Can I retire at age 57 with 597,000?

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 $597,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$49,300$48,861$48,432$48,014$47,606$46,972
2 years$24,406$23,951$23,511$23,084$22,669$22,032
3 years$16,109$15,652$15,213$14,790$14,382$13,761
4 years$11,961$11,506$11,071$10,655$10,258$9,657
5 years$9,473$9,021$8,592$8,184$7,798$7,220
6 years$7,815$7,366$6,943$6,545$6,170$5,615
7 years$6,631$6,186$5,770$5,381$5,018$4,487
8 years$5,744$5,303$4,893$4,514$4,163$3,655
9 years$5,054$4,617$4,215$3,845$3,506$3,021
10 years$4,502$4,070$3,674$3,314$2,987$2,525
11 years$4,051$3,623$3,235$2,885$2,569$2,130
12 years$3,676$3,252$2,871$2,530$2,226$1,809
13 years$3,358$2,939$2,565$2,234$1,941$1,545
14 years$3,086$2,671$2,305$1,983$1,702$1,327
15 years$2,851$2,440$2,081$1,768$1,498$1,143
16 years$2,645$2,239$1,887$1,583$1,324$989
17 years$2,463$2,062$1,717$1,423$1,174$858
18 years$2,302$1,905$1,567$1,282$1,044$746
19 years$2,158$1,766$1,435$1,158$931$650
20 years$2,029$1,641$1,317$1,049$831$567
21 years$1,912$1,528$1,211$952$744$495
22 years$1,806$1,427$1,116$866$667$434
23 years$1,709$1,334$1,031$788$598$380
24 years$1,621$1,250$953$719$538$333
25 years$1,539$1,173$883$657$484$293
26 years$1,464$1,103$819$601$436$257
27 years$1,395$1,038$760$550$393$226
28 years$1,331$978$707$504$355$199
29 years$1,271$922$658$462$320$175
30 years$1,215$871$613$424$289$154
31 years$1,163$824$571$389$262$136
32 years$1,115$779$533$358$237$120
33 years$1,069$738$498$329$214$105
34 years$1,026$699$465$303$194$93
35 years$986$663$435$279$176$82
36 years$948$630$407$257$159$72
37 years$912$598$381$236$144$64
38 years$879$568$356$218$131$56
39 years$847$540$334$201$119$50
40 years$816$514$313$185$108$44
41 years$787$489$293$171$98$39
42 years$760$466$275$158$89$34
43 years$734$444$258$146$80$30
44 years$709$423$242$135$73$27
45 years$686$404$228$124$66$23
46 years$663$385$214$115$60$21
47 years$642$368$201$106$55$18
48 years$621$351$189$98$50$16
49 years$602$335$177$91$45$14
50 years$583$320$167$84$41$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $597,000, adding $5,754 every year, while hoping to spend $46,668 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: 48/33/19 Blend
56$597,000$597,000$597,000$597,000
57$663,829$632,188$622,935$691,882
58$681,885$613,511$594,149$693,289
59$700,219$592,355$562,834$689,626
60$718,810$568,548$528,857$684,662
61$737,632$541,911$492,078$678,294
62$756,658$512,252$452,350$670,413
63$775,854$479,369$409,520$660,900
64$795,181$443,048$363,429$649,630
65$814,595$403,063$313,910$636,469
66$834,047$359,176$260,789$621,273
67$853,478$311,134$203,883$603,889
68$872,823$258,670$143,004$584,154
69$892,009$201,502$77,952$561,891
70$910,951$139,334$8,521$536,914
71$929,556$71,849$0$509,020
72$947,718$0$0$491,289
73$965,318$0$0$473,371
74$982,223$0$0$481,140
75$998,283$0$0$488,425
76$1,013,331$0$0$495,136
77$1,027,181$0$0$501,174
78$1,039,623$0$0$506,428
79$1,050,426$0$0$510,772
80$1,059,332$0$0$514,070
81$1,066,051$0$0$516,166
82$1,070,263$0$0$516,891
83$1,071,613$0$0$516,054
84$1,069,703$0$0$513,444
85$1,064,096$0$0$508,828
86$1,054,304$0$0$501,946
87$1,039,785$0$0$492,511
88$1,019,941$0$0$480,203
89$994,106$0$0$464,669
90$961,546$0$0$445,519
91$921,444$0$0$422,319
92$872,900$0$0$394,591
93$814,914$0$0$361,804
94$746,383$0$0$323,372
95$666,084$0$0$278,647
96$572,667$0$0$226,912
97$464,639$0$0$167,376
98$340,350$0$0$99,162
99$197,974$0$0$21,304
100$35,499$0$0$0