Can I retire at age 57 with 684,000?

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:
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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 $684,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$56,484$55,981$55,490$55,011$54,543$52,650
2 years$27,962$27,442$26,937$26,448$25,973$24,085
3 years$18,456$17,933$17,430$16,945$16,478$14,655
4 years$13,704$13,183$12,685$12,208$11,752$10,008
5 years$10,854$10,336$9,844$9,377$8,934$7,273
6 years$8,954$8,440$7,955$7,499$7,069$5,492
7 years$7,598$7,088$6,611$6,165$5,749$4,257
8 years$6,581$6,075$5,606$5,172$4,769$3,360
9 years$5,790$5,290$4,829$4,405$4,017$2,688
10 years$5,158$4,663$4,210$3,797$3,422$2,173
11 years$4,642$4,151$3,706$3,305$2,943$1,771
12 years$4,211$3,726$3,289$2,899$2,551$1,452
13 years$3,848$3,367$2,939$2,559$2,224$1,196
14 years$3,536$3,060$2,640$2,272$1,950$990
15 years$3,266$2,796$2,384$2,026$1,717$822
16 years$3,030$2,565$2,161$1,814$1,517$684
17 years$2,823$2,362$1,967$1,630$1,345$570
18 years$2,638$2,183$1,795$1,469$1,196$476
19 years$2,473$2,023$1,644$1,327$1,066$399
20 years$2,325$1,880$1,508$1,202$952$334
21 years$2,191$1,751$1,388$1,091$852$280
22 years$2,069$1,635$1,279$992$764$235
23 years$1,958$1,529$1,181$903$686$198
24 years$1,857$1,432$1,092$824$616$166
25 years$1,763$1,344$1,011$752$555$140
26 years$1,678$1,263$938$688$500$117
27 years$1,598$1,189$871$630$450$99
28 years$1,524$1,120$810$577$406$83
29 years$1,456$1,057$754$529$367$70
30 years$1,392$998$702$486$332$59
31 years$1,333$944$654$446$300$50
32 years$1,277$893$611$410$271$42
33 years$1,225$846$570$377$245$35
34 years$1,176$801$533$347$222$30
35 years$1,130$760$498$319$201$25
36 years$1,086$721$466$294$182$21
37 years$1,045$685$436$271$165$18
38 years$1,007$651$408$250$150$15
39 years$970$619$383$230$136$13
40 years$935$589$359$212$123$11
41 years$902$561$336$196$112$9
42 years$871$534$315$181$101$8
43 years$841$509$296$167$92$6
44 years$813$485$278$154$84$5
45 years$786$463$261$142$76$5
46 years$760$441$245$131$69$4
47 years$735$421$230$121$63$3
48 years$712$402$216$112$57$3
49 years$689$384$203$104$52$2
50 years$668$367$191$96$47$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $684,000, adding $5,949 every year, while hoping to spend $49,081 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: 74/11/15 Blend
56$684,000$684,000$684,000$684,000
57$759,904$723,652$713,050$813,203
58$785,193$706,890$684,716$832,511
59$811,416$687,660$653,787$847,023
60$838,617$665,792$620,125$861,608
61$866,842$641,102$583,586$876,262
62$896,140$613,397$544,016$890,978
63$926,565$582,472$501,260$905,752
64$958,172$548,111$455,149$920,579
65$991,022$510,084$405,513$935,455
66$1,025,178$468,151$352,170$950,376
67$1,060,711$422,054$294,932$965,341
68$1,097,693$371,524$233,601$980,347
69$1,136,204$316,275$167,973$995,396
70$1,176,329$256,005$97,833$1,010,488
71$1,218,161$190,395$22,956$1,025,627
72$1,261,797$119,109$0$1,040,819
73$1,307,345$41,790$0$1,065,187
74$1,354,919$0$0$1,094,141
75$1,404,644$0$0$1,129,134
76$1,456,654$0$0$1,171,033
77$1,511,095$0$0$1,214,897
78$1,568,122$0$0$1,260,855
79$1,627,908$0$0$1,309,045
80$1,690,637$0$0$1,359,617
81$1,756,510$0$0$1,412,734
82$1,825,745$0$0$1,468,574
83$1,898,579$0$0$1,527,330
84$1,975,270$0$0$1,589,211
85$2,056,099$0$0$1,654,445
86$2,141,372$0$0$1,723,283
87$2,231,423$0$0$1,795,995
88$2,326,616$0$0$1,872,876
89$2,427,347$0$0$1,954,251
90$2,534,051$0$0$2,040,472
91$2,647,201$0$0$2,131,924
92$2,767,314$0$0$2,229,029
93$2,894,956$0$0$2,332,248
94$3,030,748$0$0$2,442,084
95$3,175,366$0$0$2,559,091
96$3,329,553$0$0$2,683,871
97$3,494,122$0$0$2,817,087
98$3,669,962$0$0$2,959,464
99$3,858,051$0$0$3,111,797
100$4,059,458$0$0$3,274,958