Can I retire at age 59 with 727,000?

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:
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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 $727,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$60,035$59,500$58,978$58,469$57,972$56,640
2 years$29,720$29,167$28,630$28,110$27,606$26,271
3 years$19,617$19,061$18,526$18,010$17,514$16,218
4 years$14,566$14,012$13,482$12,976$12,491$11,244
5 years$11,536$10,985$10,463$9,966$9,496$8,301
6 years$9,517$8,970$8,455$7,970$7,514$6,373
7 years$8,075$7,533$7,026$6,553$6,111$5,024
8 years$6,995$6,457$5,959$5,497$5,069$4,036
9 years$6,155$5,622$5,132$4,682$4,269$3,289
10 years$5,483$4,956$4,475$4,036$3,637$2,709
11 years$4,934$4,412$3,939$3,513$3,128$2,250
12 years$4,476$3,960$3,496$3,081$2,711$1,882
13 years$4,089$3,579$3,124$2,720$2,364$1,583
14 years$3,758$3,253$2,806$2,415$2,072$1,337
15 years$3,472$2,972$2,534$2,153$1,825$1,133
16 years$3,221$2,726$2,297$1,928$1,613$964
17 years$3,000$2,511$2,090$1,732$1,430$821
18 years$2,804$2,320$1,908$1,561$1,271$702
19 years$2,628$2,150$1,747$1,411$1,133$601
20 years$2,471$1,998$1,603$1,278$1,012$515
21 years$2,328$1,861$1,475$1,160$906$442
22 years$2,199$1,737$1,359$1,054$812$380
23 years$2,081$1,625$1,255$960$729$327
24 years$1,973$1,522$1,161$876$655$281
25 years$1,874$1,429$1,075$800$589$242
26 years$1,783$1,343$997$731$531$209
27 years$1,699$1,264$926$669$479$180
28 years$1,620$1,191$861$613$432$155
29 years$1,548$1,123$801$562$390$134
30 years$1,480$1,061$746$516$352$116
31 years$1,417$1,003$695$474$319$100
32 years$1,357$949$649$436$288$86
33 years$1,302$899$606$401$261$75
34 years$1,250$852$566$369$236$64
35 years$1,201$808$529$339$214$56
36 years$1,155$767$495$312$194$48
37 years$1,111$728$463$288$176$42
38 years$1,070$692$434$265$159$36
39 years$1,031$658$407$245$144$31
40 years$994$626$381$226$131$27
41 years$959$596$357$208$119$23
42 years$926$568$335$192$108$20
43 years$894$541$315$177$98$17
44 years$864$516$295$164$89$15
45 years$835$492$277$151$81$13
46 years$808$469$260$140$73$11
47 years$782$448$245$129$66$10
48 years$757$427$230$119$60$8
49 years$733$408$216$110$55$7
50 years$710$390$203$102$50$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $727,000, adding $5,654 every year, while hoping to spend $29,981 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: 66/27/7 Blend
58$727,000$727,000$727,000$727,000
59$806,986$768,455$757,187$858,882
60$857,399$774,210$750,653$899,833
61$911,949$779,242$742,895$940,456
62$971,027$783,484$733,841$984,057
63$1,035,062$786,864$723,415$1,030,923
64$1,104,526$789,308$711,537$1,081,369
65$1,179,937$790,734$698,123$1,135,745
66$1,261,867$791,056$683,086$1,194,435
67$1,350,943$790,183$666,335$1,257,863
68$1,447,857$788,020$647,775$1,326,498
69$1,553,368$784,462$627,305$1,400,857
70$1,668,312$779,402$604,821$1,481,509
71$1,793,611$772,724$580,214$1,569,083
72$1,930,277$764,305$553,368$1,664,273
73$2,079,425$754,016$524,166$1,767,846
74$2,242,283$741,719$492,481$1,880,645
75$2,420,200$727,268$458,184$2,003,602
76$2,614,665$710,508$421,138$2,137,746
77$2,827,315$691,278$381,201$2,284,212
78$3,059,953$669,402$338,223$2,444,250
79$3,314,564$644,698$292,049$2,619,242
80$3,593,334$616,973$242,517$2,810,711
81$3,898,670$586,021$189,457$3,020,338
82$4,233,223$551,624$132,692$3,249,976
83$4,599,913$513,554$72,038$3,501,671
84$5,001,954$471,569$7,302$3,777,678
85$5,442,888$425,410$0$4,080,487
86$5,926,615$374,808$0$4,417,457
87$6,457,432$319,476$0$4,787,883
88$7,040,071$259,111$0$5,194,575
89$7,679,745$193,394$0$5,641,234
90$8,382,195$121,986$0$6,131,942
91$9,153,747$44,532$0$6,671,197
92$10,001,370$0$0$7,263,960
93$10,932,739$0$0$7,927,394
94$11,956,311$0$0$8,671,096
95$13,081,404$0$0$9,488,612
96$14,318,281$0$0$10,387,406
97$15,678,250$0$0$11,375,702
98$17,173,770$0$0$12,462,560
99$18,818,569$0$0$13,657,965
100$20,627,768$0$0$14,972,913