Can I retire at age 57 with 949,000?

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 $949,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$78,368$77,669$76,988$76,324$75,675$72,730
2 years$38,796$38,073$37,373$36,694$36,036$33,104
3 years$25,607$24,881$24,183$23,510$22,862$20,037
4 years$19,014$18,290$17,599$16,938$16,306$13,607
5 years$15,059$14,340$13,657$13,010$12,395$9,831
6 years$12,423$11,710$11,037$10,404$9,808$7,380
7 years$10,541$9,834$9,172$8,554$7,977$5,683
8 years$9,131$8,429$7,779$7,176$6,617$4,457
9 years$8,034$7,339$6,700$6,112$5,573$3,542
10 years$7,157$6,469$5,841$5,269$4,748$2,844
11 years$6,440$5,759$5,142$4,585$4,084$2,300
12 years$5,843$5,169$4,564$4,022$3,539$1,872
13 years$5,338$4,671$4,077$3,551$3,086$1,531
14 years$4,906$4,246$3,663$3,152$2,705$1,257
15 years$4,532$3,879$3,308$2,811$2,382$1,035
16 years$4,204$3,559$2,999$2,517$2,105$855
17 years$3,916$3,278$2,729$2,261$1,866$707
18 years$3,660$3,029$2,491$2,038$1,660$586
19 years$3,431$2,807$2,280$1,842$1,479$486
20 years$3,225$2,608$2,093$1,668$1,321$404
21 years$3,039$2,430$1,925$1,514$1,182$336
22 years$2,871$2,268$1,774$1,376$1,060$280
23 years$2,717$2,121$1,638$1,253$951$233
24 years$2,576$1,987$1,515$1,143$855$194
25 years$2,447$1,865$1,403$1,044$769$162
26 years$2,327$1,753$1,301$955$693$135
27 years$2,217$1,650$1,209$874$625$112
28 years$2,115$1,554$1,123$801$564$94
29 years$2,020$1,466$1,045$734$509$78
30 years$1,932$1,385$974$674$460$65
31 years$1,849$1,309$908$619$416$55
32 years$1,772$1,239$847$569$376$46
33 years$1,700$1,173$791$523$340$38
34 years$1,632$1,112$739$481$308$32
35 years$1,568$1,055$691$443$279$27
36 years$1,507$1,001$646$408$253$22
37 years$1,450$951$605$376$229$19
38 years$1,397$903$566$346$208$15
39 years$1,346$859$531$319$189$13
40 years$1,297$817$497$295$171$11
41 years$1,252$778$466$272$155$9
42 years$1,208$741$438$251$141$8
43 years$1,167$706$411$232$128$6
44 years$1,128$673$385$214$116$5
45 years$1,090$642$362$197$105$4
46 years$1,054$612$340$182$96$4
47 years$1,020$584$319$169$87$3
48 years$988$558$300$156$79$3
49 years$956$533$282$144$72$2
50 years$927$509$265$133$65$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 57 starting with $949,000, adding $6,493 every year, while hoping to spend $22,133 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: 87/8/5 Blend
56$949,000$949,000$949,000$949,000
57$1,052,496$1,002,199$987,489$1,143,571
58$1,136,301$1,027,757$997,021$1,229,409
59$1,227,912$1,053,826$1,006,130$1,319,969
60$1,328,103$1,080,407$1,014,779$1,418,776
61$1,437,724$1,107,501$1,022,928$1,526,643
62$1,557,712$1,135,109$1,030,537$1,644,467
63$1,689,099$1,163,230$1,037,560$1,773,235
64$1,833,022$1,191,863$1,043,952$1,914,034
65$1,990,730$1,221,005$1,049,666$2,068,061
66$2,163,604$1,250,653$1,054,649$2,236,635
67$2,353,160$1,280,803$1,058,848$2,421,206
68$2,561,070$1,311,450$1,062,207$2,623,376
69$2,789,175$1,342,588$1,064,667$2,844,905
70$3,039,504$1,374,207$1,066,166$3,087,735
71$3,314,290$1,406,300$1,066,639$3,354,002
72$3,615,994$1,438,855$1,066,018$3,646,063
73$3,947,327$1,471,860$1,064,231$3,966,510
74$4,311,274$1,505,301$1,061,202$4,318,202
75$4,711,125$1,539,162$1,056,854$4,704,288
76$5,150,505$1,573,426$1,051,104$5,128,235
77$5,633,405$1,608,072$1,043,864$5,593,866
78$6,164,223$1,643,079$1,035,045$6,105,391
79$6,747,806$1,678,422$1,024,550$6,667,449
80$7,389,491$1,714,074$1,012,282$7,285,151
81$8,095,161$1,750,005$998,135$7,964,127
82$8,871,294$1,786,182$982,000$8,710,583
83$9,725,033$1,822,571$963,763$9,531,354
84$10,664,241$1,859,133$943,304$10,433,974
85$11,697,588$1,895,824$920,499$11,426,742
86$12,834,622$1,932,599$895,215$12,518,803
87$14,085,865$1,969,409$867,317$13,720,235
88$15,462,912$2,006,199$836,661$15,042,140
89$16,978,537$2,042,911$803,097$16,496,754
90$18,646,816$2,079,481$766,469$18,097,559
91$20,483,258$2,115,842$726,612$19,859,410
92$22,504,952$2,151,920$683,356$21,798,676
93$24,730,730$2,187,637$636,521$23,933,397
94$27,181,341$2,222,908$585,921$26,283,448
95$29,879,649$2,257,641$531,360$28,870,732
96$32,850,847$2,291,740$472,635$31,719,386
97$36,122,696$2,325,098$409,531$34,856,005
98$39,725,788$2,357,605$341,827$38,309,897
99$43,693,831$2,389,140$269,291$42,113,358
100$48,063,968$2,419,574$191,678$46,301,977