Can I retire at age 56 with 1,020,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $1,020,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$84,231$83,480$82,748$82,034$81,336$79,018
2 years$41,698$40,922$40,169$39,439$38,732$36,414
3 years$27,523$26,743$25,992$25,269$24,573$22,328
4 years$20,436$19,659$18,916$18,205$17,526$15,372
5 years$16,186$15,413$14,679$13,983$13,323$11,265
6 years$13,353$12,586$11,863$11,182$10,542$8,582
7 years$11,330$10,569$9,858$9,194$8,573$6,712
8 years$9,814$9,060$8,361$7,712$7,112$5,349
9 years$8,635$7,888$7,201$6,569$5,990$4,322
10 years$7,692$6,953$6,278$5,663$5,103$3,529
11 years$6,922$6,190$5,527$4,928$4,389$2,905
12 years$6,280$5,556$4,905$4,323$3,804$2,407
13 years$5,738$5,021$4,382$3,816$3,317$2,005
14 years$5,273$4,564$3,938$3,388$2,907$1,678
15 years$4,871$4,169$3,555$3,021$2,560$1,408
16 years$4,519$3,825$3,223$2,705$2,262$1,186
17 years$4,209$3,523$2,933$2,431$2,006$1,000
18 years$3,934$3,255$2,677$2,190$1,784$846
19 years$3,688$3,017$2,451$1,979$1,590$716
20 years$3,467$2,803$2,249$1,793$1,420$608
21 years$3,267$2,611$2,069$1,627$1,271$516
22 years$3,085$2,438$1,907$1,479$1,139$439
23 years$2,920$2,280$1,761$1,347$1,023$373
24 years$2,769$2,136$1,628$1,229$919$318
25 years$2,630$2,005$1,508$1,122$827$271
26 years$2,502$1,884$1,399$1,026$745$231
27 years$2,383$1,773$1,299$939$672$197
28 years$2,273$1,671$1,208$860$606$168
29 years$2,171$1,576$1,124$789$547$143
30 years$2,076$1,488$1,047$724$494$122
31 years$1,988$1,407$976$665$447$104
32 years$1,905$1,331$910$611$404$89
33 years$1,827$1,261$850$562$366$76
34 years$1,754$1,195$794$517$331$65
35 years$1,685$1,133$743$476$300$55
36 years$1,620$1,076$695$438$272$47
37 years$1,559$1,022$650$404$246$40
38 years$1,501$971$609$372$223$35
39 years$1,446$923$570$343$203$30
40 years$1,395$879$535$317$184$25
41 years$1,345$836$501$292$167$22
42 years$1,299$796$470$270$151$18
43 years$1,254$759$441$249$137$16
44 years$1,212$723$414$230$125$13
45 years$1,172$690$389$212$113$11
46 years$1,133$658$365$196$103$10
47 years$1,097$628$343$181$93$8
48 years$1,061$599$323$167$85$7
49 years$1,028$572$303$155$77$6
50 years$996$547$285$143$70$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,020,000, adding $4,823 every year, while hoping to spend $28,768 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: 41/33/26 Blend
55$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000
56$1,129,015$1,074,955$1,059,145$1,166,500
57$1,213,566$1,097,019$1,064,017$1,216,022
58$1,305,776$1,119,200$1,068,089$1,266,521
59$1,406,398$1,141,473$1,071,302$1,320,624
60$1,516,257$1,163,811$1,073,597$1,378,679
61$1,636,263$1,186,186$1,074,911$1,441,069
62$1,767,419$1,208,566$1,075,177$1,508,219
63$1,910,826$1,230,917$1,074,326$1,580,597
64$2,067,700$1,253,201$1,072,286$1,658,719
65$2,239,377$1,275,379$1,068,979$1,743,155
66$2,427,329$1,297,409$1,064,325$1,834,534
67$2,633,178$1,319,243$1,058,242$1,933,549
68$2,858,708$1,340,832$1,050,639$2,040,966
69$3,105,886$1,362,123$1,041,426$2,157,631
70$3,376,878$1,383,059$1,030,505$2,284,477
71$3,674,068$1,403,577$1,017,775$2,422,532
72$4,000,083$1,423,612$1,003,130$2,572,931
73$4,357,816$1,443,093$986,460$2,736,929
74$4,750,454$1,461,946$967,647$2,915,907
75$5,181,508$1,480,089$946,570$3,111,392
76$5,654,844$1,497,435$923,103$3,325,066
77$6,174,722$1,513,894$897,111$3,558,786
78$6,745,835$1,529,366$868,456$3,814,602
79$7,373,352$1,543,747$836,991$4,094,774
80$8,062,968$1,556,925$802,564$4,401,795
81$8,820,958$1,568,781$765,017$4,738,416
82$9,654,233$1,579,188$724,182$5,107,671
83$10,570,408$1,588,012$679,886$5,512,909
84$11,577,874$1,595,109$631,946$5,957,821
85$12,685,874$1,600,326$580,173$6,446,480
86$13,904,591$1,603,501$524,368$6,983,378
87$15,245,248$1,604,461$464,323$7,573,469
88$16,720,208$1,603,023$399,821$8,222,219
89$18,343,091$1,598,994$330,637$8,935,653
90$20,128,907$1,592,165$256,535$9,720,418
91$22,094,194$1,582,319$177,266$10,583,844
92$24,257,172$1,569,223$92,575$11,534,014
93$26,637,918$1,552,630$2,192$12,579,843
94$29,258,557$1,532,279$0$13,731,159
95$32,143,462$1,507,894$0$15,024,954
96$35,319,495$1,479,181$0$16,449,376
97$38,816,252$1,445,829$0$18,017,082
98$42,666,344$1,407,508$0$19,742,692
99$46,905,706$1,363,872$0$21,642,320
100$51,573,936$1,314,550$0$23,733,730