Can I retire at age 56 with 1,120,000?

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 $1,120,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$92,489$91,665$90,861$90,076$89,310$86,975
2 years$45,786$44,934$44,107$43,306$42,529$40,192
3 years$30,221$29,365$28,540$27,747$26,982$24,717
4 years$22,440$21,586$20,770$19,990$19,244$17,067
5 years$17,772$16,924$16,118$15,354$14,629$12,547
6 years$14,662$13,820$13,026$12,279$11,575$9,591
7 years$12,441$11,606$10,825$10,095$9,414$7,527
8 years$10,776$9,948$9,180$8,469$7,810$6,019
9 years$9,482$8,662$7,907$7,213$6,577$4,881
10 years$8,447$7,635$6,893$6,218$5,604$4,000
11 years$7,601$6,797$6,069$5,411$4,819$3,306
12 years$6,896$6,100$5,386$4,747$4,176$2,750
13 years$6,300$5,513$4,812$4,191$3,642$2,300
14 years$5,790$5,011$4,324$3,720$3,193$1,932
15 years$5,348$4,578$3,904$3,317$2,811$1,629
16 years$4,962$4,200$3,539$2,970$2,484$1,377
17 years$4,622$3,868$3,221$2,669$2,203$1,167
18 years$4,319$3,574$2,940$2,405$1,959$991
19 years$4,049$3,313$2,691$2,173$1,746$843
20 years$3,807$3,078$2,470$1,968$1,559$719
21 years$3,587$2,867$2,272$1,786$1,395$613
22 years$3,388$2,677$2,094$1,624$1,251$524
23 years$3,206$2,503$1,933$1,479$1,123$447
24 years$3,040$2,345$1,788$1,349$1,009$383
25 years$2,888$2,201$1,656$1,232$908$328
26 years$2,747$2,069$1,536$1,127$818$280
27 years$2,617$1,947$1,426$1,031$737$240
28 years$2,496$1,834$1,326$945$665$206
29 years$2,384$1,731$1,234$866$601$177
30 years$2,280$1,634$1,149$795$543$151
31 years$2,182$1,545$1,071$730$491$130
32 years$2,091$1,462$1,000$671$444$111
33 years$2,006$1,384$933$617$402$96
34 years$1,925$1,312$872$568$364$82
35 years$1,850$1,245$815$523$330$70
36 years$1,779$1,181$763$481$299$61
37 years$1,712$1,122$714$444$271$52
38 years$1,648$1,066$669$409$245$45
39 years$1,588$1,014$626$377$222$38
40 years$1,531$965$587$348$202$33
41 years$1,477$918$551$321$183$28
42 years$1,426$874$516$296$166$24
43 years$1,377$833$485$273$151$21
44 years$1,331$794$455$252$137$18
45 years$1,286$757$427$233$124$15
46 years$1,244$723$401$215$113$13
47 years$1,204$689$377$199$102$11
48 years$1,166$658$354$184$93$10
49 years$1,129$629$333$170$84$8
50 years$1,094$600$313$157$77$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,120,000, adding $4,275 every year, while hoping to spend $34,692 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: 66/8/26 Blend
55$1,120,000$1,120,000$1,120,000$1,120,000
56$1,238,650$1,179,290$1,161,930$1,311,730
57$1,328,080$1,200,163$1,163,942$1,382,371
58$1,425,469$1,220,896$1,164,860$1,455,283
59$1,531,593$1,241,446$1,164,608$1,534,222
60$1,647,304$1,261,765$1,163,111$1,619,783
61$1,773,542$1,281,805$1,160,288$1,712,624
62$1,911,340$1,301,509$1,156,054$1,813,468
63$2,061,835$1,320,822$1,150,321$1,923,115
64$2,226,280$1,339,680$1,142,995$2,042,445
65$2,406,054$1,358,018$1,133,978$2,172,430
66$2,602,675$1,375,764$1,123,170$2,314,140
67$2,817,814$1,392,843$1,110,462$2,468,756
68$3,053,312$1,409,173$1,095,743$2,637,580
69$3,311,195$1,424,667$1,078,896$2,822,048
70$3,593,695$1,439,234$1,059,797$3,023,741
71$3,903,269$1,452,775$1,038,318$3,244,405
72$4,242,626$1,465,184$1,014,325$3,485,964
73$4,614,746$1,476,350$987,677$3,750,538
74$5,022,912$1,486,153$958,226$4,040,467
75$5,470,741$1,494,466$925,818$4,358,329
76$5,962,216$1,501,155$890,293$4,706,966
77$6,501,726$1,506,075$851,482$5,089,514
78$7,094,104$1,509,075$809,208$5,509,428
79$7,744,674$1,509,991$763,289$5,970,517
80$8,459,302$1,508,652$713,530$6,476,981
81$9,244,450$1,504,875$659,732$7,033,451
82$10,107,234$1,498,465$601,684$7,645,031
83$11,055,499$1,489,216$539,167$8,317,349
84$12,097,881$1,476,909$471,951$9,056,609
85$13,243,901$1,461,313$399,797$9,869,650
86$14,504,044$1,442,183$322,455$10,764,010
87$15,889,863$1,419,256$239,664$11,748,002
88$17,414,088$1,392,258$151,151$12,830,787
89$19,090,742$1,360,896$56,632$14,022,464
90$20,935,278$1,324,861$0$15,334,167
91$22,964,722$1,283,824$0$16,790,440
92$25,197,830$1,237,439$0$18,410,102
93$27,655,274$1,185,338$0$20,192,427
94$30,359,825$1,127,133$0$22,153,947
95$33,336,578$1,062,413$0$24,312,876
96$36,613,181$990,743$0$26,689,287
97$40,220,100$911,664$0$29,305,299
98$44,190,905$824,690$0$32,185,287
99$48,562,584$729,308$0$35,356,110
100$53,375,898$624,974$0$38,847,366