Can I retire at age 57 with 638,000?

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 $638,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$52,685$52,216$51,758$51,311$50,875$49,525
2 years$26,082$25,596$25,125$24,669$24,226$22,875
3 years$17,215$16,727$16,258$15,806$15,370$14,061
4 years$12,783$12,296$11,832$11,387$10,962$9,704
5 years$10,124$9,641$9,182$8,746$8,333$7,131
6 years$8,352$7,872$7,420$6,995$6,594$5,447
7 years$7,087$6,611$6,166$5,751$5,363$4,272
8 years$6,138$5,667$5,229$4,824$4,449$3,415
9 years$5,401$4,934$4,504$4,109$3,746$2,767
10 years$4,812$4,349$3,927$3,542$3,192$2,267
11 years$4,330$3,872$3,457$3,083$2,745$1,872
12 years$3,928$3,475$3,068$2,704$2,379$1,556
13 years$3,589$3,140$2,741$2,387$2,075$1,301
14 years$3,298$2,855$2,463$2,119$1,819$1,092
15 years$3,047$2,608$2,224$1,890$1,601$920
16 years$2,827$2,393$2,016$1,692$1,415$777
17 years$2,633$2,203$1,835$1,520$1,255$658
18 years$2,461$2,036$1,675$1,370$1,116$559
19 years$2,307$1,887$1,533$1,238$994$475
20 years$2,168$1,754$1,407$1,121$888$404
21 years$2,043$1,633$1,294$1,018$795$345
22 years$1,930$1,525$1,193$925$713$294
23 years$1,827$1,426$1,101$843$640$251
24 years$1,732$1,336$1,019$769$575$215
25 years$1,645$1,254$943$702$517$184
26 years$1,565$1,178$875$642$466$157
27 years$1,491$1,109$812$587$420$134
28 years$1,422$1,045$755$538$379$115
29 years$1,358$986$703$494$342$99
30 years$1,299$931$655$453$309$85
31 years$1,243$880$610$416$280$72
32 years$1,191$833$569$382$253$62
33 years$1,143$789$532$352$229$53
34 years$1,097$747$497$323$207$46
35 years$1,054$709$464$298$188$39
36 years$1,013$673$435$274$170$34
37 years$975$639$407$253$154$29
38 years$939$607$381$233$140$25
39 years$905$578$357$215$127$21
40 years$872$549$334$198$115$18
41 years$841$523$314$183$104$16
42 years$812$498$294$169$95$13
43 years$784$475$276$156$86$12
44 years$758$452$259$144$78$10
45 years$733$431$243$133$71$8
46 years$709$412$229$123$64$7
47 years$686$393$215$113$58$6
48 years$664$375$202$105$53$5
49 years$643$358$190$97$48$5
50 years$623$342$178$89$44$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $638,000, adding $4,917 every year, while hoping to spend $49,652 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: 49/21/30 Blend
56$638,000$638,000$638,000$638,000
57$708,148$674,334$664,445$736,589
58$727,550$654,547$633,874$737,300
59$747,266$632,126$600,616$732,813
60$767,277$606,890$564,526$726,990
61$787,559$578,647$525,457$719,732
62$808,083$547,194$483,253$710,928
63$828,817$512,316$437,751$700,465
64$849,722$473,785$388,782$688,219
65$870,755$431,362$336,167$674,059
66$891,865$384,792$279,723$657,844
67$912,996$333,808$219,254$639,425
68$934,083$278,126$154,560$618,642
69$955,051$217,445$85,430$595,323
70$975,818$151,451$11,643$569,285
71$996,288$79,809$0$540,334
72$1,016,355$2,166$0$529,738
73$1,035,901$0$0$521,168
74$1,054,790$0$0$529,648
75$1,072,873$0$0$538,155
76$1,089,980$0$0$546,096
77$1,105,924$0$0$553,368
78$1,120,495$0$0$559,856
79$1,133,458$0$0$565,432
80$1,144,551$0$0$569,953
81$1,153,483$0$0$573,262
82$1,159,930$0$0$575,181
83$1,163,531$0$0$575,514
84$1,163,887$0$0$574,044
85$1,160,551$0$0$570,528
86$1,153,031$0$0$564,699
87$1,140,778$0$0$556,258
88$1,123,184$0$0$544,876
89$1,099,577$0$0$530,187
90$1,069,209$0$0$511,787
91$1,031,254$0$0$489,227
92$984,796$0$0$462,010
93$928,823$0$0$429,589
94$862,214$0$0$391,354
95$783,727$0$0$346,635
96$691,993$0$0$294,689
97$585,494$0$0$234,694
98$462,554$0$0$165,742
99$321,320$0$0$86,832
100$159,746$0$0$0