Can I retire at age 56 with 1,420,000?

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 $1,420,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$117,262$116,218$115,199$114,204$113,233$108,869
2 years$58,051$56,969$55,922$54,906$53,920$49,576
3 years$38,316$37,230$36,185$35,179$34,209$30,021
4 years$28,451$27,368$26,333$25,344$24,398$20,398
5 years$22,533$21,457$20,436$19,467$18,547$14,745
6 years$18,589$17,521$16,515$15,568$14,676$11,075
7 years$15,773$14,714$13,724$12,799$11,935$8,534
8 years$13,662$12,613$11,639$10,737$9,902$6,697
9 years$12,021$10,982$10,025$9,145$8,339$5,325
10 years$10,709$9,680$8,740$7,883$7,105$4,278
11 years$9,636$8,617$7,694$6,861$6,110$3,463
12 years$8,743$7,735$6,829$6,018$5,295$2,820
13 years$7,988$6,990$6,101$5,313$4,617$2,308
14 years$7,341$6,354$5,482$4,716$4,048$1,896
15 years$6,781$5,804$4,949$4,206$3,564$1,563
16 years$6,291$5,325$4,487$3,766$3,150$1,291
17 years$5,860$4,904$4,083$3,384$2,793$1,069
18 years$5,476$4,532$3,727$3,049$2,483$886
19 years$5,134$4,200$3,412$2,755$2,213$736
20 years$4,826$3,903$3,132$2,496$1,977$612
21 years$4,548$3,635$2,880$2,265$1,769$509
22 years$4,295$3,393$2,655$2,059$1,586$424
23 years$4,065$3,174$2,451$1,875$1,424$354
24 years$3,855$2,974$2,267$1,711$1,280$295
25 years$3,661$2,791$2,100$1,562$1,151$246
26 years$3,483$2,623$1,947$1,428$1,037$205
27 years$3,318$2,468$1,808$1,307$935$171
28 years$3,165$2,326$1,681$1,198$844$143
29 years$3,023$2,194$1,564$1,098$762$120
30 years$2,891$2,072$1,457$1,008$688$100
31 years$2,767$1,959$1,358$926$622$83
32 years$2,651$1,854$1,267$851$563$70
33 years$2,543$1,755$1,183$782$509$58
34 years$2,441$1,664$1,106$720$461$49
35 years$2,346$1,578$1,034$663$418$41
36 years$2,255$1,498$967$610$379$34
37 years$2,170$1,422$905$562$343$28
38 years$2,090$1,352$848$518$311$24
39 years$2,014$1,285$794$478$282$20
40 years$1,941$1,223$744$441$256$17
41 years$1,873$1,164$698$407$232$14
42 years$1,808$1,109$655$375$211$12
43 years$1,746$1,056$614$347$191$10
44 years$1,687$1,007$577$320$173$8
45 years$1,631$960$541$295$158$7
46 years$1,578$916$509$273$143$6
47 years$1,527$874$478$252$130$5
48 years$1,478$835$449$233$118$4
49 years$1,431$797$422$215$107$3
50 years$1,386$761$397$199$97$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,420,000, adding $6,545 every year, while hoping to spend $27,518 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: 57/31/12 Blend
55$1,420,000$1,420,000$1,420,000$1,420,000
56$1,571,591$1,496,331$1,474,321$1,656,094
57$1,702,615$1,540,372$1,494,432$1,757,998
58$1,846,080$1,585,649$1,514,294$1,865,373
59$2,003,228$1,632,194$1,533,871$1,981,721
60$2,175,423$1,680,037$1,553,121$2,107,905
61$2,364,170$1,729,213$1,572,005$2,244,876
62$2,571,125$1,779,754$1,590,477$2,393,680
63$2,798,113$1,831,695$1,608,491$2,555,468
64$3,047,142$1,885,070$1,625,997$2,731,508
65$3,320,427$1,939,915$1,642,944$2,923,194
66$3,620,404$1,996,264$1,659,276$3,132,063
67$3,949,760$2,054,156$1,674,937$3,359,807
68$4,311,453$2,113,627$1,689,864$3,608,289
69$4,708,741$2,174,714$1,703,995$3,879,559
70$5,145,214$2,237,457$1,717,260$4,175,877
71$5,624,827$2,301,894$1,729,590$4,499,732
72$6,151,937$2,368,064$1,740,909$4,853,863
73$6,731,344$2,436,009$1,751,138$5,241,288
74$7,368,335$2,505,767$1,760,196$5,665,333
75$8,068,737$2,577,382$1,767,994$6,129,660
76$8,838,968$2,650,893$1,774,442$6,638,302
77$9,686,100$2,726,344$1,779,443$7,195,704
78$10,617,925$2,803,777$1,782,896$7,806,762
79$11,643,026$2,883,236$1,784,697$8,476,869
80$12,770,864$2,964,763$1,784,733$9,211,966
81$14,011,858$3,048,403$1,782,888$10,018,600
82$15,377,493$3,134,200$1,779,039$10,903,983
83$16,880,420$3,222,198$1,773,060$11,876,061
84$18,534,579$3,312,442$1,764,814$12,943,588
85$20,355,332$3,404,978$1,754,161$14,116,211
86$22,359,604$3,499,850$1,740,954$15,404,558
87$24,566,045$3,597,103$1,725,037$16,820,339
88$26,995,204$3,696,784$1,706,248$18,376,457
89$29,669,725$3,798,937$1,684,417$20,087,128
90$32,614,559$3,903,606$1,659,367$21,968,020
91$35,857,199$4,010,839$1,630,912$24,036,392
92$39,427,942$4,120,678$1,598,855$26,311,266
93$43,360,169$4,233,168$1,562,994$28,813,600
94$47,690,667$4,348,354$1,523,115$31,566,488
95$52,459,970$4,466,279$1,478,994$34,595,379
96$57,712,745$4,586,984$1,430,399$37,928,314
97$63,498,211$4,710,513$1,377,083$41,596,194
98$69,870,606$4,836,905$1,318,793$45,633,070
99$76,889,696$4,966,202$1,255,261$50,076,462
100$84,621,340$5,098,441$1,186,208$54,967,718