Can I retire at age 59 with 712,000?

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 $712,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$58,796$58,273$57,762$57,263$56,776$55,336
2 years$29,107$28,565$28,040$27,530$27,036$25,595
3 years$19,212$18,668$18,143$17,639$17,153$15,755
4 years$14,265$13,723$13,204$12,708$12,234$10,890
5 years$11,298$10,759$10,247$9,761$9,300$8,015
6 years$9,321$8,785$8,281$7,806$7,359$6,133
7 years$7,909$7,378$6,881$6,418$5,984$4,818
8 years$6,850$6,324$5,836$5,384$4,965$3,857
9 years$6,028$5,506$5,027$4,586$4,181$3,132
10 years$5,370$4,854$4,382$3,953$3,562$2,570
11 years$4,832$4,321$3,858$3,440$3,064$2,127
12 years$4,384$3,878$3,424$3,017$2,655$1,772
13 years$4,005$3,505$3,059$2,664$2,315$1,484
14 years$3,681$3,186$2,749$2,365$2,030$1,248
15 years$3,400$2,910$2,482$2,109$1,787$1,054
16 years$3,154$2,670$2,250$1,888$1,579$892
17 years$2,938$2,459$2,047$1,697$1,400$757
18 years$2,746$2,272$1,869$1,529$1,245$644
19 years$2,574$2,106$1,711$1,382$1,110$549
20 years$2,420$1,957$1,570$1,251$991$468
21 years$2,280$1,823$1,444$1,136$887$400
22 years$2,154$1,701$1,331$1,033$795$342
23 years$2,038$1,591$1,229$940$714$293
24 years$1,933$1,491$1,137$858$642$251
25 years$1,836$1,399$1,053$783$577$215
26 years$1,746$1,315$976$716$520$185
27 years$1,664$1,238$907$656$469$158
28 years$1,587$1,166$843$601$423$136
29 years$1,516$1,100$784$551$382$117
30 years$1,449$1,039$731$505$345$100
31 years$1,387$982$681$464$312$86
32 years$1,329$929$636$427$282$74
33 years$1,275$880$593$392$255$64
34 years$1,224$834$554$361$231$55
35 years$1,176$791$518$332$209$47
36 years$1,131$751$485$306$190$40
37 years$1,088$713$454$282$172$35
38 years$1,048$678$425$260$156$30
39 years$1,010$645$398$240$141$26
40 years$973$613$373$221$128$22
41 years$939$584$350$204$116$19
42 years$906$556$328$188$106$16
43 years$875$530$308$174$96$14
44 years$846$505$289$160$87$12
45 years$818$481$272$148$79$10
46 years$791$459$255$137$72$9
47 years$765$438$240$126$65$8
48 years$741$418$225$117$59$7
49 years$718$400$212$108$54$6
50 years$695$382$199$100$49$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $712,000, adding $6,567 every year, while hoping to spend $59,887 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: 43/32/25 Blend
58$712,000$712,000$712,000$712,000
59$791,398$753,662$742,626$819,417
60$808,401$726,872$703,785$813,233
61$825,132$696,762$661,635$800,300
62$841,498$663,107$616,003$785,108
63$857,399$625,667$566,706$767,483
64$872,718$584,189$513,556$747,236
65$887,328$538,407$456,352$724,165
66$901,083$488,037$394,889$698,054
67$913,825$432,782$328,948$668,670
68$925,372$372,325$258,305$635,765
69$935,525$306,334$182,723$599,070
70$944,060$234,455$101,956$558,298
71$950,728$156,318$15,745$513,140
72$955,253$71,529$0$463,264
73$957,328$0$0$428,654
74$956,611$0$0$401,546
75$952,722$0$0$398,073
76$945,240$0$0$392,846
77$933,698$0$0$385,642
78$917,578$0$0$376,214
79$896,306$0$0$364,289
80$869,247$0$0$349,563
81$835,695$0$0$331,700
82$794,871$0$0$310,330
83$745,912$0$0$285,041
84$687,863$0$0$255,378
85$619,667$0$0$220,840
86$540,158$0$0$180,871
87$448,043$0$0$134,856
88$341,895$0$0$82,117
89$220,137$0$0$21,904
90$81,026$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