Can I retire at age 59 with 724,000?

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 $724,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$59,787$59,255$58,735$58,228$57,733$56,800
2 years$29,598$29,046$28,512$27,994$27,492$26,554
3 years$19,536$18,982$18,449$17,936$17,442$16,529
4 years$14,506$13,954$13,426$12,922$12,440$11,559
5 years$11,489$10,940$10,419$9,925$9,456$8,610
6 years$9,478$8,933$8,420$7,937$7,483$6,671
7 years$8,042$7,502$6,997$6,526$6,085$5,310
8 years$6,966$6,431$5,934$5,474$5,048$4,308
9 years$6,129$5,599$5,111$4,663$4,251$3,546
10 years$5,460$4,935$4,456$4,019$3,622$2,952
11 years$4,913$4,394$3,923$3,498$3,115$2,478
12 years$4,458$3,944$3,482$3,068$2,700$2,096
13 years$4,073$3,564$3,111$2,709$2,354$1,782
14 years$3,743$3,239$2,795$2,405$2,064$1,523
15 years$3,457$2,959$2,523$2,145$1,817$1,306
16 years$3,208$2,715$2,288$1,920$1,606$1,124
17 years$2,988$2,500$2,082$1,725$1,424$970
18 years$2,792$2,311$1,900$1,555$1,266$839
19 years$2,618$2,141$1,740$1,405$1,128$727
20 years$2,461$1,990$1,597$1,272$1,008$631
21 years$2,319$1,853$1,469$1,155$902$549
22 years$2,190$1,730$1,354$1,050$809$478
23 years$2,073$1,618$1,250$956$726$417
24 years$1,965$1,516$1,156$872$652$363
25 years$1,867$1,423$1,071$796$587$317
26 years$1,776$1,337$993$728$529$277
27 years$1,692$1,258$922$667$477$242
28 years$1,614$1,186$857$611$430$212
29 years$1,541$1,119$798$560$388$185
30 years$1,474$1,057$743$514$351$162
31 years$1,411$999$693$472$317$142
32 years$1,352$945$646$434$287$125
33 years$1,297$895$603$399$260$109
34 years$1,245$848$564$367$235$96
35 years$1,196$805$527$338$213$84
36 years$1,150$764$493$311$193$74
37 years$1,106$725$462$287$175$64
38 years$1,065$689$432$264$159$57
39 years$1,027$655$405$244$144$50
40 years$990$624$380$225$130$44
41 years$955$594$356$207$118$38
42 years$922$565$334$191$107$34
43 years$890$539$313$177$97$29
44 years$860$513$294$163$88$26
45 years$832$490$276$151$80$23
46 years$804$467$259$139$73$20
47 years$778$446$244$129$66$17
48 years$753$425$229$119$60$15
49 years$730$406$215$110$55$13
50 years$707$388$202$101$50$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $724,000, adding $6,707 every year, while hoping to spend $38,935 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: 72/6/22 Blend
58$724,000$724,000$724,000$724,000
59$804,766$766,394$755,172$857,895
60$845,426$762,521$739,044$890,294
61$888,928$757,153$721,071$920,495
62$935,521$750,176$701,149$952,608
63$985,478$741,469$679,171$986,817
64$1,039,099$730,903$655,025$1,023,326
65$1,096,711$718,341$628,593$1,062,362
66$1,158,677$703,641$599,752$1,104,172
67$1,225,391$686,648$568,373$1,149,033
68$1,297,288$667,202$534,321$1,197,249
69$1,374,847$645,130$497,456$1,249,156
70$1,458,591$620,251$457,630$1,305,126
71$1,549,098$592,374$414,692$1,365,569
72$1,647,001$561,295$368,479$1,430,940
73$1,752,997$526,801$318,825$1,501,739
74$1,867,852$488,663$265,555$1,578,520
75$1,992,407$446,642$208,485$1,661,895
76$2,127,589$400,484$147,426$1,752,540
77$2,274,417$349,921$82,178$1,851,200
78$2,434,009$294,669$12,533$1,958,700
79$2,607,600$234,430$0$2,075,949
80$2,796,545$168,886$0$2,218,457
81$3,002,335$97,705$0$2,376,911
82$3,226,614$20,532$0$2,549,645
83$3,471,186$0$0$2,738,071
84$3,738,043$0$0$2,947,900
85$4,029,371$0$0$3,178,484
86$4,347,582$0$0$3,430,380
87$4,695,327$0$0$3,705,691
88$5,075,528$0$0$4,006,735
89$5,491,399$0$0$4,336,061
90$5,946,482$0$0$4,696,480
91$6,444,674$0$0$5,091,082
92$6,990,269$0$0$5,523,273
93$7,587,994$0$0$5,996,805
94$8,243,055$0$0$6,515,807
95$8,961,187$0$0$7,084,828
96$9,748,705$0$0$7,708,878
97$10,612,564$0$0$8,393,475
98$11,560,426$0$0$9,144,697
99$12,600,728$0$0$9,969,239
100$13,742,768$0$0$10,874,475