Can I retire at age 56 with 1,670,000?

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 $1,670,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$137,907$136,679$135,480$134,310$133,168$130,373
2 years$68,271$66,999$65,767$64,572$63,413$60,610
3 years$45,062$43,785$42,556$41,372$40,232$37,509
4 years$33,460$32,186$30,970$29,806$28,694$26,071
5 years$26,500$25,235$24,034$22,894$21,813$19,298
6 years$21,862$20,606$19,423$18,309$17,260$14,856
7 years$18,550$17,305$16,140$15,052$14,037$11,744
8 years$16,068$14,833$13,688$12,627$11,645$9,463
9 years$14,138$12,915$11,790$10,756$9,807$7,734
10 years$12,595$11,384$10,279$9,271$8,356$6,390
11 years$11,333$10,135$9,049$8,069$7,186$5,325
12 years$10,282$9,096$8,031$7,077$6,227$4,468
13 years$9,394$8,220$7,175$6,248$5,430$3,769
14 years$8,633$7,472$6,447$5,547$4,760$3,195
15 years$7,975$6,826$5,821$4,947$4,191$2,718
16 years$7,399$6,263$5,277$4,429$3,704$2,319
17 years$6,891$5,768$4,802$3,980$3,284$1,984
18 years$6,441$5,330$4,384$3,586$2,920$1,701
19 years$6,038$4,939$4,013$3,241$2,603$1,462
20 years$5,676$4,590$3,683$2,935$2,325$1,258
21 years$5,349$4,275$3,388$2,664$2,081$1,084
22 years$5,052$3,991$3,122$2,422$1,865$935
23 years$4,781$3,733$2,883$2,206$1,674$807
24 years$4,533$3,497$2,666$2,012$1,505$697
25 years$4,306$3,282$2,469$1,837$1,354$603
26 years$4,096$3,084$2,290$1,680$1,220$522
27 years$3,902$2,903$2,127$1,538$1,100$452
28 years$3,722$2,735$1,977$1,409$992$391
29 years$3,555$2,580$1,840$1,292$896$339
30 years$3,399$2,437$1,714$1,186$810$294
31 years$3,254$2,304$1,598$1,089$732$255
32 years$3,118$2,180$1,491$1,001$662$221
33 years$2,991$2,064$1,392$920$599$192
34 years$2,871$1,957$1,300$847$542$166
35 years$2,758$1,856$1,216$779$491$144
36 years$2,652$1,761$1,137$718$445$125
37 years$2,552$1,673$1,065$661$403$109
38 years$2,458$1,590$997$610$366$94
39 years$2,368$1,512$934$562$332$82
40 years$2,283$1,438$875$518$301$71
41 years$2,203$1,369$821$478$273$62
42 years$2,126$1,304$770$441$248$54
43 years$2,053$1,242$723$408$225$47
44 years$1,984$1,184$678$376$204$41
45 years$1,918$1,129$637$347$185$35
46 years$1,855$1,077$598$321$168$31
47 years$1,795$1,028$562$297$153$27
48 years$1,738$981$528$274$139$23
49 years$1,683$937$496$253$126$20
50 years$1,631$895$467$234$114$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,670,000, adding $3,654 every year, while hoping to spend $42,810 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: 57/13/30 Blend
55$1,670,000$1,670,000$1,670,000$1,670,000
56$1,844,109$1,755,599$1,729,714$1,933,787
57$1,986,659$1,796,074$1,742,110$2,036,368
58$2,142,314$1,837,097$1,753,486$2,143,369
59$2,312,365$1,878,651$1,763,764$2,259,149
60$2,498,236$1,920,714$1,772,859$2,384,572
61$2,701,490$1,963,263$1,780,684$2,520,590
62$2,923,852$2,006,273$1,787,147$2,668,255
63$3,167,219$2,049,715$1,792,151$2,828,724
64$3,433,682$2,093,557$1,795,594$3,003,275
65$3,725,541$2,137,765$1,797,370$3,193,316
66$4,045,331$2,182,300$1,797,367$3,400,398
67$4,395,843$2,227,121$1,795,467$3,626,233
68$4,780,150$2,272,181$1,791,546$3,872,707
69$5,201,639$2,317,431$1,785,476$4,141,900
70$5,664,037$2,362,817$1,777,121$4,436,105
71$6,171,453$2,408,279$1,766,339$4,757,850
72$6,728,411$2,453,754$1,752,981$5,109,922
73$7,339,893$2,499,172$1,736,890$5,495,394
74$8,011,390$2,544,460$1,717,904$5,917,652
75$8,748,949$2,589,535$1,695,850$6,380,433
76$9,559,231$2,634,312$1,670,551$6,887,853
77$10,449,575$2,678,696$1,641,817$7,444,451
78$11,428,067$2,722,587$1,609,453$8,055,230
79$12,503,613$2,765,877$1,573,253$8,725,708
80$13,686,026$2,808,449$1,533,001$9,461,966
81$14,986,117$2,850,179$1,488,473$10,270,708
82$16,415,796$2,890,934$1,439,432$11,159,325
83$17,988,188$2,930,570$1,385,634$12,135,965
84$19,717,750$2,968,935$1,326,819$13,209,608
85$21,620,412$3,005,864$1,262,719$14,390,155
86$23,713,727$3,041,184$1,193,053$15,688,521
87$26,017,033$3,074,708$1,117,526$17,116,737
88$28,551,638$3,106,236$1,035,831$18,688,065
89$31,341,020$3,135,557$947,646$20,417,124
90$34,411,048$3,162,443$852,636$22,320,029
91$37,790,226$3,186,654$750,451$24,414,543
92$41,509,962$3,207,933$640,724$26,720,245
93$45,604,862$3,226,006$523,072$29,258,720
94$50,113,060$3,240,582$397,097$32,053,755
95$55,076,574$3,251,353$262,382$35,131,574
96$60,541,705$3,257,989$118,491$38,521,080
97$66,559,468$3,260,140$0$42,254,131
98$73,186,083$3,257,436$0$46,377,067
99$80,483,496$3,249,482$0$50,958,574
100$88,519,966$3,235,860$0$56,003,502