Can I retire at age 62 with 963,000?

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 $963,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$79,524$78,815$78,124$77,450$76,791$75,057
2 years$39,368$38,635$37,924$37,235$36,567$34,829
3 years$25,985$25,248$24,540$23,857$23,200$21,512
4 years$19,294$18,560$17,859$17,188$16,546$14,922
5 years$15,281$14,551$13,859$13,202$12,578$11,022
6 years$12,607$11,882$11,200$10,558$9,953$8,467
7 years$10,697$9,979$9,307$8,680$8,094$6,678
8 years$9,265$8,554$7,893$7,281$6,715$5,368
9 years$8,152$7,447$6,799$6,202$5,655$4,377
10 years$7,263$6,565$5,927$5,346$4,818$3,607
11 years$6,535$5,844$5,218$4,653$4,144$2,999
12 years$5,929$5,245$4,631$4,081$3,591$2,509
13 years$5,417$4,740$4,137$3,603$3,131$2,111
14 years$4,978$4,309$3,718$3,198$2,745$1,785
15 years$4,598$3,936$3,356$2,852$2,417$1,514
16 years$4,266$3,611$3,043$2,554$2,136$1,288
17 years$3,974$3,326$2,769$2,295$1,894$1,099
18 years$3,714$3,073$2,528$2,068$1,684$940
19 years$3,482$2,848$2,314$1,869$1,501$805
20 years$3,273$2,647$2,124$1,692$1,341$690
21 years$3,084$2,465$1,953$1,536$1,200$593
22 years$2,913$2,301$1,800$1,397$1,075$510
23 years$2,757$2,152$1,662$1,272$965$439
24 years$2,614$2,017$1,537$1,160$868$378
25 years$2,483$1,893$1,424$1,059$781$326
26 years$2,362$1,779$1,321$969$703$281
27 years$2,250$1,674$1,226$887$634$243
28 years$2,146$1,577$1,140$812$572$209
29 years$2,050$1,488$1,061$745$517$181
30 years$1,960$1,405$988$684$467$156
31 years$1,876$1,328$921$628$422$135
32 years$1,798$1,257$860$577$382$117
33 years$1,725$1,190$803$531$346$101
34 years$1,656$1,128$750$488$313$87
35 years$1,591$1,070$701$449$283$76
36 years$1,529$1,016$656$414$257$65
37 years$1,472$965$614$381$233$57
38 years$1,417$917$575$352$211$49
39 years$1,366$872$539$324$191$42
40 years$1,317$829$505$299$174$37
41 years$1,270$790$473$276$157$32
42 years$1,226$752$444$255$143$27
43 years$1,184$716$417$235$130$24
44 years$1,144$683$391$217$118$21
45 years$1,106$651$367$200$107$18
46 years$1,070$621$345$185$97$15
47 years$1,035$593$324$171$88$13
48 years$1,002$566$305$158$80$12
49 years$971$540$286$146$73$10
50 years$940$516$269$135$66$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $963,000, adding $6,933 every year, while hoping to spend $23,894 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: 49/27/24 Blend
61$963,000$963,000$963,000$963,000
62$1,068,377$1,017,338$1,002,412$1,113,172
63$1,151,929$1,041,765$1,010,570$1,169,551
64$1,243,202$1,066,588$1,018,200$1,227,816
65$1,342,958$1,091,800$1,025,260$1,290,634
66$1,452,038$1,117,397$1,031,704$1,358,444
67$1,571,365$1,143,368$1,037,485$1,431,730
68$1,701,957$1,169,706$1,042,553$1,511,029
69$1,844,934$1,196,399$1,046,856$1,596,928
70$2,001,530$1,223,435$1,050,339$1,690,076
71$2,173,104$1,250,801$1,052,943$1,791,190
72$2,361,152$1,278,482$1,054,608$1,901,059
73$2,567,322$1,306,460$1,055,270$2,020,550
74$2,793,429$1,334,717$1,054,862$2,150,624
75$3,041,474$1,363,233$1,053,314$2,292,335
76$3,313,656$1,391,984$1,050,553$2,446,850
77$3,612,403$1,420,945$1,046,500$2,615,450
78$3,940,386$1,450,089$1,041,075$2,799,551
79$4,300,548$1,479,385$1,034,194$3,000,713
80$4,696,131$1,508,802$1,025,767$3,220,655
81$5,130,706$1,538,304$1,015,700$3,461,272
82$5,608,209$1,567,852$1,003,897$3,724,655
83$6,132,973$1,597,403$990,254$4,013,106
84$6,709,775$1,626,914$974,666$4,329,165
85$7,343,874$1,656,335$957,019$4,675,631
86$8,041,066$1,685,613$937,197$5,055,590
87$8,807,739$1,714,691$915,076$5,472,443
88$9,650,926$1,743,509$890,529$5,929,941
89$10,578,379$1,772,000$863,421$6,432,216
90$11,598,638$1,800,093$833,610$6,983,826
91$12,721,114$1,827,712$800,951$7,589,795
92$13,956,174$1,854,776$765,289$8,255,658
93$15,315,242$1,881,198$726,464$8,987,521
94$16,810,904$1,906,884$684,308$9,792,112
95$18,457,029$1,931,735$638,646$10,676,848
96$20,268,899$1,955,642$589,293$11,649,905
97$22,263,350$1,978,492$536,058$12,720,295
98$24,458,937$2,000,163$478,741$13,897,953
99$26,876,102$2,020,525$417,132$15,193,829
100$29,537,373$2,039,439$351,014$16,619,993