Can I retire at age 56 with 389,000?

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 $389,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$32,123$31,837$31,558$31,285$31,019$30,518
2 years$15,903$15,606$15,319$15,041$14,771$14,267
3 years$10,496$10,199$9,913$9,637$9,371$8,881
4 years$7,794$7,497$7,214$6,943$6,684$6,210
5 years$6,173$5,878$5,598$5,333$5,081$4,626
6 years$5,092$4,800$4,524$4,265$4,020$3,584
7 years$4,321$4,031$3,760$3,506$3,270$2,853
8 years$3,743$3,455$3,188$2,941$2,712$2,315
9 years$3,293$3,008$2,746$2,505$2,284$1,905
10 years$2,934$2,652$2,394$2,160$1,946$1,586
11 years$2,640$2,361$2,108$1,880$1,674$1,332
12 years$2,395$2,119$1,871$1,649$1,451$1,126
13 years$2,188$1,915$1,671$1,455$1,265$958
14 years$2,011$1,741$1,502$1,292$1,109$818
15 years$1,858$1,590$1,356$1,152$976$702
16 years$1,723$1,459$1,229$1,032$863$604
17 years$1,605$1,343$1,119$927$765$521
18 years$1,500$1,241$1,021$835$680$451
19 years$1,406$1,151$935$755$606$391
20 years$1,322$1,069$858$684$542$339
21 years$1,246$996$789$620$485$295
22 years$1,177$930$727$564$434$257
23 years$1,114$869$672$514$390$224
24 years$1,056$815$621$469$351$195
25 years$1,003$764$575$428$315$170
26 years$954$718$533$391$284$149
27 years$909$676$495$358$256$130
28 years$867$637$461$328$231$114
29 years$828$601$429$301$209$100
30 years$792$568$399$276$189$87
31 years$758$537$372$254$170$76
32 years$726$508$347$233$154$67
33 years$697$481$324$214$140$59
34 years$669$456$303$197$126$51
35 years$643$432$283$182$114$45
36 years$618$410$265$167$104$40
37 years$594$390$248$154$94$35
38 years$572$370$232$142$85$30
39 years$552$352$218$131$77$27
40 years$532$335$204$121$70$23
41 years$513$319$191$111$64$21
42 years$495$304$179$103$58$18
43 years$478$289$168$95$52$16
44 years$462$276$158$88$48$14
45 years$447$263$148$81$43$12
46 years$432$251$139$75$39$11
47 years$418$239$131$69$36$9
48 years$405$229$123$64$32$8
49 years$392$218$116$59$29$7
50 years$380$209$109$55$27$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $389,000, adding $2,567 every year, while hoping to spend $30,058 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: 70/10/20 Blend
55$389,000$389,000$389,000$389,000
56$431,326$410,709$404,679$459,236
57$443,340$398,852$386,255$466,325
58$455,571$385,407$366,205$470,290
59$468,012$370,264$344,445$473,886
60$480,649$353,307$320,884$477,074
61$493,469$334,413$295,428$479,812
62$506,457$313,454$267,979$482,053
63$519,593$290,290$238,434$483,747
64$532,856$264,779$206,685$484,840
65$546,220$236,765$172,622$485,274
66$559,656$206,088$136,126$484,983
67$573,130$172,576$97,076$483,901
68$586,605$136,048$55,343$481,952
69$600,037$96,313$10,796$479,055
70$613,378$53,169$0$475,123
71$626,573$6,404$0$477,903
72$639,557$0$0$482,418
73$652,262$0$0$491,147
74$664,608$0$0$500,292
75$676,507$0$0$509,081
76$687,859$0$0$517,435
77$698,552$0$0$525,269
78$708,464$0$0$532,486
79$717,453$0$0$538,979
80$725,367$0$0$544,628
81$732,032$0$0$549,300
82$737,256$0$0$552,845
83$740,826$0$0$555,098
84$742,503$0$0$555,876
85$742,024$0$0$554,975
86$739,095$0$0$552,167
87$733,391$0$0$547,201
88$724,551$0$0$539,797
89$712,175$0$0$529,648
90$695,818$0$0$516,409
91$674,989$0$0$499,701
92$649,144$0$0$479,103
93$617,681$0$0$454,150
94$579,930$0$0$424,326
95$535,156$0$0$389,062
96$482,541$0$0$347,726
97$421,183$0$0$299,622
98$350,082$0$0$243,979
99$268,137$0$0$179,945
100$174,127$0$0$106,578