Can I retire at age 57 with 578,000?

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 $578,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$47,731$47,306$46,891$46,486$46,091$44,995
2 years$23,629$23,189$22,762$22,349$21,948$20,850
3 years$15,596$15,154$14,729$14,319$13,925$12,859
4 years$11,581$11,140$10,719$10,316$9,931$8,907
5 years$9,172$8,734$8,318$7,924$7,550$6,569
6 years$7,567$7,132$6,722$6,337$5,974$5,037
7 years$6,420$5,989$5,586$5,210$4,858$3,967
8 years$5,561$5,134$4,738$4,370$4,030$3,183
9 years$4,893$4,470$4,081$3,723$3,394$2,590
10 years$4,359$3,940$3,558$3,209$2,892$2,131
11 years$3,922$3,508$3,132$2,793$2,487$1,768
12 years$3,559$3,148$2,780$2,450$2,155$1,477
13 years$3,251$2,845$2,483$2,163$1,880$1,240
14 years$2,988$2,586$2,231$1,920$1,648$1,046
15 years$2,760$2,362$2,015$1,712$1,451$885
16 years$2,561$2,168$1,826$1,533$1,282$752
17 years$2,385$1,996$1,662$1,377$1,137$640
18 years$2,229$1,845$1,517$1,241$1,011$546
19 years$2,090$1,710$1,389$1,122$901$467
20 years$1,964$1,589$1,275$1,016$805$399
21 years$1,851$1,480$1,172$922$720$342
22 years$1,748$1,381$1,081$838$646$294
23 years$1,655$1,292$998$763$579$252
24 years$1,569$1,210$923$696$521$217
25 years$1,490$1,136$855$636$469$186
26 years$1,418$1,068$793$581$422$160
27 years$1,350$1,005$736$532$381$138
28 years$1,288$947$684$488$343$119
29 years$1,230$893$637$447$310$102
30 years$1,177$843$593$410$280$88
31 years$1,126$797$553$377$253$76
32 years$1,079$754$516$346$229$66
33 years$1,035$714$482$319$207$57
34 years$994$677$450$293$188$49
35 years$955$642$421$270$170$42
36 years$918$610$394$248$154$36
37 years$883$579$368$229$140$31
38 years$851$550$345$211$127$27
39 years$820$523$323$195$115$23
40 years$790$498$303$179$104$20
41 years$762$474$284$166$94$17
42 years$736$451$266$153$86$15
43 years$711$430$250$141$78$13
44 years$687$410$235$130$71$11
45 years$664$391$220$120$64$10
46 years$642$373$207$111$58$8
47 years$621$356$194$103$53$7
48 years$601$340$183$95$48$6
49 years$583$324$172$88$44$5
50 years$564$310$162$81$40$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $578,000, adding $5,528 every year, while hoping to spend $28,721 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: 32/50/18 Blend
56$578,000$578,000$578,000$578,000
57$642,658$612,024$603,065$659,462
58$677,650$611,454$592,709$671,866
59$715,249$609,894$581,043$682,198
60$755,690$607,264$567,994$692,715
61$799,232$603,482$553,483$703,450
62$846,158$598,457$537,429$714,443
63$896,782$592,097$519,748$725,739
64$951,444$584,301$500,351$737,389
65$1,010,523$574,963$479,144$749,453
66$1,074,432$563,972$456,031$762,000
67$1,143,626$551,208$430,910$775,111
68$1,218,605$536,547$403,675$788,876
69$1,299,920$519,854$374,215$803,398
70$1,388,174$500,990$342,414$818,795
71$1,484,034$479,804$308,151$835,202
72$1,588,231$456,140$271,299$852,769
73$1,701,571$429,831$231,727$871,670
74$1,824,937$400,699$189,297$892,098
75$1,959,307$368,559$143,864$914,273
76$2,105,751$333,213$95,278$938,440
77$2,265,450$294,453$43,382$964,879
78$2,439,703$252,058$0$993,901
79$2,629,940$205,796$0$1,028,161
80$2,837,735$155,421$0$1,074,789
81$3,064,820$100,674$0$1,125,919
82$3,313,104$41,279$0$1,182,080
83$3,584,686$0$0$1,243,860
84$3,881,879$0$0$1,324,598
85$4,207,231$0$0$1,437,934
86$4,563,544$0$0$1,562,145
87$4,953,907$0$0$1,698,317
88$5,381,721$0$0$1,847,650
89$5,850,731$0$0$2,011,462
90$6,365,063$0$0$2,191,206
91$6,929,260$0$0$2,388,483
92$7,548,326$0$0$2,605,056
93$8,227,773$0$0$2,842,868
94$8,973,674$0$0$3,104,057
95$9,792,717$0$0$3,390,981
96$10,692,269$0$0$3,706,236
97$11,680,448$0$0$4,052,682
98$12,766,195$0$0$4,433,471
99$13,959,359$0$0$4,852,074
100$15,270,793$0$0$5,312,316