Can I retire at age 62 with 994,000?

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 $994,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$82,084$81,352$80,639$79,943$79,263$77,378
2 years$40,635$39,879$39,145$38,434$37,744$35,856
3 years$26,821$26,061$25,330$24,625$23,947$22,115
4 years$19,915$19,158$18,433$17,741$17,079$15,317
5 years$15,773$15,020$14,305$13,627$12,983$11,296
6 years$13,012$12,265$11,561$10,897$10,273$8,663
7 years$11,041$10,300$9,607$8,959$8,355$6,821
8 years$9,564$8,829$8,147$7,516$6,931$5,474
9 years$8,415$7,687$7,017$6,402$5,837$4,455
10 years$7,496$6,776$6,118$5,518$4,973$3,665
11 years$6,745$6,032$5,386$4,803$4,277$3,040
12 years$6,120$5,414$4,780$4,213$3,707$2,539
13 years$5,591$4,893$4,271$3,719$3,232$2,133
14 years$5,139$4,447$3,837$3,301$2,833$1,799
15 years$4,747$4,063$3,464$2,944$2,495$1,523
16 years$4,404$3,728$3,141$2,636$2,205$1,293
17 years$4,102$3,433$2,858$2,369$1,955$1,101
18 years$3,833$3,172$2,609$2,135$1,738$939
19 years$3,594$2,940$2,389$1,929$1,549$802
20 years$3,378$2,732$2,192$1,747$1,384$687
21 years$3,184$2,545$2,016$1,585$1,238$589
22 years$3,007$2,375$1,858$1,442$1,110$505
23 years$2,846$2,222$1,716$1,313$996$434
24 years$2,698$2,082$1,587$1,197$896$373
25 years$2,563$1,953$1,470$1,094$806$320
26 years$2,438$1,836$1,363$1,000$726$276
27 years$2,322$1,728$1,266$915$655$237
28 years$2,215$1,628$1,177$839$591$204
29 years$2,116$1,536$1,095$769$533$176
30 years$2,023$1,451$1,020$706$482$152
31 years$1,937$1,371$951$648$436$131
32 years$1,856$1,297$887$596$394$113
33 years$1,780$1,229$828$548$357$97
34 years$1,709$1,165$774$504$323$84
35 years$1,642$1,105$724$464$292$72
36 years$1,579$1,048$677$427$265$63
37 years$1,519$996$634$394$240$54
38 years$1,463$946$593$363$218$47
39 years$1,409$900$556$335$197$40
40 years$1,359$856$521$309$179$35
41 years$1,311$815$489$285$162$30
42 years$1,266$776$458$263$147$26
43 years$1,222$739$430$243$134$22
44 years$1,181$705$404$224$121$19
45 years$1,142$672$379$207$110$17
46 years$1,104$641$356$191$100$14
47 years$1,069$612$334$177$91$12
48 years$1,034$584$314$163$83$11
49 years$1,002$558$295$151$75$9
50 years$970$533$278$139$68$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $994,000, adding $3,670 every year, while hoping to spend $30,084 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: 73/6/21 Blend
61$994,000$994,000$994,000$994,000
62$1,099,174$1,046,492$1,031,085$1,173,569
63$1,179,280$1,065,761$1,033,617$1,242,796
64$1,266,549$1,084,965$1,035,226$1,314,644
65$1,361,680$1,104,071$1,035,848$1,392,598
66$1,465,441$1,123,040$1,035,419$1,477,261
67$1,578,679$1,141,832$1,033,868$1,569,296
68$1,702,326$1,160,404$1,031,125$1,669,435
69$1,837,407$1,178,708$1,027,111$1,778,483
70$1,985,053$1,196,694$1,021,749$1,897,329
71$2,146,505$1,214,309$1,014,955$2,026,951
72$2,323,133$1,231,495$1,006,641$2,168,427
73$2,516,445$1,248,190$996,715$2,322,948
74$2,728,099$1,264,328$985,082$2,491,822
75$2,959,924$1,279,839$971,641$2,676,494
76$3,213,931$1,294,647$956,286$2,878,557
77$3,492,339$1,308,672$938,909$3,099,763
78$3,797,588$1,321,827$919,392$3,342,047
79$4,132,367$1,334,021$897,617$3,607,541
80$4,499,637$1,345,157$873,456$3,898,591
81$4,902,660$1,355,129$846,777$4,217,789
82$5,345,030$1,363,829$817,442$4,567,987
83$5,830,703$1,371,137$785,307$4,952,331
84$6,364,041$1,376,929$750,220$5,374,288
85$6,949,845$1,381,070$712,024$5,837,678
86$7,593,406$1,383,419$670,554$6,346,713
87$8,300,552$1,383,826$625,637$6,906,035
88$9,077,705$1,382,130$577,093$7,520,760
89$9,931,939$1,378,162$524,733$8,196,528
90$10,871,046$1,371,741$468,360$8,939,553
91$11,903,612$1,362,676$407,770$9,756,688
92$13,039,097$1,350,764$342,747$10,655,481
93$14,287,923$1,335,790$273,068$11,644,256
94$15,661,573$1,317,526$198,497$12,732,184
95$17,172,699$1,295,729$118,791$13,929,376
96$18,835,238$1,270,144$33,695$15,246,973
97$20,664,551$1,240,500$0$16,697,256
98$22,677,559$1,206,508$0$18,306,560
99$24,892,909$1,167,866$0$20,085,892
100$27,331,145$1,124,251$0$22,044,202