Can I retire at age 57 with 617,000?

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 $617,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$50,951$50,497$50,055$49,622$49,200$48,286
2 years$25,223$24,754$24,298$23,857$23,429$22,511
3 years$16,649$16,177$15,723$15,285$14,864$13,972
4 years$12,362$11,892$11,442$11,012$10,601$9,741
5 years$9,791$9,323$8,880$8,458$8,059$7,233
6 years$8,077$7,613$7,176$6,764$6,377$5,586
7 years$6,854$6,393$5,963$5,561$5,186$4,431
8 years$5,936$5,480$5,057$4,665$4,302$3,583
9 years$5,223$4,772$4,356$3,974$3,623$2,939
10 years$4,653$4,206$3,798$3,425$3,087$2,437
11 years$4,187$3,744$3,343$2,981$2,655$2,038
12 years$3,799$3,361$2,967$2,615$2,301$1,717
13 years$3,471$3,037$2,651$2,309$2,006$1,454
14 years$3,190$2,761$2,382$2,049$1,759$1,238
15 years$2,946$2,522$2,150$1,828$1,549$1,057
16 years$2,734$2,314$1,950$1,636$1,369$906
17 years$2,546$2,131$1,774$1,470$1,213$779
18 years$2,380$1,969$1,620$1,325$1,079$671
19 years$2,231$1,825$1,483$1,197$962$579
20 years$2,097$1,696$1,361$1,084$859$500
21 years$1,976$1,580$1,252$984$769$433
22 years$1,866$1,474$1,154$895$689$375
23 years$1,766$1,379$1,065$815$619$325
24 years$1,675$1,292$985$743$556$283
25 years$1,591$1,213$912$679$500$245
26 years$1,513$1,140$846$621$451$213
27 years$1,442$1,072$786$568$406$186
28 years$1,375$1,011$730$520$367$162
29 years$1,313$953$680$477$331$141
30 years$1,256$900$633$438$299$123
31 years$1,202$851$590$402$270$107
32 years$1,152$805$551$370$245$93
33 years$1,105$763$514$340$221$81
34 years$1,061$723$480$313$200$71
35 years$1,019$686$449$288$182$62
36 years$980$651$420$265$164$54
37 years$943$618$393$244$149$47
38 years$908$587$368$225$135$41
39 years$875$559$345$208$123$36
40 years$844$531$323$192$111$31
41 years$814$506$303$177$101$27
42 years$786$482$284$163$92$24
43 years$759$459$267$151$83$21
44 years$733$438$251$139$75$18
45 years$709$417$235$128$68$16
46 years$685$398$221$119$62$14
47 years$663$380$208$110$56$12
48 years$642$363$195$101$51$11
49 years$622$346$183$94$47$9
50 years$602$331$172$86$42$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $617,000, adding $4,055 every year, while hoping to spend $48,018 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: 61/11/28 Blend
56$617,000$617,000$617,000$617,000
57$684,117$651,416$641,852$720,461
58$702,806$632,244$612,264$726,505
59$721,792$610,524$580,074$727,571
60$741,054$586,080$545,146$727,719
61$760,570$558,725$507,336$726,871
62$780,309$528,264$466,493$724,942
63$800,240$494,488$422,460$721,841
64$820,324$457,178$375,072$717,468
65$840,518$416,101$324,159$711,719
66$860,773$371,012$269,540$704,481
67$881,031$321,651$211,029$695,630
68$901,228$267,743$148,430$685,035
69$921,291$209,000$81,540$672,555
70$941,136$145,114$10,145$658,038
71$960,670$75,763$0$641,318
72$979,789$606$0$641,952
73$998,373$0$0$644,533
74$1,016,290$0$0$655,664
75$1,033,391$0$0$666,293
76$1,049,509$0$0$676,235
77$1,064,460$0$0$685,363
78$1,078,034$0$0$693,537
79$1,090,000$0$0$700,600
80$1,100,100$0$0$706,377
81$1,108,046$0$0$710,675
82$1,113,518$0$0$713,277
83$1,116,161$0$0$713,943
84$1,115,579$0$0$712,406
85$1,111,332$0$0$708,370
86$1,102,935$0$0$701,507
87$1,089,846$0$0$691,451
88$1,071,465$0$0$677,798
89$1,047,129$0$0$660,102
90$1,016,102$0$0$637,865
91$977,568$0$0$610,538
92$930,625$0$0$577,514
93$874,275$0$0$538,120
94$807,411$0$0$491,611
95$728,812$0$0$437,164
96$637,126$0$0$373,869
97$530,858$0$0$300,720
98$408,356$0$0$216,603
99$267,795$0$0$120,291
100$107,157$0$0$10,426