Can I retire at age 59 with 781,000?

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 $781,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$64,494$63,920$63,359$62,812$62,278$61,500
2 years$31,928$31,333$30,757$30,198$29,656$28,873
3 years$21,074$20,477$19,902$19,348$18,815$18,052
4 years$15,648$15,052$14,483$13,939$13,419$12,681
5 years$12,393$11,801$11,240$10,707$10,201$9,490
6 years$10,224$9,637$9,083$8,562$8,072$7,389
7 years$8,675$8,093$7,548$7,040$6,564$5,911
8 years$7,514$6,937$6,402$5,905$5,446$4,821
9 years$6,612$6,040$5,514$5,030$4,586$3,989
10 years$5,890$5,324$4,807$4,336$3,908$3,339
11 years$5,300$4,740$4,232$3,774$3,361$2,819
12 years$4,809$4,254$3,756$3,310$2,912$2,398
13 years$4,393$3,844$3,356$2,922$2,540$2,051
14 years$4,037$3,494$3,015$2,594$2,226$1,763
15 years$3,729$3,192$2,722$2,313$1,960$1,522
16 years$3,460$2,929$2,468$2,071$1,732$1,318
17 years$3,223$2,697$2,246$1,861$1,536$1,144
18 years$3,012$2,492$2,050$1,677$1,366$996
19 years$2,824$2,310$1,877$1,516$1,217$869
20 years$2,654$2,147$1,722$1,373$1,087$760
21 years$2,501$1,999$1,584$1,246$973$665
22 years$2,363$1,866$1,460$1,133$872$583
23 years$2,236$1,746$1,348$1,032$783$512
24 years$2,120$1,636$1,247$941$704$449
25 years$2,014$1,535$1,155$859$633$395
26 years$1,915$1,443$1,071$786$570$348
27 years$1,825$1,358$995$719$514$306
28 years$1,741$1,279$925$659$464$270
29 years$1,663$1,207$860$604$419$238
30 years$1,590$1,140$801$554$379$210
31 years$1,522$1,077$747$509$342$185
32 years$1,458$1,019$697$468$310$163
33 years$1,399$965$651$430$280$144
34 years$1,343$915$608$396$254$127
35 years$1,290$868$569$365$230$112
36 years$1,240$824$532$336$208$99
37 years$1,194$782$498$309$189$88
38 years$1,149$744$466$285$171$78
39 years$1,107$707$437$263$155$69
40 years$1,068$673$409$242$141$61
41 years$1,030$640$384$224$128$54
42 years$994$610$360$206$116$47
43 years$960$581$338$191$105$42
44 years$928$554$317$176$95$37
45 years$897$528$298$163$87$33
46 years$868$504$280$150$79$29
47 years$840$481$263$139$71$26
48 years$813$459$247$128$65$23
49 years$787$438$232$118$59$20
50 years$763$419$218$109$54$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $781,000, adding $4,873 every year, while hoping to spend $48,582 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: 57/14/29 Blend
58$781,000$781,000$781,000$781,000
59$865,688$824,295$812,190$907,880
60$902,298$812,995$787,707$926,116
61$941,013$799,513$760,777$940,504
62$981,998$783,690$731,264$955,205
63$1,025,430$765,360$699,030$970,263
64$1,071,506$744,344$663,929$985,732
65$1,120,438$720,456$625,810$1,001,673
66$1,172,460$693,495$584,511$1,018,155
67$1,227,827$663,252$539,868$1,035,257
68$1,286,818$629,504$491,707$1,053,072
69$1,349,739$592,016$439,845$1,071,702
70$1,416,926$550,538$384,093$1,091,265
71$1,488,746$504,808$324,253$1,111,893
72$1,565,601$454,546$260,119$1,133,736
73$1,647,932$399,459$191,473$1,156,964
74$1,736,225$339,237$118,091$1,181,768
75$1,831,010$273,549$39,737$1,208,364
76$1,932,871$202,050$0$1,236,992
77$2,042,446$124,374$0$1,281,503
78$2,160,440$40,132$0$1,342,627
79$2,287,623$0$0$1,408,480
80$2,424,844$0$0$1,487,400
81$2,573,034$0$0$1,579,358
82$2,733,216$0$0$1,678,813
83$2,906,516$0$0$1,786,472
84$3,094,168$0$0$1,903,108
85$3,297,534$0$0$2,029,576
86$3,518,108$0$0$2,166,812
87$3,757,534$0$0$2,315,849
88$4,017,619$0$0$2,477,820
89$4,300,352$0$0$2,653,973
90$4,607,922$0$0$2,845,682
91$4,942,735$0$0$3,054,456
92$5,307,440$0$0$3,281,958
93$5,704,953$0$0$3,530,018
94$6,138,481$0$0$3,800,650
95$6,611,554$0$0$4,096,068
96$7,128,061$0$0$4,418,714
97$7,692,277$0$0$4,771,271
98$8,308,915$0$0$5,156,698
99$8,983,158$0$0$5,578,250
100$9,720,716$0$0$6,039,510