Can I retire at age 59 with 957,000?

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 $957,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$79,028$78,324$77,637$76,967$76,313$74,137
2 years$39,123$38,394$37,688$37,003$36,339$34,165
3 years$25,823$25,091$24,387$23,708$23,055$20,949
4 years$19,174$18,445$17,747$17,081$16,443$14,422
5 years$15,186$14,461$13,773$13,120$12,500$10,569
6 years$12,528$11,808$11,130$10,492$9,891$8,052
7 years$10,630$9,917$9,249$8,626$8,044$6,298
8 years$9,208$8,500$7,844$7,236$6,673$5,018
9 years$8,102$7,401$6,756$6,164$5,620$4,055
10 years$7,217$6,524$5,890$5,313$4,788$3,311
11 years$6,494$5,808$5,186$4,624$4,118$2,726
12 years$5,892$5,213$4,602$4,056$3,569$2,259
13 years$5,383$4,711$4,112$3,581$3,112$1,881
14 years$4,947$4,282$3,694$3,178$2,728$1,574
15 years$4,570$3,912$3,336$2,835$2,402$1,321
16 years$4,240$3,589$3,024$2,538$2,123$1,112
17 years$3,949$3,305$2,752$2,280$1,882$939
18 years$3,691$3,054$2,512$2,055$1,674$794
19 years$3,460$2,831$2,300$1,857$1,492$672
20 years$3,253$2,630$2,111$1,682$1,332$570
21 years$3,065$2,450$1,941$1,526$1,192$484
22 years$2,895$2,287$1,789$1,388$1,069$411
23 years$2,740$2,139$1,652$1,264$959$350
24 years$2,598$2,004$1,528$1,153$862$298
25 years$2,467$1,881$1,415$1,053$776$254
26 years$2,347$1,768$1,312$963$699$216
27 years$2,236$1,663$1,219$881$630$184
28 years$2,133$1,568$1,133$807$569$157
29 years$2,037$1,479$1,054$740$513$134
30 years$1,948$1,397$982$679$464$115
31 years$1,865$1,320$916$624$419$98
32 years$1,787$1,249$854$573$379$83
33 years$1,714$1,183$798$527$343$71
34 years$1,645$1,121$745$485$311$61
35 years$1,581$1,063$697$447$282$52
36 years$1,520$1,009$652$411$255$44
37 years$1,463$959$610$379$231$38
38 years$1,408$911$571$349$210$32
39 years$1,357$866$535$322$190$28
40 years$1,308$824$502$297$172$24
41 years$1,262$785$470$274$156$20
42 years$1,218$747$441$253$142$17
43 years$1,177$712$414$234$129$15
44 years$1,137$679$389$216$117$13
45 years$1,099$647$365$199$106$11
46 years$1,063$617$343$184$96$9
47 years$1,029$589$322$170$88$8
48 years$996$562$303$157$79$7
49 years$964$537$284$145$72$6
50 years$934$513$267$134$66$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $957,000, adding $5,803 every year, while hoping to spend $40,932 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: 47/48/5 Blend
58$957,000$957,000$957,000$957,000
59$1,060,600$1,009,879$995,045$1,108,802
60$1,125,230$1,015,812$984,828$1,148,359
61$1,195,080$1,020,663$972,897$1,186,464
62$1,270,640$1,024,337$959,150$1,226,843
63$1,352,447$1,026,732$943,484$1,269,717
64$1,441,093$1,027,738$925,787$1,315,332
65$1,537,228$1,027,241$905,944$1,363,962
66$1,641,567$1,025,117$883,835$1,415,909
67$1,754,895$1,021,237$859,332$1,471,507
68$1,878,079$1,015,462$832,304$1,531,129
69$2,012,069$1,007,645$802,613$1,595,187
70$2,157,913$997,633$770,113$1,664,136
71$2,316,762$985,259$734,654$1,738,485
72$2,489,884$970,349$696,077$1,818,792
73$2,678,675$952,718$654,217$1,905,679
74$2,884,668$932,170$608,903$1,999,833
75$3,109,555$908,497$559,952$2,102,017
76$3,355,197$881,480$507,177$2,213,073
77$3,623,640$850,886$450,380$2,333,936
78$3,917,140$816,468$389,357$2,465,638
79$4,238,180$777,967$323,892$2,609,323
80$4,589,493$735,105$253,761$2,766,258
81$4,974,088$687,593$178,729$2,937,841
82$5,395,282$635,122$98,553$3,125,623
83$5,856,722$577,365$12,977$3,331,316
84$6,362,431$513,978$0$3,556,816
85$6,916,833$444,597$0$3,808,398
86$7,524,806$368,838$0$4,085,209
87$8,191,719$286,295$0$4,389,133
88$8,923,488$196,537$0$4,723,019
89$9,726,629$99,112$0$5,090,012
90$10,608,317$0$0$5,493,589
91$11,576,459$0$0$5,941,002
92$12,639,764$0$0$6,490,000
93$13,807,824$0$0$7,093,201
94$15,091,209$0$0$7,756,077
95$16,501,561$0$0$8,484,657
96$18,051,708$0$0$9,285,581
97$19,755,779$0$0$10,166,168
98$21,629,344$0$0$11,134,479
99$23,689,554$0$0$12,199,395
100$25,955,308$0$0$13,370,703