Can I retire at age 59 with 963,000?

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 $963,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$79,524$78,815$78,124$77,450$76,791$74,542
2 years$39,368$38,635$37,924$37,235$36,567$34,319
3 years$25,985$25,248$24,540$23,857$23,200$21,024
4 years$19,294$18,560$17,859$17,188$16,546$14,459
5 years$15,281$14,551$13,859$13,202$12,578$10,585
6 years$12,607$11,882$11,200$10,558$9,953$8,056
7 years$10,697$9,979$9,307$8,680$8,094$6,293
8 years$9,265$8,554$7,893$7,281$6,715$5,009
9 years$8,152$7,447$6,799$6,202$5,655$4,042
10 years$7,263$6,565$5,927$5,346$4,818$3,296
11 years$6,535$5,844$5,218$4,653$4,144$2,710
12 years$5,929$5,245$4,631$4,081$3,591$2,243
13 years$5,417$4,740$4,137$3,603$3,131$1,866
14 years$4,978$4,309$3,718$3,198$2,745$1,559
15 years$4,598$3,936$3,356$2,852$2,417$1,307
16 years$4,266$3,611$3,043$2,554$2,136$1,098
17 years$3,974$3,326$2,769$2,295$1,894$926
18 years$3,714$3,073$2,528$2,068$1,684$781
19 years$3,482$2,848$2,314$1,869$1,501$661
20 years$3,273$2,647$2,124$1,692$1,341$560
21 years$3,084$2,465$1,953$1,536$1,200$474
22 years$2,913$2,301$1,800$1,397$1,075$403
23 years$2,757$2,152$1,662$1,272$965$342
24 years$2,614$2,017$1,537$1,160$868$291
25 years$2,483$1,893$1,424$1,059$781$247
26 years$2,362$1,779$1,321$969$703$210
27 years$2,250$1,674$1,226$887$634$179
28 years$2,146$1,577$1,140$812$572$152
29 years$2,050$1,488$1,061$745$517$130
30 years$1,960$1,405$988$684$467$111
31 years$1,876$1,328$921$628$422$94
32 years$1,798$1,257$860$577$382$80
33 years$1,725$1,190$803$531$346$68
34 years$1,656$1,128$750$488$313$58
35 years$1,591$1,070$701$449$283$50
36 years$1,529$1,016$656$414$257$42
37 years$1,472$965$614$381$233$36
38 years$1,417$917$575$352$211$31
39 years$1,366$872$539$324$191$26
40 years$1,317$829$505$299$174$22
41 years$1,270$790$473$276$157$19
42 years$1,226$752$444$255$143$16
43 years$1,184$716$417$235$130$14
44 years$1,144$683$391$217$118$12
45 years$1,106$651$367$200$107$10
46 years$1,070$621$345$185$97$9
47 years$1,035$593$324$171$88$7
48 years$1,002$566$305$158$80$6
49 years$971$540$286$146$73$5
50 years$940$516$269$135$66$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $963,000, adding $2,941 every year, while hoping to spend $59,525 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: 77/9/14 Blend
58$963,000$963,000$963,000$963,000
59$1,064,260$1,013,221$998,294$1,142,902
60$1,109,480$999,534$968,403$1,181,473
61$1,157,318$983,182$935,515$1,215,938
62$1,207,977$963,971$899,468$1,252,075
63$1,261,681$941,696$860,090$1,290,031
64$1,318,673$916,140$817,204$1,329,965
65$1,379,220$887,073$770,623$1,372,055
66$1,443,613$854,252$720,151$1,416,498
67$1,512,171$817,420$665,586$1,463,510
68$1,585,243$776,304$606,713$1,513,332
69$1,663,212$730,617$543,312$1,566,229
70$1,746,496$680,054$475,150$1,622,494
71$1,835,555$624,292$401,983$1,682,451
72$1,930,891$562,993$323,560$1,746,460
73$2,033,058$495,795$239,614$1,814,915
74$2,142,659$422,318$149,871$1,888,256
75$2,260,360$342,162$54,041$1,966,967
76$2,386,890$254,901$0$2,051,583
77$2,523,049$160,087$0$2,149,900
78$2,669,716$57,248$0$2,264,451
79$2,827,857$0$0$2,387,927
80$2,998,532$0$0$2,526,537
81$3,182,906$0$0$2,682,424
82$3,382,259$0$0$2,851,004
83$3,598,000$0$0$3,033,471
84$3,831,675$0$0$3,231,136
85$4,084,985$0$0$3,445,444
86$4,359,800$0$0$3,677,980
87$4,658,179$0$0$3,930,489
88$4,982,383$0$0$4,204,891
89$5,334,901$0$0$4,503,297
90$5,718,472$0$0$4,828,030
91$6,136,109$0$0$5,181,645
92$6,591,127$0$0$5,566,956
93$7,087,175$0$0$5,987,057
94$7,628,268$0$0$6,445,355
95$8,218,825$0$0$6,945,599
96$8,863,713$0$0$7,491,917
97$9,568,285$0$0$8,088,853
98$10,338,439$0$0$8,741,407
99$11,180,666$0$0$9,455,088
100$12,102,113$0$0$10,235,960