Can I retire at age 59 with 999,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $999,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$82,496$81,762$81,045$80,345$79,662$76,713
2 years$40,840$40,079$39,342$38,627$37,934$34,997
3 years$26,956$26,192$25,457$24,749$24,067$21,233
4 years$20,016$19,254$18,526$17,830$17,165$14,456
5 years$15,852$15,095$14,377$13,695$13,048$10,472
6 years$13,078$12,327$11,619$10,952$10,325$7,883
7 years$11,097$10,352$9,655$9,004$8,397$6,088
8 years$9,612$8,873$8,188$7,554$6,966$4,789
9 years$8,457$7,726$7,053$6,434$5,866$3,817
10 years$7,534$6,810$6,149$5,546$4,998$3,074
11 years$6,779$6,063$5,413$4,827$4,299$2,495
12 years$6,151$5,441$4,804$4,234$3,725$2,038
13 years$5,620$4,917$4,292$3,738$3,248$1,672
14 years$5,164$4,470$3,857$3,318$2,848$1,378
15 years$4,770$4,083$3,482$2,959$2,507$1,139
16 years$4,426$3,746$3,157$2,650$2,216$943
17 years$4,122$3,450$2,873$2,381$1,965$783
18 years$3,853$3,188$2,622$2,145$1,747$652
19 years$3,612$2,955$2,401$1,939$1,557$543
20 years$3,395$2,746$2,203$1,756$1,391$453
21 years$3,200$2,558$2,026$1,593$1,245$378
22 years$3,022$2,387$1,868$1,449$1,116$316
23 years$2,860$2,233$1,725$1,319$1,001$264
24 years$2,712$2,092$1,595$1,203$900$221
25 years$2,576$1,963$1,477$1,099$810$185
26 years$2,450$1,845$1,370$1,005$730$155
27 years$2,334$1,736$1,272$920$658$130
28 years$2,227$1,636$1,183$843$594$109
29 years$2,127$1,544$1,101$773$536$91
30 years$2,034$1,458$1,025$709$484$76
31 years$1,947$1,378$956$651$438$64
32 years$1,865$1,304$892$599$396$54
33 years$1,789$1,235$833$550$358$45
34 years$1,717$1,170$778$507$325$38
35 years$1,650$1,110$727$466$294$32
36 years$1,587$1,054$680$429$266$26
37 years$1,527$1,001$637$396$241$22
38 years$1,470$951$596$365$219$19
39 years$1,417$904$559$336$198$16
40 years$1,366$860$524$310$180$13
41 years$1,318$819$491$286$163$11
42 years$1,272$780$461$264$148$9
43 years$1,228$743$432$244$134$8
44 years$1,187$708$406$225$122$6
45 years$1,147$676$381$208$111$5
46 years$1,110$644$358$192$101$5
47 years$1,074$615$336$177$91$4
48 years$1,040$587$316$164$83$3
49 years$1,007$561$297$151$75$3
50 years$975$536$279$140$68$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $999,000, adding $2,856 every year, while hoping to spend $24,656 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: 23/49/28 Blend
58$999,000$999,000$999,000$999,000
59$1,103,844$1,050,897$1,035,412$1,119,412
60$1,190,202$1,076,157$1,043,865$1,158,389
61$1,284,543$1,101,829$1,051,774$1,197,832
62$1,387,654$1,127,906$1,059,096$1,239,538
63$1,500,402$1,154,381$1,065,784$1,283,709
64$1,623,745$1,181,247$1,071,789$1,330,570
65$1,758,732$1,208,494$1,077,060$1,380,368
66$1,906,524$1,236,111$1,081,542$1,433,374
67$2,068,395$1,264,086$1,085,179$1,489,890
68$2,245,750$1,292,405$1,087,911$1,550,248
69$2,440,136$1,321,052$1,089,676$1,614,813
70$2,653,257$1,350,011$1,090,407$1,683,989
71$2,886,989$1,379,262$1,090,036$1,758,223
72$3,143,400$1,408,784$1,088,490$1,838,006
73$3,424,766$1,438,553$1,085,694$1,923,882
74$3,733,594$1,468,544$1,081,567$2,016,449
75$4,072,648$1,498,730$1,076,026$2,116,371
76$4,444,968$1,529,078$1,068,984$2,224,375
77$4,853,909$1,559,557$1,060,348$2,341,270
78$5,303,161$1,590,128$1,050,023$2,467,943
79$5,796,792$1,620,754$1,037,908$2,605,377
80$6,339,285$1,651,390$1,023,898$2,754,655
81$6,935,575$1,681,991$1,007,881$2,916,972
82$7,591,101$1,712,507$989,743$3,093,649
83$8,311,857$1,742,883$969,363$3,286,140
84$9,104,443$1,773,061$946,613$3,496,053
85$9,976,133$1,802,978$921,362$3,725,161
86$10,934,941$1,832,566$893,470$3,975,420
87$11,989,697$1,861,754$862,793$4,248,990
88$13,150,129$1,890,463$829,180$4,548,251
89$14,426,956$1,918,609$792,471$4,875,832
90$15,831,988$1,946,103$752,500$5,234,632
91$17,378,237$1,972,849$709,096$5,627,851
92$19,080,043$1,998,744$662,076$6,059,017
93$20,953,204$2,023,679$611,252$6,532,025
94$23,015,127$2,047,536$556,426$7,051,167
95$25,284,994$2,070,189$497,390$7,621,183
96$27,783,941$2,091,506$433,931$8,247,299
97$30,535,257$2,111,344$365,821$8,935,278
98$33,564,604$2,129,550$292,827$9,691,479
99$36,900,259$2,145,963$214,701$10,522,916
100$40,573,380$2,160,411$131,189$11,437,322