Can I retire at age 57 with 1,210,000?

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 $1,210,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$99,921$99,031$98,162$97,315$96,487$94,694
2 years$49,466$48,544$47,652$46,786$45,946$44,146
3 years$32,650$31,724$30,834$29,976$29,150$27,400
4 years$24,243$23,321$22,439$21,596$20,790$19,103
5 years$19,201$18,284$17,414$16,588$15,804$14,184
6 years$15,840$14,930$14,073$13,265$12,505$10,955
7 years$13,441$12,538$11,695$10,906$10,170$8,690
8 years$11,642$10,748$9,918$9,149$8,437$7,026
9 years$10,243$9,358$8,542$7,793$7,105$5,763
10 years$9,125$8,248$7,447$6,718$6,054$4,779
11 years$8,211$7,343$6,557$5,846$5,207$3,998
12 years$7,450$6,591$5,819$5,128$4,512$3,367
13 years$6,806$5,956$5,199$4,527$3,935$2,852
14 years$6,255$5,414$4,671$4,019$3,449$2,427
15 years$5,778$4,946$4,217$3,584$3,037$2,073
16 years$5,361$4,538$3,824$3,209$2,684$1,777
17 years$4,993$4,179$3,479$2,883$2,380$1,527
18 years$4,667$3,862$3,176$2,599$2,116$1,315
19 years$4,375$3,579$2,908$2,348$1,886$1,135
20 years$4,112$3,326$2,668$2,127$1,685$981
21 years$3,875$3,098$2,455$1,930$1,508$849
22 years$3,660$2,892$2,262$1,755$1,351$736
23 years$3,464$2,704$2,089$1,598$1,213$638
24 years$3,285$2,534$1,932$1,458$1,090$554
25 years$3,120$2,378$1,789$1,331$981$481
26 years$2,968$2,235$1,659$1,217$884$419
27 years$2,827$2,103$1,541$1,114$797$364
28 years$2,697$1,982$1,432$1,021$719$317
29 years$2,576$1,870$1,333$936$649$276
30 years$2,463$1,766$1,242$859$587$240
31 years$2,358$1,669$1,158$789$530$210
32 years$2,259$1,579$1,080$725$480$183
33 years$2,167$1,496$1,008$667$434$159
34 years$2,080$1,418$942$613$393$139
35 years$1,999$1,345$881$565$356$121
36 years$1,922$1,276$824$520$323$106
37 years$1,849$1,212$771$479$292$92
38 years$1,781$1,152$722$442$265$80
39 years$1,716$1,095$677$407$240$70
40 years$1,654$1,042$634$376$218$61
41 years$1,596$992$595$347$198$54
42 years$1,541$945$558$320$179$47
43 years$1,488$900$524$295$163$41
44 years$1,438$858$491$273$148$36
45 years$1,390$818$461$252$134$31
46 years$1,344$781$433$233$122$27
47 years$1,301$745$407$215$111$24
48 years$1,259$711$383$199$100$21
49 years$1,219$679$360$183$91$18
50 years$1,181$649$338$170$83$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $1,210,000, adding $3,617 every year, while hoping to spend $25,841 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: 65/12/23 Blend
56$1,210,000$1,210,000$1,210,000$1,210,000
57$1,337,151$1,273,021$1,254,266$1,415,896
58$1,446,046$1,307,904$1,268,789$1,504,235
59$1,565,182$1,343,631$1,282,933$1,597,501
60$1,695,576$1,380,215$1,296,657$1,698,841
61$1,838,349$1,417,670$1,309,920$1,809,051
62$1,994,735$1,456,009$1,322,676$1,929,004
63$2,166,091$1,495,247$1,334,879$2,059,665
64$2,353,915$1,535,397$1,346,479$2,202,095
65$2,559,853$1,576,470$1,357,425$2,357,464
66$2,785,721$1,618,480$1,367,662$2,527,061
67$3,033,517$1,661,438$1,377,131$2,712,304
68$3,305,443$1,705,356$1,385,773$2,914,760
69$3,603,926$1,750,246$1,393,523$3,136,150
70$3,931,635$1,796,116$1,400,315$3,378,374
71$4,291,513$1,842,978$1,406,078$3,643,524
72$4,686,804$1,890,840$1,410,737$3,933,906
73$5,121,077$1,939,710$1,414,216$4,252,061
74$5,598,266$1,989,596$1,416,432$4,600,789
75$6,122,707$2,040,503$1,417,300$4,983,174
76$6,699,173$2,092,438$1,416,729$5,402,616
77$7,332,925$2,145,404$1,414,626$5,862,860
78$8,029,758$2,199,403$1,410,891$6,368,037
79$8,796,058$2,254,439$1,405,421$6,922,693
80$9,638,860$2,310,510$1,398,106$7,531,844
81$10,565,913$2,367,615$1,388,832$8,201,014
82$11,585,759$2,425,751$1,377,481$8,936,290
83$12,707,806$2,484,912$1,363,926$9,744,383
84$13,942,421$2,545,091$1,348,036$10,632,686
85$15,301,027$2,606,280$1,329,674$11,609,349
86$16,796,210$2,668,466$1,308,696$12,683,349
87$18,441,837$2,731,635$1,284,952$13,864,585
88$20,253,190$2,795,770$1,258,283$15,163,961
89$22,247,104$2,860,852$1,228,525$16,593,496
90$24,442,133$2,926,858$1,195,504$18,166,436
91$26,858,718$2,993,761$1,159,041$19,897,377
92$29,519,385$3,061,533$1,118,947$21,802,405
93$32,448,953$3,130,139$1,075,023$23,899,249
94$35,674,773$3,199,543$1,027,063$26,207,445
95$39,226,982$3,269,702$974,851$28,748,524
96$43,138,788$3,340,571$918,162$31,546,214
97$47,446,783$3,412,098$856,759$34,626,664
98$52,191,290$3,484,227$790,396$38,018,691
99$57,416,743$3,556,895$718,816$41,754,055
100$63,172,104$3,630,035$641,749$45,867,754