Can I retire at age 59 with 780,000?

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 $780,000?

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$64,412$63,838$63,278$62,732$62,198$61,193
2 years$31,887$31,293$30,718$30,160$29,618$28,608
3 years$21,047$20,450$19,876$19,323$18,791$17,808
4 years$15,628$15,033$14,465$13,921$13,402$12,453
5 years$12,377$11,786$11,225$10,693$10,188$9,276
6 years$10,211$9,624$9,072$8,551$8,061$7,187
7 years$8,664$8,082$7,539$7,031$6,556$5,720
8 years$7,505$6,928$6,393$5,898$5,439$4,641
9 years$6,603$6,032$5,507$5,024$4,580$3,821
10 years$5,882$5,317$4,801$4,330$3,903$3,180
11 years$5,293$4,734$4,227$3,769$3,356$2,670
12 years$4,803$4,249$3,751$3,306$2,909$2,258
13 years$4,388$3,839$3,351$2,918$2,536$1,920
14 years$4,032$3,490$3,011$2,591$2,223$1,641
15 years$3,725$3,188$2,719$2,310$1,958$1,407
16 years$3,456$2,925$2,465$2,069$1,730$1,211
17 years$3,219$2,694$2,243$1,859$1,534$1,045
18 years$3,008$2,489$2,047$1,675$1,364$904
19 years$2,820$2,307$1,874$1,514$1,216$783
20 years$2,651$2,144$1,720$1,371$1,086$680
21 years$2,498$1,997$1,582$1,244$972$591
22 years$2,359$1,864$1,458$1,131$871$515
23 years$2,233$1,743$1,346$1,030$782$449
24 years$2,117$1,633$1,245$940$703$391
25 years$2,011$1,533$1,153$858$632$342
26 years$1,913$1,441$1,070$785$570$299
27 years$1,822$1,356$993$718$514$261
28 years$1,738$1,278$923$658$463$228
29 years$1,660$1,205$859$603$418$200
30 years$1,588$1,138$800$554$378$175
31 years$1,520$1,076$746$509$342$153
32 years$1,456$1,018$696$467$309$134
33 years$1,397$964$650$430$280$118
34 years$1,341$914$607$395$253$103
35 years$1,288$867$568$364$229$90
36 years$1,239$823$531$335$208$79
37 years$1,192$781$497$309$188$69
38 years$1,148$743$466$285$171$61
39 years$1,106$706$436$263$155$53
40 years$1,066$672$409$242$141$47
41 years$1,029$639$383$223$127$41
42 years$993$609$360$206$116$36
43 years$959$580$337$190$105$32
44 years$927$553$317$176$95$28
45 years$896$527$297$162$87$24
46 years$867$503$279$150$79$21
47 years$839$480$262$139$71$19
48 years$812$458$247$128$65$16
49 years$786$438$232$118$59$14
50 years$762$418$218$109$53$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $780,000, adding $5,914 every year, while hoping to spend $48,371 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: 51/40/9 Blend
58$780,000$780,000$780,000$780,000
59$865,660$824,320$812,230$907,497
60$902,491$813,246$787,974$925,591
61$941,458$800,007$761,283$939,574
62$982,727$784,448$732,026$953,643
63$1,026,480$766,401$700,064$967,816
64$1,072,917$745,690$665,253$982,120
65$1,122,255$722,130$627,439$996,582
66$1,174,733$695,522$586,466$1,011,241
67$1,230,610$665,657$542,167$1,026,140
68$1,290,173$632,315$494,370$1,041,329
69$1,353,733$595,261$442,895$1,056,871
70$1,421,634$554,248$387,551$1,072,835
71$1,494,249$509,016$328,143$1,089,306
72$1,571,991$459,286$264,465$1,106,379
73$1,655,311$404,767$196,301$1,124,166
74$1,744,703$345,151$123,427$1,142,794
75$1,840,710$280,111$45,609$1,162,409
76$1,943,929$209,303$0$1,183,181
77$2,055,013$132,362$0$1,208,894
78$2,174,680$48,904$0$1,241,081
79$2,303,721$0$0$1,275,629
80$2,443,002$0$0$1,331,101
81$2,593,474$0$0$1,414,350
82$2,756,185$0$0$1,504,435
83$2,932,285$0$0$1,602,002
84$3,123,039$0$0$1,707,760
85$3,329,838$0$0$1,822,490
86$3,554,209$0$0$1,947,050
87$3,797,836$0$0$2,082,382
88$4,062,566$0$0$2,229,526
89$4,350,436$0$0$2,389,623
90$4,663,684$0$0$2,563,929
91$5,004,772$0$0$2,753,826
92$5,376,411$0$0$2,960,838
93$5,781,583$0$0$3,186,637
94$6,223,572$0$0$3,433,068
95$6,705,990$0$0$3,702,158
96$7,232,814$0$0$3,996,141
97$7,808,423$0$0$4,317,477
98$8,437,636$0$0$4,668,870
99$9,125,762$0$0$5,053,303
100$9,878,641$0$0$5,474,056