Can I retire at age 59 with 501,000?

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 $501,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$41,372$41,004$40,644$40,293$39,950$39,517
2 years$20,481$20,100$19,730$19,372$19,024$18,587
3 years$13,519$13,135$12,767$12,412$12,070$11,644
4 years$10,038$9,656$9,291$8,942$8,608$8,196
5 years$7,950$7,570$7,210$6,868$6,544$6,147
6 years$6,559$6,182$5,827$5,493$5,178$4,796
7 years$5,565$5,191$4,842$4,516$4,211$3,845
8 years$4,820$4,450$4,107$3,788$3,493$3,143
9 years$4,241$3,875$3,537$3,227$2,942$2,607
10 years$3,778$3,415$3,084$2,781$2,507$2,187
11 years$3,400$3,040$2,715$2,421$2,156$1,852
12 years$3,085$2,729$2,409$2,123$1,868$1,579
13 years$2,818$2,466$2,153$1,875$1,629$1,354
14 years$2,590$2,242$1,934$1,664$1,428$1,167
15 years$2,392$2,048$1,746$1,484$1,257$1,010
16 years$2,220$1,879$1,583$1,329$1,111$877
17 years$2,067$1,730$1,441$1,194$985$764
18 years$1,932$1,599$1,315$1,076$876$667
19 years$1,811$1,482$1,204$972$781$584
20 years$1,703$1,377$1,105$880$698$512
21 years$1,605$1,283$1,016$799$624$449
22 years$1,516$1,197$937$727$560$395
23 years$1,434$1,120$865$662$502$348
24 years$1,360$1,049$800$604$451$306
25 years$1,292$985$741$551$406$270
26 years$1,229$925$687$504$366$238
27 years$1,171$871$638$461$330$211
28 years$1,117$821$593$423$298$186
29 years$1,067$774$552$388$269$165
30 years$1,020$731$514$356$243$146
31 years$976$691$479$327$220$129
32 years$935$654$447$300$199$114
33 years$897$619$418$276$180$101
34 years$861$587$390$254$163$90
35 years$828$557$365$234$147$79
36 years$796$528$341$215$134$70
37 years$766$502$319$198$121$62
38 years$737$477$299$183$110$55
39 years$710$454$280$169$100$49
40 years$685$432$263$156$90$44
41 years$661$411$246$144$82$39
42 years$638$391$231$132$74$34
43 years$616$373$217$122$67$30
44 years$595$355$203$113$61$27
45 years$575$339$191$104$56$24
46 years$557$323$179$96$50$21
47 years$539$308$169$89$46$19
48 years$521$294$158$82$42$17
49 years$505$281$149$76$38$15
50 years$489$269$140$70$34$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $501,000, adding $2,790 every year, while hoping to spend $25,451 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: 64/10/26 Blend
58$501,000$501,000$501,000$501,000
59$554,980$528,427$520,661$586,528
60$584,508$527,240$511,024$607,003
61$616,195$525,142$500,210$626,293
62$650,235$522,062$488,155$646,807
63$686,838$517,923$474,788$668,668
64$726,240$512,644$460,037$692,014
65$768,694$506,142$443,826$716,994
66$814,483$498,325$426,076$743,777
67$863,914$489,097$406,704$772,548
68$917,328$478,357$385,624$803,512
69$975,097$465,998$362,743$836,897
70$1,037,631$451,906$337,969$872,954
71$1,105,380$435,960$311,201$911,962
72$1,178,839$418,033$282,337$954,230
73$1,258,554$397,989$251,269$1,000,098
74$1,345,123$375,687$217,883$1,049,943
75$1,439,205$350,976$182,062$1,104,183
76$1,541,525$323,695$143,682$1,163,280
77$1,652,881$293,676$102,616$1,227,744
78$1,774,150$260,742$58,729$1,298,139
79$1,906,298$224,702$11,880$1,375,089
80$2,050,387$185,359$0$1,459,283
81$2,207,587$142,503$0$1,562,056
82$2,379,186$95,910$0$1,677,883
83$2,566,599$45,346$0$1,804,438
84$2,771,389$0$0$1,942,795
85$2,995,271$0$0$2,095,175
86$3,240,136$0$0$2,267,328
87$3,508,068$0$0$2,455,732
88$3,801,358$0$0$2,662,003
89$4,122,531$0$0$2,887,920
90$4,474,366$0$0$3,135,445
91$4,859,926$0$0$3,406,735
92$5,282,582$0$0$3,704,168
93$5,746,048$0$0$4,030,363
94$6,254,413$0$0$4,388,204
95$6,812,183$0$0$4,780,866
96$7,424,320$0$0$5,211,850
97$8,096,290$0$0$5,685,009
98$8,834,113$0$0$6,204,589
99$9,644,423$0$0$6,775,267
100$10,534,524$0$0$7,402,195