Can I retire at age 62 with 962,000?

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 $962,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$79,441$78,733$78,043$77,369$76,711$74,918
2 years$39,327$38,595$37,885$37,197$36,529$34,732
3 years$25,958$25,222$24,514$23,832$23,176$21,432
4 years$19,274$18,541$17,840$17,170$16,529$14,851
5 years$15,265$14,536$13,845$13,188$12,565$10,959
6 years$12,593$11,870$11,188$10,547$9,942$8,408
7 years$10,686$9,968$9,298$8,671$8,086$6,625
8 years$9,256$8,545$7,885$7,274$6,708$5,319
9 years$8,144$7,440$6,791$6,196$5,649$4,332
10 years$7,255$6,558$5,921$5,341$4,813$3,566
11 years$6,528$5,838$5,213$4,648$4,140$2,960
12 years$5,923$5,240$4,626$4,077$3,587$2,474
13 years$5,411$4,735$4,133$3,599$3,128$2,079
14 years$4,973$4,304$3,714$3,195$2,742$1,755
15 years$4,594$3,932$3,353$2,849$2,414$1,487
16 years$4,262$3,608$3,040$2,551$2,134$1,263
17 years$3,970$3,322$2,766$2,292$1,892$1,076
18 years$3,710$3,070$2,525$2,066$1,682$919
19 years$3,478$2,845$2,312$1,867$1,499$786
20 years$3,270$2,644$2,122$1,691$1,339$673
21 years$3,081$2,463$1,951$1,534$1,199$577
22 years$2,910$2,299$1,799$1,395$1,074$496
23 years$2,754$2,150$1,661$1,271$964$426
24 years$2,611$2,015$1,536$1,159$867$366
25 years$2,480$1,891$1,422$1,058$780$315
26 years$2,359$1,777$1,319$968$703$271
27 years$2,248$1,672$1,225$886$633$234
28 years$2,144$1,576$1,139$812$572$202
29 years$2,048$1,486$1,060$744$516$174
30 years$1,958$1,404$987$683$466$150
31 years$1,875$1,327$920$627$422$129
32 years$1,796$1,256$859$576$381$112
33 years$1,723$1,189$802$530$345$96
34 years$1,654$1,127$749$488$312$83
35 years$1,589$1,069$700$449$283$72
36 years$1,528$1,015$655$414$256$62
37 years$1,470$964$613$381$232$54
38 years$1,416$916$574$351$211$46
39 years$1,364$871$538$324$191$40
40 years$1,315$829$504$299$173$35
41 years$1,269$789$473$276$157$30
42 years$1,225$751$444$254$143$26
43 years$1,183$716$416$235$129$22
44 years$1,143$682$391$217$118$19
45 years$1,105$651$367$200$107$17
46 years$1,069$621$345$185$97$14
47 years$1,034$592$324$171$88$12
48 years$1,001$565$304$158$80$11
49 years$969$540$286$146$73$9
50 years$939$516$269$135$66$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $962,000, adding $2,981 every year, while hoping to spend $20,277 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: 57/19/24 Blend
61$962,000$962,000$962,000$962,000
62$1,063,199$1,012,213$997,302$1,116,721
63$1,150,071$1,040,237$1,009,137$1,181,670
64$1,245,124$1,068,954$1,020,689$1,250,017
65$1,349,171$1,098,378$1,031,927$1,324,078
66$1,463,108$1,128,520$1,042,818$1,404,410
67$1,587,921$1,159,393$1,053,328$1,491,627
68$1,724,696$1,191,010$1,063,421$1,586,403
69$1,874,628$1,223,383$1,073,059$1,689,484
70$2,039,034$1,256,523$1,082,201$1,801,689
71$2,219,365$1,290,442$1,090,804$1,923,921
72$2,417,219$1,325,153$1,098,825$2,057,174
73$2,634,356$1,360,666$1,106,216$2,202,546
74$2,872,715$1,396,992$1,112,929$2,361,243
75$3,134,429$1,434,143$1,118,910$2,534,597
76$3,421,853$1,472,128$1,124,105$2,724,073
77$3,737,577$1,510,957$1,128,457$2,931,287
78$4,084,456$1,550,640$1,131,906$3,158,019
79$4,465,634$1,591,184$1,134,389$3,406,231
80$4,884,576$1,632,600$1,135,838$3,678,083
81$5,345,098$1,674,893$1,136,185$3,975,959
82$5,851,407$1,718,071$1,135,355$4,302,481
83$6,408,133$1,762,140$1,133,273$4,660,542
84$7,020,382$1,807,104$1,129,857$5,053,330
85$7,693,777$1,852,968$1,125,023$5,484,357
86$8,434,514$1,899,735$1,118,683$5,957,494
87$9,249,419$1,947,407$1,110,743$6,477,005
88$10,146,014$1,995,984$1,101,107$7,047,591
89$11,132,585$2,045,465$1,089,672$7,674,434
90$12,218,265$2,095,849$1,076,332$8,363,241
91$13,413,114$2,147,132$1,060,976$9,120,304
92$14,728,218$2,199,308$1,043,485$9,952,557
93$16,175,793$2,252,370$1,023,738$10,867,640
94$17,769,296$2,306,309$1,001,606$11,873,974
95$19,523,560$2,361,113$976,955$12,980,840
96$21,454,925$2,416,770$949,645$14,198,465
97$23,581,398$2,473,262$919,529$15,538,120
98$25,922,821$2,530,572$886,453$17,012,227
99$28,501,056$2,588,678$850,257$18,634,475
100$31,340,196$2,647,555$810,772$20,419,950