Can I retire at age 62 with 655,000?

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 $655,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$54,089$53,607$53,137$52,679$52,231$51,535
2 years$26,777$26,278$25,795$25,326$24,872$24,172
3 years$17,674$17,173$16,691$16,227$15,780$15,098
4 years$13,123$12,624$12,147$11,690$11,254$10,595
5 years$10,394$9,897$9,426$8,979$8,555$7,921
6 years$8,575$8,082$7,618$7,181$6,769$6,161
7 years$7,276$6,787$6,331$5,904$5,505$4,923
8 years$6,302$5,818$5,369$4,953$4,567$4,010
9 years$5,545$5,066$4,624$4,218$3,846$3,315
10 years$4,940$4,465$4,031$3,636$3,277$2,771
11 years$4,445$3,975$3,549$3,165$2,819$2,337
12 years$4,033$3,568$3,150$2,776$2,442$1,985
13 years$3,684$3,224$2,814$2,451$2,130$1,696
14 years$3,386$2,931$2,529$2,175$1,867$1,456
15 years$3,128$2,677$2,283$1,940$1,644$1,255
16 years$2,902$2,456$2,070$1,737$1,453$1,085
17 years$2,703$2,262$1,883$1,561$1,288$941
18 years$2,526$2,090$1,719$1,407$1,145$818
19 years$2,368$1,937$1,574$1,271$1,021$713
20 years$2,226$1,800$1,445$1,151$912$622
21 years$2,098$1,677$1,329$1,045$816$544
22 years$1,981$1,565$1,225$950$731$476
23 years$1,875$1,464$1,131$865$657$417
24 years$1,778$1,372$1,046$789$590$366
25 years$1,689$1,287$969$721$531$321
26 years$1,606$1,210$898$659$478$282
27 years$1,530$1,139$834$603$431$248
28 years$1,460$1,073$775$553$389$218
29 years$1,394$1,012$722$507$351$192
30 years$1,333$956$672$465$318$169
31 years$1,276$904$627$427$287$149
32 years$1,223$855$585$392$260$131
33 years$1,173$810$546$361$235$116
34 years$1,126$767$510$332$213$102
35 years$1,082$728$477$306$193$90
36 years$1,040$691$446$282$175$79
37 years$1,001$656$418$259$158$70
38 years$964$624$391$239$143$62
39 years$929$593$366$220$130$54
40 years$895$564$343$203$118$48
41 years$864$537$322$188$107$42
42 years$834$511$302$173$97$37
43 years$805$487$283$160$88$33
44 years$778$464$266$148$80$29
45 years$752$443$250$136$73$26
46 years$728$423$235$126$66$23
47 years$704$403$220$116$60$20
48 years$682$385$207$107$54$18
49 years$660$368$195$99$49$16
50 years$640$351$183$92$45$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $655,000, adding $3,694 every year, while hoping to spend $36,398 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: 22/48/30 Blend
61$655,000$655,000$655,000$655,000
62$725,620$690,905$680,753$734,658
63$760,906$686,033$664,831$738,205
64$798,572$679,701$647,156$738,737
65$838,821$671,801$627,630$738,533
66$881,877$662,216$606,152$737,559
67$927,986$650,822$582,616$735,779
68$977,418$637,489$556,910$733,157
69$1,030,466$622,078$528,919$729,659
70$1,087,457$604,443$498,521$725,253
71$1,148,744$584,428$465,588$719,908
72$1,214,720$561,868$429,989$713,594
73$1,285,812$536,591$391,584$706,285
74$1,362,493$508,411$350,230$697,958
75$1,445,278$477,135$305,774$688,593
76$1,534,738$442,556$258,059$678,175
77$1,631,498$404,457$206,920$666,697
78$1,736,243$362,609$152,185$654,154
79$1,849,730$316,767$93,673$640,553
80$1,972,789$266,675$31,198$625,907
81$2,106,333$212,061$0$610,240
82$2,251,367$152,640$0$604,944
83$2,408,995$88,108$0$610,107
84$2,580,433$18,146$0$615,867
85$2,767,018$0$0$622,377
86$2,970,221$0$0$660,228
87$3,191,661$0$0$712,028
88$3,433,120$0$0$768,622
89$3,696,559$0$0$830,483
90$3,984,136$0$0$898,134
91$4,298,228$0$0$972,147
92$4,641,450$0$0$1,053,156
93$5,016,682$0$0$1,141,855
94$5,427,095$0$0$1,239,012
95$5,876,179$0$0$1,345,471
96$6,367,779$0$0$1,462,162
97$6,906,127$0$0$1,590,107
98$7,495,884$0$0$1,730,435
99$8,142,185$0$0$1,884,388
100$8,850,683$0$0$2,053,334