Can I retire at age 57 with 549,000?

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 $549,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$45,336$44,932$44,538$44,154$43,778$42,894
2 years$22,444$22,026$21,620$21,228$20,847$19,960
3 years$14,814$14,394$13,990$13,601$13,226$12,364
4 years$11,000$10,581$10,181$9,799$9,433$8,603
5 years$8,712$8,296$7,901$7,526$7,171$6,374
6 years$7,187$6,774$6,385$6,019$5,674$4,912
7 years$6,098$5,689$5,306$4,948$4,614$3,888
8 years$5,282$4,876$4,500$4,151$3,828$3,136
9 years$4,648$4,246$3,876$3,536$3,224$2,566
10 years$4,140$3,742$3,379$3,048$2,747$2,123
11 years$3,726$3,332$2,975$2,653$2,362$1,771
12 years$3,380$2,990$2,640$2,327$2,047$1,488
13 years$3,088$2,702$2,359$2,054$1,785$1,257
14 years$2,838$2,456$2,119$1,823$1,565$1,067
15 years$2,622$2,244$1,913$1,626$1,378$909
16 years$2,432$2,059$1,735$1,456$1,218$777
17 years$2,265$1,896$1,579$1,308$1,080$666
18 years$2,117$1,752$1,441$1,179$960$572
19 years$1,985$1,624$1,319$1,065$856$492
20 years$1,866$1,509$1,211$965$764$424
21 years$1,758$1,405$1,114$876$684$366
22 years$1,661$1,312$1,026$796$613$316
23 years$1,572$1,227$948$725$550$273
24 years$1,490$1,150$876$661$495$236
25 years$1,415$1,079$812$604$445$205
26 years$1,346$1,014$753$552$401$177
27 years$1,283$954$699$505$362$154
28 years$1,224$899$650$463$326$134
29 years$1,169$848$605$425$295$116
30 years$1,118$801$563$390$266$101
31 years$1,070$757$525$358$241$87
32 years$1,025$717$490$329$218$76
33 years$983$679$458$303$197$66
34 years$944$643$427$278$178$57
35 years$907$610$400$256$162$50
36 years$872$579$374$236$146$43
37 years$839$550$350$217$133$38
38 years$808$523$328$200$120$33
39 years$778$497$307$185$109$29
40 years$751$473$288$170$99$25
41 years$724$450$270$157$90$22
42 years$699$429$253$145$81$19
43 years$675$408$238$134$74$16
44 years$652$389$223$124$67$14
45 years$631$371$209$114$61$12
46 years$610$354$197$106$55$11
47 years$590$338$185$97$50$9
48 years$571$323$174$90$46$8
49 years$553$308$163$83$41$7
50 years$536$294$153$77$38$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $549,000, adding $2,829 every year, while hoping to spend $35,695 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: 81/5/14 Blend
56$549,000$549,000$549,000$549,000
57$607,916$578,819$570,310$655,253
58$631,944$569,202$551,436$677,137
59$657,227$557,917$530,733$696,225
60$683,855$544,846$508,103$716,144
61$711,925$529,861$483,442$736,961
62$741,546$512,828$456,642$758,748
63$772,834$493,607$427,590$781,586
64$805,916$472,047$396,167$805,564
65$840,932$447,990$362,251$830,779
66$878,033$421,267$325,712$857,341
67$917,385$391,701$286,416$885,369
68$959,169$359,106$244,222$914,993
69$1,003,584$323,281$198,983$946,361
70$1,050,846$284,019$150,545$979,631
71$1,101,193$241,097$98,750$1,014,983
72$1,154,886$194,281$43,429$1,052,610
73$1,212,208$143,325$0$1,092,731
74$1,273,472$87,967$0$1,137,914
75$1,339,020$27,931$0$1,193,166
76$1,409,227$0$0$1,252,314
77$1,484,504$0$0$1,317,746
78$1,565,303$0$0$1,389,637
79$1,652,119$0$0$1,466,892
80$1,745,495$0$0$1,549,996
81$1,846,029$0$0$1,639,480
82$1,954,376$0$0$1,735,931
83$2,071,256$0$0$1,839,990
84$2,197,461$0$0$1,952,363
85$2,333,858$0$0$2,073,826
86$2,481,404$0$0$2,205,232
87$2,641,149$0$0$2,347,517
88$2,814,247$0$0$2,501,712
89$3,001,967$0$0$2,668,950
90$3,205,706$0$0$2,850,475
91$3,426,999$0$0$3,047,659
92$3,667,535$0$0$3,262,008
93$3,929,171$0$0$3,495,181
94$4,213,952$0$0$3,749,002
95$4,524,126$0$0$4,025,478
96$4,862,169$0$0$4,326,817
97$5,230,806$0$0$4,655,452
98$5,633,032$0$0$5,014,057
99$6,072,150$0$0$5,405,578
100$6,551,791$0$0$5,833,257