Can I retire at age 59 with 878,000?

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 $878,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$72,504$71,859$71,228$70,613$70,013$67,610
2 years$35,893$35,225$34,577$33,949$33,340$30,943
3 years$23,691$23,020$22,374$21,751$21,152$18,837
4 years$17,591$16,922$16,282$15,671$15,086$12,870
5 years$13,932$13,267$12,636$12,037$11,468$9,358
6 years$11,494$10,834$10,212$9,626$9,074$7,071
7 years$9,753$9,098$8,486$7,914$7,380$5,483
8 years$8,447$7,799$7,197$6,639$6,122$4,331
9 years$7,433$6,790$6,198$5,655$5,156$3,467
10 years$6,622$5,985$5,404$4,874$4,393$2,805
11 years$5,958$5,328$4,758$4,242$3,778$2,287
12 years$5,406$4,782$4,222$3,721$3,274$1,876
13 years$4,939$4,322$3,772$3,285$2,855$1,547
14 years$4,539$3,928$3,389$2,916$2,503$1,281
15 years$4,193$3,589$3,060$2,601$2,204$1,064
16 years$3,890$3,293$2,775$2,329$1,948$886
17 years$3,623$3,032$2,525$2,092$1,727$739
18 years$3,386$2,802$2,305$1,886$1,535$618
19 years$3,174$2,597$2,110$1,704$1,369$518
20 years$2,984$2,413$1,936$1,543$1,222$434
21 years$2,812$2,248$1,781$1,400$1,094$364
22 years$2,656$2,098$1,642$1,273$981$306
23 years$2,514$1,962$1,516$1,160$880$257
24 years$2,383$1,839$1,402$1,058$791$216
25 years$2,264$1,725$1,298$966$712$182
26 years$2,153$1,622$1,204$883$641$153
27 years$2,051$1,526$1,118$808$578$129
28 years$1,957$1,438$1,039$741$522$109
29 years$1,869$1,357$967$679$471$92
30 years$1,787$1,281$901$623$426$77
31 years$1,711$1,211$840$572$385$65
32 years$1,639$1,146$784$526$348$55
33 years$1,572$1,085$732$484$315$46
34 years$1,509$1,029$684$445$285$39
35 years$1,450$976$639$410$258$33
36 years$1,394$926$598$377$234$28
37 years$1,342$880$560$348$212$23
38 years$1,292$836$524$321$192$20
39 years$1,245$795$491$296$174$17
40 years$1,200$756$460$273$158$14
41 years$1,158$720$432$251$144$12
42 years$1,118$686$405$232$130$10
43 years$1,080$653$380$214$118$8
44 years$1,043$623$357$198$107$7
45 years$1,009$594$335$183$97$6
46 years$975$566$314$169$88$5
47 years$944$541$295$156$80$4
48 years$914$516$278$144$73$4
49 years$885$493$261$133$66$3
50 years$857$471$245$123$60$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $878,000, adding $6,661 every year, while hoping to spend $34,256 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: 59/26/15 Blend
58$878,000$878,000$878,000$878,000
59$974,427$927,893$914,284$1,027,828
60$1,037,370$936,911$908,464$1,073,686
61$1,105,586$945,224$901,302$1,119,285
62$1,179,575$952,759$892,715$1,168,207
63$1,259,890$959,442$882,618$1,220,779
64$1,347,136$965,193$870,924$1,277,359
65$1,441,982$969,925$857,538$1,338,343
66$1,545,162$973,549$842,363$1,404,168
67$1,657,483$975,968$825,297$1,475,319
68$1,779,834$977,078$806,232$1,552,328
69$1,913,193$976,771$785,057$1,635,784
70$2,058,638$974,932$761,655$1,726,338
71$2,217,352$971,437$735,904$1,824,707
72$2,390,640$966,155$707,675$1,931,685
73$2,579,938$958,949$676,835$2,048,146
74$2,786,826$949,672$643,243$2,175,056
75$3,013,044$938,168$606,753$2,313,482
76$3,260,508$924,272$567,213$2,464,601
77$3,531,327$907,809$524,463$2,629,712
78$3,827,826$888,594$478,335$2,810,249
79$4,152,560$866,431$428,655$3,007,795
80$4,508,348$841,113$375,242$3,224,097
81$4,898,291$812,419$317,904$3,461,082
82$5,325,806$780,117$256,443$3,720,877
83$5,794,656$743,961$190,652$4,005,831
84$6,308,986$703,690$120,314$4,318,533
85$6,873,361$659,029$45,203$4,661,842
86$7,492,809$609,687$0$5,038,910
87$8,172,869$555,355$0$5,458,813
88$8,919,643$495,709$0$5,927,878
89$9,739,852$430,404$0$6,443,139
90$10,640,900$359,077$0$7,009,311
91$11,630,943$281,343$0$7,631,592
92$12,718,968$196,798$0$8,315,714
93$13,914,875$105,013$0$9,067,996
94$15,229,569$5,535$0$9,895,406
95$16,675,066$0$0$10,805,625
96$18,264,604$0$0$11,836,339
97$20,012,768$0$0$12,971,734
98$21,935,628$0$0$14,220,674
99$24,050,890$0$0$15,594,669
100$26,378,059$0$0$17,106,402