Can I retire at age 57 with 944,000?

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 $944,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$77,955$77,260$76,583$75,922$75,276$74,490
2 years$38,591$37,873$37,176$36,501$35,846$35,054
3 years$25,472$24,750$24,055$23,386$22,742$21,969
4 years$18,914$18,194$17,506$16,849$16,220$15,472
5 years$14,980$14,264$13,586$12,941$12,330$11,610
6 years$12,358$11,648$10,979$10,349$9,756$9,064
7 years$10,486$9,782$9,124$8,509$7,934$7,270
8 years$9,082$8,385$7,738$7,138$6,582$5,947
9 years$7,992$7,301$6,664$6,080$5,543$4,936
10 years$7,119$6,435$5,810$5,241$4,723$4,143
11 years$6,406$5,729$5,115$4,561$4,062$3,509
12 years$5,812$5,142$4,540$4,001$3,520$2,994
13 years$5,310$4,647$4,056$3,532$3,070$2,570
14 years$4,880$4,224$3,644$3,135$2,691$2,216
15 years$4,508$3,858$3,290$2,796$2,369$1,919
16 years$4,182$3,540$2,983$2,504$2,094$1,668
17 years$3,895$3,260$2,714$2,250$1,857$1,453
18 years$3,641$3,013$2,478$2,027$1,651$1,270
19 years$3,413$2,792$2,268$1,832$1,471$1,112
20 years$3,208$2,595$2,082$1,659$1,314$975
21 years$3,023$2,417$1,915$1,506$1,176$857
22 years$2,856$2,256$1,765$1,369$1,054$754
23 years$2,703$2,110$1,630$1,247$946$664
24 years$2,562$1,977$1,507$1,137$851$586
25 years$2,434$1,855$1,396$1,039$765$517
26 years$2,315$1,744$1,295$950$689$457
27 years$2,206$1,641$1,202$869$622$404
28 years$2,104$1,546$1,118$796$561$357
29 years$2,010$1,459$1,040$730$506$316
30 years$1,922$1,378$969$670$458$280
31 years$1,839$1,302$903$616$414$248
32 years$1,763$1,232$843$566$374$220
33 years$1,691$1,167$787$520$339$195
34 years$1,623$1,106$735$479$307$173
35 years$1,559$1,049$687$441$278$153
36 years$1,499$996$643$406$252$136
37 years$1,443$946$602$374$228$121
38 years$1,389$899$564$345$207$107
39 years$1,339$855$528$318$188$95
40 years$1,291$813$495$293$170$84
41 years$1,245$774$464$270$154$75
42 years$1,202$737$435$250$140$67
43 years$1,161$702$408$230$127$59
44 years$1,122$669$383$213$115$53
45 years$1,084$638$360$196$105$47
46 years$1,049$609$338$181$95$41
47 years$1,015$581$318$168$86$37
48 years$982$555$298$155$78$33
49 years$951$530$281$143$71$29
50 years$922$506$264$132$65$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $944,000, adding $5,305 every year, while hoping to spend $32,509 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: 68/15/17 Blend
56$944,000$944,000$944,000$944,000
57$1,045,760$995,728$981,096$1,112,251
58$1,117,838$1,009,929$979,374$1,171,497
59$1,196,179$1,023,737$976,504$1,231,961
60$1,281,386$1,037,097$972,414$1,297,288
61$1,374,126$1,049,953$967,028$1,367,955
62$1,475,129$1,062,243$960,265$1,444,487
63$1,585,201$1,073,902$952,043$1,527,462
64$1,705,227$1,084,859$942,272$1,617,518
65$1,836,184$1,095,041$930,862$1,715,357
66$1,979,145$1,104,368$917,717$1,821,756
67$2,135,292$1,112,756$902,734$1,937,569
68$2,305,925$1,120,115$885,809$2,063,737
69$2,492,477$1,126,348$866,831$2,201,301
70$2,696,525$1,131,354$845,685$2,351,405
71$2,919,805$1,135,025$822,250$2,515,312
72$3,164,229$1,137,245$796,399$2,694,415
73$3,431,902$1,137,891$768,000$2,890,250
74$3,725,143$1,136,835$736,915$3,104,508
75$4,046,504$1,133,937$702,998$3,339,056
76$4,398,799$1,129,051$666,100$3,595,952
77$4,785,123$1,122,021$626,061$3,877,464
78$5,208,889$1,112,683$582,717$4,186,094
79$5,673,852$1,100,861$535,895$4,524,599
80$6,184,152$1,086,371$485,415$4,896,021
81$6,744,347$1,069,014$431,087$5,303,710
82$7,359,458$1,048,584$372,717$5,751,363
83$8,035,017$1,024,859$310,097$6,243,054
84$8,777,118$997,605$243,014$6,783,274
85$9,592,472$966,576$171,243$7,376,977
86$10,488,475$931,509$94,550$8,029,621
87$11,473,273$892,128$12,692$8,747,225
88$12,555,843$848,138$0$9,536,424
89$13,746,073$799,230$0$10,418,076
90$15,054,856$745,076$0$11,390,039
91$16,494,195$685,329$0$12,458,947
92$18,077,316$619,622$0$13,634,652
93$19,818,786$547,568$0$14,928,011
94$21,734,661$468,758$0$16,350,989
95$23,842,627$382,758$0$17,916,772
96$26,162,174$289,111$0$19,639,892
97$28,714,773$187,335$0$21,536,363
98$31,524,085$76,920$0$23,623,835
99$34,616,180$0$0$25,921,758
100$38,019,783$0$0$28,458,611