Can I retire at age 59 with 1,470,000?

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:
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 $1,470,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$121,391$120,310$119,255$118,225$117,220$113,061
2 years$60,095$58,975$57,891$56,839$55,819$51,673
3 years$39,665$38,541$37,459$36,417$35,414$31,412
4 years$29,452$28,332$27,261$26,237$25,257$21,429
5 years$23,326$22,212$21,155$20,152$19,200$15,556
6 years$19,244$18,138$17,097$16,116$15,193$11,735
7 years$16,329$15,232$14,207$13,250$12,356$9,084
8 years$14,143$13,057$12,049$11,115$10,250$7,162
9 years$12,444$11,368$10,378$9,467$8,632$5,724
10 years$11,086$10,021$9,048$8,161$7,355$4,621
11 years$9,976$8,921$7,965$7,103$6,326$3,760
12 years$9,051$8,007$7,069$6,230$5,482$3,079
13 years$8,269$7,236$6,316$5,500$4,780$2,534
14 years$7,599$6,577$5,675$4,882$4,190$2,093
15 years$7,020$6,008$5,124$4,354$3,689$1,735
16 years$6,513$5,513$4,645$3,899$3,261$1,442
17 years$6,066$5,077$4,227$3,503$2,891$1,201
18 years$5,669$4,691$3,859$3,157$2,571$1,002
19 years$5,315$4,348$3,532$2,852$2,291$837
20 years$4,996$4,040$3,242$2,583$2,047$700
21 years$4,708$3,763$2,982$2,345$1,831$586
22 years$4,447$3,513$2,748$2,132$1,642$491
23 years$4,208$3,286$2,538$1,942$1,474$412
24 years$3,990$3,078$2,347$1,771$1,325$346
25 years$3,790$2,889$2,174$1,617$1,192$290
26 years$3,605$2,715$2,016$1,479$1,074$244
27 years$3,435$2,555$1,872$1,353$968$205
28 years$3,276$2,408$1,740$1,240$873$172
29 years$3,129$2,271$1,619$1,137$789$145
30 years$2,992$2,145$1,508$1,044$713$122
31 years$2,864$2,028$1,406$958$644$102
32 years$2,745$1,919$1,312$881$583$86
33 years$2,633$1,817$1,225$810$527$72
34 years$2,527$1,722$1,145$745$478$61
35 years$2,428$1,633$1,070$686$433$51
36 years$2,335$1,550$1,001$632$392$43
37 years$2,247$1,473$937$582$355$36
38 years$2,163$1,399$877$537$322$31
39 years$2,084$1,331$822$495$292$26
40 years$2,010$1,266$771$456$265$22
41 years$1,939$1,205$723$421$240$18
42 years$1,872$1,148$678$389$218$15
43 years$1,808$1,094$636$359$198$13
44 years$1,747$1,042$597$331$180$11
45 years$1,689$994$561$306$163$9
46 years$1,633$948$526$283$148$8
47 years$1,580$905$495$261$134$6
48 years$1,530$864$465$241$122$5
49 years$1,481$825$437$223$111$5
50 years$1,435$788$411$206$101$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $1,470,000, adding $4,080 every year, while hoping to spend $31,532 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: 48/29/23 Blend
58$1,470,000$1,470,000$1,470,000$1,470,000
59$1,624,149$1,546,239$1,523,454$1,691,325
60$1,756,262$1,588,454$1,540,939$1,780,883
61$1,900,794$1,631,682$1,557,954$1,874,604
62$2,058,978$1,675,938$1,574,449$1,975,739
63$2,232,173$1,721,238$1,590,372$2,084,997
64$2,421,873$1,767,597$1,605,668$2,203,162
65$2,629,727$1,815,032$1,620,281$2,331,097
66$2,857,548$1,863,557$1,634,149$2,469,751
67$3,107,333$1,913,187$1,647,208$2,620,169
68$3,381,283$1,963,935$1,659,392$2,783,506
69$3,681,822$2,015,816$1,670,630$2,961,029
70$4,011,619$2,068,842$1,680,847$3,154,137
71$4,373,614$2,123,025$1,689,965$3,364,370
72$4,771,046$2,178,377$1,697,902$3,593,426
73$5,207,483$2,234,907$1,704,572$3,843,175
74$5,686,854$2,292,626$1,709,883$4,115,677
75$6,213,491$2,351,542$1,713,741$4,413,202
76$6,792,161$2,411,661$1,716,046$4,738,251
77$7,428,120$2,472,991$1,716,692$5,093,582
78$8,127,156$2,535,536$1,715,569$5,482,230
79$8,895,646$2,599,298$1,712,561$5,907,544
80$9,740,618$2,664,279$1,707,548$6,373,212
81$10,669,812$2,730,479$1,700,401$6,883,297
82$11,691,756$2,797,897$1,690,988$7,442,280
83$12,815,848$2,866,526$1,679,169$8,055,097
84$14,052,441$2,936,362$1,664,798$8,727,186
85$15,412,941$3,007,396$1,647,720$9,464,544
86$16,909,918$3,079,615$1,627,775$10,273,776
87$18,557,219$3,153,005$1,604,795$11,162,164
88$20,370,104$3,227,551$1,578,604$12,137,732
89$22,365,384$3,303,231$1,549,017$13,209,324
90$24,561,585$3,380,021$1,515,841$14,386,684
91$26,979,119$3,457,894$1,478,874$15,680,556
92$29,640,477$3,536,819$1,437,904$17,102,775
93$32,570,443$3,616,760$1,392,711$18,666,388
94$35,796,324$3,697,677$1,343,063$20,385,773
95$39,348,212$3,779,526$1,288,718$22,276,775
96$43,259,263$3,862,256$1,229,424$24,356,859
97$47,566,014$3,945,813$1,164,915$26,645,271
98$52,308,723$4,030,134$1,094,916$29,163,223
99$57,531,755$4,115,152$1,019,138$31,934,092
100$63,283,994$4,200,794$937,279$34,983,642