Can I retire at age 57 with 503,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $503,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$41,537$41,167$40,806$40,454$40,110$39,188
2 years$20,563$20,180$19,809$19,449$19,100$18,176
3 years$13,572$13,188$12,818$12,461$12,118$11,221
4 years$10,078$9,694$9,328$8,978$8,643$7,780
5 years$7,982$7,601$7,239$6,896$6,570$5,744
6 years$6,585$6,206$5,850$5,514$5,199$4,409
7 years$5,587$5,212$4,861$4,534$4,228$3,476
8 years$4,839$4,468$4,123$3,803$3,507$2,793
9 years$4,258$3,890$3,551$3,240$2,954$2,276
10 years$3,793$3,429$3,096$2,793$2,517$1,874
11 years$3,413$3,053$2,726$2,430$2,164$1,557
12 years$3,097$2,740$2,419$2,132$1,876$1,302
13 years$2,829$2,476$2,161$1,882$1,636$1,095
14 years$2,600$2,251$1,942$1,671$1,434$925
15 years$2,402$2,056$1,753$1,490$1,262$784
16 years$2,228$1,886$1,589$1,334$1,116$667
17 years$2,076$1,737$1,446$1,199$989$568
18 years$1,940$1,605$1,320$1,080$880$486
19 years$1,819$1,488$1,209$976$784$416
20 years$1,710$1,382$1,109$884$700$356
21 years$1,611$1,288$1,020$802$627$306
22 years$1,522$1,202$940$729$562$263
23 years$1,440$1,124$868$664$504$226
24 years$1,365$1,053$803$606$453$194
25 years$1,297$989$744$553$408$168
26 years$1,234$929$690$506$367$144
27 years$1,175$874$641$463$331$125
28 years$1,121$824$595$424$299$107
29 years$1,071$777$554$389$270$93
30 years$1,024$734$516$357$244$80
31 years$980$694$481$328$220$69
32 years$939$657$449$301$199$60
33 years$901$622$419$277$180$52
34 years$865$589$392$255$163$45
35 years$831$559$366$235$148$39
36 years$799$531$343$216$134$33
37 years$769$504$321$199$122$29
38 years$740$479$300$184$110$25
39 years$713$455$281$169$100$22
40 years$688$433$264$156$91$19
41 years$663$412$247$144$82$16
42 years$640$393$232$133$75$14
43 years$618$374$218$123$68$12
44 years$598$357$204$113$61$10
45 years$578$340$192$105$56$9
46 years$559$324$180$97$51$8
47 years$541$310$169$89$46$7
48 years$523$296$159$83$42$6
49 years$507$282$149$76$38$5
50 years$491$270$141$71$34$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $503,000, adding $6,026 every year, while hoping to spend $29,820 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: 65/12/23 Blend
56$503,000$503,000$503,000$503,000
57$560,522$533,863$526,066$593,256
58$585,967$528,294$511,961$610,460
59$613,008$521,453$496,384$625,345
60$641,776$513,245$479,255$640,929
61$672,415$503,572$460,488$657,283
62$705,082$492,328$439,995$674,483
63$739,951$479,402$417,685$692,619
64$777,208$464,675$393,460$711,788
65$817,062$448,023$367,219$732,098
66$859,739$429,313$338,858$753,670
67$905,489$408,406$308,266$776,639
68$954,583$385,152$275,327$801,154
69$1,007,323$359,397$239,923$827,382
70$1,064,036$330,973$201,927$855,508
71$1,125,084$299,707$161,207$885,738
72$1,190,863$265,413$117,628$918,299
73$1,261,808$227,896$71,046$953,445
74$1,338,399$186,949$21,312$991,457
75$1,421,160$142,354$0$1,032,648
76$1,510,669$93,880$0$1,085,159
77$1,607,562$41,285$0$1,147,667
78$1,712,537$0$0$1,215,404
79$1,826,360$0$0$1,290,957
80$1,949,876$0$0$1,378,888
81$2,084,014$0$0$1,474,409
82$2,229,793$0$0$1,578,253
83$2,388,339$0$0$1,691,222
84$2,560,886$0$0$1,814,202
85$2,748,795$0$0$1,948,166
86$2,953,561$0$0$2,094,185
87$3,176,831$0$0$2,253,438
88$3,420,419$0$0$2,427,222
89$3,686,318$0$0$2,616,967
90$3,976,725$0$0$2,824,244
91$4,294,057$0$0$3,050,784
92$4,640,975$0$0$3,298,493
93$5,020,411$0$0$3,569,468
94$5,435,589$0$0$3,866,021
95$5,890,064$0$0$4,190,695
96$6,387,746$0$0$4,546,292
97$6,932,944$0$0$4,935,896
98$7,530,402$0$0$5,362,904
99$8,185,345$0$0$5,831,060
100$8,903,528$0$0$6,344,483