Can I retire at age 62 with 3,400,000?

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 $3,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$280,769$278,268$275,828$273,446$271,121$266,629
2 years$138,994$136,406$133,897$131,465$129,105$124,593
3 years$91,743$89,143$86,640$84,231$81,910$77,518
4 years$68,121$65,529$63,052$60,683$58,419$54,180
5 years$53,952$51,376$48,931$46,611$44,409$40,337
6 years$44,509$41,952$39,543$37,275$35,139$31,238
7 years$37,767$35,231$32,861$30,646$28,578$24,848
8 years$32,712$30,200$27,869$25,708$23,708$20,149
9 years$28,783$26,294$24,003$21,897$19,965$16,576
10 years$25,642$23,177$20,926$18,876$17,012$13,788
11 years$23,073$20,633$18,423$16,428$14,631$11,570
12 years$20,934$18,519$16,350$14,409$12,679$9,777
13 years$19,126$16,736$14,608$12,721$11,056$8,309
14 years$17,577$15,213$13,125$11,292$9,692$7,095
15 years$16,236$13,897$11,850$10,071$8,533$6,082
16 years$15,063$12,750$10,744$9,017$7,542$5,230
17 years$14,030$11,742$9,777$8,102$6,687$4,510
18 years$13,112$10,851$8,925$7,302$5,946$3,898
19 years$12,293$10,056$8,170$6,598$5,300$3,376
20 years$11,556$9,345$7,498$5,975$4,734$2,929
21 years$10,890$8,704$6,897$5,423$4,236$2,545
22 years$10,285$8,125$6,357$4,931$3,797$2,214
23 years$9,734$7,599$5,869$4,491$3,408$1,928
24 years$9,229$7,120$5,428$4,096$3,064$1,681
25 years$8,766$6,682$5,027$3,740$2,757$1,466
26 years$8,339$6,280$4,663$3,420$2,483$1,280
27 years$7,944$5,910$4,330$3,130$2,239$1,118
28 years$7,578$5,569$4,025$2,868$2,020$977
29 years$7,238$5,254$3,746$2,630$1,824$854
30 years$6,921$4,962$3,489$2,414$1,648$747
31 years$6,625$4,690$3,253$2,217$1,490$654
32 years$6,348$4,438$3,035$2,037$1,348$572
33 years$6,089$4,203$2,834$1,874$1,220$501
34 years$5,845$3,983$2,648$1,724$1,104$439
35 years$5,616$3,778$2,475$1,587$1,000$384
36 years$5,400$3,586$2,316$1,461$906$337
37 years$5,196$3,406$2,167$1,347$821$295
38 years$5,003$3,237$2,030$1,241$745$259
39 years$4,821$3,078$1,901$1,144$675$227
40 years$4,648$2,928$1,782$1,056$613$199
41 years$4,484$2,788$1,671$974$556$174
42 years$4,329$2,655$1,568$899$504$153
43 years$4,181$2,529$1,471$830$458$134
44 years$4,040$2,411$1,381$766$415$117
45 years$3,905$2,299$1,297$707$377$103
46 years$3,777$2,193$1,218$654$342$90
47 years$3,655$2,093$1,144$604$311$79
48 years$3,538$1,998$1,075$558$282$69
49 years$3,426$1,908$1,011$516$256$61
50 years$3,320$1,823$950$477$233$53

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $3,400,000, adding $3,286 every year, while hoping to spend $38,670 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: 74/11/15 Blend
61$3,400,000$3,400,000$3,400,000$3,400,000
62$3,750,190$3,569,990$3,517,290$4,015,122
63$4,091,564$3,703,774$3,593,974$4,324,657
64$4,466,463$3,842,819$3,671,932$4,658,621
65$4,878,265$3,987,339$3,751,164$5,023,511
66$5,330,691$4,137,562$3,831,671$5,422,389
67$5,827,843$4,293,724$3,913,453$5,858,626
68$6,374,237$4,456,070$3,996,508$6,335,934
69$6,974,849$4,624,858$4,080,831$6,858,400
70$7,635,163$4,800,355$4,166,418$7,430,526
71$8,361,219$4,982,842$4,253,262$8,057,268
72$9,159,671$5,172,609$4,341,355$8,744,086
73$10,037,852$5,369,961$4,430,684$9,496,993
74$11,003,840$5,575,217$4,521,240$10,322,612
75$12,066,536$5,788,707$4,613,005$11,228,237
76$13,235,747$6,010,777$4,705,965$12,221,902
77$14,522,277$6,241,789$4,800,099$13,312,458
78$15,938,033$6,482,120$4,895,386$14,509,654
79$17,496,132$6,732,164$4,991,801$15,824,229
80$19,211,028$6,992,331$5,089,317$17,268,013
81$21,098,648$7,263,050$5,187,904$18,854,040
82$23,176,540$7,544,770$5,287,529$20,596,666
83$25,464,041$7,837,957$5,388,155$22,511,708
84$27,982,457$8,143,101$5,489,742$24,616,592
85$30,755,265$8,460,711$5,592,246$26,930,515
86$33,808,336$8,791,319$5,695,620$29,474,628
87$37,170,175$9,135,483$5,799,812$32,272,233
88$40,872,193$9,493,782$5,904,766$35,349,004
89$44,949,003$9,866,823$6,010,422$38,733,227
90$49,438,745$10,255,241$6,116,715$42,456,069
91$54,383,446$10,659,697$6,223,574$46,551,867
92$59,829,419$11,080,883$6,330,924$51,058,456
93$65,827,694$11,519,521$6,438,685$56,017,524
94$72,434,507$11,976,366$6,546,769$61,475,001
95$79,711,826$12,452,206$6,655,085$67,481,499
96$87,727,934$12,947,867$6,763,532$74,092,781
97$96,558,079$13,464,208$6,872,006$81,370,294
98$106,285,178$14,002,129$6,980,394$89,381,742
99$117,000,604$14,562,571$7,088,574$98,201,728
100$128,805,045$15,146,516$7,196,421$107,912,453