Can I retire at age 57 with 501,000?

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 $501,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$41,372$41,004$40,644$40,293$39,950$38,625
2 years$20,481$20,100$19,730$19,372$19,024$17,702
3 years$13,519$13,135$12,767$12,412$12,070$10,792
4 years$10,038$9,656$9,291$8,942$8,608$7,385
5 years$7,950$7,570$7,210$6,868$6,544$5,378
6 years$6,559$6,182$5,827$5,493$5,178$4,070
7 years$5,565$5,191$4,842$4,516$4,211$3,162
8 years$4,820$4,450$4,107$3,788$3,493$2,502
9 years$4,241$3,875$3,537$3,227$2,942$2,006
10 years$3,778$3,415$3,084$2,781$2,507$1,626
11 years$3,400$3,040$2,715$2,421$2,156$1,328
12 years$3,085$2,729$2,409$2,123$1,868$1,092
13 years$2,818$2,466$2,153$1,875$1,629$902
14 years$2,590$2,242$1,934$1,664$1,428$749
15 years$2,392$2,048$1,746$1,484$1,257$623
16 years$2,220$1,879$1,583$1,329$1,111$520
17 years$2,067$1,730$1,441$1,194$985$435
18 years$1,932$1,599$1,315$1,076$876$365
19 years$1,811$1,482$1,204$972$781$306
20 years$1,703$1,377$1,105$880$698$257
21 years$1,605$1,283$1,016$799$624$216
22 years$1,516$1,197$937$727$560$182
23 years$1,434$1,120$865$662$502$154
24 years$1,360$1,049$800$604$451$129
25 years$1,292$985$741$551$406$109
26 years$1,229$925$687$504$366$92
27 years$1,171$871$638$461$330$78
28 years$1,117$821$593$423$298$66
29 years$1,067$774$552$388$269$56
30 years$1,020$731$514$356$243$47
31 years$976$691$479$327$220$40
32 years$935$654$447$300$199$34
33 years$897$619$418$276$180$28
34 years$861$587$390$254$163$24
35 years$828$557$365$234$147$20
36 years$796$528$341$215$134$17
37 years$766$502$319$198$121$14
38 years$737$477$299$183$110$12
39 years$710$454$280$169$100$10
40 years$685$432$263$156$90$9
41 years$661$411$246$144$82$7
42 years$638$391$231$132$74$6
43 years$616$373$217$122$67$5
44 years$595$355$203$113$61$4
45 years$575$339$191$104$56$4
46 years$557$323$179$96$50$3
47 years$539$308$169$89$46$3
48 years$521$294$158$82$42$2
49 years$505$281$149$76$38$2
50 years$489$269$140$70$34$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $501,000, adding $4,012 every year, while hoping to spend $24,283 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: 58/36/6 Blend
56$501,000$501,000$501,000$501,000
57$556,240$529,687$521,922$587,596
58$587,140$529,805$513,569$609,235
59$620,377$529,115$504,123$629,696
60$656,166$527,551$493,521$651,389
61$694,738$525,045$481,698$674,432
62$736,352$521,523$468,585$698,957
63$781,289$516,906$454,112$725,111
64$829,860$511,114$438,203$753,056
65$882,404$504,057$420,782$782,972
66$939,296$495,643$401,765$815,058
67$1,000,949$485,774$381,069$849,536
68$1,067,814$474,345$358,603$886,649
69$1,140,389$461,246$334,274$926,669
70$1,219,223$446,361$307,986$969,895
71$1,304,917$429,566$279,637$1,016,659
72$1,398,133$410,729$249,120$1,067,330
73$1,499,601$389,714$216,324$1,122,313
74$1,610,123$366,372$181,133$1,182,060
75$1,730,582$340,550$143,427$1,247,068
76$1,861,948$312,084$103,079$1,317,889
77$2,005,291$280,801$59,957$1,395,132
78$2,161,788$246,518$13,923$1,479,473
79$2,332,735$209,042$0$1,571,658
80$2,519,557$168,168$0$1,674,766
81$2,723,825$123,681$0$1,788,553
82$2,947,267$75,353$0$1,913,146
83$3,191,787$22,945$0$2,049,670
84$3,459,481$0$0$2,199,370
85$3,752,657$0$0$2,377,010
86$4,073,857$0$0$2,581,629
87$4,425,879$0$0$2,805,928
88$4,811,808$0$0$3,051,876
89$5,235,037$0$0$3,321,642
90$5,699,307$0$0$3,617,617
91$6,208,737$0$0$3,942,432
92$6,767,864$0$0$4,298,986
93$7,381,685$0$0$4,690,474
94$8,055,707$0$0$5,120,412
95$8,795,993$0$0$5,592,676
96$9,609,225$0$0$6,111,536
97$10,502,761$0$0$6,681,694
98$11,484,710$0$0$7,308,332
99$12,564,004$0$0$7,997,158
100$13,750,483$0$0$8,754,461