Can I retire at age 59 with 742,000?

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 $742,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$61,274$60,728$60,195$59,676$59,168$58,697
2 years$30,333$29,769$29,221$28,690$28,175$27,700
3 years$20,021$19,454$18,908$18,382$17,876$17,411
4 years$14,866$14,301$13,760$13,243$12,749$12,299
5 years$11,774$11,212$10,678$10,172$9,692$9,258
6 years$9,713$9,155$8,630$8,135$7,669$7,251
7 years$8,242$7,689$7,171$6,688$6,237$5,836
8 years$7,139$6,591$6,082$5,610$5,174$4,790
9 years$6,281$5,738$5,238$4,779$4,357$3,989
10 years$5,596$5,058$4,567$4,119$3,713$3,361
11 years$5,035$4,503$4,021$3,585$3,193$2,857
12 years$4,569$4,042$3,568$3,145$2,767$2,447
13 years$4,174$3,652$3,188$2,776$2,413$2,108
14 years$3,836$3,320$2,864$2,464$2,115$1,825
15 years$3,543$3,033$2,586$2,198$1,862$1,587
16 years$3,287$2,783$2,345$1,968$1,646$1,385
17 years$3,062$2,563$2,134$1,768$1,459$1,212
18 years$2,862$2,368$1,948$1,593$1,298$1,064
19 years$2,683$2,195$1,783$1,440$1,157$935
20 years$2,522$2,039$1,636$1,304$1,033$824
21 years$2,376$1,900$1,505$1,184$924$727
22 years$2,245$1,773$1,387$1,076$829$643
23 years$2,124$1,658$1,281$980$744$569
24 years$2,014$1,554$1,185$894$669$504
25 years$1,913$1,458$1,097$816$602$447
26 years$1,820$1,370$1,018$746$542$397
27 years$1,734$1,290$945$683$489$352
28 years$1,654$1,215$878$626$441$313
29 years$1,580$1,147$817$574$398$279
30 years$1,510$1,083$761$527$360$248
31 years$1,446$1,024$710$484$325$221
32 years$1,385$969$662$445$294$197
33 years$1,329$917$618$409$266$175
34 years$1,276$869$578$376$241$156
35 years$1,226$825$540$346$218$139
36 years$1,178$783$505$319$198$124
37 years$1,134$743$473$294$179$111
38 years$1,092$706$443$271$163$99
39 years$1,052$672$415$250$147$88
40 years$1,014$639$389$230$134$79
41 years$979$608$365$213$121$70
42 years$945$579$342$196$110$63
43 years$912$552$321$181$100$56
44 years$882$526$301$167$91$50
45 years$852$502$283$154$82$45
46 years$824$479$266$143$75$40
47 years$798$457$250$132$68$36
48 years$772$436$235$122$62$32
49 years$748$416$221$113$56$28
50 years$724$398$207$104$51$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $742,000, adding $5,003 every year, while hoping to spend $59,129 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: 82/5/13 Blend
58$742,000$742,000$742,000$742,000
59$822,845$783,519$772,018$887,909
60$843,862$758,998$734,967$906,794
61$865,041$731,295$694,694$919,247
62$886,337$700,189$651,028$931,177
63$907,696$665,451$603,790$942,500
64$929,059$626,836$552,795$953,124
65$950,357$584,085$497,847$962,949
66$971,513$536,925$438,745$971,861
67$992,440$485,068$375,276$979,741
68$1,013,040$428,207$307,219$986,452
69$1,033,201$366,020$234,341$991,847
70$1,052,799$298,166$156,403$995,762
71$1,071,693$224,285$73,151$998,020
72$1,089,727$143,996$0$998,423
73$1,106,725$56,898$0$998,931
74$1,122,491$0$0$1,008,100
75$1,136,806$0$0$1,017,610
76$1,149,425$0$0$1,028,709
77$1,160,076$0$0$1,038,020
78$1,168,457$0$0$1,045,270
79$1,174,229$0$0$1,050,152
80$1,177,017$0$0$1,052,327
81$1,176,404$0$0$1,051,418
82$1,171,928$0$0$1,047,007
83$1,163,075$0$0$1,038,629
84$1,149,274$0$0$1,025,769
85$1,129,894$0$0$1,007,854
86$1,104,234$0$0$984,252
87$1,071,518$0$0$954,261
88$1,030,887$0$0$917,104
89$981,388$0$0$871,920
90$921,970$0$0$817,757
91$851,466$0$0$753,563
92$768,587$0$0$678,171
93$671,908$0$0$590,292
94$559,853$0$0$488,504
95$430,679$0$0$371,229
96$282,463$0$0$236,729
97$113,075$0$0$83,081
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0