Can I retire at age 62 with 825,000?

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 $825,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$68,128$67,521$66,929$66,351$65,787$64,040
2 years$33,727$33,098$32,490$31,899$31,327$29,580
3 years$22,261$21,630$21,023$20,438$19,875$18,182
4 years$16,529$15,900$15,299$14,725$14,175$12,549
5 years$13,091$12,466$11,873$11,310$10,776$9,220
6 years$10,800$10,180$9,595$9,045$8,526$7,044
7 years$9,164$8,549$7,974$7,436$6,934$5,525
8 years$7,938$7,328$6,762$6,238$5,753$4,415
9 years$6,984$6,380$5,824$5,313$4,845$3,578
10 years$6,222$5,624$5,078$4,580$4,128$2,931
11 years$5,599$5,007$4,470$3,986$3,550$2,421
12 years$5,080$4,494$3,967$3,496$3,076$2,013
13 years$4,641$4,061$3,545$3,087$2,683$1,682
14 years$4,265$3,691$3,185$2,740$2,352$1,412
15 years$3,940$3,372$2,875$2,444$2,071$1,190
16 years$3,655$3,094$2,607$2,188$1,830$1,005
17 years$3,404$2,849$2,372$1,966$1,623$851
18 years$3,182$2,633$2,166$1,772$1,443$722
19 years$2,983$2,440$1,982$1,601$1,286$614
20 years$2,804$2,267$1,819$1,450$1,149$523
21 years$2,642$2,112$1,674$1,316$1,028$446
22 years$2,496$1,972$1,542$1,196$921$380
23 years$2,362$1,844$1,424$1,090$827$325
24 years$2,239$1,728$1,317$994$743$278
25 years$2,127$1,621$1,220$908$669$237
26 years$2,023$1,524$1,131$830$603$203
27 years$1,928$1,434$1,051$760$543$174
28 years$1,839$1,351$977$696$490$149
29 years$1,756$1,275$909$638$443$128
30 years$1,679$1,204$847$586$400$109
31 years$1,608$1,138$789$538$362$94
32 years$1,540$1,077$736$494$327$80
33 years$1,477$1,020$688$455$296$69
34 years$1,418$967$642$418$268$59
35 years$1,363$917$601$385$243$51
36 years$1,310$870$562$355$220$43
37 years$1,261$826$526$327$199$37
38 years$1,214$785$492$301$181$32
39 years$1,170$747$461$278$164$27
40 years$1,128$711$432$256$149$24
41 years$1,088$676$406$236$135$20
42 years$1,050$644$380$218$122$17
43 years$1,014$614$357$201$111$15
44 years$980$585$335$186$101$13
45 years$948$558$315$172$92$11
46 years$917$532$295$159$83$9
47 years$887$508$278$147$75$8
48 years$859$485$261$135$69$7
49 years$831$463$245$125$62$6
50 years$805$442$231$116$57$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $825,000, adding $3,988 every year, while hoping to spend $30,561 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: 40/44/16 Blend
61$825,000$825,000$825,000$825,000
62$913,264$869,539$856,751$945,305
63$973,900$879,629$852,936$978,540
64$1,039,697$889,190$847,968$1,011,204
65$1,111,148$898,163$841,777$1,045,890
66$1,188,798$906,486$834,290$1,082,795
67$1,273,244$914,092$825,427$1,122,140
68$1,365,144$920,912$815,108$1,164,169
69$1,465,221$926,869$803,247$1,209,153
70$1,574,273$931,885$789,755$1,257,390
71$1,693,176$935,874$774,538$1,309,213
72$1,822,893$938,745$757,499$1,364,990
73$1,964,488$940,404$738,535$1,425,126
74$2,119,129$940,746$717,539$1,490,072
75$2,288,102$939,665$694,398$1,560,328
76$2,472,825$937,045$668,997$1,636,445
77$2,674,856$932,764$641,212$1,719,033
78$2,895,914$926,691$610,914$1,808,770
79$3,137,888$918,690$577,971$1,906,402
80$3,402,862$908,615$542,242$2,012,757
81$3,693,127$896,310$503,580$2,128,751
82$4,011,209$881,613$461,833$2,255,396
83$4,359,889$864,348$416,842$2,393,811
84$4,742,230$844,334$368,438$2,545,234
85$5,161,605$821,374$316,449$2,711,033
86$5,621,730$795,262$260,691$2,892,722
87$6,126,698$765,781$200,975$3,091,971
88$6,681,016$732,699$137,102$3,310,629
89$7,289,650$695,772$68,866$3,550,738
90$7,958,071$654,742$0$3,814,554
91$8,692,304$609,334$0$4,105,246
92$9,498,989$559,261$0$4,437,482
93$10,385,437$504,216$0$4,802,576
94$11,359,706$443,877$0$5,203,930
95$12,430,671$377,902$0$5,645,299
96$13,608,112$305,931$0$6,130,826
97$14,902,801$227,584$0$6,665,085
98$16,326,608$142,457$0$7,253,121
99$17,892,611$50,126$0$7,900,502
100$19,615,217$0$0$8,613,374