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:
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 $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%17.5%
1 years$84,231$83,480$82,748$82,034$81,336$78,859
2 years$41,698$40,922$40,169$39,439$38,732$36,257
3 years$27,523$26,743$25,992$25,269$24,573$22,179
4 years$20,436$19,659$18,916$18,205$17,526$15,230
5 years$16,186$15,413$14,679$13,983$13,323$11,132
6 years$13,353$12,586$11,863$11,182$10,542$8,458
7 years$11,330$10,569$9,858$9,194$8,573$6,596
8 years$9,814$9,060$8,361$7,712$7,112$5,241
9 years$8,635$7,888$7,201$6,569$5,990$4,221
10 years$7,692$6,953$6,278$5,663$5,103$3,436
11 years$6,922$6,190$5,527$4,928$4,389$2,820
12 years$6,280$5,556$4,905$4,323$3,804$2,329
13 years$5,738$5,021$4,382$3,816$3,317$1,933
14 years$5,273$4,564$3,938$3,388$2,907$1,612
15 years$4,871$4,169$3,555$3,021$2,560$1,348
16 years$4,519$3,825$3,223$2,705$2,262$1,131
17 years$4,209$3,523$2,933$2,431$2,006$951
18 years$3,934$3,255$2,677$2,190$1,784$801
19 years$3,688$3,017$2,451$1,979$1,590$676
20 years$3,467$2,803$2,249$1,793$1,420$571
21 years$3,267$2,611$2,069$1,627$1,271$483
22 years$3,085$2,438$1,907$1,479$1,139$409
23 years$2,920$2,280$1,761$1,347$1,023$347
24 years$2,769$2,136$1,628$1,229$919$294
25 years$2,630$2,005$1,508$1,122$827$249
26 years$2,502$1,884$1,399$1,026$745$212
27 years$2,383$1,773$1,299$939$672$180
28 years$2,273$1,671$1,208$860$606$153
29 years$2,171$1,576$1,124$789$547$130
30 years$2,076$1,488$1,047$724$494$110
31 years$1,988$1,407$976$665$447$94
32 years$1,905$1,331$910$611$404$80
33 years$1,827$1,261$850$562$366$68
34 years$1,754$1,195$794$517$331$58
35 years$1,685$1,133$743$476$300$49
36 years$1,620$1,076$695$438$272$42
37 years$1,559$1,022$650$404$246$35
38 years$1,501$971$609$372$223$30
39 years$1,446$923$570$343$203$26
40 years$1,395$879$535$317$184$22
41 years$1,345$836$501$292$167$19
42 years$1,299$796$470$270$151$16
43 years$1,254$759$441$249$137$13
44 years$1,212$723$414$230$125$11
45 years$1,172$690$389$212$113$10
46 years$1,133$658$365$196$103$8
47 years$1,097$628$343$181$93$7
48 years$1,061$599$323$167$85$6
49 years$1,028$572$303$155$77$5
50 years$996$547$285$143$70$4

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 $5,700 every year, while hoping to spend $39,762 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: 39/46/15 Blend
55$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000
56$1,129,920$1,075,860$1,060,050$1,168,700
57$1,202,865$1,086,270$1,053,255$1,207,266
58$1,281,918$1,095,858$1,044,900$1,244,663
59$1,367,660$1,104,542$1,034,890$1,284,244
60$1,460,730$1,112,233$1,023,127$1,326,226
61$1,561,830$1,118,838$1,009,508$1,370,851
62$1,671,733$1,124,258$993,923$1,418,387
63$1,791,291$1,128,387$976,261$1,469,130
64$1,921,438$1,131,114$956,401$1,523,409
65$2,063,205$1,132,318$934,220$1,581,592
66$2,217,724$1,131,874$909,589$1,644,083
67$2,386,242$1,129,646$882,370$1,711,333
68$2,570,131$1,125,491$852,422$1,783,840
69$2,770,903$1,119,259$819,597$1,862,158
70$2,990,220$1,110,788$783,738$1,946,899
71$3,229,913$1,099,907$744,684$2,038,744
72$3,491,998$1,086,436$702,264$2,138,445
73$3,778,693$1,070,182$656,302$2,246,835
74$4,092,442$1,050,944$606,610$2,364,839
75$4,435,936$1,028,504$552,996$2,493,478
76$4,812,137$1,002,637$495,257$2,633,886
77$5,224,308$973,099$433,181$2,787,314
78$5,676,042$939,636$366,548$2,955,150
79$6,171,298$901,977$295,127$3,138,929
80$6,714,433$859,837$218,676$3,340,349
81$7,310,248$812,912$136,945$3,561,288
82$7,964,031$760,882$49,670$3,803,824
83$8,681,606$703,409$0$4,070,254
84$9,469,389$640,136$0$4,370,075
85$10,334,447$570,683$0$4,708,076
86$11,284,565$494,651$0$5,079,451
87$12,328,320$411,617$0$5,487,681
88$13,475,158$321,136$0$5,936,613
89$14,735,488$222,736$0$6,430,490
90$16,120,777$115,919$0$6,974,000
91$17,643,656$159$0$7,572,320
92$19,318,044$0$0$8,231,161
93$21,159,274$0$0$9,020,154
94$23,184,239$0$0$9,888,123
95$25,411,552$0$0$10,842,983
96$27,861,720$0$0$11,893,547
97$30,557,339$0$0$13,049,523
98$33,523,303$0$0$14,321,607
99$36,787,042$0$0$15,721,587
100$40,378,780$0$0$17,262,449