Can I retire at age 59 with 460,000?

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 $460,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$37,986$37,648$37,318$36,996$36,681$35,607
2 years$18,805$18,455$18,115$17,786$17,467$16,394
3 years$12,412$12,060$11,722$11,396$11,082$10,043
4 years$9,216$8,866$8,531$8,210$7,904$6,907
5 years$7,299$6,951$6,620$6,306$6,008$5,056
6 years$6,022$5,676$5,350$5,043$4,754$3,848
7 years$5,110$4,767$4,446$4,146$3,866$3,006
8 years$4,426$4,086$3,770$3,478$3,208$2,393
9 years$3,894$3,557$3,247$2,963$2,701$1,931
10 years$3,469$3,136$2,831$2,554$2,302$1,575
11 years$3,122$2,792$2,493$2,223$1,979$1,295
12 years$2,832$2,506$2,212$1,949$1,715$1,071
13 years$2,588$2,264$1,976$1,721$1,496$891
14 years$2,378$2,058$1,776$1,528$1,311$745
15 years$2,197$1,880$1,603$1,363$1,154$624
16 years$2,038$1,725$1,454$1,220$1,020$525
17 years$1,898$1,589$1,323$1,096$905$442
18 years$1,774$1,468$1,207$988$804$373
19 years$1,663$1,361$1,105$893$717$316
20 years$1,563$1,264$1,014$808$640$267
21 years$1,473$1,178$933$734$573$227
22 years$1,391$1,099$860$667$514$192
23 years$1,317$1,028$794$608$461$163
24 years$1,249$963$734$554$414$139
25 years$1,186$904$680$506$373$118
26 years$1,128$850$631$463$336$100
27 years$1,075$800$586$424$303$86
28 years$1,025$753$545$388$273$73
29 years$979$711$507$356$247$62
30 years$936$671$472$327$223$53
31 years$896$635$440$300$202$45
32 years$859$600$411$276$182$38
33 years$824$569$383$253$165$33
34 years$791$539$358$233$149$28
35 years$760$511$335$215$135$24
36 years$731$485$313$198$123$20
37 years$703$461$293$182$111$17
38 years$677$438$275$168$101$15
39 years$652$416$257$155$91$13
40 years$629$396$241$143$83$11
41 years$607$377$226$132$75$9
42 years$586$359$212$122$68$8
43 years$566$342$199$112$62$7
44 years$547$326$187$104$56$6
45 years$528$311$175$96$51$5
46 years$511$297$165$88$46$4
47 years$495$283$155$82$42$4
48 years$479$270$145$75$38$3
49 years$464$258$137$70$35$3
50 years$449$247$129$64$32$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $460,000, adding $2,548 every year, while hoping to spend $29,053 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: 47/41/12 Blend
58$460,000$460,000$460,000$460,000
59$509,548$485,168$478,038$531,678
60$530,610$478,029$463,140$540,086
61$552,846$469,567$446,770$546,003
62$576,346$459,685$428,846$551,774
63$601,207$448,284$409,286$557,396
64$627,535$435,254$388,002$562,866
65$655,447$420,485$364,903$568,184
66$685,068$403,854$339,893$573,354
67$716,537$385,235$312,872$578,379
68$750,007$364,495$283,736$583,268
69$785,643$341,490$252,376$588,031
70$823,626$316,071$218,678$592,685
71$864,156$288,078$182,524$597,249
72$907,450$257,344$143,788$601,750
73$953,747$223,691$102,343$606,217
74$1,003,309$186,932$58,052$610,690
75$1,056,424$146,869$10,773$615,214
76$1,113,406$103,292$0$619,844
77$1,174,600$55,980$0$629,727
78$1,240,387$4,701$0$641,660
79$1,311,182$0$0$654,372
80$1,387,443$0$0$690,904
81$1,469,672$0$0$732,620
82$1,558,420$0$0$777,687
83$1,654,295$0$0$826,415
84$1,757,961$0$0$879,150
85$1,870,152$0$0$936,270
86$1,991,672$0$0$998,191
87$2,123,406$0$0$1,065,370
88$2,266,328$0$0$1,138,310
89$2,421,506$0$0$1,217,565
90$2,590,120$0$0$1,303,743
91$2,773,463$0$0$1,397,513
92$2,972,960$0$0$1,499,613
93$3,190,179$0$0$1,610,853
94$3,426,845$0$0$1,732,125
95$3,684,855$0$0$1,864,412
96$3,966,300$0$0$2,008,794
97$4,273,477$0$0$2,166,460
98$4,608,920$0$0$2,338,720
99$4,975,413$0$0$2,527,016
100$5,376,024$0$0$2,732,935