Can I retire at age 57 with 538,000?

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 $538,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$44,428$44,032$43,646$43,269$42,901$41,346
2 years$21,994$21,584$21,187$20,802$20,429$18,879
3 years$14,517$14,106$13,710$13,328$12,961$11,466
4 years$10,779$10,369$9,977$9,602$9,244$7,814
5 years$8,537$8,129$7,743$7,375$7,027$5,666
6 years$7,043$6,638$6,257$5,898$5,560$4,270
7 years$5,976$5,575$5,200$4,849$4,522$3,302
8 years$5,176$4,779$4,410$4,068$3,751$2,600
9 years$4,555$4,161$3,798$3,465$3,159$2,075
10 years$4,057$3,667$3,311$2,987$2,692$1,673
11 years$3,651$3,265$2,915$2,599$2,315$1,360
12 years$3,312$2,930$2,587$2,280$2,006$1,112
13 years$3,026$2,648$2,311$2,013$1,749$914
14 years$2,781$2,407$2,077$1,787$1,534$754
15 years$2,569$2,199$1,875$1,594$1,350$624
16 years$2,384$2,018$1,700$1,427$1,193$518
17 years$2,220$1,858$1,547$1,282$1,058$431
18 years$2,075$1,717$1,412$1,155$941$359
19 years$1,945$1,591$1,293$1,044$839$299
20 years$1,828$1,479$1,186$946$749$250
21 years$1,723$1,377$1,091$858$670$209
22 years$1,627$1,286$1,006$780$601$175
23 years$1,540$1,202$929$711$539$146
24 years$1,460$1,127$859$648$485$123
25 years$1,387$1,057$796$592$436$103
26 years$1,319$994$738$541$393$86
27 years$1,257$935$685$495$354$72
28 years$1,199$881$637$454$320$61
29 years$1,145$831$593$416$289$51
30 years$1,095$785$552$382$261$43
31 years$1,048$742$515$351$236$36
32 years$1,005$702$480$322$213$30
33 years$963$665$448$296$193$25
34 years$925$630$419$273$175$21
35 years$889$598$392$251$158$18
36 years$854$567$366$231$143$15
37 years$822$539$343$213$130$13
38 years$792$512$321$196$118$11
39 years$763$487$301$181$107$9
40 years$736$463$282$167$97$7
41 years$710$441$264$154$88$6
42 years$685$420$248$142$80$5
43 years$662$400$233$131$72$4
44 years$639$382$218$121$66$4
45 years$618$364$205$112$60$3
46 years$598$347$193$103$54$3
47 years$578$331$181$96$49$2
48 years$560$316$170$88$45$2
49 years$542$302$160$82$41$2
50 years$525$288$150$75$37$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $538,000, adding $5,705 every year, while hoping to spend $21,131 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: 60/32/8 Blend
56$538,000$538,000$538,000$538,000
57$598,761$570,247$561,908$633,311
58$637,351$575,706$558,248$662,614
59$679,169$580,724$553,758$691,634
60$724,523$585,257$548,387$722,757
61$773,749$589,259$542,083$756,188
62$827,218$592,680$534,790$792,149
63$885,340$595,467$526,451$830,889
64$948,563$597,563$517,005$872,680
65$1,017,382$598,909$506,390$917,825
66$1,092,340$599,441$494,540$966,657
67$1,174,036$599,092$481,384$1,019,542
68$1,263,130$597,789$466,852$1,076,886
69$1,360,345$595,456$450,868$1,139,136
70$1,466,479$592,013$433,351$1,206,788
71$1,582,412$587,374$414,221$1,280,385
72$1,709,111$581,447$393,389$1,360,531
73$1,847,639$574,137$370,766$1,447,888
74$1,999,169$565,341$346,258$1,543,191
75$2,164,992$554,950$319,766$1,647,247
76$2,346,529$542,851$291,186$1,760,951
77$2,545,345$528,921$260,411$1,885,286
78$2,763,164$513,031$227,328$2,021,340
79$3,001,884$495,046$191,820$2,170,313
80$3,263,594$474,822$153,765$2,333,529
81$3,550,598$452,205$113,033$2,512,448
82$3,865,431$427,035$69,491$2,708,681
83$4,210,885$399,141$23,000$2,924,007
84$4,590,039$368,342$0$3,160,387
85$5,006,280$334,448$0$3,422,257
86$5,463,341$297,256$0$3,711,977
87$5,965,335$256,555$0$4,030,227
88$6,516,791$212,118$0$4,379,928
89$7,122,700$163,708$0$4,764,299
90$7,788,559$111,074$0$5,186,891
91$8,520,426$53,950$0$5,651,620
92$9,324,971$0$0$6,162,803
93$10,209,548$0$0$6,727,999
94$11,182,254$0$0$7,370,442
95$12,252,014$0$0$8,077,034
96$13,428,658$0$0$8,854,275
97$14,723,018$0$0$9,709,326
98$16,147,029$0$0$10,650,078
99$17,713,840$0$0$11,685,224
100$19,437,940$0$0$12,824,343