Can I retire at age 62 with 1,020,000?

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 $1,020,000?

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%
1 years$84,231$83,480$82,748$82,034$81,336$78,670
2 years$41,698$40,922$40,169$39,439$38,732$36,070
3 years$27,523$26,743$25,992$25,269$24,573$22,001
4 years$20,436$19,659$18,916$18,205$17,526$15,062
5 years$16,186$15,413$14,679$13,983$13,323$10,975
6 years$13,353$12,586$11,863$11,182$10,542$8,311
7 years$11,330$10,569$9,858$9,194$8,573$6,459
8 years$9,814$9,060$8,361$7,712$7,112$5,114
9 years$8,635$7,888$7,201$6,569$5,990$4,104
10 years$7,692$6,953$6,278$5,663$5,103$3,328
11 years$6,922$6,190$5,527$4,928$4,389$2,721
12 years$6,280$5,556$4,905$4,323$3,804$2,238
13 years$5,738$5,021$4,382$3,816$3,317$1,851
14 years$5,273$4,564$3,938$3,388$2,907$1,536
15 years$4,871$4,169$3,555$3,021$2,560$1,280
16 years$4,519$3,825$3,223$2,705$2,262$1,069
17 years$4,209$3,523$2,933$2,431$2,006$895
18 years$3,934$3,255$2,677$2,190$1,784$750
19 years$3,688$3,017$2,451$1,979$1,590$630
20 years$3,467$2,803$2,249$1,793$1,420$530
21 years$3,267$2,611$2,069$1,627$1,271$446
22 years$3,085$2,438$1,907$1,479$1,139$376
23 years$2,920$2,280$1,761$1,347$1,023$317
24 years$2,769$2,136$1,628$1,229$919$268
25 years$2,630$2,005$1,508$1,122$827$226
26 years$2,502$1,884$1,399$1,026$745$191
27 years$2,383$1,773$1,299$939$672$161
28 years$2,273$1,671$1,208$860$606$136
29 years$2,171$1,576$1,124$789$547$115
30 years$2,076$1,488$1,047$724$494$97
31 years$1,988$1,407$976$665$447$82
32 years$1,905$1,331$910$611$404$70
33 years$1,827$1,261$850$562$366$59
34 years$1,754$1,195$794$517$331$50
35 years$1,685$1,133$743$476$300$42
36 years$1,620$1,076$695$438$272$36
37 years$1,559$1,022$650$404$246$30
38 years$1,501$971$609$372$223$26
39 years$1,446$923$570$343$203$22
40 years$1,395$879$535$317$184$18
41 years$1,345$836$501$292$167$16
42 years$1,299$796$470$270$151$13
43 years$1,254$759$441$249$137$11
44 years$1,212$723$414$230$125$9
45 years$1,172$690$389$212$113$8
46 years$1,133$658$365$196$103$7
47 years$1,097$628$343$181$93$6
48 years$1,061$599$323$167$85$5
49 years$1,028$572$303$155$77$4
50 years$996$547$285$143$70$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $1,020,000, adding $3,707 every year, while hoping to spend $26,434 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: 36/42/22 Blend
61$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000
62$1,127,864$1,073,804$1,057,994$1,160,851
63$1,214,780$1,098,295$1,065,311$1,209,853
64$1,309,676$1,123,099$1,071,987$1,260,004
65$1,413,338$1,148,206$1,077,974$1,313,610
66$1,526,630$1,173,600$1,083,218$1,370,997
67$1,650,506$1,199,266$1,087,665$1,432,523
68$1,786,015$1,225,187$1,091,258$1,498,584
69$1,934,310$1,251,343$1,093,938$1,569,616
70$2,096,665$1,277,714$1,095,640$1,646,099
71$2,274,479$1,304,276$1,096,298$1,728,565
72$2,469,294$1,331,004$1,095,842$1,817,598
73$2,682,810$1,357,871$1,094,201$1,913,844
74$2,916,896$1,384,846$1,091,296$2,018,013
75$3,173,612$1,411,896$1,087,047$2,130,890
76$3,455,229$1,438,987$1,081,371$2,253,341
77$3,764,244$1,466,080$1,074,179$2,386,320
78$4,103,411$1,493,132$1,065,378$2,530,881
79$4,475,762$1,520,099$1,054,872$2,688,183
80$4,884,639$1,546,932$1,042,559$2,859,509
81$5,333,719$1,573,579$1,028,331$3,046,271
82$5,827,057$1,599,983$1,012,080$3,250,026
83$6,369,119$1,626,084$993,686$3,472,494
84$6,964,824$1,651,817$973,029$3,715,569
85$7,619,591$1,677,111$949,981$3,981,341
86$8,339,391$1,701,892$924,408$4,272,117
87$9,130,804$1,726,079$896,170$4,590,439
88$10,001,075$1,749,586$865,121$4,939,111
89$10,958,190$1,772,322$831,108$5,321,226
90$12,010,947$1,794,187$793,971$5,740,193
91$13,169,038$1,815,076$753,544$6,199,775
92$14,443,144$1,834,878$709,651$6,704,119
93$15,845,030$1,853,473$662,110$7,257,799
94$17,387,662$1,870,732$610,729$7,865,859
95$19,085,325$1,886,520$555,311$8,533,861
96$20,953,760$1,900,691$495,645$9,267,938
97$23,010,310$1,913,091$431,516$10,074,854
98$25,274,084$1,923,555$362,694$10,962,066
99$27,766,141$1,931,910$288,945$11,937,797
100$30,509,681$1,937,967$210,018$13,011,112