Can I retire at age 59 with 799,000?

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 $799,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$65,981$65,393$64,820$64,260$63,713$62,839
2 years$32,664$32,055$31,466$30,894$30,340$29,460
3 years$21,559$20,949$20,360$19,794$19,249$18,392
4 years$16,008$15,399$14,817$14,261$13,728$12,900
5 years$12,679$12,073$11,499$10,954$10,436$9,639
6 years$10,460$9,859$9,293$8,760$8,258$7,493
7 years$8,875$8,279$7,722$7,202$6,716$5,984
8 years$7,687$7,097$6,549$6,041$5,571$4,872
9 years$6,764$6,179$5,641$5,146$4,692$4,025
10 years$6,026$5,447$4,918$4,436$3,998$3,362
11 years$5,422$4,849$4,329$3,860$3,438$2,834
12 years$4,919$4,352$3,842$3,386$2,979$2,405
13 years$4,494$3,933$3,433$2,989$2,598$2,054
14 years$4,131$3,575$3,084$2,654$2,278$1,762
15 years$3,815$3,266$2,785$2,367$2,005$1,517
16 years$3,540$2,996$2,525$2,119$1,772$1,311
17 years$3,297$2,759$2,298$1,904$1,571$1,136
18 years$3,081$2,550$2,097$1,716$1,397$987
19 years$2,889$2,363$1,920$1,550$1,245$859
20 years$2,716$2,196$1,762$1,404$1,112$750
21 years$2,559$2,045$1,621$1,274$995$655
22 years$2,417$1,909$1,494$1,159$892$573
23 years$2,287$1,786$1,379$1,055$801$501
24 years$2,169$1,673$1,276$962$720$439
25 years$2,060$1,570$1,181$879$648$385
26 years$1,960$1,476$1,096$804$584$338
27 years$1,867$1,389$1,017$736$526$297
28 years$1,781$1,309$946$674$475$261
29 years$1,701$1,235$880$618$429$230
30 years$1,626$1,166$820$567$387$202
31 years$1,557$1,102$764$521$350$178
32 years$1,492$1,043$713$479$317$157
33 years$1,431$988$666$440$287$138
34 years$1,374$936$622$405$260$121
35 years$1,320$888$582$373$235$107
36 years$1,269$843$544$343$213$94
37 years$1,221$800$509$316$193$83
38 years$1,176$761$477$292$175$73
39 years$1,133$723$447$269$159$65
40 years$1,092$688$419$248$144$57
41 years$1,054$655$393$229$131$50
42 years$1,017$624$368$211$119$44
43 years$982$594$346$195$108$39
44 years$949$567$324$180$98$34
45 years$918$540$305$166$89$30
46 years$888$515$286$154$80$27
47 years$859$492$269$142$73$24
48 years$831$470$253$131$66$21
49 years$805$448$237$121$60$18
50 years$780$428$223$112$55$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $799,000, adding $5,236 every year, while hoping to spend $55,189 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: 63/11/26 Blend
58$799,000$799,000$799,000$799,000
59$885,899$843,552$831,167$935,301
60$917,540$826,165$800,291$951,990
61$950,559$806,077$766,530$963,669
62$985,037$783,096$729,731$975,215
63$1,021,065$757,022$689,730$986,625
64$1,058,737$727,639$646,360$997,893
65$1,098,158$694,723$599,442$1,009,020
66$1,139,439$658,034$548,793$1,020,006
67$1,182,703$617,319$494,219$1,030,855
68$1,228,083$572,311$435,519$1,041,573
69$1,275,720$522,728$372,482$1,052,171
70$1,325,771$468,269$304,887$1,062,664
71$1,378,405$408,619$232,506$1,073,071
72$1,433,805$343,445$155,099$1,083,416
73$1,492,173$272,394$72,414$1,093,732
74$1,553,727$195,092$0$1,104,057
75$1,618,703$111,148$0$1,118,828
76$1,687,361$20,145$0$1,155,433
77$1,759,985$0$0$1,193,908
78$1,836,882$0$0$1,243,898
79$1,918,390$0$0$1,299,498
80$2,004,878$0$0$1,358,523
81$2,096,748$0$0$1,421,253
82$2,194,441$0$0$1,487,993
83$2,298,439$0$0$1,559,076
84$2,409,270$0$0$1,634,867
85$2,527,512$0$0$1,715,767
86$2,653,798$0$0$1,802,215
87$2,788,823$0$0$1,894,691
88$2,933,347$0$0$1,993,721
89$3,088,204$0$0$2,099,885
90$3,254,310$0$0$2,213,816
91$3,432,669$0$0$2,336,209
92$3,624,383$0$0$2,467,829
93$3,830,661$0$0$2,609,514
94$4,052,832$0$0$2,762,185
95$4,292,355$0$0$2,926,853
96$4,550,833$0$0$3,104,629
97$4,830,026$0$0$3,296,734
98$5,131,869$0$0$3,504,511
99$5,458,490$0$0$3,729,433
100$5,812,226$0$0$3,973,122