Can I retire at age 59 with 4,200,000?

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 $4,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$346,832$343,743$340,729$337,787$334,914$325,105
2 years$171,699$168,501$165,402$162,397$159,483$149,680
3 years$113,329$110,117$107,026$104,050$101,182$91,693
4 years$84,150$80,948$77,888$74,962$72,164$63,061
5 years$66,647$63,464$60,444$57,578$54,858$46,166
6 years$54,982$51,823$48,848$46,046$43,407$35,134
7 years$46,653$43,521$40,593$37,857$35,302$27,447
8 years$40,409$37,306$34,426$31,757$29,286$21,845
9 years$35,556$32,481$29,651$27,050$24,663$17,628
10 years$31,675$28,631$25,850$23,317$21,014$14,376
11 years$28,502$25,488$22,758$20,293$18,073$11,820
12 years$25,860$22,877$20,197$17,800$15,662$9,782
13 years$23,626$20,674$18,045$15,714$13,657$8,138
14 years$21,712$18,792$16,214$13,950$11,972$6,798
15 years$20,056$17,167$14,639$12,441$10,541$5,699
16 years$18,608$15,750$13,272$11,139$9,316$4,791
17 years$17,331$14,505$12,077$10,008$8,260$4,037
18 years$16,198$13,404$11,025$9,020$7,345$3,408
19 years$15,185$12,422$10,093$8,150$6,547$2,882
20 years$14,274$11,543$9,263$7,381$5,847$2,441
21 years$13,452$10,752$8,520$6,699$5,233$2,069
22 years$12,705$10,037$7,852$6,091$4,690$1,756
23 years$12,024$9,387$7,250$5,547$4,210$1,492
24 years$11,401$8,795$6,705$5,059$3,784$1,268
25 years$10,828$8,254$6,210$4,621$3,405$1,078
26 years$10,301$7,757$5,760$4,225$3,067$917
27 years$9,813$7,301$5,348$3,867$2,766$781
28 years$9,361$6,879$4,972$3,543$2,495$665
29 years$8,941$6,490$4,627$3,249$2,253$566
30 years$8,549$6,129$4,310$2,982$2,036$482
31 years$8,184$5,794$4,018$2,739$1,841$411
32 years$7,842$5,482$3,749$2,517$1,665$350
33 years$7,522$5,192$3,500$2,314$1,507$299
34 years$7,221$4,921$3,270$2,129$1,364$255
35 years$6,937$4,667$3,058$1,960$1,236$217
36 years$6,671$4,430$2,860$1,805$1,120$185
37 years$6,419$4,207$2,677$1,663$1,015$158
38 years$6,181$3,998$2,507$1,533$920$135
39 years$5,956$3,802$2,349$1,414$834$115
40 years$5,742$3,617$2,202$1,304$757$98
41 years$5,540$3,443$2,064$1,203$687$84
42 years$5,347$3,279$1,937$1,110$623$71
43 years$5,164$3,125$1,817$1,025$565$61
44 years$4,990$2,978$1,706$946$513$52
45 years$4,824$2,840$1,602$874$466$44
46 years$4,666$2,709$1,504$807$423$38
47 years$4,515$2,586$1,413$746$384$32
48 years$4,371$2,468$1,328$689$349$27
49 years$4,233$2,357$1,248$637$317$23
50 years$4,101$2,252$1,174$589$288$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $4,200,000, adding $4,811 every year, while hoping to spend $25,210 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: 55/20/25 Blend
58$4,200,000$4,200,000$4,200,000$4,200,000
59$4,633,363$4,410,763$4,345,663$4,856,101
60$5,079,142$4,600,067$4,464,419$5,199,049
61$5,569,547$4,797,802$4,586,309$5,569,324
62$6,109,101$5,004,354$4,711,410$5,972,070
63$6,702,790$5,220,129$4,839,804$6,410,415
64$7,356,109$5,445,549$4,971,571$6,887,799
65$8,075,109$5,681,059$5,106,796$7,408,005
66$8,866,461$5,927,121$5,245,565$7,975,195
67$9,737,513$6,184,223$5,387,964$8,593,947
68$10,696,363$6,452,873$5,534,084$9,269,301
69$11,751,932$6,733,604$5,684,017$10,006,798
70$12,914,053$7,026,974$5,837,854$10,812,539
71$14,193,557$7,333,567$5,995,694$11,693,237
72$15,602,383$7,653,995$6,157,632$12,656,281
73$17,153,683$7,988,898$6,323,770$13,709,803
74$18,861,951$8,338,946$6,494,209$14,862,756
75$20,743,158$8,704,842$6,669,053$16,124,993
76$22,814,902$9,087,322$6,848,408$17,507,362
77$25,096,577$9,487,156$7,032,385$19,021,809
78$27,609,551$9,905,150$7,221,093$20,681,481
79$30,377,372$10,342,149$7,414,646$22,500,859
80$33,425,988$10,799,037$7,613,160$24,495,884
81$36,783,991$11,276,743$7,816,754$26,684,112
82$40,482,890$11,776,235$8,025,547$29,084,876
83$44,557,404$12,298,530$8,239,663$31,719,463
84$49,045,795$12,844,694$8,459,227$34,611,320
85$53,990,224$13,415,841$8,684,368$37,786,268
86$59,437,149$14,013,140$8,915,217$41,272,744
87$65,437,769$14,637,814$9,151,907$45,102,072
88$72,048,499$15,291,145$9,394,574$49,308,748
89$79,331,510$15,974,476$9,643,357$53,930,773
90$87,355,312$16,689,213$9,898,397$59,010,001
91$96,195,399$17,436,829$10,159,839$64,592,537
92$105,934,965$18,218,869$10,427,828$70,729,166
93$116,665,687$19,036,950$10,702,517$77,475,832
94$128,488,592$19,892,765$10,984,055$84,894,162
95$141,515,008$20,788,089$11,272,600$93,052,044
96$155,867,616$21,724,783$11,568,310$102,024,268
97$171,681,609$22,704,794$11,871,345$111,893,225
98$189,105,969$23,730,164$12,181,870$122,749,681
99$208,304,867$24,803,032$12,500,052$134,693,635
100$229,459,220$25,925,637$12,826,061$147,835,254