Can I retire at age 56 with 1,870,000?

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 $1,870,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$154,423$153,047$151,705$150,395$149,116$145,394
2 years$76,447$75,023$73,643$72,306$71,008$67,281
3 years$50,458$49,028$47,652$46,327$45,050$41,435
4 years$37,467$36,041$34,679$33,376$32,130$28,655
5 years$29,674$28,257$26,912$25,636$24,425$21,100
6 years$24,480$23,074$21,749$20,501$19,327$16,155
7 years$20,772$19,377$18,073$16,855$15,718$12,699
8 years$17,992$16,610$15,328$14,139$13,039$10,173
9 years$15,831$14,462$13,202$12,044$10,981$8,264
10 years$14,103$12,747$11,510$10,382$9,356$6,786
11 years$12,690$11,348$10,133$9,035$8,047$5,619
12 years$11,514$10,186$8,993$7,925$6,973$4,684
13 years$10,519$9,205$8,034$6,997$6,081$3,925
14 years$9,667$8,367$7,219$6,211$5,330$3,304
15 years$8,930$7,643$6,518$5,539$4,693$2,791
16 years$8,285$7,013$5,909$4,960$4,148$2,365
17 years$7,716$6,458$5,377$4,456$3,678$2,009
18 years$7,212$5,968$4,909$4,016$3,270$1,710
19 years$6,761$5,531$4,494$3,629$2,915$1,458
20 years$6,356$5,140$4,124$3,286$2,604$1,245
21 years$5,989$4,787$3,793$2,983$2,330$1,065
22 years$5,657$4,469$3,496$2,712$2,088$911
23 years$5,354$4,180$3,228$2,470$1,875$781
24 years$5,076$3,916$2,985$2,253$1,685$669
25 years$4,821$3,675$2,765$2,057$1,516$574
26 years$4,586$3,454$2,564$1,881$1,366$493
27 years$4,369$3,251$2,381$1,722$1,231$423
28 years$4,168$3,063$2,214$1,577$1,111$364
29 years$3,981$2,890$2,060$1,447$1,003$313
30 years$3,807$2,729$1,919$1,328$907$269
31 years$3,644$2,580$1,789$1,219$820$231
32 years$3,492$2,441$1,669$1,121$741$199
33 years$3,349$2,312$1,558$1,030$671$171
34 years$3,215$2,191$1,456$948$607$147
35 years$3,089$2,078$1,361$873$550$127
36 years$2,970$1,972$1,274$804$499$109
37 years$2,858$1,873$1,192$741$452$94
38 years$2,752$1,780$1,116$683$410$81
39 years$2,652$1,693$1,046$629$371$70
40 years$2,557$1,611$980$581$337$60
41 years$2,466$1,533$919$536$306$52
42 years$2,381$1,460$862$494$277$44
43 years$2,299$1,391$809$456$252$38
44 years$2,222$1,326$759$421$228$33
45 years$2,148$1,265$713$389$207$28
46 years$2,078$1,206$670$359$188$24
47 years$2,010$1,151$629$332$171$21
48 years$1,946$1,099$591$307$155$18
49 years$1,885$1,049$556$284$141$16
50 years$1,826$1,002$523$262$128$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,870,000, adding $2,148 every year, while hoping to spend $41,810 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: 64/17/19 Blend
55$1,870,000$1,870,000$1,870,000$1,870,000
56$2,062,956$1,963,846$1,934,861$2,184,936
57$2,228,892$2,015,589$1,955,193$2,318,922
58$2,410,352$2,068,466$1,974,805$2,460,295
59$2,608,875$2,122,488$1,993,629$2,613,755
60$2,826,157$2,177,667$2,011,592$2,780,487
61$3,064,064$2,234,011$2,028,619$2,961,792
62$3,324,651$2,291,530$2,044,631$3,159,107
63$3,610,182$2,350,232$2,059,542$3,374,013
64$3,923,149$2,410,121$2,073,265$3,608,252
65$4,266,297$2,471,204$2,085,706$3,863,743
66$4,642,651$2,533,485$2,096,769$4,142,600
67$5,055,540$2,596,964$2,106,349$4,447,153
68$5,508,633$2,661,643$2,114,340$4,779,966
69$6,005,971$2,727,521$2,120,627$5,143,869
70$6,552,003$2,794,593$2,125,092$5,541,975
71$7,151,634$2,862,855$2,127,610$5,977,718
72$7,810,265$2,932,298$2,128,048$6,454,880
73$8,533,844$3,002,913$2,126,270$6,977,627
74$9,328,926$3,074,686$2,122,130$7,550,554
75$10,202,733$3,147,602$2,115,478$8,178,719
76$11,163,220$3,221,642$2,106,154$8,867,699
77$12,219,149$3,296,784$2,093,992$9,623,639
78$13,380,178$3,373,002$2,078,816$10,453,310
79$14,656,945$3,450,268$2,060,444$11,364,174
80$16,061,168$3,528,546$2,038,685$12,364,453
81$17,605,764$3,607,801$2,013,337$13,463,210
82$19,304,958$3,687,989$1,984,190$14,670,430
83$21,174,427$3,769,064$1,951,024$15,997,118
84$23,231,443$3,850,973$1,913,608$17,455,401
85$25,495,038$3,933,659$1,871,701$19,058,645
86$27,986,180$4,017,056$1,825,051$20,821,576
87$30,727,974$4,101,095$1,773,394$22,760,427
88$33,745,878$4,185,699$1,716,453$24,893,085
89$37,067,942$4,270,784$1,653,940$27,239,261
90$40,725,077$4,356,257$1,585,551$29,820,681
91$44,751,341$4,442,019$1,510,973$32,661,286
92$49,184,261$4,527,961$1,429,873$35,787,458
93$54,065,189$4,613,965$1,341,908$39,228,275
94$59,439,693$4,699,904$1,246,716$43,015,780
95$65,357,981$4,785,639$1,143,921$47,185,287
96$71,875,381$4,871,021$1,033,128$51,775,713
97$79,052,858$4,955,890$913,927$56,829,948
98$86,957,594$5,040,072$785,887$62,395,257
99$95,663,614$5,123,382$648,560$68,523,729
100$105,252,494$5,205,618$501,478$75,272,770