Can I retire at age 59 with 1,520,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $1,520,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$125,520$124,402$123,311$122,247$121,207$117,233
2 years$62,139$60,981$59,860$58,772$57,718$53,752
3 years$41,014$39,852$38,733$37,656$36,618$32,786
4 years$30,454$29,295$28,188$27,129$26,117$22,446
5 years$24,120$22,968$21,875$20,838$19,853$16,354
6 years$19,898$18,755$17,678$16,664$15,709$12,385
7 years$16,884$15,751$14,691$13,700$12,776$9,626
8 years$14,624$13,501$12,459$11,493$10,599$7,621
9 years$12,868$11,755$10,731$9,789$8,926$6,116
10 years$11,463$10,362$9,355$8,439$7,605$4,960
11 years$10,315$9,224$8,236$7,344$6,541$4,054
12 years$9,359$8,279$7,310$6,442$5,668$3,335
13 years$8,550$7,482$6,531$5,687$4,943$2,758
14 years$7,858$6,801$5,868$5,048$4,333$2,289
15 years$7,258$6,213$5,298$4,502$3,815$1,907
16 years$6,734$5,700$4,803$4,031$3,372$1,593
17 years$6,272$5,250$4,371$3,622$2,989$1,333
18 years$5,862$4,851$3,990$3,264$2,658$1,118
19 years$5,495$4,496$3,653$2,950$2,369$939
20 years$5,166$4,178$3,352$2,671$2,116$790
21 years$4,868$3,891$3,083$2,424$1,894$665
22 years$4,598$3,632$2,842$2,204$1,698$560
23 years$4,352$3,397$2,624$2,008$1,524$473
24 years$4,126$3,183$2,427$1,831$1,370$399
25 years$3,919$2,987$2,248$1,672$1,232$337
26 years$3,728$2,807$2,084$1,529$1,110$284
27 years$3,551$2,642$1,936$1,399$1,001$240
28 years$3,388$2,490$1,799$1,282$903$203
29 years$3,236$2,349$1,675$1,176$815$172
30 years$3,094$2,218$1,560$1,079$737$145
31 years$2,962$2,097$1,454$991$666$123
32 years$2,838$1,984$1,357$911$603$104
33 years$2,722$1,879$1,267$838$545$88
34 years$2,613$1,781$1,184$771$494$74
35 years$2,511$1,689$1,107$709$447$63
36 years$2,414$1,603$1,035$653$405$53
37 years$2,323$1,523$969$602$367$45
38 years$2,237$1,447$907$555$333$38
39 years$2,155$1,376$850$512$302$32
40 years$2,078$1,309$797$472$274$27
41 years$2,005$1,246$747$435$248$23
42 years$1,935$1,187$701$402$225$20
43 years$1,869$1,131$658$371$205$17
44 years$1,806$1,078$617$342$186$14
45 years$1,746$1,028$580$316$169$12
46 years$1,689$981$544$292$153$10
47 years$1,634$936$511$270$139$9
48 years$1,582$893$481$249$126$7
49 years$1,532$853$452$231$115$6
50 years$1,484$815$425$213$104$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $1,520,000, adding $2,520 every year, while hoping to spend $35,677 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: 29/46/25 Blend
58$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000
59$1,677,639$1,597,079$1,573,519$1,713,195
60$1,810,799$1,637,376$1,588,272$1,781,461
61$1,956,344$1,678,452$1,602,324$1,851,498
62$2,115,502$1,720,307$1,615,612$1,926,066
63$2,289,622$1,762,940$1,628,074$2,005,580
64$2,480,190$1,806,351$1,639,640$2,090,497
65$2,688,841$1,850,534$1,650,241$2,181,319
66$2,917,379$1,895,487$1,659,800$2,278,601
67$3,167,788$1,941,202$1,668,239$2,382,954
68$3,442,253$1,987,671$1,675,476$2,495,050
69$3,743,180$2,034,884$1,681,422$2,615,632
70$4,073,222$2,082,831$1,685,987$2,745,517
71$4,435,297$2,131,496$1,689,074$2,885,609
72$4,832,622$2,180,864$1,690,582$3,036,899
73$5,268,739$2,230,916$1,690,406$3,200,485
74$5,747,550$2,281,631$1,688,435$3,377,575
75$6,273,355$2,332,985$1,684,552$3,569,500
76$6,850,887$2,384,952$1,678,635$3,777,730
77$7,485,364$2,437,501$1,670,555$4,003,885
78$8,182,531$2,490,599$1,660,179$4,249,749
79$8,948,720$2,544,209$1,647,366$4,517,292
80$9,790,905$2,598,290$1,631,968$4,808,686
81$10,716,769$2,652,798$1,613,831$5,126,324
82$11,734,778$2,707,683$1,592,792$5,472,847
83$12,854,258$2,762,892$1,568,683$5,851,165
84$14,085,484$2,818,366$1,541,327$6,264,488
85$15,439,779$2,874,042$1,510,536$6,716,356
86$16,929,615$2,929,848$1,476,118$7,210,671
87$18,568,737$2,985,712$1,437,869$7,751,737
88$20,372,286$3,041,550$1,395,576$8,344,299
89$22,356,948$3,097,274$1,349,016$8,993,589
90$24,541,106$3,152,790$1,297,958$9,705,376
91$26,945,016$3,207,994$1,242,157$10,486,022
92$29,590,998$3,262,776$1,181,359$11,342,540
93$32,503,644$3,317,016$1,115,298$12,282,663
94$35,710,052$3,370,587$1,043,698$13,314,918
95$39,240,081$3,423,350$966,266$14,448,707
96$43,126,633$3,475,157$882,699$15,694,393
97$47,405,962$3,525,852$792,682$17,063,405
98$52,118,015$3,575,263$695,881$18,568,343
99$57,306,811$3,623,210$591,952$20,223,098
100$63,020,857$3,669,499$480,534$22,042,983