Can I retire at age 57 with 868,000?

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 $868,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$71,679$71,040$70,417$69,809$69,216$68,664
2 years$35,484$34,824$34,183$33,562$32,960$32,404
3 years$23,421$22,758$22,119$21,504$20,911$20,368
4 years$17,391$16,729$16,097$15,492$14,914$14,388
5 years$13,774$13,116$12,492$11,899$11,337$10,830
6 years$11,363$10,710$10,095$9,516$8,971$8,483
7 years$9,642$8,994$8,389$7,824$7,296$6,827
8 years$8,351$7,710$7,115$6,563$6,052$5,603
9 years$7,348$6,713$6,128$5,590$5,097$4,667
10 years$6,546$5,917$5,342$4,819$4,343$3,932
11 years$5,890$5,268$4,703$4,194$3,735$3,343
12 years$5,344$4,728$4,174$3,679$3,237$2,863
13 years$4,883$4,273$3,729$3,248$2,823$2,466
14 years$4,487$3,884$3,351$2,883$2,474$2,135
15 years$4,145$3,548$3,025$2,571$2,178$1,857
16 years$3,846$3,255$2,743$2,302$1,925$1,620
17 years$3,582$2,998$2,496$2,068$1,707$1,418
18 years$3,348$2,770$2,278$1,864$1,518$1,244
19 years$3,138$2,567$2,086$1,684$1,353$1,094
20 years$2,950$2,386$1,914$1,525$1,208$964
21 years$2,780$2,222$1,761$1,384$1,081$851
22 years$2,626$2,074$1,623$1,259$969$752
23 years$2,485$1,940$1,498$1,146$870$666
24 years$2,356$1,818$1,386$1,046$782$590
25 years$2,238$1,706$1,283$955$704$523
26 years$2,129$1,603$1,190$873$634$464
27 years$2,028$1,509$1,105$799$572$412
28 years$1,935$1,422$1,028$732$516$367
29 years$1,848$1,341$956$671$466$326
30 years$1,767$1,267$891$616$421$290
31 years$1,691$1,197$830$566$380$258
32 years$1,621$1,133$775$520$344$230
33 years$1,554$1,073$723$478$311$205
34 years$1,492$1,017$676$440$282$183
35 years$1,434$965$632$405$255$163
36 years$1,379$915$591$373$231$145
37 years$1,327$870$553$344$210$130
38 years$1,277$826$518$317$190$116
39 years$1,231$786$485$292$172$103
40 years$1,187$748$455$269$156$92
41 years$1,145$712$427$249$142$82
42 years$1,105$678$400$229$129$73
43 years$1,067$646$376$212$117$65
44 years$1,031$616$353$196$106$58
45 years$997$587$331$181$96$52
46 years$964$560$311$167$87$47
47 years$933$534$292$154$79$42
48 years$903$510$274$142$72$37
49 years$875$487$258$132$65$33
50 years$847$465$243$122$59$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $868,000, adding $4,706 every year, while hoping to spend $40,679 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: 69/10/21 Blend
56$868,000$868,000$868,000$868,000
57$961,390$915,386$901,932$1,022,397
58$1,016,170$916,958$888,865$1,065,342
59$1,075,174$917,243$873,996$1,107,122
60$1,138,790$916,137$857,223$1,151,854
61$1,207,444$913,525$838,438$1,199,825
62$1,281,604$909,289$817,527$1,251,356
63$1,361,785$903,301$794,371$1,306,797
64$1,448,553$895,429$768,849$1,366,540
65$1,542,529$885,528$740,828$1,431,012
66$1,644,396$873,449$710,176$1,500,690
67$1,754,907$859,030$676,749$1,576,096
68$1,874,887$842,102$640,399$1,657,810
69$2,005,246$822,485$600,973$1,746,471
70$2,146,984$799,990$558,309$1,842,784
71$2,301,201$774,414$512,237$1,947,529
72$2,469,108$745,545$462,581$2,061,564
73$2,652,037$713,157$409,158$2,185,841
74$2,851,453$677,010$351,773$2,321,405
75$3,068,971$636,853$290,227$2,469,416
76$3,306,365$592,418$224,309$2,631,148
77$3,565,592$543,423$153,800$2,808,012
78$3,848,801$489,570$78,471$3,001,563
79$4,158,362$430,543$0$3,213,517
80$4,496,884$366,008$0$3,446,199
81$4,867,238$295,614$0$3,720,061
82$5,272,585$218,988$0$4,019,866
83$5,716,408$135,738$0$4,348,220
84$6,202,540$45,448$0$4,707,995
85$6,735,204$0$0$5,102,355
86$7,319,051$0$0$5,540,544
87$7,959,200$0$0$6,026,522
88$8,661,293$0$0$6,559,577
89$9,431,543$0$0$7,144,431
90$10,276,792$0$0$7,786,287
91$11,204,578$0$0$8,490,876
92$12,223,205$0$0$9,264,510
93$13,341,818$0$0$10,114,143
94$14,570,493$0$0$11,047,436
95$15,920,328$0$0$12,072,826
96$17,403,552$0$0$13,199,610
97$19,033,634$0$0$14,438,030
98$20,825,414$0$0$15,799,369
99$22,795,242$0$0$17,296,057
100$24,961,129$0$0$18,941,790