Can I retire at age 57 with 503,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $503,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$41,537$41,167$40,806$40,454$40,110$39,774
2 years$20,563$20,180$19,809$19,449$19,100$18,761
3 years$13,572$13,188$12,818$12,461$12,118$11,787
4 years$10,078$9,694$9,328$8,978$8,643$8,322
5 years$7,982$7,601$7,239$6,896$6,570$6,261
6 years$6,585$6,206$5,850$5,514$5,199$4,901
7 years$5,587$5,212$4,861$4,534$4,228$3,942
8 years$4,839$4,468$4,123$3,803$3,507$3,234
9 years$4,258$3,890$3,551$3,240$2,954$2,692
10 years$3,793$3,429$3,096$2,793$2,517$2,266
11 years$3,413$3,053$2,726$2,430$2,164$1,926
12 years$3,097$2,740$2,419$2,132$1,876$1,648
13 years$2,829$2,476$2,161$1,882$1,636$1,419
14 years$2,600$2,251$1,942$1,671$1,434$1,228
15 years$2,402$2,056$1,753$1,490$1,262$1,067
16 years$2,228$1,886$1,589$1,334$1,116$930
17 years$2,076$1,737$1,446$1,199$989$814
18 years$1,940$1,605$1,320$1,080$880$713
19 years$1,819$1,488$1,209$976$784$627
20 years$1,710$1,382$1,109$884$700$552
21 years$1,611$1,288$1,020$802$627$487
22 years$1,522$1,202$940$729$562$430
23 years$1,440$1,124$868$664$504$380
24 years$1,365$1,053$803$606$453$337
25 years$1,297$989$744$553$408$298
26 years$1,234$929$690$506$367$265
27 years$1,175$874$641$463$331$235
28 years$1,121$824$595$424$299$209
29 years$1,071$777$554$389$270$185
30 years$1,024$734$516$357$244$165
31 years$980$694$481$328$220$147
32 years$939$657$449$301$199$130
33 years$901$622$419$277$180$116
34 years$865$589$392$255$163$103
35 years$831$559$366$235$148$92
36 years$799$531$343$216$134$82
37 years$769$504$321$199$122$73
38 years$740$479$300$184$110$65
39 years$713$455$281$169$100$58
40 years$688$433$264$156$91$52
41 years$663$412$247$144$82$46
42 years$640$393$232$133$75$41
43 years$618$374$218$123$68$37
44 years$598$357$204$113$61$33
45 years$578$340$192$105$56$29
46 years$559$324$180$97$51$26
47 years$541$310$169$89$46$23
48 years$523$296$159$83$42$21
49 years$507$282$149$76$38$19
50 years$491$270$141$71$34$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $503,000, adding $3,603 every year, while hoping to spend $39,239 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: 24/47/29 Blend
56$503,000$503,000$503,000$503,000
57$558,022$531,363$523,567$566,272
58$573,191$515,650$499,356$557,882
59$588,591$497,852$473,020$545,362
60$604,206$477,825$444,444$531,131
61$620,014$455,418$413,512$515,074
62$635,991$430,469$380,101$497,067
63$652,109$402,809$344,081$476,983
64$668,335$372,257$305,319$454,682
65$684,632$338,625$263,674$430,019
66$700,958$301,711$219,000$402,841
67$717,263$261,302$171,144$372,984
68$733,493$217,175$119,946$340,276
69$749,585$169,092$65,240$304,532
70$765,468$116,804$6,852$265,559
71$781,064$60,045$0$223,151
72$796,282$0$0$194,251
73$811,022$0$0$165,601
74$825,172$0$0$167,803
75$838,605$0$0$169,767
76$851,179$0$0$171,454
77$862,738$0$0$172,821
78$873,106$0$0$173,819
79$882,085$0$0$174,395
80$889,458$0$0$174,490
81$894,980$0$0$174,037
82$898,383$0$0$172,963
83$899,364$0$0$171,186
84$897,589$0$0$168,616
85$892,688$0$0$165,153
86$884,249$0$0$160,687
87$871,815$0$0$155,093
88$854,879$0$0$148,236
89$832,882$0$0$139,966
90$805,201$0$0$130,115
91$771,149$0$0$118,499
92$729,964$0$0$104,915
93$680,803$0$0$89,136
94$622,734$0$0$70,914
95$554,725$0$0$49,972
96$475,636$0$0$26,007
97$384,206$0$0$0
98$279,042$0$0$0
99$158,604$0$0$0
100$21,191$0$0$0