Can I retire at age 57 with 1,250,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,250,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$103,224$102,304$101,407$100,532$99,677$96,026
2 years$51,101$50,149$49,227$48,333$47,465$43,827
3 years$33,729$32,773$31,853$30,967$30,114$26,604
4 years$25,045$24,092$23,181$22,310$21,477$18,122
5 years$19,835$18,888$17,989$17,136$16,327$13,134
6 years$16,364$15,424$14,538$13,704$12,919$9,892
7 years$13,885$12,953$12,081$11,267$10,506$7,644
8 years$12,027$11,103$10,246$9,451$8,716$6,016
9 years$10,582$9,667$8,825$8,051$7,340$4,799
10 years$9,427$8,521$7,694$6,940$6,254$3,867
11 years$8,483$7,586$6,773$6,040$5,379$3,141
12 years$7,696$6,809$6,011$5,298$4,661$2,567
13 years$7,031$6,153$5,371$4,677$4,065$2,108
14 years$6,462$5,593$4,825$4,152$3,563$1,738
15 years$5,969$5,109$4,357$3,703$3,137$1,437
16 years$5,538$4,688$3,950$3,315$2,773$1,192
17 years$5,158$4,317$3,594$2,979$2,458$990
18 years$4,821$3,989$3,281$2,684$2,186$824
19 years$4,519$3,697$3,004$2,426$1,948$687
20 years$4,248$3,436$2,757$2,197$1,740$574
21 years$4,004$3,200$2,536$1,994$1,557$479
22 years$3,781$2,987$2,337$1,813$1,396$401
23 years$3,579$2,794$2,158$1,651$1,253$335
24 years$3,393$2,618$1,996$1,506$1,126$281
25 years$3,223$2,457$1,848$1,375$1,014$235
26 years$3,066$2,309$1,714$1,257$913$197
27 years$2,921$2,173$1,592$1,151$823$165
28 years$2,786$2,047$1,480$1,054$743$138
29 years$2,661$1,931$1,377$967$671$116
30 years$2,544$1,824$1,283$887$606$97
31 years$2,436$1,724$1,196$815$548$82
32 years$2,334$1,632$1,116$749$496$69
33 years$2,239$1,545$1,042$689$448$58
34 years$2,149$1,464$973$634$406$48
35 years$2,065$1,389$910$583$368$41
36 years$1,985$1,318$851$537$333$34
37 years$1,910$1,252$797$495$302$29
38 years$1,840$1,190$746$456$274$24
39 years$1,772$1,132$699$421$248$20
40 years$1,709$1,077$655$388$225$17
41 years$1,649$1,025$614$358$204$14
42 years$1,591$976$576$330$185$12
43 years$1,537$930$541$305$168$10
44 years$1,485$886$508$282$153$8
45 years$1,436$845$477$260$139$7
46 years$1,389$806$448$240$126$6
47 years$1,344$770$421$222$114$5
48 years$1,301$735$395$205$104$4
49 years$1,260$702$372$190$94$3
50 years$1,220$670$349$175$86$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $1,250,000, adding $3,812 every year, while hoping to spend $21,286 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: 70/21/9 Blend
56$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000
57$1,381,432$1,315,182$1,295,807$1,475,555
58$1,499,690$1,356,978$1,316,568$1,580,169
59$1,629,297$1,400,108$1,337,312$1,691,638
60$1,771,388$1,444,616$1,358,014$1,813,040
61$1,927,213$1,490,546$1,378,651$1,945,345
62$2,098,149$1,537,943$1,399,197$2,089,624
63$2,285,713$1,586,855$1,419,623$2,247,054
64$2,491,575$1,637,331$1,439,900$2,418,932
65$2,717,577$1,689,420$1,459,997$2,606,686
66$2,965,743$1,743,176$1,479,881$2,811,889
67$3,238,309$1,798,651$1,499,517$3,036,270
68$3,537,733$1,855,902$1,518,867$3,281,737
69$3,866,726$1,914,985$1,537,893$3,550,390
70$4,228,272$1,975,960$1,556,553$3,844,539
71$4,625,661$2,038,887$1,574,802$4,166,733
72$5,062,516$2,103,830$1,592,596$4,519,774
73$5,542,829$2,170,854$1,609,884$4,906,754
74$6,070,998$2,240,026$1,626,615$5,331,074
75$6,651,868$2,311,415$1,642,735$5,796,482
76$7,290,778$2,385,095$1,658,187$6,307,108
77$7,993,611$2,461,137$1,672,909$6,867,499
78$8,766,846$2,539,620$1,686,838$7,482,666
79$9,617,624$2,620,621$1,699,908$8,158,129
80$10,553,814$2,704,224$1,712,047$8,899,967
81$11,584,084$2,790,511$1,723,181$9,714,881
82$12,717,985$2,879,571$1,733,232$10,610,249
83$13,966,042$2,971,493$1,742,118$11,594,204
84$15,339,852$3,066,370$1,749,753$12,675,703
85$16,852,193$3,164,298$1,756,045$13,864,615
86$18,517,144$3,265,376$1,760,901$15,171,817
87$20,350,221$3,369,707$1,764,218$16,609,287
88$22,368,517$3,477,397$1,765,894$18,190,229
89$24,590,871$3,588,554$1,765,816$19,929,185
90$27,038,038$3,703,292$1,763,870$21,842,183
91$29,732,893$3,821,728$1,759,934$23,946,881
92$32,700,637$3,943,982$1,753,881$26,262,735
93$35,969,043$4,070,178$1,745,577$28,811,184
94$39,568,714$4,200,446$1,734,883$31,615,852
95$43,533,373$4,334,917$1,721,651$34,702,766
96$47,900,180$4,473,731$1,705,729$38,100,609
97$52,710,082$4,617,028$1,686,955$41,840,985
98$58,008,203$4,764,955$1,665,161$45,958,718
99$63,844,266$4,917,664$1,640,170$50,492,181
100$70,273,063$5,075,311$1,611,797$55,483,660