Can I retire at age 56 with 364,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $364,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$30,059$29,791$29,530$29,275$29,026$28,783
2 years$14,881$14,603$14,335$14,074$13,822$13,577
3 years$9,822$9,544$9,276$9,018$8,769$8,530
4 years$7,293$7,015$6,750$6,497$6,254$6,022
5 years$5,776$5,500$5,238$4,990$4,754$4,531
6 years$4,765$4,491$4,233$3,991$3,762$3,547
7 years$4,043$3,772$3,518$3,281$3,059$2,853
8 years$3,502$3,233$2,984$2,752$2,538$2,340
9 years$3,081$2,815$2,570$2,344$2,137$1,948
10 years$2,745$2,481$2,240$2,021$1,821$1,640
11 years$2,470$2,209$1,972$1,759$1,566$1,394
12 years$2,241$1,983$1,750$1,543$1,357$1,193
13 years$2,048$1,792$1,564$1,362$1,184$1,027
14 years$1,882$1,629$1,405$1,209$1,038$889
15 years$1,738$1,488$1,269$1,078$914$772
16 years$1,613$1,365$1,150$965$807$673
17 years$1,502$1,257$1,047$867$716$589
18 years$1,404$1,162$955$782$637$516
19 years$1,316$1,077$875$706$567$454
20 years$1,237$1,000$803$640$507$399
21 years$1,166$932$738$581$454$352
22 years$1,101$870$681$528$407$311
23 years$1,042$814$628$481$365$275
24 years$988$762$581$438$328$244
25 years$938$715$538$400$295$216
26 years$893$672$499$366$266$191
27 years$850$633$464$335$240$170
28 years$811$596$431$307$216$151
29 years$775$562$401$282$195$134
30 years$741$531$374$258$176$119
31 years$709$502$348$237$160$106
32 years$680$475$325$218$144$94
33 years$652$450$303$201$131$84
34 years$626$426$283$185$118$75
35 years$601$404$265$170$107$67
36 years$578$384$248$156$97$59
37 years$556$365$232$144$88$53
38 years$536$347$217$133$80$47
39 years$516$330$204$123$72$42
40 years$498$314$191$113$66$38
41 years$480$298$179$104$59$33
42 years$463$284$168$96$54$30
43 years$448$271$157$89$49$27
44 years$432$258$148$82$44$24
45 years$418$246$139$76$40$21
46 years$404$235$130$70$37$19
47 years$391$224$122$65$33$17
48 years$379$214$115$60$30$15
49 years$367$204$108$55$27$13
50 years$355$195$102$51$25$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $364,000, adding $4,698 every year, while hoping to spend $26,726 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: 66/29/5 Blend
55$364,000$364,000$364,000$364,000
56$405,974$386,682$381,040$432,193
57$418,947$377,193$365,369$440,701
58$432,348$366,344$348,276$446,338
59$446,191$354,038$329,688$451,780
60$460,494$340,177$309,523$457,003
61$475,272$324,654$287,700$461,983
62$490,543$307,356$264,132$466,695
63$506,327$288,164$238,728$471,110
64$522,641$266,953$211,395$475,201
65$539,506$243,590$182,032$478,935
66$556,944$217,934$150,538$482,281
67$574,976$189,836$116,805$485,204
68$593,626$159,141$80,721$487,668
69$612,918$125,681$42,167$489,633
70$632,879$89,282$1,023$491,060
71$653,535$49,759$0$491,905
72$674,915$6,917$0$494,411
73$697,050$0$0$496,449
74$719,971$0$0$510,512
75$743,712$0$0$527,366
76$768,309$0$0$544,829
77$793,801$0$0$562,929
78$820,228$0$0$581,696
79$847,631$0$0$601,158
80$876,058$0$0$621,350
81$905,556$0$0$642,307
82$936,178$0$0$664,064
83$967,978$0$0$686,663
84$1,001,015$0$0$710,144
85$1,035,353$0$0$734,554
86$1,071,058$0$0$759,942
87$1,108,204$0$0$786,358
88$1,146,867$0$0$813,859
89$1,187,131$0$0$842,505
90$1,229,086$0$0$872,361
91$1,272,827$0$0$903,495
92$1,318,459$0$0$935,982
93$1,366,092$0$0$969,904
94$1,415,849$0$0$1,005,347
95$1,467,859$0$0$1,042,406
96$1,522,263$0$0$1,081,181
97$1,579,214$0$0$1,121,784
98$1,638,877$0$0$1,164,333
99$1,701,430$0$0$1,208,959
100$1,767,069$0$0$1,255,801