Can I retire at age 57 with 601,000?

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 $601,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$49,630$49,188$48,757$48,336$47,925$47,034
2 years$24,569$24,112$23,668$23,238$22,821$21,927
3 years$16,217$15,757$15,315$14,889$14,479$13,609
4 years$12,041$11,583$11,145$10,727$10,326$9,488
5 years$9,537$9,081$8,649$8,239$7,850$7,045
6 years$7,868$7,416$6,990$6,589$6,211$5,441
7 years$6,676$6,228$5,809$5,417$5,052$4,316
8 years$5,782$5,338$4,926$4,544$4,191$3,490
9 years$5,088$4,648$4,243$3,871$3,529$2,862
10 years$4,533$4,097$3,699$3,337$3,007$2,374
11 years$4,078$3,647$3,257$2,904$2,586$1,986
12 years$3,700$3,274$2,890$2,547$2,241$1,672
13 years$3,381$2,958$2,582$2,249$1,954$1,417
14 years$3,107$2,689$2,320$1,996$1,713$1,206
15 years$2,870$2,456$2,095$1,780$1,508$1,030
16 years$2,663$2,254$1,899$1,594$1,333$883
17 years$2,480$2,076$1,728$1,432$1,182$758
18 years$2,318$1,918$1,578$1,291$1,051$653
19 years$2,173$1,778$1,444$1,166$937$564
20 years$2,043$1,652$1,325$1,056$837$487
21 years$1,925$1,539$1,219$959$749$422
22 years$1,818$1,436$1,124$872$671$365
23 years$1,721$1,343$1,037$794$602$317
24 years$1,631$1,259$959$724$542$275
25 years$1,549$1,181$889$661$487$239
26 years$1,474$1,110$824$605$439$208
27 years$1,404$1,045$765$553$396$181
28 years$1,339$984$711$507$357$157
29 years$1,279$929$662$465$322$137
30 years$1,223$877$617$427$291$119
31 years$1,171$829$575$392$263$104
32 years$1,122$784$536$360$238$91
33 years$1,076$743$501$331$216$79
34 years$1,033$704$468$305$195$69
35 years$993$668$438$281$177$60
36 years$955$634$409$258$160$52
37 years$918$602$383$238$145$46
38 years$884$572$359$219$132$40
39 years$852$544$336$202$119$35
40 years$822$518$315$187$108$30
41 years$793$493$295$172$98$27
42 years$765$469$277$159$89$23
43 years$739$447$260$147$81$20
44 years$714$426$244$135$73$18
45 years$690$406$229$125$67$15
46 years$668$388$215$116$61$13
47 years$646$370$202$107$55$12
48 years$625$353$190$99$50$10
49 years$606$337$179$91$45$9
50 years$587$322$168$84$41$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $601,000, adding $2,239 every year, while hoping to spend $25,431 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: 55/37/8 Blend
56$601,000$601,000$601,000$601,000
57$664,612$632,759$623,443$699,782
58$705,344$636,705$617,270$727,750
59$749,378$639,993$610,038$755,183
60$797,024$642,563$601,684$784,436
61$848,624$644,352$592,144$815,686
62$904,552$645,293$581,348$849,128
63$965,219$645,315$569,226$884,979
64$1,031,079$644,343$555,703$923,478
65$1,102,629$642,296$540,700$964,889
66$1,180,419$639,091$524,135$1,009,505
67$1,265,052$634,636$505,923$1,057,650
68$1,357,190$628,836$485,974$1,109,681
69$1,457,564$621,589$464,195$1,165,993
70$1,566,977$612,789$440,487$1,227,025
71$1,686,313$602,320$414,748$1,293,259
72$1,816,546$590,063$386,872$1,365,229
73$1,958,748$575,890$356,746$1,443,527
74$2,114,096$559,665$324,253$1,528,804
75$2,283,891$541,245$289,272$1,621,782
76$2,469,560$520,478$251,675$1,723,259
77$2,672,678$497,204$211,329$1,834,114
78$2,894,977$471,254$168,094$1,955,321
79$3,138,366$442,446$121,827$2,087,955
80$3,404,946$410,593$72,375$2,233,202
81$3,697,031$375,492$19,579$2,392,376
82$4,017,169$336,932$0$2,566,924
83$4,368,167$294,688$0$2,761,584
84$4,753,116$248,524$0$2,976,973
85$5,175,420$198,189$0$3,213,384
86$5,638,831$143,418$0$3,472,988
87$6,147,478$83,932$0$3,758,179
88$6,705,912$19,436$0$4,071,601
89$7,319,145$0$0$4,416,171
90$7,992,699$0$0$4,815,621
91$8,732,656$0$0$5,263,203
92$9,545,716$0$0$5,755,064
93$10,439,262$0$0$6,295,679
94$11,421,426$0$0$6,889,974
95$12,501,168$0$0$7,543,380
96$13,688,358$0$0$8,261,879
97$14,993,872$0$0$9,052,059
98$16,429,691$0$0$9,921,184
99$18,009,016$0$0$10,877,252
100$19,746,393$0$0$11,929,079