Can I retire at age 56 with 401,000?

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 $401,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$33,114$32,819$32,531$32,251$31,976$30,940
2 years$16,393$16,088$15,792$15,505$15,227$14,193
3 years$10,820$10,514$10,218$9,934$9,661$8,661
4 years$8,034$7,729$7,436$7,157$6,890$5,932
5 years$6,363$6,059$5,771$5,497$5,238$4,325
6 years$5,249$4,948$4,664$4,396$4,144$3,277
7 years$4,454$4,155$3,876$3,614$3,370$2,548
8 years$3,858$3,562$3,287$3,032$2,796$2,019
9 years$3,395$3,101$2,831$2,583$2,355$1,621
10 years$3,024$2,734$2,468$2,226$2,006$1,315
11 years$2,721$2,434$2,173$1,937$1,726$1,076
12 years$2,469$2,184$1,928$1,699$1,495$886
13 years$2,256$1,974$1,723$1,500$1,304$733
14 years$2,073$1,794$1,548$1,332$1,143$609
15 years$1,915$1,639$1,398$1,188$1,006$508
16 years$1,777$1,504$1,267$1,064$889$424
17 years$1,655$1,385$1,153$956$789$355
18 years$1,547$1,280$1,053$861$701$298
19 years$1,450$1,186$964$778$625$251
20 years$1,363$1,102$884$705$558$211
21 years$1,284$1,027$813$640$500$178
22 years$1,213$958$750$582$448$150
23 years$1,148$896$692$530$402$127
24 years$1,089$840$640$483$361$107
25 years$1,034$788$593$441$325$90
26 years$983$741$550$403$293$76
27 years$937$697$511$369$264$65
28 years$894$657$475$338$238$55
29 years$854$620$442$310$215$46
30 years$816$585$411$285$194$39
31 years$781$553$384$261$176$33
32 years$749$523$358$240$159$28
33 years$718$496$334$221$144$24
34 years$689$470$312$203$130$20
35 years$662$446$292$187$118$17
36 years$637$423$273$172$107$14
37 years$613$402$256$159$97$12
38 years$590$382$239$146$88$10
39 years$569$363$224$135$80$9
40 years$548$345$210$124$72$7
41 years$529$329$197$115$66$6
42 years$511$313$185$106$59$5
43 years$493$298$173$98$54$5
44 years$476$284$163$90$49$4
45 years$461$271$153$83$44$3
46 years$445$259$144$77$40$3
47 years$431$247$135$71$37$2
48 years$417$236$127$66$33$2
49 years$404$225$119$61$30$2
50 years$392$215$112$56$27$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $401,000, adding $4,875 every year, while hoping to spend $28,923 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: 67/18/15 Blend
55$401,000$401,000$401,000$401,000
56$446,931$425,678$419,462$474,977
57$461,744$415,762$402,740$484,392
58$477,098$404,391$384,489$490,832
59$493,019$391,463$364,626$497,149
60$509,533$376,870$343,066$503,329
61$526,666$360,498$319,721$509,356
62$544,451$342,227$294,496$515,216
63$562,917$321,928$267,293$520,894
64$582,099$299,467$238,012$526,372
65$602,033$274,701$206,546$531,635
66$622,758$247,479$172,783$536,665
67$644,316$217,642$136,607$541,445
68$666,750$185,021$97,898$545,958
69$690,110$149,438$56,528$550,185
70$714,445$110,705$12,367$554,109
71$739,812$68,623$0$557,711
72$766,271$22,983$0$566,538
73$793,884$0$0$577,482
74$822,721$0$0$593,806
75$852,858$0$0$615,627
76$884,375$0$0$638,454
77$917,358$0$0$662,350
78$951,904$0$0$687,384
79$988,114$0$0$713,633
80$1,026,100$0$0$741,178
81$1,065,981$0$0$770,106
82$1,107,890$0$0$800,515
83$1,151,969$0$0$832,510
84$1,198,373$0$0$866,204
85$1,247,271$0$0$901,721
86$1,298,846$0$0$939,196
87$1,353,299$0$0$978,777
88$1,410,848$0$0$1,020,625
89$1,471,732$0$0$1,064,915
90$1,536,210$0$0$1,111,837
91$1,604,568$0$0$1,161,603
92$1,677,116$0$0$1,214,440
93$1,754,193$0$0$1,270,598
94$1,836,172$0$0$1,330,352
95$1,923,459$0$0$1,394,000
96$2,016,498$0$0$1,461,870
97$2,115,779$0$0$1,534,323
98$2,221,834$0$0$1,611,751
99$2,335,250$0$0$1,694,586
100$2,456,668$0$0$1,783,300