Can I retire at age 57 with 985,000?

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:
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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 $985,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$81,340$80,616$79,909$79,219$78,545$78,050
2 years$40,268$39,518$38,791$38,086$37,403$36,903
3 years$26,578$25,825$25,100$24,402$23,730$23,242
4 years$19,735$18,984$18,267$17,580$16,924$16,451
5 years$15,630$14,884$14,176$13,503$12,866$12,409
6 years$12,895$12,154$11,456$10,799$10,180$9,740
7 years$10,941$10,207$9,520$8,878$8,279$7,856
8 years$9,477$8,749$8,074$7,448$6,868$6,462
9 years$8,339$7,618$6,954$6,344$5,784$5,395
10 years$7,429$6,715$6,063$5,468$4,928$4,556
11 years$6,684$5,978$5,337$4,759$4,239$3,883
12 years$6,065$5,365$4,737$4,174$3,673$3,334
13 years$5,541$4,849$4,232$3,685$3,203$2,880
14 years$5,092$4,407$3,802$3,271$2,808$2,500
15 years$4,704$4,026$3,433$2,918$2,472$2,180
16 years$4,364$3,694$3,113$2,612$2,185$1,907
17 years$4,065$3,402$2,832$2,347$1,937$1,674
18 years$3,799$3,143$2,586$2,115$1,723$1,473
19 years$3,561$2,913$2,367$1,911$1,535$1,299
20 years$3,348$2,707$2,172$1,731$1,371$1,148
21 years$3,155$2,522$1,998$1,571$1,227$1,016
22 years$2,980$2,354$1,842$1,428$1,100$901
23 years$2,820$2,202$1,700$1,301$987$799
24 years$2,674$2,063$1,573$1,187$888$710
25 years$2,539$1,936$1,456$1,084$799$632
26 years$2,416$1,819$1,351$991$719$563
27 years$2,301$1,712$1,254$907$649$501
28 years$2,195$1,613$1,166$831$585$447
29 years$2,097$1,522$1,085$762$528$399
30 years$2,005$1,437$1,011$699$477$356
31 years$1,919$1,359$942$642$432$318
32 years$1,839$1,286$879$590$391$284
33 years$1,764$1,218$821$543$353$254
34 years$1,693$1,154$767$499$320$227
35 years$1,627$1,095$717$460$290$203
36 years$1,564$1,039$671$423$263$182
37 years$1,505$987$628$390$238$163
38 years$1,450$938$588$360$216$146
39 years$1,397$892$551$332$196$131
40 years$1,347$848$516$306$177$117
41 years$1,299$808$484$282$161$105
42 years$1,254$769$454$260$146$94
43 years$1,211$733$426$240$133$84
44 years$1,170$698$400$222$120$75
45 years$1,131$666$376$205$109$67
46 years$1,094$635$353$189$99$60
47 years$1,059$606$331$175$90$54
48 years$1,025$579$311$162$82$49
49 years$993$553$293$149$74$44
50 years$962$528$275$138$67$39

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $985,000, adding $5,320 every year, while hoping to spend $29,936 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: 56/31/13 Blend
56$985,000$985,000$985,000$985,000
57$1,090,958$1,038,753$1,023,485$1,148,133
58$1,170,384$1,057,800$1,025,920$1,206,532
59$1,256,908$1,076,777$1,027,433$1,266,380
60$1,351,222$1,095,649$1,027,963$1,330,871
61$1,454,090$1,114,378$1,027,442$1,400,454
62$1,566,348$1,132,924$1,025,803$1,475,627
63$1,688,921$1,151,243$1,022,972$1,556,933
64$1,822,825$1,169,288$1,018,876$1,644,975
65$1,969,178$1,187,008$1,013,434$1,740,417
66$2,129,213$1,204,351$1,006,562$1,843,989
67$2,304,286$1,221,257$998,175$1,956,500
68$2,495,890$1,237,665$988,181$2,078,837
69$2,705,669$1,253,509$976,483$2,211,981
70$2,935,434$1,268,718$962,982$2,357,014
71$3,187,180$1,283,216$947,574$2,515,128
72$3,463,102$1,296,924$930,147$2,687,636
73$3,765,620$1,309,754$910,588$2,875,989
74$4,097,396$1,321,616$888,776$3,081,784
75$4,461,366$1,332,410$864,586$3,306,783
76$4,860,761$1,342,034$837,885$3,552,930
77$5,299,141$1,350,375$808,536$3,822,367
78$5,780,426$1,357,317$776,395$4,117,456
79$6,308,938$1,362,733$741,312$4,440,801
80$6,889,433$1,366,491$703,129$4,795,276
81$7,527,153$1,368,447$661,683$5,184,046
82$8,227,873$1,368,452$616,800$5,610,602
83$8,997,955$1,366,345$568,301$6,078,796
84$9,844,407$1,361,956$515,999$6,592,871
85$10,774,949$1,355,104$459,698$7,157,507
86$11,798,089$1,345,599$399,193$7,777,865
87$12,923,198$1,333,238$334,270$8,459,633
88$14,160,602$1,317,804$264,706$9,209,083
89$15,521,677$1,299,070$190,267$10,033,132
90$17,018,957$1,276,794$110,710$10,939,402
91$18,666,253$1,250,719$25,782$11,936,299
92$20,478,782$1,220,575$0$13,033,090
93$22,473,308$1,186,074$0$14,248,986
94$24,668,305$1,146,911$0$15,590,656
95$27,084,128$1,102,765$0$17,066,976
96$29,743,203$1,053,295$0$18,691,675
97$32,670,244$998,141$0$20,479,887
98$35,892,480$936,921$0$22,448,291
99$39,439,915$869,232$0$24,615,272
100$43,345,610$794,648$0$27,001,094