Can I retire at age 59 with 505,000?

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 $505,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$41,702$41,331$40,969$40,615$40,269$38,748
2 years$20,645$20,260$19,888$19,526$19,176$17,661
3 years$13,626$13,240$12,869$12,511$12,166$10,705
4 years$10,118$9,733$9,365$9,013$8,677$7,281
5 years$8,013$7,631$7,268$6,923$6,596$5,269
6 years$6,611$6,231$5,873$5,536$5,219$3,962
7 years$5,609$5,233$4,881$4,552$4,245$3,056
8 years$4,859$4,486$4,139$3,818$3,521$2,401
9 years$4,275$3,905$3,565$3,252$2,965$1,912
10 years$3,809$3,442$3,108$2,804$2,527$1,538
11 years$3,427$3,065$2,736$2,440$2,173$1,246
12 years$3,109$2,751$2,428$2,140$1,883$1,016
13 years$2,841$2,486$2,170$1,889$1,642$833
14 years$2,611$2,260$1,949$1,677$1,439$685
15 years$2,411$2,064$1,760$1,496$1,267$566
16 years$2,237$1,894$1,596$1,339$1,120$468
17 years$2,084$1,744$1,452$1,203$993$388
18 years$1,948$1,612$1,326$1,085$883$322
19 years$1,826$1,494$1,214$980$787$268
20 years$1,716$1,388$1,114$888$703$223
21 years$1,617$1,293$1,024$805$629$186
22 years$1,528$1,207$944$732$564$155
23 years$1,446$1,129$872$667$506$130
24 years$1,371$1,058$806$608$455$108
25 years$1,302$992$747$556$409$90
26 years$1,239$933$693$508$369$76
27 years$1,180$878$643$465$333$63
28 years$1,126$827$598$426$300$53
29 years$1,075$780$556$391$271$44
30 years$1,028$737$518$359$245$37
31 years$984$697$483$329$221$31
32 years$943$659$451$303$200$26
33 years$904$624$421$278$181$22
34 years$868$592$393$256$164$18
35 years$834$561$368$236$149$15
36 years$802$533$344$217$135$13
37 years$772$506$322$200$122$11
38 years$743$481$301$184$111$9
39 years$716$457$282$170$100$7
40 years$690$435$265$157$91$6
41 years$666$414$248$145$83$5
42 years$643$394$233$133$75$4
43 years$621$376$218$123$68$4
44 years$600$358$205$114$62$3
45 years$580$341$193$105$56$3
46 years$561$326$181$97$51$2
47 years$543$311$170$90$46$2
48 years$526$297$160$83$42$2
49 years$509$283$150$77$38$1
50 years$493$271$141$71$35$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $505,000, adding $5,383 every year, while hoping to spend $40,344 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: 74/18/8 Blend
58$505,000$505,000$505,000$505,000
59$562,063$535,298$527,470$602,554
60$576,467$518,601$502,215$613,277
61$590,989$499,735$474,761$619,404
62$605,597$478,549$444,993$624,977
63$620,257$454,887$412,789$629,926
64$634,928$428,581$378,022$634,177
65$649,564$399,456$340,560$637,649
66$664,115$367,324$300,263$640,254
67$678,521$331,989$256,988$641,893
68$692,716$293,243$210,584$642,463
69$706,627$250,865$160,892$641,847
70$720,168$204,623$107,747$639,920
71$733,248$154,272$50,979$636,545
72$745,759$99,551$0$631,573
73$757,584$40,187$0$625,659
74$768,593$0$0$622,505
75$778,636$0$0$622,350
76$787,552$0$0$629,223
77$795,155$0$0$635,013
78$801,243$0$0$639,555
79$805,589$0$0$642,664
80$807,941$0$0$644,132
81$808,019$0$0$643,731
82$805,510$0$0$641,207
83$800,071$0$0$636,278
84$791,318$0$0$628,631
85$778,826$0$0$617,918
86$762,123$0$0$603,756
87$740,688$0$0$585,717
88$713,943$0$0$563,330
89$681,247$0$0$536,073
90$641,893$0$0$503,367
91$595,096$0$0$464,573
92$539,989$0$0$418,982
93$475,614$0$0$365,812
94$400,909$0$0$304,198
95$314,704$0$0$233,182
96$215,701$0$0$151,709
97$102,471$0$0$58,610
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0