Can I retire at age 62 with 1,470,000?

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 $1,470,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$121,391$120,310$119,255$118,225$117,220$114,526
2 years$60,095$58,975$57,891$56,839$55,819$53,120
3 years$39,665$38,541$37,459$36,417$35,414$32,793
4 years$29,452$28,332$27,261$26,237$25,257$22,736
5 years$23,326$22,212$21,155$20,152$19,200$16,785
6 years$19,244$18,138$17,097$16,116$15,193$12,886
7 years$16,329$15,232$14,207$13,250$12,356$10,159
8 years$14,143$13,057$12,049$11,115$10,250$8,161
9 years$12,444$11,368$10,378$9,467$8,632$6,650
10 years$11,086$10,021$9,048$8,161$7,355$5,478
11 years$9,976$8,921$7,965$7,103$6,326$4,550
12 years$9,051$8,007$7,069$6,230$5,482$3,805
13 years$8,269$7,236$6,316$5,500$4,780$3,200
14 years$7,599$6,577$5,675$4,882$4,190$2,703
15 years$7,020$6,008$5,124$4,354$3,689$2,291
16 years$6,513$5,513$4,645$3,899$3,261$1,948
17 years$6,066$5,077$4,227$3,503$2,891$1,661
18 years$5,669$4,691$3,859$3,157$2,571$1,419
19 years$5,315$4,348$3,532$2,852$2,291$1,214
20 years$4,996$4,040$3,242$2,583$2,047$1,041
21 years$4,708$3,763$2,982$2,345$1,831$894
22 years$4,447$3,513$2,748$2,132$1,642$768
23 years$4,208$3,286$2,538$1,942$1,474$660
24 years$3,990$3,078$2,347$1,771$1,325$568
25 years$3,790$2,889$2,174$1,617$1,192$490
26 years$3,605$2,715$2,016$1,479$1,074$422
27 years$3,435$2,555$1,872$1,353$968$364
28 years$3,276$2,408$1,740$1,240$873$314
29 years$3,129$2,271$1,619$1,137$789$271
30 years$2,992$2,145$1,508$1,044$713$234
31 years$2,864$2,028$1,406$958$644$202
32 years$2,745$1,919$1,312$881$583$174
33 years$2,633$1,817$1,225$810$527$151
34 years$2,527$1,722$1,145$745$478$130
35 years$2,428$1,633$1,070$686$433$113
36 years$2,335$1,550$1,001$632$392$97
37 years$2,247$1,473$937$582$355$84
38 years$2,163$1,399$877$537$322$73
39 years$2,084$1,331$822$495$292$63
40 years$2,010$1,266$771$456$265$54
41 years$1,939$1,205$723$421$240$47
42 years$1,872$1,148$678$389$218$41
43 years$1,808$1,094$636$359$198$35
44 years$1,747$1,042$597$331$180$30
45 years$1,689$994$561$306$163$26
46 years$1,633$948$526$283$148$23
47 years$1,580$905$495$261$134$20
48 years$1,530$864$465$241$122$17
49 years$1,481$825$437$223$111$15
50 years$1,435$788$411$206$101$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $1,470,000, adding $3,262 every year, while hoping to spend $35,175 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: 61/12/27 Blend
61$1,470,000$1,470,000$1,470,000$1,470,000
62$1,623,305$1,545,395$1,522,610$1,710,369
63$1,751,456$1,583,693$1,536,191$1,808,273
64$1,891,500$1,622,689$1,549,049$1,911,000
65$2,044,612$1,662,380$1,561,121$2,022,384
66$2,212,087$1,702,762$1,572,343$2,143,276
67$2,395,350$1,743,828$1,582,648$2,274,614
68$2,595,972$1,785,572$1,591,963$2,417,433
69$2,815,681$1,827,984$1,600,213$2,572,873
70$3,056,380$1,871,055$1,607,320$2,742,190
71$3,320,166$1,914,771$1,613,200$2,926,769
72$3,609,347$1,959,119$1,617,766$3,128,135
73$3,926,465$2,004,081$1,620,926$3,347,971
74$4,274,323$2,049,639$1,622,585$3,588,129
75$4,656,003$2,095,771$1,622,641$3,850,653
76$5,074,905$2,142,453$1,620,989$4,137,794
77$5,534,770$2,189,658$1,617,517$4,452,034
78$6,039,721$2,237,356$1,612,108$4,796,108
79$6,594,300$2,285,514$1,604,642$5,173,030
80$7,203,510$2,334,095$1,594,988$5,586,124
81$7,872,862$2,383,060$1,583,014$6,039,053
82$8,608,427$2,432,363$1,568,579$6,535,851
83$9,416,895$2,481,957$1,551,534$7,080,970
84$10,305,634$2,531,789$1,531,727$7,679,314
85$11,282,764$2,581,802$1,508,995$8,336,287
86$12,357,229$2,631,933$1,483,169$9,057,847
87$13,538,883$2,682,114$1,454,072$9,850,561
88$14,838,584$2,732,273$1,421,518$10,721,668
89$16,268,294$2,782,329$1,385,314$11,679,144
90$17,841,195$2,832,198$1,345,257$12,731,783
91$19,571,808$2,881,787$1,301,134$13,889,276
92$21,476,134$2,930,996$1,252,724$15,162,304
93$23,571,803$2,979,719$1,199,793$16,562,642
94$25,878,242$3,027,839$1,142,101$18,103,265
95$28,416,854$3,075,234$1,079,392$19,798,476
96$31,211,223$3,121,771$1,011,402$21,664,038
97$34,287,338$3,167,308$937,854$23,717,326
98$37,673,832$3,211,692$858,458$25,977,488
99$41,402,258$3,254,760$772,912$28,465,630
100$45,507,382$3,296,338$680,899$31,205,013