16 years$3,633$3,075$2,591$2,175$1,819$1,462
17 years$3,384$2,832$2,358$1,954$1,613$1,275
18 years$3,162$2,617$2,152$1,761$1,434$1,115
19 years$2,965$2,425$1,970$1,591$1,278$977
20 years$2,787$2,254$1,808$1,441$1,142$858
21 years$2,626$2,099$1,663$1,308$1,022$754
22 years$2,480$1,960$1,533$1,189$916$664
23 years$2,348$1,833$1,416$1,083$822$585
24 years$2,226$1,717$1,309$988$739$517
25 years$2,114$1,611$1,212$902$665$456
26 years$2,011$1,515$1,125$825$599$404
27 years$1,916$1,425$1,044$755$540$357
28 years$1,828$1,343$971$692$487$316
29 years$1,746$1,267$903$634$440$280
30 years$1,669$1,197$841$582$398$248
31 years$1,598$1,131$784$535$359$220
32 years$1,531$1,070$732$491$325$195
33 years$1,468$1,014$683$452$294$173
34 years$1,410$961$639$416$266$154
35 years$1,354$911$597$383$241$136
36 years$1,302$865$558$352$219$121
37 years$1,253$821$523$325$198$108
38 years$1,207$781$489$299$180$96
39 years$1,163$742$459$276$163$85
40 years$1,121$706$430$255$148$76
41 years$1,082$672$403$235$134$67
42 years$1,044$640$378$217$122$60
43 years$1,008$610$355$200$110$53
44 years$974$581$333$185$100$47
45 years$942$555$313$171$91$42
46 years$911$529$294$158$83$37
47 years$882$505$276$146$75$33
48 years$853$482$259$135$68$29
49 years$826$460$244$124$62$26
50 years$801$440$229$115$56$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $820,000, adding $3,152 every year, while hoping to spend $46,072 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: 30/41/29 Blend
61$820,000$820,000$820,000$820,000
62$906,891$863,431$850,721$925,949
63$950,374$856,719$830,200$934,444
64$996,748$848,134$807,448$939,357
65$1,046,259$837,535$782,340$943,738
66$1,099,177$824,775$754,748$947,574
67$1,155,798$809,694$724,537$950,855
68$1,216,447$792,126$691,566$953,573
69$1,281,478$771,894$655,688$955,727
70$1,351,283$748,811$616,747$957,318
71$1,426,289$722,678$574,584$958,354
72$1,506,967$693,286$529,029$958,851
73$1,593,833$660,412$479,907$958,831
74$1,687,454$623,821$427,033$958,325
75$1,788,452$583,266$370,216$957,375
76$1,897,511$538,484$309,256$956,034
77$2,015,384$489,196$243,942$954,368
78$2,142,895$435,109$174,057$952,460
79$2,280,954$375,913$99,371$950,407
80$2,430,559$311,280$19,648$948,327
81$2,592,808$240,864$0$946,360
82$2,768,907$164,299$0$964,917
83$2,960,185$81,199$0$991,747
84$3,168,102$0$0$1,021,070
85$3,394,264$0$0$1,057,223
86$3,640,441$0$0$1,136,564
87$3,908,576$0$0$1,223,100
88$4,200,810$0$0$1,317,537
89$4,519,500$0$0$1,420,651
90$4,867,237$0$0$1,533,298
91$5,246,876$0$0$1,656,418
92$5,661,558$0$0$1,791,049
93$6,114,742$0$0$1,938,331
94$6,610,236$0$0$2,099,520
95$7,152,232$0$0$2,276,001
96$7,745,345$0$0$2,469,295
97$8,394,659$0$0$2,681,082
98$9,105,770$0$0$2,913,208
99$9,884,843$0$0$3,167,709
100$10,738,665$0$0$3,446,826