Can I retire at age 57 with 449,000?

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 $449,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$37,078$36,748$36,426$36,111$35,804$35,298
2 years$18,355$18,014$17,682$17,361$17,049$16,541
3 years$12,115$11,772$11,442$11,123$10,817$10,321
4 years$8,996$8,654$8,327$8,014$7,715$7,236
5 years$7,125$6,785$6,462$6,155$5,865$5,404
6 years$5,878$5,540$5,222$4,922$4,640$4,199
7 years$4,987$4,653$4,340$4,047$3,774$3,351
8 years$4,320$3,988$3,680$3,395$3,131$2,727
9 years$3,801$3,472$3,170$2,892$2,637$2,251
10 years$3,386$3,061$2,764$2,493$2,247$1,879
11 years$3,047$2,725$2,433$2,169$1,932$1,583
12 years$2,765$2,446$2,159$1,903$1,674$1,343
13 years$2,526$2,210$1,929$1,680$1,460$1,146
14 years$2,321$2,009$1,733$1,491$1,280$982
15 years$2,144$1,835$1,565$1,330$1,127$845
16 years$1,989$1,684$1,419$1,191$996$730
17 years$1,853$1,551$1,291$1,070$883$632
18 years$1,732$1,433$1,179$964$785$549
19 years$1,623$1,328$1,079$871$700$478
20 years$1,526$1,234$990$789$625$416
21 years$1,438$1,149$911$716$559$363
22 years$1,358$1,073$839$651$501$317
23 years$1,285$1,004$775$593$450$278
24 years$1,219$940$717$541$405$243
25 years$1,158$882$664$494$364$213
26 years$1,101$829$616$452$328$187
27 years$1,049$780$572$413$296$164
28 years$1,001$735$532$379$267$144
29 years$956$694$495$347$241$127
30 years$914$655$461$319$218$111
31 years$875$619$430$293$197$98
32 years$838$586$401$269$178$86
33 years$804$555$374$247$161$76
34 years$772$526$350$228$146$67
35 years$742$499$327$210$132$59
36 years$713$474$306$193$120$52
37 years$686$450$286$178$108$46
38 years$661$427$268$164$98$40
39 years$637$406$251$151$89$35
40 years$614$387$235$139$81$31
41 years$592$368$221$129$73$27
42 years$572$351$207$119$67$24
43 years$552$334$194$110$60$21
44 years$533$318$182$101$55$19
45 years$516$304$171$93$50$17
46 years$499$290$161$86$45$15
47 years$483$276$151$80$41$13
48 years$467$264$142$74$37$11
49 years$452$252$133$68$34$10
50 years$438$241$125$63$31$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $449,000, adding $5,169 every year, while hoping to spend $40,126 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: 37/45/18 Blend
56$449,000$449,000$449,000$449,000
57$500,130$476,333$469,373$515,742
58$508,449$456,979$442,404$508,143
59$516,273$435,333$413,185$495,767
60$523,507$411,238$381,601$481,559
61$530,047$384,532$347,528$465,375
62$535,780$355,042$310,838$447,063
63$540,574$322,583$271,396$426,458
64$544,287$286,964$229,062$403,386
65$546,758$247,980$183,690$377,658
66$547,811$205,415$135,127$349,070
67$547,248$159,040$83,214$317,405
68$544,849$108,615$27,783$282,429
69$540,372$53,885$0$243,891
70$533,547$0$0$207,545
71$524,074$0$0$175,844
72$511,622$0$0$169,575
73$495,824$0$0$161,904
74$476,274$0$0$152,664
75$452,520$0$0$141,670
76$424,064$0$0$128,718
77$390,356$0$0$113,582
78$350,786$0$0$96,012
79$304,678$0$0$75,731
80$251,288$0$0$52,434
81$189,792$0$0$25,783
82$119,278$0$0$0
83$38,742$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$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