Can I retire at age 59 with 519,000?

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:
0%
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 $519,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$42,859$42,477$42,104$41,741$41,386$40,818
2 years$21,217$20,822$20,439$20,068$19,708$19,136
3 years$14,004$13,607$13,225$12,858$12,503$11,947
4 years$10,398$10,003$9,625$9,263$8,917$8,380
5 years$8,236$7,842$7,469$7,115$6,779$6,261
6 years$6,794$6,404$6,036$5,690$5,364$4,867
7 years$5,765$5,378$5,016$4,678$4,362$3,887
8 years$4,993$4,610$4,254$3,924$3,619$3,165
9 years$4,394$4,014$3,664$3,343$3,048$2,614
10 years$3,914$3,538$3,194$2,881$2,597$2,184
11 years$3,522$3,150$2,812$2,508$2,233$1,841
12 years$3,196$2,827$2,496$2,200$1,935$1,562
13 years$2,919$2,555$2,230$1,942$1,688$1,334
14 years$2,683$2,322$2,004$1,724$1,479$1,144
15 years$2,478$2,121$1,809$1,537$1,303$986
16 years$2,299$1,946$1,640$1,376$1,151$852
17 years$2,142$1,792$1,492$1,237$1,021$738
18 years$2,002$1,656$1,362$1,115$908$641
19 years$1,876$1,535$1,247$1,007$809$558
20 years$1,764$1,426$1,145$912$723$487
21 years$1,662$1,329$1,053$828$647$425
22 years$1,570$1,240$970$753$580$372
23 years$1,486$1,160$896$685$520$326
24 years$1,409$1,087$829$625$468$285
25 years$1,338$1,020$767$571$421$250
26 years$1,273$959$712$522$379$220
27 years$1,213$902$661$478$342$193
28 years$1,157$850$614$438$308$170
29 years$1,105$802$572$401$278$149
30 years$1,056$757$533$368$252$131
31 years$1,011$716$497$338$227$116
32 years$969$677$463$311$206$102
33 years$929$642$433$286$186$90
34 years$892$608$404$263$169$79
35 years$857$577$378$242$153$70
36 years$824$547$353$223$138$61
37 years$793$520$331$206$125$54
38 years$764$494$310$189$114$48
39 years$736$470$290$175$103$42
40 years$710$447$272$161$94$37
41 years$685$426$255$149$85$33
42 years$661$405$239$137$77$29
43 years$638$386$225$127$70$25
44 years$617$368$211$117$63$22
45 years$596$351$198$108$58$20
46 years$577$335$186$100$52$17
47 years$558$320$175$92$47$15
48 years$540$305$164$85$43$14
49 years$523$291$154$79$39$12
50 years$507$278$145$73$36$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $519,000, adding $4,408 every year, while hoping to spend $38,608 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: 22/49/29 Blend
58$519,000$519,000$519,000$519,000
59$576,485$548,978$540,933$583,814
60$594,208$534,799$517,976$576,504
61$612,444$518,632$492,956$565,189
62$631,206$500,337$465,762$552,259
63$650,505$479,770$436,281$537,607
64$670,352$456,774$404,392$521,121
65$690,759$431,187$369,970$502,682
66$711,737$402,835$332,884$482,164
67$733,295$371,535$292,997$459,435
68$755,444$337,094$250,166$434,355
69$778,195$299,307$204,242$406,776
70$801,555$257,957$155,068$376,544
71$825,534$212,817$102,483$343,493
72$850,138$163,645$46,316$307,452
73$875,375$110,186$0$268,237
74$901,249$52,171$0$229,871
75$927,765$0$0$203,505
76$954,925$0$0$180,398
77$982,730$0$0$185,529
78$1,011,179$0$0$190,765
79$1,040,269$0$0$196,105
80$1,069,992$0$0$201,544
81$1,100,342$0$0$207,079
82$1,131,305$0$0$212,705
83$1,162,866$0$0$218,418
84$1,195,006$0$0$224,209
85$1,227,701$0$0$230,072
86$1,260,920$0$0$235,998
87$1,294,630$0$0$241,975
88$1,328,789$0$0$247,991
89$1,363,348$0$0$254,034
90$1,398,252$0$0$260,086
91$1,433,434$0$0$266,130
92$1,468,821$0$0$272,146
93$1,504,327$0$0$278,109
94$1,539,853$0$0$283,994
95$1,575,288$0$0$289,771
96$1,610,507$0$0$295,407
97$1,645,366$0$0$300,865
98$1,679,704$0$0$306,101
99$1,713,339$0$0$311,070
100$1,746,068$0$0$315,719