Can I retire at age 59 with 999,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $999,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$82,496$81,762$81,045$80,345$79,662$78,085
2 years$40,840$40,079$39,342$38,627$37,934$36,353
3 years$26,956$26,192$25,457$24,749$24,067$22,530
4 years$20,016$19,254$18,526$17,830$17,165$15,683
5 years$15,852$15,095$14,377$13,695$13,048$11,627
6 years$13,078$12,327$11,619$10,952$10,325$8,965
7 years$11,097$10,352$9,655$9,004$8,397$7,100
8 years$9,612$8,873$8,188$7,554$6,966$5,730
9 years$8,457$7,726$7,053$6,434$5,866$4,692
10 years$7,534$6,810$6,149$5,546$4,998$3,884
11 years$6,779$6,063$5,413$4,827$4,299$3,242
12 years$6,151$5,441$4,804$4,234$3,725$2,726
13 years$5,620$4,917$4,292$3,738$3,248$2,304
14 years$5,164$4,470$3,857$3,318$2,848$1,957
15 years$4,770$4,083$3,482$2,959$2,507$1,668
16 years$4,426$3,746$3,157$2,650$2,216$1,427
17 years$4,122$3,450$2,873$2,381$1,965$1,223
18 years$3,853$3,188$2,622$2,145$1,747$1,051
19 years$3,612$2,955$2,401$1,939$1,557$905
20 years$3,395$2,746$2,203$1,756$1,391$781
21 years$3,200$2,558$2,026$1,593$1,245$674
22 years$3,022$2,387$1,868$1,449$1,116$583
23 years$2,860$2,233$1,725$1,319$1,001$504
24 years$2,712$2,092$1,595$1,203$900$437
25 years$2,576$1,963$1,477$1,099$810$379
26 years$2,450$1,845$1,370$1,005$730$328
27 years$2,334$1,736$1,272$920$658$285
28 years$2,227$1,636$1,183$843$594$248
29 years$2,127$1,544$1,101$773$536$215
30 years$2,034$1,458$1,025$709$484$187
31 years$1,947$1,378$956$651$438$162
32 years$1,865$1,304$892$599$396$141
33 years$1,789$1,235$833$550$358$123
34 years$1,717$1,170$778$507$325$107
35 years$1,650$1,110$727$466$294$93
36 years$1,587$1,054$680$429$266$81
37 years$1,527$1,001$637$396$241$70
38 years$1,470$951$596$365$219$61
39 years$1,417$904$559$336$198$53
40 years$1,366$860$524$310$180$46
41 years$1,318$819$491$286$163$40
42 years$1,272$780$461$264$148$35
43 years$1,228$743$432$244$134$31
44 years$1,187$708$406$225$122$27
45 years$1,147$676$381$208$111$23
46 years$1,110$644$358$192$101$20
47 years$1,074$615$336$177$91$18
48 years$1,040$587$316$164$83$15
49 years$1,007$561$297$151$75$13
50 years$975$536$279$140$68$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $999,000, adding $3,262 every year, while hoping to spend $34,299 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: 53/24/23 Blend
58$999,000$999,000$999,000$999,000
59$1,104,263$1,051,316$1,035,831$1,155,610
60$1,180,404$1,066,336$1,034,038$1,206,367
61$1,263,161$1,080,943$1,031,035$1,257,750
62$1,353,175$1,095,080$1,026,745$1,312,950
63$1,451,146$1,108,687$1,021,089$1,372,342
64$1,557,849$1,121,699$1,013,981$1,436,342
65$1,674,134$1,134,047$1,005,334$1,505,409
66$1,800,938$1,145,657$995,055$1,580,048
67$1,939,292$1,156,452$983,047$1,660,820
68$2,090,329$1,166,347$969,208$1,748,342
69$2,255,298$1,175,255$953,433$1,843,295
70$2,435,575$1,183,078$935,609$1,946,432
71$2,632,673$1,189,718$915,621$2,058,584
72$2,848,257$1,195,066$893,346$2,180,669
73$3,084,163$1,199,008$868,657$2,313,699
74$3,342,411$1,201,423$841,421$2,458,791
75$3,625,226$1,202,182$811,498$2,617,181
76$3,935,058$1,201,147$778,741$2,790,229
77$4,274,604$1,198,174$742,999$2,979,438
78$4,646,837$1,193,107$704,113$3,186,468
79$5,055,028$1,185,783$661,914$3,413,149
80$5,502,782$1,176,028$616,230$3,661,502
81$5,994,070$1,163,657$566,877$3,933,755
82$6,533,264$1,148,475$513,667$4,232,368
83$7,125,181$1,130,275$456,399$4,560,056
84$7,775,129$1,108,838$394,867$4,919,813
85$8,488,951$1,083,930$328,854$5,314,943
86$9,273,086$1,055,305$258,134$5,749,092
87$10,134,629$1,022,703$182,469$6,226,280
88$11,081,394$985,848$101,614$6,750,944
89$12,121,988$944,447$15,311$7,327,978
90$13,265,898$898,192$0$7,962,778
91$14,523,572$846,755$0$8,680,146
92$15,906,522$789,792$0$9,473,037
93$17,427,431$726,936$0$10,345,005
94$19,100,274$657,801$0$11,304,116
95$20,940,448$581,979$0$12,359,257
96$22,964,915$499,037$0$13,520,227
97$25,192,368$408,521$0$14,797,828
98$27,643,398$309,948$0$16,203,965
99$30,340,699$202,809$0$17,751,764
100$33,309,270$86,567$0$19,455,690