Can I retire at age 59 with 852,000?

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 $852,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$70,357$69,731$69,119$68,522$67,940$66,003
2 years$34,830$34,182$33,553$32,943$32,352$30,416
3 years$22,990$22,338$21,711$21,107$20,526$18,651
4 years$17,070$16,421$15,800$15,207$14,639$12,840
5 years$13,520$12,874$12,262$11,680$11,128$9,410
6 years$11,153$10,513$9,909$9,341$8,805$7,169
7 years$9,464$8,829$8,235$7,679$7,161$5,607
8 years$8,197$7,568$6,984$6,442$5,941$4,468
9 years$7,213$6,589$6,015$5,487$5,003$3,610
10 years$6,425$5,808$5,244$4,730$4,263$2,947
11 years$5,782$5,170$4,617$4,117$3,666$2,427
12 years$5,246$4,641$4,097$3,611$3,177$2,011
13 years$4,793$4,194$3,661$3,188$2,770$1,675
14 years$4,405$3,812$3,289$2,830$2,429$1,401
15 years$4,068$3,482$2,970$2,524$2,138$1,176
16 years$3,775$3,195$2,692$2,260$1,890$990
17 years$3,516$2,943$2,450$2,030$1,676$836
18 years$3,286$2,719$2,236$1,830$1,490$707
19 years$3,080$2,520$2,047$1,653$1,328$598
20 years$2,896$2,342$1,879$1,497$1,186$508
21 years$2,729$2,181$1,728$1,359$1,062$431
22 years$2,577$2,036$1,593$1,236$951$366
23 years$2,439$1,904$1,471$1,125$854$312
24 years$2,313$1,784$1,360$1,026$768$265
25 years$2,197$1,674$1,260$937$691$226
26 years$2,090$1,574$1,168$857$622$193
27 years$1,991$1,481$1,085$784$561$164
28 years$1,899$1,396$1,009$719$506$140
29 years$1,814$1,317$939$659$457$119
30 years$1,734$1,243$874$605$413$102
31 years$1,660$1,175$815$556$373$87
32 years$1,591$1,112$760$511$338$74
33 years$1,526$1,053$710$469$306$63
34 years$1,465$998$663$432$277$54
35 years$1,407$947$620$398$251$46
36 years$1,353$899$580$366$227$40
37 years$1,302$853$543$337$206$34
38 years$1,254$811$509$311$187$29
39 years$1,208$771$476$287$169$25
40 years$1,165$734$447$265$154$21
41 years$1,124$699$419$244$139$18
42 years$1,085$665$393$225$126$15
43 years$1,048$634$369$208$115$13
44 years$1,012$604$346$192$104$11
45 years$979$576$325$177$95$10
46 years$947$550$305$164$86$8
47 years$916$525$287$151$78$7
48 years$887$501$269$140$71$6
49 years$859$478$253$129$64$5
50 years$832$457$238$119$58$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $852,000, adding $3,875 every year, while hoping to spend $20,414 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: 42/34/24 Blend
58$852,000$852,000$852,000$852,000
59$942,901$897,745$884,539$975,733
60$1,017,357$920,014$892,451$1,021,836
61$1,098,722$942,690$899,943$1,069,488
62$1,187,682$965,772$906,981$1,120,687
63$1,284,987$989,257$913,527$1,175,773
64$1,391,467$1,013,141$919,541$1,235,117
65$1,508,033$1,037,421$924,982$1,299,130
66$1,635,689$1,062,092$929,806$1,368,264
67$1,775,543$1,087,148$933,968$1,443,018
68$1,928,811$1,112,581$937,419$1,523,942
69$2,096,836$1,138,384$940,108$1,611,640
70$2,281,095$1,164,547$941,984$1,706,780
71$2,483,216$1,191,058$942,989$1,810,097
72$2,704,990$1,217,906$943,066$1,922,403
73$2,948,393$1,245,078$942,152$2,044,591
74$3,215,599$1,272,556$940,184$2,177,646
75$3,509,004$1,300,325$937,094$2,322,654
76$3,831,247$1,328,365$932,811$2,480,813
77$4,185,234$1,356,656$927,260$2,653,442
78$4,574,169$1,385,173$920,365$2,841,995
79$5,001,580$1,413,892$912,042$3,048,077
80$5,471,353$1,442,785$902,208$3,273,456
81$5,987,771$1,471,821$890,772$3,520,080
82$6,555,551$1,500,968$877,640$3,790,099
83$7,179,891$1,530,189$862,715$4,085,880
84$7,866,518$1,559,446$845,894$4,410,035
85$8,621,740$1,588,696$827,069$4,765,442
86$9,452,510$1,617,894$806,127$5,155,275
87$10,366,485$1,646,990$782,952$5,583,032
88$11,372,105$1,675,932$757,420$6,052,569
89$12,478,668$1,704,661$729,401$6,568,138
90$13,696,419$1,733,115$698,763$7,134,424
91$15,036,645$1,761,230$665,363$7,756,594
92$16,511,785$1,788,932$629,054$8,440,343
93$18,135,543$1,816,146$589,684$9,191,949
94$19,923,021$1,842,789$547,091$10,018,332
95$21,890,857$1,868,774$501,107$10,927,120
96$24,057,387$1,894,007$451,556$11,926,722
97$26,442,814$1,918,386$398,256$13,026,409
98$29,069,398$1,941,804$341,015$14,236,397
99$31,961,671$1,964,147$279,633$15,567,950
100$35,146,662$1,985,291$213,902$17,033,483