Can I retire at age 59 with 547,000?

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 $547,000?

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$45,171$44,768$44,376$43,993$43,619$42,967
2 years$22,362$21,945$21,542$21,150$20,771$20,116
3 years$14,760$14,341$13,939$13,551$13,178$12,540
4 years$10,959$10,543$10,144$9,763$9,399$8,782
5 years$8,680$8,265$7,872$7,499$7,145$6,552
6 years$7,161$6,749$6,362$5,997$5,653$5,085
7 years$6,076$5,668$5,287$4,930$4,598$4,054
8 years$5,263$4,859$4,484$4,136$3,814$3,295
9 years$4,631$4,230$3,862$3,523$3,212$2,717
10 years$4,125$3,729$3,367$3,037$2,737$2,266
11 years$3,712$3,320$2,964$2,643$2,354$1,906
12 years$3,368$2,979$2,630$2,318$2,040$1,615
13 years$3,077$2,693$2,350$2,047$1,779$1,376
14 years$2,828$2,447$2,112$1,817$1,559$1,178
15 years$2,612$2,236$1,907$1,620$1,373$1,012
16 years$2,423$2,051$1,729$1,451$1,213$873
17 years$2,257$1,889$1,573$1,303$1,076$755
18 years$2,110$1,746$1,436$1,175$957$655
19 years$1,978$1,618$1,314$1,061$853$569
20 years$1,859$1,503$1,206$961$762$495
21 years$1,752$1,400$1,110$872$682$431
22 years$1,655$1,307$1,023$793$611$376
23 years$1,566$1,223$944$722$548$329
24 years$1,485$1,145$873$659$493$287
25 years$1,410$1,075$809$602$444$251
26 years$1,342$1,010$750$550$400$220
27 years$1,278$951$697$504$360$193
28 years$1,219$896$648$461$325$169
29 years$1,164$845$603$423$293$148
30 years$1,113$798$561$388$265$130
31 years$1,066$755$523$357$240$114
32 years$1,021$714$488$328$217$100
33 years$980$676$456$301$196$88
34 years$940$641$426$277$178$78
35 years$904$608$398$255$161$68
36 years$869$577$373$235$146$60
37 years$836$548$349$217$132$53
38 years$805$521$327$200$120$46
39 years$776$495$306$184$109$41
40 years$748$471$287$170$99$36
41 years$721$448$269$157$89$32
42 years$696$427$252$145$81$28
43 years$673$407$237$133$74$24
44 years$650$388$222$123$67$21
45 years$628$370$209$114$61$19
46 years$608$353$196$105$55$17
47 years$588$337$184$97$50$15
48 years$569$321$173$90$45$13
49 years$551$307$163$83$41$11
50 years$534$293$153$77$37$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $547,000, adding $6,189 every year, while hoping to spend $32,211 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: 39/44/17 Blend
58$547,000$547,000$547,000$547,000
59$609,178$580,187$571,708$629,622
60$637,042$574,344$556,588$638,969
61$666,668$567,135$539,882$645,512
62$698,203$558,459$521,503$651,906
63$731,806$548,209$501,359$658,155
64$767,651$536,273$479,356$664,264
65$805,930$522,529$455,393$670,244
66$846,853$506,851$429,367$676,108
67$890,650$489,105$401,169$681,873
68$937,573$469,148$370,684$687,562
69$987,899$446,829$337,795$693,203
70$1,041,930$421,989$302,377$698,833
71$1,100,001$394,460$264,301$704,493
72$1,162,476$364,064$223,430$710,235
73$1,229,757$330,612$179,624$716,120
74$1,302,285$293,905$132,734$722,218
75$1,380,545$253,733$82,607$728,616
76$1,465,068$209,873$29,082$735,409
77$1,556,440$162,092$0$742,713
78$1,655,302$110,139$0$755,743
79$1,762,361$53,755$0$775,525
80$1,878,394$0$0$796,984
81$2,004,255$0$0$823,906
82$2,140,884$0$0$881,445
83$2,289,313$0$0$944,019
84$2,450,678$0$0$1,012,114
85$2,626,230$0$0$1,086,267
86$2,817,344$0$0$1,167,067
87$3,025,533$0$0$1,255,164
88$3,252,464$0$0$1,351,272
89$3,499,970$0$0$1,456,178
90$3,770,066$0$0$1,570,747
91$4,064,976$0$0$1,695,932
92$4,387,143$0$0$1,832,783
93$4,739,258$0$0$1,982,454
94$5,124,284$0$0$2,146,218
95$5,545,485$0$0$2,325,474
96$6,006,451$0$0$2,521,766
97$6,511,139$0$0$2,736,790
98$7,063,904$0$0$2,972,418
99$7,669,542$0$0$3,230,709
100$8,333,337$0$0$3,513,932