Can I retire at age 62 with 872,000?

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 $872,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$72,009$71,368$70,742$70,131$69,535$68,326
2 years$35,648$34,984$34,341$33,717$33,112$31,898
3 years$23,529$22,862$22,221$21,603$21,007$19,827
4 years$17,471$16,806$16,171$15,564$14,983$13,844
5 years$13,837$13,176$12,549$11,954$11,390$10,296
6 years$11,415$10,760$10,142$9,560$9,012$7,965
7 years$9,686$9,036$8,428$7,860$7,329$6,328
8 years$8,390$7,745$7,147$6,593$6,080$5,126
9 years$7,382$6,744$6,156$5,616$5,121$4,212
10 years$6,576$5,944$5,367$4,841$4,363$3,499
11 years$5,918$5,292$4,725$4,213$3,752$2,933
12 years$5,369$4,750$4,193$3,696$3,252$2,475
13 years$4,905$4,292$3,746$3,263$2,836$2,101
14 years$4,508$3,902$3,366$2,896$2,486$1,791
15 years$4,164$3,564$3,039$2,583$2,189$1,533
16 years$3,863$3,270$2,756$2,313$1,934$1,317
17 years$3,598$3,012$2,507$2,078$1,715$1,134
18 years$3,363$2,783$2,289$1,873$1,525$979
19 years$3,153$2,579$2,095$1,692$1,359$846
20 years$2,964$2,397$1,923$1,533$1,214$733
21 years$2,793$2,232$1,769$1,391$1,086$636
22 years$2,638$2,084$1,630$1,265$974$552
23 years$2,496$1,949$1,505$1,152$874$480
24 years$2,367$1,826$1,392$1,050$786$418
25 years$2,248$1,714$1,289$959$707$364
26 years$2,139$1,611$1,196$877$637$317
27 years$2,037$1,516$1,110$803$574$277
28 years$1,943$1,428$1,032$736$518$241
29 years$1,856$1,347$961$675$468$211
30 years$1,775$1,272$895$619$423$184
31 years$1,699$1,203$834$569$382$161
32 years$1,628$1,138$778$523$346$141
33 years$1,562$1,078$727$481$313$123
34 years$1,499$1,022$679$442$283$107
35 years$1,440$969$635$407$257$94
36 years$1,385$920$594$375$232$82
37 years$1,333$874$556$345$211$72
38 years$1,283$830$521$318$191$63
39 years$1,236$789$488$294$173$55
40 years$1,192$751$457$271$157$48
41 years$1,150$715$429$250$143$42
42 years$1,110$681$402$231$129$37
43 years$1,072$649$377$213$117$32
44 years$1,036$618$354$196$107$28
45 years$1,002$590$333$181$97$25
46 years$969$563$312$168$88$22
47 years$937$537$293$155$80$19
48 years$907$512$276$143$72$17
49 years$879$489$259$132$66$15
50 years$851$467$244$122$60$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $872,000, adding $4,537 every year, while hoping to spend $37,813 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: 46/28/26 Blend
61$872,000$872,000$872,000$872,000
62$965,624$919,408$905,892$1,002,640
63$1,023,885$924,226$896,007$1,034,047
64$1,086,821$928,013$884,523$1,064,065
65$1,154,869$930,678$871,347$1,095,894
66$1,228,510$932,126$856,381$1,129,721
67$1,308,272$932,254$839,523$1,165,758
68$1,394,734$930,953$820,666$1,204,237
69$1,488,536$928,108$799,697$1,245,420
70$1,590,378$923,597$776,499$1,289,593
71$1,701,035$917,291$750,949$1,337,079
72$1,821,354$909,052$722,920$1,388,231
73$1,952,270$898,733$692,275$1,443,446
74$2,094,811$886,181$658,876$1,503,162
75$2,250,109$871,231$622,576$1,567,864
76$2,419,408$853,710$583,221$1,638,091
77$2,604,080$833,434$540,650$1,714,442
78$2,805,631$810,207$494,698$1,797,578
79$3,025,723$783,825$445,187$1,888,234
80$3,266,183$754,068$391,937$1,987,223
81$3,529,022$720,706$334,755$2,095,446
82$3,816,456$683,494$273,443$2,213,900
83$4,130,924$642,175$207,793$2,343,691
84$4,475,110$596,474$137,587$2,486,042
85$4,851,974$546,103$62,598$2,642,305
86$5,264,769$490,757$0$2,813,978
87$5,717,084$430,112$0$3,007,553
88$6,212,867$363,828$0$3,238,874
89$6,756,468$291,544$0$3,492,657
90$7,352,678$212,880$0$3,771,216
91$8,006,774$127,433$0$4,077,109
92$8,724,567$34,779$0$4,413,156
93$9,512,459$0$0$4,782,471
94$10,377,503$0$0$5,208,679
95$11,327,467$0$0$5,688,600
96$12,370,909$0$0$6,215,856
97$13,517,254$0$0$6,795,222
98$14,776,889$0$0$7,431,962
99$16,161,254$0$0$8,131,875
100$17,682,954$0$0$8,901,346