Can I retire at age 57 with 850,000?

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 $850,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$70,192$69,567$68,957$68,362$67,780$65,117
2 years$34,749$34,101$33,474$32,866$32,276$29,625
3 years$22,936$22,286$21,660$21,058$20,477$17,923
4 years$17,030$16,382$15,763$15,171$14,605$12,165
5 years$13,488$12,844$12,233$11,653$11,102$8,785
6 years$11,127$10,488$9,886$9,319$8,785$6,591
7 years$9,442$8,808$8,215$7,661$7,144$5,073
8 years$8,178$7,550$6,967$6,427$5,927$3,976
9 years$7,196$6,574$6,001$5,474$4,991$3,158
10 years$6,410$5,794$5,232$4,719$4,253$2,533
11 years$5,768$5,158$4,606$4,107$3,658$2,048
12 years$5,234$4,630$4,088$3,602$3,170$1,666
13 years$4,781$4,184$3,652$3,180$2,764$1,361
14 years$4,394$3,803$3,281$2,823$2,423$1,117
15 years$4,059$3,474$2,963$2,518$2,133$919
16 years$3,766$3,188$2,686$2,254$1,885$758
17 years$3,507$2,936$2,444$2,026$1,672$627
18 years$3,278$2,713$2,231$1,825$1,486$519
19 years$3,073$2,514$2,043$1,649$1,325$430
20 years$2,889$2,336$1,875$1,494$1,183$357
21 years$2,722$2,176$1,724$1,356$1,059$297
22 years$2,571$2,031$1,589$1,233$949$247
23 years$2,433$1,900$1,467$1,123$852$205
24 years$2,307$1,780$1,357$1,024$766$171
25 years$2,191$1,670$1,257$935$689$142
26 years$2,085$1,570$1,166$855$621$119
27 years$1,986$1,478$1,082$783$560$99
28 years$1,894$1,392$1,006$717$505$82
29 years$1,809$1,313$936$658$456$69
30 years$1,730$1,240$872$603$412$57
31 years$1,656$1,173$813$554$373$48
32 years$1,587$1,109$759$509$337$40
33 years$1,522$1,051$708$468$305$33
34 years$1,461$996$662$431$276$28
35 years$1,404$945$619$397$250$23
36 years$1,350$897$579$365$227$19
37 years$1,299$851$542$337$205$16
38 years$1,251$809$507$310$186$13
39 years$1,205$769$475$286$169$11
40 years$1,162$732$446$264$153$9
41 years$1,121$697$418$243$139$8
42 years$1,082$664$392$225$126$7
43 years$1,045$632$368$207$114$5
44 years$1,010$603$345$192$104$5
45 years$976$575$324$177$94$4
46 years$944$548$304$163$86$3
47 years$914$523$286$151$78$3
48 years$885$500$269$139$71$2
49 years$857$477$253$129$64$2
50 years$830$456$238$119$58$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $850,000, adding $2,479 every year, while hoping to spend $20,485 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: 53/25/22 Blend
56$850,000$850,000$850,000$850,000
57$939,257$894,207$881,032$983,220
58$1,013,265$916,227$888,751$1,035,770
59$1,094,136$938,640$896,041$1,090,589
60$1,182,547$961,443$902,868$1,149,811
61$1,279,246$984,632$909,193$1,213,862
62$1,385,054$1,008,205$914,976$1,283,213
63$1,500,878$1,032,155$920,176$1,358,381
64$1,627,714$1,056,477$924,748$1,439,938
65$1,766,660$1,081,163$928,647$1,528,512
66$1,918,926$1,106,207$931,823$1,624,797
67$2,085,843$1,131,597$934,225$1,729,556
68$2,268,877$1,157,324$935,801$1,843,632
69$2,469,645$1,183,376$936,493$1,967,950
70$2,689,926$1,209,738$936,242$2,103,535
71$2,931,679$1,236,396$934,987$2,251,513
72$3,197,064$1,263,332$932,662$2,413,124
73$3,488,457$1,290,529$929,199$2,589,739
74$3,808,480$1,317,965$924,528$2,782,865
75$4,160,017$1,345,618$918,572$2,994,164
76$4,546,248$1,373,462$911,253$3,225,470
77$4,970,675$1,401,471$902,489$3,478,802
78$5,437,155$1,429,615$892,194$3,756,386
79$5,949,940$1,457,861$880,278$4,060,675
80$6,513,712$1,486,174$866,645$4,394,374
81$7,133,631$1,514,516$851,198$4,760,464
82$7,815,380$1,542,846$833,832$5,162,231
83$8,565,222$1,571,119$814,438$5,603,295
84$9,390,057$1,599,287$792,905$6,087,649
85$10,297,488$1,627,297$769,112$6,619,692
86$11,295,890$1,655,093$742,936$7,204,274
87$12,394,494$1,682,615$714,247$7,846,740
88$13,603,467$1,709,798$682,909$8,552,980
89$14,934,015$1,736,572$648,780$9,329,490
90$16,398,482$1,762,862$611,713$10,183,426
91$18,010,474$1,788,589$571,551$11,122,677
92$19,784,977$1,813,665$528,133$12,155,939
93$21,738,510$1,837,999$481,291$13,292,795
94$23,889,269$1,861,493$430,846$14,543,809
95$26,257,310$1,884,041$376,614$15,920,624
96$28,864,727$1,905,531$318,402$17,436,072
97$31,735,870$1,925,843$256,010$19,104,297
98$34,897,569$1,944,849$189,226$20,940,887
99$38,379,386$1,962,412$117,830$22,963,026
100$42,213,901$1,978,387$41,595$25,189,648