Can I retire at age 57 with 645,000?

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 $645,000?

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$53,263$52,789$52,326$51,874$51,433$50,210
2 years$26,368$25,877$25,401$24,940$24,492$23,267
3 years$17,404$16,911$16,436$15,979$15,539$14,350
4 years$12,923$12,431$11,961$11,512$11,082$9,939
5 years$10,235$9,746$9,282$8,842$8,425$7,330
6 years$8,444$7,959$7,502$7,071$6,666$5,621
7 years$7,165$6,684$6,234$5,814$5,421$4,426
8 years$6,206$5,729$5,287$4,877$4,498$3,552
9 years$5,460$4,988$4,554$4,154$3,788$2,891
10 years$4,864$4,397$3,970$3,581$3,227$2,378
11 years$4,377$3,914$3,495$3,116$2,775$1,973
12 years$3,971$3,513$3,102$2,734$2,405$1,648
13 years$3,628$3,175$2,771$2,413$2,097$1,384
14 years$3,334$2,886$2,490$2,142$1,839$1,167
15 years$3,080$2,636$2,248$1,911$1,619$988
16 years$2,858$2,419$2,038$1,711$1,431$839
17 years$2,662$2,228$1,855$1,537$1,269$714
18 years$2,488$2,058$1,693$1,385$1,128$609
19 years$2,332$1,908$1,550$1,252$1,005$521
20 years$2,192$1,773$1,422$1,134$898$446
21 years$2,066$1,651$1,308$1,029$804$382
22 years$1,951$1,541$1,206$935$720$328
23 years$1,847$1,442$1,113$852$647$281
24 years$1,751$1,351$1,030$777$581$242
25 years$1,663$1,268$954$710$523$208
26 years$1,582$1,191$885$649$471$179
27 years$1,507$1,121$821$594$425$154
28 years$1,438$1,056$764$544$383$133
29 years$1,373$997$711$499$346$114
30 years$1,313$941$662$458$313$99
31 years$1,257$890$617$421$283$85
32 years$1,204$842$576$387$256$73
33 years$1,155$797$538$355$231$63
34 years$1,109$756$502$327$210$54
35 years$1,065$717$470$301$190$47
36 years$1,024$680$439$277$172$41
37 years$986$646$411$255$156$35
38 years$949$614$385$235$141$30
39 years$915$584$361$217$128$26
40 years$882$556$338$200$116$23
41 years$851$529$317$185$105$19
42 years$821$504$297$171$96$17
43 years$793$480$279$157$87$14
44 years$766$457$262$145$79$13
45 years$741$436$246$134$72$11
46 years$717$416$231$124$65$9
47 years$693$397$217$115$59$8
48 years$671$379$204$106$54$7
49 years$650$362$192$98$49$6
50 years$630$346$180$90$44$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $645,000, adding $4,633 every year, while hoping to spend $44,654 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: 54/35/11 Blend
56$645,000$645,000$645,000$645,000
57$715,569$681,384$671,386$751,955
58$741,045$667,260$646,366$763,055
59$767,624$650,948$619,012$769,886
60$795,370$632,292$589,197$776,275
61$824,353$611,131$556,790$782,190
62$854,650$587,289$521,656$787,596
63$886,344$560,585$483,650$792,460
64$919,522$530,825$442,624$796,746
65$954,282$497,804$398,420$800,419
66$990,728$461,306$350,877$803,442
67$1,028,973$421,100$299,822$805,782
68$1,069,140$376,947$245,078$807,400
69$1,111,365$328,589$186,460$808,263
70$1,155,790$275,757$123,773$808,336
71$1,202,576$218,164$56,815$807,585
72$1,251,894$155,509$0$805,978
73$1,303,933$87,474$0$805,203
74$1,358,896$13,722$0$810,742
75$1,417,007$0$0$815,923
76$1,478,510$0$0$846,210
77$1,543,670$0$0$883,927
78$1,612,779$0$0$923,960
79$1,686,154$0$0$966,497
80$1,764,143$0$0$1,011,745
81$1,847,126$0$0$1,059,927
82$1,935,519$0$0$1,111,291
83$2,029,778$0$0$1,166,107
84$2,130,401$0$0$1,224,670
85$2,237,936$0$0$1,287,305
86$2,352,982$0$0$1,354,366
87$2,476,196$0$0$1,426,244
88$2,608,299$0$0$1,503,366
89$2,750,081$0$0$1,586,201
90$2,902,411$0$0$1,675,265
91$3,066,241$0$0$1,771,122
92$3,242,617$0$0$1,874,394
93$3,432,688$0$0$1,985,761
94$3,637,714$0$0$2,105,974
95$3,859,082$0$0$2,235,855
96$4,098,315$0$0$2,376,308
97$4,357,086$0$0$2,528,328
98$4,637,235$0$0$2,693,008
99$4,940,784$0$0$2,871,549
100$5,269,958$0$0$3,065,272