Can I retire at age 59 with 517,000?

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 $517,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$42,693$42,313$41,942$41,580$41,226$39,891
2 years$21,135$20,742$20,360$19,990$19,632$18,298
3 years$13,950$13,555$13,174$12,808$12,455$11,166
4 years$10,358$9,964$9,588$9,227$8,883$7,649
5 years$8,204$7,812$7,440$7,088$6,753$5,576
6 years$6,768$6,379$6,013$5,668$5,343$4,225
7 years$5,743$5,357$4,997$4,660$4,345$3,285
8 years$4,974$4,592$4,238$3,909$3,605$2,603
9 years$4,377$3,998$3,650$3,330$3,036$2,090
10 years$3,899$3,524$3,182$2,870$2,587$1,696
11 years$3,508$3,137$2,801$2,498$2,225$1,387
12 years$3,183$2,816$2,486$2,191$1,928$1,142
13 years$2,908$2,545$2,221$1,934$1,681$945
14 years$2,673$2,313$1,996$1,717$1,474$785
15 years$2,469$2,113$1,802$1,531$1,298$654
16 years$2,291$1,939$1,634$1,371$1,147$547
17 years$2,133$1,786$1,487$1,232$1,017$458
18 years$1,994$1,650$1,357$1,110$904$385
19 years$1,869$1,529$1,242$1,003$806$323
20 years$1,757$1,421$1,140$909$720$272
21 years$1,656$1,324$1,049$825$644$229
22 years$1,564$1,235$967$750$577$193
23 years$1,480$1,156$892$683$518$163
24 years$1,403$1,083$825$623$466$138
25 years$1,333$1,016$764$569$419$116
26 years$1,268$955$709$520$378$98
27 years$1,208$899$658$476$340$83
28 years$1,152$847$612$436$307$70
29 years$1,101$799$570$400$277$60
30 years$1,052$754$531$367$251$50
31 years$1,007$713$495$337$227$43
32 years$965$675$461$310$205$36
33 years$926$639$431$285$185$31
34 years$889$606$403$262$168$26
35 years$854$574$376$241$152$22
36 years$821$545$352$222$138$19
37 years$790$518$330$205$125$16
38 years$761$492$309$189$113$13
39 years$733$468$289$174$103$11
40 years$707$445$271$161$93$10
41 years$682$424$254$148$85$8
42 years$658$404$238$137$77$7
43 years$636$385$224$126$70$6
44 years$614$367$210$116$63$5
45 years$594$350$197$108$57$4
46 years$574$334$185$99$52$4
47 years$556$318$174$92$47$3
48 years$538$304$163$85$43$3
49 years$521$290$154$78$39$2
50 years$505$277$144$72$35$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $517,000, adding $4,632 every year, while hoping to spend $20,992 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: 44/44/12 Blend
58$517,000$517,000$517,000$517,000
59$574,512$547,111$539,097$597,616
60$610,777$551,584$534,822$618,645
61$650,037$555,573$529,699$638,937
62$692,576$559,031$523,680$660,464
63$738,706$561,911$516,710$683,349
64$788,769$564,159$508,734$707,726
65$843,141$565,721$499,695$733,746
66$902,238$566,538$489,531$761,576
67$966,515$566,547$478,180$791,399
68$1,036,475$565,683$465,574$823,420
69$1,112,669$563,875$451,644$857,866
70$1,195,704$561,048$436,317$894,988
71$1,286,250$557,123$419,517$935,064
72$1,385,041$552,016$401,165$978,403
73$1,492,889$545,638$381,178$1,025,346
74$1,610,684$537,895$359,468$1,076,270
75$1,739,408$528,686$335,944$1,131,594
76$1,880,142$517,906$310,512$1,191,782
77$2,034,075$505,441$283,073$1,257,347
78$2,202,517$491,174$253,522$1,328,855
79$2,386,910$474,979$221,752$1,406,935
80$2,588,844$456,721$187,650$1,492,281
81$2,810,066$436,261$151,096$1,585,663
82$3,052,504$413,449$111,969$1,687,929
83$3,318,278$388,127$70,139$1,800,021
84$3,609,725$360,128$25,471$1,922,976
85$3,929,420$329,276$0$2,057,945
86$4,280,195$295,385$0$2,209,039
87$4,665,173$258,258$0$2,378,487
88$5,087,794$217,685$0$2,564,594
89$5,551,845$173,449$0$2,769,095
90$6,061,501$125,315$0$2,993,907
91$6,621,357$73,038$0$3,241,146
92$7,236,478$16,360$0$3,513,147
93$7,912,444$0$0$3,812,490
94$8,655,400$0$0$4,163,805
95$9,472,119$0$0$4,558,775
96$10,370,059$0$0$4,993,095
97$11,357,440$0$0$5,470,749
98$12,443,318$0$0$5,996,128
99$13,637,669$0$0$6,574,067
100$14,951,486$0$0$7,209,896