Can I retire at age 60 with 598,000?

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 $598,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$49,382$48,942$48,513$48,094$47,685$45,866
2 years$24,447$23,991$23,550$23,122$22,707$20,896
3 years$16,136$15,679$15,238$14,815$14,406$12,660
4 years$11,981$11,525$11,090$10,673$10,275$8,606
5 years$9,489$9,036$8,606$8,198$7,811$6,224
6 years$7,828$7,379$6,955$6,556$6,180$4,677
7 years$6,643$6,197$5,780$5,390$5,026$3,606
8 years$5,754$5,312$4,902$4,522$4,170$2,832
9 years$5,062$4,625$4,222$3,851$3,512$2,253
10 years$4,510$4,076$3,681$3,320$2,992$1,811
11 years$4,058$3,629$3,240$2,889$2,573$1,467
12 years$3,682$3,257$2,876$2,534$2,230$1,196
13 years$3,364$2,944$2,569$2,237$1,945$979
14 years$3,091$2,676$2,308$1,986$1,705$805
15 years$2,856$2,444$2,084$1,771$1,501$664
16 years$2,649$2,243$1,890$1,586$1,326$549
17 years$2,468$2,065$1,720$1,425$1,176$455
18 years$2,306$1,908$1,570$1,284$1,046$377
19 years$2,162$1,769$1,437$1,160$932$314
20 years$2,032$1,644$1,319$1,051$833$261
21 years$1,915$1,531$1,213$954$745$217
22 years$1,809$1,429$1,118$867$668$181
23 years$1,712$1,337$1,032$790$599$151
24 years$1,623$1,252$955$720$539$126
25 years$1,542$1,175$884$658$485$105
26 years$1,467$1,105$820$602$437$88
27 years$1,397$1,039$762$551$394$73
28 years$1,333$979$708$504$355$61
29 years$1,273$924$659$463$321$51
30 years$1,217$873$614$425$290$43
31 years$1,165$825$572$390$262$36
32 years$1,117$781$534$358$237$30
33 years$1,071$739$498$330$215$25
34 years$1,028$701$466$303$194$21
35 years$988$665$435$279$176$18
36 years$950$631$407$257$159$15
37 years$914$599$381$237$144$12
38 years$880$569$357$218$131$10
39 years$848$541$334$201$119$9
40 years$818$515$313$186$108$7
41 years$789$490$294$171$98$6
42 years$761$467$276$158$89$5
43 years$735$445$259$146$80$4
44 years$711$424$243$135$73$4
45 years$687$404$228$124$66$3
46 years$664$386$214$115$60$2
47 years$643$368$201$106$55$2
48 years$622$351$189$98$50$2
49 years$603$336$178$91$45$1
50 years$584$321$167$84$41$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $598,000, adding $2,411 every year, while hoping to spend $45,175 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: 66/14/20 Blend
59$598,000$598,000$598,000$598,000
60$661,483$629,789$620,520$701,661
61$680,888$612,583$593,242$711,698
62$700,759$593,019$563,535$717,260
63$721,095$570,936$531,272$722,265
64$741,894$546,159$496,317$726,658
65$763,153$518,506$458,529$730,383
66$784,866$487,785$417,761$733,376
67$807,026$453,790$373,860$735,569
68$829,622$416,305$326,664$736,891
69$852,642$375,103$276,006$737,264
70$876,070$329,941$221,710$736,605
71$899,885$280,565$163,594$734,824
72$924,066$226,704$101,467$731,827
73$948,583$168,075$35,128$727,508
74$973,404$104,376$0$721,758
75$998,491$35,290$0$722,069
76$1,023,799$0$0$729,196
77$1,049,278$0$0$741,633
78$1,074,869$0$0$759,568
79$1,100,505$0$0$777,514
80$1,126,110$0$0$795,415
81$1,151,597$0$0$813,208
82$1,176,868$0$0$830,821
83$1,201,813$0$0$848,172
84$1,226,307$0$0$865,170
85$1,250,210$0$0$881,713
86$1,273,363$0$0$897,683
87$1,295,591$0$0$912,953
88$1,316,694$0$0$927,378
89$1,336,452$0$0$940,794
90$1,354,617$0$0$953,022
91$1,370,914$0$0$963,860
92$1,385,033$0$0$973,083
93$1,396,633$0$0$980,439
94$1,405,331$0$0$985,652
95$1,410,702$0$0$988,410
96$1,412,276$0$0$988,369
97$1,409,527$0$0$985,148
98$1,401,874$0$0$978,320
99$1,388,670$0$0$967,416
100$1,369,199$0$0$951,913