Can I retire at age 56 with 2,460,000?

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 $2,460,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$203,145$201,335$199,570$197,846$196,164$194,846
2 years$100,567$98,694$96,878$95,118$93,411$92,082
3 years$66,378$64,497$62,687$60,943$59,264$57,965
4 years$49,288$47,412$45,620$43,906$42,268$41,008
5 years$39,036$37,172$35,403$33,724$32,131$30,915
6 years$32,204$30,354$28,611$26,970$25,424$24,254
7 years$27,325$25,491$23,776$22,173$20,677$19,552
8 years$23,668$21,850$20,164$18,600$17,153$16,074
9 years$20,825$19,025$17,367$15,843$14,446$13,412
10 years$18,552$16,769$15,141$13,657$12,308$11,320
11 years$16,694$14,929$13,330$11,886$10,586$9,641
12 years$15,146$13,399$11,830$10,426$9,173$8,272
13 years$13,838$12,109$10,569$9,204$7,999$7,141
14 years$12,717$11,007$9,496$8,170$7,012$6,195
15 years$11,747$10,055$8,574$7,287$6,174$5,397
16 years$10,899$9,225$7,774$6,524$5,457$4,719
17 years$10,151$8,496$7,074$5,862$4,838$4,139
18 years$9,487$7,851$6,457$5,283$4,302$3,639
19 years$8,894$7,276$5,911$4,774$3,834$3,207
20 years$8,361$6,761$5,425$4,323$3,425$2,832
21 years$7,879$6,298$4,990$3,924$3,065$2,505
22 years$7,441$5,879$4,599$3,568$2,747$2,219
23 years$7,043$5,498$4,247$3,249$2,466$1,969
24 years$6,678$5,152$3,927$2,963$2,217$1,748
25 years$6,342$4,834$3,637$2,706$1,995$1,554
26 years$6,033$4,544$3,374$2,474$1,797$1,382
27 years$5,748$4,276$3,133$2,265$1,620$1,231
28 years$5,483$4,029$2,912$2,075$1,462$1,097
29 years$5,237$3,801$2,710$1,903$1,320$978
30 years$5,007$3,590$2,524$1,746$1,193$872
31 years$4,793$3,394$2,353$1,604$1,078$779
32 years$4,593$3,211$2,196$1,474$975$695
33 years$4,405$3,041$2,050$1,356$883$621
34 years$4,229$2,882$1,916$1,247$799$555
35 years$4,063$2,734$1,791$1,148$724$496
36 years$3,907$2,595$1,675$1,057$656$443
37 years$3,760$2,464$1,568$974$594$396
38 years$3,620$2,342$1,468$898$539$355
39 years$3,488$2,227$1,376$828$489$317
40 years$3,363$2,119$1,290$764$443$284
41 years$3,245$2,017$1,209$705$402$254
42 years$3,132$1,921$1,134$650$365$227
43 years$3,025$1,830$1,064$600$331$203
44 years$2,923$1,744$999$554$301$182
45 years$2,826$1,664$938$512$273$163
46 years$2,733$1,587$881$473$248$146
47 years$2,645$1,514$828$437$225$131
48 years$2,560$1,446$778$404$204$117
49 years$2,479$1,381$731$373$186$105
50 years$2,402$1,319$687$345$169$94

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $2,460,000, adding $5,627 every year, while hoping to spend $56,603 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: 45/41/14 Blend
55$2,460,000$2,460,000$2,460,000$2,460,000
56$2,716,724$2,586,344$2,548,214$2,827,875
57$2,933,605$2,652,850$2,573,354$2,972,334
58$3,170,710$2,720,717$2,597,439$3,122,723
59$3,430,044$2,789,953$2,620,375$3,284,561
60$3,713,811$2,860,564$2,642,059$3,458,930
61$4,024,440$2,932,552$2,662,389$3,647,021
62$4,364,605$3,005,919$2,681,252$3,850,145
63$4,737,252$3,080,667$2,698,531$4,069,745
64$5,145,624$3,156,792$2,714,104$4,307,412
65$5,593,293$3,234,290$2,727,842$4,564,897
66$6,084,193$3,313,154$2,739,608$4,844,127
67$6,622,657$3,393,374$2,749,261$5,147,227
68$7,213,457$3,474,939$2,756,650$5,476,537
69$7,861,850$3,557,831$2,761,619$5,834,634
70$8,573,627$3,642,033$2,764,001$6,224,357
71$9,355,166$3,727,522$2,763,624$6,648,837
72$10,213,493$3,814,271$2,760,306$7,111,518
73$11,156,349$3,902,250$2,753,856$7,616,199
74$12,192,261$3,991,424$2,744,074$8,167,065
75$13,330,621$4,081,753$2,730,750$8,768,727
76$14,581,778$4,173,193$2,713,664$9,426,266
77$15,957,134$4,265,694$2,692,586$10,145,280
78$17,469,248$4,359,200$2,667,275$10,931,941
79$19,131,960$4,453,648$2,637,476$11,793,047
80$20,960,514$4,548,972$2,602,927$12,736,091
81$22,971,710$4,645,095$2,563,348$13,769,331
82$25,184,054$4,741,934$2,518,450$14,901,868
83$27,617,938$4,839,400$2,467,929$16,143,732
84$30,295,830$4,937,392$2,411,466$17,505,974
85$33,242,483$5,035,803$2,348,729$19,000,777
86$36,485,174$5,134,515$2,279,369$20,641,567
87$40,053,956$5,233,400$2,203,022$22,443,139
88$43,981,944$5,332,321$2,119,307$24,421,800
89$48,305,625$5,431,127$2,027,827$26,595,523
90$53,065,203$5,529,657$1,928,163$28,984,116
91$58,304,979$5,627,735$1,819,882$31,609,409
92$64,073,766$5,725,174$1,702,528$34,495,463
93$70,425,353$5,821,770$1,575,625$37,668,795
94$77,419,007$5,917,305$1,438,677$41,158,632
95$85,120,038$6,011,545$1,291,164$44,997,183
96$93,600,409$6,104,238$1,132,545$49,219,951
97$102,939,419$6,195,114$962,254$53,866,060
98$113,224,448$6,283,883$779,698$58,978,635
99$124,551,785$6,370,236$584,261$64,605,201
100$137,027,531$6,453,842$375,297$70,798,140