Can I retire at age 57 with 556,000?

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:
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 $556,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$45,914$45,505$45,106$44,717$44,336$43,388
2 years$22,730$22,306$21,896$21,498$21,112$20,162
3 years$15,003$14,577$14,168$13,774$13,395$12,471
4 years$11,140$10,716$10,311$9,924$9,553$8,664
5 years$8,823$8,401$8,002$7,622$7,262$6,410
6 years$7,279$6,860$6,467$6,096$5,746$4,932
7 years$6,176$5,761$5,374$5,011$4,673$3,896
8 years$5,349$4,939$4,557$4,204$3,877$3,138
9 years$4,707$4,300$3,925$3,581$3,265$2,563
10 years$4,193$3,790$3,422$3,087$2,782$2,116
11 years$3,773$3,374$3,013$2,686$2,393$1,762
12 years$3,423$3,028$2,674$2,356$2,073$1,478
13 years$3,128$2,737$2,389$2,080$1,808$1,246
14 years$2,874$2,488$2,146$1,847$1,585$1,055
15 years$2,655$2,273$1,938$1,647$1,395$897
16 years$2,463$2,085$1,757$1,475$1,233$765
17 years$2,294$1,920$1,599$1,325$1,094$654
18 years$2,144$1,774$1,459$1,194$972$560
19 years$2,010$1,644$1,336$1,079$867$481
20 years$1,890$1,528$1,226$977$774$414
21 years$1,781$1,423$1,128$887$693$356
22 years$1,682$1,329$1,039$806$621$307
23 years$1,592$1,243$960$734$557$265
24 years$1,509$1,164$888$670$501$229
25 years$1,433$1,093$822$612$451$198
26 years$1,364$1,027$762$559$406$171
27 years$1,299$966$708$512$366$148
28 years$1,239$911$658$469$330$128
29 years$1,184$859$613$430$298$111
30 years$1,132$811$571$395$270$96
31 years$1,083$767$532$363$244$83
32 years$1,038$726$496$333$220$72
33 years$996$687$463$306$199$62
34 years$956$651$433$282$181$54
35 years$918$618$405$260$164$47
36 years$883$586$379$239$148$41
37 years$850$557$354$220$134$35
38 years$818$529$332$203$122$31
39 years$788$503$311$187$110$27
40 years$760$479$291$173$100$23
41 years$733$456$273$159$91$20
42 years$708$434$256$147$82$17
43 years$684$414$241$136$75$15
44 years$661$394$226$125$68$13
45 years$639$376$212$116$62$11
46 years$618$359$199$107$56$10
47 years$598$342$187$99$51$9
48 years$579$327$176$91$46$7
49 years$560$312$165$84$42$6
50 years$543$298$155$78$38$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $556,000, adding $4,728 every year, while hoping to spend $33,342 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: 76/6/18 Blend
56$556,000$556,000$556,000$556,000
57$617,589$588,121$579,503$661,643
58$645,107$581,463$563,441$684,773
59$674,315$573,362$545,723$705,526
60$705,350$563,711$526,259$727,389
61$738,360$552,398$504,954$750,464
62$773,512$539,304$481,708$774,861
63$810,984$524,304$456,419$800,706
64$850,973$507,263$428,978$828,133
65$893,695$488,042$399,272$857,293
66$939,386$466,490$367,181$888,355
67$988,306$442,450$332,584$921,500
68$1,040,738$415,755$295,351$956,934
69$1,096,994$386,228$255,346$994,881
70$1,157,417$353,683$212,429$1,035,590
71$1,222,381$317,921$166,453$1,079,336
72$1,292,299$278,735$117,265$1,126,421
73$1,367,624$235,903$64,704$1,177,183
74$1,448,853$189,193$8,602$1,231,991
75$1,536,531$138,359$0$1,291,255
76$1,631,260$83,141$0$1,365,274
77$1,733,697$23,264$0$1,447,105
78$1,844,569$0$0$1,535,682
79$1,964,672$0$0$1,634,397
80$2,094,882$0$0$1,743,102
81$2,236,163$0$0$1,861,068
82$2,389,574$0$0$1,989,182
83$2,556,280$0$0$2,128,420
84$2,737,564$0$0$2,279,855
85$2,934,836$0$0$2,444,667
86$3,149,648$0$0$2,624,157
87$3,383,708$0$0$2,819,754
88$3,638,895$0$0$3,033,032
89$3,917,278$0$0$3,265,723
90$4,221,133$0$0$3,519,732
91$4,552,966$0$0$3,797,160
92$4,915,536$0$0$4,100,314
93$5,311,881$0$0$4,431,740
94$5,745,345$0$0$4,794,237
95$6,219,609$0$0$5,190,888
96$6,738,727$0$0$5,625,088
97$7,307,164$0$0$6,100,575
98$7,929,836$0$0$6,621,466
99$8,612,156$0$0$7,192,296
100$9,360,088$0$0$7,818,056