Can I retire at age 62 with 517,000?

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:
0%
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 $517,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$42,693$42,313$41,942$41,580$41,226$40,864
2 years$21,135$20,742$20,360$19,990$19,632$19,266
3 years$13,950$13,555$13,174$12,808$12,455$12,098
4 years$10,358$9,964$9,588$9,227$8,883$8,538
5 years$8,204$7,812$7,440$7,088$6,753$6,420
6 years$6,768$6,379$6,013$5,668$5,343$5,023
7 years$5,743$5,357$4,997$4,660$4,345$4,038
8 years$4,974$4,592$4,238$3,909$3,605$3,310
9 years$4,377$3,998$3,650$3,330$3,036$2,754
10 years$3,899$3,524$3,182$2,870$2,587$2,317
11 years$3,508$3,137$2,801$2,498$2,225$1,968
12 years$3,183$2,816$2,486$2,191$1,928$1,683
13 years$2,908$2,545$2,221$1,934$1,681$1,448
14 years$2,673$2,313$1,996$1,717$1,474$1,252
15 years$2,469$2,113$1,802$1,531$1,298$1,087
16 years$2,291$1,939$1,634$1,371$1,147$947
17 years$2,133$1,786$1,487$1,232$1,017$828
18 years$1,994$1,650$1,357$1,110$904$726
19 years$1,869$1,529$1,242$1,003$806$637
20 years$1,757$1,421$1,140$909$720$561
21 years$1,656$1,324$1,049$825$644$494
22 years$1,564$1,235$967$750$577$436
23 years$1,480$1,156$892$683$518$385
24 years$1,403$1,083$825$623$466$341
25 years$1,333$1,016$764$569$419$302
26 years$1,268$955$709$520$378$267
27 years$1,208$899$658$476$340$237
28 years$1,152$847$612$436$307$211
29 years$1,101$799$570$400$277$187
30 years$1,052$754$531$367$251$166
31 years$1,007$713$495$337$227$148
32 years$965$675$461$310$205$131
33 years$926$639$431$285$185$117
34 years$889$606$403$262$168$104
35 years$854$574$376$241$152$92
36 years$821$545$352$222$138$82
37 years$790$518$330$205$125$73
38 years$761$492$309$189$113$65
39 years$733$468$289$174$103$58
40 years$707$445$271$161$93$52
41 years$682$424$254$148$85$46
42 years$658$404$238$137$77$41
43 years$636$385$224$126$70$37
44 years$614$367$210$116$63$33
45 years$594$350$197$108$57$29
46 years$574$334$185$99$52$26
47 years$556$318$174$92$47$23
48 years$538$304$163$85$43$21
49 years$521$290$154$78$39$18
50 years$505$277$144$72$35$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $517,000, adding $4,516 every year, while hoping to spend $39,065 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: 60/15/25 Blend
61$517,000$517,000$517,000$517,000
62$574,392$546,991$538,978$604,757
63$591,415$532,229$515,469$611,172
64$608,866$515,434$489,863$613,552
65$626,745$496,466$462,048$615,307
66$645,055$475,175$431,909$616,383
67$663,796$451,404$399,324$616,725
68$682,967$424,985$364,164$616,274
69$702,563$395,744$326,298$614,964
70$722,582$363,492$285,586$612,728
71$743,016$328,034$241,883$609,492
72$763,856$289,160$195,038$605,180
73$785,090$246,650$144,894$599,709
74$806,706$200,272$91,284$592,989
75$828,684$149,780$34,036$584,927
76$851,005$94,914$0$575,421
77$873,643$35,400$0$571,580
78$896,568$0$0$576,230
79$919,748$0$0$585,007
80$943,141$0$0$599,746
81$966,702$0$0$614,573
82$990,378$0$0$629,452
83$1,014,108$0$0$644,343
84$1,037,825$0$0$659,200
85$1,061,450$0$0$673,970
86$1,084,893$0$0$688,593
87$1,108,057$0$0$703,003
88$1,130,826$0$0$717,125
89$1,153,076$0$0$730,873
90$1,174,662$0$0$744,152
91$1,195,425$0$0$756,856
92$1,215,186$0$0$768,865
93$1,233,744$0$0$780,045
94$1,250,875$0$0$790,247
95$1,266,329$0$0$799,305
96$1,279,827$0$0$807,034
97$1,291,059$0$0$813,226
98$1,299,678$0$0$817,651
99$1,305,299$0$0$820,054
100$1,307,495$0$0$820,151