Can I retire at age 59 with 513,000?

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 $513,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$42,363$41,986$41,618$41,258$40,907$39,886
2 years$20,972$20,581$20,203$19,836$19,480$18,457
3 years$13,842$13,450$13,072$12,709$12,359$11,367
4 years$10,278$9,887$9,513$9,156$8,814$7,861
5 years$8,140$7,752$7,383$7,033$6,701$5,788
6 years$6,716$6,330$5,966$5,624$5,302$4,432
7 years$5,698$5,316$4,958$4,624$4,312$3,484
8 years$4,936$4,557$4,205$3,879$3,577$2,791
9 years$4,343$3,967$3,622$3,304$3,012$2,267
10 years$3,869$3,497$3,157$2,848$2,567$1,862
11 years$3,481$3,113$2,780$2,479$2,207$1,541
12 years$3,159$2,794$2,467$2,174$1,913$1,285
13 years$2,886$2,525$2,204$1,919$1,668$1,077
14 years$2,652$2,295$1,980$1,704$1,462$906
15 years$2,450$2,097$1,788$1,520$1,288$766
16 years$2,273$1,924$1,621$1,361$1,138$649
17 years$2,117$1,772$1,475$1,222$1,009$551
18 years$1,978$1,637$1,347$1,102$897$469
19 years$1,855$1,517$1,233$995$800$400
20 years$1,744$1,410$1,131$902$714$342
21 years$1,643$1,313$1,041$818$639$292
22 years$1,552$1,226$959$744$573$250
23 years$1,469$1,147$886$678$514$214
24 years$1,393$1,074$819$618$462$184
25 years$1,323$1,008$759$564$416$158
26 years$1,258$948$704$516$375$135
27 years$1,199$892$653$472$338$116
28 years$1,143$840$607$433$305$100
29 years$1,092$793$565$397$275$86
30 years$1,044$749$526$364$249$74
31 years$1,000$708$491$334$225$63
32 years$958$670$458$307$203$55
33 years$919$634$428$283$184$47
34 years$882$601$399$260$167$40
35 years$847$570$373$239$151$35
36 years$815$541$349$221$137$30
37 years$784$514$327$203$124$26
38 years$755$488$306$187$112$22
39 years$727$464$287$173$102$19
40 years$701$442$269$159$92$16
41 years$677$421$252$147$84$14
42 years$653$401$237$136$76$12
43 years$631$382$222$125$69$10
44 years$610$364$208$116$63$9
45 years$589$347$196$107$57$8
46 years$570$331$184$99$52$7
47 years$551$316$173$91$47$6
48 years$534$301$162$84$43$5
49 years$517$288$152$78$39$4
50 years$501$275$143$72$35$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $513,000, adding $6,958 every year, while hoping to spend $33,654 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: 88/6/6 Blend
58$513,000$513,000$513,000$513,000
59$572,503$545,314$537,363$622,155
60$595,091$536,227$519,557$646,455
61$618,855$525,567$500,026$667,724
62$643,879$513,220$478,678$690,001
63$670,255$499,069$455,415$713,361
64$698,084$482,986$430,134$737,885
65$727,475$464,839$402,730$763,667
66$758,546$444,485$373,090$790,804
67$791,428$421,775$341,099$819,407
68$826,263$396,551$306,634$849,596
69$863,205$368,645$269,570$881,503
70$902,424$337,881$229,773$915,274
71$944,105$304,071$187,104$951,066
72$988,452$267,018$141,420$989,057
73$1,035,685$226,513$92,568$1,029,438
74$1,086,048$182,335$40,392$1,072,422
75$1,139,806$134,251$0$1,118,241
76$1,197,252$82,015$0$1,168,133
77$1,258,705$25,367$0$1,224,222
78$1,324,515$0$0$1,284,244
79$1,395,066$0$0$1,350,928
80$1,470,781$0$0$1,424,291
81$1,552,120$0$0$1,503,107
82$1,639,593$0$0$1,587,870
83$1,733,757$0$0$1,679,119
84$1,835,224$0$0$1,777,447
85$1,944,666$0$0$1,883,508
86$2,062,821$0$0$1,998,016
87$2,190,503$0$0$2,121,760
88$2,328,602$0$0$2,255,604
89$2,478,099$0$0$2,400,499
90$2,640,072$0$0$2,557,490
91$2,815,706$0$0$2,727,727
92$3,006,305$0$0$2,912,473
93$3,213,302$0$0$3,113,119
94$3,438,274$0$0$3,331,193
95$3,682,956$0$0$3,568,377
96$3,949,255$0$0$3,826,523
97$4,239,272$0$0$4,107,665
98$4,555,317$0$0$4,414,046
99$4,899,933$0$0$4,748,130
100$5,275,920$0$0$5,112,632