Can I retire at age 56 with 2,700,000?

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 $2,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$222,963$220,977$219,040$217,149$215,302$210,869
2 years$110,378$108,322$106,330$104,398$102,525$98,078
3 years$72,854$70,790$68,803$66,889$65,046$60,725
4 years$54,096$52,038$50,071$48,190$46,391$42,230
5 years$42,844$40,798$38,857$37,014$35,266$31,275
6 years$35,345$33,315$31,402$29,601$27,905$24,089
7 years$29,991$27,978$26,095$24,336$22,694$19,054
8 years$25,977$23,982$22,131$20,415$18,827$15,362
9 years$22,857$20,881$19,061$17,389$15,855$12,562
10 years$20,362$18,405$16,618$14,990$13,509$10,386
11 years$18,323$16,385$14,630$13,045$11,618$8,660
12 years$16,624$14,707$12,984$11,443$10,068$7,271
13 years$15,188$13,290$11,600$10,102$8,780$6,138
14 years$13,958$12,081$10,423$8,968$7,696$5,206
15 years$12,893$11,036$9,411$7,997$6,776$4,432
16 years$11,962$10,125$8,532$7,161$5,989$3,785
17 years$11,141$9,325$7,764$6,434$5,310$3,240
18 years$10,413$8,617$7,087$5,798$4,722$2,781
19 years$9,762$7,986$6,488$5,239$4,208$2,390
20 years$9,176$7,421$5,954$4,745$3,759$2,058
21 years$8,648$6,912$5,477$4,307$3,364$1,775
22 years$8,167$6,452$5,048$3,916$3,015$1,532
23 years$7,730$6,035$4,661$3,566$2,707$1,324
24 years$7,329$5,654$4,310$3,252$2,433$1,145
25 years$6,961$5,306$3,992$2,970$2,189$991
26 years$6,622$4,987$3,703$2,716$1,972$858
27 years$6,308$4,693$3,438$2,486$1,778$744
28 years$6,018$4,422$3,196$2,278$1,604$645
29 years$5,748$4,172$2,974$2,089$1,449$559
30 years$5,496$3,940$2,771$1,917$1,309$485
31 years$5,261$3,725$2,583$1,760$1,183$421
32 years$5,041$3,524$2,410$1,618$1,070$365
33 years$4,835$3,338$2,250$1,488$969$317
34 years$4,642$3,163$2,102$1,369$877$276
35 years$4,460$3,000$1,966$1,260$794$239
36 years$4,288$2,848$1,839$1,161$720$208
37 years$4,126$2,705$1,721$1,069$652$181
38 years$3,973$2,570$1,612$986$591$157
39 years$3,829$2,444$1,510$909$536$136
40 years$3,691$2,325$1,415$838$486$119
41 years$3,561$2,214$1,327$773$441$103
42 years$3,437$2,108$1,245$714$400$90
43 years$3,320$2,009$1,168$659$363$78
44 years$3,208$1,915$1,097$608$330$68
45 years$3,101$1,826$1,030$562$299$59
46 years$3,000$1,742$967$519$272$51
47 years$2,903$1,662$909$479$247$44
48 years$2,810$1,587$854$443$224$39
49 years$2,721$1,515$802$409$204$34
50 years$2,636$1,447$754$378$185$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $2,700,000, adding $5,619 every year, while hoping to spend $28,164 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: 54/38/8 Blend
55$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000$2,700,000
56$2,981,196$2,838,096$2,796,246$3,136,123
57$3,255,312$2,947,196$2,859,954$3,350,732
58$3,556,443$3,060,699$2,924,852$3,580,612
59$3,887,317$3,178,789$2,990,951$3,830,120
60$4,250,935$3,301,662$3,058,259$4,101,123
61$4,650,606$3,429,519$3,126,787$4,395,671
62$5,089,975$3,562,572$3,196,542$4,716,018
63$5,573,057$3,701,043$3,267,531$5,064,641
64$6,104,277$3,845,162$3,339,761$5,444,267
65$6,688,508$3,995,170$3,413,238$5,857,892
66$7,331,121$4,151,319$3,487,967$6,308,813
67$8,038,033$4,313,871$3,563,951$6,800,657
68$8,815,763$4,483,101$3,641,194$7,337,411
69$9,671,493$4,659,296$3,719,696$7,923,466
70$10,613,139$4,842,754$3,799,459$8,563,650
71$11,649,419$5,033,790$3,880,481$9,263,277
72$12,789,943$5,232,729$3,962,761$10,028,195
73$14,045,298$5,439,913$4,046,293$10,864,841
74$15,427,148$5,655,698$4,131,074$11,780,296
75$16,948,347$5,880,458$4,217,095$12,782,360
76$18,623,059$6,114,581$4,304,349$13,879,614
77$20,466,891$6,358,474$4,392,824$15,081,507
78$22,497,037$6,612,564$4,482,507$16,398,441
79$24,732,449$6,877,293$4,573,385$17,841,868
80$27,194,004$7,153,126$4,665,439$19,424,397
81$29,904,712$7,440,549$4,758,651$21,159,911
82$32,889,926$7,740,068$4,852,998$23,063,699
83$36,177,581$8,052,215$4,948,457$25,152,594
84$39,798,463$8,377,542$5,044,999$27,445,134
85$43,786,494$8,716,629$5,142,594$29,961,734
86$48,179,055$9,070,083$5,241,210$32,724,878
87$53,017,337$9,438,535$5,340,808$35,759,327
88$58,346,730$9,822,648$5,441,350$39,092,353
89$64,217,253$10,223,114$5,542,791$42,753,993
90$70,684,022$10,640,656$5,645,084$46,777,331
91$77,807,774$11,076,030$5,748,177$51,198,807
92$85,655,440$11,530,029$5,852,014$56,058,561
93$94,300,773$12,003,478$5,956,534$61,400,807
94$103,825,047$12,497,244$6,061,673$67,274,250
95$114,317,823$13,012,230$6,167,361$73,732,541
96$125,877,795$13,549,383$6,273,521$80,834,780
97$138,613,720$14,109,693$6,380,074$88,646,077
98$152,645,446$14,694,194$6,486,933$97,238,154
99$168,105,041$15,303,969$6,594,005$106,690,029
100$185,138,043$15,940,151$6,701,191$117,088,749