Can I retire at age 57 with 397,000?

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 $397,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$32,784$32,492$32,207$31,929$31,657$30,980
2 years$16,230$15,927$15,634$15,350$15,075$14,396
3 years$10,712$10,409$10,117$9,835$9,564$8,905
4 years$7,954$7,652$7,362$7,086$6,821$6,186
5 years$6,300$5,999$5,713$5,442$5,185$4,577
6 years$5,197$4,899$4,617$4,352$4,103$3,521
7 years$4,410$4,114$3,837$3,578$3,337$2,782
8 years$3,820$3,526$3,254$3,002$2,768$2,240
9 years$3,361$3,070$2,803$2,557$2,331$1,830
10 years$2,994$2,706$2,443$2,204$1,986$1,511
11 years$2,694$2,409$2,151$1,918$1,708$1,258
12 years$2,444$2,162$1,909$1,682$1,480$1,055
13 years$2,233$1,954$1,706$1,485$1,291$890
14 years$2,052$1,776$1,533$1,319$1,132$753
15 years$1,896$1,623$1,384$1,176$996$641
16 years$1,759$1,489$1,255$1,053$881$546
17 years$1,638$1,371$1,142$946$781$467
18 years$1,531$1,267$1,042$853$694$400
19 years$1,435$1,174$954$770$619$343
20 years$1,349$1,091$876$698$553$295
21 years$1,272$1,016$805$633$495$254
22 years$1,201$949$742$576$443$219
23 years$1,137$887$685$524$398$189
24 years$1,078$831$634$478$358$163
25 years$1,024$780$587$437$322$141
26 years$974$733$544$399$290$122
27 years$928$690$506$366$261$106
28 years$885$650$470$335$236$91
29 years$845$613$437$307$213$79
30 years$808$579$407$282$192$68
31 years$774$548$380$259$174$59
32 years$741$518$354$238$157$51
33 years$711$491$331$219$142$45
34 years$683$465$309$201$129$39
35 years$656$441$289$185$117$34
36 years$631$419$270$171$106$29
37 years$607$398$253$157$96$25
38 years$584$378$237$145$87$22
39 years$563$359$222$134$79$19
40 years$543$342$208$123$72$16
41 years$524$325$195$114$65$14
42 years$505$310$183$105$59$12
43 years$488$295$172$97$53$11
44 years$472$282$161$89$49$9
45 years$456$268$151$83$44$8
46 years$441$256$142$76$40$7
47 years$427$244$134$70$36$6
48 years$413$233$126$65$33$5
49 years$400$223$118$60$30$5
50 years$388$213$111$56$27$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $397,000, adding $6,297 every year, while hoping to spend $32,147 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: 37/50/13 Blend
56$397,000$397,000$397,000$397,000
57$443,989$422,948$416,795$458,435
58$455,072$409,469$396,553$455,874
59$466,208$394,251$374,556$449,549
60$477,368$377,176$350,711$442,014
61$488,520$358,119$324,920$433,177
62$499,628$336,945$297,083$422,939
63$510,648$313,513$267,094$411,195
64$521,534$287,676$234,842$397,832
65$532,233$259,274$200,212$382,732
66$542,685$228,143$163,083$365,765
67$552,822$194,105$123,329$346,797
68$562,568$156,974$80,819$325,679
69$571,840$116,556$35,416$302,258
70$580,541$72,641$0$276,365
71$588,567$25,011$0$249,632
72$595,799$0$0$225,420
73$602,106$0$0$213,245
74$607,340$0$0$214,363
75$611,338$0$0$214,945
76$613,919$0$0$214,917
77$614,880$0$0$214,193
78$613,997$0$0$212,683
79$611,021$0$0$210,283
80$605,674$0$0$206,879
81$597,650$0$0$202,345
82$586,609$0$0$196,540
83$572,174$0$0$189,311
84$553,926$0$0$180,486
85$531,405$0$0$169,873
86$504,097$0$0$157,265
87$471,436$0$0$142,427
88$432,795$0$0$125,103
89$387,481$0$0$105,008
90$334,727$0$0$81,829
91$273,685$0$0$55,219
92$203,419$0$0$24,793
93$122,893$0$0$0
94$30,963$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0