Can I retire at age 59 with 531,000?

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 $531,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$43,849$43,459$43,078$42,706$42,343$41,710
2 years$21,708$21,303$20,912$20,532$20,163$19,527
3 years$14,328$13,922$13,531$13,155$12,792$12,173
4 years$10,639$10,234$9,847$9,477$9,124$8,525
5 years$8,426$8,024$7,642$7,279$6,936$6,360
6 years$6,951$6,552$6,176$5,821$5,488$4,936
7 years$5,898$5,502$5,132$4,786$4,463$3,935
8 years$5,109$4,716$4,352$4,015$3,703$3,199
9 years$4,495$4,107$3,749$3,420$3,118$2,638
10 years$4,005$3,620$3,268$2,948$2,657$2,199
11 years$3,603$3,222$2,877$2,566$2,285$1,850
12 years$3,269$2,892$2,554$2,250$1,980$1,567
13 years$2,987$2,614$2,281$1,987$1,727$1,336
14 years$2,745$2,376$2,050$1,764$1,514$1,143
15 years$2,536$2,170$1,851$1,573$1,333$983
16 years$2,353$1,991$1,678$1,408$1,178$848
17 years$2,191$1,834$1,527$1,265$1,044$733
18 years$2,048$1,695$1,394$1,140$929$635
19 years$1,920$1,571$1,276$1,030$828$552
20 years$1,805$1,459$1,171$933$739$480
21 years$1,701$1,359$1,077$847$662$419
22 years$1,606$1,269$993$770$593$365
23 years$1,520$1,187$917$701$532$319
24 years$1,441$1,112$848$640$478$279
25 years$1,369$1,044$785$584$431$244
26 years$1,302$981$728$534$388$214
27 years$1,241$923$676$489$350$187
28 years$1,183$870$629$448$315$164
29 years$1,130$821$585$411$285$144
30 years$1,081$775$545$377$257$126
31 years$1,035$733$508$346$233$111
32 years$991$693$474$318$211$98
33 years$951$656$443$293$191$86
34 years$913$622$413$269$172$75
35 years$877$590$387$248$156$66
36 years$843$560$362$228$142$58
37 years$812$532$338$210$128$51
38 years$781$506$317$194$116$45
39 years$753$481$297$179$105$40
40 years$726$457$278$165$96$35
41 years$700$435$261$152$87$31
42 years$676$415$245$140$79$27
43 years$653$395$230$130$71$24
44 years$631$377$216$120$65$21
45 years$610$359$202$110$59$18
46 years$590$343$190$102$53$16
47 years$571$327$179$94$49$14
48 years$553$312$168$87$44$12
49 years$535$298$158$81$40$11
50 years$518$285$148$74$36$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $531,000, adding $6,402 every year, while hoping to spend $43,505 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: 72/20/8 Blend
58$531,000$531,000$531,000$531,000
59$591,766$563,623$555,392$633,131
60$605,837$544,951$527,709$642,634
61$619,885$523,907$497,640$647,005
62$633,862$500,327$465,060$650,583
63$647,714$474,041$429,837$653,279
64$661,378$444,866$391,833$654,996
65$674,785$412,611$350,906$655,624
66$687,856$377,072$306,906$655,048
67$700,505$338,036$259,674$653,140
68$712,633$295,276$209,049$649,762
69$724,128$248,552$154,860$644,760
70$734,869$197,610$96,927$637,970
71$744,717$142,184$35,065$629,212
72$753,518$81,992$0$618,288
73$761,102$16,734$0$607,624
74$767,277$0$0$597,711
75$771,831$0$0$597,177
76$774,528$0$0$598,837
77$775,105$0$0$598,800
78$773,270$0$0$596,834
79$768,700$0$0$592,681
80$761,035$0$0$586,057
81$749,878$0$0$576,644
82$734,785$0$0$564,091
83$715,268$0$0$548,010
84$690,785$0$0$527,969
85$660,736$0$0$503,493
86$624,455$0$0$474,052
87$581,208$0$0$439,063
88$530,180$0$0$397,881
89$470,474$0$0$349,789
90$401,093$0$0$293,999
91$320,938$0$0$229,637
92$228,793$0$0$155,739
93$123,317$0$0$71,236
94$3,023$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0