Can I retire at age 58 with 526,000?

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:
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 $526,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$43,437$43,050$42,672$42,304$41,944$40,947
2 years$21,503$21,103$20,715$20,338$19,973$18,974
3 years$14,193$13,791$13,404$13,031$12,672$11,702
4 years$10,539$10,138$9,755$9,388$9,038$8,105
5 years$8,347$7,948$7,570$7,211$6,870$5,978
6 years$6,886$6,490$6,118$5,767$5,436$4,584
7 years$5,843$5,451$5,084$4,741$4,421$3,610
8 years$5,061$4,672$4,311$3,977$3,668$2,897
9 years$4,453$4,068$3,713$3,388$3,089$2,357
10 years$3,967$3,586$3,237$2,920$2,632$1,939
11 years$3,570$3,192$2,850$2,541$2,263$1,609
12 years$3,239$2,865$2,529$2,229$1,961$1,344
13 years$2,959$2,589$2,260$1,968$1,710$1,128
14 years$2,719$2,353$2,031$1,747$1,499$952
15 years$2,512$2,150$1,833$1,558$1,320$806
16 years$2,330$1,973$1,662$1,395$1,167$684
17 years$2,171$1,817$1,513$1,253$1,035$582
18 years$2,029$1,679$1,381$1,130$920$497
19 years$1,902$1,556$1,264$1,021$820$425
20 years$1,788$1,446$1,160$924$732$363
21 years$1,685$1,347$1,067$839$655$311
22 years$1,591$1,257$983$763$587$267
23 years$1,506$1,176$908$695$527$229
24 years$1,428$1,102$840$634$474$197
25 years$1,356$1,034$778$579$426$170
26 years$1,290$972$721$529$384$146
27 years$1,229$914$670$484$346$126
28 years$1,172$862$623$444$313$108
29 years$1,120$813$579$407$282$93
30 years$1,071$768$540$373$255$80
31 years$1,025$726$503$343$231$69
32 years$982$687$469$315$209$60
33 years$942$650$438$290$189$52
34 years$904$616$410$267$171$44
35 years$869$584$383$245$155$38
36 years$835$555$358$226$140$33
37 years$804$527$335$208$127$29
38 years$774$501$314$192$115$25
39 years$746$476$294$177$104$21
40 years$719$453$276$163$95$18
41 years$694$431$259$151$86$16
42 years$670$411$243$139$78$14
43 years$647$391$228$128$71$12
44 years$625$373$214$119$64$10
45 years$604$356$201$109$58$9
46 years$584$339$188$101$53$8
47 years$565$324$177$93$48$7
48 years$547$309$166$86$44$6
49 years$530$295$156$80$40$5
50 years$514$282$147$74$36$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 58 starting with $526,000, adding $6,380 every year, while hoping to spend $35,419 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: 43/41/16 Blend
57$526,000$526,000$526,000$526,000
58$586,233$558,355$550,202$608,461
59$608,343$548,029$530,948$614,381
60$631,522$536,010$509,862$616,790
61$655,840$522,177$486,846$618,643
62$681,375$506,403$461,795$619,905
63$708,212$488,554$434,602$620,538
64$736,443$468,486$405,154$620,509
65$766,167$446,049$373,334$619,778
66$797,493$421,083$339,017$618,309
67$830,540$393,418$302,076$616,063
68$865,435$362,876$262,377$613,004
69$902,321$329,268$219,778$609,093
70$941,350$292,395$174,133$604,293
71$982,691$252,045$125,289$598,567
72$1,026,526$207,996$73,087$591,881
73$1,073,056$160,012$17,359$584,200
74$1,122,499$107,844$0$575,493
75$1,175,095$51,229$0$572,918
76$1,231,106$0$0$572,891
77$1,290,819$0$0$577,016
78$1,354,548$0$0$606,123
79$1,422,637$0$0$637,262
80$1,495,464$0$0$670,610
81$1,573,443$0$0$706,364
82$1,657,027$0$0$744,735
83$1,746,714$0$0$785,959
84$1,843,050$0$0$830,295
85$1,946,635$0$0$878,023
86$2,058,127$0$0$929,456
87$2,178,248$0$0$984,933
88$2,307,793$0$0$1,044,831
89$2,447,633$0$0$1,109,560
90$2,598,727$0$0$1,179,574
91$2,762,128$0$0$1,255,370
92$2,938,993$0$0$1,337,494
93$3,130,595$0$0$1,426,548
94$3,338,333$0$0$1,523,194
95$3,563,745$0$0$1,628,159
96$3,808,523$0$0$1,742,242
97$4,074,530$0$0$1,866,324
98$4,363,811$0$0$2,001,373
99$4,678,620$0$0$2,148,455
100$5,021,435$0$0$2,308,741