Can I retire at age 57 with 946,000?

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 $946,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$78,120$77,424$76,745$76,082$75,435$74,929
2 years$38,673$37,953$37,255$36,578$35,922$35,410
3 years$25,526$24,803$24,106$23,436$22,790$22,291
4 years$18,954$18,233$17,543$16,884$16,254$15,770
5 years$15,011$14,295$13,614$12,969$12,356$11,889
6 years$12,384$11,673$11,002$10,371$9,777$9,327
7 years$10,508$9,803$9,143$8,527$7,951$7,519
8 years$9,102$8,403$7,754$7,153$6,596$6,181
9 years$8,008$7,316$6,679$6,093$5,555$5,158
10 years$7,134$6,449$5,822$5,252$4,733$4,353
11 years$6,420$5,741$5,126$4,571$4,071$3,708
12 years$5,825$5,153$4,549$4,009$3,528$3,181
13 years$5,321$4,657$4,064$3,539$3,076$2,746
14 years$4,890$4,233$3,652$3,142$2,697$2,382
15 years$4,517$3,867$3,297$2,802$2,374$2,076
16 years$4,191$3,548$2,989$2,509$2,098$1,815
17 years$3,904$3,267$2,720$2,254$1,861$1,592
18 years$3,648$3,019$2,483$2,032$1,654$1,400
19 years$3,420$2,798$2,273$1,836$1,475$1,233
20 years$3,215$2,600$2,086$1,663$1,317$1,089
21 years$3,030$2,422$1,919$1,509$1,179$963
22 years$2,862$2,261$1,769$1,372$1,056$853
23 years$2,708$2,114$1,633$1,249$948$757
24 years$2,568$1,981$1,510$1,140$852$672
25 years$2,439$1,859$1,399$1,041$767$598
26 years$2,320$1,747$1,297$952$691$532
27 years$2,210$1,644$1,205$871$623$473
28 years$2,108$1,549$1,120$798$562$422
29 years$2,014$1,462$1,042$732$508$376
30 years$1,926$1,380$971$672$459$335
31 years$1,843$1,305$905$617$415$299
32 years$1,766$1,235$844$567$375$267
33 years$1,694$1,169$788$521$339$239
34 years$1,626$1,108$737$480$307$213
35 years$1,563$1,051$689$442$278$191
36 years$1,502$998$644$407$252$170
37 years$1,446$948$603$375$229$152
38 years$1,392$901$565$345$207$136
39 years$1,341$856$529$318$188$122
40 years$1,293$815$496$294$170$109
41 years$1,248$776$465$271$155$98
42 years$1,204$739$436$250$140$87
43 years$1,163$704$409$231$127$78
44 years$1,124$671$384$213$116$70
45 years$1,087$640$361$197$105$63
46 years$1,051$610$339$182$95$56
47 years$1,017$582$318$168$87$50
48 years$984$556$299$155$79$45
49 years$953$531$281$143$71$40
50 years$924$507$264$133$65$36

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $946,000, adding $3,175 every year, while hoping to spend $54,569 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: 41/38/21 Blend
56$946,000$946,000$946,000$946,000
57$1,045,767$995,629$980,966$1,082,059
58$1,094,374$986,354$955,767$1,098,993
59$1,146,111$974,795$927,896$1,111,835
60$1,201,237$960,784$897,204$1,124,624
61$1,260,041$944,140$863,538$1,137,382
62$1,322,836$924,673$826,737$1,150,143
63$1,389,965$902,182$786,632$1,162,943
64$1,461,805$876,453$743,048$1,175,831
65$1,538,771$847,260$695,802$1,188,863
66$1,621,314$814,365$644,700$1,202,108
67$1,709,933$777,513$589,542$1,215,645
68$1,805,173$736,439$530,119$1,229,569
69$1,907,634$690,857$466,211$1,243,991
70$2,017,973$640,470$397,590$1,259,040
71$2,136,914$584,960$324,016$1,274,863
72$2,265,249$523,993$245,240$1,291,632
73$2,403,851$457,215$161,002$1,309,544
74$2,553,678$384,253$71,030$1,328,824
75$2,715,783$304,712$0$1,349,730
76$2,891,325$218,174$0$1,378,151
77$3,081,575$124,200$0$1,426,172
78$3,287,934$22,324$0$1,478,307
79$3,511,941$0$0$1,535,054
80$3,755,289$0$0$1,633,745
81$4,019,840$0$0$1,751,291
82$4,307,642$0$0$1,879,280
83$4,620,951$0$0$2,018,728
84$4,962,245$0$0$2,170,755
85$5,334,256$0$0$2,336,591
86$5,739,986$0$0$2,517,592
87$6,182,742$0$0$2,715,249
88$6,666,164$0$0$2,931,204
89$7,194,257$0$0$3,167,265
90$7,771,432$0$0$3,425,422
91$8,402,545$0$0$3,707,867
92$9,092,942$0$0$4,017,012
93$9,848,509$0$0$4,355,514
94$10,675,730$0$0$4,726,301
95$11,581,740$0$0$5,132,592
96$12,574,402$0$0$5,577,938
97$13,662,373$0$0$6,066,247
98$14,855,186$0$0$6,601,823
99$16,163,342$0$0$7,189,408
100$17,598,407$0$0$7,834,224