Can I retire at age 57 with 494,000?

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 $494,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$40,794$40,431$40,076$39,730$39,392$37,964
2 years$20,195$19,819$19,454$19,101$18,758$17,335
3 years$13,330$12,952$12,588$12,238$11,901$10,528
4 years$9,898$9,521$9,161$8,817$8,488$7,175
5 years$7,839$7,465$7,109$6,772$6,452$5,203
6 years$6,467$6,095$5,745$5,416$5,106$3,921
7 years$5,487$5,119$4,774$4,453$4,152$3,032
8 years$4,753$4,388$4,049$3,735$3,445$2,387
9 years$4,182$3,820$3,488$3,182$2,901$1,906
10 years$3,726$3,368$3,040$2,743$2,472$1,536
11 years$3,352$2,998$2,677$2,387$2,126$1,249
12 years$3,042$2,691$2,376$2,094$1,842$1,021
13 years$2,779$2,432$2,122$1,848$1,606$839
14 years$2,554$2,210$1,907$1,641$1,408$692
15 years$2,359$2,019$1,722$1,463$1,240$573
16 years$2,189$1,853$1,561$1,310$1,096$475
17 years$2,038$1,706$1,420$1,177$972$395
18 years$1,905$1,577$1,297$1,061$864$329
19 years$1,786$1,461$1,187$959$770$275
20 years$1,679$1,358$1,089$868$688$230
21 years$1,582$1,265$1,002$788$615$192
22 years$1,494$1,181$924$716$552$161
23 years$1,414$1,104$853$652$495$134
24 years$1,341$1,034$789$595$445$113
25 years$1,274$971$730$543$401$94
26 years$1,212$912$677$497$361$79
27 years$1,154$859$629$455$325$66
28 years$1,101$809$585$417$294$56
29 years$1,052$763$544$382$265$47
30 years$1,006$721$507$351$239$39
31 years$963$681$473$322$217$33
32 years$922$645$441$296$196$28
33 years$885$611$412$272$177$23
34 years$849$579$385$250$160$20
35 years$816$549$360$231$145$16
36 years$785$521$336$212$132$14
37 years$755$495$315$196$119$12
38 years$727$470$295$180$108$10
39 years$700$447$276$166$98$8
40 years$675$425$259$153$89$7
41 years$652$405$243$141$81$6
42 years$629$386$228$131$73$5
43 years$607$368$214$121$66$4
44 years$587$350$201$111$60$3
45 years$567$334$188$103$55$3
46 years$549$319$177$95$50$2
47 years$531$304$166$88$45$2
48 years$514$290$156$81$41$2
49 years$498$277$147$75$37$1
50 years$482$265$138$69$34$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $494,000, adding $4,154 every year, while hoping to spend $34,985 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: 76/17/7 Blend
56$494,000$494,000$494,000$494,000
57$548,673$522,491$514,834$589,568
58$567,414$510,869$494,857$605,407
59$586,894$497,505$473,038$617,864
60$607,151$482,277$449,279$630,502
61$628,227$465,056$423,477$643,325
62$650,166$445,703$395,523$656,340
63$673,015$424,075$365,305$669,550
64$696,826$400,018$332,706$682,965
65$721,653$373,369$297,603$696,590
66$747,555$343,958$259,866$710,438
67$774,597$311,603$219,363$724,518
68$802,847$276,113$175,953$738,845
69$832,379$237,284$129,489$753,435
70$863,275$194,904$79,820$768,305
71$895,620$148,746$26,785$783,477
72$929,511$98,572$0$798,975
73$965,047$44,128$0$817,055
74$1,002,342$0$0$837,802
75$1,041,514$0$0$862,042
76$1,082,696$0$0$896,210
77$1,126,029$0$0$932,169
78$1,171,668$0$0$970,049
79$1,219,782$0$0$1,009,992
80$1,270,555$0$0$1,052,149
81$1,324,187$0$0$1,096,690
82$1,380,896$0$0$1,143,796
83$1,440,921$0$0$1,193,668
84$1,504,523$0$0$1,246,522
85$1,571,987$0$0$1,302,597
86$1,643,622$0$0$1,362,153
87$1,719,770$0$0$1,425,475
88$1,800,803$0$0$1,492,873
89$1,887,128$0$0$1,564,689
90$1,979,191$0$0$1,641,295
91$2,077,482$0$0$1,723,102
92$2,182,535$0$0$1,810,556
93$2,294,938$0$0$1,904,148
94$2,415,334$0$0$2,004,419
95$2,544,429$0$0$2,111,957
96$2,682,998$0$0$2,227,411
97$2,831,891$0$0$2,351,493
98$2,992,041$0$0$2,484,982
99$3,164,472$0$0$2,628,738
100$3,350,309$0$0$2,783,701