Can I retire at age 62 with 621,000?

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:
0%
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 $621,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$51,282$50,825$50,379$49,944$49,519$48,362
2 years$25,387$24,914$24,456$24,012$23,581$22,421
3 years$16,757$16,282$15,825$15,384$14,961$13,835
4 years$12,442$11,969$11,516$11,084$10,670$9,587
5 years$9,854$9,384$8,937$8,513$8,111$7,074
6 years$8,129$7,662$7,222$6,808$6,418$5,428
7 years$6,898$6,435$6,002$5,597$5,220$4,277
8 years$5,975$5,516$5,090$4,695$4,330$3,434
9 years$5,257$4,803$4,384$4,000$3,647$2,796
10 years$4,683$4,233$3,822$3,448$3,107$2,302
11 years$4,214$3,769$3,365$3,000$2,672$1,911
12 years$3,824$3,383$2,986$2,632$2,316$1,597
13 years$3,493$3,057$2,668$2,323$2,019$1,342
14 years$3,210$2,779$2,397$2,063$1,770$1,133
15 years$2,965$2,538$2,164$1,839$1,559$960
16 years$2,751$2,329$1,962$1,647$1,377$815
17 years$2,563$2,145$1,786$1,480$1,221$695
18 years$2,395$1,982$1,630$1,334$1,086$593
19 years$2,245$1,837$1,492$1,205$968$507
20 years$2,111$1,707$1,370$1,091$865$434
21 years$1,989$1,590$1,260$991$774$373
22 years$1,879$1,484$1,161$901$694$320
23 years$1,778$1,388$1,072$820$623$275
24 years$1,686$1,300$991$748$560$236
25 years$1,601$1,220$918$683$504$203
26 years$1,523$1,147$852$625$454$175
27 years$1,451$1,079$791$572$409$151
28 years$1,384$1,017$735$524$369$130
29 years$1,322$960$684$480$333$112
30 years$1,264$906$637$441$301$97
31 years$1,210$857$594$405$272$84
32 years$1,160$811$554$372$246$72
33 years$1,112$768$518$342$223$62
34 years$1,068$728$484$315$202$54
35 years$1,026$690$452$290$183$46
36 years$986$655$423$267$166$40
37 years$949$622$396$246$150$35
38 years$914$591$371$227$136$30
39 years$881$562$347$209$123$26
40 years$849$535$326$193$112$22
41 years$819$509$305$178$102$19
42 years$791$485$286$164$92$17
43 years$764$462$269$152$84$14
44 years$738$440$252$140$76$12
45 years$713$420$237$129$69$11
46 years$690$401$222$119$63$9
47 years$668$382$209$110$57$8
48 years$646$365$196$102$52$7
49 years$626$349$185$94$47$6
50 years$606$333$174$87$43$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $621,000, adding $2,551 every year, while hoping to spend $51,971 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: 36/35/29 Blend
61$621,000$621,000$621,000$621,000
62$686,973$654,060$644,435$705,654
63$701,748$630,813$610,727$696,560
64$716,288$604,684$574,147$681,883
65$730,514$575,478$534,546$665,049
66$744,337$542,988$491,765$645,900
67$757,660$506,994$445,639$624,266
68$770,369$467,264$395,995$599,968
69$782,340$423,554$342,655$572,812
70$793,434$375,604$285,429$542,590
71$803,496$323,140$224,123$509,083
72$812,352$265,873$158,530$472,053
73$819,808$203,497$88,437$431,249
74$825,650$135,690$13,621$386,398
75$829,637$62,110$0$337,212
76$831,504$0$0$303,870
77$830,955$0$0$278,159
78$827,660$0$0$275,230
79$821,256$0$0$271,016
80$811,338$0$0$265,355
81$797,457$0$0$258,068
82$779,116$0$0$248,955
83$755,764$0$0$237,797
84$726,792$0$0$224,349
85$691,523$0$0$208,341
86$649,211$0$0$189,476
87$599,029$0$0$167,423
88$540,061$0$0$141,818
89$471,296$0$0$112,256
90$391,616$0$0$78,291
91$299,784$0$0$39,432
92$194,434$0$0$0
93$74,057$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0