Can I retire at age 59 with 473,000?

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 $473,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$39,060$38,712$38,373$38,041$37,718$37,047
2 years$19,337$18,976$18,627$18,289$17,961$17,288
3 years$12,763$12,401$12,053$11,718$11,395$10,740
4 years$9,477$9,116$8,772$8,442$8,127$7,495
5 years$7,506$7,147$6,807$6,484$6,178$5,571
6 years$6,192$5,836$5,501$5,186$4,888$4,308
7 years$5,254$4,901$4,572$4,263$3,976$3,421
8 years$4,551$4,201$3,877$3,576$3,298$2,769
9 years$4,004$3,658$3,339$3,046$2,778$2,274
10 years$3,567$3,224$2,911$2,626$2,367$1,888
11 years$3,210$2,870$2,563$2,285$2,035$1,581
12 years$2,912$2,576$2,275$2,005$1,764$1,334
13 years$2,661$2,328$2,032$1,770$1,538$1,131
14 years$2,445$2,116$1,826$1,571$1,348$964
15 years$2,259$1,933$1,649$1,401$1,187$825
16 years$2,096$1,774$1,495$1,254$1,049$708
17 years$1,952$1,634$1,360$1,127$930$609
18 years$1,824$1,510$1,242$1,016$827$525
19 years$1,710$1,399$1,137$918$737$454
20 years$1,608$1,300$1,043$831$659$393
21 years$1,515$1,211$959$754$589$341
22 years$1,431$1,130$884$686$528$296
23 years$1,354$1,057$817$625$474$257
24 years$1,284$991$755$570$426$223
25 years$1,219$930$699$520$384$194
26 years$1,160$874$649$476$345$169
27 years$1,105$822$602$435$311$147
28 years$1,054$775$560$399$281$129
29 years$1,007$731$521$366$254$112
30 years$963$690$485$336$229$98
31 years$922$653$452$308$207$85
32 years$883$617$422$283$188$75
33 years$847$585$394$261$170$65
34 years$813$554$368$240$154$57
35 years$781$526$344$221$139$50
36 years$751$499$322$203$126$43
37 years$723$474$302$187$114$38
38 years$696$450$282$173$104$33
39 years$671$428$265$159$94$29
40 years$647$407$248$147$85$25
41 years$624$388$232$135$77$22
42 years$602$369$218$125$70$19
43 years$582$352$205$115$64$17
44 years$562$335$192$107$58$15
45 years$543$320$180$98$52$13
46 years$525$305$169$91$48$11
47 years$508$291$159$84$43$10
48 years$492$278$150$78$39$9
49 years$477$265$141$72$36$8
50 years$462$254$132$66$32$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $473,000, adding $6,210 every year, while hoping to spend $28,517 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: 69/20/11 Blend
58$473,000$473,000$473,000$473,000
59$527,652$502,583$495,251$562,423
60$551,130$496,867$481,500$580,595
61$576,048$489,916$466,333$596,439
62$602,521$481,639$449,671$613,021
63$630,678$471,938$431,435$630,408
64$660,658$460,714$411,539$648,675
65$692,613$447,858$389,894$667,906
66$726,712$433,255$366,408$688,195
67$763,138$416,786$340,984$709,643
68$802,092$398,322$313,520$732,367
69$843,794$377,729$283,912$756,492
70$888,487$354,863$252,048$782,162
71$936,434$329,573$217,814$809,532
72$987,928$301,700$181,089$838,777
73$1,043,288$271,074$141,746$870,089
74$1,102,864$237,517$99,655$903,684
75$1,167,041$200,841$54,679$939,799
76$1,236,243$160,845$6,674$978,698
77$1,310,933$117,320$0$1,020,672
78$1,391,622$70,043$0$1,071,275
79$1,478,871$18,778$0$1,126,813
80$1,573,297$0$0$1,186,917
81$1,675,577$0$0$1,260,130
82$1,786,456$0$0$1,344,001
83$1,906,754$0$0$1,435,020
84$2,037,372$0$0$1,533,872
85$2,179,301$0$0$1,641,310
86$2,333,631$0$0$1,758,162
87$2,501,563$0$0$1,885,341
88$2,684,415$0$0$2,023,849
89$2,883,641$0$0$2,174,791
90$3,100,838$0$0$2,339,380
91$3,337,766$0$0$2,518,955
92$3,596,360$0$0$2,714,986
93$3,878,753$0$0$2,929,094
94$4,187,291$0$0$3,163,062
95$4,524,555$0$0$3,418,854
96$4,893,391$0$0$3,698,631
97$5,296,928$0$0$4,004,774
98$5,738,616$0$0$4,339,903
99$6,222,250$0$0$4,706,904
100$6,752,011$0$0$5,108,956