Can I retire at age 62 with 954,000?

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 $954,000?

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$78,780$78,079$77,394$76,726$76,073$75,060
2 years$39,000$38,274$37,570$36,887$36,225$35,207
3 years$25,742$25,012$24,310$23,634$22,983$21,990
4 years$19,114$18,387$17,692$17,027$16,392$15,432
5 years$15,138$14,415$13,729$13,078$12,461$11,537
6 years$12,489$11,771$11,095$10,459$9,860$8,973
7 years$10,597$9,886$9,220$8,599$8,019$7,170
8 years$9,179$8,474$7,820$7,213$6,652$5,841
9 years$8,076$7,378$6,735$6,144$5,602$4,828
10 years$7,195$6,503$5,872$5,296$4,773$4,036
11 years$6,474$5,789$5,169$4,609$4,105$3,403
12 years$5,874$5,196$4,588$4,043$3,557$2,891
13 years$5,366$4,696$4,099$3,569$3,102$2,470
14 years$4,932$4,268$3,683$3,169$2,719$2,120
15 years$4,556$3,899$3,325$2,826$2,394$1,827
16 years$4,227$3,578$3,015$2,530$2,116$1,580
17 years$3,937$3,295$2,743$2,273$1,876$1,370
18 years$3,679$3,045$2,504$2,049$1,668$1,191
19 years$3,449$2,822$2,292$1,851$1,487$1,038
20 years$3,242$2,622$2,104$1,677$1,328$906
21 years$3,055$2,442$1,935$1,522$1,189$792
22 years$2,886$2,280$1,784$1,384$1,065$693
23 years$2,731$2,132$1,647$1,260$956$607
24 years$2,590$1,998$1,523$1,149$860$533
25 years$2,460$1,875$1,411$1,050$774$468
26 years$2,340$1,762$1,308$960$697$411
27 years$2,229$1,658$1,215$878$628$361
28 years$2,126$1,563$1,129$805$567$318
29 years$2,031$1,474$1,051$738$512$280
30 years$1,942$1,392$979$677$462$246
31 years$1,859$1,316$913$622$418$217
32 years$1,781$1,245$852$572$378$191
33 years$1,708$1,179$795$526$342$168
34 years$1,640$1,118$743$484$310$148
35 years$1,576$1,060$695$445$281$131
36 years$1,515$1,006$650$410$254$115
37 years$1,458$956$608$378$230$102
38 years$1,404$908$569$348$209$90
39 years$1,353$864$534$321$189$79
40 years$1,304$822$500$296$172$70
41 years$1,258$782$469$273$156$62
42 years$1,215$745$440$252$141$55
43 years$1,173$710$413$233$128$48
44 years$1,133$677$387$215$117$43
45 years$1,096$645$364$199$106$38
46 years$1,060$615$342$183$96$33
47 years$1,026$587$321$169$87$29
48 years$993$561$302$157$79$26
49 years$961$535$284$145$72$23
50 years$931$511$267$134$65$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $954,000, adding $5,799 every year, while hoping to spend $53,252 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: 64/10/26 Blend
61$954,000$954,000$954,000$954,000
62$1,057,290$1,006,728$991,941$1,117,363
63$1,108,473$999,398$968,511$1,151,339
64$1,163,093$989,924$942,512$1,182,022
65$1,221,443$978,144$913,800$1,214,370
66$1,283,846$963,889$882,228$1,248,552
67$1,350,655$946,976$847,639$1,284,757
68$1,422,258$927,214$809,871$1,323,195
69$1,499,080$904,400$768,754$1,364,099
70$1,581,589$878,318$724,110$1,407,728
71$1,670,296$848,740$675,752$1,454,369
72$1,765,763$815,425$623,487$1,504,342
73$1,868,609$778,119$567,112$1,558,001
74$1,979,511$736,551$506,414$1,615,739
75$2,099,215$690,436$441,173$1,677,994
76$2,228,539$639,471$371,156$1,745,247
77$2,368,383$583,338$296,123$1,818,037
78$2,519,736$521,700$215,821$1,896,956
79$2,683,685$454,199$129,987$1,982,665
80$2,861,425$380,459$38,346$2,075,893
81$3,054,271$300,082$0$2,177,448
82$3,263,668$212,648$0$2,304,718
83$3,491,206$117,712$0$2,454,627
84$3,738,634$14,805$0$2,617,708
85$4,007,877$0$0$2,795,267
86$4,301,052$0$0$2,999,368
87$4,620,488$0$0$3,223,586
88$4,968,749$0$0$3,468,100
89$5,348,658$0$0$3,734,900
90$5,763,320$0$0$4,026,175
91$6,216,154$0$0$4,344,334
92$6,710,923$0$0$4,692,032
93$7,251,772$0$0$5,072,189
94$7,843,263$0$0$5,488,022
95$8,490,417$0$0$5,943,071
96$9,198,766$0$0$6,441,236
97$9,974,400$0$0$6,986,811
98$10,824,025$0$0$7,584,525
99$11,755,027$0$0$8,239,585
100$12,775,541$0$0$8,957,726