Can I retire at age 57 with 955,000?

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 $955,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$78,863$78,161$77,475$76,806$76,153$73,510
2 years$39,041$38,314$37,609$36,926$36,263$33,627
3 years$25,769$25,039$24,336$23,659$23,007$20,461
4 years$19,134$18,406$17,710$17,045$16,409$13,973
5 years$15,154$14,431$13,744$13,092$12,474$10,154
6 years$12,502$11,784$11,107$10,470$9,870$7,669
7 years$10,608$9,896$9,230$8,608$8,027$5,943
8 years$9,188$8,483$7,828$7,221$6,659$4,691
9 years$8,085$7,386$6,742$6,151$5,608$3,754
10 years$7,202$6,510$5,878$5,302$4,778$3,034
11 years$6,481$5,796$5,175$4,614$4,109$2,472
12 years$5,880$5,202$4,592$4,047$3,561$2,027
13 years$5,372$4,701$4,103$3,573$3,105$1,670
14 years$4,937$4,273$3,687$3,172$2,722$1,382
15 years$4,560$3,903$3,329$2,829$2,397$1,147
16 years$4,231$3,581$3,018$2,533$2,118$955
17 years$3,941$3,298$2,746$2,276$1,878$796
18 years$3,683$3,048$2,507$2,051$1,670$665
19 years$3,453$2,825$2,295$1,853$1,489$557
20 years$3,246$2,625$2,106$1,678$1,330$466
21 years$3,059$2,445$1,937$1,523$1,190$391
22 years$2,889$2,282$1,785$1,385$1,067$328
23 years$2,734$2,134$1,649$1,261$957$276
24 years$2,592$2,000$1,525$1,150$861$232
25 years$2,462$1,877$1,412$1,051$774$195
26 years$2,342$1,764$1,310$961$697$164
27 years$2,231$1,660$1,216$879$629$138
28 years$2,128$1,564$1,131$806$567$116
29 years$2,033$1,476$1,052$739$512$98
30 years$1,944$1,394$980$678$463$82
31 years$1,861$1,317$914$623$419$69
32 years$1,783$1,247$852$572$379$58
33 years$1,710$1,181$796$526$343$49
34 years$1,642$1,119$744$484$310$42
35 years$1,577$1,061$695$446$281$35
36 years$1,517$1,007$650$411$255$29
37 years$1,460$957$609$378$231$25
38 years$1,405$909$570$349$209$21
39 years$1,354$865$534$321$190$18
40 years$1,306$823$501$296$172$15
41 years$1,260$783$469$274$156$13
42 years$1,216$746$440$252$142$11
43 years$1,174$710$413$233$129$9
44 years$1,135$677$388$215$117$8
45 years$1,097$646$364$199$106$6
46 years$1,061$616$342$184$96$5
47 years$1,027$588$321$170$87$5
48 years$994$561$302$157$79$4
49 years$962$536$284$145$72$3
50 years$932$512$267$134$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $955,000, adding $2,286 every year, while hoping to spend $26,780 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: 42/41/17 Blend
56$955,000$955,000$955,000$955,000
57$1,054,768$1,004,153$989,351$1,093,727
58$1,133,861$1,024,863$994,000$1,142,176
59$1,220,123$1,045,690$997,908$1,191,807
60$1,314,259$1,066,612$1,001,021$1,244,985
61$1,417,041$1,087,603$1,003,283$1,302,048
62$1,529,322$1,108,639$1,004,636$1,363,369
63$1,652,040$1,129,689$1,005,018$1,429,358
64$1,786,226$1,150,722$1,004,364$1,500,468
65$1,933,019$1,171,705$1,002,608$1,577,200
66$2,093,669$1,192,601$999,678$1,660,104
67$2,269,555$1,213,371$995,499$1,749,789
68$2,462,196$1,233,971$989,994$1,846,925
69$2,673,261$1,254,357$983,080$1,952,251
70$2,904,593$1,274,480$974,672$2,066,585
71$3,158,218$1,294,286$964,681$2,190,825
72$3,436,370$1,313,720$953,011$2,325,965
73$3,741,508$1,332,720$939,565$2,473,100
74$4,076,340$1,351,223$924,239$2,633,437
75$4,443,852$1,369,157$906,926$2,808,308
76$4,847,328$1,386,450$887,512$2,999,184
77$5,290,391$1,403,021$865,879$3,207,685
78$5,777,029$1,418,786$841,903$3,435,600
79$6,311,634$1,433,655$815,455$3,684,899
80$6,899,047$1,447,531$786,400$3,957,759
81$7,544,601$1,460,311$754,595$4,256,578
82$8,254,170$1,471,886$719,894$4,584,001
83$9,034,225$1,482,139$682,140$4,942,948
84$9,891,898$1,490,944$641,173$5,336,637
85$10,835,042$1,498,172$596,823$5,768,616
86$11,872,314$1,503,679$548,914$6,242,800
87$13,013,248$1,507,318$497,261$6,763,507
88$14,268,351$1,508,928$441,671$7,335,496
89$15,649,199$1,508,342$381,943$7,964,018
90$17,168,546$1,505,379$317,867$8,654,861
91$18,840,445$1,499,850$249,223$9,414,411
92$20,680,380$1,491,552$175,781$10,249,705
93$22,705,411$1,480,272$97,303$11,168,508
94$24,934,339$1,465,780$13,538$12,179,378
95$27,387,876$1,447,838$0$13,291,752
96$30,088,846$1,426,189$0$14,529,797
97$33,062,398$1,400,562$0$15,894,742
98$36,336,244$1,370,671$0$17,396,830
99$39,940,919$1,336,211$0$19,050,065
100$43,910,070$1,296,863$0$20,869,881