Can I retire at age 57 with 526,000?

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:
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 $526,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$43,437$43,050$42,672$42,304$41,944$40,553
2 years$21,503$21,103$20,715$20,338$19,973$18,585
3 years$14,193$13,791$13,404$13,031$12,672$11,330
4 years$10,539$10,138$9,755$9,388$9,038$7,753
5 years$8,347$7,948$7,570$7,211$6,870$5,646
6 years$6,886$6,490$6,118$5,767$5,436$4,273
7 years$5,843$5,451$5,084$4,741$4,421$3,319
8 years$5,061$4,672$4,311$3,977$3,668$2,626
9 years$4,453$4,068$3,713$3,388$3,089$2,107
10 years$3,967$3,586$3,237$2,920$2,632$1,707
11 years$3,570$3,192$2,850$2,541$2,263$1,395
12 years$3,239$2,865$2,529$2,229$1,961$1,147
13 years$2,959$2,589$2,260$1,968$1,710$947
14 years$2,719$2,353$2,031$1,747$1,499$786
15 years$2,512$2,150$1,833$1,558$1,320$654
16 years$2,330$1,973$1,662$1,395$1,167$546
17 years$2,171$1,817$1,513$1,253$1,035$457
18 years$2,029$1,679$1,381$1,130$920$383
19 years$1,902$1,556$1,264$1,021$820$321
20 years$1,788$1,446$1,160$924$732$270
21 years$1,685$1,347$1,067$839$655$227
22 years$1,591$1,257$983$763$587$191
23 years$1,506$1,176$908$695$527$161
24 years$1,428$1,102$840$634$474$136
25 years$1,356$1,034$778$579$426$115
26 years$1,290$972$721$529$384$97
27 years$1,229$914$670$484$346$82
28 years$1,172$862$623$444$313$69
29 years$1,120$813$579$407$282$58
30 years$1,071$768$540$373$255$49
31 years$1,025$726$503$343$231$42
32 years$982$687$469$315$209$35
33 years$942$650$438$290$189$30
34 years$904$616$410$267$171$25
35 years$869$584$383$245$155$21
36 years$835$555$358$226$140$18
37 years$804$527$335$208$127$15
38 years$774$501$314$192$115$13
39 years$746$476$294$177$104$11
40 years$719$453$276$163$95$9
41 years$694$431$259$151$86$8
42 years$670$411$243$139$78$7
43 years$647$391$228$128$71$6
44 years$625$373$214$119$64$5
45 years$604$356$201$109$58$4
46 years$584$339$188$101$53$3
47 years$565$324$177$93$48$3
48 years$547$309$166$86$44$2
49 years$530$295$156$80$40$2
50 years$514$282$147$74$36$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $526,000, adding $6,838 every year, while hoping to spend $25,904 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: 62/11/27 Blend
56$526,000$526,000$526,000$526,000
57$586,705$558,827$550,674$618,459
58$618,988$558,648$541,560$640,640
59$653,695$557,592$531,273$661,428
60$691,046$555,589$519,745$683,570
61$731,284$552,564$506,907$707,202
62$774,673$548,437$492,687$732,477
63$821,504$543,126$477,007$759,562
64$872,099$536,540$459,788$788,645
65$926,809$528,586$440,946$819,930
66$986,020$519,164$420,395$853,648
67$1,050,158$508,167$398,042$890,050
68$1,119,691$495,484$373,793$929,416
69$1,195,132$480,995$347,548$972,057
70$1,277,047$464,575$319,202$1,018,315
71$1,366,057$446,091$288,647$1,068,569
72$1,462,848$425,402$255,769$1,123,239
73$1,568,170$402,359$220,450$1,182,789
74$1,682,854$376,804$182,565$1,247,732
75$1,807,808$348,571$141,984$1,318,636
76$1,944,038$317,484$98,574$1,396,127
77$2,092,645$283,357$52,191$1,480,898
78$2,254,845$245,991$2,690$1,573,717
79$2,431,976$205,181$0$1,675,429
80$2,625,508$160,706$0$1,801,415
81$2,837,063$112,334$0$1,940,031
82$3,068,425$59,820$0$2,091,690
83$3,321,558$2,905$0$2,257,705
84$3,598,626$0$0$2,439,523
85$3,902,010$0$0$2,645,839
86$4,234,333$0$0$2,872,260
87$4,598,484$0$0$3,120,408
88$4,997,645$0$0$3,392,454
89$5,435,319$0$0$3,690,793
90$5,915,365$0$0$4,018,060
91$6,442,033$0$0$4,377,159
92$7,020,005$0$0$4,771,288
93$7,654,438$0$0$5,203,969
94$8,351,013$0$0$5,679,082
95$9,115,987$0$0$6,200,903
96$9,956,253$0$0$6,774,140
97$10,879,405$0$0$7,403,981
98$11,893,809$0$0$8,096,140
99$13,008,679$0$0$8,856,913
100$14,234,171$0$0$9,693,237