Can I retire at age 57 with 1,940,000?

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 $1,940,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$160,203$158,776$157,384$156,025$154,698$152,765
2 years$79,309$77,832$76,400$75,012$73,666$71,721
3 years$52,347$50,864$49,436$48,061$46,737$44,840
4 years$38,869$37,390$35,977$34,625$33,333$31,499
5 years$30,784$29,314$27,919$26,596$25,339$23,574
6 years$25,396$23,937$22,563$21,269$20,050$18,355
7 years$21,549$20,103$18,750$17,486$16,306$14,682
8 years$18,665$17,232$15,901$14,669$13,527$11,975
9 years$16,423$15,003$13,696$12,494$11,392$9,910
10 years$14,631$13,225$11,940$10,770$9,707$8,294
11 years$13,165$11,773$10,512$9,373$8,348$7,003
12 years$11,945$10,567$9,329$8,222$7,234$5,956
13 years$10,913$9,549$8,335$7,259$6,308$5,095
14 years$10,029$8,680$7,489$6,443$5,530$4,379
15 years$9,264$7,929$6,762$5,746$4,869$3,780
16 years$8,595$7,275$6,130$5,145$4,303$3,273
17 years$8,005$6,700$5,578$4,623$3,816$2,843
18 years$7,482$6,191$5,092$4,166$3,393$2,475
19 years$7,014$5,738$4,662$3,765$3,024$2,159
20 years$6,593$5,332$4,278$3,409$2,701$1,887
21 years$6,213$4,967$3,935$3,094$2,417$1,652
22 years$5,868$4,636$3,627$2,813$2,167$1,448
23 years$5,554$4,336$3,349$2,562$1,945$1,271
24 years$5,266$4,063$3,097$2,337$1,748$1,116
25 years$5,002$3,813$2,869$2,134$1,573$982
26 years$4,758$3,583$2,660$1,951$1,417$864
27 years$4,533$3,372$2,470$1,786$1,277$761
28 years$4,324$3,178$2,297$1,637$1,153$670
29 years$4,130$2,998$2,137$1,501$1,041$591
30 years$3,949$2,831$1,991$1,377$940$521
31 years$3,780$2,676$1,856$1,265$850$460
32 years$3,622$2,532$1,732$1,163$769$406
33 years$3,474$2,398$1,617$1,069$696$358
34 years$3,335$2,273$1,511$984$630$316
35 years$3,204$2,156$1,412$905$571$279
36 years$3,081$2,046$1,321$834$517$247
37 years$2,965$1,943$1,237$768$469$218
38 years$2,855$1,847$1,158$708$425$193
39 years$2,751$1,756$1,085$653$385$170
40 years$2,652$1,671$1,017$602$350$151
41 years$2,559$1,591$954$556$317$133
42 years$2,470$1,515$894$513$288$118
43 years$2,385$1,443$839$473$261$104
44 years$2,305$1,376$788$437$237$92
45 years$2,228$1,312$740$404$215$82
46 years$2,155$1,251$695$373$195$72
47 years$2,086$1,194$653$345$177$64
48 years$2,019$1,140$613$318$161$56
49 years$1,955$1,089$577$294$146$50
50 years$1,894$1,040$542$272$133$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $1,940,000, adding $5,177 every year, while hoping to spend $25,600 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: 60/35/5 Blend
56$1,940,000$1,940,000$1,940,000$1,940,000
57$2,143,220$2,040,400$2,010,330$2,269,686
58$2,334,590$2,113,141$2,050,438$2,427,607
59$2,544,622$2,188,589$2,091,031$2,596,347
60$2,775,193$2,266,849$2,132,100$2,779,726
61$3,028,368$2,348,030$2,173,631$2,979,151
62$3,306,426$2,432,248$2,215,612$3,196,168
63$3,611,874$2,519,621$2,258,028$3,432,479
64$3,947,476$2,610,273$2,300,862$3,689,956
65$4,316,276$2,704,334$2,344,099$3,970,658
66$4,721,628$2,801,938$2,387,718$4,276,851
67$5,167,226$2,903,225$2,431,698$4,611,028
68$5,657,140$3,008,340$2,476,017$4,975,934
69$6,195,856$3,117,436$2,520,651$5,374,587
70$6,788,314$3,230,672$2,565,574$5,810,313
71$7,439,958$3,348,210$2,610,756$6,286,769
72$8,156,785$3,470,224$2,656,169$6,807,982
73$8,945,405$3,596,893$2,701,777$7,378,386
74$9,813,097$3,728,401$2,747,548$8,002,862
75$10,767,885$3,864,945$2,793,443$8,686,784
76$11,818,607$4,006,725$2,839,421$9,436,069
77$12,975,004$4,153,953$2,885,440$10,257,231
78$14,247,806$4,306,849$2,931,454$11,157,445
79$15,648,838$4,465,641$2,977,415$12,144,611
80$17,191,131$4,630,568$3,023,269$13,227,429
81$18,889,039$4,801,879$3,068,962$14,415,480
82$20,758,384$4,979,834$3,114,434$15,719,316
83$22,816,595$5,164,702$3,159,624$17,150,560
84$25,082,881$5,356,765$3,204,465$18,722,010
85$27,578,406$5,556,318$3,248,886$20,447,767
86$30,326,493$5,763,667$3,292,812$22,343,358
87$33,352,840$5,979,131$3,336,166$24,425,890
88$36,685,765$6,203,044$3,378,863$26,714,205
89$40,356,473$6,435,753$3,420,815$29,229,058
90$44,399,349$6,677,621$3,461,928$31,993,314
91$48,852,283$6,929,026$3,502,104$35,032,159
92$53,757,030$7,190,361$3,541,238$38,373,340
93$59,159,597$7,462,039$3,579,220$42,047,424
94$65,110,686$7,744,489$3,615,933$46,088,086
95$71,666,166$8,038,159$3,651,257$50,532,425
96$78,887,601$8,343,515$3,685,060$55,421,313
97$86,842,835$8,661,046$3,717,208$60,799,779
98$95,606,627$8,991,260$3,747,557$66,717,434
99$105,261,358$9,334,687$3,775,956$73,228,937
100$115,897,813$9,691,883$3,802,246$80,394,508