Can I retire at age 59 with 644,000?

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 $644,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$53,181$52,707$52,245$51,794$51,353$49,453
2 years$26,327$25,837$25,362$24,901$24,454$22,561
3 years$17,377$16,885$16,411$15,954$15,515$13,688
4 years$12,903$12,412$11,943$11,494$11,065$9,319
5 years$10,219$9,731$9,268$8,829$8,412$6,751
6 years$8,431$7,946$7,490$7,060$6,656$5,082
7 years$7,153$6,673$6,224$5,805$5,413$3,925
8 years$6,196$5,720$5,279$4,869$4,491$3,087
9 years$5,452$4,980$4,546$4,148$3,782$2,461
10 years$4,857$4,390$3,964$3,575$3,222$1,982
11 years$4,370$3,908$3,490$3,112$2,771$1,608
12 years$3,965$3,508$3,097$2,729$2,401$1,314
13 years$3,623$3,170$2,767$2,410$2,094$1,078
14 years$3,329$2,881$2,486$2,139$1,836$888
15 years$3,075$2,632$2,245$1,908$1,616$734
16 years$2,853$2,415$2,035$1,708$1,428$608
17 years$2,657$2,224$1,852$1,535$1,267$505
18 years$2,484$2,055$1,690$1,383$1,126$420
19 years$2,328$1,905$1,548$1,250$1,004$350
20 years$2,189$1,770$1,420$1,132$897$292
21 years$2,063$1,649$1,306$1,027$802$244
22 years$1,948$1,539$1,204$934$719$204
23 years$1,844$1,439$1,112$851$646$170
24 years$1,748$1,349$1,028$776$580$142
25 years$1,660$1,266$952$708$522$119
26 years$1,579$1,189$883$648$470$100
27 years$1,505$1,119$820$593$424$84
28 years$1,435$1,055$762$543$383$70
29 years$1,371$995$709$498$346$59
30 years$1,311$940$661$457$312$49
31 years$1,255$888$616$420$282$41
32 years$1,202$841$575$386$255$35
33 years$1,153$796$537$355$231$29
34 years$1,107$754$501$327$209$24
35 years$1,064$716$469$301$189$20
36 years$1,023$679$439$277$172$17
37 years$984$645$411$255$156$14
38 years$948$613$384$235$141$12
39 years$913$583$360$217$128$10
40 years$880$555$338$200$116$8
41 years$849$528$317$184$105$7
42 years$820$503$297$170$96$6
43 years$792$479$279$157$87$5
44 years$765$457$262$145$79$4
45 years$740$435$246$134$71$4
46 years$715$415$231$124$65$3
47 years$692$396$217$114$59$2
48 years$670$378$204$106$53$2
49 years$649$361$191$98$49$2
50 years$629$345$180$90$44$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $644,000, adding $5,553 every year, while hoping to spend $39,821 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: 68/26/6 Blend
58$644,000$644,000$644,000$644,000
59$715,416$681,284$671,302$763,063
60$746,019$672,298$651,421$786,358
61$778,409$661,536$629,540$806,450
62$812,726$648,871$605,549$827,340
63$849,124$634,165$579,334$849,097
64$887,769$617,274$550,777$871,802
65$928,845$598,044$519,752$895,541
66$972,553$576,313$486,128$920,413
67$1,019,111$551,910$449,771$946,527
68$1,068,760$524,654$410,538$974,004
69$1,121,762$494,351$368,280$1,002,981
70$1,178,406$460,798$322,842$1,033,608
71$1,239,009$423,782$274,062$1,066,053
72$1,303,915$383,075$221,771$1,100,504
73$1,373,505$338,437$165,791$1,137,169
74$1,448,196$289,614$105,939$1,176,280
75$1,528,446$236,338$42,021$1,218,095
76$1,614,755$178,327$0$1,262,901
77$1,707,676$115,281$0$1,312,693
78$1,807,814$46,884$0$1,369,127
79$1,915,834$0$0$1,429,920
80$2,032,465$0$0$1,503,302
81$2,158,512$0$0$1,597,134
82$2,294,855$0$0$1,698,662
83$2,442,464$0$0$1,808,613
84$2,602,407$0$0$1,927,785
85$2,775,853$0$0$2,057,055
86$2,964,094$0$0$2,197,388
87$3,168,546$0$0$2,349,847
88$3,390,768$0$0$2,515,599
89$3,632,477$0$0$2,695,929
90$3,895,559$0$0$2,892,249
91$4,182,091$0$0$3,106,117
92$4,494,359$0$0$3,339,244
93$4,834,878$0$0$3,593,512
94$5,206,416$0$0$3,870,997
95$5,612,019$0$0$4,173,980
96$6,055,042$0$0$4,504,973
97$6,539,178$0$0$4,866,743
98$7,068,491$0$0$5,262,335
99$7,647,457$0$0$5,695,102
100$8,281,003$0$0$6,168,735