Can I retire at age 62 with 521,000?

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 $521,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$43,024$42,640$42,267$41,902$41,545$40,008
2 years$21,299$20,902$20,518$20,145$19,783$18,252
3 years$14,058$13,660$13,276$12,907$12,551$11,074
4 years$10,439$10,041$9,662$9,299$8,952$7,539
5 years$8,267$7,873$7,498$7,142$6,805$5,461
6 years$6,820$6,429$6,059$5,712$5,385$4,111
7 years$5,787$5,399$5,035$4,696$4,379$3,175
8 years$5,013$4,628$4,270$3,939$3,633$2,497
9 years$4,411$4,029$3,678$3,355$3,059$1,991
10 years$3,929$3,552$3,207$2,892$2,607$1,603
11 years$3,536$3,162$2,823$2,517$2,242$1,301
12 years$3,208$2,838$2,505$2,208$1,943$1,063
13 years$2,931$2,565$2,238$1,949$1,694$872
14 years$2,693$2,331$2,011$1,730$1,485$718
15 years$2,488$2,130$1,816$1,543$1,308$594
16 years$2,308$1,954$1,646$1,382$1,156$492
17 years$2,150$1,799$1,498$1,242$1,025$409
18 years$2,009$1,663$1,368$1,119$911$340
19 years$1,884$1,541$1,252$1,011$812$283
20 years$1,771$1,432$1,149$916$725$236
21 years$1,669$1,334$1,057$831$649$197
22 years$1,576$1,245$974$756$582$165
23 years$1,492$1,164$899$688$522$138
24 years$1,414$1,091$832$628$469$115
25 years$1,343$1,024$770$573$422$96
26 years$1,278$962$714$524$381$81
27 years$1,217$906$663$480$343$68
28 years$1,161$853$617$440$310$57
29 years$1,109$805$574$403$280$47
30 years$1,061$760$535$370$253$40
31 years$1,015$719$498$340$228$33
32 years$973$680$465$312$207$28
33 years$933$644$434$287$187$23
34 years$896$610$406$264$169$20
35 years$861$579$379$243$153$16
36 years$827$550$355$224$139$14
37 years$796$522$332$206$126$12
38 years$767$496$311$190$114$10
39 years$739$472$291$175$103$8
40 years$712$449$273$162$94$7
41 years$687$427$256$149$85$6
42 years$663$407$240$138$77$5
43 years$641$388$225$127$70$4
44 years$619$369$212$117$64$3
45 years$598$352$199$108$58$3
46 years$579$336$187$100$52$2
47 years$560$321$175$93$48$2
48 years$542$306$165$85$43$2
49 years$525$292$155$79$39$1
50 years$509$279$146$73$36$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $521,000, adding $3,044 every year, while hoping to spend $36,425 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: 75/13/12 Blend
61$521,000$521,000$521,000$521,000
62$577,282$549,669$541,593$618,977
63$597,409$537,847$520,981$635,084
64$618,368$524,225$498,457$647,862
65$640,205$508,676$473,919$660,856
66$662,971$491,066$447,261$674,077
67$686,719$471,253$418,369$687,537
68$711,508$449,088$387,128$701,247
69$737,399$424,411$353,414$715,224
70$764,461$397,054$317,100$729,484
71$792,767$366,840$278,054$744,047
72$822,394$333,580$236,134$758,936
73$853,430$297,078$191,196$774,177
74$885,967$257,122$143,088$789,798
75$920,106$213,490$91,652$805,834
76$955,955$165,950$36,721$822,322
77$993,634$114,253$0$839,305
78$1,033,272$58,139$0$859,636
79$1,075,009$0$0$885,767
80$1,118,998$0$0$913,459
81$1,165,405$0$0$951,456
82$1,214,412$0$0$991,590
83$1,266,218$0$0$1,034,026
84$1,321,037$0$0$1,078,940
85$1,379,107$0$0$1,126,528
86$1,440,684$0$0$1,177,003
87$1,506,051$0$0$1,230,596
88$1,575,515$0$0$1,287,563
89$1,649,414$0$0$1,348,180
90$1,728,116$0$0$1,412,753
91$1,812,026$0$0$1,481,615
92$1,901,585$0$0$1,555,131
93$1,997,278$0$0$1,633,700
94$2,099,636$0$0$1,717,762
95$2,209,242$0$0$1,807,797
96$2,326,734$0$0$1,904,333
97$2,452,812$0$0$2,007,948
98$2,588,247$0$0$2,119,277
99$2,733,881$0$0$2,239,016
100$2,890,642$0$0$2,367,932