Can I retire at age 59 with 546,000?

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:
0%
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 $546,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$45,088$44,687$44,295$43,912$43,539$42,835
2 years$22,321$21,905$21,502$21,112$20,733$20,026
3 years$14,733$14,315$13,913$13,526$13,154$12,465
4 years$10,939$10,523$10,125$9,745$9,381$8,717
5 years$8,664$8,250$7,858$7,485$7,132$6,493
6 years$7,148$6,737$6,350$5,986$5,643$5,031
7 years$6,065$5,658$5,277$4,921$4,589$4,004
8 years$5,253$4,850$4,475$4,128$3,807$3,249
9 years$4,622$4,223$3,855$3,516$3,206$2,674
10 years$4,118$3,722$3,361$3,031$2,732$2,226
11 years$3,705$3,313$2,959$2,638$2,349$1,869
12 years$3,362$2,974$2,626$2,314$2,036$1,580
13 years$3,071$2,688$2,346$2,043$1,775$1,344
14 years$2,823$2,443$2,108$1,813$1,556$1,148
15 years$2,607$2,232$1,903$1,617$1,370$985
16 years$2,419$2,048$1,725$1,448$1,211$848
17 years$2,253$1,886$1,570$1,301$1,074$732
18 years$2,106$1,742$1,433$1,173$955$633
19 years$1,974$1,615$1,312$1,059$851$548
20 years$1,856$1,501$1,204$960$760$476
21 years$1,749$1,398$1,108$871$680$414
22 years$1,652$1,305$1,021$792$610$360
23 years$1,563$1,220$943$721$547$314
24 years$1,482$1,143$872$658$492$274
25 years$1,408$1,073$807$601$443$239
26 years$1,339$1,008$749$549$399$209
27 years$1,276$949$695$503$360$183
28 years$1,217$894$646$461$324$160
29 years$1,162$844$602$422$293$140
30 years$1,111$797$560$388$265$122
31 years$1,064$753$522$356$239$107
32 years$1,019$713$487$327$216$94
33 years$978$675$455$301$196$82
34 years$939$640$425$277$177$72
35 years$902$607$397$255$161$63
36 years$867$576$372$235$146$55
37 years$834$547$348$216$132$49
38 years$803$520$326$199$120$43
39 years$774$494$305$184$108$37
40 years$746$470$286$170$98$33
41 years$720$448$268$156$89$29
42 years$695$426$252$144$81$25
43 years$671$406$236$133$73$22
44 years$649$387$222$123$67$19
45 years$627$369$208$114$61$17
46 years$607$352$196$105$55$15
47 years$587$336$184$97$50$13
48 years$568$321$173$90$45$12
49 years$550$306$162$83$41$10
50 years$533$293$153$77$37$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $546,000, adding $6,237 every year, while hoping to spend $31,763 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: 65/28/7 Blend
58$546,000$546,000$546,000$546,000
59$608,125$579,187$570,724$646,478
60$636,359$573,772$556,048$667,363
61$666,407$567,027$539,816$685,819
62$698,422$558,853$521,941$705,148
63$732,571$549,146$502,335$725,432
64$769,033$537,795$480,904$746,762
65$808,010$524,682$457,550$769,239
66$849,720$509,684$432,170$792,977
67$894,401$492,668$404,658$818,100
68$942,318$473,497$374,902$844,747
69$993,757$452,021$342,784$873,075
70$1,049,036$428,086$308,183$903,253
71$1,108,502$401,526$270,971$935,475
72$1,172,536$372,168$231,016$969,952
73$1,241,557$339,826$188,177$1,006,921
74$1,316,025$304,307$142,310$1,046,642
75$1,396,445$265,403$93,263$1,089,407
76$1,483,373$222,898$40,877$1,135,539
77$1,577,419$176,562$0$1,185,395
78$1,679,254$126,152$0$1,240,495
79$1,789,615$71,412$0$1,303,487
80$1,909,315$12,069$0$1,371,817
81$2,039,244$0$0$1,446,040
82$2,180,385$0$0$1,542,841
83$2,333,815$0$0$1,652,145
84$2,500,723$0$0$1,771,085
85$2,682,415$0$0$1,900,595
86$2,880,327$0$0$2,041,704
87$3,096,043$0$0$2,195,545
88$3,331,301$0$0$2,363,363
89$3,588,020$0$0$2,546,530
90$3,868,306$0$0$2,746,557
91$4,174,483$0$0$2,965,106
92$4,509,105$0$0$3,204,006
93$4,874,987$0$0$3,465,272
94$5,275,226$0$0$3,751,123
95$5,713,234$0$0$4,064,001
96$6,192,767$0$0$4,406,596
97$6,717,960$0$0$4,781,870
98$7,293,370$0$0$5,193,084
99$7,924,012$0$0$5,643,832
100$8,615,411$0$0$6,138,069