Can I retire at age 56 with 1,060,000?

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 $1,060,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$87,534$86,754$85,993$85,251$84,526$84,064
2 years$43,334$42,527$41,744$40,986$40,250$39,784
3 years$28,602$27,792$27,011$26,260$25,537$25,080
4 years$21,238$20,430$19,657$18,919$18,213$17,770
5 years$16,820$16,017$15,255$14,532$13,845$13,418
6 years$13,876$13,079$12,328$11,621$10,955$10,544
7 years$11,774$10,984$10,245$9,554$8,909$8,514
8 years$10,199$9,415$8,688$8,015$7,391$7,011
9 years$8,974$8,198$7,483$6,827$6,225$5,860
10 years$7,994$7,226$6,524$5,885$5,304$4,955
11 years$7,193$6,433$5,744$5,122$4,561$4,228
12 years$6,526$5,774$5,097$4,492$3,953$3,635
13 years$5,963$5,218$4,554$3,966$3,447$3,143
14 years$5,480$4,743$4,092$3,521$3,021$2,732
15 years$5,062$4,333$3,695$3,140$2,660$2,385
16 years$4,696$3,975$3,350$2,811$2,351$2,090
17 years$4,374$3,661$3,048$2,526$2,085$1,837
18 years$4,088$3,383$2,782$2,276$1,854$1,618
19 years$3,832$3,135$2,547$2,057$1,652$1,429
20 years$3,603$2,913$2,338$1,863$1,476$1,265
21 years$3,395$2,714$2,150$1,691$1,321$1,121
22 years$3,206$2,533$1,982$1,537$1,184$996
23 years$3,035$2,369$1,830$1,400$1,063$885
24 years$2,877$2,220$1,692$1,277$955$788
25 years$2,733$2,083$1,567$1,166$859$702
26 years$2,600$1,958$1,454$1,066$774$626
27 years$2,477$1,843$1,350$976$698$559
28 years$2,363$1,736$1,255$894$630$499
29 years$2,256$1,638$1,168$820$569$446
30 years$2,158$1,547$1,088$753$514$399
31 years$2,065$1,462$1,014$691$465$357
32 years$1,979$1,384$946$635$420$319
33 years$1,898$1,310$883$584$380$286
34 years$1,822$1,242$825$537$344$256
35 years$1,751$1,178$772$495$312$229
36 years$1,684$1,118$722$456$283$206
37 years$1,620$1,062$676$420$256$184
38 years$1,560$1,009$633$387$232$165
39 years$1,503$960$593$357$211$148
40 years$1,449$913$556$329$191$133
41 years$1,398$869$521$304$173$119
42 years$1,350$828$489$280$157$107
43 years$1,303$789$459$259$143$96
44 years$1,259$752$430$239$130$86
45 years$1,218$717$404$221$118$77
46 years$1,178$684$380$204$107$70
47 years$1,140$653$357$188$97$62
48 years$1,103$623$335$174$88$56
49 years$1,068$595$315$161$80$50
50 years$1,035$568$296$149$73$45

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,060,000, adding $3,025 every year, while hoping to spend $42,664 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: 25/48/27 Blend
55$1,060,000$1,060,000$1,060,000$1,060,000
56$1,171,240$1,115,060$1,098,630$1,190,518
57$1,245,313$1,124,304$1,090,040$1,215,999
58$1,325,510$1,132,571$1,079,733$1,239,463
59$1,412,413$1,139,768$1,067,605$1,263,730
60$1,506,659$1,145,796$1,053,549$1,288,896
61$1,608,949$1,150,550$1,037,453$1,315,070
62$1,720,053$1,153,919$1,019,199$1,342,376
63$1,840,820$1,155,782$998,664$1,370,952
64$1,972,183$1,156,015$975,718$1,400,957
65$2,115,168$1,154,482$950,228$1,432,568
66$2,270,905$1,151,042$922,050$1,465,985
67$2,440,637$1,145,543$891,039$1,501,433
68$2,625,732$1,137,824$857,038$1,539,166
69$2,827,696$1,127,716$819,888$1,579,468
70$3,048,184$1,115,038$779,418$1,622,656
71$3,289,023$1,099,599$735,452$1,669,089
72$3,552,220$1,081,196$687,807$1,719,167
73$3,839,986$1,059,614$636,288$1,773,336
74$4,154,756$1,034,627$580,695$1,832,096
75$4,499,210$1,005,992$520,816$1,896,007
76$4,876,298$973,455$456,433$1,965,691
77$5,289,273$936,746$387,315$2,041,844
78$5,741,711$895,579$313,223$2,125,243
79$6,237,556$849,653$233,907$2,216,749
80$6,781,148$798,647$149,104$2,317,327
81$7,377,269$742,224$58,542$2,428,047
82$8,031,183$680,026$0$2,550,100
83$8,748,692$611,676$0$2,695,788
84$9,536,184$536,774$0$2,874,320
85$10,400,697$454,898$0$3,070,537
86$11,349,983$365,602$0$3,286,350
87$12,392,581$268,416$0$3,523,874
88$13,537,898$162,843$0$3,785,449
89$14,796,297$48,356$0$4,073,666
90$16,179,196$0$0$4,391,388
91$17,699,171$0$0$4,781,717
92$19,370,079$0$0$5,239,079
93$21,207,186$0$0$5,742,134
94$23,227,311$0$0$6,295,514
95$25,448,983$0$0$6,904,322
96$27,892,620$0$0$7,574,177
97$30,580,714$0$0$8,311,274
98$33,538,050$0$0$9,122,438
99$36,791,934$0$0$10,015,189
100$40,372,454$0$0$10,997,811