Can I retire at age 59 with 857,000?

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 $857,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$70,770$70,140$69,525$68,925$68,338$67,013
2 years$35,035$34,382$33,750$33,137$32,542$31,213
3 years$23,125$22,469$21,838$21,231$20,646$19,353
4 years$17,171$16,517$15,893$15,296$14,725$13,479
5 years$13,599$12,950$12,333$11,749$11,194$9,998
6 years$11,219$10,574$9,967$9,395$8,857$7,714
7 years$9,519$8,880$8,283$7,725$7,203$6,112
8 years$8,245$7,612$7,025$6,480$5,976$4,936
9 years$7,255$6,628$6,050$5,519$5,032$4,044
10 years$6,463$5,842$5,275$4,758$4,288$3,349
11 years$5,816$5,201$4,644$4,141$3,688$2,798
12 years$5,277$4,668$4,121$3,632$3,196$2,354
13 years$4,821$4,218$3,682$3,206$2,787$1,991
14 years$4,430$3,834$3,308$2,846$2,443$1,692
15 years$4,092$3,503$2,987$2,538$2,151$1,443
16 years$3,797$3,214$2,708$2,273$1,901$1,235
17 years$3,536$2,960$2,464$2,042$1,686$1,060
18 years$3,305$2,735$2,250$1,840$1,499$912
19 years$3,098$2,535$2,059$1,663$1,336$785
20 years$2,913$2,355$1,890$1,506$1,193$678
21 years$2,745$2,194$1,738$1,367$1,068$586
22 years$2,592$2,048$1,602$1,243$957$507
23 years$2,453$1,915$1,479$1,132$859$439
24 years$2,326$1,795$1,368$1,032$772$381
25 years$2,209$1,684$1,267$943$695$330
26 years$2,102$1,583$1,175$862$626$287
27 years$2,002$1,490$1,091$789$564$249
28 years$1,910$1,404$1,015$723$509$216
29 years$1,824$1,324$944$663$460$188
30 years$1,744$1,251$879$608$415$164
31 years$1,670$1,182$820$559$376$142
32 years$1,600$1,119$765$514$340$124
33 years$1,535$1,059$714$472$307$108
34 years$1,473$1,004$667$435$278$94
35 years$1,416$952$624$400$252$82
36 years$1,361$904$584$368$228$71
37 years$1,310$858$546$339$207$62
38 years$1,261$816$512$313$188$54
39 years$1,215$776$479$288$170$47
40 years$1,172$738$449$266$154$41
41 years$1,130$703$421$245$140$36
42 years$1,091$669$395$227$127$31
43 years$1,054$638$371$209$115$27
44 years$1,018$608$348$193$105$24
45 years$984$580$327$178$95$21
46 years$952$553$307$165$86$18
47 years$921$528$288$152$78$16
48 years$892$504$271$141$71$14
49 years$864$481$255$130$65$12
50 years$837$459$239$120$59$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $857,000, adding $4,061 every year, while hoping to spend $45,092 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: 38/35/27 Blend
58$857,000$857,000$857,000$857,000
59$948,603$903,182$889,898$976,890
60$997,383$899,460$871,732$994,270
61$1,049,627$894,045$851,447$1,008,597
62$1,105,641$886,805$828,922$1,023,211
63$1,165,761$877,603$804,036$1,038,168
64$1,230,354$866,291$776,656$1,053,532
65$1,299,825$852,714$746,649$1,069,377
66$1,374,617$836,707$713,872$1,085,788
67$1,455,218$818,095$678,176$1,102,864
68$1,542,162$796,694$639,407$1,120,719
69$1,636,037$772,307$597,402$1,139,481
70$1,737,490$744,727$551,992$1,159,298
71$1,847,230$713,735$503,000$1,180,337
72$1,966,038$679,098$450,241$1,202,788
73$2,094,772$640,572$393,521$1,226,867
74$2,234,374$597,896$332,640$1,252,816
75$2,385,883$550,796$267,387$1,280,912
76$2,550,440$498,981$197,541$1,311,465
77$2,729,299$442,145$122,872$1,344,822
78$2,923,841$379,964$43,142$1,381,376
79$3,135,585$312,095$0$1,421,569
80$3,366,203$238,176$0$1,477,978
81$3,617,534$157,824$0$1,553,123
82$3,891,602$70,637$0$1,635,260
83$4,190,634$0$0$1,725,166
84$4,517,084$0$0$1,832,872
85$4,873,651$0$0$1,980,338
86$5,263,305$0$0$2,141,603
87$5,689,319$0$0$2,318,033
88$6,155,296$0$0$2,511,136
89$6,665,200$0$0$2,722,570
90$7,223,400$0$0$2,954,163
91$7,834,704$0$0$3,207,925
92$8,504,408$0$0$3,486,073
93$9,238,345$0$0$3,791,046
94$10,042,938$0$0$4,125,533
95$10,925,261$0$0$4,492,493
96$11,893,106$0$0$4,895,187
97$12,955,056$0$0$5,337,207
98$14,120,564$0$0$5,822,507
99$15,400,042$0$0$6,355,447
100$16,804,961$0$0$6,940,826