Can I retire at age 56 with 419,000?

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:
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 $419,000?

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$34,601$34,292$33,992$33,698$33,412$32,368
2 years$17,129$16,810$16,501$16,201$15,910$14,868
3 years$11,306$10,986$10,677$10,380$10,094$9,086
4 years$8,395$8,076$7,770$7,478$7,199$6,233
5 years$6,649$6,331$6,030$5,744$5,473$4,551
6 years$5,485$5,170$4,873$4,594$4,330$3,454
7 years$4,654$4,342$4,050$3,777$3,522$2,691
8 years$4,031$3,722$3,434$3,168$2,922$2,135
9 years$3,547$3,240$2,958$2,699$2,460$1,718
10 years$3,160$2,856$2,579$2,326$2,096$1,397
11 years$2,843$2,543$2,270$2,024$1,803$1,145
12 years$2,580$2,282$2,015$1,776$1,562$944
13 years$2,357$2,062$1,800$1,568$1,362$783
14 years$2,166$1,875$1,617$1,392$1,194$652
15 years$2,001$1,713$1,460$1,241$1,052$544
16 years$1,856$1,571$1,324$1,111$929$456
17 years$1,729$1,447$1,205$998$824$383
18 years$1,616$1,337$1,100$900$733$322
19 years$1,515$1,239$1,007$813$653$271
20 years$1,424$1,152$924$736$583$229
21 years$1,342$1,073$850$668$522$193
22 years$1,267$1,001$783$608$468$163
23 years$1,200$936$723$553$420$138
24 years$1,137$877$669$505$378$117
25 years$1,080$823$620$461$340$99
26 years$1,028$774$575$421$306$84
27 years$979$728$534$386$276$71
28 years$934$686$496$353$249$60
29 years$892$647$462$324$225$51
30 years$853$611$430$297$203$43
31 years$816$578$401$273$184$37
32 years$782$547$374$251$166$31
33 years$750$518$349$231$150$27
34 years$720$491$326$212$136$23
35 years$692$466$305$196$123$19
36 years$665$442$285$180$112$16
37 years$640$420$267$166$101$14
38 years$617$399$250$153$92$12
39 years$594$379$234$141$83$10
40 years$573$361$220$130$75$8
41 years$553$344$206$120$68$7
42 years$533$327$193$111$62$6
43 years$515$312$181$102$56$5
44 years$498$297$170$94$51$4
45 years$481$283$160$87$46$4
46 years$465$270$150$81$42$3
47 years$450$258$141$74$38$3
48 years$436$246$132$69$35$2
49 years$422$235$125$64$32$2
50 years$409$225$117$59$29$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $419,000, adding $4,977 every year, while hoping to spend $34,537 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: 57/17/26 Blend
55$419,000$419,000$419,000$419,000
56$466,872$444,665$438,170$489,913
57$477,746$429,706$416,102$491,294
58$488,571$412,857$392,137$488,737
59$499,307$393,989$366,175$485,229
60$509,906$372,964$338,111$480,689
61$520,315$349,638$307,837$475,028
62$530,477$323,860$275,239$468,153
63$540,322$295,466$240,197$459,959
64$549,778$264,287$202,586$450,337
65$558,760$230,142$162,277$439,167
66$567,175$192,840$119,135$426,319
67$574,918$152,180$73,017$411,655
68$581,872$107,949$23,776$395,023
69$587,908$59,923$0$376,259
70$592,879$7,865$0$363,171
71$596,626$0$0$355,141
72$598,967$0$0$354,476
73$599,705$0$0$354,254
74$598,616$0$0$352,863
75$595,455$0$0$350,148
76$589,948$0$0$345,937
77$581,794$0$0$340,039
78$570,655$0$0$332,242
79$556,160$0$0$322,311
80$537,896$0$0$309,987
81$515,407$0$0$294,983
82$488,187$0$0$276,979
83$455,678$0$0$255,624
84$417,260$0$0$230,528
85$372,249$0$0$201,261
86$319,889$0$0$167,345
87$259,343$0$0$128,255
88$189,685$0$0$83,410
89$109,896$0$0$32,165
90$18,845$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0