Can I retire at age 59 with 950,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$74,316
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$34,630
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$21,483
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$14,970
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$11,110
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$8,576
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$6,799
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$5,494
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$4,503
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$3,732
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$3,120
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$2,626
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$2,223
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$1,891
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$1,614
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$1,382
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$1,187
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$1,021
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$881
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$761
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$658
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$570
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$494
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$428
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$372
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$323
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$281
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$244
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$213
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$185
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$161
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$140
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$122
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$107
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$93
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$81
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$71
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$61
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$54
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$47
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$41
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$36
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$31
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$27
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$24
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$21
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$18
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$16
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$14
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $950,000, adding $4,866 every year, while hoping to spend $33,742 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: 26/44/30 Blend
58$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
59$1,051,919$1,001,569$986,844$1,069,360
60$1,123,314$1,014,745$984,002$1,097,394
61$1,200,860$1,027,435$979,934$1,124,275
62$1,285,149$1,039,581$974,563$1,152,434
63$1,376,832$1,051,119$967,809$1,182,004
64$1,476,626$1,061,980$959,588$1,213,133
65$1,585,318$1,072,094$949,811$1,245,987
66$1,703,777$1,081,383$938,386$1,280,750
67$1,832,956$1,089,765$925,216$1,317,626
68$1,973,907$1,097,152$910,199$1,356,847
69$2,127,785$1,103,452$893,230$1,398,667
70$2,295,863$1,108,565$874,198$1,443,371
71$2,479,544$1,112,388$852,986$1,491,276
72$2,680,369$1,114,806$829,473$1,542,735
73$2,900,037$1,115,703$803,531$1,598,140
74$3,140,419$1,114,951$775,028$1,657,929
75$3,403,575$1,112,416$743,824$1,722,585
76$3,691,771$1,107,956$709,774$1,792,648
77$4,007,507$1,101,420$672,726$1,868,717
78$4,353,531$1,092,648$632,521$1,951,457
79$4,732,873$1,081,470$588,992$2,041,605
80$5,148,869$1,067,706$541,967$2,139,982
81$5,605,195$1,051,164$491,263$2,247,495
82$6,105,896$1,031,642$436,692$2,365,152
83$6,655,432$1,008,927$378,055$2,494,070
84$7,258,712$982,791$315,147$2,635,487
85$7,921,146$952,993$247,750$2,790,777
86$8,648,693$919,280$175,639$2,961,458
87$9,447,917$881,382$98,580$3,149,214
88$10,326,049$839,014$16,327$3,355,911
89$11,291,056$791,875$0$3,583,611
90$12,351,713$739,647$0$3,857,472
91$13,517,690$681,992$0$4,164,214
92$14,799,639$618,554$0$4,501,492
93$16,209,296$548,957$0$4,872,495
94$17,759,590$472,802$0$5,280,743
95$19,464,768$389,669$0$5,730,122
96$21,340,527$299,115$0$6,224,925
97$23,404,158$200,669$0$6,769,888
98$25,674,717$93,837$0$7,370,241
99$28,173,199$0$0$8,031,759
100$30,922,735$0$0$8,771,417