Can I retire at age 62 with 504,000?

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 $504,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$41,620$41,249$40,887$40,534$40,190$38,841
2 years$20,604$20,220$19,848$19,488$19,138$17,792
3 years$13,599$13,214$12,843$12,486$12,142$10,842
4 years$10,098$9,714$9,347$8,995$8,660$7,415
5 years$7,998$7,616$7,253$6,909$6,583$5,397
6 years$6,598$6,219$5,862$5,525$5,209$4,083
7 years$5,598$5,223$4,871$4,543$4,236$3,169
8 years$4,849$4,477$4,131$3,811$3,514$2,506
9 years$4,267$3,898$3,558$3,246$2,960$2,009
10 years$3,801$3,436$3,102$2,798$2,522$1,627
11 years$3,420$3,059$2,731$2,435$2,169$1,328
12 years$3,103$2,745$2,424$2,136$1,879$1,091
13 years$2,835$2,481$2,165$1,886$1,639$901
14 years$2,605$2,255$1,946$1,674$1,437$747
15 years$2,407$2,060$1,757$1,493$1,265$621
16 years$2,233$1,890$1,593$1,337$1,118$518
17 years$2,080$1,741$1,449$1,201$991$433
18 years$1,944$1,608$1,323$1,082$881$363
19 years$1,822$1,491$1,211$978$786$304
20 years$1,713$1,385$1,112$886$702$255
21 years$1,614$1,290$1,022$804$628$215
22 years$1,525$1,204$942$731$563$181
23 years$1,443$1,126$870$666$505$152
24 years$1,368$1,055$805$607$454$128
25 years$1,299$990$745$554$409$108
26 years$1,236$931$691$507$368$91
27 years$1,178$876$642$464$332$77
28 years$1,123$826$597$425$299$65
29 years$1,073$779$555$390$270$55
30 years$1,026$735$517$358$244$46
31 years$982$695$482$329$221$39
32 years$941$658$450$302$200$33
33 years$903$623$420$278$181$28
34 years$866$590$392$256$164$24
35 years$832$560$367$235$148$20
36 years$800$532$343$217$134$17
37 years$770$505$321$200$122$14
38 years$742$480$301$184$110$12
39 years$715$456$282$170$100$10
40 years$689$434$264$156$91$9
41 years$665$413$248$144$82$7
42 years$642$394$232$133$75$6
43 years$620$375$218$123$68$5
44 years$599$357$205$114$62$4
45 years$579$341$192$105$56$4
46 years$560$325$181$97$51$3
47 years$542$310$170$89$46$3
48 years$524$296$159$83$42$2
49 years$508$283$150$76$38$2
50 years$492$270$141$71$35$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $504,000, adding $2,025 every year, while hoping to spend $24,769 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: 29/50/21 Blend
61$504,000$504,000$504,000$504,000
62$557,497$530,785$522,973$569,937
63$588,007$530,439$514,138$579,327
64$620,800$529,247$504,178$587,071
65$656,081$527,139$493,027$594,873
66$694,078$524,045$480,620$602,754
67$735,039$519,889$466,886$610,739
68$779,238$514,588$451,752$618,857
69$826,976$508,059$435,142$627,143
70$878,584$500,210$416,975$635,637
71$934,424$490,945$397,168$644,387
72$994,896$480,162$375,634$653,449
73$1,060,438$467,753$352,281$662,885
74$1,131,534$453,604$327,013$672,770
75$1,208,714$437,594$299,732$683,188
76$1,292,562$419,596$270,332$694,237
77$1,383,720$399,473$238,705$706,026
78$1,482,895$377,082$204,737$718,683
79$1,590,864$352,272$168,309$732,349
80$1,708,482$324,883$129,297$747,188
81$1,836,690$294,746$87,571$763,384
82$1,976,525$261,681$42,997$781,145
83$2,129,126$225,499$0$800,704
84$2,295,750$186,001$0$823,352
85$2,477,776$142,975$0$858,709
86$2,676,727$96,199$0$897,499
87$2,894,277$45,436$0$940,134
88$3,132,269$0$0$987,073
89$3,392,734$0$0$1,044,087
90$3,677,907$0$0$1,133,958
91$3,990,250$0$0$1,232,471
92$4,332,473$0$0$1,340,493
93$4,707,563$0$0$1,458,975
94$5,118,807$0$0$1,588,969
95$5,569,826$0$0$1,731,628
96$6,064,610$0$0$1,888,227
97$6,607,552$0$0$2,060,169
98$7,203,491$0$0$2,248,997
99$7,857,757$0$0$2,456,415
100$8,576,223$0$0$2,684,298