Can I retire at age 57 with 389,000?

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 $389,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$32,123$31,837$31,558$31,285$31,019$30,798
2 years$15,903$15,606$15,319$15,041$14,771$14,548
3 years$10,496$10,199$9,913$9,637$9,371$9,153
4 years$7,794$7,497$7,214$6,943$6,684$6,472
5 years$6,173$5,878$5,598$5,333$5,081$4,877
6 years$5,092$4,800$4,524$4,265$4,020$3,824
7 years$4,321$4,031$3,760$3,506$3,270$3,081
8 years$3,743$3,455$3,188$2,941$2,712$2,532
9 years$3,293$3,008$2,746$2,505$2,284$2,111
10 years$2,934$2,652$2,394$2,160$1,946$1,781
11 years$2,640$2,361$2,108$1,880$1,674$1,516
12 years$2,395$2,119$1,871$1,649$1,451$1,300
13 years$2,188$1,915$1,671$1,455$1,265$1,121
14 years$2,011$1,741$1,502$1,292$1,109$972
15 years$1,858$1,590$1,356$1,152$976$846
16 years$1,723$1,459$1,229$1,032$863$739
17 years$1,605$1,343$1,119$927$765$648
18 years$1,500$1,241$1,021$835$680$569
19 years$1,406$1,151$935$755$606$502
20 years$1,322$1,069$858$684$542$443
21 years$1,246$996$789$620$485$391
22 years$1,177$930$727$564$434$346
23 years$1,114$869$672$514$390$307
24 years$1,056$815$621$469$351$272
25 years$1,003$764$575$428$315$242
26 years$954$718$533$391$284$215
27 years$909$676$495$358$256$191
28 years$867$637$461$328$231$170
29 years$828$601$429$301$209$152
30 years$792$568$399$276$189$135
31 years$758$537$372$254$170$121
32 years$726$508$347$233$154$108
33 years$697$481$324$214$140$96
34 years$669$456$303$197$126$86
35 years$643$432$283$182$114$77
36 years$618$410$265$167$104$68
37 years$594$390$248$154$94$61
38 years$572$370$232$142$85$55
39 years$552$352$218$131$77$49
40 years$532$335$204$121$70$44
41 years$513$319$191$111$64$39
42 years$495$304$179$103$58$35
43 years$478$289$168$95$52$31
44 years$462$276$158$88$48$28
45 years$447$263$148$81$43$25
46 years$432$251$139$75$39$22
47 years$418$239$131$69$36$20
48 years$405$229$123$64$32$18
49 years$392$218$116$59$29$16
50 years$380$209$109$55$27$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $389,000, adding $3,677 every year, while hoping to spend $24,122 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: 54/40/6 Blend
56$389,000$389,000$389,000$389,000
57$432,471$411,854$405,824$455,043
58$450,917$406,369$393,754$465,229
59$470,437$399,807$380,470$473,330
60$491,113$392,090$365,908$481,557
61$513,039$383,134$349,998$489,925
62$536,313$372,852$332,667$498,455
63$561,046$361,151$313,841$507,166
64$587,358$347,932$293,440$516,084
65$615,380$333,092$271,381$525,240
66$645,255$316,521$247,579$534,666
67$677,142$298,101$221,944$544,402
68$711,213$277,710$194,381$554,493
69$747,656$255,217$164,792$564,991
70$786,679$230,485$133,075$575,956
71$828,510$203,368$99,123$587,455
72$873,397$173,712$62,823$599,565
73$921,615$141,356$24,058$612,373
74$973,463$106,126$0$625,980
75$1,029,273$67,842$0$641,605
76$1,089,405$26,313$0$659,982
77$1,154,258$0$0$679,723
78$1,224,268$0$0$709,213
79$1,299,916$0$0$753,621
80$1,381,730$0$0$801,679
81$1,470,289$0$0$853,731
82$1,566,231$0$0$910,156
83$1,670,257$0$0$971,371
84$1,783,139$0$0$1,037,833
85$1,905,723$0$0$1,110,048
86$2,038,944$0$0$1,188,569
87$2,183,826$0$0$1,274,005
88$2,341,499$0$0$1,367,028
89$2,513,205$0$0$1,468,377
90$2,700,311$0$0$1,578,863
91$2,904,320$0$0$1,699,382
92$3,126,888$0$0$1,830,917
93$3,369,837$0$0$1,974,551
94$3,635,173$0$0$2,131,478
95$3,925,105$0$0$2,303,011
96$4,242,062$0$0$2,490,595
97$4,588,722$0$0$2,695,821
98$4,968,031$0$0$2,920,443
99$5,383,235$0$0$3,166,391
100$5,837,906$0$0$3,435,789