Can I retire at age 56 with 313,000?

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:
0%
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 $313,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$25,847$25,617$25,392$25,173$24,959$23,978
2 years$12,796$12,557$12,326$12,102$11,885$10,909
3 years$8,446$8,206$7,976$7,754$7,541$6,600
4 years$6,271$6,033$5,804$5,586$5,378$4,480
5 years$4,967$4,730$4,505$4,291$4,088$3,235
6 years$4,097$3,862$3,640$3,431$3,235$2,427
7 years$3,477$3,243$3,025$2,821$2,631$1,868
8 years$3,011$2,780$2,566$2,367$2,183$1,464
9 years$2,650$2,421$2,210$2,016$1,838$1,163
10 years$2,361$2,134$1,926$1,738$1,566$933
11 years$2,124$1,899$1,696$1,512$1,347$754
12 years$1,927$1,705$1,505$1,326$1,167$613
13 years$1,761$1,541$1,345$1,171$1,018$501
14 years$1,618$1,400$1,208$1,040$892$411
15 years$1,495$1,279$1,091$927$786$338
16 years$1,387$1,174$989$830$694$279
17 years$1,292$1,081$900$746$616$231
18 years$1,207$999$822$672$547$191
19 years$1,132$926$752$607$488$159
20 years$1,064$860$690$550$436$132
21 years$1,002$801$635$499$390$109
22 years$947$748$585$454$350$91
23 years$896$700$540$413$314$76
24 years$850$655$500$377$282$63
25 years$807$615$463$344$254$52
26 years$768$578$429$315$229$44
27 years$731$544$399$288$206$36
28 years$698$513$371$264$186$30
29 years$666$484$345$242$168$25
30 years$637$457$321$222$152$21
31 years$610$432$299$204$137$18
32 years$584$409$279$188$124$15
33 years$561$387$261$172$112$12
34 years$538$367$244$159$102$10
35 years$517$348$228$146$92$9
36 years$497$330$213$135$83$7
37 years$478$314$200$124$76$6
38 years$461$298$187$114$69$5
39 years$444$283$175$105$62$4
40 years$428$270$164$97$56$3
41 years$413$257$154$90$51$3
42 years$398$244$144$83$46$2
43 years$385$233$135$76$42$2
44 years$372$222$127$71$38$2
45 years$360$212$119$65$35$1
46 years$348$202$112$60$32$1
47 years$336$193$105$56$29$1
48 years$326$184$99$51$26$1
49 years$315$176$93$47$24$1
50 years$306$168$87$44$21$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $313,000, adding $6,827 every year, while hoping to spend $23,913 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: 41/42/17 Blend
55$313,000$313,000$313,000$313,000
56$351,968$335,379$330,528$364,380
57$362,426$326,369$316,157$364,823
58$373,148$316,117$300,504$362,455
59$384,138$304,535$283,499$359,386
60$395,396$291,533$265,072$355,565
61$406,922$277,014$245,148$350,935
62$418,717$260,877$223,650$345,439
63$430,780$243,013$200,495$339,014
64$443,107$223,308$175,599$331,594
65$455,695$201,642$148,873$323,109
66$468,541$177,887$120,225$313,483
67$481,637$151,909$89,558$302,639
68$494,977$123,565$56,771$290,492
69$508,549$92,705$21,757$276,953
70$522,344$59,169$0$261,928
71$536,345$22,791$0$248,147
72$550,538$0$0$237,068
73$564,902$0$0$232,325
74$579,415$0$0$238,161
75$594,050$0$0$244,029
76$608,778$0$0$249,915
77$623,562$0$0$255,803
78$638,365$0$0$261,674
79$653,140$0$0$267,508
80$667,837$0$0$273,279
81$682,397$0$0$278,961
82$696,755$0$0$284,523
83$710,838$0$0$289,932
84$724,562$0$0$295,149
85$737,834$0$0$300,130
86$750,549$0$0$304,828
87$762,592$0$0$309,189
88$773,831$0$0$313,153
89$784,120$0$0$316,653
90$793,297$0$0$319,614
91$801,179$0$0$321,953
92$807,564$0$0$323,576
93$812,228$0$0$324,383
94$814,919$0$0$324,257
95$815,360$0$0$323,072
96$813,242$0$0$320,688
97$808,221$0$0$316,946
98$799,917$0$0$311,675
99$787,908$0$0$304,682
100$771,725$0$0$295,754