Can I retire at age 56 with 275,000?

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:
0%
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 $275,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$22,709$22,507$22,310$22,117$21,929$21,664
2 years$11,242$11,033$10,830$10,633$10,442$10,176
3 years$7,420$7,210$7,008$6,813$6,625$6,365
4 years$5,510$5,300$5,100$4,908$4,725$4,473
5 years$4,364$4,155$3,958$3,770$3,592$3,350
6 years$3,600$3,393$3,198$3,015$2,842$2,610
7 years$3,055$2,850$2,658$2,479$2,311$2,089
8 years$2,646$2,443$2,254$2,079$1,918$1,704
9 years$2,328$2,127$1,941$1,771$1,615$1,411
10 years$2,074$1,875$1,693$1,527$1,376$1,182
11 years$1,866$1,669$1,490$1,329$1,183$999
12 years$1,693$1,498$1,322$1,165$1,025$850
13 years$1,547$1,354$1,182$1,029$894$727
14 years$1,422$1,230$1,062$913$784$626
15 years$1,313$1,124$958$815$690$540
16 years$1,218$1,031$869$729$610$468
17 years$1,135$950$791$655$541$407
18 years$1,061$878$722$591$481$355
19 years$994$813$661$534$429$310
20 years$935$756$606$483$383$271
21 years$881$704$558$439$343$237
22 years$832$657$514$399$307$208
23 years$787$615$475$363$276$183
24 years$746$576$439$331$248$161
25 years$709$540$407$303$223$141
26 years$674$508$377$277$201$125
27 years$643$478$350$253$181$110
28 years$613$450$326$232$163$97
29 years$585$425$303$213$148$85
30 years$560$401$282$195$133$75
31 years$536$379$263$179$121$67
32 years$513$359$245$165$109$59
33 years$492$340$229$152$99$52
34 years$473$322$214$139$89$46
35 years$454$306$200$128$81$41
36 years$437$290$187$118$73$36
37 years$420$275$175$109$66$32
38 years$405$262$164$100$60$28
39 years$390$249$154$93$55$25
40 years$376$237$144$85$50$22
41 years$363$225$135$79$45$19
42 years$350$215$127$73$41$17
43 years$338$205$119$67$37$15
44 years$327$195$112$62$34$13
45 years$316$186$105$57$31$12
46 years$306$177$98$53$28$11
47 years$296$169$93$49$25$9
48 years$286$162$87$45$23$8
49 years$277$154$82$42$21$7
50 years$268$147$77$39$19$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $275,000, adding $3,608 every year, while hoping to spend $21,385 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: 53/19/28 Blend
55$275,000$275,000$275,000$275,000
56$306,772$292,197$287,934$320,462
57$315,309$283,761$274,826$321,900
58$324,000$274,195$260,563$320,994
59$332,839$263,421$245,082$319,583
60$341,816$251,356$228,320$317,627
61$350,923$237,914$210,210$315,083
62$360,147$223,002$190,682$311,906
63$369,474$206,522$169,663$308,048
64$378,890$188,371$147,076$303,457
65$388,376$168,440$122,842$298,076
66$397,911$146,614$96,878$291,849
67$407,471$122,771$69,097$284,709
68$417,029$96,783$39,407$276,591
69$426,553$68,513$7,715$267,422
70$436,009$37,817$0$257,123
71$445,357$4,545$0$253,412
72$454,552$0$0$251,366
73$463,543$0$0$255,192
74$472,275$0$0$259,802
75$480,683$0$0$264,208
76$488,695$0$0$268,367
77$496,233$0$0$272,232
78$503,207$0$0$275,751
79$509,518$0$0$278,865
80$515,055$0$0$281,509
81$519,693$0$0$283,610
82$523,296$0$0$285,086
83$525,710$0$0$285,849
84$526,765$0$0$285,797
85$526,271$0$0$284,820
86$524,020$0$0$282,795
87$519,777$0$0$279,584
88$513,283$0$0$275,035
89$504,253$0$0$268,981
90$492,368$0$0$261,236
91$477,276$0$0$251,592
92$458,588$0$0$239,821
93$435,871$0$0$225,670
94$408,648$0$0$208,859
95$376,390$0$0$189,080
96$338,513$0$0$165,988
97$294,370$0$0$139,207
98$243,246$0$0$108,317
99$184,351$0$0$72,856
100$116,812$0$0$32,312