Can I retire at age 57 with 948,000?

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 $948,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$78,285$77,588$76,907$76,243$75,595$73,058
2 years$38,755$38,033$37,334$36,655$35,998$33,467
3 years$25,580$24,855$24,157$23,485$22,838$20,393
4 years$18,994$18,271$17,580$16,920$16,288$13,947
5 years$15,043$14,325$13,643$12,996$12,382$10,152
6 years$12,410$11,697$11,026$10,393$9,798$7,679
7 years$10,530$9,823$9,162$8,545$7,968$5,962
8 years$9,121$8,420$7,770$7,168$6,610$4,714
9 years$8,025$7,331$6,693$6,106$5,567$3,779
10 years$7,149$6,462$5,835$5,263$4,743$3,061
11 years$6,433$5,753$5,137$4,580$4,079$2,499
12 years$5,837$5,164$4,559$4,018$3,535$2,053
13 years$5,333$4,666$4,073$3,547$3,083$1,695
14 years$4,901$4,242$3,660$3,149$2,702$1,405
15 years$4,527$3,875$3,304$2,808$2,379$1,169
16 years$4,200$3,555$2,996$2,514$2,103$975
17 years$3,912$3,274$2,726$2,259$1,864$815
18 years$3,656$3,025$2,488$2,036$1,658$682
19 years$3,427$2,804$2,278$1,840$1,478$572
20 years$3,222$2,606$2,091$1,666$1,320$481
21 years$3,036$2,427$1,923$1,512$1,181$404
22 years$2,868$2,265$1,772$1,375$1,059$340
23 years$2,714$2,119$1,636$1,252$950$286
24 years$2,573$1,985$1,513$1,142$854$241
25 years$2,444$1,863$1,402$1,043$769$203
26 years$2,325$1,751$1,300$954$692$171
27 years$2,215$1,648$1,207$873$624$145
28 years$2,113$1,553$1,122$800$563$122
29 years$2,018$1,465$1,044$733$509$103
30 years$1,930$1,383$973$673$460$87
31 years$1,847$1,308$907$618$415$73
32 years$1,770$1,237$846$568$376$62
33 years$1,698$1,172$790$522$340$52
34 years$1,630$1,111$738$481$308$44
35 years$1,566$1,053$690$442$279$37
36 years$1,506$1,000$646$407$253$32
37 years$1,449$950$604$375$229$27
38 years$1,395$902$566$346$208$23
39 years$1,344$858$530$319$188$19
40 years$1,296$816$497$294$171$16
41 years$1,250$777$466$272$155$14
42 years$1,207$740$437$251$141$12
43 years$1,166$705$410$231$128$10
44 years$1,126$672$385$214$116$8
45 years$1,089$641$362$197$105$7
46 years$1,053$612$340$182$95$6
47 years$1,019$584$319$168$87$5
48 years$987$557$300$156$79$4
49 years$955$532$282$144$72$4
50 years$926$508$265$133$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $948,000, adding $5,386 every year, while hoping to spend $40,506 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: 67/11/22 Blend
56$948,000$948,000$948,000$948,000
57$1,050,252$1,000,008$985,314$1,114,414
58$1,114,279$1,005,910$975,224$1,164,021
59$1,183,480$1,010,744$963,438$1,213,103
60$1,258,339$1,014,414$949,857$1,265,823
61$1,339,389$1,016,820$934,377$1,322,541
62$1,427,216$1,017,854$916,888$1,383,651
63$1,522,465$1,017,401$897,276$1,449,590
64$1,625,844$1,015,341$875,423$1,520,841
65$1,738,132$1,011,545$851,201$1,597,935
66$1,860,187$1,005,876$824,482$1,681,460
67$1,992,951$998,190$795,127$1,772,066
68$2,137,463$988,332$762,995$1,870,467
69$2,294,864$976,140$727,935$1,977,453
70$2,466,410$961,440$689,791$2,093,899
71$2,653,484$944,051$648,399$2,220,765
72$2,857,608$923,778$603,589$2,359,115
73$3,080,457$900,416$555,182$2,510,121
74$3,323,875$873,748$502,991$2,675,077
75$3,589,891$843,542$446,823$2,855,412
76$3,880,741$809,557$386,472$3,052,702
77$4,198,885$771,534$321,728$3,268,684
78$4,547,033$729,200$252,367$3,505,278
79$4,928,167$682,268$178,158$3,764,601
80$5,345,573$630,432$98,859$4,048,989
81$5,802,868$573,370$14,218$4,361,017
82$6,304,038$510,742$0$4,703,529
83$6,853,468$442,187$0$5,097,526
84$7,455,993$367,326$0$5,533,324
85$8,116,935$285,755$0$6,011,467
86$8,842,156$197,051$0$6,536,232
87$9,638,114$100,765$0$7,112,337
88$10,511,923$0$0$7,744,977
89$11,471,419$0$0$8,440,313
90$12,525,232$0$0$9,217,456
91$13,682,872$0$0$10,071,230
92$14,954,813$0$0$11,009,366
93$16,352,595$0$0$12,040,385
94$17,888,931$0$0$13,173,671
95$19,577,827$0$0$14,419,566
96$21,434,713$0$0$15,789,460
97$23,476,591$0$0$17,295,906
98$25,722,189$0$0$18,952,730
99$28,192,144$0$0$20,775,168
100$30,909,193$0$0$22,780,007