Can I retire at age 59 with 511,000?

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 $511,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$42,198$41,822$41,455$41,097$40,748$39,380
2 years$20,890$20,501$20,124$19,758$19,404$18,040
3 years$13,788$13,398$13,022$12,659$12,311$10,992
4 years$10,238$9,849$9,476$9,120$8,780$7,518
5 years$8,109$7,721$7,354$7,005$6,674$5,472
6 years$6,689$6,305$5,943$5,602$5,281$4,139
7 years$5,676$5,295$4,939$4,606$4,295$3,214
8 years$4,916$4,539$4,188$3,864$3,563$2,541
9 years$4,326$3,952$3,608$3,291$3,001$2,037
10 years$3,854$3,483$3,145$2,837$2,557$1,650
11 years$3,468$3,101$2,769$2,469$2,199$1,347
12 years$3,146$2,783$2,457$2,166$1,906$1,106
13 years$2,874$2,515$2,195$1,912$1,662$914
14 years$2,642$2,286$1,973$1,697$1,457$757
15 years$2,440$2,089$1,781$1,514$1,282$630
16 years$2,264$1,916$1,615$1,355$1,133$525
17 years$2,109$1,765$1,469$1,218$1,005$439
18 years$1,971$1,631$1,341$1,097$894$368
19 years$1,847$1,511$1,228$992$796$308
20 years$1,737$1,404$1,127$898$711$259
21 years$1,637$1,308$1,037$815$637$218
22 years$1,546$1,221$955$741$571$183
23 years$1,463$1,142$882$675$512$154
24 years$1,387$1,070$816$616$460$130
25 years$1,317$1,004$756$562$414$110
26 years$1,253$944$701$514$373$92
27 years$1,194$888$651$470$336$78
28 years$1,139$837$605$431$304$66
29 years$1,088$790$563$395$274$56
30 years$1,040$746$524$363$248$47
31 years$996$705$489$333$224$40
32 years$954$667$456$306$203$33
33 years$915$632$426$282$183$28
34 years$879$599$398$259$166$24
35 years$844$568$372$238$150$20
36 years$812$539$348$220$136$17
37 years$781$512$326$202$123$14
38 years$752$486$305$187$112$12
39 years$725$463$286$172$102$10
40 years$699$440$268$159$92$9
41 years$674$419$251$146$84$7
42 years$651$399$236$135$76$6
43 years$628$380$221$125$69$5
44 years$607$362$208$115$62$4
45 years$587$346$195$106$57$4
46 years$568$330$183$98$51$3
47 years$549$315$172$91$47$3
48 years$532$300$162$84$42$2
49 years$515$287$152$77$39$2
50 years$499$274$143$72$35$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $511,000, adding $6,297 every year, while hoping to spend $37,901 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: 56/35/9 Blend
58$511,000$511,000$511,000$511,000
59$569,617$542,534$534,614$599,939
60$587,392$528,792$512,197$607,396
61$605,709$513,106$487,759$610,766
62$624,585$495,342$461,192$613,522
63$644,034$475,355$432,383$615,611
64$664,073$452,995$401,216$616,977
65$684,717$428,101$367,566$617,558
66$705,984$400,503$331,305$617,292
67$727,891$370,024$292,300$616,111
68$750,453$336,473$250,409$613,942
69$773,689$299,649$205,487$610,709
70$797,615$259,343$157,382$606,331
71$822,250$215,328$105,932$600,722
72$847,611$167,371$50,972$593,791
73$873,716$115,220$0$585,441
74$900,582$58,613$0$576,308
75$928,228$0$0$570,816
76$956,671$0$0$565,020
77$985,928$0$0$582,277
78$1,016,018$0$0$600,021
79$1,046,957$0$0$618,264
80$1,078,761$0$0$637,015
81$1,111,448$0$0$656,282
82$1,145,032$0$0$676,075
83$1,179,529$0$0$696,401
84$1,214,952$0$0$717,269
85$1,251,314$0$0$738,685
86$1,288,627$0$0$760,656
87$1,326,901$0$0$783,186
88$1,366,144$0$0$806,280
89$1,406,363$0$0$829,940
90$1,447,561$0$0$854,169
91$1,489,741$0$0$878,966
92$1,532,901$0$0$904,329
93$1,577,035$0$0$930,253
94$1,622,137$0$0$956,733
95$1,668,193$0$0$983,759
96$1,715,185$0$0$1,011,318
97$1,763,091$0$0$1,039,397
98$1,811,882$0$0$1,067,974
99$1,861,521$0$0$1,097,027
100$1,911,965$0$0$1,126,527