Can I retire at age 56 with 1,090,000?

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 $1,090,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$90,011$89,209$88,427$87,664$86,918$85,198
2 years$44,560$43,730$42,926$42,146$41,390$39,664
3 years$29,412$28,578$27,776$27,003$26,259$24,582
4 years$21,839$21,008$20,214$19,454$18,728$17,112
5 years$17,296$16,470$15,687$14,943$14,237$12,686
6 years$14,269$13,449$12,677$11,950$11,265$9,782
7 years$12,108$11,295$10,535$9,825$9,162$7,746
8 years$10,487$9,682$8,934$8,242$7,600$6,252
9 years$9,228$8,430$7,695$7,020$6,401$5,119
10 years$8,220$7,430$6,709$6,051$5,454$4,237
11 years$7,397$6,615$5,906$5,267$4,690$3,538
12 years$6,711$5,937$5,242$4,619$4,065$2,974
13 years$6,131$5,365$4,683$4,078$3,544$2,514
14 years$5,635$4,877$4,208$3,620$3,107$2,135
15 years$5,205$4,455$3,799$3,229$2,736$1,820
16 years$4,829$4,088$3,444$2,891$2,418$1,557
17 years$4,498$3,765$3,134$2,597$2,144$1,335
18 years$4,204$3,479$2,861$2,341$1,906$1,147
19 years$3,941$3,224$2,619$2,115$1,699$988
20 years$3,705$2,996$2,404$1,916$1,518$852
21 years$3,491$2,790$2,211$1,739$1,358$735
22 years$3,297$2,605$2,038$1,581$1,217$636
23 years$3,121$2,436$1,882$1,440$1,093$550
24 years$2,959$2,283$1,740$1,313$982$477
25 years$2,810$2,142$1,612$1,199$884$413
26 years$2,673$2,013$1,495$1,096$796$358
27 years$2,547$1,895$1,388$1,004$718$311
28 years$2,429$1,785$1,290$919$648$270
29 years$2,320$1,684$1,201$843$585$235
30 years$2,219$1,591$1,119$774$528$204
31 years$2,124$1,504$1,043$711$478$177
32 years$2,035$1,423$973$653$432$154
33 years$1,952$1,347$908$601$391$134
34 years$1,874$1,277$849$553$354$117
35 years$1,800$1,211$794$509$321$101
36 years$1,731$1,150$742$469$291$88
37 years$1,666$1,092$695$432$263$77
38 years$1,604$1,038$651$398$239$67
39 years$1,546$987$610$367$217$58
40 years$1,490$939$571$338$196$51
41 years$1,438$894$536$312$178$44
42 years$1,388$851$503$288$162$38
43 years$1,340$811$472$266$147$33
44 years$1,295$773$443$246$133$29
45 years$1,252$737$416$227$121$25
46 years$1,211$703$390$210$110$22
47 years$1,172$671$367$194$100$19
48 years$1,134$641$345$179$91$17
49 years$1,098$612$324$165$82$15
50 years$1,064$584$305$153$75$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,090,000, adding $4,877 every year, while hoping to spend $46,811 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: 60/33/7 Blend
55$1,090,000$1,090,000$1,090,000$1,090,000
56$1,206,211$1,148,441$1,131,546$1,276,563
57$1,279,438$1,154,908$1,119,646$1,330,730
58$1,358,565$1,160,123$1,105,779$1,383,976
59$1,444,145$1,163,975$1,089,828$1,440,870
60$1,536,784$1,166,347$1,071,675$1,501,764
61$1,637,151$1,167,113$1,051,191$1,567,047
62$1,745,980$1,166,140$1,028,244$1,637,149
63$1,864,076$1,163,288$1,002,697$1,712,545
64$1,992,329$1,158,406$974,405$1,793,760
65$2,131,715$1,151,336$943,215$1,881,373
66$2,283,306$1,141,908$908,970$1,976,025
67$2,448,287$1,129,944$871,503$2,078,423
68$2,627,955$1,115,255$830,642$2,189,349
69$2,823,744$1,097,640$786,206$2,309,668
70$3,037,226$1,076,885$738,004$2,440,332
71$3,270,136$1,052,764$685,840$2,582,395
72$3,524,380$1,025,040$629,506$2,737,022
73$3,802,059$993,460$568,787$2,905,498
74$4,105,485$957,755$503,456$3,089,242
75$4,437,201$917,642$433,279$3,289,822
76$4,800,011$872,822$358,010$3,508,970
77$5,197,000$822,977$277,390$3,748,597
78$5,631,563$767,773$191,153$4,010,814
79$6,107,444$706,854$99,017$4,297,952
80$6,628,760$639,847$691$4,612,584
81$7,200,048$566,355$0$4,957,551
82$7,826,305$485,958$0$5,343,774
83$8,513,034$398,216$0$5,767,491
84$9,266,295$302,660$0$6,232,494
85$10,092,764$198,798$0$6,743,028
86$10,999,795$86,107$0$7,303,774
87$11,995,485$0$0$7,919,896
88$13,088,758$0$0$8,610,153
89$14,289,442$0$0$9,402,654
90$15,608,362$0$0$10,273,291
91$17,057,447$0$0$11,229,946
92$18,649,834$0$0$12,281,307
93$20,400,000$0$0$13,436,943
94$22,323,891$0$0$14,707,396
95$24,439,076$0$0$16,104,282
96$26,764,912$0$0$17,640,397
97$29,322,724$0$0$19,329,841
98$32,136,008$0$0$21,188,147
99$35,230,652$0$0$23,232,429
100$38,635,178$0$0$25,481,546