Can I retire at age 56 with 2,040,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $2,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$168,461$166,961$165,497$164,068$162,672$157,088
2 years$83,397$81,843$80,338$78,879$77,463$71,894
3 years$55,046$53,486$51,984$50,538$49,146$43,767
4 years$40,873$39,318$37,831$36,410$35,051$29,903
5 years$32,371$30,825$29,359$27,966$26,645$21,742
6 years$26,705$25,171$23,726$22,365$21,084$16,429
7 years$22,660$21,139$19,716$18,387$17,147$12,740
8 years$19,627$18,120$16,721$15,425$14,225$10,062
9 years$17,270$15,777$14,402$13,138$11,979$8,056
10 years$15,385$13,906$12,556$11,326$10,207$6,516
11 years$13,844$12,380$11,054$9,857$8,778$5,313
12 years$12,560$11,112$9,810$8,646$7,607$4,359
13 years$11,475$10,042$8,765$7,633$6,634$3,594
14 years$10,546$9,128$7,875$6,775$5,815$2,976
15 years$9,741$8,338$7,110$6,043$5,120$2,472
16 years$9,038$7,650$6,446$5,410$4,525$2,058
17 years$8,418$7,045$5,866$4,861$4,012$1,718
18 years$7,867$6,510$5,355$4,381$3,567$1,437
19 years$7,376$6,034$4,902$3,959$3,180$1,203
20 years$6,933$5,607$4,499$3,585$2,840$1,009
21 years$6,534$5,223$4,138$3,254$2,542$847
22 years$6,171$4,875$3,814$2,958$2,278$711
23 years$5,840$4,560$3,522$2,694$2,045$598
24 years$5,538$4,272$3,257$2,457$1,838$503
25 years$5,259$4,009$3,016$2,244$1,654$423
26 years$5,003$3,768$2,798$2,052$1,490$356
27 years$4,766$3,546$2,598$1,878$1,343$300
28 years$4,547$3,341$2,415$1,721$1,212$253
29 years$4,343$3,152$2,247$1,578$1,094$213
30 years$4,153$2,977$2,093$1,448$989$180
31 years$3,975$2,814$1,952$1,330$894$151
32 years$3,809$2,663$1,821$1,222$809$128
33 years$3,653$2,522$1,700$1,124$732$108
34 years$3,507$2,390$1,589$1,034$663$91
35 years$3,370$2,267$1,485$952$600$77
36 years$3,240$2,152$1,389$877$544$65
37 years$3,118$2,044$1,300$808$493$55
38 years$3,002$1,942$1,218$745$447$46
39 years$2,893$1,847$1,141$687$405$39
40 years$2,789$1,757$1,069$633$368$33
41 years$2,691$1,673$1,003$584$333$28
42 years$2,597$1,593$941$539$303$23
43 years$2,508$1,518$883$498$275$20
44 years$2,424$1,447$828$460$249$17
45 years$2,343$1,380$778$424$226$14
46 years$2,266$1,316$731$392$205$12
47 years$2,193$1,256$686$362$187$10
48 years$2,123$1,199$645$335$169$8
49 years$2,056$1,145$606$309$154$7
50 years$1,992$1,094$570$286$140$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $2,040,000, adding $3,939 every year, while hoping to spend $25,374 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: 57/25/18 Blend
55$2,040,000$2,040,000$2,040,000$2,040,000
56$2,252,143$2,144,023$2,112,403$2,369,591
57$2,454,864$2,222,082$2,156,171$2,527,915
58$2,677,412$2,303,116$2,200,554$2,697,279
59$2,921,783$2,387,244$2,245,548$2,881,278
60$3,190,174$2,474,588$2,291,143$3,081,322
61$3,485,008$2,565,280$2,337,333$3,298,967
62$3,808,953$2,659,452$2,384,107$3,535,922
63$4,164,947$2,757,246$2,431,455$3,794,066
64$4,556,227$2,858,807$2,479,365$4,075,470
65$4,986,362$2,964,288$2,527,824$4,382,413
66$5,459,281$3,073,848$2,576,815$4,717,402
67$5,979,313$3,187,652$2,626,324$5,083,196
68$6,551,228$3,305,873$2,676,332$5,482,834
69$7,180,283$3,428,690$2,726,819$5,919,661
70$7,872,268$3,556,291$2,777,763$6,397,359
71$8,633,562$3,688,873$2,829,141$6,919,983
72$9,471,196$3,826,638$2,880,927$7,491,997
73$10,392,914$3,969,799$2,933,094$8,118,317
74$11,407,250$4,118,578$2,985,612$8,804,356
75$12,523,608$4,273,207$3,038,448$9,556,076
76$13,752,348$4,433,926$3,091,568$10,380,040
77$15,104,886$4,600,987$3,144,935$11,283,481
78$16,593,802$4,774,653$3,198,508$12,274,360
79$18,232,957$4,955,198$3,252,244$13,361,447
80$20,037,623$5,142,907$3,306,099$14,554,403
81$22,024,629$5,338,078$3,360,022$15,863,869
82$24,212,519$5,541,022$3,413,961$17,301,564
83$26,621,728$5,752,064$3,467,860$18,880,398
84$29,274,771$5,971,542$3,521,660$20,614,592
85$32,196,460$6,199,810$3,575,298$22,519,814
86$35,414,134$6,437,236$3,628,706$24,613,319
87$38,957,921$6,684,205$3,681,813$26,914,120
88$42,861,018$6,941,120$3,734,543$29,443,162
89$47,160,006$7,208,400$3,786,814$32,223,516
90$51,895,197$7,486,482$3,838,543$35,280,604
91$57,111,011$7,775,823$3,889,638$38,642,431
92$62,856,396$8,076,901$3,940,003$42,339,852
93$69,185,293$8,390,213$3,989,538$46,406,858
94$76,157,140$8,716,281$4,038,134$50,880,905
95$83,837,437$9,055,647$4,085,680$55,803,254
96$92,298,359$9,408,878$4,132,054$61,219,371
97$101,619,446$9,776,566$4,177,132$67,179,349
98$111,888,343$10,159,332$4,220,779$73,738,378
99$123,201,634$10,557,819$4,262,856$80,957,272
100$135,665,753$10,972,704$4,303,213$88,903,033