Can I retire at age 62 with 397,000?

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 $397,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$32,784$32,492$32,207$31,929$31,657$30,743
2 years$16,230$15,927$15,634$15,350$15,075$14,161
3 years$10,712$10,409$10,117$9,835$9,564$8,679
4 years$7,954$7,652$7,362$7,086$6,821$5,972
5 years$6,300$5,999$5,713$5,442$5,185$4,374
6 years$5,197$4,899$4,617$4,352$4,103$3,331
7 years$4,410$4,114$3,837$3,578$3,337$2,603
8 years$3,820$3,526$3,254$3,002$2,768$2,073
9 years$3,361$3,070$2,803$2,557$2,331$1,674
10 years$2,994$2,706$2,443$2,204$1,986$1,366
11 years$2,694$2,409$2,151$1,918$1,708$1,124
12 years$2,444$2,162$1,909$1,682$1,480$931
13 years$2,233$1,954$1,706$1,485$1,291$775
14 years$2,052$1,776$1,533$1,319$1,132$648
15 years$1,896$1,623$1,384$1,176$996$543
16 years$1,759$1,489$1,255$1,053$881$457
17 years$1,638$1,371$1,142$946$781$385
18 years$1,531$1,267$1,042$853$694$326
19 years$1,435$1,174$954$770$619$276
20 years$1,349$1,091$876$698$553$234
21 years$1,272$1,016$805$633$495$198
22 years$1,201$949$742$576$443$168
23 years$1,137$887$685$524$398$143
24 years$1,078$831$634$478$358$122
25 years$1,024$780$587$437$322$104
26 years$974$733$544$399$290$88
27 years$928$690$506$366$261$75
28 years$885$650$470$335$236$64
29 years$845$613$437$307$213$55
30 years$808$579$407$282$192$47
31 years$774$548$380$259$174$40
32 years$741$518$354$238$157$34
33 years$711$491$331$219$142$29
34 years$683$465$309$201$129$25
35 years$656$441$289$185$117$21
36 years$631$419$270$171$106$18
37 years$607$398$253$157$96$15
38 years$584$378$237$145$87$13
39 years$563$359$222$134$79$11
40 years$543$342$208$123$72$10
41 years$524$325$195$114$65$8
42 years$505$310$183$105$59$7
43 years$488$295$172$97$53$6
44 years$472$282$161$89$49$5
45 years$456$268$151$83$44$4
46 years$441$256$142$76$40$4
47 years$427$244$134$70$36$3
48 years$413$233$126$65$33$3
49 years$400$223$118$60$30$2
50 years$388$213$111$56$27$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $397,000, adding $6,036 every year, while hoping to spend $21,949 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: 64/15/21 Blend
61$397,000$397,000$397,000$397,000
62$443,720$422,679$416,526$469,360
63$465,626$420,037$407,126$484,711
64$489,031$416,529$396,675$498,456
65$514,064$412,091$385,116$512,965
66$540,868$406,653$372,386$528,313
67$569,598$400,141$358,423$544,585
68$600,426$392,477$343,160$561,875
69$633,540$383,579$326,526$580,287
70$669,145$373,358$308,448$599,938
71$707,467$361,722$288,851$620,955
72$748,756$348,574$267,655$643,481
73$793,284$333,809$244,776$667,674
74$841,351$317,317$220,127$693,710
75$893,285$298,982$193,619$721,782
76$949,450$278,682$165,154$752,107
77$1,010,242$256,286$134,636$784,923
78$1,076,100$231,657$101,959$820,494
79$1,147,504$204,650$67,016$859,114
80$1,224,982$175,111$29,694$901,106
81$1,309,117$142,878$0$946,830
82$1,400,549$107,780$0$998,955
83$1,499,980$69,637$0$1,062,898
84$1,608,185$28,256$0$1,132,514
85$1,726,016$0$0$1,208,372
86$1,854,411$0$0$1,293,833
87$1,994,400$0$0$1,392,122
88$2,147,120$0$0$1,499,376
89$2,313,820$0$0$1,616,476
90$2,495,876$0$0$1,744,390
91$2,694,802$0$0$1,884,188
92$2,912,266$0$0$2,037,044
93$3,150,102$0$0$2,204,252
94$3,410,332$0$0$2,387,238
95$3,695,182$0$0$2,587,569
96$4,007,102$0$0$2,806,975
97$4,348,790$0$0$3,047,358
98$4,723,220$0$0$3,310,813
99$5,133,662$0$0$3,599,648
100$5,583,723$0$0$3,916,405