Can I retire at age 59 with 1,960,000?

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:
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 $1,960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$161,855$160,413$159,007$157,634$156,293$150,688
2 years$80,126$78,634$77,188$75,785$74,425$68,839
3 years$52,887$51,388$49,946$48,556$47,218$41,826
4 years$39,270$37,776$36,348$34,982$33,677$28,520
5 years$31,102$29,617$28,207$26,870$25,600$20,692
6 years$25,658$24,184$22,796$21,488$20,257$15,601
7 years$21,771$20,310$18,943$17,666$16,474$12,070
8 years$18,858$17,409$16,065$14,820$13,667$9,511
9 years$16,593$15,158$13,837$12,623$11,510$7,596
10 years$14,782$13,361$12,064$10,881$9,807$6,129
11 years$13,301$11,894$10,621$9,470$8,434$4,984
12 years$12,068$10,676$9,425$8,307$7,309$4,078
13 years$11,025$9,648$8,421$7,333$6,373$3,354
14 years$10,132$8,770$7,566$6,510$5,587$2,769
15 years$9,359$8,011$6,831$5,806$4,919$2,293
16 years$8,684$7,350$6,194$5,198$4,348$1,904
17 years$8,088$6,769$5,636$4,671$3,855$1,585
18 years$7,559$6,255$5,145$4,209$3,428$1,321
19 years$7,086$5,797$4,710$3,803$3,055$1,103
20 years$6,661$5,387$4,323$3,445$2,729$922
21 years$6,278$5,018$3,976$3,126$2,442$771
22 years$5,929$4,684$3,664$2,842$2,189$646
23 years$5,611$4,381$3,383$2,589$1,965$541
24 years$5,320$4,104$3,129$2,361$1,766$454
25 years$5,053$3,852$2,898$2,156$1,589$381
26 years$4,807$3,620$2,688$1,972$1,431$320
27 years$4,579$3,407$2,496$1,805$1,291$268
28 years$4,368$3,210$2,320$1,653$1,165$225
29 years$4,172$3,029$2,159$1,516$1,052$189
30 years$3,990$2,860$2,011$1,392$950$159
31 years$3,819$2,704$1,875$1,278$859$134
32 years$3,660$2,558$1,749$1,174$777$112
33 years$3,510$2,423$1,633$1,080$703$94
34 years$3,370$2,296$1,526$994$637$79
35 years$3,237$2,178$1,427$915$577$67
36 years$3,113$2,067$1,335$843$522$56
37 years$2,995$1,963$1,249$776$474$47
38 years$2,884$1,866$1,170$715$429$40
39 years$2,779$1,774$1,096$660$389$33
40 years$2,680$1,688$1,027$608$353$28
41 years$2,585$1,607$963$561$320$24
42 years$2,495$1,530$904$518$291$20
43 years$2,410$1,458$848$478$264$17
44 years$2,329$1,390$796$442$239$14
45 years$2,251$1,325$747$408$217$12
46 years$2,178$1,264$702$377$197$10
47 years$2,107$1,207$660$348$179$8
48 years$2,040$1,152$620$322$163$7
49 years$1,975$1,100$583$297$148$6
50 years$1,914$1,051$548$275$134$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $1,960,000, adding $5,258 every year, while hoping to spend $30,472 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: 71/20/9 Blend
58$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000
59$2,165,344$2,061,464$2,031,084$2,315,162
60$2,353,787$2,130,053$2,066,703$2,483,533
61$2,560,430$2,200,983$2,102,494$2,663,512
62$2,787,097$2,274,334$2,138,431$2,859,682
63$3,035,797$2,350,193$2,174,485$3,073,632
64$3,308,744$2,428,648$2,210,626$3,307,108
65$3,608,376$2,509,792$2,246,822$3,562,035
66$3,937,377$2,593,718$2,283,037$3,840,530
67$4,298,706$2,680,527$2,319,236$4,144,926
68$4,695,622$2,770,321$2,355,378$4,477,789
69$5,131,715$2,863,206$2,391,422$4,841,948
70$5,610,939$2,959,292$2,427,324$5,240,516
71$6,137,650$3,058,693$2,463,035$5,676,921
72$6,716,651$3,161,529$2,498,507$6,154,939
73$7,353,227$3,267,922$2,533,684$6,678,728
74$8,053,205$3,377,999$2,568,512$7,252,869
75$8,823,005$3,491,894$2,602,930$7,882,407
76$9,669,698$3,609,744$2,636,875$8,572,898
77$10,601,077$3,731,690$2,670,280$9,330,461
78$11,625,725$3,857,882$2,703,073$10,161,840
79$12,753,103$3,988,472$2,735,180$11,074,459
80$13,993,633$4,123,620$2,766,521$12,076,500
81$15,358,797$4,263,492$2,797,014$13,176,975
82$16,861,250$4,408,258$2,826,569$14,385,812
83$18,514,932$4,558,097$2,855,093$15,713,948
84$20,335,205$4,713,194$2,882,489$17,173,431
85$22,338,996$4,873,741$2,908,653$18,777,537
86$24,544,957$5,039,937$2,933,475$20,540,891
87$26,973,638$5,211,989$2,956,842$22,479,604
88$29,647,685$5,390,112$2,978,632$24,611,430
89$32,592,050$5,574,530$2,998,718$26,955,927
90$35,834,231$5,765,474$3,016,967$29,534,646
91$39,404,525$5,963,184$3,033,238$32,371,329
92$43,336,317$6,167,911$3,047,382$35,492,137
93$47,666,397$6,379,914$3,059,245$38,925,894
94$52,435,303$6,599,463$3,068,663$42,704,361
95$57,687,706$6,826,839$3,075,465$46,862,532
96$63,472,830$7,062,332$3,079,471$51,438,966
97$69,844,917$7,306,245$3,080,492$56,476,148
98$76,863,740$7,558,892$3,078,330$62,020,894
99$84,595,164$7,820,600$3,072,777$68,124,788
100$93,111,770$8,091,709$3,063,614$74,844,669