Can I retire at age 57 with 525,000?

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:
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 $525,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$43,354$42,968$42,591$42,223$41,864$40,638
2 years$21,462$21,063$20,675$20,300$19,935$18,710
3 years$14,166$13,765$13,378$13,006$12,648$11,462
4 years$10,519$10,118$9,736$9,370$9,021$7,883
5 years$8,331$7,933$7,556$7,197$6,857$5,771
6 years$6,873$6,478$6,106$5,756$5,426$4,392
7 years$5,832$5,440$5,074$4,732$4,413$3,431
8 years$5,051$4,663$4,303$3,970$3,661$2,731
9 years$4,444$4,060$3,706$3,381$3,083$2,204
10 years$3,959$3,579$3,231$2,915$2,627$1,797
11 years$3,563$3,186$2,845$2,537$2,259$1,478
12 years$3,232$2,860$2,525$2,225$1,958$1,223
13 years$2,953$2,584$2,256$1,964$1,707$1,017
14 years$2,714$2,349$2,027$1,744$1,496$850
15 years$2,507$2,146$1,830$1,555$1,318$712
16 years$2,326$1,969$1,659$1,392$1,165$599
17 years$2,166$1,813$1,510$1,251$1,033$505
18 years$2,025$1,675$1,378$1,127$918$426
19 years$1,898$1,553$1,262$1,019$818$360
20 years$1,784$1,443$1,158$923$731$305
21 years$1,681$1,344$1,065$837$654$259
22 years$1,588$1,255$982$761$586$220
23 years$1,503$1,173$906$693$526$186
24 years$1,425$1,099$838$632$473$158
25 years$1,354$1,032$776$578$426$135
26 years$1,288$970$720$528$383$115
27 years$1,227$913$669$483$346$98
28 years$1,170$860$622$443$312$83
29 years$1,118$811$578$406$282$71
30 years$1,069$766$539$373$255$60
31 years$1,023$724$502$342$230$51
32 years$980$685$469$315$208$44
33 years$940$649$438$289$188$37
34 years$903$615$409$266$171$32
35 years$867$583$382$245$154$27
36 years$834$554$358$226$140$23
37 years$802$526$335$208$127$20
38 years$773$500$313$192$115$17
39 years$744$475$294$177$104$14
40 years$718$452$275$163$95$12
41 years$692$430$258$150$86$10
42 years$668$410$242$139$78$9
43 years$646$391$227$128$71$8
44 years$624$372$213$118$64$6
45 years$603$355$200$109$58$6
46 years$583$339$188$101$53$5
47 years$564$323$177$93$48$4
48 years$546$309$166$86$44$3
49 years$529$295$156$80$40$3
50 years$513$281$147$74$36$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $525,000, adding $6,090 every year, while hoping to spend $28,263 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: 46/48/6 Blend
56$525,000$525,000$525,000$525,000
57$584,832$557,007$548,869$610,507
58$614,413$554,229$537,185$626,013
59$646,064$550,367$524,162$639,374
60$679,967$545,339$509,725$653,204
61$716,320$539,057$493,797$667,554
62$755,341$531,427$476,296$682,483
63$797,270$522,351$457,136$698,057
64$842,369$511,724$436,228$714,352
65$890,928$499,436$413,479$731,452
66$943,263$485,368$388,790$749,453
67$999,722$469,397$362,061$768,462
68$1,060,687$451,392$333,184$788,600
69$1,126,579$431,212$302,048$810,004
70$1,197,860$408,711$268,536$832,827
71$1,275,038$383,734$232,527$857,239
72$1,358,669$356,114$193,895$883,434
73$1,449,369$325,679$152,506$911,626
74$1,547,812$292,245$108,222$942,057
75$1,654,740$255,616$60,898$974,996
76$1,770,969$215,587$10,385$1,010,744
77$1,897,399$171,942$0$1,049,637
78$2,035,017$124,451$0$1,094,838
79$2,184,911$72,871$0$1,144,869
80$2,348,277$16,946$0$1,199,542
81$2,526,432$0$0$1,259,390
82$2,720,826$0$0$1,348,028
83$2,933,054$0$0$1,454,628
84$3,164,873$0$0$1,571,127
85$3,418,215$0$0$1,698,505
86$3,695,210$0$0$1,837,840
87$3,998,201$0$0$1,990,319
88$4,329,769$0$0$2,157,249
89$4,692,754$0$0$2,340,070
90$5,090,287$0$0$2,540,366
91$5,525,812$0$0$2,759,882
92$6,003,125$0$0$3,000,542
93$6,526,405$0$0$3,264,462
94$7,100,255$0$0$3,553,975
95$7,729,744$0$0$3,871,649
96$8,420,457$0$0$4,220,314
97$9,178,545$0$0$4,603,086
98$10,010,782$0$0$5,023,398
99$10,924,632$0$0$5,485,032
100$11,928,317$0$0$5,992,154