Can I retire at age 57 with 2,640,000?

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:
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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 $2,640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$218,009$216,067$214,172$212,323$210,517$205,512
2 years$107,925$105,915$103,967$102,078$100,246$95,232
3 years$71,235$69,217$67,274$65,403$63,600$58,735
4 years$52,894$50,882$48,958$47,119$45,360$40,681
5 years$41,892$39,892$37,993$36,192$34,482$30,002
6 years$34,560$32,575$30,704$28,943$27,285$23,008
7 years$29,325$27,356$25,515$23,796$22,190$18,117
8 years$25,400$23,449$21,639$19,961$18,408$14,538
9 years$22,349$20,417$18,638$17,003$15,503$11,832
10 years$19,910$17,996$16,249$14,657$13,209$9,734
11 years$17,916$16,021$14,305$12,756$11,360$8,075
12 years$16,255$14,380$12,695$11,188$9,844$6,745
13 years$14,850$12,995$11,343$9,878$8,585$5,664
14 years$13,648$11,812$10,191$8,768$7,525$4,777
15 years$12,606$10,791$9,201$7,820$6,626$4,044
16 years$11,696$9,900$8,342$7,002$5,856$3,434
17 years$10,894$9,118$7,591$6,291$5,192$2,923
18 years$10,181$8,425$6,930$5,669$4,617$2,494
19 years$9,545$7,808$6,344$5,123$4,115$2,131
20 years$8,973$7,256$5,822$4,640$3,676$1,824
21 years$8,455$6,759$5,355$4,211$3,289$1,563
22 years$7,986$6,309$4,936$3,829$2,948$1,341
23 years$7,558$5,901$4,557$3,487$2,647$1,152
24 years$7,166$5,528$4,215$3,180$2,379$990
25 years$6,806$5,188$3,904$2,904$2,141$851
26 years$6,475$4,876$3,620$2,656$1,928$732
27 years$6,168$4,589$3,362$2,431$1,738$631
28 years$5,884$4,324$3,125$2,227$1,569$543
29 years$5,620$4,079$2,908$2,042$1,416$468
30 years$5,374$3,852$2,709$1,874$1,280$403
31 years$5,144$3,642$2,526$1,721$1,157$348
32 years$4,929$3,446$2,356$1,582$1,047$300
33 years$4,728$3,263$2,200$1,455$947$259
34 years$4,539$3,093$2,056$1,339$858$223
35 years$4,361$2,934$1,922$1,232$777$192
36 years$4,193$2,784$1,798$1,135$704$166
37 years$4,035$2,645$1,683$1,046$638$143
38 years$3,885$2,513$1,576$964$578$124
39 years$3,743$2,390$1,476$889$524$107
40 years$3,609$2,274$1,384$820$476$92
41 years$3,482$2,164$1,298$756$432$80
42 years$3,361$2,061$1,217$698$392$69
43 years$3,246$1,964$1,142$644$355$59
44 years$3,137$1,872$1,072$595$323$51
45 years$3,032$1,785$1,007$549$293$44
46 years$2,933$1,703$946$507$266$38
47 years$2,838$1,625$888$469$241$33
48 years$2,747$1,551$835$433$219$28
49 years$2,661$1,482$785$400$199$25
50 years$2,578$1,415$738$370$181$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $2,640,000, adding $3,737 every year, while hoping to spend $46,602 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: 57/30/13 Blend
56$2,640,000$2,640,000$2,640,000$2,640,000
57$2,913,135$2,773,215$2,732,295$3,069,387
58$3,160,690$2,859,518$2,774,242$3,261,807
59$3,431,935$2,948,488$2,816,033$3,465,921
60$3,729,235$3,040,207$2,857,613$3,687,242
61$4,055,198$3,134,758$2,898,924$3,927,426
62$4,412,695$3,232,228$2,939,905$4,188,296
63$4,804,888$3,332,706$2,980,491$4,471,859
64$5,235,261$3,436,283$3,020,612$4,780,320
65$5,707,651$3,543,054$3,060,196$5,116,112
66$6,226,285$3,653,117$3,099,165$5,481,908
67$6,795,817$3,766,571$3,137,438$5,880,655
68$7,421,376$3,883,519$3,174,928$6,315,593
69$8,108,613$4,004,068$3,211,545$6,790,295
70$8,863,751$4,128,326$3,247,191$7,308,690
71$9,693,647$4,256,408$3,281,765$7,875,109
72$10,605,854$4,388,427$3,315,160$8,494,317
73$11,608,696$4,524,505$3,347,263$9,171,565
74$12,711,341$4,664,763$3,377,953$9,912,635
75$13,923,890$4,809,329$3,407,107$10,723,895
76$15,257,472$4,958,332$3,434,591$11,612,359
77$16,724,351$5,111,906$3,460,266$12,585,755
78$18,338,035$5,270,190$3,483,986$13,652,591
79$20,113,411$5,433,326$3,505,596$14,822,242
80$22,066,880$5,601,460$3,524,934$16,105,035
81$24,216,512$5,774,742$3,541,829$17,512,345
82$26,582,219$5,953,327$3,556,104$19,056,705
83$29,185,941$6,137,376$3,567,568$20,751,921
84$32,051,851$6,327,051$3,576,026$22,613,202
85$35,206,585$6,522,522$3,581,268$24,657,306
86$38,679,494$6,723,962$3,583,078$26,902,694
87$42,502,917$6,931,551$3,581,226$29,369,706
88$46,712,490$7,145,473$3,575,472$32,080,751
89$51,347,479$7,365,916$3,565,566$35,060,522
90$56,451,152$7,593,076$3,551,242$38,336,221
91$62,071,186$7,827,153$3,532,225$41,937,823
92$68,260,116$8,068,353$3,508,224$45,898,355
93$75,075,835$8,316,889$3,478,936$50,254,206
94$82,582,132$8,572,978$3,444,043$55,045,471
95$90,849,301$8,836,846$3,403,209$60,316,332
96$99,954,800$9,108,722$3,356,088$66,115,469
97$109,983,985$9,388,845$3,302,312$72,496,522
98$121,030,912$9,677,458$3,241,500$79,518,599
99$133,199,224$9,974,814$3,173,249$87,246,828
100$146,603,134$10,281,168$3,097,142$95,752,974