Can I retire at age 57 with 491,000?

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 $491,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$40,546$40,185$39,833$39,489$39,153$38,191
2 years$20,072$19,699$19,336$18,985$18,644$17,681
3 years$13,249$12,873$12,512$12,164$11,829$10,894
4 years$9,838$9,463$9,105$8,763$8,436$7,538
5 years$7,791$7,419$7,066$6,731$6,413$5,553
6 years$6,428$6,058$5,711$5,383$5,075$4,254
7 years$5,454$5,088$4,745$4,426$4,127$3,346
8 years$4,724$4,361$4,025$3,713$3,424$2,682
9 years$4,157$3,797$3,466$3,162$2,883$2,180
10 years$3,703$3,347$3,022$2,726$2,457$1,791
11 years$3,332$2,980$2,661$2,372$2,113$1,484
12 years$3,023$2,674$2,361$2,081$1,831$1,238
13 years$2,762$2,417$2,110$1,837$1,597$1,038
14 years$2,538$2,197$1,895$1,631$1,400$874
15 years$2,345$2,007$1,711$1,454$1,232$739
16 years$2,175$1,841$1,552$1,302$1,089$627
17 years$2,026$1,696$1,412$1,170$966$533
18 years$1,894$1,567$1,289$1,054$859$454
19 years$1,775$1,452$1,180$953$765$387
20 years$1,669$1,349$1,083$863$684$331
21 years$1,573$1,257$996$783$612$283
22 years$1,485$1,173$918$712$548$243
23 years$1,406$1,097$848$648$492$208
24 years$1,333$1,028$784$591$442$178
25 years$1,266$965$726$540$398$153
26 years$1,204$907$673$494$359$132
27 years$1,147$853$625$452$323$113
28 years$1,094$804$581$414$292$97
29 years$1,045$759$541$380$263$84
30 years$999$717$504$349$238$72
31 years$957$677$470$320$215$62
32 years$917$641$438$294$195$53
33 years$879$607$409$271$176$46
34 years$844$575$382$249$159$40
35 years$811$546$357$229$144$34
36 years$780$518$334$211$131$29
37 years$750$492$313$194$119$25
38 years$723$467$293$179$108$22
39 years$696$444$275$165$98$19
40 years$671$423$257$152$88$16
41 years$648$403$241$141$80$14
42 years$625$383$226$130$73$12
43 years$604$365$212$120$66$10
44 years$583$348$199$111$60$9
45 years$564$332$187$102$54$8
46 years$545$317$176$94$49$7
47 years$528$302$165$87$45$6
48 years$511$289$155$81$41$5
49 years$495$276$146$74$37$4
50 years$479$263$137$69$34$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $491,000, adding $5,379 every year, while hoping to spend $34,162 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: 63/25/12 Blend
56$491,000$491,000$491,000$491,000
57$546,630$520,607$512,997$579,208
58$566,039$509,769$493,834$590,837
59$586,282$497,255$472,885$599,103
60$607,408$482,946$450,052$607,282
61$629,471$466,718$425,237$615,364
62$652,529$448,438$398,333$623,342
63$676,641$427,967$369,232$631,210
64$701,877$405,155$337,819$638,959
65$728,307$379,846$303,975$646,585
66$756,010$351,875$267,574$654,083
67$785,072$321,065$228,487$661,450
68$815,584$287,233$186,576$668,685
69$847,648$250,181$141,700$675,789
70$881,371$209,703$93,710$682,764
71$916,873$165,581$42,452$689,617
72$954,283$117,583$0$696,358
73$993,741$65,466$0$704,566
74$1,035,400$8,971$0$718,593
75$1,079,428$0$0$733,044
76$1,126,008$0$0$762,321
77$1,175,337$0$0$795,956
78$1,227,634$0$0$831,633
79$1,283,136$0$0$869,515
80$1,342,103$0$0$909,782
81$1,404,820$0$0$952,631
82$1,471,597$0$0$998,277
83$1,542,775$0$0$1,046,957
84$1,618,728$0$0$1,098,927
85$1,699,863$0$0$1,154,472
86$1,786,628$0$0$1,213,901
87$1,879,515$0$0$1,277,555
88$1,979,063$0$0$1,345,806
89$2,085,860$0$0$1,419,064
90$2,200,557$0$0$1,497,777
91$2,323,864$0$0$1,582,440
92$2,456,561$0$0$1,673,592
93$2,599,508$0$0$1,771,829
94$2,753,644$0$0$1,877,804
95$2,920,006$0$0$1,992,233
96$3,099,730$0$0$2,115,905
97$3,294,064$0$0$2,249,686
98$3,504,383$0$0$2,394,529
99$3,732,196$0$0$2,551,480
100$3,979,162$0$0$2,721,690