Can I retire at age 59 with 680,000?

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:
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 $680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$56,154$55,654$55,166$54,689$54,224$52,636
2 years$27,799$27,281$26,779$26,293$25,821$24,234
3 years$18,349$17,829$17,328$16,846$16,382$14,846
4 years$13,624$13,106$12,610$12,137$11,684$10,210
5 years$10,790$10,275$9,786$9,322$8,882$7,474
6 years$8,902$8,390$7,909$7,455$7,028$5,688
7 years$7,553$7,046$6,572$6,129$5,716$4,444
8 years$6,542$6,040$5,574$5,142$4,742$3,537
9 years$5,757$5,259$4,801$4,379$3,993$2,854
10 years$5,128$4,635$4,185$3,775$3,402$2,328
11 years$4,615$4,127$3,685$3,286$2,926$1,914
12 years$4,187$3,704$3,270$2,882$2,536$1,584
13 years$3,825$3,347$2,922$2,544$2,211$1,318
14 years$3,515$3,043$2,625$2,258$1,938$1,101
15 years$3,247$2,779$2,370$2,014$1,707$923
16 years$3,013$2,550$2,149$1,803$1,508$776
17 years$2,806$2,348$1,955$1,620$1,337$654
18 years$2,622$2,170$1,785$1,460$1,189$552
19 years$2,459$2,011$1,634$1,320$1,060$467
20 years$2,311$1,869$1,500$1,195$947$395
21 years$2,178$1,741$1,379$1,085$847$335
22 years$2,057$1,625$1,271$986$759$284
23 years$1,947$1,520$1,174$898$682$241
24 years$1,846$1,424$1,086$819$613$205
25 years$1,753$1,336$1,005$748$551$175
26 years$1,668$1,256$933$684$497$149
27 years$1,589$1,182$866$626$448$126
28 years$1,516$1,114$805$574$404$108
29 years$1,448$1,051$749$526$365$92
30 years$1,384$992$698$483$330$78
31 years$1,325$938$651$443$298$67
32 years$1,270$888$607$407$270$57
33 years$1,218$841$567$375$244$48
34 years$1,169$797$530$345$221$41
35 years$1,123$756$495$317$200$35
36 years$1,080$717$463$292$181$30
37 years$1,039$681$433$269$164$26
38 years$1,001$647$406$248$149$22
39 years$964$616$380$229$135$19
40 years$930$586$356$211$123$16
41 years$897$558$334$195$111$14
42 years$866$531$314$180$101$12
43 years$836$506$294$166$92$10
44 years$808$482$276$153$83$8
45 years$781$460$259$141$75$7
46 years$755$439$244$131$68$6
47 years$731$419$229$121$62$5
48 years$708$400$215$112$56$4
49 years$685$382$202$103$51$4
50 years$664$365$190$95$47$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $680,000, adding $3,170 every year, while hoping to spend $41,220 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: 55/27/18 Blend
58$680,000$680,000$680,000$680,000
59$752,630$716,590$706,050$790,229
60$785,540$707,845$685,845$807,492
61$820,426$697,290$663,581$821,609
62$857,445$684,793$639,147$836,069
63$896,771$670,214$612,424$850,914
64$938,591$653,404$583,290$866,194
65$983,112$634,206$551,616$881,967
66$1,030,562$612,454$517,267$898,297
67$1,081,188$587,973$480,104$915,260
68$1,135,261$560,575$439,979$932,938
69$1,193,078$530,065$396,739$951,430
70$1,254,967$496,233$350,225$970,843
71$1,321,285$458,859$300,268$991,301
72$1,392,424$417,711$246,695$1,012,944
73$1,468,814$372,542$189,323$1,035,929
74$1,550,929$323,092$127,961$1,060,434
75$1,639,287$269,087$62,411$1,086,658
76$1,734,457$210,235$0$1,114,826
77$1,837,066$146,231$0$1,146,639
78$1,947,800$76,750$0$1,193,817
79$2,067,415$1,450$0$1,244,721
80$2,196,740$0$0$1,299,752
81$2,336,687$0$0$1,383,131
82$2,488,259$0$0$1,473,955
83$2,652,558$0$0$1,572,460
84$2,830,797$0$0$1,679,380
85$3,024,307$0$0$1,795,521
86$3,234,556$0$0$1,921,771
87$3,463,156$0$0$2,059,107
88$3,711,881$0$0$2,208,602
89$3,982,684$0$0$2,371,439
90$4,277,713$0$0$2,548,918
91$4,599,332$0$0$2,742,472
92$4,950,143$0$0$2,953,675
93$5,333,010$0$0$3,184,262
94$5,751,084$0$0$3,436,143
95$6,207,836$0$0$3,711,418
96$6,707,087$0$0$4,012,403
97$7,253,042$0$0$4,341,644
98$7,850,331$0$0$4,701,947
99$8,504,055$0$0$5,096,401
100$9,219,828$0$0$5,528,407