Can I retire at age 59 with 506,000?

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 $506,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$41,785$41,413$41,050$40,695$40,349$39,994
2 years$20,686$20,300$19,927$19,565$19,214$18,856
3 years$13,653$13,267$12,894$12,535$12,190$11,841
4 years$10,138$9,752$9,384$9,031$8,694$8,356
5 years$8,029$7,646$7,282$6,937$6,609$6,283
6 years$6,624$6,243$5,885$5,547$5,230$4,916
7 years$5,621$5,243$4,890$4,561$4,253$3,952
8 years$4,868$4,494$4,147$3,826$3,528$3,240
9 years$4,284$3,913$3,572$3,259$2,971$2,695
10 years$3,816$3,449$3,114$2,809$2,532$2,268
11 years$3,434$3,071$2,742$2,445$2,177$1,926
12 years$3,115$2,756$2,433$2,144$1,887$1,647
13 years$2,846$2,491$2,174$1,893$1,645$1,417
14 years$2,616$2,264$1,953$1,681$1,442$1,226
15 years$2,416$2,068$1,764$1,499$1,270$1,064
16 years$2,242$1,898$1,599$1,342$1,122$927
17 years$2,088$1,748$1,455$1,206$995$810
18 years$1,951$1,615$1,328$1,087$885$710
19 years$1,829$1,497$1,216$982$789$624
20 years$1,720$1,391$1,116$889$704$549
21 years$1,621$1,295$1,026$807$630$484
22 years$1,531$1,209$946$734$565$427
23 years$1,449$1,131$873$668$507$377
24 years$1,374$1,060$808$610$456$334
25 years$1,305$994$748$557$410$295
26 years$1,241$935$694$509$370$262
27 years$1,182$880$644$466$333$232
28 years$1,128$829$599$427$301$206
29 years$1,077$782$557$391$271$183
30 years$1,030$738$519$359$245$163
31 years$986$698$484$330$222$144
32 years$945$660$452$303$201$128
33 years$906$625$422$279$182$114
34 years$870$593$394$257$164$102
35 years$836$562$368$236$149$90
36 years$804$534$345$218$135$81
37 years$773$507$323$200$122$72
38 years$745$482$302$185$111$64
39 years$717$458$283$170$101$57
40 years$692$436$265$157$91$51
41 years$667$415$249$145$83$45
42 years$644$395$233$134$75$40
43 years$622$376$219$123$68$36
44 years$601$359$205$114$62$32
45 years$581$342$193$105$56$29
46 years$562$326$181$97$51$25
47 years$544$312$170$90$46$23
48 years$527$297$160$83$42$20
49 years$510$284$150$77$38$18
50 years$494$271$141$71$35$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $506,000, adding $3,850 every year, while hoping to spend $37,472 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: 47/47/6 Blend
58$506,000$506,000$506,000$506,000
59$561,583$534,765$526,922$586,906
60$578,995$521,099$504,704$591,008
61$596,927$505,507$480,486$591,198
62$615,392$487,855$454,161$590,522
63$634,404$468,003$425,618$588,909
64$653,977$445,799$394,740$586,285
65$674,125$421,085$361,406$582,573
66$694,862$393,694$325,489$577,688
67$716,201$363,448$286,856$571,543
68$738,156$330,160$245,368$564,044
69$760,741$293,631$200,881$555,090
70$783,969$253,651$153,243$544,577
71$807,854$210,000$102,297$532,393
72$832,409$162,444$47,878$518,418
73$857,646$110,735$0$502,528
74$883,578$54,613$0$485,241
75$910,216$0$0$469,078
76$937,571$0$0$454,037
77$965,654$0$0$467,588
78$994,473$0$0$481,489
79$1,024,037$0$0$495,743
80$1,054,353$0$0$510,354
81$1,085,426$0$0$525,321
82$1,117,259$0$0$540,648
83$1,149,854$0$0$556,333
84$1,183,211$0$0$572,374
85$1,217,327$0$0$588,770
86$1,252,196$0$0$605,515
87$1,287,808$0$0$622,604
88$1,324,151$0$0$640,029
89$1,361,208$0$0$657,779
90$1,398,958$0$0$675,843
91$1,437,374$0$0$694,206
92$1,476,424$0$0$712,848
93$1,516,069$0$0$731,748
94$1,556,262$0$0$750,881
95$1,596,950$0$0$770,217
96$1,638,070$0$0$789,722
97$1,679,548$0$0$809,356
98$1,721,300$0$0$829,074
99$1,763,230$0$0$848,824
100$1,805,227$0$0$868,546