Can I retire at age 62 with 842,000?

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 $842,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$69,532$68,912$68,308$67,718$67,142$65,281
2 years$34,422$33,781$33,159$32,557$31,973$30,111
3 years$22,720$22,076$21,456$20,859$20,285$18,482
4 years$16,870$16,228$15,615$15,028$14,467$12,736
5 years$13,361$12,723$12,118$11,543$10,998$9,344
6 years$11,023$10,389$9,793$9,231$8,702$7,126
7 years$9,353$8,725$8,138$7,589$7,077$5,580
8 years$8,101$7,479$6,902$6,367$5,871$4,451
9 years$7,128$6,512$5,944$5,423$4,944$3,601
10 years$6,350$5,740$5,182$4,675$4,213$2,944
11 years$5,714$5,110$4,562$4,068$3,623$2,427
12 years$5,184$4,586$4,049$3,568$3,140$2,014
13 years$4,736$4,145$3,618$3,150$2,738$1,680
14 years$4,353$3,767$3,250$2,797$2,400$1,407
15 years$4,021$3,442$2,935$2,494$2,113$1,183
16 years$3,730$3,158$2,661$2,233$1,868$997
17 years$3,474$2,908$2,421$2,006$1,656$843
18 years$3,247$2,687$2,210$1,808$1,472$714
19 years$3,044$2,490$2,023$1,634$1,312$605
20 years$2,862$2,314$1,857$1,480$1,172$514
21 years$2,697$2,156$1,708$1,343$1,049$437
22 years$2,547$2,012$1,574$1,221$940$372
23 years$2,411$1,882$1,453$1,112$844$317
24 years$2,286$1,763$1,344$1,014$759$270
25 years$2,171$1,655$1,245$926$683$231
26 years$2,065$1,555$1,155$847$615$197
27 years$1,967$1,464$1,072$775$554$168
28 years$1,877$1,379$997$710$500$144
29 years$1,792$1,301$928$651$452$123
30 years$1,714$1,229$864$598$408$105
31 years$1,641$1,162$806$549$369$90
32 years$1,572$1,099$752$505$334$77
33 years$1,508$1,041$702$464$302$66
34 years$1,448$986$656$427$274$56
35 years$1,391$936$613$393$248$48
36 years$1,337$888$573$362$224$41
37 years$1,287$843$537$333$203$35
38 years$1,239$802$503$307$184$30
39 years$1,194$762$471$283$167$26
40 years$1,151$725$441$261$152$22
41 years$1,111$690$414$241$138$19
42 years$1,072$657$388$223$125$16
43 years$1,035$626$364$205$113$14
44 years$1,000$597$342$190$103$12
45 years$967$569$321$175$93$10
46 years$935$543$302$162$85$9
47 years$905$518$283$150$77$7
48 years$876$495$266$138$70$6
49 years$849$473$250$128$64$5
50 years$822$451$235$118$58$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $842,000, adding $4,359 every year, while hoping to spend $38,170 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: 33/39/28 Blend
61$842,000$842,000$842,000$842,000
62$932,380$887,754$874,703$955,101
63$986,871$890,642$863,393$975,629
64$1,045,639$892,391$850,425$994,043
65$1,109,083$892,907$835,703$1,013,148
66$1,177,637$892,087$819,126$1,033,030
67$1,251,779$889,822$800,590$1,053,790
68$1,332,036$885,999$779,985$1,075,539
69$1,418,985$880,494$757,196$1,098,404
70$1,513,261$873,178$732,102$1,122,530
71$1,615,565$863,915$704,578$1,148,078
72$1,726,664$852,558$674,493$1,175,230
73$1,847,403$838,953$641,708$1,204,190
74$1,978,714$822,937$606,081$1,235,189
75$2,121,619$804,337$567,461$1,268,484
76$2,277,244$782,970$525,691$1,304,365
77$2,446,828$758,641$480,607$1,343,156
78$2,631,735$731,145$432,038$1,385,218
79$2,833,466$700,264$379,805$1,430,957
80$3,053,672$665,769$323,720$1,480,826
81$3,294,171$627,417$263,590$1,535,329
82$3,556,965$584,949$199,209$1,595,032
83$3,844,259$538,095$130,365$1,660,562
84$4,158,477$486,566$56,837$1,732,619
85$4,502,292$430,058$0$1,811,985
86$4,878,646$368,250$0$1,905,990
87$5,290,776$300,803$0$2,027,679
88$5,742,251$227,358$0$2,161,203
89$6,236,998$147,536$0$2,307,836
90$6,779,345$60,938$0$2,468,986
91$7,374,055$0$0$2,646,214
92$8,026,377$0$0$2,855,345
93$8,742,091$0$0$3,113,621
94$9,527,564$0$0$3,397,202
95$10,389,809$0$0$3,708,637
96$11,336,553$0$0$4,050,733
97$12,376,303$0$0$4,426,584
98$13,518,437$0$0$4,839,595
99$14,773,280$0$0$5,293,521
100$16,152,210$0$0$5,792,496