Can I retire at age 59 with 940,000?

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 $940,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$77,624$76,933$76,258$75,600$74,957$72,471
2 years$38,428$37,712$37,019$36,346$35,694$33,213
3 years$25,364$24,645$23,953$23,287$22,646$20,248
4 years$18,834$18,117$17,432$16,777$16,151$13,855
5 years$14,916$14,204$13,528$12,886$12,278$10,090
6 years$12,305$11,599$10,933$10,305$9,715$7,637
7 years$10,441$9,740$9,085$8,473$7,901$5,932
8 years$9,044$8,349$7,705$7,108$6,555$4,694
9 years$7,958$7,270$6,636$6,054$5,520$3,765
10 years$7,089$6,408$5,786$5,219$4,703$3,051
11 years$6,379$5,704$5,094$4,542$4,045$2,492
12 years$5,788$5,120$4,520$3,984$3,505$2,049
13 years$5,288$4,627$4,039$3,517$3,057$1,693
14 years$4,859$4,206$3,629$3,122$2,679$1,405
15 years$4,489$3,842$3,276$2,784$2,359$1,169
16 years$4,165$3,525$2,970$2,493$2,085$976
17 years$3,879$3,246$2,703$2,240$1,849$816
18 years$3,625$3,000$2,467$2,019$1,644$684
19 years$3,399$2,780$2,259$1,824$1,465$574
20 years$3,195$2,584$2,073$1,652$1,309$482
21 years$3,011$2,406$1,907$1,499$1,171$406
22 years$2,843$2,246$1,757$1,363$1,050$342
23 years$2,691$2,101$1,623$1,242$942$288
24 years$2,552$1,968$1,501$1,132$847$243
25 years$2,423$1,847$1,390$1,034$762$205
26 years$2,305$1,736$1,289$946$687$173
27 years$2,196$1,634$1,197$865$619$146
28 years$2,095$1,540$1,113$793$559$123
29 years$2,001$1,452$1,036$727$504$104
30 years$1,913$1,372$965$667$456$88
31 years$1,832$1,297$899$613$412$74
32 years$1,755$1,227$839$563$373$63
33 years$1,683$1,162$783$518$337$53
34 years$1,616$1,101$732$477$305$45
35 years$1,553$1,045$684$439$277$38
36 years$1,493$991$640$404$251$32
37 years$1,437$942$599$372$227$27
38 years$1,383$895$561$343$206$23
39 years$1,333$851$526$316$187$19
40 years$1,285$810$493$292$169$16
41 years$1,240$771$462$269$154$14
42 years$1,197$734$433$248$139$12
43 years$1,156$699$407$229$127$10
44 years$1,117$667$382$212$115$8
45 years$1,080$636$358$196$104$7
46 years$1,044$606$337$181$95$6
47 years$1,011$579$316$167$86$5
48 years$978$552$297$154$78$4
49 years$947$528$279$143$71$4
50 years$918$504$263$132$64$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $940,000, adding $4,676 every year, while hoping to spend $28,992 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: 55/39/6 Blend
58$940,000$940,000$940,000$940,000
59$1,040,703$990,883$976,313$1,096,319
60$1,116,008$1,008,589$978,173$1,152,075
61$1,198,022$1,026,191$979,122$1,209,118
62$1,287,399$1,043,653$979,102$1,270,510
63$1,384,858$1,060,937$978,046$1,336,665
64$1,491,192$1,078,002$975,889$1,408,044
65$1,607,272$1,094,802$972,560$1,485,152
66$1,734,058$1,111,291$967,985$1,568,547
67$1,872,605$1,127,418$962,086$1,658,842
68$2,024,076$1,143,127$954,781$1,756,716
69$2,189,753$1,158,361$945,987$1,862,916
70$2,371,044$1,173,057$935,614$1,978,265
71$2,569,502$1,187,148$923,568$2,103,670
72$2,786,835$1,200,563$909,752$2,240,133
73$3,024,927$1,213,225$894,063$2,388,756
74$3,285,850$1,225,053$876,395$2,550,757
75$3,571,887$1,235,961$856,635$2,727,478
76$3,885,552$1,245,856$834,665$2,920,396
77$4,229,616$1,254,640$810,363$3,131,142
78$4,607,127$1,262,209$783,601$3,361,516
79$5,021,447$1,268,449$754,245$3,613,499
80$5,476,276$1,273,245$722,153$3,889,278
81$5,975,690$1,276,468$687,179$4,191,262
82$6,524,181$1,277,985$649,170$4,522,110
83$7,126,696$1,277,655$607,965$4,884,752
84$7,788,684$1,275,325$563,397$5,282,420
85$8,516,149$1,270,835$515,291$5,718,675
86$9,315,706$1,264,016$463,463$6,197,445
87$10,194,641$1,254,686$407,722$6,723,063
88$11,160,983$1,242,654$347,869$7,300,302
89$12,223,576$1,227,717$283,696$7,934,428
90$13,392,166$1,209,660$214,984$8,631,246
91$14,677,487$1,188,254$141,507$9,397,156
92$16,091,370$1,163,257$63,026$10,239,214
93$17,646,847$1,134,415$0$11,165,199
94$19,358,280$1,101,455$0$12,185,016
95$21,241,488$1,064,090$0$13,311,185
96$23,313,908$1,022,018$0$14,550,110
97$25,594,746$974,917$0$15,913,302
98$28,105,169$922,446$0$17,413,449
99$30,868,497$864,247$0$19,064,541
100$33,910,427$799,939$0$20,881,995