Can I retire at age 57 with 1,960,000?

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:
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 $1,960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$161,855$160,413$159,007$157,634$156,293$154,790
2 years$80,126$78,634$77,188$75,785$74,425$72,911
3 years$52,887$51,388$49,946$48,556$47,218$45,740
4 years$39,270$37,776$36,348$34,982$33,677$32,245
5 years$31,102$29,617$28,207$26,870$25,600$24,221
6 years$25,658$24,184$22,796$21,488$20,257$18,930
7 years$21,771$20,310$18,943$17,666$16,474$15,201
8 years$18,858$17,409$16,065$14,820$13,667$12,448
9 years$16,593$15,158$13,837$12,623$11,510$10,344
10 years$14,782$13,361$12,064$10,881$9,807$8,693
11 years$13,301$11,894$10,621$9,470$8,434$7,373
12 years$12,068$10,676$9,425$8,307$7,309$6,298
13 years$11,025$9,648$8,421$7,333$6,373$5,412
14 years$10,132$8,770$7,566$6,510$5,587$4,674
15 years$9,359$8,011$6,831$5,806$4,919$4,053
16 years$8,684$7,350$6,194$5,198$4,348$3,527
17 years$8,088$6,769$5,636$4,671$3,855$3,078
18 years$7,559$6,255$5,145$4,209$3,428$2,693
19 years$7,086$5,797$4,710$3,803$3,055$2,362
20 years$6,661$5,387$4,323$3,445$2,729$2,075
21 years$6,278$5,018$3,976$3,126$2,442$1,826
22 years$5,929$4,684$3,664$2,842$2,189$1,609
23 years$5,611$4,381$3,383$2,589$1,965$1,420
24 years$5,320$4,104$3,129$2,361$1,766$1,254
25 years$5,053$3,852$2,898$2,156$1,589$1,108
26 years$4,807$3,620$2,688$1,972$1,431$981
27 years$4,579$3,407$2,496$1,805$1,291$868
28 years$4,368$3,210$2,320$1,653$1,165$770
29 years$4,172$3,029$2,159$1,516$1,052$682
30 years$3,990$2,860$2,011$1,392$950$605
31 years$3,819$2,704$1,875$1,278$859$537
32 years$3,660$2,558$1,749$1,174$777$477
33 years$3,510$2,423$1,633$1,080$703$423
34 years$3,370$2,296$1,526$994$637$376
35 years$3,237$2,178$1,427$915$577$334
36 years$3,113$2,067$1,335$843$522$297
37 years$2,995$1,963$1,249$776$474$264
38 years$2,884$1,866$1,170$715$429$235
39 years$2,779$1,774$1,096$660$389$209
40 years$2,680$1,688$1,027$608$353$186
41 years$2,585$1,607$963$561$320$165
42 years$2,495$1,530$904$518$291$147
43 years$2,410$1,458$848$478$264$131
44 years$2,329$1,390$796$442$239$116
45 years$2,251$1,325$747$408$217$103
46 years$2,178$1,264$702$377$197$92
47 years$2,107$1,207$660$348$179$82
48 years$2,040$1,152$620$322$163$73
49 years$1,975$1,100$583$297$148$65
50 years$1,914$1,051$548$275$134$58

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $1,960,000, adding $2,699 every year, while hoping to spend $32,177 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: 88/5/7 Blend
56$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000$1,960,000
57$2,162,704$2,058,824$2,028,444$2,351,774
58$2,349,064$2,125,470$2,062,161$2,541,933
59$2,553,354$2,194,304$2,095,929$2,746,201
60$2,777,369$2,265,398$2,129,715$2,969,720
61$3,023,086$2,338,828$2,163,486$3,214,410
62$3,292,683$2,414,673$2,197,205$3,482,383
63$3,588,558$2,493,013$2,230,833$3,775,968
64$3,913,353$2,573,932$2,264,328$4,097,728
65$4,269,977$2,657,518$2,297,645$4,450,485
66$4,661,638$2,743,859$2,330,739$4,837,352
67$5,091,866$2,833,049$2,363,560$5,261,752
68$5,564,551$2,925,183$2,396,054$5,727,462
69$6,083,980$3,020,362$2,428,167$6,238,637
70$6,654,873$3,118,687$2,459,838$6,799,859
71$7,282,434$3,220,266$2,491,005$7,416,172
72$7,972,391$3,325,208$2,521,603$8,093,136
73$8,731,059$3,433,627$2,551,561$8,836,873
74$9,565,394$3,545,642$2,580,805$9,654,131
75$10,483,060$3,661,374$2,609,258$10,552,342
76$11,492,500$3,780,950$2,636,836$11,539,697
77$12,603,019$3,904,500$2,663,454$12,625,218
78$13,824,866$4,032,160$2,689,020$13,818,846
79$15,169,337$4,164,070$2,713,436$15,131,534
80$16,648,876$4,300,376$2,736,602$16,575,352
81$18,277,193$4,441,226$2,758,411$18,163,597
82$20,069,398$4,586,778$2,778,749$19,910,919
83$22,042,138$4,737,191$2,797,498$21,833,464
84$24,213,756$4,892,634$2,814,534$23,949,019
85$26,604,463$5,053,277$2,829,725$26,277,184
86$29,236,531$5,219,300$2,842,934$28,839,557
87$32,134,500$5,390,888$2,854,015$31,659,936
88$35,325,411$5,568,234$2,862,816$34,764,543
89$38,839,060$5,751,534$2,869,178$38,182,272
90$42,708,281$5,940,996$2,872,932$41,944,964
91$46,969,253$6,136,832$2,873,902$46,087,701
92$51,661,843$6,339,263$2,871,904$50,649,143
93$56,829,982$6,548,518$2,866,743$55,671,892
94$62,522,077$6,764,833$2,858,217$61,202,890
95$68,791,473$6,988,453$2,846,111$67,293,863
96$75,696,949$7,219,634$2,830,202$74,001,814
97$83,303,280$7,458,637$2,810,255$81,389,553
98$91,681,841$7,705,737$2,786,025$89,526,296
99$100,911,287$7,961,217$2,757,255$98,488,314
100$111,078,290$8,225,368$2,723,675$108,359,656