Can I retire at age 57 with 947,000?

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 $947,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$78,202$77,506$76,826$76,163$75,515$73,840
2 years$38,714$37,993$37,294$36,617$35,960$34,280
3 years$25,553$24,829$24,132$23,461$22,814$21,183
4 years$18,974$18,252$17,562$16,902$16,271$14,702
5 years$15,027$14,310$13,629$12,982$12,369$10,865
6 years$12,397$11,685$11,014$10,382$9,787$8,350
7 years$10,519$9,813$9,153$8,536$7,960$6,590
8 years$9,111$8,412$7,762$7,160$6,603$5,301
9 years$8,017$7,324$6,686$6,099$5,561$4,324
10 years$7,142$6,456$5,829$5,257$4,738$3,566
11 years$6,427$5,747$5,131$4,576$4,075$2,966
12 years$5,831$5,158$4,554$4,013$3,531$2,484
13 years$5,327$4,661$4,069$3,543$3,079$2,092
14 years$4,896$4,237$3,656$3,145$2,699$1,769
15 years$4,522$3,871$3,301$2,805$2,377$1,502
16 years$4,196$3,551$2,993$2,512$2,101$1,279
17 years$3,908$3,271$2,723$2,257$1,863$1,092
18 years$3,652$3,022$2,486$2,034$1,656$934
19 years$3,424$2,801$2,276$1,838$1,476$801
20 years$3,219$2,603$2,088$1,664$1,318$687
21 years$3,033$2,424$1,921$1,510$1,180$591
22 years$2,865$2,263$1,771$1,373$1,058$508
23 years$2,711$2,117$1,635$1,251$949$438
24 years$2,571$1,983$1,512$1,141$853$378
25 years$2,442$1,861$1,400$1,042$768$326
26 years$2,323$1,749$1,299$953$692$281
27 years$2,213$1,646$1,206$872$624$243
28 years$2,111$1,551$1,121$799$563$210
29 years$2,016$1,463$1,043$733$508$181
30 years$1,928$1,382$972$672$459$157
31 years$1,845$1,306$906$617$415$136
32 years$1,768$1,236$845$567$375$117
33 years$1,696$1,171$789$522$340$102
34 years$1,628$1,109$737$480$308$88
35 years$1,564$1,052$689$442$279$76
36 years$1,504$999$645$407$252$66
37 years$1,447$949$604$375$229$57
38 years$1,394$902$565$346$207$49
39 years$1,343$857$530$319$188$43
40 years$1,295$816$496$294$171$37
41 years$1,249$776$465$271$155$32
42 years$1,206$739$437$250$140$28
43 years$1,164$705$410$231$127$24
44 years$1,125$672$385$213$116$21
45 years$1,088$640$361$197$105$18
46 years$1,052$611$339$182$95$16
47 years$1,018$583$319$168$87$14
48 years$985$557$299$155$79$12
49 years$954$531$281$144$71$10
50 years$925$508$265$133$65$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $947,000, adding $2,287 every year, while hoping to spend $55,143 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: 32/44/24 Blend
56$947,000$947,000$947,000$947,000
57$1,045,953$995,762$981,084$1,071,650
58$1,093,969$985,883$955,278$1,081,420
59$1,145,033$973,671$926,760$1,086,833
60$1,199,401$958,955$895,380$1,091,547
61$1,257,347$941,551$860,983$1,095,539
62$1,319,175$921,266$823,405$1,098,785
63$1,385,218$897,894$782,475$1,101,265
64$1,455,838$871,220$738,017$1,102,963
65$1,531,436$841,012$689,843$1,103,869
66$1,612,449$807,027$637,759$1,103,975
67$1,699,356$769,009$581,561$1,103,283
68$1,792,685$726,685$521,038$1,101,799
69$1,893,012$679,767$455,966$1,099,539
70$2,000,974$627,950$386,116$1,096,530
71$2,117,267$570,912$311,244$1,092,809
72$2,242,655$508,314$231,097$1,088,426
73$2,377,980$439,796$145,413$1,083,446
74$2,524,165$364,977$53,916$1,077,952
75$2,682,225$283,456$0$1,072,044
76$2,853,277$194,810$0$1,077,045
77$3,038,545$98,590$0$1,097,367
78$3,239,380$0$0$1,119,445
79$3,457,263$0$0$1,146,319
80$3,693,825$0$0$1,227,446
81$3,950,860$0$0$1,315,720
82$4,230,341$0$0$1,411,834
83$4,534,439$0$0$1,516,553
84$4,865,542$0$0$1,630,715
85$5,226,277$0$0$1,755,245
86$5,619,538$0$0$1,891,160
87$6,048,507$0$0$2,039,581
88$6,516,688$0$0$2,201,739
89$7,027,938$0$0$2,378,993
90$7,586,501$0$0$2,572,835
91$8,197,051$0$0$2,784,912
92$8,864,735$0$0$3,017,034
93$9,595,217$0$0$3,271,197
94$10,394,736$0$0$3,549,597
95$11,270,161$0$0$3,854,653
96$12,229,057$0$0$4,189,029
97$13,279,755$0$0$4,555,659
98$14,431,430$0$0$4,957,775
99$15,694,185$0$0$5,398,937
100$17,079,149$0$0$5,883,063