Can I retire at age 62 with 973,000?

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 $973,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$80,349$79,634$78,935$78,254$77,588$74,539
2 years$39,777$39,036$38,318$37,622$36,947$33,912
3 years$26,255$25,511$24,794$24,105$23,441$20,516
4 years$19,495$18,753$18,044$17,366$16,718$13,926
5 years$15,440$14,703$14,003$13,339$12,709$10,056
6 years$12,737$12,006$11,316$10,667$10,056$7,544
7 years$10,808$10,082$9,404$8,770$8,178$5,807
8 years$9,361$8,642$7,975$7,357$6,785$4,551
9 years$8,237$7,525$6,869$6,267$5,714$3,615
10 years$7,338$6,633$5,989$5,402$4,868$2,900
11 years$6,603$5,905$5,272$4,701$4,187$2,345
12 years$5,991$5,300$4,679$4,124$3,628$1,907
13 years$5,473$4,789$4,180$3,641$3,164$1,559
14 years$5,030$4,353$3,756$3,232$2,773$1,279
15 years$4,646$3,977$3,391$2,882$2,442$1,052
16 years$4,311$3,649$3,075$2,581$2,158$868
17 years$4,015$3,360$2,798$2,319$1,914$718
18 years$3,752$3,105$2,554$2,090$1,702$594
19 years$3,518$2,878$2,338$1,888$1,517$493
20 years$3,307$2,674$2,146$1,710$1,355$409
21 years$3,116$2,491$1,974$1,552$1,212$340
22 years$2,943$2,325$1,819$1,411$1,087$283
23 years$2,786$2,175$1,680$1,285$975$235
24 years$2,641$2,038$1,553$1,172$877$196
25 years$2,509$1,912$1,439$1,070$789$163
26 years$2,386$1,797$1,334$979$711$136
27 years$2,273$1,691$1,239$896$641$113
28 years$2,169$1,594$1,152$821$578$94
29 years$2,071$1,503$1,072$753$522$79
30 years$1,981$1,420$998$691$472$66
31 years$1,896$1,342$931$634$426$55
32 years$1,817$1,270$868$583$386$46
33 years$1,743$1,203$811$536$349$38
34 years$1,673$1,140$758$493$316$32
35 years$1,607$1,081$708$454$286$27
36 years$1,545$1,026$663$418$259$22
37 years$1,487$975$620$385$235$18
38 years$1,432$926$581$355$213$15
39 years$1,380$881$544$328$193$13
40 years$1,330$838$510$302$175$11
41 years$1,283$798$478$279$159$9
42 years$1,239$760$449$257$144$7
43 years$1,196$724$421$237$131$6
44 years$1,156$690$395$219$119$5
45 years$1,118$658$371$202$108$4
46 years$1,081$628$348$187$98$4
47 years$1,046$599$327$173$89$3
48 years$1,013$572$308$160$81$3
49 years$981$546$289$148$73$2
50 years$950$522$272$136$67$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 62 starting with $973,000, adding $6,366 every year, while hoping to spend $53,577 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: 47/37/16 Blend
61$973,000$973,000$973,000$973,000
62$1,078,813$1,027,244$1,012,162$1,124,366
63$1,131,846$1,020,573$989,064$1,149,967
64$1,188,493$1,011,780$963,396$1,171,778
65$1,249,066$1,000,704$935,017$1,194,291
66$1,313,907$987,174$903,776$1,217,594
67$1,383,390$971,011$869,518$1,241,785
68$1,457,928$952,023$832,079$1,266,976
69$1,537,973$930,007$791,289$1,293,294
70$1,624,018$904,750$746,970$1,320,883
71$1,716,610$876,025$698,935$1,349,907
72$1,816,344$843,590$646,989$1,380,549
73$1,923,878$807,192$590,930$1,413,017
74$2,039,931$766,562$530,543$1,447,546
75$2,165,296$721,416$465,609$1,484,397
76$2,300,843$671,452$395,893$1,523,868
77$2,447,528$616,352$321,155$1,566,289
78$2,606,403$555,781$241,141$1,612,035
79$2,778,624$489,382$155,587$1,661,520
80$2,965,462$416,780$64,218$1,715,214
81$3,168,316$337,579$0$1,773,639
82$3,388,722$251,358$0$1,843,062
83$3,628,373$157,676$0$1,930,522
84$3,889,129$56,064$0$2,025,825
85$4,173,038$0$0$2,129,842
86$4,482,353$0$0$2,265,510
87$4,819,554$0$0$2,438,393
88$5,187,369$0$0$2,627,077
89$5,588,802$0$0$2,833,116
90$6,027,160$0$0$3,058,220
91$6,506,082$0$0$3,304,273
92$7,029,574$0$0$3,573,348
93$7,602,049$0$0$3,867,727
94$8,228,363$0$0$4,189,925
95$8,913,864$0$0$4,542,710
96$9,664,442$0$0$4,929,129
97$10,486,583$0$0$5,352,540
98$11,387,427$0$0$5,816,638
99$12,374,840$0$0$6,325,496
100$13,457,485$0$0$6,883,597