Can I retire at age 57 with 1,000,000?

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 $1,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$79,405
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$37,633
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$23,759
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$16,860
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$12,750
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$10,035
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$8,116
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$6,696
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$5,606
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$4,749
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$4,059
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$3,496
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$3,029
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$2,638
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$2,308
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$2,026
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$1,784
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$1,576
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$1,395
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$1,237
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$1,099
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$978
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$871
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$777
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$694
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$620
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$555
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$497
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$445
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$399
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$358
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$321
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$288
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$259
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$232
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$209
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$188
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$169
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$152
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$136
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$123
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$110
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$99
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$89
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$80
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$72
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$65
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$59
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$53
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$48

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $1,000,000, adding $2,483 every year, while hoping to spend $29,637 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: 44/47/9 Blend
56$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
57$1,104,561$1,051,561$1,036,061$1,150,218
58$1,185,693$1,071,554$1,039,236$1,202,128
59$1,274,107$1,091,533$1,041,523$1,255,132
60$1,370,514$1,111,467$1,042,863$1,311,903
61$1,475,698$1,131,321$1,043,190$1,372,799
62$1,590,521$1,151,057$1,042,439$1,438,212
63$1,715,931$1,170,636$1,040,538$1,508,577
64$1,852,973$1,190,014$1,037,413$1,584,371
65$2,002,797$1,209,145$1,032,987$1,666,123
66$2,166,669$1,227,980$1,027,178$1,754,415
67$2,345,983$1,246,465$1,019,902$1,849,887
68$2,542,273$1,264,542$1,011,069$1,953,249
69$2,757,231$1,282,150$1,000,586$2,065,280
70$2,992,717$1,299,224$988,354$2,186,842
71$3,250,782$1,315,694$974,272$2,318,885
72$3,533,683$1,331,484$958,231$2,462,456
73$3,843,906$1,346,514$940,119$2,618,711
74$4,184,190$1,360,699$919,819$2,788,926
75$4,557,552$1,373,947$897,207$2,974,506
76$4,967,314$1,386,162$872,155$3,177,003
77$5,417,136$1,397,240$844,528$3,398,127
78$5,911,048$1,407,070$814,184$3,639,767
79$6,453,493$1,415,534$780,978$3,904,003
80$7,049,362$1,422,508$744,753$4,193,132
81$7,704,045$1,427,858$705,350$4,509,686
82$8,423,478$1,431,444$662,599$4,856,460
83$9,214,202$1,433,114$616,326$5,236,534
84$10,083,423$1,432,709$566,346$5,653,307
85$11,039,080$1,430,060$512,466$6,110,526
86$12,089,920$1,424,986$454,487$6,612,325
87$13,245,577$1,417,296$392,198$7,163,263
88$14,516,671$1,406,788$325,381$7,768,368
89$15,914,897$1,393,246$253,807$8,433,185
90$17,453,144$1,376,443$177,237$9,163,827
91$19,145,612$1,356,137$95,423$9,967,040
92$21,007,948$1,332,071$8,103$10,850,259
93$23,057,392$1,303,975$0$11,821,683
94$25,312,937$1,271,561$0$12,898,527
95$27,795,514$1,234,525$0$14,083,953
96$30,528,185$1,192,546$0$15,388,204
97$33,536,361$1,145,281$0$16,823,433
98$36,848,040$1,092,371$0$18,403,041
99$40,494,077$1,033,433$0$20,141,797
100$44,508,467$968,066$0$22,055,988