Can I retire at age 62 with 850,000?

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:
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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 $850,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$70,192$69,567$68,957$68,362$67,780$67,297
2 years$34,749$34,101$33,474$32,866$32,276$31,789
3 years$22,936$22,286$21,660$21,058$20,477$20,001
4 years$17,030$16,382$15,763$15,171$14,605$14,143
5 years$13,488$12,844$12,233$11,653$11,102$10,656
6 years$11,127$10,488$9,886$9,319$8,785$8,356
7 years$9,442$8,808$8,215$7,661$7,144$6,732
8 years$8,178$7,550$6,967$6,427$5,927$5,532
9 years$7,196$6,574$6,001$5,474$4,991$4,613
10 years$6,410$5,794$5,232$4,719$4,253$3,891
11 years$5,768$5,158$4,606$4,107$3,658$3,312
12 years$5,234$4,630$4,088$3,602$3,170$2,840
13 years$4,781$4,184$3,652$3,180$2,764$2,450
14 years$4,394$3,803$3,281$2,823$2,423$2,124
15 years$4,059$3,474$2,963$2,518$2,133$1,849
16 years$3,766$3,188$2,686$2,254$1,885$1,616
17 years$3,507$2,936$2,444$2,026$1,672$1,416
18 years$3,278$2,713$2,231$1,825$1,486$1,244
19 years$3,073$2,514$2,043$1,649$1,325$1,096
20 years$2,889$2,336$1,875$1,494$1,183$967
21 years$2,722$2,176$1,724$1,356$1,059$855
22 years$2,571$2,031$1,589$1,233$949$757
23 years$2,433$1,900$1,467$1,123$852$671
24 years$2,307$1,780$1,357$1,024$766$595
25 years$2,191$1,670$1,257$935$689$529
26 years$2,085$1,570$1,166$855$621$470
27 years$1,986$1,478$1,082$783$560$418
28 years$1,894$1,392$1,006$717$505$372
29 years$1,809$1,313$936$658$456$332
30 years$1,730$1,240$872$603$412$296
31 years$1,656$1,173$813$554$373$264
32 years$1,587$1,109$759$509$337$235
33 years$1,522$1,051$708$468$305$210
34 years$1,461$996$662$431$276$187
35 years$1,404$945$619$397$250$167
36 years$1,350$897$579$365$227$149
37 years$1,299$851$542$337$205$134
38 years$1,251$809$507$310$186$119
39 years$1,205$769$475$286$169$107
40 years$1,162$732$446$264$153$95
41 years$1,121$697$418$243$139$85
42 years$1,082$664$392$225$126$76
43 years$1,045$632$368$207$114$68
44 years$1,010$603$345$192$104$61
45 years$976$575$324$177$94$55
46 years$944$548$304$163$86$49
47 years$914$523$286$151$78$44
48 years$885$500$269$139$71$39
49 years$857$477$253$129$64$35
50 years$830$456$238$119$58$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $850,000, adding $4,417 every year, while hoping to spend $56,646 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: 57/17/26 Blend
61$850,000$850,000$850,000$850,000
62$941,256$896,206$883,031$987,998
63$976,993$879,849$852,342$1,004,156
64$1,014,477$860,793$818,726$1,015,413
65$1,053,826$838,844$782,025$1,026,500
66$1,095,169$813,799$742,075$1,037,420
67$1,138,644$785,444$698,703$1,048,174
68$1,184,405$753,550$651,729$1,058,770
69$1,232,617$717,876$600,964$1,069,218
70$1,283,459$678,167$546,212$1,079,532
71$1,337,129$634,154$487,267$1,089,733
72$1,393,839$585,551$423,914$1,099,847
73$1,453,824$532,057$355,928$1,109,907
74$1,517,339$473,352$283,077$1,119,953
75$1,584,662$409,101$205,114$1,130,035
76$1,656,097$338,946$121,785$1,140,211
77$1,731,978$262,513$32,823$1,150,553
78$1,812,667$179,404$0$1,161,144
79$1,898,564$89,199$0$1,189,312
80$1,990,103$0$0$1,228,778
81$2,087,763$0$0$1,272,240
82$2,192,067$0$0$1,336,523
83$2,303,587$0$0$1,405,301
84$2,422,952$0$0$1,478,966
85$2,550,851$0$0$1,557,950
86$2,688,039$0$0$1,642,726
87$2,835,346$0$0$1,733,815
88$2,993,681$0$0$1,831,786
89$3,164,045$0$0$1,937,265
90$3,347,533$0$0$2,050,940
91$3,545,351$0$0$2,173,567
92$3,758,823$0$0$2,305,974
93$3,989,401$0$0$2,449,074
94$4,238,684$0$0$2,603,869
95$4,508,429$0$0$2,771,460
96$4,800,566$0$0$2,953,058
97$5,117,218$0$0$3,149,995
98$5,460,718$0$0$3,363,735
99$5,833,634$0$0$3,595,888
100$6,238,789$0$0$3,848,226