Can I retire at age 57 with 401,000?

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:
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 $401,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$33,114$32,819$32,531$32,251$31,976$30,940
2 years$16,393$16,088$15,792$15,505$15,227$14,193
3 years$10,820$10,514$10,218$9,934$9,661$8,661
4 years$8,034$7,729$7,436$7,157$6,890$5,932
5 years$6,363$6,059$5,771$5,497$5,238$4,325
6 years$5,249$4,948$4,664$4,396$4,144$3,277
7 years$4,454$4,155$3,876$3,614$3,370$2,548
8 years$3,858$3,562$3,287$3,032$2,796$2,019
9 years$3,395$3,101$2,831$2,583$2,355$1,621
10 years$3,024$2,734$2,468$2,226$2,006$1,315
11 years$2,721$2,434$2,173$1,937$1,726$1,076
12 years$2,469$2,184$1,928$1,699$1,495$886
13 years$2,256$1,974$1,723$1,500$1,304$733
14 years$2,073$1,794$1,548$1,332$1,143$609
15 years$1,915$1,639$1,398$1,188$1,006$508
16 years$1,777$1,504$1,267$1,064$889$424
17 years$1,655$1,385$1,153$956$789$355
18 years$1,547$1,280$1,053$861$701$298
19 years$1,450$1,186$964$778$625$251
20 years$1,363$1,102$884$705$558$211
21 years$1,284$1,027$813$640$500$178
22 years$1,213$958$750$582$448$150
23 years$1,148$896$692$530$402$127
24 years$1,089$840$640$483$361$107
25 years$1,034$788$593$441$325$90
26 years$983$741$550$403$293$76
27 years$937$697$511$369$264$65
28 years$894$657$475$338$238$55
29 years$854$620$442$310$215$46
30 years$816$585$411$285$194$39
31 years$781$553$384$261$176$33
32 years$749$523$358$240$159$28
33 years$718$496$334$221$144$24
34 years$689$470$312$203$130$20
35 years$662$446$292$187$118$17
36 years$637$423$273$172$107$14
37 years$613$402$256$159$97$12
38 years$590$382$239$146$88$10
39 years$569$363$224$135$80$9
40 years$548$345$210$124$72$7
41 years$529$329$197$115$66$6
42 years$511$313$185$106$59$5
43 years$493$298$173$98$54$5
44 years$476$284$163$90$49$4
45 years$461$271$153$83$44$3
46 years$445$259$144$77$40$3
47 years$431$247$135$71$37$2
48 years$417$236$127$66$33$2
49 years$404$225$119$61$30$2
50 years$392$215$112$56$27$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $401,000, adding $6,820 every year, while hoping to spend $29,484 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: 79/9/12 Blend
56$401,000$401,000$401,000$401,000
57$448,937$427,684$421,468$482,857
58$463,358$417,270$404,217$495,708
59$478,261$405,357$385,399$505,312
60$493,666$391,841$364,932$514,999
61$509,590$376,612$342,727$524,764
62$526,054$359,551$318,694$534,603
63$543,078$340,537$292,738$544,509
64$560,686$319,436$264,758$554,478
65$578,898$296,111$234,650$564,504
66$597,741$270,416$202,306$574,580
67$617,240$242,195$167,612$584,701
68$637,420$211,285$130,449$594,859
69$658,312$177,513$90,694$605,048
70$679,945$140,696$48,217$615,261
71$702,350$100,641$2,884$625,490
72$725,562$57,145$0$635,729
73$749,616$9,992$0$651,795
74$774,550$0$0$668,629
75$800,405$0$0$689,938
76$827,222$0$0$713,068
77$855,048$0$0$737,069
78$883,930$0$0$761,983
79$913,921$0$0$787,854
80$945,076$0$0$814,732
81$977,454$0$0$842,666
82$1,011,117$0$0$871,712
83$1,046,134$0$0$901,927
84$1,082,577$0$0$933,376
85$1,120,524$0$0$966,126
86$1,160,058$0$0$1,000,248
87$1,201,270$0$0$1,035,822
88$1,244,257$0$0$1,072,930
89$1,289,122$0$0$1,111,665
90$1,335,980$0$0$1,152,124
91$1,384,950$0$0$1,194,412
92$1,436,166$0$0$1,238,644
93$1,489,770$0$0$1,284,943
94$1,545,915$0$0$1,333,443
95$1,604,769$0$0$1,384,289
96$1,666,513$0$0$1,437,639
97$1,731,343$0$0$1,493,664
98$1,799,474$0$0$1,552,548
99$1,871,138$0$0$1,614,495
100$1,946,586$0$0$1,679,723