Can I retire at age 59 with 1,270,000?

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 $1,270,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$104,875$103,941$103,030$102,140$101,272$98,385
2 years$51,919$50,952$50,014$49,106$48,225$45,339
3 years$34,269$33,297$32,363$31,463$30,596$27,801
4 years$25,445$24,477$23,552$22,667$21,821$19,139
5 years$20,153$19,190$18,277$17,410$16,588$14,026
6 years$16,625$15,670$14,771$13,923$13,126$10,686
7 years$14,107$13,160$12,274$11,447$10,675$8,358
8 years$12,219$11,281$10,410$9,603$8,856$6,660
9 years$10,751$9,822$8,966$8,179$7,458$5,381
10 years$9,578$8,657$7,817$7,051$6,354$4,394
11 years$8,618$7,707$6,882$6,136$5,465$3,617
12 years$7,819$6,918$6,107$5,382$4,736$2,997
13 years$7,144$6,251$5,456$4,752$4,130$2,497
14 years$6,565$5,682$4,903$4,218$3,620$2,089
15 years$6,064$5,191$4,426$3,762$3,187$1,753
16 years$5,627$4,763$4,013$3,368$2,817$1,476
17 years$5,241$4,386$3,652$3,026$2,498$1,246
18 years$4,898$4,053$3,334$2,727$2,221$1,053
19 years$4,592$3,756$3,052$2,464$1,980$892
20 years$4,316$3,491$2,801$2,232$1,768$757
21 years$4,068$3,251$2,576$2,026$1,582$642
22 years$3,842$3,035$2,374$1,842$1,418$546
23 years$3,636$2,839$2,192$1,677$1,273$465
24 years$3,447$2,660$2,028$1,530$1,144$395
25 years$3,274$2,496$1,878$1,397$1,030$337
26 years$3,115$2,346$1,742$1,277$928$287
27 years$2,967$2,208$1,617$1,169$836$245
28 years$2,831$2,080$1,503$1,071$755$209
29 years$2,704$1,962$1,399$982$681$178
30 years$2,585$1,853$1,303$902$616$152
31 years$2,475$1,752$1,215$828$557$130
32 years$2,371$1,658$1,134$761$503$111
33 years$2,274$1,570$1,058$700$456$95
34 years$2,183$1,488$989$644$413$81
35 years$2,098$1,411$925$593$374$69
36 years$2,017$1,339$865$546$339$59
37 years$1,941$1,272$810$503$307$50
38 years$1,869$1,209$758$464$278$43
39 years$1,801$1,150$710$427$252$37
40 years$1,736$1,094$666$394$229$31
41 years$1,675$1,041$624$364$208$27
42 years$1,617$992$586$336$188$23
43 years$1,562$945$549$310$171$20
44 years$1,509$901$516$286$155$17
45 years$1,459$859$484$264$141$14
46 years$1,411$819$455$244$128$12
47 years$1,365$782$427$226$116$10
48 years$1,322$746$402$208$105$9
49 years$1,280$713$377$193$96$8
50 years$1,240$681$355$178$87$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $1,270,000, adding $3,857 every year, while hoping to spend $42,116 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: 74/19/7 Blend
58$1,270,000$1,270,000$1,270,000$1,270,000
59$1,403,518$1,336,208$1,316,523$1,505,758
60$1,501,866$1,356,872$1,315,816$1,594,277
61$1,608,834$1,377,136$1,313,673$1,685,514
62$1,725,256$1,396,937$1,310,003$1,784,262
63$1,852,052$1,416,206$1,304,707$1,891,250
64$1,990,232$1,434,870$1,297,685$2,007,279
65$2,140,908$1,452,851$1,288,830$2,133,235
66$2,305,304$1,470,065$1,278,030$2,270,090
67$2,484,769$1,486,422$1,265,167$2,418,918
68$2,680,785$1,501,827$1,250,120$2,580,900
69$2,894,986$1,516,177$1,232,760$2,757,338
70$3,129,169$1,529,364$1,212,952$2,949,668
71$3,385,315$1,541,273$1,190,556$3,159,471
72$3,665,601$1,551,780$1,165,425$3,388,488
73$3,972,429$1,560,754$1,137,403$3,638,640
74$4,308,441$1,568,055$1,106,330$3,912,042
75$4,676,547$1,573,535$1,072,037$4,211,026
76$5,079,953$1,577,035$1,034,348$4,538,162
77$5,522,187$1,578,389$993,077$4,896,281
78$6,007,137$1,577,418$948,033$5,288,504
79$6,539,086$1,573,932$899,012$5,718,272
80$7,122,748$1,567,730$845,805$6,189,373
81$7,763,320$1,558,600$788,191$6,705,988
82$8,466,522$1,546,315$725,939$7,272,719
83$9,238,659$1,530,636$658,809$7,894,643
84$10,086,673$1,511,308$586,550$8,577,352
85$11,018,213$1,488,061$508,899$9,327,012
86$12,041,704$1,460,610$425,581$10,150,417
87$13,166,431$1,428,653$336,311$11,055,057
88$14,402,619$1,391,869$240,789$12,049,186
89$15,761,533$1,349,918$138,703$13,141,900
90$17,255,588$1,302,442$29,728$14,343,228
91$18,898,457$1,249,060$0$15,664,220
92$20,705,206$1,189,371$0$17,123,523
93$22,692,436$1,122,950$0$18,730,887
94$24,878,435$1,049,345$0$20,498,914
95$27,283,355$968,082$0$22,443,941
96$29,929,397$878,657$0$24,583,974
97$32,841,024$780,540$0$26,938,855
98$36,045,190$673,168$0$29,530,454
99$39,571,593$555,948$0$32,382,871
100$43,452,959$428,252$0$35,522,666