Can I retire at age 59 with 880,000?

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 $880,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$72,670$72,022$71,391$70,774$70,172$69,469
2 years$35,975$35,305$34,656$34,026$33,415$32,706
3 years$23,745$23,072$22,425$21,801$21,200$20,508
4 years$17,631$16,961$16,319$15,706$15,120$14,450
5 years$13,964$13,297$12,664$12,064$11,494$10,848
6 years$11,520$10,858$10,235$9,648$9,095$8,474
7 years$9,775$9,119$8,505$7,932$7,397$6,801
8 years$8,467$7,816$7,213$6,654$6,136$5,566
9 years$7,450$6,806$6,213$5,668$5,168$4,623
10 years$6,637$5,999$5,416$4,886$4,403$3,883
11 years$5,972$5,340$4,768$4,252$3,787$3,291
12 years$5,418$4,793$4,232$3,729$3,281$2,809
13 years$4,950$4,332$3,781$3,293$2,862$2,413
14 years$4,549$3,937$3,397$2,923$2,508$2,082
15 years$4,202$3,597$3,067$2,607$2,209$1,804
16 years$3,899$3,300$2,781$2,334$1,952$1,569
17 years$3,631$3,039$2,530$2,097$1,731$1,368
18 years$3,394$2,808$2,310$1,890$1,539$1,196
19 years$3,182$2,603$2,115$1,708$1,372$1,048
20 years$2,991$2,419$1,941$1,547$1,225$920
21 years$2,818$2,253$1,785$1,404$1,096$809
22 years$2,662$2,103$1,645$1,276$983$713
23 years$2,519$1,967$1,519$1,162$882$628
24 years$2,389$1,843$1,405$1,060$793$555
25 years$2,269$1,729$1,301$968$714$490
26 years$2,158$1,625$1,207$885$643$433
27 years$2,056$1,530$1,121$810$579$383
28 years$1,961$1,441$1,042$742$523$339
29 years$1,873$1,360$969$681$472$301
30 years$1,791$1,284$903$625$427$266
31 years$1,715$1,214$842$574$386$236
32 years$1,643$1,149$785$527$349$209
33 years$1,576$1,088$733$485$316$186
34 years$1,513$1,031$685$446$286$165
35 years$1,454$978$641$411$259$146
36 years$1,398$928$599$378$235$130
37 years$1,345$882$561$349$213$116
38 years$1,295$838$525$321$193$103
39 years$1,248$797$492$296$175$91
40 years$1,203$758$461$273$159$81
41 years$1,161$721$433$252$144$72
42 years$1,120$687$406$233$131$64
43 years$1,082$655$381$215$118$57
44 years$1,046$624$357$198$108$51
45 years$1,011$595$336$183$98$45
46 years$978$568$315$169$89$40
47 years$946$542$296$156$80$36
48 years$916$517$278$144$73$32
49 years$887$494$262$133$66$28
50 years$859$472$246$123$60$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $880,000, adding $4,870 every year, while hoping to spend $48,185 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: 44/48/8 Blend
58$880,000$880,000$880,000$880,000
59$974,783$928,143$914,503$1,015,246
60$1,022,943$922,354$893,871$1,037,978
61$1,074,400$914,666$870,932$1,057,275
62$1,129,439$904,935$845,559$1,077,084
63$1,188,374$893,010$817,618$1,097,467
64$1,251,549$878,727$786,968$1,118,499
65$1,319,338$861,916$753,463$1,140,265
66$1,392,157$842,396$716,950$1,162,859
67$1,470,457$819,974$677,269$1,186,393
68$1,554,738$794,447$634,251$1,210,992
69$1,645,546$765,599$587,723$1,236,797
70$1,743,481$733,203$537,501$1,263,971
71$1,849,203$697,018$483,395$1,292,697
72$1,963,438$656,787$425,204$1,323,180
73$2,086,981$612,242$362,721$1,355,655
74$2,220,709$563,098$295,728$1,390,385
75$2,365,584$509,052$223,998$1,427,665
76$2,522,664$449,787$147,293$1,467,830
77$2,693,115$384,965$65,365$1,511,254
78$2,878,215$314,231$0$1,558,356
79$3,079,373$237,208$0$1,611,493
80$3,298,137$153,500$0$1,675,385
81$3,536,213$62,688$0$1,745,063
82$3,795,475$0$0$1,821,212
83$4,077,987$0$0$1,923,439
84$4,386,019$0$0$2,071,100
85$4,722,071$0$0$2,232,294
86$5,088,894$0$0$2,408,352
87$5,489,515$0$0$2,600,742
88$5,927,269$0$0$2,811,078
89$6,405,825$0$0$3,041,138
90$6,929,224$0$0$3,292,879
91$7,501,915$0$0$3,568,456
92$8,128,796$0$0$3,870,242
93$8,815,263$0$0$4,200,852
94$9,567,254$0$0$4,563,163
95$10,391,314$0$0$4,960,345
96$11,294,645$0$0$5,395,889
97$12,285,185$0$0$5,873,641
98$13,371,671$0$0$6,397,836
99$14,563,731$0$0$6,973,138
100$15,871,968$0$0$7,604,688