Can I retire at age 59 with 748,000?

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 $748,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$61,769$61,219$60,682$60,158$59,647$58,323
2 years$30,579$30,009$29,457$28,922$28,403$27,077
3 years$20,183$19,611$19,061$18,531$18,020$16,732
4 years$14,987$14,416$13,871$13,350$12,852$11,612
5 years$11,869$11,303$10,765$10,254$9,770$8,582
6 years$9,792$9,229$8,700$8,200$7,731$6,596
7 years$8,309$7,751$7,229$6,742$6,287$5,205
8 years$7,197$6,644$6,131$5,656$5,216$4,187
9 years$6,332$5,785$5,281$4,817$4,392$3,416
10 years$5,641$5,099$4,604$4,153$3,743$2,817
11 years$5,076$4,539$4,053$3,614$3,219$2,343
12 years$4,605$4,074$3,597$3,170$2,789$1,962
13 years$4,208$3,682$3,214$2,799$2,432$1,652
14 years$3,867$3,347$2,888$2,484$2,132$1,397
15 years$3,572$3,057$2,607$2,216$1,877$1,186
16 years$3,314$2,805$2,364$1,984$1,659$1,010
17 years$3,087$2,583$2,151$1,782$1,471$862
18 years$2,885$2,387$1,963$1,606$1,308$738
19 years$2,704$2,212$1,797$1,451$1,166$632
20 years$2,542$2,056$1,650$1,315$1,041$543
21 years$2,396$1,915$1,517$1,193$932$467
22 years$2,263$1,788$1,398$1,085$835$402
23 years$2,141$1,672$1,291$988$750$346
24 years$2,030$1,566$1,194$901$674$298
25 years$1,928$1,470$1,106$823$606$257
26 years$1,834$1,382$1,026$752$546$222
27 years$1,748$1,300$953$689$493$192
28 years$1,667$1,225$886$631$444$166
29 years$1,592$1,156$824$579$401$143
30 years$1,523$1,092$768$531$363$124
31 years$1,458$1,032$716$488$328$107
32 years$1,397$976$668$448$297$93
33 years$1,340$925$623$412$268$80
34 years$1,286$876$582$379$243$69
35 years$1,236$831$545$349$220$60
36 years$1,188$789$509$322$199$52
37 years$1,143$749$477$296$181$45
38 years$1,101$712$447$273$164$39
39 years$1,061$677$418$252$149$34
40 years$1,023$644$392$232$135$29
41 years$987$613$368$214$122$25
42 years$952$584$345$198$111$22
43 years$920$556$324$183$101$19
44 years$889$530$304$169$91$16
45 years$859$506$285$156$83$14
46 years$831$483$268$144$75$12
47 years$804$460$252$133$68$11
48 years$778$440$237$123$62$9
49 years$754$420$222$113$56$8
50 years$730$401$209$105$51$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $748,000, adding $2,915 every year, while hoping to spend $48,090 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: 47/31/22 Blend
58$748,000$748,000$748,000$748,000
59$827,303$787,659$776,065$860,874
60$860,520$775,087$750,896$872,087
61$895,514$760,287$723,271$879,231
62$932,415$743,099$693,059$886,002
63$971,365$723,354$660,120$892,387
64$1,012,518$700,873$624,309$898,374
65$1,056,045$675,466$585,473$903,954
66$1,102,129$646,931$543,454$909,123
67$1,150,973$615,057$498,086$913,877
68$1,202,796$579,619$449,195$918,219
69$1,257,839$540,378$396,601$922,155
70$1,316,366$497,084$340,115$925,696
71$1,378,664$449,470$279,538$928,861
72$1,445,050$397,257$214,665$931,676
73$1,515,870$340,146$145,280$934,173
74$1,591,500$277,825$71,159$936,396
75$1,672,357$209,962$0$938,398
76$1,758,894$136,207$0$942,111
77$1,851,611$56,191$0$963,697
78$1,951,054$0$0$986,591
79$2,057,824$0$0$1,021,365
80$2,172,579$0$0$1,079,401
81$2,296,042$0$0$1,141,902
82$2,429,006$0$0$1,209,280
83$2,572,345$0$0$1,281,983
84$2,727,014$0$0$1,360,507
85$2,894,067$0$0$1,445,395
86$3,074,660$0$0$1,537,244
87$3,270,063$0$0$1,636,711
88$3,481,673$0$0$1,744,517
89$3,711,027$0$0$1,861,457
90$3,959,813$0$0$1,988,403
91$4,229,888$0$0$2,126,316
92$4,523,295$0$0$2,276,251
93$4,842,282$0$0$2,439,371
94$5,189,320$0$0$2,616,954
95$5,567,129$0$0$2,810,406
96$5,978,703$0$0$3,021,276
97$6,427,334$0$0$3,251,267
98$6,916,648$0$0$3,502,255
99$7,450,635$0$0$3,776,303
100$8,033,685$0$0$4,075,684