Can I retire at age 56 with 320,000?

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 $320,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$26,425$26,190$25,960$25,736$25,517$24,720
2 years$13,082$12,838$12,602$12,373$12,151$11,355
3 years$8,635$8,390$8,154$7,928$7,709$6,939
4 years$6,411$6,167$5,934$5,711$5,498$4,760
5 years$5,078$4,835$4,605$4,387$4,180$3,476
6 years$4,189$3,948$3,722$3,508$3,307$2,638
7 years$3,555$3,316$3,093$2,884$2,690$2,055
8 years$3,079$2,842$2,623$2,420$2,231$1,631
9 years$2,709$2,475$2,259$2,061$1,879$1,312
10 years$2,413$2,181$1,970$1,777$1,601$1,067
11 years$2,172$1,942$1,734$1,546$1,377$874
12 years$1,970$1,743$1,539$1,356$1,193$721
13 years$1,800$1,575$1,375$1,197$1,041$598
14 years$1,654$1,432$1,235$1,063$912$498
15 years$1,528$1,308$1,115$948$803$416
16 years$1,418$1,200$1,011$849$710$348
17 years$1,320$1,105$920$763$629$292
18 years$1,234$1,021$840$687$560$246
19 years$1,157$946$769$621$499$207
20 years$1,088$880$706$562$446$175
21 years$1,025$819$649$510$399$148
22 years$968$765$598$464$357$125
23 years$916$715$552$423$321$106
24 years$869$670$511$385$288$89
25 years$825$629$473$352$259$76
26 years$785$591$439$322$234$64
27 years$748$556$408$295$211$54
28 years$713$524$379$270$190$46
29 years$681$494$353$248$172$39
30 years$651$467$328$227$155$33
31 years$624$441$306$209$140$28
32 years$597$418$286$192$127$24
33 years$573$396$267$176$115$20
34 years$550$375$249$162$104$17
35 years$529$356$233$149$94$15
36 years$508$338$218$138$85$12
37 years$489$321$204$127$77$11
38 years$471$305$191$117$70$9
39 years$454$290$179$108$64$8
40 years$437$276$168$99$58$6
41 years$422$262$157$92$52$5
42 years$407$250$148$85$47$5
43 years$393$238$138$78$43$4
44 years$380$227$130$72$39$3
45 years$368$216$122$67$35$3
46 years$356$206$115$62$32$2
47 years$344$197$108$57$29$2
48 years$333$188$101$53$27$2
49 years$322$180$95$49$24$1
50 years$312$172$89$45$22$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $320,000, adding $6,554 every year, while hoping to spend $24,831 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: 50/28/22 Blend
55$320,000$320,000$320,000$320,000
56$359,400$342,440$337,480$374,857
57$369,639$332,800$322,366$376,622
58$380,090$321,855$305,913$375,485
59$390,749$309,515$288,051$373,734
60$401,609$295,685$268,704$371,321
61$412,664$280,264$247,796$368,195
62$423,904$263,146$225,246$364,300
63$435,318$244,216$200,968$359,580
64$446,895$223,357$174,874$353,971
65$458,618$200,441$146,873$347,408
66$470,471$175,337$116,866$339,819
67$482,432$147,901$84,755$331,129
68$494,478$117,987$50,432$321,258
69$506,583$85,436$13,790$310,120
70$518,715$50,083$0$297,623
71$530,839$11,752$0$289,611
72$542,914$0$0$283,877
73$554,896$0$0$286,264
74$566,734$0$0$292,172
75$578,369$0$0$297,950
76$589,736$0$0$303,560
77$600,762$0$0$308,962
78$611,366$0$0$314,110
79$621,455$0$0$318,952
80$630,926$0$0$323,432
81$639,666$0$0$327,484
82$647,544$0$0$331,039
83$654,420$0$0$334,016
84$660,132$0$0$336,327
85$664,505$0$0$337,873
86$667,340$0$0$338,544
87$668,419$0$0$338,220
88$667,497$0$0$336,765
89$664,305$0$0$334,029
90$658,542$0$0$329,845
91$649,876$0$0$324,030
92$637,936$0$0$316,379
93$622,314$0$0$306,665
94$602,558$0$0$294,638
95$578,164$0$0$280,020
96$548,578$0$0$262,503
97$513,184$0$0$241,749
98$471,303$0$0$217,380
99$422,182$0$0$188,982
100$364,988$0$0$156,094