Can I retire at age 62 with 471,000?

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 $471,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$38,895$38,548$38,210$37,880$37,558$37,353
2 years$19,255$18,896$18,549$18,212$17,885$17,678
3 years$12,709$12,349$12,002$11,668$11,347$11,144
4 years$9,437$9,078$8,735$8,406$8,093$7,896
5 years$7,474$7,117$6,778$6,457$6,152$5,962
6 years$6,166$5,812$5,478$5,164$4,868$4,685
7 years$5,232$4,881$4,552$4,245$3,959$3,783
8 years$4,532$4,184$3,861$3,561$3,284$3,115
9 years$3,987$3,643$3,325$3,033$2,766$2,604
10 years$3,552$3,211$2,899$2,615$2,357$2,202
11 years$3,196$2,858$2,552$2,276$2,027$1,879
12 years$2,900$2,565$2,265$1,996$1,756$1,615
13 years$2,649$2,318$2,024$1,762$1,532$1,397
14 years$2,435$2,107$1,818$1,564$1,343$1,214
15 years$2,249$1,925$1,642$1,395$1,182$1,060
16 years$2,087$1,766$1,488$1,249$1,045$929
17 years$1,944$1,627$1,354$1,122$926$816
18 years$1,816$1,503$1,236$1,011$824$719
19 years$1,703$1,393$1,132$914$734$635
20 years$1,601$1,295$1,039$828$656$562
21 years$1,509$1,206$955$751$587$498
22 years$1,425$1,126$881$683$526$442
23 years$1,348$1,053$813$622$472$393
24 years$1,279$986$752$567$424$350
25 years$1,214$926$696$518$382$312
26 years$1,155$870$646$474$344$278
27 years$1,100$819$600$434$310$248
28 years$1,050$771$558$397$280$222
29 years$1,003$728$519$364$253$198
30 years$959$687$483$334$228$177
31 years$918$650$451$307$206$159
32 years$879$615$420$282$187$142
33 years$843$582$393$260$169$127
34 years$810$552$367$239$153$114
35 years$778$523$343$220$139$102
36 years$748$497$321$202$126$91
37 years$720$472$300$187$114$82
38 years$693$448$281$172$103$73
39 years$668$426$263$159$94$66
40 years$644$406$247$146$85$59
41 years$621$386$232$135$77$53
42 years$600$368$217$125$70$48
43 years$579$350$204$115$63$43
44 years$560$334$191$106$58$38
45 years$541$319$180$98$52$34
46 years$523$304$169$91$47$31
47 years$506$290$158$84$43$28
48 years$490$277$149$77$39$25
49 years$475$264$140$71$36$22
50 years$460$252$132$66$32$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $471,000, adding $6,628 every year, while hoping to spend $38,816 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: 41/31/28 Blend
61$471,000$471,000$471,000$471,000
62$525,879$500,916$493,615$542,884
63$538,218$484,161$468,851$539,040
64$550,516$465,284$441,957$530,762
65$562,726$444,140$412,820$521,060
66$574,797$420,576$381,322$509,828
67$586,671$394,429$347,342$496,952
68$598,284$365,529$310,750$482,310
69$609,562$333,693$271,414$465,770
70$620,424$298,730$229,192$447,194
71$630,777$260,438$183,940$426,432
72$640,519$218,602$135,505$403,323
73$649,535$172,996$83,727$377,697
74$657,696$123,381$28,440$349,369
75$664,860$69,506$0$318,143
76$670,867$11,103$0$292,939
77$675,539$0$0$274,060
78$678,681$0$0$270,591
79$680,070$0$0$270,083
80$679,465$0$0$268,639
81$676,594$0$0$266,133
82$671,157$0$0$262,430
83$662,820$0$0$257,378
84$651,213$0$0$250,808
85$635,928$0$0$242,533
86$616,509$0$0$232,349
87$592,455$0$0$220,025
88$563,208$0$0$205,310
89$528,154$0$0$187,923
90$486,610$0$0$167,555
91$437,823$0$0$143,865
92$380,960$0$0$116,473
93$315,099$0$0$84,963
94$239,221$0$0$48,872
95$152,201$0$0$7,689
96$52,795$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0