Can I retire at age 59 with 914,000?

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 $914,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$75,477$74,805$74,149$73,509$72,884$71,735
2 years$37,365$36,669$35,995$35,341$34,706$33,553
3 years$24,663$23,964$23,291$22,643$22,019$20,896
4 years$18,313$17,616$16,950$16,313$15,704$14,620
5 years$14,504$13,811$13,154$12,530$11,938$10,895
6 years$11,965$11,278$10,630$10,020$9,446$8,447
7 years$10,153$9,471$8,834$8,238$7,682$6,727
8 years$8,794$8,118$7,492$6,911$6,373$5,461
9 years$7,738$7,069$6,453$5,887$5,367$4,498
10 years$6,893$6,231$5,626$5,074$4,573$3,746
11 years$6,203$5,547$4,953$4,416$3,933$3,147
12 years$5,628$4,978$4,395$3,874$3,408$2,663
13 years$5,141$4,499$3,927$3,420$2,972$2,266
14 years$4,725$4,090$3,528$3,036$2,605$1,938
15 years$4,365$3,736$3,186$2,707$2,294$1,663
16 years$4,049$3,428$2,888$2,424$2,027$1,432
17 years$3,772$3,157$2,628$2,178$1,798$1,237
18 years$3,525$2,917$2,399$1,963$1,598$1,071
19 years$3,305$2,703$2,196$1,774$1,425$929
20 years$3,106$2,512$2,016$1,606$1,273$807
21 years$2,927$2,340$1,854$1,458$1,139$702
22 years$2,765$2,184$1,709$1,326$1,021$612
23 years$2,617$2,043$1,578$1,207$916$534
24 years$2,481$1,914$1,459$1,101$824$466
25 years$2,356$1,796$1,351$1,006$741$407
26 years$2,242$1,688$1,253$919$668$356
27 years$2,135$1,589$1,164$842$602$311
28 years$2,037$1,497$1,082$771$543$273
29 years$1,946$1,412$1,007$707$490$239
30 years$1,861$1,334$938$649$443$209
31 years$1,781$1,261$874$596$401$183
32 years$1,707$1,193$816$548$362$161
33 years$1,637$1,130$762$504$328$141
34 years$1,571$1,071$712$463$297$124
35 years$1,510$1,016$665$427$269$108
36 years$1,452$964$622$393$244$95
37 years$1,397$916$583$362$221$84
38 years$1,345$870$546$334$200$73
39 years$1,296$827$511$308$182$64
40 years$1,250$787$479$284$165$57
41 years$1,206$749$449$262$149$50
42 years$1,164$714$421$242$136$44
43 years$1,124$680$395$223$123$38
44 years$1,086$648$371$206$112$34
45 years$1,050$618$349$190$101$30
46 years$1,015$590$327$176$92$26
47 years$983$563$308$162$84$23
48 years$951$537$289$150$76$20
49 years$921$513$272$139$69$18
50 years$892$490$255$128$63$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $914,000, adding $3,547 every year, while hoping to spend $51,475 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: 68/9/23 Blend
58$914,000$914,000$914,000$914,000
59$1,010,887$962,445$948,278$1,073,495
60$1,059,228$954,836$925,276$1,108,294
61$1,110,775$945,128$899,779$1,140,085
62$1,165,801$933,166$871,647$1,173,647
63$1,224,603$918,781$840,738$1,209,156
64$1,287,509$901,799$806,900$1,246,803
65$1,354,879$882,031$769,975$1,286,803
66$1,427,106$859,280$729,799$1,329,393
67$1,504,623$833,336$686,198$1,374,836
68$1,587,902$803,977$638,994$1,423,425
69$1,677,465$770,969$587,997$1,475,481
70$1,773,882$734,063$533,011$1,531,364
71$1,877,782$692,995$473,830$1,591,469
72$1,989,852$647,489$410,240$1,656,236
73$2,110,851$597,250$342,017$1,726,151
74$2,241,610$541,967$268,927$1,801,754
75$2,383,043$481,312$190,724$1,883,639
76$2,536,154$414,937$107,155$1,972,468
77$2,702,050$342,477$17,953$2,068,969
78$2,881,944$263,543$0$2,173,951
79$3,077,172$177,727$0$2,307,264
80$3,289,203$84,595$0$2,456,873
81$3,519,654$0$0$2,619,536
82$3,770,301$0$0$2,798,154
83$4,043,101$0$0$3,001,724
84$4,340,206$0$0$3,223,480
85$4,663,985$0$0$3,465,197
86$5,017,042$0$0$3,728,825
87$5,402,247$0$0$4,016,514
88$5,822,757$0$0$4,330,628
89$6,282,048$0$0$4,673,772
90$6,783,946$0$0$5,048,811
91$7,332,663$0$0$5,458,902
92$7,932,837$0$0$5,907,517
93$8,589,575$0$0$6,398,483
94$9,308,498$0$0$6,936,012
95$10,095,800$0$0$7,524,743
96$10,958,298$0$0$8,169,785
97$11,903,501$0$0$8,876,762
98$12,939,681$0$0$9,651,871
99$14,075,944$0$0$10,501,936
100$15,322,324$0$0$11,434,474