Can I retire at age 57 with 964,000?

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 $964,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$79,606$78,897$78,205$77,530$76,871$75,442
2 years$39,409$38,675$37,964$37,274$36,605$35,171
3 years$26,012$25,275$24,565$23,882$23,224$21,829
4 years$19,314$18,579$17,877$17,206$16,563$15,219
5 years$15,297$14,567$13,873$13,215$12,591$11,301
6 years$12,620$11,895$11,212$10,569$9,963$8,728
7 years$10,708$9,989$9,317$8,689$8,103$6,923
8 years$9,275$8,563$7,902$7,289$6,722$5,598
9 years$8,161$7,455$6,806$6,209$5,661$4,591
10 years$7,270$6,571$5,933$5,352$4,823$3,807
11 years$6,542$5,850$5,224$4,658$4,148$3,185
12 years$5,935$5,251$4,636$4,085$3,595$2,683
13 years$5,423$4,745$4,142$3,607$3,135$2,272
14 years$4,984$4,313$3,721$3,202$2,748$1,934
15 years$4,603$3,940$3,360$2,855$2,419$1,652
16 years$4,271$3,615$3,046$2,557$2,138$1,416
17 years$3,978$3,329$2,772$2,297$1,896$1,216
18 years$3,718$3,076$2,530$2,070$1,686$1,048
19 years$3,485$2,851$2,317$1,871$1,503$904
20 years$3,276$2,650$2,126$1,694$1,342$781
21 years$3,088$2,468$1,955$1,538$1,201$676
22 years$2,916$2,304$1,802$1,398$1,077$586
23 years$2,760$2,155$1,664$1,273$966$508
24 years$2,617$2,019$1,539$1,161$869$441
25 years$2,485$1,894$1,425$1,061$782$384
26 years$2,364$1,781$1,322$970$704$333
27 years$2,252$1,676$1,228$888$635$290
28 years$2,149$1,579$1,141$813$573$253
29 years$2,052$1,490$1,062$746$517$220
30 years$1,962$1,407$989$684$467$192
31 years$1,878$1,330$922$629$422$167
32 years$1,800$1,258$860$578$382$146
33 years$1,726$1,192$803$531$346$127
34 years$1,657$1,129$751$489$313$111
35 years$1,592$1,071$702$450$284$97
36 years$1,531$1,017$657$414$257$84
37 years$1,473$966$614$382$233$73
38 years$1,419$918$575$352$211$64
39 years$1,367$873$539$324$191$56
40 years$1,318$830$505$299$174$49
41 years$1,271$790$474$276$158$43
42 years$1,227$753$444$255$143$37
43 years$1,185$717$417$235$130$32
44 years$1,145$684$392$217$118$28
45 years$1,107$652$368$201$107$25
46 years$1,071$622$345$185$97$22
47 years$1,036$593$324$171$88$19
48 years$1,003$567$305$158$80$16
49 years$972$541$287$146$73$14
50 years$941$517$269$135$66$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $964,000, adding $6,271 every year, while hoping to spend $26,428 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: 47/24/29 Blend
56$964,000$964,000$964,000$964,000
57$1,068,797$1,017,705$1,002,763$1,109,884
58$1,149,695$1,039,453$1,008,236$1,161,301
59$1,237,959$1,061,381$1,013,007$1,214,028
60$1,334,312$1,083,470$1,017,024$1,270,762
61$1,439,550$1,105,699$1,020,233$1,331,893
62$1,554,551$1,128,045$1,022,578$1,397,853
63$1,680,280$1,150,484$1,023,998$1,469,117
64$1,817,798$1,172,987$1,024,432$1,546,210
65$1,968,276$1,195,526$1,023,813$1,629,712
66$2,133,003$1,218,069$1,022,074$1,720,261
67$2,313,396$1,240,582$1,019,140$1,818,561
68$2,511,019$1,263,027$1,014,938$1,925,390
69$2,727,591$1,285,363$1,009,386$2,041,605
70$2,965,008$1,307,549$1,002,403$2,168,152
71$3,225,356$1,329,536$993,901$2,306,073
72$3,510,934$1,351,275$983,789$2,456,520
73$3,824,274$1,372,712$971,970$2,620,761
74$4,168,164$1,393,789$958,345$2,800,195
75$4,545,676$1,414,444$942,809$2,996,369
76$4,960,193$1,434,610$925,251$3,210,983
77$5,415,443$1,454,216$905,558$3,445,916
78$5,915,532$1,473,186$883,607$3,703,240
79$6,464,983$1,491,439$859,275$3,985,240
80$7,068,780$1,508,888$832,429$4,294,434
81$7,732,411$1,525,439$802,930$4,633,603
82$8,461,924$1,540,993$770,636$5,005,810
83$9,263,984$1,555,445$735,396$5,414,434
84$10,145,930$1,568,682$697,052$5,863,203
85$11,115,851$1,580,583$655,439$6,356,226
86$12,182,658$1,591,021$610,386$6,898,035
87$13,356,168$1,599,860$561,713$7,493,626
88$14,647,198$1,606,955$509,232$8,148,511
89$16,067,668$1,612,152$452,747$8,868,764
90$17,630,710$1,615,286$392,053$9,661,084
91$19,350,791$1,616,185$326,936$10,532,859
92$21,243,857$1,614,662$257,173$11,492,232
93$23,327,472$1,610,523$182,530$12,548,183
94$25,620,994$1,603,558$102,765$13,710,611
95$28,145,749$1,593,546$17,621$14,990,431
96$30,925,239$1,580,254$0$16,399,677
97$33,985,359$1,563,431$0$17,974,280
98$37,354,642$1,542,816$0$19,713,492
99$41,064,529$1,518,128$0$21,628,070
100$45,149,666$1,489,071$0$23,735,883