Can I retire at age 56 with 1,980,000?

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:
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 $1,980,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$163,507$162,050$160,629$159,242$157,888$155,336
2 years$80,944$79,436$77,975$76,559$75,185$72,621
3 years$53,427$51,913$50,455$49,052$47,700$45,204
4 years$39,671$38,161$36,718$35,339$34,020$31,611
5 years$31,419$29,919$28,495$27,144$25,862$23,546
6 years$25,920$24,431$23,028$21,707$20,463$18,245
7 years$21,994$20,517$19,137$17,847$16,642$14,521
8 years$19,050$17,587$16,229$14,971$13,806$11,782
9 years$16,762$15,313$13,978$12,752$11,627$9,698
10 years$14,932$13,497$12,187$10,992$9,907$8,072
11 years$13,437$12,016$10,729$9,567$8,520$6,778
12 years$12,191$10,785$9,522$8,391$7,383$5,731
13 years$11,138$9,746$8,507$7,408$6,438$4,874
14 years$10,236$8,859$7,644$6,576$5,644$4,164
15 years$9,455$8,093$6,901$5,865$4,969$3,572
16 years$8,772$7,425$6,257$5,251$4,392$3,074
17 years$8,170$6,838$5,693$4,718$3,894$2,653
18 years$7,636$6,319$5,197$4,252$3,463$2,295
19 years$7,159$5,856$4,758$3,842$3,086$1,989
20 years$6,729$5,442$4,367$3,480$2,757$1,727
21 years$6,342$5,069$4,016$3,158$2,467$1,501
22 years$5,989$4,732$3,702$2,871$2,211$1,307
23 years$5,668$4,425$3,418$2,615$1,985$1,139
24 years$5,375$4,146$3,161$2,385$1,784$994
25 years$5,105$3,891$2,928$2,178$1,605$868
26 years$4,856$3,657$2,715$1,992$1,446$758
27 years$4,626$3,442$2,521$1,823$1,304$663
28 years$4,413$3,243$2,344$1,670$1,176$580
29 years$4,215$3,059$2,181$1,532$1,062$507
30 years$4,030$2,889$2,032$1,406$960$444
31 years$3,858$2,731$1,894$1,291$868$389
32 years$3,697$2,584$1,767$1,186$785$341
33 years$3,546$2,448$1,650$1,091$710$299
34 years$3,404$2,320$1,542$1,004$643$262
35 years$3,270$2,200$1,441$924$583$229
36 years$3,145$2,088$1,348$851$528$201
37 years$3,026$1,983$1,262$784$478$176
38 years$2,914$1,885$1,182$723$434$155
39 years$2,808$1,792$1,107$666$393$136
40 years$2,707$1,705$1,038$615$357$119
41 years$2,612$1,623$973$567$324$104
42 years$2,521$1,546$913$523$294$92
43 years$2,435$1,473$857$483$267$80
44 years$2,353$1,404$804$446$242$71
45 years$2,274$1,339$755$412$220$62
46 years$2,200$1,277$709$381$199$54
47 years$2,129$1,219$666$352$181$48
48 years$2,060$1,164$626$325$164$42
49 years$1,995$1,111$588$300$149$37
50 years$1,933$1,061$553$278$136$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,980,000, adding $2,476 every year, while hoping to spend $37,339 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: 44/27/29 Blend
55$1,980,000$1,980,000$1,980,000$1,980,000
56$2,184,514$2,079,574$2,048,884$2,262,133
57$2,367,606$2,141,745$2,077,793$2,380,052
58$2,568,122$2,205,710$2,106,419$2,504,059
59$2,787,800$2,271,519$2,134,714$2,637,784
60$3,028,553$2,339,222$2,162,624$2,782,151
61$3,292,490$2,408,868$2,190,097$2,938,181
62$3,581,931$2,480,510$2,217,072$3,106,998
63$3,899,434$2,554,201$2,243,491$3,289,838
64$4,247,815$2,629,996$2,269,286$3,488,062
65$4,630,177$2,707,949$2,294,391$3,703,169
66$5,049,935$2,788,119$2,318,733$3,936,813
67$5,510,854$2,870,562$2,342,237$4,190,810
68$6,017,080$2,955,339$2,364,821$4,467,165
69$6,573,181$3,042,510$2,386,401$4,768,084
70$7,184,189$3,132,136$2,406,889$5,095,998
71$7,855,646$3,224,281$2,426,190$5,453,584
72$8,593,661$3,319,009$2,444,206$5,843,793
73$9,404,960$3,416,386$2,460,833$6,269,874
74$10,296,956$3,516,480$2,475,961$6,735,408
75$11,277,816$3,619,357$2,489,475$7,244,340
76$12,356,536$3,725,089$2,501,256$7,801,015
77$13,543,029$3,833,745$2,511,175$8,410,223
78$14,848,218$3,945,398$2,519,099$9,077,239
79$16,284,136$4,060,123$2,524,889$9,807,879
80$17,864,042$4,177,992$2,528,396$10,608,547
81$19,602,544$4,299,084$2,529,467$11,486,303
82$21,515,739$4,423,475$2,527,940$12,448,925
83$23,621,363$4,551,243$2,523,644$13,504,984
84$25,938,957$4,682,469$2,516,402$14,663,926
85$28,490,055$4,817,234$2,506,025$15,936,158
86$31,298,382$4,955,620$2,492,319$17,333,149
87$34,390,082$5,097,711$2,475,077$18,867,538
88$37,793,963$5,243,592$2,454,084$20,553,253
89$41,541,767$5,393,347$2,429,115$22,405,641
90$45,668,470$5,547,064$2,399,934$24,441,617
91$50,212,615$5,704,831$2,366,292$26,679,820
92$55,216,670$5,866,736$2,327,931$29,140,789
93$60,727,433$6,032,869$2,284,580$31,847,160
94$66,796,472$6,203,320$2,235,954$34,823,878
95$73,480,610$6,378,181$2,181,757$38,098,432
96$80,842,464$6,557,544$2,121,677$41,701,118
97$88,951,032$6,741,500$2,055,390$45,665,320
98$97,882,347$6,930,143$1,982,556$50,027,829
99$107,720,193$7,123,567$1,902,818$54,829,191
100$118,556,896$7,321,865$1,815,805$60,114,088