Can I retire at age 57 with 1,540,000?

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 $1,540,000?

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$127,172$126,039$124,934$123,855$122,802$118,728
2 years$62,956$61,784$60,647$59,546$58,477$54,413
3 years$41,554$40,376$39,243$38,152$37,100$33,172
4 years$30,855$29,681$28,559$27,486$26,460$22,699
5 years$24,437$23,270$22,163$21,112$20,115$16,530
6 years$20,160$19,002$17,911$16,883$15,916$12,511
7 years$17,106$15,958$14,884$13,881$12,944$9,718
8 years$14,817$13,679$12,623$11,644$10,738$7,690
9 years$13,037$11,910$10,872$9,918$9,043$6,168
10 years$11,614$10,498$9,478$8,550$7,705$4,998
11 years$10,451$9,346$8,345$7,441$6,627$4,083
12 years$9,482$8,388$7,406$6,527$5,743$3,357
13 years$8,663$7,580$6,617$5,762$5,008$2,774
14 years$7,961$6,890$5,945$5,115$4,390$2,301
15 years$7,354$6,295$5,368$4,562$3,865$1,915
16 years$6,823$5,775$4,866$4,084$3,416$1,599
17 years$6,355$5,319$4,428$3,670$3,029$1,337
18 years$5,939$4,915$4,042$3,307$2,693$1,121
19 years$5,568$4,555$3,701$2,988$2,400$941
20 years$5,234$4,233$3,396$2,707$2,144$790
21 years$4,932$3,943$3,124$2,456$1,919$665
22 years$4,658$3,680$2,879$2,233$1,720$560
23 years$4,409$3,442$2,658$2,034$1,544$472
24 years$4,180$3,225$2,459$1,855$1,388$398
25 years$3,970$3,026$2,277$1,694$1,249$336
26 years$3,777$2,844$2,112$1,549$1,125$283
27 years$3,598$2,677$1,961$1,418$1,014$239
28 years$3,432$2,522$1,823$1,299$915$202
29 years$3,278$2,380$1,697$1,191$826$171
30 years$3,135$2,247$1,580$1,093$747$144
31 years$3,001$2,124$1,473$1,004$675$122
32 years$2,875$2,010$1,375$923$611$103
33 years$2,758$1,904$1,283$849$553$87
34 years$2,648$1,804$1,199$781$500$74
35 years$2,544$1,711$1,121$719$453$62
36 years$2,446$1,624$1,049$662$411$53
37 years$2,354$1,543$982$610$372$45
38 years$2,266$1,466$919$562$337$38
39 years$2,184$1,394$861$518$306$32
40 years$2,105$1,326$807$478$277$27
41 years$2,031$1,263$757$441$252$23
42 years$1,961$1,202$710$407$228$19
43 years$1,894$1,146$666$376$207$16
44 years$1,830$1,092$625$347$188$14
45 years$1,769$1,041$587$320$171$12
46 years$1,711$993$552$296$155$10
47 years$1,656$948$518$273$141$8
48 years$1,603$905$487$253$128$7
49 years$1,552$864$458$234$116$6
50 years$1,504$826$430$216$106$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $1,540,000, adding $5,588 every year, while hoping to spend $39,914 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: 47/36/17 Blend
56$1,540,000$1,540,000$1,540,000$1,540,000
57$1,702,844$1,621,224$1,597,354$1,774,446
58$1,834,066$1,658,196$1,608,397$1,861,751
59$1,977,335$1,695,641$1,618,473$1,951,963
60$2,133,837$1,733,542$1,627,506$2,049,020
61$2,304,879$1,771,876$1,635,418$2,153,577
62$2,491,900$1,810,621$1,642,127$2,266,358
63$2,696,482$1,849,750$1,647,546$2,388,155
64$2,920,369$1,889,233$1,651,585$2,519,847
65$3,165,481$1,929,041$1,654,148$2,662,399
66$3,433,933$1,969,136$1,655,135$2,816,874
67$3,728,052$2,009,482$1,654,440$2,984,446
68$4,050,403$2,050,036$1,651,953$3,166,409
69$4,403,809$2,090,754$1,647,559$3,364,187
70$4,791,382$2,131,584$1,641,136$3,579,351
71$5,216,546$2,172,475$1,632,557$3,813,633
72$5,683,074$2,213,367$1,621,689$4,068,943
73$6,195,124$2,254,198$1,608,391$4,347,384
74$6,757,272$2,294,899$1,592,518$4,651,276
75$7,374,562$2,335,398$1,573,916$4,983,178
76$8,052,549$2,375,614$1,552,424$5,345,907
77$8,797,353$2,415,463$1,527,874$5,742,573
78$9,615,716$2,454,853$1,500,090$6,176,601
79$10,515,064$2,493,686$1,468,888$6,651,770
80$11,503,580$2,531,856$1,434,075$7,172,243
81$12,590,277$2,569,249$1,395,449$7,742,610
82$13,785,088$2,605,745$1,352,799$8,367,934
83$15,098,954$2,641,213$1,305,905$9,053,793
84$16,543,929$2,675,514$1,254,534$9,806,339
85$18,133,295$2,708,500$1,198,447$10,632,351
86$19,881,686$2,740,012$1,137,390$11,539,306
87$21,805,225$2,769,879$1,071,099$12,535,443
88$23,921,677$2,797,922$999,299$13,629,847
89$26,250,614$2,823,947$921,703$14,832,534
90$28,813,605$2,847,748$838,007$16,154,542
91$31,634,411$2,869,106$747,900$17,608,042
92$34,739,217$2,887,789$651,050$19,206,450
93$38,156,874$2,903,546$547,117$20,964,554
94$41,919,170$2,916,115$435,740$22,898,659
95$46,061,135$2,925,215$316,547$25,026,734
96$50,621,365$2,930,545$189,146$27,368,590
97$55,642,393$2,931,790$53,131$29,946,063
98$61,171,081$2,928,611$0$32,783,225
99$67,259,069$2,920,652$0$35,923,302
100$73,963,262$2,907,531$0$39,390,218