Can I retire at age 57 with 742,000?

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 $742,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$61,274$60,728$60,195$59,676$59,168$58,502
2 years$30,333$29,769$29,221$28,690$28,175$27,504
3 years$20,021$19,454$18,908$18,382$17,876$17,221
4 years$14,866$14,301$13,760$13,243$12,749$12,116
5 years$11,774$11,212$10,678$10,172$9,692$9,082
6 years$9,713$9,155$8,630$8,135$7,669$7,083
7 years$8,242$7,689$7,171$6,688$6,237$5,675
8 years$7,139$6,591$6,082$5,610$5,174$4,636
9 years$6,281$5,738$5,238$4,779$4,357$3,844
10 years$5,596$5,058$4,567$4,119$3,713$3,223
11 years$5,035$4,503$4,021$3,585$3,193$2,726
12 years$4,569$4,042$3,568$3,145$2,767$2,323
13 years$4,174$3,652$3,188$2,776$2,413$1,991
14 years$3,836$3,320$2,864$2,464$2,115$1,715
15 years$3,543$3,033$2,586$2,198$1,862$1,483
16 years$3,287$2,783$2,345$1,968$1,646$1,287
17 years$3,062$2,563$2,134$1,768$1,459$1,120
18 years$2,862$2,368$1,948$1,593$1,298$977
19 years$2,683$2,195$1,783$1,440$1,157$854
20 years$2,522$2,039$1,636$1,304$1,033$748
21 years$2,376$1,900$1,505$1,184$924$657
22 years$2,245$1,773$1,387$1,076$829$577
23 years$2,124$1,658$1,281$980$744$507
24 years$2,014$1,554$1,185$894$669$447
25 years$1,913$1,458$1,097$816$602$394
26 years$1,820$1,370$1,018$746$542$347
27 years$1,734$1,290$945$683$489$307
28 years$1,654$1,215$878$626$441$271
29 years$1,580$1,147$817$574$398$239
30 years$1,510$1,083$761$527$360$212
31 years$1,446$1,024$710$484$325$187
32 years$1,385$969$662$445$294$166
33 years$1,329$917$618$409$266$147
34 years$1,276$869$578$376$241$130
35 years$1,226$825$540$346$218$115
36 years$1,178$783$505$319$198$102
37 years$1,134$743$473$294$179$90
38 years$1,092$706$443$271$163$80
39 years$1,052$672$415$250$147$71
40 years$1,014$639$389$230$134$63
41 years$979$608$365$213$121$56
42 years$945$579$342$196$110$49
43 years$912$552$321$181$100$44
44 years$882$526$301$167$91$39
45 years$852$502$283$154$82$34
46 years$824$479$266$143$75$30
47 years$798$457$250$132$68$27
48 years$772$436$235$122$62$24
49 years$748$416$221$113$56$21
50 years$724$398$207$104$51$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $742,000, adding $3,382 every year, while hoping to spend $56,646 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: 63/28/9 Blend
56$742,000$742,000$742,000$742,000
57$821,173$781,847$770,346$871,122
58$844,661$759,886$735,881$882,938
59$868,647$734,951$698,364$888,931
60$893,121$706,836$657,631$894,034
61$918,072$675,323$613,514$898,160
62$943,484$640,182$565,835$901,215
63$969,339$601,171$514,410$903,097
64$995,613$558,030$459,045$903,697
65$1,022,281$510,489$399,538$902,898
66$1,049,311$458,260$335,680$900,574
67$1,076,664$401,038$267,248$896,589
68$1,104,297$338,502$194,015$890,797
69$1,132,160$270,314$115,739$883,042
70$1,160,195$196,113$32,170$873,154
71$1,188,334$115,523$0$860,953
72$1,216,503$28,142$0$851,717
73$1,244,614$0$0$843,414
74$1,272,569$0$0$853,227
75$1,300,257$0$0$871,496
76$1,327,553$0$0$889,463
77$1,354,315$0$0$907,028
78$1,380,384$0$0$924,081
79$1,405,582$0$0$940,496
80$1,429,709$0$0$956,133
81$1,452,541$0$0$970,835
82$1,473,827$0$0$984,429
83$1,493,288$0$0$996,718
84$1,510,611$0$0$1,007,485
85$1,525,450$0$0$1,016,486
86$1,537,415$0$0$1,023,452
87$1,546,077$0$0$1,028,082
88$1,550,955$0$0$1,030,042
89$1,551,517$0$0$1,028,961
90$1,547,171$0$0$1,024,425
91$1,537,259$0$0$1,015,978
92$1,521,053$0$0$1,003,112
93$1,497,745$0$0$985,263
94$1,466,438$0$0$961,809
95$1,426,139$0$0$932,059
96$1,375,748$0$0$895,246
97$1,314,048$0$0$850,524
98$1,239,691$0$0$796,955
99$1,151,185$0$0$733,502
100$1,046,881$0$0$659,017