Can I retire at age 57 with 939,000?

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 $939,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$77,542$76,851$76,177$75,519$74,877$73,972
2 years$38,387$37,672$36,979$36,307$35,656$34,745
3 years$25,337$24,619$23,928$23,263$22,622$21,733
4 years$18,813$18,098$17,413$16,759$16,134$15,275
5 years$14,900$14,189$13,514$12,873$12,265$11,438
6 years$12,292$11,586$10,921$10,294$9,705$8,910
7 years$10,430$9,730$9,075$8,464$7,892$7,131
8 years$9,034$8,340$7,697$7,100$6,548$5,820
9 years$7,949$7,262$6,629$6,048$5,514$4,819
10 years$7,082$6,401$5,779$5,213$4,698$4,035
11 years$6,372$5,698$5,088$4,537$4,041$3,410
12 years$5,781$5,115$4,516$3,979$3,502$2,902
13 years$5,282$4,622$4,034$3,513$3,053$2,484
14 years$4,854$4,201$3,625$3,119$2,677$2,136
15 years$4,484$3,838$3,273$2,781$2,357$1,845
16 years$4,160$3,521$2,967$2,490$2,083$1,599
17 years$3,875$3,243$2,700$2,238$1,847$1,390
18 years$3,621$2,997$2,465$2,017$1,642$1,211
19 years$3,395$2,777$2,256$1,822$1,464$1,057
20 years$3,191$2,581$2,071$1,650$1,307$925
21 years$3,007$2,404$1,905$1,498$1,170$810
22 years$2,840$2,244$1,756$1,362$1,049$711
23 years$2,688$2,099$1,621$1,240$941$624
24 years$2,549$1,966$1,499$1,131$846$549
25 years$2,421$1,845$1,388$1,033$761$483
26 years$2,303$1,734$1,288$945$686$425
27 years$2,194$1,632$1,196$865$618$375
28 years$2,093$1,538$1,112$792$558$330
29 years$1,999$1,451$1,034$726$504$291
30 years$1,911$1,370$964$667$455$257
31 years$1,830$1,295$898$612$412$227
32 years$1,753$1,226$838$563$372$201
33 years$1,682$1,161$783$517$337$177
34 years$1,614$1,100$731$476$305$157
35 years$1,551$1,043$684$438$276$139
36 years$1,491$990$639$404$250$123
37 years$1,435$941$599$372$227$108
38 years$1,382$894$561$343$206$96
39 years$1,331$850$525$316$187$85
40 years$1,284$809$492$292$169$75
41 years$1,238$770$462$269$153$66
42 years$1,195$733$433$248$139$59
43 years$1,155$699$406$229$126$52
44 years$1,116$666$381$212$115$46
45 years$1,079$635$358$195$104$41
46 years$1,043$606$336$180$95$36
47 years$1,009$578$316$167$86$32
48 years$977$552$297$154$78$28
49 years$946$527$279$142$71$25
50 years$917$503$262$132$64$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $939,000, adding $2,950 every year, while hoping to spend $32,321 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: 47/34/19 Blend
56$939,000$939,000$939,000$939,000
57$1,037,821$988,054$973,499$1,080,874
58$1,109,289$1,002,079$971,722$1,125,200
59$1,186,964$1,015,709$968,803$1,169,795
60$1,271,445$1,028,888$964,667$1,217,519
61$1,363,390$1,041,561$959,241$1,268,677
62$1,463,524$1,053,666$952,444$1,323,608
63$1,572,646$1,065,138$944,194$1,382,685
64$1,691,633$1,075,907$934,401$1,446,321
65$1,821,452$1,085,899$922,976$1,514,972
66$1,963,166$1,095,035$909,823$1,589,143
67$2,117,948$1,103,230$894,840$1,669,389
68$2,287,084$1,110,394$877,923$1,756,327
69$2,471,996$1,116,433$858,963$1,850,635
70$2,674,245$1,121,243$837,843$1,953,065
71$2,895,552$1,124,718$814,445$2,064,445
72$3,137,810$1,126,742$788,641$2,185,690
73$3,403,107$1,127,192$760,301$2,317,812
74$3,693,739$1,125,940$729,286$2,461,928
75$4,012,237$1,122,847$695,453$2,619,270
76$4,361,386$1,117,767$658,651$2,791,200
77$4,744,255$1,110,545$618,724$2,979,221
78$5,164,223$1,101,017$575,506$3,184,994
79$5,625,015$1,089,007$528,826$3,410,349
80$6,130,729$1,074,331$478,504$3,657,310
81$6,685,883$1,056,793$424,354$3,928,111
82$7,295,452$1,036,185$366,179$4,225,214
83$7,964,917$1,012,287$303,774$4,551,341
84$8,700,315$984,865$236,927$4,909,493
85$9,508,297$953,674$165,415$5,302,984
86$10,396,191$918,451$89,004$5,735,471
87$11,372,069$878,922$7,451$6,210,987
88$12,444,823$834,792$0$6,733,986
89$13,624,251$785,753$0$7,325,513
90$14,921,148$731,479$0$7,977,514
91$16,347,406$671,622$0$8,694,516
92$17,916,128$605,818$0$9,483,172
93$19,641,750$533,680$0$10,350,822
94$21,540,178$454,799$0$11,305,558
95$23,628,937$368,746$0$12,356,303
96$25,927,337$275,062$0$13,512,895
97$28,456,654$173,269$0$14,786,182
98$31,240,329$62,856$0$16,188,124
99$34,304,194$0$0$17,731,907
100$37,676,710$0$0$19,453,289