Can I retire at age 57 with 524,000?

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 $524,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$43,271$42,886$42,510$42,143$41,784$41,573
2 years$21,422$21,023$20,636$20,261$19,897$19,684
3 years$14,139$13,738$13,353$12,981$12,624$12,415
4 years$10,499$10,099$9,717$9,352$9,003$8,801
5 years$8,315$7,918$7,541$7,184$6,844$6,649
6 years$6,860$6,466$6,094$5,745$5,416$5,227
7 years$5,821$5,430$5,064$4,723$4,404$4,223
8 years$5,042$4,654$4,295$3,962$3,654$3,480
9 years$4,436$4,052$3,699$3,375$3,077$2,910
10 years$3,952$3,572$3,225$2,909$2,622$2,462
11 years$3,556$3,180$2,839$2,532$2,255$2,102
12 years$3,226$2,854$2,520$2,221$1,954$1,808
13 years$2,948$2,579$2,251$1,961$1,704$1,565
14 years$2,709$2,345$2,023$1,740$1,494$1,361
15 years$2,502$2,142$1,826$1,552$1,315$1,189
16 years$2,322$1,965$1,656$1,390$1,162$1,043
17 years$2,162$1,810$1,507$1,249$1,031$917
18 years$2,021$1,672$1,375$1,125$916$809
19 years$1,894$1,550$1,259$1,017$817$715
20 years$1,781$1,440$1,156$921$730$633
21 years$1,678$1,341$1,063$836$653$561
22 years$1,585$1,252$980$760$585$499
23 years$1,500$1,171$905$692$525$444
24 years$1,422$1,097$837$631$472$395
25 years$1,351$1,030$775$576$425$352
26 years$1,285$968$719$527$383$315
27 years$1,224$911$667$482$345$281
28 years$1,168$858$620$442$311$251
29 years$1,115$810$577$405$281$225
30 years$1,067$765$538$372$254$201
31 years$1,021$723$501$342$230$180
32 years$978$684$468$314$208$161
33 years$938$648$437$289$188$144
34 years$901$614$408$266$170$130
35 years$866$582$381$245$154$116
36 years$832$553$357$225$140$104
37 years$801$525$334$208$127$93
38 years$771$499$313$191$115$84
39 years$743$474$293$176$104$75
40 years$716$451$275$163$94$68
41 years$691$430$258$150$86$61
42 years$667$409$242$139$78$55
43 years$644$390$227$128$71$49
44 years$623$372$213$118$64$44
45 years$602$354$200$109$58$40
46 years$582$338$188$101$53$36
47 years$563$323$176$93$48$32
48 years$545$308$166$86$44$29
49 years$528$294$156$79$40$26
50 years$512$281$146$73$36$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $524,000, adding $4,382 every year, while hoping to spend $53,097 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: 69/20/11 Blend
56$524,000$524,000$524,000$524,000
57$581,968$554,196$546,074$620,489
58$584,834$524,857$507,873$617,286
59$586,213$492,300$466,612$606,963
60$585,896$456,313$422,134$594,270
61$583,654$416,669$374,272$578,965
62$579,230$373,129$322,853$560,785
63$572,341$325,441$267,697$539,440
64$562,670$273,339$208,616$514,613
65$549,870$216,539$145,412$485,958
66$533,552$154,746$77,879$453,094
67$513,290$87,644$5,803$415,606
68$488,608$14,901$0$373,039
69$458,982$0$0$333,239
70$423,832$0$0$302,632
71$382,513$0$0$270,596
72$334,317$0$0$233,310
73$278,458$0$0$190,178
74$214,068$0$0$140,538
75$140,187$0$0$83,660
76$55,754$0$0$18,737
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0