Can I retire at age 56 with 2,350,000?

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 $2,350,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$194,061$192,332$190,646$189,000$187,392$183,384
2 years$96,070$94,280$92,546$90,865$89,234$85,216
3 years$63,410$61,613$59,884$58,218$56,614$52,710
4 years$47,084$45,292$43,580$41,943$40,378$36,619
5 years$37,290$35,510$33,820$32,216$30,694$27,091
6 years$30,764$28,996$27,331$25,764$24,287$20,844
7 years$26,103$24,351$22,713$21,182$19,752$16,469
8 years$22,610$20,873$19,262$17,769$16,386$13,262
9 years$19,894$18,174$16,590$15,135$13,800$10,832
10 years$17,723$16,020$14,464$13,047$11,758$8,944
11 years$15,948$14,261$12,734$11,354$10,112$7,449
12 years$14,469$12,800$11,301$9,959$8,763$6,246
13 years$13,219$11,568$10,097$8,793$7,642$5,266
14 years$12,149$10,515$9,072$7,805$6,699$4,460
15 years$11,222$9,605$8,191$6,961$5,898$3,791
16 years$10,411$8,813$7,426$6,233$5,213$3,233
17 years$9,697$8,116$6,757$5,600$4,622$2,764
18 years$9,063$7,500$6,169$5,047$4,110$2,369
19 years$8,496$6,951$5,647$4,560$3,663$2,033
20 years$7,987$6,459$5,183$4,130$3,272$1,748
21 years$7,527$6,016$4,767$3,748$2,928$1,505
22 years$7,109$5,616$4,394$3,408$2,624$1,297
23 years$6,728$5,252$4,057$3,104$2,356$1,119
24 years$6,379$4,921$3,752$2,831$2,117$966
25 years$6,059$4,618$3,475$2,585$1,905$835
26 years$5,763$4,340$3,223$2,364$1,716$722
27 years$5,491$4,085$2,993$2,164$1,547$625
28 years$5,238$3,849$2,782$1,982$1,396$541
29 years$5,003$3,631$2,589$1,818$1,261$468
30 years$4,784$3,429$2,411$1,668$1,139$405
31 years$4,579$3,242$2,248$1,532$1,030$351
32 years$4,388$3,067$2,098$1,408$932$304
33 years$4,209$2,905$1,958$1,295$843$264
34 years$4,040$2,753$1,830$1,191$763$229
35 years$3,882$2,611$1,711$1,097$691$198
36 years$3,732$2,479$1,600$1,010$626$172
37 years$3,591$2,354$1,498$931$568$149
38 years$3,458$2,237$1,403$858$515$129
39 years$3,332$2,127$1,314$791$467$112
40 years$3,213$2,024$1,232$730$423$97
41 years$3,100$1,927$1,155$673$384$85
42 years$2,992$1,835$1,084$621$349$73
43 years$2,890$1,748$1,017$573$316$64
44 years$2,792$1,666$954$529$287$55
45 years$2,699$1,589$896$489$261$48
46 years$2,611$1,516$842$452$237$42
47 years$2,526$1,447$791$417$215$36
48 years$2,446$1,381$743$386$195$31
49 years$2,368$1,319$698$356$177$27
50 years$2,294$1,260$657$329$161$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $2,350,000, adding $5,202 every year, while hoping to spend $58,087 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: 66/29/5 Blend
55$2,350,000$2,350,000$2,350,000$2,350,000
56$2,595,066$2,470,516$2,434,091$2,764,334
57$2,797,958$2,529,767$2,453,829$2,936,536
58$3,019,599$2,589,975$2,472,281$3,117,171
59$3,261,839$2,651,124$2,489,343$3,313,008
60$3,526,716$2,713,199$2,504,906$3,525,518
61$3,816,474$2,776,178$2,518,853$3,756,323
62$4,133,584$2,840,040$2,531,064$4,007,204
63$4,480,765$2,904,757$2,541,410$4,280,127
64$4,861,013$2,970,301$2,549,757$4,577,255
65$5,277,628$3,036,637$2,555,966$4,900,970
66$5,734,242$3,103,729$2,559,887$5,253,895
67$6,234,858$3,171,535$2,561,366$5,638,920
68$6,783,882$3,240,008$2,560,240$6,059,229
69$7,386,167$3,309,098$2,556,338$6,518,328
70$8,047,062$3,378,749$2,549,480$7,020,079
71$8,772,454$3,448,900$2,539,480$7,568,737
72$9,568,830$3,519,482$2,526,138$8,168,990
73$10,443,337$3,590,423$2,509,250$8,826,002
74$11,403,846$3,661,642$2,488,599$9,545,464
75$12,459,028$3,733,052$2,463,957$10,333,644
76$13,618,437$3,804,560$2,435,087$11,197,450
77$14,892,596$3,876,062$2,401,741$12,144,491
78$16,293,099$3,947,447$2,363,657$13,183,155
79$17,832,719$4,018,596$2,320,564$14,322,679
80$19,525,529$4,089,380$2,272,176$15,573,247
81$21,387,032$4,159,659$2,218,193$16,946,076
82$23,434,311$4,229,283$2,158,304$18,453,530
83$25,686,185$4,298,092$2,092,181$20,109,230
84$28,163,389$4,365,912$2,019,483$21,928,188
85$30,888,771$4,432,558$1,939,851$23,926,946
86$33,887,502$4,497,830$1,852,913$26,123,733
87$37,187,318$4,561,514$1,758,276$28,538,636
88$40,818,779$4,623,383$1,655,533$31,193,793
89$44,815,557$4,683,192$1,544,256$34,113,597
90$49,214,754$4,740,678$1,423,999$37,324,932
91$54,057,252$4,795,564$1,294,296$40,857,423
92$59,388,096$4,847,551$1,154,659$44,743,717
93$65,256,922$4,896,322$1,004,580$49,019,792
94$71,718,422$4,941,535$843,528$53,725,297
95$78,832,862$4,982,832$670,947$58,903,926
96$86,666,648$5,019,825$486,258$64,603,832
97$95,292,955$5,052,105$288,856$70,878,080
98$104,792,414$5,079,236$78,111$77,785,149
99$115,253,874$5,100,752$0$85,389,488
100$126,775,241$5,116,161$0$93,769,951