Can I retire at age 62 with 945,000?

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 $945,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$78,037$77,342$76,664$76,002$75,356$72,914
2 years$38,632$37,913$37,215$36,539$35,884$33,447
3 years$25,499$24,776$24,081$23,411$22,766$20,410
4 years$18,934$18,213$17,525$16,866$16,237$13,980
5 years$14,996$14,279$13,600$12,955$12,343$10,192
6 years$12,371$11,660$10,991$10,360$9,767$7,722
7 years$10,497$9,792$9,133$8,518$7,943$6,005
8 years$9,092$8,394$7,746$7,145$6,589$4,757
9 years$8,000$7,308$6,671$6,086$5,549$3,820
10 years$7,127$6,442$5,816$5,246$4,728$3,100
11 years$6,413$5,735$5,121$4,566$4,066$2,536
12 years$5,818$5,147$4,544$4,005$3,524$2,087
13 years$5,316$4,652$4,060$3,536$3,073$1,727
14 years$4,885$4,228$3,648$3,139$2,694$1,435
15 years$4,513$3,863$3,294$2,799$2,372$1,196
16 years$4,187$3,544$2,986$2,506$2,096$1,000
17 years$3,900$3,264$2,717$2,252$1,859$837
18 years$3,645$3,016$2,481$2,029$1,653$703
19 years$3,417$2,795$2,271$1,834$1,473$591
20 years$3,212$2,597$2,084$1,661$1,316$497
21 years$3,027$2,419$1,917$1,507$1,177$419
22 years$2,859$2,258$1,767$1,370$1,055$353
23 years$2,705$2,112$1,631$1,248$947$298
24 years$2,565$1,979$1,509$1,138$852$252
25 years$2,436$1,857$1,397$1,040$766$213
26 years$2,318$1,745$1,296$951$690$180
27 years$2,208$1,643$1,203$870$622$152
28 years$2,106$1,548$1,119$797$561$129
29 years$2,012$1,460$1,041$731$507$109
30 years$1,924$1,379$970$671$458$92
31 years$1,841$1,304$904$616$414$78
32 years$1,764$1,233$843$566$375$66
33 years$1,692$1,168$788$521$339$56
34 years$1,625$1,107$736$479$307$47
35 years$1,561$1,050$688$441$278$40
36 years$1,501$997$644$406$252$34
37 years$1,444$947$602$374$228$29
38 years$1,391$900$564$345$207$24
39 years$1,340$855$529$318$188$21
40 years$1,292$814$495$293$170$18
41 years$1,246$775$464$271$154$15
42 years$1,203$738$436$250$140$13
43 years$1,162$703$409$231$127$11
44 years$1,123$670$384$213$115$9
45 years$1,085$639$360$197$105$8
46 years$1,050$610$338$182$95$6
47 years$1,016$582$318$168$86$5
48 years$983$555$299$155$78$5
49 years$952$530$281$143$71$4
50 years$923$507$264$132$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $945,000, adding $6,238 every year, while hoping to spend $20,139 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: 67/8/25 Blend
61$945,000$945,000$945,000$945,000
62$1,047,824$997,739$983,092$1,110,869
63$1,133,275$1,025,201$994,598$1,181,484
64$1,226,766$1,053,333$1,005,814$1,255,826
65$1,329,097$1,082,148$1,016,710$1,336,670
66$1,441,148$1,111,656$1,027,253$1,424,660
67$1,563,887$1,141,869$1,037,408$1,520,503
68$1,698,382$1,172,798$1,047,139$1,624,977
69$1,845,807$1,204,455$1,056,408$1,738,941
70$2,007,456$1,236,850$1,065,174$1,863,342
71$2,184,754$1,269,994$1,073,396$1,999,222
72$2,379,272$1,303,897$1,081,027$2,147,730
73$2,592,739$1,338,569$1,088,023$2,310,129
74$2,827,059$1,374,019$1,094,332$2,487,816
75$3,084,329$1,410,257$1,099,903$2,682,327
76$3,366,863$1,447,291$1,104,681$2,895,354
77$3,677,204$1,485,130$1,108,610$3,128,763
78$4,018,159$1,523,781$1,111,628$3,384,611
79$4,392,816$1,563,251$1,113,672$3,665,162
80$4,804,579$1,603,546$1,114,676$3,972,914
81$5,257,198$1,644,672$1,114,570$4,310,617
82$5,754,806$1,686,634$1,113,281$4,681,304
83$6,301,952$1,729,435$1,110,732$5,088,316
84$6,903,652$1,773,079$1,106,843$5,535,334
85$7,565,431$1,817,566$1,101,529$6,026,416
86$8,293,376$1,862,898$1,094,701$6,566,035
87$9,094,194$1,909,074$1,086,267$7,159,118
88$9,975,275$1,956,091$1,076,130$7,811,096
89$10,944,760$2,003,947$1,064,187$8,527,955
90$12,011,621$2,052,636$1,050,333$9,316,289
91$13,185,742$2,102,151$1,034,455$10,183,368
92$14,478,015$2,152,484$1,016,437$11,137,203
93$15,900,441$2,203,623$996,156$12,186,623
94$17,466,243$2,255,558$973,484$13,341,355
95$19,189,991$2,308,272$948,287$14,612,123
96$21,087,741$2,361,748$920,425$16,010,744
97$23,177,183$2,415,965$889,751$17,550,238
98$25,477,810$2,470,902$856,113$19,244,958
99$28,011,103$2,526,533$819,349$21,110,721
100$30,800,730$2,582,828$779,292$23,164,955