Can I retire at age 57 with 455,000?

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 $455,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$37,573$37,239$36,912$36,594$36,282$36,099
2 years$18,601$18,254$17,919$17,593$17,277$17,092
3 years$12,277$11,929$11,595$11,272$10,961$10,781
4 years$9,116$8,769$8,438$8,121$7,818$7,642
5 years$7,220$6,875$6,548$6,238$5,943$5,773
6 years$5,956$5,614$5,292$4,988$4,702$4,539
7 years$5,054$4,715$4,398$4,101$3,824$3,667
8 years$4,378$4,041$3,729$3,440$3,173$3,022
9 years$3,852$3,519$3,212$2,930$2,672$2,527
10 years$3,431$3,102$2,800$2,526$2,277$2,138
11 years$3,088$2,761$2,465$2,198$1,958$1,825
12 years$2,801$2,478$2,188$1,928$1,697$1,570
13 years$2,559$2,240$1,955$1,702$1,480$1,359
14 years$2,352$2,036$1,756$1,511$1,297$1,182
15 years$2,173$1,860$1,586$1,348$1,142$1,033
16 years$2,016$1,706$1,438$1,207$1,009$905
17 years$1,878$1,571$1,308$1,084$895$796
18 years$1,755$1,452$1,194$977$796$702
19 years$1,645$1,346$1,093$883$709$620
20 years$1,546$1,251$1,003$800$633$549
21 years$1,457$1,165$923$726$567$487
22 years$1,376$1,087$851$660$508$433
23 years$1,303$1,017$785$601$456$385
24 years$1,235$953$726$548$410$343
25 years$1,173$894$673$501$369$306
26 years$1,116$840$624$458$332$273
27 years$1,063$791$579$419$300$244
28 years$1,014$745$539$384$270$218
29 years$969$703$501$352$244$195
30 years$926$664$467$323$221$175
31 years$887$628$435$297$199$156
32 years$850$594$406$273$180$140
33 years$815$562$379$251$163$125
34 years$782$533$354$231$148$112
35 years$752$506$331$212$134$101
36 years$723$480$310$196$121$90
37 years$695$456$290$180$110$81
38 years$670$433$272$166$100$73
39 years$645$412$254$153$90$65
40 years$622$392$239$141$82$59
41 years$600$373$224$130$74$53
42 years$579$355$210$120$67$47
43 years$559$338$197$111$61$43
44 years$541$323$185$103$56$38
45 years$523$308$174$95$50$34
46 years$505$294$163$87$46$31
47 years$489$280$153$81$42$28
48 years$473$267$144$75$38$25
49 years$459$255$135$69$34$22
50 years$444$244$127$64$31$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $455,000, adding $3,540 every year, while hoping to spend $40,540 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: 66/8/26 Blend
56$455,000$455,000$455,000$455,000
57$505,062$480,947$473,894$534,750
58$513,444$461,379$446,635$535,621
59$521,322$439,493$417,105$531,687
60$528,602$415,134$385,183$526,473
61$535,179$388,135$350,746$519,853
62$540,936$358,322$313,665$511,693
63$545,742$325,511$273,803$501,847
64$549,452$289,505$231,019$490,154
65$551,903$250,097$185,166$476,439
66$552,916$207,071$136,088$460,512
67$552,291$160,195$83,624$442,166
68$549,806$109,226$27,607$421,172
69$545,215$53,907$0$397,284
70$538,244$0$0$379,156
71$528,591$0$0$366,853
72$515,920$0$0$357,082
73$499,860$0$0$344,829
74$479,997$0$0$329,792
75$455,876$0$0$311,641
76$426,994$0$0$290,006
77$392,790$0$0$264,482
78$352,649$0$0$234,618
79$305,887$0$0$199,918
80$251,749$0$0$159,832
81$189,400$0$0$113,751
82$117,919$0$0$61,006
83$36,287$0$0$853
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