Can I retire at age 57 with 842,000?

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:
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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 $842,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$69,532$68,912$68,308$67,718$67,142$66,248
2 years$34,422$33,781$33,159$32,557$31,973$31,073
3 years$22,720$22,076$21,456$20,859$20,285$19,408
4 years$16,870$16,228$15,615$15,028$14,467$13,620
5 years$13,361$12,723$12,118$11,543$10,998$10,183
6 years$11,023$10,389$9,793$9,231$8,702$7,920
7 years$9,353$8,725$8,138$7,589$7,077$6,328
8 years$8,101$7,479$6,902$6,367$5,871$5,155
9 years$7,128$6,512$5,944$5,423$4,944$4,261
10 years$6,350$5,740$5,182$4,675$4,213$3,562
11 years$5,714$5,110$4,562$4,068$3,623$3,004
12 years$5,184$4,586$4,049$3,568$3,140$2,551
13 years$4,736$4,145$3,618$3,150$2,738$2,180
14 years$4,353$3,767$3,250$2,797$2,400$1,871
15 years$4,021$3,442$2,935$2,494$2,113$1,613
16 years$3,730$3,158$2,661$2,233$1,868$1,395
17 years$3,474$2,908$2,421$2,006$1,656$1,210
18 years$3,247$2,687$2,210$1,808$1,472$1,052
19 years$3,044$2,490$2,023$1,634$1,312$916
20 years$2,862$2,314$1,857$1,480$1,172$799
21 years$2,697$2,156$1,708$1,343$1,049$699
22 years$2,547$2,012$1,574$1,221$940$612
23 years$2,411$1,882$1,453$1,112$844$536
24 years$2,286$1,763$1,344$1,014$759$470
25 years$2,171$1,655$1,245$926$683$413
26 years$2,065$1,555$1,155$847$615$363
27 years$1,967$1,464$1,072$775$554$319
28 years$1,877$1,379$997$710$500$280
29 years$1,792$1,301$928$651$452$247
30 years$1,714$1,229$864$598$408$217
31 years$1,641$1,162$806$549$369$191
32 years$1,572$1,099$752$505$334$169
33 years$1,508$1,041$702$464$302$149
34 years$1,448$986$656$427$274$131
35 years$1,391$936$613$393$248$116
36 years$1,337$888$573$362$224$102
37 years$1,287$843$537$333$203$90
38 years$1,239$802$503$307$184$79
39 years$1,194$762$471$283$167$70
40 years$1,151$725$441$261$152$62
41 years$1,111$690$414$241$138$55
42 years$1,072$657$388$223$125$48
43 years$1,035$626$364$205$113$43
44 years$1,000$597$342$190$103$38
45 years$967$569$321$175$93$33
46 years$935$543$302$162$85$29
47 years$905$518$283$150$77$26
48 years$876$495$266$138$70$23
49 years$849$473$250$128$64$20
50 years$822$451$235$118$58$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $842,000, adding $4,318 every year, while hoping to spend $56,321 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: 55/32/13 Blend
56$842,000$842,000$842,000$842,000
57$932,338$887,712$874,661$980,253
58$967,511$871,285$844,037$996,845
59$1,004,385$852,165$810,500$1,008,413
60$1,043,072$830,161$773,891$1,019,705
61$1,083,697$805,071$734,049$1,030,705
62$1,126,394$776,679$690,799$1,041,401
63$1,171,310$744,760$643,964$1,051,779
64$1,218,602$709,072$593,356$1,061,832
65$1,268,445$669,361$538,778$1,071,552
66$1,321,026$625,360$480,027$1,080,936
67$1,376,551$576,783$416,888$1,089,984
68$1,435,244$523,330$349,139$1,098,703
69$1,497,350$464,685$276,546$1,107,102
70$1,563,136$400,510$198,867$1,115,198
71$1,632,893$330,452$115,846$1,123,015
72$1,706,940$254,137$27,219$1,130,585
73$1,785,626$171,168$0$1,137,950
74$1,869,333$81,128$0$1,154,505
75$1,958,477$0$0$1,175,608
76$2,053,515$0$0$1,203,384
77$2,154,949$0$0$1,263,563
78$2,263,326$0$0$1,327,910
79$2,379,247$0$0$1,396,788
80$2,503,372$0$0$1,470,594
81$2,636,423$0$0$1,549,765
82$2,779,193$0$0$1,634,781
83$2,932,552$0$0$1,726,166
84$3,097,455$0$0$1,824,499
85$3,274,951$0$0$1,930,414
86$3,466,189$0$0$2,044,606
87$3,672,436$0$0$2,167,840
88$3,895,080$0$0$2,300,957
89$4,135,647$0$0$2,444,879
90$4,395,815$0$0$2,600,622
91$4,677,427$0$0$2,769,302
92$4,982,511$0$0$2,952,144
93$5,313,295$0$0$3,150,498
94$5,672,230$0$0$3,365,847
95$6,062,011$0$0$3,599,822
96$6,485,603$0$0$3,854,219
97$6,946,268$0$0$4,131,011
98$7,447,593$0$0$4,432,372
99$7,993,526$0$0$4,760,691
100$8,588,413$0$0$5,118,600