Can I retire at age 62 with 897,000?

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:
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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 $897,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$74,073$73,414$72,770$72,142$71,528$68,717
2 years$36,670$35,987$35,325$34,683$34,061$31,264
3 years$24,204$23,518$22,858$22,222$21,610$18,914
4 years$17,972$17,288$16,635$16,010$15,412$12,838
5 years$14,234$13,554$12,909$12,297$11,716$9,271
6 years$11,743$11,068$10,432$9,834$9,271$6,955
7 years$9,964$9,295$8,669$8,085$7,539$5,353
8 years$8,630$7,967$7,352$6,782$6,255$4,196
9 years$7,594$6,937$6,333$5,777$5,267$3,332
10 years$6,765$6,115$5,521$4,980$4,488$2,673
11 years$6,087$5,444$4,861$4,334$3,860$2,161
12 years$5,523$4,886$4,314$3,802$3,345$1,758
13 years$5,046$4,415$3,854$3,356$2,917$1,437
14 years$4,637$4,013$3,463$2,979$2,557$1,179
15 years$4,283$3,666$3,126$2,657$2,251$970
16 years$3,974$3,364$2,835$2,379$1,990$800
17 years$3,701$3,098$2,579$2,138$1,764$662
18 years$3,459$2,863$2,355$1,926$1,569$548
19 years$3,243$2,653$2,156$1,741$1,398$454
20 years$3,049$2,465$1,978$1,576$1,249$377
21 years$2,873$2,296$1,820$1,431$1,118$313
22 years$2,713$2,144$1,677$1,301$1,002$261
23 years$2,568$2,005$1,548$1,185$899$217
24 years$2,435$1,878$1,432$1,081$808$181
25 years$2,313$1,763$1,326$987$727$150
26 years$2,200$1,657$1,230$902$655$125
27 years$2,096$1,559$1,142$826$591$104
28 years$1,999$1,469$1,062$757$533$87
29 years$1,909$1,386$988$694$481$73
30 years$1,826$1,309$920$637$435$61
31 years$1,748$1,237$858$585$393$50
32 years$1,675$1,171$801$538$356$42
33 years$1,606$1,109$748$494$322$35
34 years$1,542$1,051$698$455$291$29
35 years$1,482$997$653$419$264$24
36 years$1,425$946$611$386$239$20
37 years$1,371$899$572$355$217$17
38 years$1,320$854$535$327$196$14
39 years$1,272$812$502$302$178$12
40 years$1,226$773$470$278$162$10
41 years$1,183$735$441$257$147$8
42 years$1,142$700$414$237$133$7
43 years$1,103$667$388$219$121$6
44 years$1,066$636$364$202$110$5
45 years$1,030$607$342$187$99$4
46 years$997$579$321$172$90$3
47 years$964$552$302$159$82$3
48 years$933$527$284$147$74$2
49 years$904$503$267$136$68$2
50 years$876$481$251$126$61$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $897,000, adding $6,412 every year, while hoping to spend $20,484 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: 71/11/18 Blend
61$897,000$897,000$897,000$897,000
62$995,108$947,567$933,663$1,061,067
63$1,074,814$972,203$943,146$1,130,419
64$1,161,964$997,360$952,260$1,203,263
65$1,257,295$1,023,041$960,972$1,282,495
66$1,361,619$1,049,250$969,244$1,368,745
67$1,475,830$1,075,989$977,040$1,462,705
68$1,600,914$1,103,262$984,321$1,565,140
69$1,737,955$1,131,070$991,043$1,676,890
70$1,888,147$1,159,413$997,164$1,798,882
71$2,052,806$1,188,292$1,002,636$1,932,136
72$2,233,380$1,217,706$1,007,412$2,077,777
73$2,431,465$1,247,654$1,011,441$2,237,044
74$2,648,819$1,278,133$1,014,668$2,411,301
75$2,887,377$1,309,140$1,017,038$2,602,053
76$3,149,271$1,340,670$1,018,491$2,810,957
77$3,436,852$1,372,717$1,018,965$3,039,838
78$3,752,706$1,405,276$1,018,396$3,290,709
79$4,099,683$1,438,336$1,016,714$3,565,784
80$4,480,925$1,471,888$1,013,848$3,867,509
81$4,899,891$1,505,922$1,009,723$4,198,573
82$5,360,391$1,540,423$1,004,260$4,561,943
83$5,866,624$1,575,378$997,376$4,960,887
84$6,423,217$1,610,768$988,985$5,399,006
85$7,035,265$1,646,576$978,996$5,880,269
86$7,708,384$1,682,780$967,315$6,409,049
87$8,448,760$1,719,358$953,841$6,990,165
88$9,263,210$1,756,282$938,470$7,628,929
89$10,159,242$1,793,525$921,094$8,331,193
90$11,145,132$1,831,055$901,598$9,103,406
91$12,229,997$1,868,838$879,863$9,952,675
92$13,423,882$1,906,836$855,763$10,886,833
93$14,737,855$1,945,008$829,169$11,914,511
94$16,184,113$1,983,310$799,943$13,045,221
95$17,776,094$2,021,694$767,942$14,289,445
96$19,528,605$2,060,106$733,017$15,658,735
97$21,457,961$2,098,489$695,012$17,165,820
98$23,582,141$2,136,783$653,762$18,824,732
99$25,920,954$2,174,921$609,098$20,650,928
100$28,496,230$2,212,830$560,841$22,661,448