Can I retire at age 59 with 3,900,000?

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:
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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 $3,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$322,058$319,190$316,391$313,659$310,991$306,597
2 years$159,435$156,466$153,588$150,798$148,091$143,673
3 years$105,234$102,252$99,381$96,617$93,955$89,649
4 years$78,139$75,166$72,324$69,607$67,010$62,850
5 years$61,886$58,931$56,127$53,465$50,940$46,938
6 years$51,055$48,122$45,359$42,757$40,307$36,468
7 years$43,321$40,412$37,693$35,153$32,780$29,106
8 years$37,523$34,641$31,967$29,489$27,194$23,684
9 years$33,016$30,161$27,533$25,118$22,902$19,553
10 years$29,412$26,586$24,004$21,652$19,513$16,325
11 years$26,466$23,668$21,133$18,843$16,782$13,750
12 years$24,013$21,243$18,755$16,528$14,543$11,664
13 years$21,938$19,197$16,756$14,592$12,682$9,952
14 years$20,161$17,450$15,055$12,953$11,117$8,532
15 years$18,623$15,941$13,593$11,552$9,788$7,343
16 years$17,278$14,625$12,324$10,343$8,651$6,342
17 years$16,093$13,469$11,214$9,294$7,670$5,492
18 years$15,041$12,446$10,237$8,375$6,820$4,768
19 years$14,100$11,535$9,372$7,568$6,079$4,148
20 years$13,255$10,719$8,601$6,854$5,430$3,614
21 years$12,491$9,984$7,911$6,221$4,859$3,154
22 years$11,797$9,320$7,291$5,656$4,355$2,757
23 years$11,165$8,717$6,732$5,151$3,910$2,412
24 years$10,586$8,167$6,226$4,698$3,514$2,112
25 years$10,055$7,664$5,767$4,290$3,162$1,851
26 years$9,565$7,203$5,348$3,923$2,848$1,624
27 years$9,112$6,779$4,966$3,591$2,568$1,425
28 years$8,692$6,388$4,617$3,290$2,317$1,252
29 years$8,302$6,026$4,296$3,017$2,092$1,100
30 years$7,939$5,691$4,002$2,769$1,891$967
31 years$7,599$5,380$3,731$2,543$1,709$850
32 years$7,282$5,091$3,481$2,337$1,546$748
33 years$6,984$4,821$3,250$2,149$1,399$658
34 years$6,705$4,569$3,037$1,977$1,267$579
35 years$6,442$4,334$2,839$1,820$1,147$510
36 years$6,194$4,113$2,656$1,676$1,040$449
37 years$5,960$3,907$2,486$1,545$942$396
38 years$5,739$3,713$2,328$1,424$854$348
39 years$5,530$3,531$2,181$1,313$775$307
40 years$5,332$3,359$2,044$1,211$703$270
41 years$5,144$3,197$1,917$1,117$637$238
42 years$4,965$3,045$1,798$1,031$578$210
43 years$4,795$2,901$1,687$952$525$185
44 years$4,634$2,766$1,584$879$477$163
45 years$4,480$2,637$1,487$812$433$144
46 years$4,333$2,516$1,397$750$393$127
47 years$4,193$2,401$1,312$693$357$112
48 years$4,059$2,292$1,233$640$324$98
49 years$3,930$2,189$1,159$591$294$87
50 years$3,808$2,091$1,090$547$267$77

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $3,900,000, adding $5,236 every year, while hoping to spend $28,946 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: 66/24/10 Blend
58$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000
59$4,303,201$4,096,501$4,036,051$4,577,820
60$4,711,329$4,266,431$4,140,460$4,931,216
61$5,160,116$4,443,718$4,247,397$5,313,393
62$5,653,679$4,628,691$4,356,916$5,730,341
63$6,196,553$4,821,695$4,469,071$6,185,451
64$6,793,735$5,023,092$4,583,919$6,682,455
65$7,450,732$5,233,259$4,701,516$7,225,458
66$8,173,609$5,452,592$4,821,919$7,818,977
67$8,969,051$5,681,503$4,945,188$8,467,985
68$9,844,423$5,920,425$5,071,380$9,177,953
69$10,807,840$6,169,811$5,200,557$9,954,903
70$11,868,242$6,430,135$5,332,778$10,805,465
71$13,035,483$6,701,892$5,468,106$11,736,935
72$14,320,417$6,985,600$5,606,603$12,757,346
73$15,735,008$7,281,802$5,748,332$13,875,542
74$17,292,435$7,591,066$5,893,358$15,101,258
75$19,007,221$7,913,987$6,041,743$16,445,214
76$20,895,371$8,251,186$6,193,555$17,919,214
77$22,974,519$8,603,314$6,348,859$19,536,253
78$25,264,096$8,971,052$6,507,722$21,310,645
79$27,785,515$9,355,115$6,670,212$23,258,147
80$30,562,370$9,756,248$6,836,396$25,396,118
81$33,620,660$10,175,232$7,006,344$27,743,669
82$36,989,034$10,612,886$7,180,123$30,321,853
83$40,699,064$11,070,065$7,357,806$33,153,853
84$44,785,536$11,547,666$7,539,460$36,265,204
85$49,286,787$12,046,628$7,725,158$39,684,032
86$54,245,058$12,567,932$7,914,970$43,441,317
87$59,706,901$13,112,607$8,108,968$47,571,180
88$65,723,610$13,681,730$8,307,224$52,111,210
89$72,351,711$14,276,428$8,509,809$57,102,809
90$79,653,494$14,897,881$8,716,796$62,591,588
91$87,697,599$15,547,326$8,928,257$68,627,788
92$96,559,666$16,226,056$9,144,265$75,266,757
93$106,323,046$16,935,427$9,364,892$82,569,467
94$117,079,590$17,676,857$9,590,210$90,603,089
95$128,930,518$18,451,832$9,820,291$99,441,622
96$141,987,368$19,261,909$10,055,208$109,166,590
97$156,373,053$20,108,717$10,295,031$119,867,809
98$172,223,022$20,993,961$10,539,833$131,644,230
99$189,686,535$21,919,430$10,789,682$144,604,870
100$208,928,075$22,886,995$11,044,649$158,869,840