Can I retire at age 59 with 885,000?

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 $885,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$73,082$72,431$71,796$71,176$70,571$70,126
2 years$36,179$35,506$34,853$34,219$33,605$33,157
3 years$23,880$23,203$22,552$21,925$21,321$20,882
4 years$17,732$17,057$16,412$15,796$15,206$14,781
5 years$14,043$13,373$12,736$12,132$11,559$11,149
6 years$11,585$10,920$10,293$9,702$9,147$8,751
7 years$9,830$9,171$8,553$7,977$7,439$7,059
8 years$8,515$7,861$7,254$6,692$6,171$5,806
9 years$7,492$6,844$6,248$5,700$5,197$4,848
10 years$6,674$6,033$5,447$4,913$4,428$4,094
11 years$6,006$5,371$4,795$4,276$3,808$3,489
12 years$5,449$4,820$4,256$3,751$3,300$2,995
13 years$4,978$4,356$3,802$3,311$2,878$2,587
14 years$4,575$3,960$3,416$2,939$2,523$2,246
15 years$4,226$3,617$3,085$2,621$2,221$1,958
16 years$3,921$3,319$2,797$2,347$1,963$1,713
17 years$3,652$3,057$2,545$2,109$1,741$1,504
18 years$3,413$2,824$2,323$1,901$1,548$1,323
19 years$3,200$2,618$2,127$1,717$1,379$1,167
20 years$3,008$2,432$1,952$1,555$1,232$1,031
21 years$2,834$2,266$1,795$1,412$1,103$913
22 years$2,677$2,115$1,655$1,283$988$809
23 years$2,534$1,978$1,528$1,169$887$718
24 years$2,402$1,853$1,413$1,066$797$638
25 years$2,282$1,739$1,309$974$718$568
26 years$2,170$1,635$1,214$890$646$506
27 years$2,068$1,538$1,127$815$583$451
28 years$1,972$1,450$1,048$747$526$402
29 years$1,884$1,368$975$685$475$359
30 years$1,801$1,291$908$628$429$320
31 years$1,724$1,221$847$577$388$286
32 years$1,652$1,155$790$530$351$255
33 years$1,585$1,094$738$488$318$228
34 years$1,521$1,037$689$449$287$204
35 years$1,462$983$644$413$260$183
36 years$1,406$933$603$380$236$163
37 years$1,353$887$564$351$214$146
38 years$1,302$843$528$323$194$131
39 years$1,255$801$495$298$176$117
40 years$1,210$762$464$275$159$105
41 years$1,167$726$435$253$145$94
42 years$1,127$691$408$234$131$84
43 years$1,088$658$383$216$119$75
44 years$1,052$628$359$199$108$68
45 years$1,017$598$337$184$98$61
46 years$983$571$317$170$89$54
47 years$951$545$298$157$81$49
48 years$921$520$280$145$73$44
49 years$892$497$263$134$67$39
50 years$864$474$247$124$61$35

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $885,000, adding $3,879 every year, while hoping to spend $42,558 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: 37/35/28 Blend
58$885,000$885,000$885,000$885,000
59$979,271$932,366$918,649$1,007,188
60$1,033,875$932,771$904,142$1,028,570
61$1,092,623$931,769$887,723$1,047,496
62$1,155,892$929,246$869,283$1,067,126
63$1,224,096$925,083$848,707$1,087,550
64$1,297,691$919,150$825,877$1,108,873
65$1,377,179$911,311$800,667$1,131,214
66$1,463,109$901,423$772,946$1,154,706
67$1,556,085$889,332$742,580$1,179,500
68$1,656,773$874,877$709,423$1,205,766
69$1,765,903$857,885$673,328$1,233,697
70$1,884,279$838,175$634,138$1,263,507
71$2,012,784$815,554$591,690$1,295,440
72$2,152,390$789,818$545,814$1,329,767
73$2,304,167$760,752$496,332$1,366,795
74$2,469,290$728,127$443,057$1,406,864
75$2,649,054$691,701$385,795$1,450,359
76$2,844,882$651,220$324,344$1,497,706
77$3,058,342$606,411$258,492$1,549,385
78$3,291,159$556,991$188,017$1,605,931
79$3,545,229$502,656$112,688$1,667,938
80$3,822,644$443,088$32,265$1,736,073
81$4,125,703$377,949$0$1,811,077
82$4,456,939$306,882$0$1,909,777
83$4,819,138$229,510$0$2,028,418
84$5,215,370$145,437$0$2,158,455
85$5,649,016$54,241$0$2,301,111
86$6,123,797$0$0$2,457,741
87$6,643,810$0$0$2,646,989
88$7,213,570$0$0$2,877,351
89$7,838,046$0$0$3,129,961
90$8,522,712$0$0$3,407,051
91$9,273,597$0$0$3,711,075
92$10,097,343$0$0$4,044,739
93$11,001,262$0$0$4,411,024
94$11,993,411$0$0$4,813,212
95$13,082,666$0$0$5,254,920
96$14,278,801$0$0$5,740,131
97$15,592,585$0$0$6,273,233
98$17,035,882$0$0$6,859,062
99$18,621,761$0$0$7,502,942
100$20,364,617$0$0$8,210,743