Can I retire at age 59 with 725,000?

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 $725,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$59,870$59,337$58,816$58,308$57,813$56,878
2 years$29,639$29,087$28,552$28,033$27,530$26,591
3 years$19,563$19,008$18,475$17,961$17,466$16,552
4 years$14,526$13,973$13,445$12,940$12,457$11,575
5 years$11,504$10,955$10,434$9,939$9,470$8,622
6 years$9,491$8,946$8,432$7,948$7,493$6,681
7 years$8,053$7,513$7,007$6,535$6,094$5,317
8 years$6,975$6,440$5,943$5,482$5,055$4,314
9 years$6,138$5,607$5,118$4,669$4,257$3,551
10 years$5,468$4,942$4,462$4,025$3,627$2,956
11 years$4,920$4,400$3,929$3,503$3,120$2,482
12 years$4,464$3,949$3,486$3,073$2,704$2,099
13 years$4,078$3,569$3,115$2,713$2,358$1,785
14 years$3,748$3,244$2,799$2,408$2,067$1,525
15 years$3,462$2,963$2,527$2,147$1,820$1,308
16 years$3,212$2,719$2,291$1,923$1,608$1,126
17 years$2,992$2,504$2,085$1,728$1,426$971
18 years$2,796$2,314$1,903$1,557$1,268$840
19 years$2,621$2,144$1,742$1,407$1,130$728
20 years$2,464$1,993$1,599$1,274$1,009$632
21 years$2,322$1,856$1,471$1,156$903$550
22 years$2,193$1,733$1,355$1,051$810$479
23 years$2,076$1,620$1,252$958$727$417
24 years$1,968$1,518$1,157$873$653$364
25 years$1,869$1,425$1,072$798$588$318
26 years$1,778$1,339$994$729$530$278
27 years$1,694$1,260$923$668$477$243
28 years$1,616$1,188$858$612$431$212
29 years$1,543$1,120$799$561$389$186
30 years$1,476$1,058$744$515$351$163
31 years$1,413$1,000$694$473$318$142
32 years$1,354$946$647$434$287$125
33 years$1,298$896$604$400$260$109
34 years$1,246$849$565$368$236$96
35 years$1,198$806$528$338$213$84
36 years$1,151$765$494$312$193$74
37 years$1,108$726$462$287$175$65
38 years$1,067$690$433$265$159$57
39 years$1,028$656$405$244$144$50
40 years$991$624$380$225$131$44
41 years$956$594$356$208$119$38
42 years$923$566$334$192$108$34
43 years$891$539$314$177$98$29
44 years$861$514$294$163$89$26
45 years$833$490$276$151$80$23
46 years$805$468$260$139$73$20
47 years$779$446$244$129$66$17
48 years$754$426$229$119$60$15
49 years$731$407$215$110$55$13
50 years$708$389$203$102$50$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $725,000, adding $6,051 every year, while hoping to spend $31,414 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: 52/21/27 Blend
58$725,000$725,000$725,000$725,000
59$805,192$766,767$755,529$840,693
60$853,897$770,914$747,415$870,123
61$906,517$774,212$737,976$898,446
62$963,419$776,585$727,135$928,629
63$1,025,004$777,954$714,811$960,863
64$1,091,716$778,235$700,918$995,361
65$1,164,040$777,338$685,368$1,032,355
66$1,242,512$775,167$668,068$1,072,105
67$1,327,719$771,621$648,920$1,114,900
68$1,420,310$766,594$627,822$1,161,058
69$1,520,996$759,971$604,668$1,210,933
70$1,630,559$751,632$579,346$1,264,915
71$1,749,863$741,449$551,741$1,323,438
72$1,879,854$729,285$521,730$1,386,982
73$2,021,577$714,998$489,185$1,456,077
74$2,176,181$698,435$453,975$1,531,311
75$2,344,928$679,435$415,960$1,613,334
76$2,529,211$657,828$374,995$1,702,866
77$2,730,561$633,433$330,929$1,800,702
78$2,950,666$606,058$283,602$1,907,724
79$3,191,381$575,502$232,850$2,024,903
80$3,454,751$541,551$178,500$2,153,316
81$3,743,027$503,978$120,371$2,294,155
82$4,058,688$462,545$58,276$2,448,732
83$4,404,463$416,999$0$2,618,504
84$4,783,359$367,073$0$2,807,377
85$5,198,686$312,483$0$3,032,893
86$5,654,090$252,933$0$3,280,266
87$6,153,587$188,106$0$3,551,730
88$6,701,600$117,671$0$3,849,745
89$7,303,001$41,275$0$4,177,024
90$7,963,158$0$0$4,536,561
91$8,687,980$0$0$4,941,236
92$9,483,981$0$0$5,396,200
93$10,358,334$0$0$5,896,026
94$11,318,940$0$0$6,445,241
95$12,374,506$0$0$7,048,833
96$13,534,623$0$0$7,712,295
97$14,809,856$0$0$8,441,681
98$16,211,845$0$0$9,243,661
99$17,753,416$0$0$10,125,582
100$19,448,699$0$0$11,095,540