Can I retire at age 59 with 825,000?

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:
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 $825,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$68,128$67,521$66,929$66,351$65,787$64,248
2 years$33,727$33,098$32,490$31,899$31,327$29,786
3 years$22,261$21,630$21,023$20,438$19,875$18,380
4 years$16,529$15,900$15,299$14,725$14,175$12,736
5 years$13,091$12,466$11,873$11,310$10,776$9,398
6 years$10,800$10,180$9,595$9,045$8,526$7,211
7 years$9,164$8,549$7,974$7,436$6,934$5,681
8 years$7,938$7,328$6,762$6,238$5,753$4,562
9 years$6,984$6,380$5,824$5,313$4,845$3,715
10 years$6,222$5,624$5,078$4,580$4,128$3,058
11 years$5,599$5,007$4,470$3,986$3,550$2,539
12 years$5,080$4,494$3,967$3,496$3,076$2,122
13 years$4,641$4,061$3,545$3,087$2,683$1,783
14 years$4,265$3,691$3,185$2,740$2,352$1,505
15 years$3,940$3,372$2,875$2,444$2,071$1,275
16 years$3,655$3,094$2,607$2,188$1,830$1,083
17 years$3,404$2,849$2,372$1,966$1,623$923
18 years$3,182$2,633$2,166$1,772$1,443$788
19 years$2,983$2,440$1,982$1,601$1,286$674
20 years$2,804$2,267$1,819$1,450$1,149$577
21 years$2,642$2,112$1,674$1,316$1,028$495
22 years$2,496$1,972$1,542$1,196$921$425
23 years$2,362$1,844$1,424$1,090$827$365
24 years$2,239$1,728$1,317$994$743$314
25 years$2,127$1,621$1,220$908$669$270
26 years$2,023$1,524$1,131$830$603$233
27 years$1,928$1,434$1,051$760$543$201
28 years$1,839$1,351$977$696$490$173
29 years$1,756$1,275$909$638$443$149
30 years$1,679$1,204$847$586$400$129
31 years$1,608$1,138$789$538$362$111
32 years$1,540$1,077$736$494$327$96
33 years$1,477$1,020$688$455$296$83
34 years$1,418$967$642$418$268$71
35 years$1,363$917$601$385$243$62
36 years$1,310$870$562$355$220$53
37 years$1,261$826$526$327$199$46
38 years$1,214$785$492$301$181$40
39 years$1,170$747$461$278$164$34
40 years$1,128$711$432$256$149$30
41 years$1,088$676$406$236$135$26
42 years$1,050$644$380$218$122$22
43 years$1,014$614$357$201$111$19
44 years$980$585$335$186$101$17
45 years$948$558$315$172$92$14
46 years$917$532$295$159$83$12
47 years$887$508$278$147$75$11
48 years$859$485$261$135$69$9
49 years$831$463$245$125$62$8
50 years$805$442$231$116$57$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $825,000, adding $5,945 every year, while hoping to spend $54,854 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: 72/21/7 Blend
58$825,000$825,000$825,000$825,000
59$915,282$871,557$858,770$979,817
60$950,277$855,899$829,174$1,007,544
61$987,002$837,636$796,749$1,030,473
62$1,025,578$816,581$761,341$1,054,043
63$1,066,131$792,538$722,791$1,078,303
64$1,108,804$765,299$680,931$1,103,306
65$1,153,747$734,645$635,588$1,129,112
66$1,201,128$700,341$586,579$1,155,789
67$1,251,128$662,142$533,714$1,183,412
68$1,303,943$619,788$476,794$1,212,066
69$1,359,789$573,001$415,610$1,241,846
70$1,418,901$521,492$349,947$1,272,860
71$1,481,536$464,951$279,577$1,305,226
72$1,547,973$403,055$204,263$1,339,079
73$1,618,520$335,458$123,759$1,374,568
74$1,693,511$261,797$37,807$1,411,861
75$1,773,313$181,689$0$1,451,144
76$1,858,327$94,728$0$1,496,654
77$1,948,992$486$0$1,547,873
78$2,045,791$0$0$1,602,256
79$2,149,251$0$0$1,683,569
80$2,259,949$0$0$1,770,717
81$2,378,520$0$0$1,864,090
82$2,505,659$0$0$1,964,238
83$2,642,128$0$0$2,071,768
84$2,788,766$0$0$2,187,341
85$2,946,491$0$0$2,311,686
86$3,116,312$0$0$2,445,604
87$3,299,336$0$0$2,589,973
88$3,496,782$0$0$2,745,757
89$3,709,986$0$0$2,914,016
90$3,940,417$0$0$3,095,916
91$4,189,691$0$0$3,292,737
92$4,459,583$0$0$3,505,887
93$4,752,043$0$0$3,736,912
94$5,069,218$0$0$3,987,515
95$5,413,468$0$0$4,259,566
96$5,787,388$0$0$4,555,125
97$6,193,833$0$0$4,876,455
98$6,635,943$0$0$5,226,046
99$7,117,174$0$0$5,606,640
100$7,641,328$0$0$6,021,252