Can I retire at age 59 with 824,000?

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 $824,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$68,045$67,439$66,848$66,271$65,707$63,706
2 years$33,686$33,058$32,450$31,861$31,289$29,290
3 years$22,234$21,604$20,998$20,414$19,851$17,917
4 years$16,509$15,881$15,281$14,707$14,158$12,303
5 years$13,075$12,451$11,859$11,296$10,763$8,993
6 years$10,787$10,167$9,583$9,034$8,516$6,833
7 years$9,153$8,538$7,964$7,427$6,926$5,329
8 years$7,928$7,319$6,754$6,230$5,746$4,234
9 years$6,976$6,373$5,817$5,307$4,839$3,410
10 years$6,214$5,617$5,072$4,575$4,123$2,776
11 years$5,592$5,001$4,465$3,981$3,546$2,278
12 years$5,073$4,488$3,963$3,492$3,073$1,881
13 years$4,635$4,056$3,540$3,083$2,679$1,562
14 years$4,260$3,687$3,181$2,737$2,349$1,302
15 years$3,935$3,368$2,872$2,441$2,068$1,089
16 years$3,651$3,090$2,604$2,185$1,828$914
17 years$3,400$2,846$2,369$1,964$1,621$768
18 years$3,178$2,630$2,163$1,770$1,441$647
19 years$2,979$2,437$1,980$1,599$1,284$546
20 years$2,801$2,265$1,817$1,448$1,147$461
21 years$2,639$2,110$1,671$1,314$1,027$390
22 years$2,493$1,969$1,541$1,195$920$330
23 years$2,359$1,842$1,422$1,088$826$280
24 years$2,237$1,726$1,315$993$742$237
25 years$2,124$1,619$1,218$906$668$201
26 years$2,021$1,522$1,130$829$602$171
27 years$1,925$1,432$1,049$759$543$145
28 years$1,837$1,350$975$695$490$123
29 years$1,754$1,273$908$637$442$105
30 years$1,677$1,202$846$585$399$89
31 years$1,606$1,137$788$537$361$76
32 years$1,539$1,076$735$494$327$64
33 years$1,476$1,019$687$454$296$55
34 years$1,417$965$642$418$268$47
35 years$1,361$916$600$385$242$40
36 years$1,309$869$561$354$220$34
37 years$1,259$825$525$326$199$29
38 years$1,213$784$492$301$180$24
39 years$1,168$746$461$277$164$21
40 years$1,127$710$432$256$148$18
41 years$1,087$676$405$236$135$15
42 years$1,049$643$380$218$122$13
43 years$1,013$613$357$201$111$11
44 years$979$584$335$186$101$9
45 years$946$557$314$171$91$8
46 years$915$532$295$158$83$7
47 years$886$507$277$146$75$6
48 years$857$484$261$135$68$5
49 years$830$462$245$125$62$4
50 years$805$442$230$116$56$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $824,000, adding $2,252 every year, while hoping to spend $36,610 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: 59/29/12 Blend
58$824,000$824,000$824,000$824,000
59$910,371$866,699$853,927$961,285
60$964,276$870,214$843,581$999,356
61$1,022,452$872,675$831,661$1,036,548
62$1,085,297$873,991$818,076$1,076,223
63$1,153,246$874,065$802,731$1,118,624
64$1,226,780$872,797$785,525$1,164,020
65$1,306,425$870,077$766,353$1,212,707
66$1,392,761$865,792$745,106$1,265,015
67$1,486,425$859,818$721,670$1,321,305
68$1,588,118$852,027$695,924$1,381,981
69$1,698,612$842,282$667,743$1,447,485
70$1,818,753$830,437$636,995$1,518,309
71$1,949,476$816,339$603,545$1,594,997
72$2,091,807$799,823$567,248$1,678,147
73$2,246,876$780,719$527,955$1,768,424
74$2,415,925$758,842$485,509$1,866,561
75$2,600,323$733,999$439,747$1,973,368
76$2,801,575$705,984$390,499$2,089,742
77$3,021,340$674,582$337,585$2,216,672
78$3,261,443$639,562$280,819$2,355,251
79$3,523,891$600,682$220,008$2,506,688
80$3,810,897$557,684$154,947$2,672,318
81$4,124,896$510,299$85,426$2,853,616
82$4,468,570$458,238$11,222$3,052,210
83$4,844,871$401,198$0$3,269,899
84$5,257,050$338,859$0$3,517,373
85$5,708,689$270,883$0$3,790,223
86$6,203,731$196,912$0$4,089,465
87$6,746,519$116,568$0$4,417,808
88$7,341,836$29,452$0$4,778,241
89$7,994,952$0$0$5,174,061
90$8,711,669$0$0$5,629,602
91$9,498,380$0$0$6,140,018
92$10,362,127$0$0$6,700,486
93$11,310,666$0$0$7,316,049
94$12,352,541$0$0$7,992,261
95$13,497,165$0$0$8,735,240
96$14,754,907$0$0$9,551,728
97$16,137,192$0$0$10,449,151
98$17,656,605$0$0$11,435,691
99$19,327,010$0$0$12,520,360
100$21,163,684$0$0$13,713,090