Can I retire at age 62 with 840,000?

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 $840,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$69,366$68,749$68,146$67,557$66,983$66,616
2 years$34,340$33,700$33,080$32,479$31,897$31,527
3 years$22,666$22,023$21,405$20,810$20,236$19,875
4 years$16,830$16,190$15,578$14,992$14,433$14,082
5 years$13,329$12,693$12,089$11,516$10,972$10,633
6 years$10,996$10,365$9,770$9,209$8,681$8,355
7 years$9,331$8,704$8,119$7,571$7,060$6,747
8 years$8,082$7,461$6,885$6,351$5,857$5,556
9 years$7,111$6,496$5,930$5,410$4,933$4,644
10 years$6,335$5,726$5,170$4,663$4,203$3,927
11 years$5,700$5,098$4,552$4,059$3,615$3,350
12 years$5,172$4,575$4,039$3,560$3,132$2,880
13 years$4,725$4,135$3,609$3,143$2,731$2,491
14 years$4,342$3,758$3,243$2,790$2,394$2,165
15 years$4,011$3,433$2,928$2,488$2,108$1,890
16 years$3,722$3,150$2,654$2,228$1,863$1,656
17 years$3,466$2,901$2,415$2,002$1,652$1,455
18 years$3,240$2,681$2,205$1,804$1,469$1,283
19 years$3,037$2,484$2,019$1,630$1,309$1,133
20 years$2,855$2,309$1,853$1,476$1,169$1,002
21 years$2,690$2,150$1,704$1,340$1,047$889
22 years$2,541$2,007$1,570$1,218$938$789
23 years$2,405$1,877$1,450$1,109$842$701
24 years$2,280$1,759$1,341$1,012$757$624
25 years$2,166$1,651$1,242$924$681$556
26 years$2,060$1,551$1,152$845$613$496
27 years$1,963$1,460$1,070$773$553$443
28 years$1,872$1,376$994$709$499$395
29 years$1,788$1,298$925$650$451$353
30 years$1,710$1,226$862$596$407$316
31 years$1,637$1,159$804$548$368$283
32 years$1,568$1,096$750$503$333$253
33 years$1,504$1,038$700$463$301$227
34 years$1,444$984$654$426$273$203
35 years$1,387$933$612$392$247$182
36 years$1,334$886$572$361$224$163
37 years$1,284$841$535$333$203$146
38 years$1,236$800$501$307$184$131
39 years$1,191$760$470$283$167$118
40 years$1,148$723$440$261$151$105
41 years$1,108$689$413$241$137$95
42 years$1,069$656$387$222$125$85
43 years$1,033$625$363$205$113$76
44 years$998$596$341$189$103$68
45 years$965$568$320$175$93$61
46 years$933$542$301$161$85$55
47 years$903$517$283$149$77$49
48 years$874$494$266$138$70$44
49 years$847$471$250$127$63$40
50 years$820$450$235$118$58$36

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $840,000, adding $3,214 every year, while hoping to spend $58,998 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: 28/46/26 Blend
61$840,000$840,000$840,000$840,000
62$928,995$884,475$871,455$947,416
63$960,979$865,041$837,876$942,837
64$994,248$842,677$801,194$932,572
65$1,028,871$817,178$761,243$920,338
66$1,064,922$788,326$717,851$906,005
67$1,102,479$755,889$670,834$889,438
68$1,141,629$719,625$620,004$870,494
69$1,182,463$679,274$565,162$849,025
70$1,225,081$634,565$506,101$824,873
71$1,269,588$585,208$442,605$797,874
72$1,316,102$530,898$374,447$767,857
73$1,364,745$471,313$301,392$734,640
74$1,415,654$406,112$223,194$698,035
75$1,468,974$334,935$139,594$657,844
76$1,524,864$257,401$50,325$613,860
77$1,583,495$173,109$0$565,868
78$1,645,055$81,635$0$526,109
79$1,709,744$0$0$497,589
80$1,777,784$0$0$475,016
81$1,849,415$0$0$494,802
82$1,924,895$0$0$515,703
83$2,004,511$0$0$537,804
84$2,088,570$0$0$561,199
85$2,177,410$0$0$585,989
86$2,271,401$0$0$612,286
87$2,370,943$0$0$640,211
88$2,476,476$0$0$669,896
89$2,588,479$0$0$701,487
90$2,707,478$0$0$735,143
91$2,834,047$0$0$771,038
92$2,968,814$0$0$809,364
93$3,112,466$0$0$850,328
94$3,265,757$0$0$894,161
95$3,429,511$0$0$941,113
96$3,604,635$0$0$991,461
97$3,792,118$0$0$1,045,506
98$3,993,048$0$0$1,103,580
99$4,208,619$0$0$1,166,048
100$4,440,138$0$0$1,233,310