Can I retire at age 57 with 343,000?

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 $343,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$28,325$28,072$27,826$27,586$27,351$27,054
2 years$14,022$13,761$13,508$13,262$13,024$12,725
3 years$9,255$8,993$8,740$8,497$8,263$7,972
4 years$6,872$6,611$6,361$6,122$5,893$5,611
5 years$5,443$5,183$4,936$4,702$4,480$4,208
6 years$4,490$4,232$3,989$3,760$3,545$3,284
7 years$3,810$3,554$3,315$3,092$2,883$2,632
8 years$3,300$3,047$2,811$2,593$2,392$2,152
9 years$2,904$2,653$2,421$2,209$2,014$1,785
10 years$2,587$2,338$2,111$1,904$1,716$1,498
11 years$2,328$2,082$1,859$1,657$1,476$1,268
12 years$2,112$1,868$1,649$1,454$1,279$1,081
13 years$1,929$1,688$1,474$1,283$1,115$927
14 years$1,773$1,535$1,324$1,139$978$799
15 years$1,638$1,402$1,195$1,016$861$691
16 years$1,520$1,286$1,084$910$761$600
17 years$1,415$1,185$986$817$675$523
18 years$1,323$1,095$900$737$600$457
19 years$1,240$1,014$824$666$535$399
20 years$1,166$943$756$603$478$350
21 years$1,099$878$696$547$427$307
22 years$1,038$820$641$497$383$270
23 years$982$767$592$453$344$238
24 years$931$718$548$413$309$210
25 years$884$674$507$377$278$185
26 years$841$634$470$345$251$163
27 years$801$596$437$316$226$144
28 years$764$562$406$289$204$127
29 years$730$530$378$265$184$113
30 years$698$501$352$244$166$100
31 years$668$473$328$224$150$88
32 years$640$448$306$206$136$78
33 years$614$424$286$189$123$69
34 years$590$402$267$174$111$61
35 years$567$381$250$160$101$54
36 years$545$362$234$147$91$48
37 years$524$344$219$136$83$43
38 years$505$327$205$125$75$38
39 years$486$311$192$115$68$34
40 years$469$295$180$106$62$30
41 years$452$281$169$98$56$26
42 years$437$268$158$91$51$23
43 years$422$255$148$84$46$21
44 years$408$243$139$77$42$19
45 years$394$232$131$71$38$16
46 years$381$221$123$66$35$15
47 years$369$211$115$61$31$13
48 years$357$202$108$56$28$11
49 years$346$192$102$52$26$10
50 years$335$184$96$48$23$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $343,000, adding $6,450 every year, while hoping to spend $28,943 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: 52/39/9 Blend
56$343,000$343,000$343,000$343,000
57$384,639$366,460$361,144$403,428
58$393,077$353,622$342,447$404,087
59$401,406$339,184$322,154$401,138
60$409,584$323,038$300,180$397,250
61$417,563$305,069$276,438$392,341
62$425,292$285,155$250,836$386,321
63$432,711$263,167$223,279$379,096
64$439,754$238,969$193,665$370,563
65$446,347$212,416$161,891$360,611
66$452,408$183,357$127,847$349,119
67$457,843$151,631$91,420$335,960
68$462,550$117,069$52,489$320,992
69$466,415$79,489$10,932$304,067
70$469,309$38,704$0$285,021
71$471,091$0$0$266,887
72$471,603$0$0$249,950
73$470,670$0$0$248,776
74$468,097$0$0$246,642
75$463,668$0$0$243,424
76$457,145$0$0$238,984
77$448,260$0$0$233,169
78$436,720$0$0$225,810
79$422,200$0$0$216,719
80$404,338$0$0$205,689
81$382,735$0$0$192,490
82$356,949$0$0$176,868
83$326,491$0$0$158,543
84$290,819$0$0$137,202
85$249,337$0$0$112,503
86$201,382$0$0$84,066
87$146,224$0$0$51,472
88$83,055$0$0$14,256
89$10,984$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$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