Can I retire at age 59 with 635,000?

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 $635,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$52,438$51,971$51,515$51,070$50,636$49,695
2 years$25,959$25,476$25,007$24,553$24,112$23,168
3 years$17,134$16,649$16,181$15,731$15,298$14,379
4 years$12,723$12,239$11,776$11,334$10,911$10,025
5 years$10,076$9,595$9,139$8,705$8,294$7,444
6 years$8,313$7,835$7,385$6,962$6,563$5,749
7 years$7,053$6,580$6,137$5,724$5,337$4,560
8 years$6,110$5,640$5,205$4,801$4,428$3,687
9 years$5,376$4,911$4,483$4,090$3,729$3,024
10 years$4,789$4,329$3,908$3,525$3,177$2,508
11 years$4,309$3,854$3,441$3,068$2,732$2,098
12 years$3,910$3,459$3,054$2,691$2,368$1,767
13 years$3,572$3,126$2,728$2,376$2,065$1,497
14 years$3,283$2,841$2,451$2,109$1,810$1,274
15 years$3,032$2,595$2,213$1,881$1,594$1,088
16 years$2,813$2,381$2,007$1,684$1,409$932
17 years$2,620$2,193$1,826$1,513$1,249$801
18 years$2,449$2,027$1,667$1,364$1,110$690
19 years$2,296$1,878$1,526$1,232$990$595
20 years$2,158$1,745$1,400$1,116$884$515
21 years$2,034$1,626$1,288$1,013$791$445
22 years$1,921$1,517$1,187$921$709$386
23 years$1,818$1,419$1,096$839$637$335
24 years$1,724$1,330$1,014$765$572$291
25 years$1,637$1,248$939$699$515$253
26 years$1,557$1,173$871$639$464$220
27 years$1,484$1,104$809$585$418$191
28 years$1,415$1,040$752$536$377$166
29 years$1,352$981$700$491$341$145
30 years$1,293$927$652$451$308$126
31 years$1,237$876$607$414$278$110
32 years$1,186$829$567$381$252$96
33 years$1,137$785$529$350$228$84
34 years$1,092$744$494$322$206$73
35 years$1,049$706$462$296$187$64
36 years$1,009$670$432$273$169$55
37 years$970$636$405$251$153$48
38 years$934$605$379$232$139$42
39 years$900$575$355$214$126$37
40 years$868$547$333$197$114$32
41 years$838$521$312$182$104$28
42 years$808$496$293$168$94$25
43 years$781$472$275$155$85$21
44 years$754$450$258$143$78$19
45 years$729$429$242$132$70$16
46 years$705$410$227$122$64$14
47 years$683$391$214$113$58$12
48 years$661$373$201$104$53$11
49 years$640$356$189$96$48$9
50 years$620$340$177$89$44$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $635,000, adding $5,047 every year, while hoping to spend $56,318 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: 59/36/5 Blend
58$635,000$635,000$635,000$635,000
59$704,976$671,321$661,478$745,647
60$716,962$644,294$623,716$746,459
61$728,282$614,055$582,801$740,436
62$738,811$580,387$538,569$732,436
63$748,404$543,061$490,846$722,272
64$756,905$501,835$439,453$709,739
65$764,136$456,451$384,201$694,617
66$769,901$406,640$324,895$676,665
67$773,980$352,115$261,328$655,621
68$776,130$292,572$193,286$631,204
69$776,080$227,693$120,546$603,104
70$773,529$157,139$42,873$570,986
71$768,145$80,555$0$534,488
72$759,556$0$0$495,347
73$747,353$0$0$454,543
74$731,080$0$0$442,975
75$710,234$0$0$428,401
76$684,256$0$0$410,459
77$652,527$0$0$388,745
78$614,364$0$0$362,814
79$569,010$0$0$332,172
80$515,627$0$0$296,273
81$453,290$0$0$254,514
82$380,973$0$0$206,229
83$297,546$0$0$150,680
84$201,757$0$0$87,053
85$92,225$0$0$14,447
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$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