Can I retire at age 57 with 459,000?

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 $459,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$37,904$37,566$37,237$36,915$36,601$35,163
2 years$18,764$18,415$18,076$17,748$17,429$15,998
3 years$12,385$12,034$11,696$11,371$11,058$9,678
4 years$9,196$8,846$8,512$8,192$7,887$6,569
5 years$7,284$6,936$6,606$6,292$5,995$4,744
6 years$6,009$5,664$5,338$5,032$4,744$3,559
7 years$5,099$4,756$4,436$4,137$3,858$2,739
8 years$4,416$4,077$3,762$3,471$3,201$2,147
9 years$3,886$3,550$3,240$2,956$2,695$1,705
10 years$3,462$3,129$2,825$2,548$2,297$1,368
11 years$3,115$2,785$2,487$2,218$1,975$1,106
12 years$2,826$2,500$2,207$1,945$1,712$900
13 years$2,582$2,259$1,972$1,717$1,493$735
14 years$2,373$2,054$1,772$1,524$1,308$603
15 years$2,192$1,876$1,600$1,360$1,152$496
16 years$2,034$1,721$1,450$1,217$1,018$410
17 years$1,894$1,585$1,320$1,094$903$339
18 years$1,770$1,465$1,205$986$803$280
19 years$1,659$1,358$1,103$891$715$232
20 years$1,560$1,262$1,012$807$639$193
21 years$1,470$1,175$931$732$572$160
22 years$1,388$1,097$858$666$513$133
23 years$1,314$1,026$792$606$460$111
24 years$1,246$961$733$553$414$92
25 years$1,183$902$679$505$372$77
26 years$1,126$848$629$462$335$64
27 years$1,072$798$585$423$302$53
28 years$1,023$752$543$387$273$45
29 years$977$709$506$355$246$37
30 years$934$670$471$326$223$31
31 years$894$633$439$299$201$26
32 years$857$599$410$275$182$22
33 years$822$567$383$253$165$18
34 years$789$538$357$233$149$15
35 years$758$510$334$214$135$13
36 years$729$484$313$197$122$10
37 years$701$460$293$182$111$9
38 years$675$437$274$168$101$7
39 years$651$416$257$154$91$6
40 years$628$395$241$142$83$5
41 years$605$376$226$131$75$4
42 years$584$358$212$121$68$4
43 years$564$341$199$112$62$3
44 years$545$325$186$103$56$2
45 years$527$310$175$96$51$2
46 years$510$296$164$88$46$2
47 years$493$283$154$82$42$1
48 years$478$270$145$75$38$1
49 years$463$258$136$70$35$1
50 years$448$246$128$64$31$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $459,000, adding $6,790 every year, while hoping to spend $29,000 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: 45/46/9 Blend
56$459,000$459,000$459,000$459,000
57$512,822$488,495$481,380$534,302
58$534,274$481,575$466,651$542,936
59$556,942$473,345$450,456$548,769
60$580,920$463,708$432,716$554,431
61$606,309$452,566$413,347$559,917
62$633,222$439,810$392,263$565,223
63$661,779$425,329$369,373$570,346
64$692,114$409,004$344,580$575,287
65$724,372$390,708$317,786$580,047
66$758,713$370,308$288,887$584,631
67$795,311$347,662$257,774$589,047
68$834,358$322,622$224,334$593,309
69$876,061$295,030$188,449$597,432
70$920,651$264,718$149,994$601,439
71$968,380$231,511$108,841$605,357
72$1,019,522$195,223$64,854$609,220
73$1,074,380$155,656$17,893$613,070
74$1,133,286$112,602$0$616,959
75$1,196,603$65,842$0$624,040
76$1,264,733$15,144$0$633,326
77$1,338,113$0$0$643,197
78$1,417,226$0$0$673,880
79$1,502,601$0$0$715,306
80$1,594,820$0$0$760,098
81$1,694,522$0$0$808,571
82$1,802,410$0$0$861,073
83$1,919,257$0$0$917,986
84$2,045,912$0$0$979,730
85$2,183,309$0$0$1,046,768
86$2,332,475$0$0$1,119,607
87$2,494,539$0$0$1,198,807
88$2,670,745$0$0$1,284,983
89$2,862,460$0$0$1,378,812
90$3,071,187$0$0$1,481,038
91$3,298,582$0$0$1,592,482
92$3,546,466$0$0$1,714,044
93$3,816,845$0$0$1,846,719
94$4,111,925$0$0$1,991,598
95$4,434,134$0$0$2,149,885
96$4,786,146$0$0$2,322,904
97$5,170,906$0$0$2,512,114
98$5,591,653$0$0$2,719,120
99$6,051,955$0$0$2,945,690
100$6,555,742$0$0$3,193,771