Can I retire at age 59 with 820,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$67,715$67,112$66,523$65,949$65,388$63,473
2 years$33,522$32,898$32,293$31,706$31,137$29,223
3 years$22,126$21,499$20,896$20,314$19,755$17,902
4 years$16,429$15,804$15,207$14,635$14,089$12,312
5 years$13,012$12,391$11,801$11,241$10,710$9,013
6 years$10,735$10,118$9,537$8,990$8,475$6,859
7 years$9,108$8,497$7,925$7,391$6,892$5,359
8 years$7,889$7,283$6,721$6,200$5,718$4,265
9 years$6,942$6,342$5,789$5,281$4,815$3,442
10 years$6,184$5,590$5,047$4,552$4,103$2,807
11 years$5,565$4,976$4,443$3,962$3,529$2,308
12 years$5,049$4,466$3,943$3,475$3,058$1,910
13 years$4,613$4,036$3,523$3,068$2,666$1,589
14 years$4,239$3,669$3,165$2,723$2,337$1,327
15 years$3,916$3,352$2,858$2,429$2,058$1,113
16 years$3,633$3,075$2,591$2,175$1,819$935
17 years$3,384$2,832$2,358$1,954$1,613$788
18 years$3,162$2,617$2,152$1,761$1,434$665
19 years$2,965$2,425$1,970$1,591$1,278$563
20 years$2,787$2,254$1,808$1,441$1,142$477
21 years$2,626$2,099$1,663$1,308$1,022$404
22 years$2,480$1,960$1,533$1,189$916$343
23 years$2,348$1,833$1,416$1,083$822$291
24 years$2,226$1,717$1,309$988$739$248
25 years$2,114$1,611$1,212$902$665$210
26 years$2,011$1,515$1,125$825$599$179
27 years$1,916$1,425$1,044$755$540$152
28 years$1,828$1,343$971$692$487$130
29 years$1,746$1,267$903$634$440$111
30 years$1,669$1,197$841$582$398$94
31 years$1,598$1,131$784$535$359$80
32 years$1,531$1,070$732$491$325$68
33 years$1,468$1,014$683$452$294$58
34 years$1,410$961$639$416$266$50
35 years$1,354$911$597$383$241$42
36 years$1,302$865$558$352$219$36
37 years$1,253$821$523$325$198$31
38 years$1,207$781$489$299$180$26
39 years$1,163$742$459$276$163$22
40 years$1,121$706$430$255$148$19
41 years$1,082$672$403$235$134$16
42 years$1,044$640$378$217$122$14
43 years$1,008$610$355$200$110$12
44 years$974$581$333$185$100$10
45 years$942$555$313$171$91$9
46 years$911$529$294$158$83$7
47 years$882$505$276$146$75$6
48 years$853$482$259$135$68$5
49 years$826$460$244$124$62$5
50 years$801$440$229$115$56$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $820,000, adding $5,804 every year, while hoping to spend $58,354 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: 52/40/8 Blend
58$820,000$820,000$820,000$820,000
59$909,627$866,167$853,457$954,809
60$940,321$846,521$819,959$966,512
61$972,189$823,956$783,384$972,429
62$1,005,291$798,269$743,566$977,479
63$1,039,689$769,242$700,333$981,593
64$1,075,448$736,646$653,506$984,697
65$1,112,641$700,239$602,895$986,716
66$1,151,344$659,763$548,305$987,569
67$1,191,638$614,949$489,531$987,174
68$1,233,613$565,509$426,358$985,442
69$1,277,362$511,140$358,562$982,282
70$1,322,989$451,522$285,909$977,600
71$1,370,602$386,315$208,156$971,296
72$1,420,321$315,162$125,047$963,267
73$1,472,274$237,685$36,316$953,406
74$1,526,599$153,484$0$941,602
75$1,583,446$62,139$0$932,724
76$1,642,977$0$0$925,301
77$1,705,367$0$0$932,331
78$1,770,809$0$0$968,416
79$1,839,507$0$0$1,006,324
80$1,911,686$0$0$1,046,180
81$1,987,592$0$0$1,088,124
82$2,067,488$0$0$1,132,307
83$2,151,665$0$0$1,178,891
84$2,240,436$0$0$1,228,057
85$2,334,145$0$0$1,279,998
86$2,433,166$0$0$1,334,927
87$2,537,906$0$0$1,393,077
88$2,648,811$0$0$1,454,701
89$2,766,368$0$0$1,520,076
90$2,891,108$0$0$1,589,505
91$3,023,613$0$0$1,663,318
92$3,164,518$0$0$1,741,878
93$3,314,518$0$0$1,825,581
94$3,474,376$0$0$1,914,863
95$3,644,926$0$0$2,010,197
96$3,827,081$0$0$2,112,107
97$4,021,842$0$0$2,221,163
98$4,230,308$0$0$2,337,991
99$4,453,682$0$0$2,463,280
100$4,693,284$0$0$2,597,782