Can I retire at age 59 with 476,000?

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 $476,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$39,308$38,958$38,616$38,282$37,957$36,581
2 years$19,459$19,097$18,746$18,405$18,075$16,704
3 years$12,844$12,480$12,130$11,792$11,467$10,144
4 years$9,537$9,174$8,827$8,496$8,179$6,913
5 years$7,553$7,193$6,850$6,525$6,217$5,013
6 years$6,231$5,873$5,536$5,218$4,919$3,778
7 years$5,287$4,932$4,601$4,290$4,001$2,921
8 years$4,580$4,228$3,902$3,599$3,319$2,300
9 years$4,030$3,681$3,360$3,066$2,795$1,836
10 years$3,590$3,245$2,930$2,643$2,382$1,480
11 years$3,230$2,889$2,579$2,300$2,048$1,203
12 years$2,931$2,593$2,289$2,017$1,775$984
13 years$2,678$2,343$2,045$1,781$1,548$809
14 years$2,461$2,130$1,838$1,581$1,357$667
15 years$2,273$1,946$1,659$1,410$1,195$552
16 years$2,109$1,785$1,504$1,262$1,056$458
17 years$1,964$1,644$1,369$1,134$936$381
18 years$1,836$1,519$1,249$1,022$832$317
19 years$1,721$1,408$1,144$924$742$265
20 years$1,618$1,308$1,050$837$663$221
21 years$1,525$1,219$966$759$593$185
22 years$1,440$1,138$890$690$532$155
23 years$1,363$1,064$822$629$477$130
24 years$1,292$997$760$573$429$109
25 years$1,227$935$704$524$386$91
26 years$1,167$879$653$479$348$76
27 years$1,112$827$606$438$313$64
28 years$1,061$780$564$402$283$54
29 years$1,013$736$524$368$255$45
30 years$969$695$488$338$231$38
31 years$928$657$455$310$209$32
32 years$889$621$425$285$189$27
33 years$852$588$397$262$171$22
34 years$818$558$371$241$155$19
35 years$786$529$347$222$140$16
36 years$756$502$324$205$127$13
37 years$727$477$303$189$115$11
38 years$700$453$284$174$104$9
39 years$675$431$266$160$95$8
40 years$651$410$250$148$86$7
41 years$628$390$234$136$78$6
42 years$606$372$219$126$71$5
43 years$585$354$206$116$64$4
44 years$566$338$193$107$58$3
45 years$547$322$182$99$53$3
46 years$529$307$170$91$48$2
47 years$512$293$160$85$44$2
48 years$495$280$151$78$40$2
49 years$480$267$141$72$36$1
50 years$465$255$133$67$33$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $476,000, adding $2,618 every year, while hoping to spend $40,164 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: 64/26/10 Blend
58$476,000$476,000$476,000$476,000
59$527,252$502,024$494,646$559,685
60$538,298$483,889$468,483$563,522
61$549,124$463,520$440,097$562,777
62$559,666$440,763$409,371$560,943
63$569,851$415,460$376,184$557,912
64$579,597$387,439$340,408$553,566
65$588,814$356,521$301,909$547,779
66$597,398$322,516$260,549$540,412
67$605,237$285,223$216,181$531,316
68$612,203$244,431$168,655$520,328
69$618,154$199,915$117,811$507,269
70$622,933$151,437$63,485$491,948
71$626,363$98,749$5,503$474,154
72$628,250$41,586$0$453,659
73$628,377$0$0$436,230
74$626,501$0$0$422,416
75$622,357$0$0$418,881
76$615,646$0$0$413,516
77$606,039$0$0$406,089
78$593,172$0$0$396,342
79$576,640$0$0$383,989
80$555,996$0$0$368,713
81$530,742$0$0$350,165
82$500,331$0$0$327,955
83$464,154$0$0$301,656
84$421,540$0$0$270,792
85$371,746$0$0$234,838
86$313,950$0$0$193,214
87$247,244$0$0$145,279
88$170,624$0$0$90,324
89$82,981$0$0$27,565
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0