Can I retire at age 57 with 962,000?

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 $962,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$79,441$78,733$78,043$77,369$76,711$74,019
2 years$39,327$38,595$37,885$37,197$36,529$33,845
3 years$25,958$25,222$24,514$23,832$23,176$20,584
4 years$19,274$18,541$17,840$17,170$16,529$14,050
5 years$15,265$14,536$13,845$13,188$12,565$10,204
6 years$12,593$11,870$11,188$10,547$9,942$7,702
7 years$10,686$9,968$9,298$8,671$8,086$5,966
8 years$9,256$8,545$7,885$7,274$6,708$4,706
9 years$8,144$7,440$6,791$6,196$5,649$3,763
10 years$7,255$6,558$5,921$5,341$4,813$3,040
11 years$6,528$5,838$5,213$4,648$4,140$2,476
12 years$5,923$5,240$4,626$4,077$3,587$2,028
13 years$5,411$4,735$4,133$3,599$3,128$1,670
14 years$4,973$4,304$3,714$3,195$2,742$1,381
15 years$4,594$3,932$3,353$2,849$2,414$1,145
16 years$4,262$3,608$3,040$2,551$2,134$953
17 years$3,970$3,322$2,766$2,292$1,892$794
18 years$3,710$3,070$2,525$2,066$1,682$663
19 years$3,478$2,845$2,312$1,867$1,499$554
20 years$3,270$2,644$2,122$1,691$1,339$464
21 years$3,081$2,463$1,951$1,534$1,199$389
22 years$2,910$2,299$1,799$1,395$1,074$326
23 years$2,754$2,150$1,661$1,271$964$274
24 years$2,611$2,015$1,536$1,159$867$230
25 years$2,480$1,891$1,422$1,058$780$193
26 years$2,359$1,777$1,319$968$703$162
27 years$2,248$1,672$1,225$886$633$137
28 years$2,144$1,576$1,139$812$572$115
29 years$2,048$1,486$1,060$744$516$97
30 years$1,958$1,404$987$683$466$81
31 years$1,875$1,327$920$627$422$68
32 years$1,796$1,256$859$576$381$58
33 years$1,723$1,189$802$530$345$49
34 years$1,654$1,127$749$488$312$41
35 years$1,589$1,069$700$449$283$34
36 years$1,528$1,015$655$414$256$29
37 years$1,470$964$613$381$232$24
38 years$1,416$916$574$351$211$21
39 years$1,364$871$538$324$191$17
40 years$1,315$829$504$299$173$15
41 years$1,269$789$473$276$157$12
42 years$1,225$751$444$254$143$10
43 years$1,183$716$416$235$129$9
44 years$1,143$682$391$217$118$7
45 years$1,105$651$367$200$107$6
46 years$1,069$621$345$185$97$5
47 years$1,034$592$324$171$88$4
48 years$1,001$565$304$158$80$4
49 years$969$540$286$146$73$3
50 years$939$516$269$135$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $962,000, adding $3,319 every year, while hoping to spend $50,120 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: 29/50/21 Blend
56$962,000$962,000$962,000$962,000
57$1,063,548$1,012,562$997,651$1,087,293
58$1,118,702$1,008,850$977,745$1,102,120
59$1,177,803$1,003,276$955,492$1,113,358
60$1,241,199$995,697$930,761$1,124,381
61$1,309,274$985,959$903,414$1,135,203
62$1,382,449$973,900$873,308$1,145,842
63$1,461,186$959,349$840,291$1,156,323
64$1,545,993$942,123$804,207$1,166,679
65$1,637,427$922,030$764,891$1,176,951
66$1,736,100$898,865$722,170$1,187,191
67$1,842,685$872,412$675,866$1,197,460
68$1,957,921$842,442$625,789$1,207,836
69$2,082,621$808,713$571,744$1,218,407
70$2,217,677$770,969$513,526$1,229,280
71$2,364,071$728,938$450,921$1,240,581
72$2,522,884$682,333$383,704$1,252,455
73$2,695,302$630,852$311,643$1,265,073
74$2,882,633$574,173$234,492$1,278,631
75$3,086,311$511,958$151,998$1,293,356
76$3,307,919$443,848$63,894$1,309,506
77$3,549,196$369,465$0$1,327,379
78$3,812,054$288,409$0$1,354,066
79$4,098,601$200,258$0$1,398,918
80$4,411,153$104,566$0$1,448,111
81$4,752,263$862$0$1,502,212
82$5,124,737$0$0$1,561,856
83$5,531,668$0$0$1,689,023
84$5,976,458$0$0$1,828,687
85$6,462,854$0$0$1,981,570
86$6,994,982$0$0$2,148,987
87$7,577,384$0$0$2,332,387
88$8,215,062$0$0$2,533,366
89$8,913,524$0$0$2,753,682
90$9,678,835$0$0$2,995,271
91$10,517,676$0$0$3,260,264
92$11,437,404$0$0$3,551,010
93$12,446,123$0$0$3,870,096
94$13,552,757$0$0$4,220,370
95$14,767,137$0$0$4,604,971
96$16,100,093$0$0$5,027,356
97$17,563,551$0$0$5,491,333
98$19,170,651$0$0$6,001,099
99$20,935,867$0$0$6,561,275
100$22,875,144$0$0$7,176,953