Can I retire at age 57 with 734,000?

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 $734,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$60,613$60,073$59,546$59,032$58,530$56,839
2 years$30,006$29,448$28,906$28,381$27,872$26,181
3 years$19,806$19,244$18,704$18,184$17,683$16,046
4 years$14,706$14,147$13,612$13,100$12,612$11,041
5 years$11,647$11,091$10,563$10,062$9,587$8,087
6 years$9,609$9,057$8,537$8,047$7,586$6,158
7 years$8,153$7,606$7,094$6,616$6,169$4,813
8 years$7,062$6,520$6,016$5,550$5,118$3,833
9 years$6,214$5,676$5,182$4,727$4,310$3,095
10 years$5,536$5,004$4,518$4,075$3,672$2,526
11 years$4,981$4,454$3,977$3,546$3,158$2,078
12 years$4,519$3,998$3,530$3,111$2,737$1,721
13 years$4,129$3,613$3,154$2,746$2,387$1,433
14 years$3,794$3,284$2,834$2,438$2,092$1,198
15 years$3,505$3,000$2,558$2,174$1,842$1,005
16 years$3,252$2,753$2,319$1,947$1,628$845
17 years$3,029$2,535$2,111$1,749$1,444$713
18 years$2,831$2,342$1,927$1,576$1,284$602
19 years$2,654$2,171$1,764$1,424$1,144$510
20 years$2,495$2,017$1,619$1,290$1,022$432
21 years$2,351$1,879$1,489$1,171$914$366
22 years$2,220$1,754$1,372$1,064$820$311
23 years$2,101$1,641$1,267$969$736$265
24 years$1,992$1,537$1,172$884$661$225
25 years$1,892$1,442$1,085$807$595$192
26 years$1,800$1,356$1,007$738$536$163
27 years$1,715$1,276$935$676$483$139
28 years$1,636$1,202$869$619$436$118
29 years$1,563$1,134$809$568$394$101
30 years$1,494$1,071$753$521$356$86
31 years$1,430$1,013$702$479$322$73
32 years$1,370$958$655$440$291$63
33 years$1,314$907$612$404$263$53
34 years$1,262$860$572$372$238$46
35 years$1,212$816$534$343$216$39
36 years$1,166$774$500$316$196$33
37 years$1,122$735$468$291$177$28
38 years$1,080$699$438$268$161$24
39 years$1,041$664$410$247$146$21
40 years$1,003$632$385$228$132$18
41 years$968$602$361$210$120$15
42 years$934$573$338$194$109$13
43 years$903$546$318$179$99$11
44 years$872$521$298$165$90$9
45 years$843$496$280$153$81$8
46 years$815$473$263$141$74$7
47 years$789$452$247$130$67$6
48 years$764$431$232$120$61$5
49 years$740$412$218$111$55$4
50 years$717$393$205$103$50$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $734,000, adding $5,759 every year, while hoping to spend $52,489 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: 54/29/17 Blend
56$734,000$734,000$734,000$734,000
57$814,808$775,906$764,529$854,793
58$842,071$758,078$734,293$864,914
59$870,355$737,617$701,285$869,853
60$899,710$714,338$665,356$874,064
61$930,186$688,047$626,352$877,489
62$961,841$658,537$584,111$880,072
63$994,733$625,590$538,463$881,752
64$1,028,926$588,974$489,231$882,465
65$1,064,487$548,444$436,231$882,144
66$1,101,490$503,743$379,270$880,721
67$1,140,013$454,597$318,146$878,124
68$1,180,139$400,717$252,649$874,279
69$1,221,959$341,798$182,559$869,107
70$1,265,570$277,518$107,646$862,528
71$1,311,078$207,535$27,671$854,459
72$1,358,594$131,491$0$844,815
73$1,408,241$49,005$0$843,968
74$1,460,151$0$0$847,401
75$1,514,466$0$0$862,915
76$1,571,341$0$0$895,553
77$1,630,943$0$0$929,776
78$1,693,452$0$0$965,690
79$1,759,067$0$0$1,003,412
80$1,828,000$0$0$1,043,066
81$1,900,484$0$0$1,084,790
82$1,976,771$0$0$1,128,733
83$2,057,136$0$0$1,175,058
84$2,141,878$0$0$1,223,939
85$2,231,324$0$0$1,275,571
86$2,325,829$0$0$1,330,164
87$2,425,782$0$0$1,387,946
88$2,531,605$0$0$1,449,168
89$2,643,761$0$0$1,514,104
90$2,762,757$0$0$1,583,053
91$2,889,143$0$0$1,656,341
92$3,023,526$0$0$1,734,327
93$3,166,566$0$0$1,817,402
94$3,318,987$0$0$1,905,996
95$3,481,582$0$0$2,000,578
96$3,655,220$0$0$2,101,662
97$3,840,852$0$0$2,209,813
98$4,039,521$0$0$2,325,649
99$4,252,373$0$0$2,449,850
100$4,480,661$0$0$2,583,159