Can I retire at age 57 with 340,000?

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 $340,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$28,077$27,827$27,583$27,345$27,112$26,457
2 years$13,899$13,641$13,390$13,146$12,911$12,254
3 years$9,174$8,914$8,664$8,423$8,191$7,554
4 years$6,812$6,553$6,305$6,068$5,842$5,229
5 years$5,395$5,138$4,893$4,661$4,441$3,855
6 years$4,451$4,195$3,954$3,727$3,514$2,954
7 years$3,777$3,523$3,286$3,065$2,858$2,325
8 years$3,271$3,020$2,787$2,571$2,371$1,865
9 years$2,878$2,629$2,400$2,190$1,997$1,517
10 years$2,564$2,318$2,093$1,888$1,701$1,247
11 years$2,307$2,063$1,842$1,643$1,463$1,034
12 years$2,093$1,852$1,635$1,441$1,268$863
13 years$1,913$1,674$1,461$1,272$1,106$724
14 years$1,758$1,521$1,313$1,129$969$610
15 years$1,624$1,390$1,185$1,007$853$516
16 years$1,506$1,275$1,074$902$754$438
17 years$1,403$1,174$978$810$669$373
18 years$1,311$1,085$892$730$595$318
19 years$1,229$1,006$817$660$530$271
20 years$1,156$934$750$598$473$232
21 years$1,089$870$690$542$424$199
22 years$1,028$813$636$493$380$170
23 years$973$760$587$449$341$146
24 years$923$712$543$410$306$126
25 years$877$668$503$374$276$108
26 years$834$628$466$342$248$93
27 years$794$591$433$313$224$80
28 years$758$557$403$287$202$69
29 years$724$525$375$263$182$59
30 years$692$496$349$241$165$51
31 years$663$469$325$222$149$44
32 years$635$444$303$204$135$38
33 years$609$420$283$187$122$33
34 years$585$398$265$172$110$28
35 years$562$378$248$159$100$24
36 years$540$359$232$146$91$21
37 years$520$341$217$135$82$18
38 years$500$324$203$124$74$16
39 years$482$308$190$114$68$13
40 years$465$293$178$106$61$12
41 years$448$279$167$97$56$10
42 years$433$265$157$90$50$9
43 years$418$253$147$83$46$7
44 years$404$241$138$77$42$6
45 years$391$230$130$71$38$6
46 years$378$219$122$65$34$5
47 years$366$209$114$60$31$4
48 years$354$200$108$56$28$4
49 years$343$191$101$52$26$3
50 years$332$182$95$48$23$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $340,000, adding $3,501 every year, while hoping to spend $28,025 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: 62/9/29 Blend
56$340,000$340,000$340,000$340,000
57$378,291$360,271$355,001$398,597
58$387,059$348,106$337,075$400,652
59$395,781$334,406$317,610$399,557
60$404,424$319,065$296,523$397,769
61$412,949$301,973$273,731$395,226
62$421,313$283,013$249,144$391,861
63$429,467$262,061$222,670$387,602
64$437,356$238,985$194,213$382,369
65$444,918$213,647$163,671$376,077
66$452,084$185,900$130,938$368,634
67$458,778$155,590$95,905$359,938
68$464,912$122,553$58,457$349,883
69$470,392$86,617$18,474$338,350
70$475,109$47,598$0$325,210
71$478,944$5,305$0$317,812
72$481,765$0$0$315,106
73$483,424$0$0$315,254
74$483,756$0$0$315,008
75$482,580$0$0$313,715
76$479,692$0$0$311,238
77$474,868$0$0$307,422
78$467,858$0$0$302,096
79$458,387$0$0$295,072
80$446,149$0$0$286,140
81$430,804$0$0$275,067
82$411,977$0$0$261,596
83$389,252$0$0$245,444
84$362,170$0$0$226,294
85$330,222$0$0$203,800
86$292,845$0$0$177,575
87$249,417$0$0$147,194
88$199,251$0$0$112,187
89$141,586$0$0$72,034
90$75,583$0$0$26,160
91$313$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0