Can I retire at age 56 with 1,040,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$85,882$85,117$84,371$83,642$82,931$80,437
2 years$42,516$41,724$40,957$40,213$39,491$37,000
3 years$28,062$27,267$26,502$25,765$25,055$22,644
4 years$20,837$20,044$19,286$18,562$17,869$15,557
5 years$16,503$15,715$14,967$14,257$13,584$11,377
6 years$13,615$12,832$12,096$11,402$10,748$8,649
7 years$11,552$10,777$10,052$9,374$8,741$6,749
8 years$10,006$9,238$8,524$7,864$7,252$5,365
9 years$8,804$8,043$7,342$6,698$6,107$4,324
10 years$7,843$7,089$6,401$5,774$5,204$3,522
11 years$7,058$6,311$5,635$5,025$4,475$2,892
12 years$6,403$5,665$5,001$4,408$3,878$2,390
13 years$5,850$5,119$4,468$3,891$3,382$1,986
14 years$5,376$4,653$4,015$3,454$2,964$1,657
15 years$4,966$4,251$3,625$3,081$2,610$1,387
16 years$4,608$3,900$3,286$2,758$2,307$1,164
17 years$4,292$3,592$2,991$2,478$2,045$980
18 years$4,011$3,319$2,730$2,233$1,819$826
19 years$3,760$3,076$2,499$2,018$1,621$697
20 years$3,535$2,858$2,294$1,828$1,448$590
21 years$3,331$2,662$2,110$1,659$1,296$499
22 years$3,146$2,485$1,944$1,508$1,161$423
23 years$2,977$2,324$1,795$1,374$1,043$359
24 years$2,823$2,178$1,660$1,253$937$304
25 years$2,681$2,044$1,538$1,144$843$258
26 years$2,551$1,921$1,426$1,046$760$219
27 years$2,430$1,808$1,324$958$685$187
28 years$2,318$1,703$1,231$877$618$159
29 years$2,214$1,607$1,146$805$558$135
30 years$2,117$1,518$1,067$738$504$115
31 years$2,027$1,435$995$678$456$98
32 years$1,942$1,357$928$623$412$83
33 years$1,862$1,286$867$573$373$71
34 years$1,788$1,218$810$527$338$60
35 years$1,718$1,156$757$485$306$51
36 years$1,652$1,097$708$447$277$44
37 years$1,589$1,042$663$412$251$37
38 years$1,530$990$621$380$228$32
39 years$1,475$941$582$350$207$27
40 years$1,422$896$545$323$187$23
41 years$1,372$853$511$298$170$20
42 years$1,324$812$480$275$154$17
43 years$1,279$774$450$254$140$14
44 years$1,236$738$422$234$127$12
45 years$1,195$703$397$216$115$10
46 years$1,155$671$372$200$105$9
47 years$1,118$640$350$185$95$7
48 years$1,082$611$329$171$86$6
49 years$1,048$584$309$158$78$5
50 years$1,015$558$291$146$71$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,040,000, adding $5,503 every year, while hoping to spend $47,424 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: 81/6/13 Blend
55$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000
56$1,151,756$1,096,636$1,080,516$1,241,765
57$1,218,777$1,099,913$1,066,255$1,304,927
58$1,291,044$1,101,760$1,049,926$1,367,499
59$1,369,042$1,102,059$1,031,411$1,434,801
60$1,453,306$1,100,681$1,010,584$1,507,283
61$1,544,420$1,097,491$987,316$1,585,443
62$1,643,028$1,092,345$961,468$1,669,828
63$1,749,838$1,085,091$932,898$1,761,040
64$1,865,628$1,075,567$901,457$1,859,745
65$1,991,254$1,063,602$866,988$1,966,675
66$2,127,657$1,049,013$829,327$2,082,636
67$2,275,871$1,031,609$788,303$2,208,517
68$2,437,036$1,011,184$743,737$2,345,298
69$2,612,404$987,522$695,443$2,494,058
70$2,803,354$960,395$643,224$2,655,988
71$3,011,402$929,560$586,878$2,832,398
72$3,238,217$894,760$526,190$3,024,734
73$3,485,636$855,725$460,939$3,234,589
74$3,755,681$812,166$390,891$3,463,719
75$4,050,578$763,779$315,803$3,714,058
76$4,372,777$710,244$235,422$3,987,739
77$4,724,974$651,220$149,483$4,287,114
78$5,110,141$586,349$57,710$4,614,774
79$5,531,545$515,250$0$4,973,575
80$5,992,788$437,523$0$5,372,244
81$6,497,835$352,744$0$5,817,579
82$7,051,050$260,465$0$6,305,433
83$7,657,242$160,212$0$6,840,069
84$8,321,706$51,487$0$7,426,181
85$9,050,272$0$0$8,068,941
86$9,849,365$0$0$8,778,421
87$10,726,058$0$0$9,560,556
88$11,688,144$0$0$10,418,900
89$12,744,205$0$0$11,361,115
90$13,903,697$0$0$12,395,640
91$15,177,033$0$0$13,531,770
92$16,575,687$0$0$14,779,747
93$18,112,298$0$0$16,150,851
94$19,800,788$0$0$17,657,510
95$21,656,498$0$0$19,313,416
96$23,696,324$0$0$21,133,651
97$25,938,885$0$0$23,134,834
98$28,404,692$0$0$25,335,272
99$31,116,342$0$0$27,755,136
100$34,098,733$0$0$30,416,651