Can I retire at age 62 with 282,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $282,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$23,287$23,080$22,877$22,680$22,487$21,811
2 years$11,528$11,314$11,106$10,904$10,708$10,033
3 years$7,609$7,394$7,186$6,986$6,794$6,140
4 years$5,650$5,435$5,230$5,033$4,845$4,218
5 years$4,475$4,261$4,058$3,866$3,683$3,085
6 years$3,692$3,480$3,280$3,092$2,914$2,345
7 years$3,132$2,922$2,726$2,542$2,370$1,830
8 years$2,713$2,505$2,311$2,132$1,966$1,455
9 years$2,387$2,181$1,991$1,816$1,656$1,173
10 years$2,127$1,922$1,736$1,566$1,411$955
11 years$1,914$1,711$1,528$1,363$1,213$784
12 years$1,736$1,536$1,356$1,195$1,052$648
13 years$1,586$1,388$1,212$1,055$917$538
14 years$1,458$1,262$1,089$937$804$449
15 years$1,347$1,153$983$835$708$376
16 years$1,249$1,058$891$748$626$316
17 years$1,164$974$811$672$555$266
18 years$1,088$900$740$606$493$224
19 years$1,020$834$678$547$440$189
20 years$958$775$622$496$393$160
21 years$903$722$572$450$351$135
22 years$853$674$527$409$315$115
23 years$807$630$487$372$283$97
24 years$765$591$450$340$254$83
25 years$727$554$417$310$229$70
26 years$692$521$387$284$206$60
27 years$659$490$359$260$186$51
28 years$629$462$334$238$168$43
29 years$600$436$311$218$151$37
30 years$574$412$289$200$137$31
31 years$549$389$270$184$124$26
32 years$527$368$252$169$112$23
33 years$505$349$235$155$101$19
34 years$485$330$220$143$92$16
35 years$466$313$205$132$83$14
36 years$448$297$192$121$75$12
37 years$431$282$180$112$68$10
38 years$415$268$168$103$62$9
39 years$400$255$158$95$56$7
40 years$386$243$148$88$51$6
41 years$372$231$139$81$46$5
42 years$359$220$130$75$42$5
43 years$347$210$122$69$38$4
44 years$335$200$115$64$34$3
45 years$324$191$108$59$31$3
46 years$313$182$101$54$28$2
47 years$303$174$95$50$26$2
48 years$293$166$89$46$23$2
49 years$284$158$84$43$21$1
50 years$275$151$79$40$19$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $282,000, adding $2,771 every year, while hoping to spend $24,453 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: 54/38/8 Blend
61$282,000$282,000$282,000$282,000
62$313,622$298,676$294,305$329,804
63$319,594$287,294$278,147$329,689
64$325,355$274,534$260,627$326,645
65$330,859$260,303$241,676$322,746
66$336,052$244,503$221,217$317,913
67$340,875$227,030$199,173$312,064
68$345,262$207,772$175,464$305,108
69$349,139$186,614$150,003$296,950
70$352,425$163,432$122,702$287,482
71$355,028$138,095$93,468$276,592
72$356,846$110,467$62,204$264,156
73$357,766$80,402$28,809$250,041
74$357,662$47,745$0$234,101
75$356,395$12,336$0$216,763
76$353,810$0$0$199,937
77$349,734$0$0$191,857
78$343,978$0$0$187,919
79$336,329$0$0$182,839
80$326,554$0$0$176,477
81$314,393$0$0$168,678
82$299,560$0$0$159,271
83$281,736$0$0$148,066
84$260,571$0$0$134,854
85$235,674$0$0$119,402
86$206,617$0$0$101,454
87$172,923$0$0$80,726
88$134,067$0$0$56,905
89$89,469$0$0$29,645
90$38,486$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0