Can I retire at age 56 with 372,000?

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 $372,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$30,719$30,446$30,179$29,918$29,664$29,269
2 years$15,208$14,924$14,650$14,384$14,126$13,728
3 years$10,038$9,753$9,479$9,216$8,962$8,575
4 years$7,453$7,170$6,899$6,639$6,392$6,017
5 years$5,903$5,621$5,354$5,100$4,859$4,499
6 years$4,870$4,590$4,327$4,078$3,845$3,499
7 years$4,132$3,855$3,595$3,353$3,127$2,796
8 years$3,579$3,304$3,049$2,813$2,594$2,278
9 years$3,149$2,877$2,626$2,396$2,184$1,883
10 years$2,805$2,536$2,290$2,065$1,861$1,574
11 years$2,524$2,258$2,016$1,797$1,601$1,327
12 years$2,290$2,026$1,789$1,577$1,387$1,127
13 years$2,093$1,831$1,598$1,392$1,210$963
14 years$1,923$1,664$1,436$1,236$1,060$827
15 years$1,776$1,520$1,297$1,102$934$713
16 years$1,648$1,395$1,176$987$825$616
17 years$1,535$1,285$1,070$886$732$534
18 years$1,435$1,187$976$799$651$465
19 years$1,345$1,100$894$722$580$405
20 years$1,264$1,022$820$654$518$353
21 years$1,191$952$755$593$463$309
22 years$1,125$889$695$539$415$270
23 years$1,065$831$642$491$373$237
24 years$1,010$779$594$448$335$208
25 years$959$731$550$409$302$182
26 years$912$687$510$374$272$160
27 years$869$647$474$343$245$141
28 years$829$609$440$314$221$124
29 years$792$575$410$288$200$109
30 years$757$543$382$264$180$96
31 years$725$513$356$243$163$85
32 years$695$486$332$223$147$75
33 years$666$460$310$205$133$66
34 years$640$436$290$189$121$58
35 years$614$413$271$174$109$51
36 years$591$392$253$160$99$45
37 years$569$373$237$147$90$40
38 years$547$354$222$136$81$35
39 years$527$337$208$125$74$31
40 years$509$320$195$115$67$27
41 years$491$305$183$107$61$24
42 years$474$290$172$98$55$21
43 years$457$277$161$91$50$19
44 years$442$264$151$84$45$17
45 years$427$252$142$77$41$15
46 years$413$240$133$72$37$13
47 years$400$229$125$66$34$11
48 years$387$219$118$61$31$10
49 years$375$209$111$56$28$9
50 years$363$199$104$52$25$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $372,000, adding $4,421 every year, while hoping to spend $21,944 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: 55/31/14 Blend
55$372,000$372,000$372,000$372,000
56$414,504$394,788$389,022$435,553
57$433,435$390,785$378,706$446,353
58$453,562$385,849$367,309$455,354
59$474,983$379,914$354,772$464,651
60$497,807$372,905$341,032$474,276
61$522,151$364,745$326,024$484,268
62$548,145$355,353$309,681$494,667
63$575,933$344,641$291,932$505,523
64$605,668$332,519$272,702$516,889
65$637,523$318,890$251,915$528,826
66$671,685$303,649$229,488$541,402
67$708,359$286,690$205,338$554,694
68$747,771$267,897$179,376$568,790
69$790,168$247,149$151,509$583,787
70$835,822$224,316$121,642$599,793
71$885,033$199,265$89,674$616,931
72$938,128$171,850$55,500$635,338
73$995,467$141,921$19,009$655,168
74$1,057,447$109,317$0$676,592
75$1,124,503$73,870$0$702,779
76$1,197,113$35,401$0$734,190
77$1,275,803$0$0$768,239
78$1,361,153$0$0$807,355
79$1,453,797$0$0$862,951
80$1,554,437$0$0$923,375
81$1,663,840$0$0$989,094
82$1,782,854$0$0$1,060,618
83$1,912,411$0$0$1,138,514
84$2,053,535$0$0$1,223,400
85$2,207,355$0$0$1,315,961
86$2,375,112$0$0$1,416,948
87$2,558,172$0$0$1,527,189
88$2,758,040$0$0$1,647,594
89$2,976,370$0$0$1,779,166
90$3,214,986$0$0$1,923,010
91$3,475,894$0$0$2,080,340
92$3,761,303$0$0$2,252,495
93$4,073,647$0$0$2,440,949
94$4,415,603$0$0$2,647,324
95$4,790,122$0$0$2,873,407
96$5,200,452$0$0$3,121,166
97$5,650,170$0$0$3,392,770
98$6,143,217$0$0$3,690,603
99$6,683,931$0$0$4,017,297
100$7,277,093$0$0$4,375,747