Can I retire at age 56 with 424,000?

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 $424,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$35,014$34,702$34,397$34,100$33,810$32,637
2 years$17,333$17,011$16,698$16,394$16,100$14,930
3 years$11,441$11,117$10,805$10,504$10,215$9,084
4 years$8,495$8,172$7,863$7,568$7,285$6,204
5 years$6,728$6,407$6,102$5,813$5,538$4,508
6 years$5,551$5,232$4,931$4,648$4,382$3,405
7 years$4,710$4,394$4,098$3,822$3,564$2,639
8 years$4,079$3,766$3,475$3,206$2,957$2,083
9 years$3,589$3,279$2,993$2,731$2,490$1,667
10 years$3,198$2,890$2,610$2,354$2,121$1,347
11 years$2,877$2,573$2,298$2,049$1,825$1,098
12 years$2,611$2,309$2,039$1,797$1,581$900
13 years$2,385$2,087$1,822$1,586$1,379$742
14 years$2,192$1,897$1,637$1,408$1,209$614
15 years$2,025$1,733$1,478$1,256$1,064$509
16 years$1,878$1,590$1,340$1,125$940$424
17 years$1,750$1,464$1,219$1,010$834$353
18 years$1,635$1,353$1,113$911$741$295
19 years$1,533$1,254$1,019$823$661$247
20 years$1,441$1,165$935$745$590$207
21 years$1,358$1,085$860$676$528$174
22 years$1,283$1,013$793$615$474$146
23 years$1,214$948$732$560$425$122
24 years$1,151$888$677$511$382$103
25 years$1,093$833$627$466$344$87
26 years$1,040$783$581$426$310$73
27 years$991$737$540$390$279$61
28 years$945$694$502$358$252$52
29 years$903$655$467$328$227$43
30 years$863$619$435$301$206$37
31 years$826$585$406$276$186$31
32 years$792$553$378$254$168$26
33 years$759$524$353$234$152$22
34 years$729$497$330$215$138$18
35 years$700$471$309$198$125$16
36 years$673$447$289$182$113$13
37 years$648$425$270$168$102$11
38 years$624$404$253$155$93$9
39 years$601$384$237$143$84$8
40 years$580$365$222$132$76$7
41 years$559$348$208$121$69$6
42 years$540$331$195$112$63$5
43 years$521$315$183$103$57$4
44 years$504$301$172$96$52$3
45 years$487$287$162$88$47$3
46 years$471$274$152$81$43$2
47 years$456$261$143$75$39$2
48 years$441$249$134$70$35$2
49 years$427$238$126$64$32$1
50 years$414$227$118$59$29$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $424,000, adding $2,900 every year, while hoping to spend $27,291 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: 64/30/6 Blend
55$424,000$424,000$424,000$424,000
56$470,239$447,767$441,195$499,676
57$489,166$440,671$426,938$512,533
58$509,109$432,311$411,288$523,073
59$530,143$422,599$394,171$533,867
60$552,349$411,438$375,507$544,938
61$575,815$398,725$355,214$556,312
62$600,640$384,355$333,205$568,018
63$626,930$368,212$309,391$580,090
64$654,798$350,176$283,678$592,566
65$684,373$330,120$255,967$605,487
66$715,793$307,910$226,155$618,905
67$749,208$283,401$194,135$632,872
68$784,784$256,445$159,795$647,453
69$822,702$226,881$123,019$662,717
70$863,161$194,541$83,683$678,744
71$906,377$159,248$41,661$695,624
72$952,590$120,813$0$713,456
73$1,002,060$79,039$0$732,559
74$1,055,074$33,715$0$755,715
75$1,111,945$0$0$780,407
76$1,173,018$0$0$811,879
77$1,238,673$0$0$857,698
78$1,309,323$0$0$907,025
79$1,385,425$0$0$960,181
80$1,467,480$0$0$1,017,520
81$1,556,038$0$0$1,079,428
82$1,651,703$0$0$1,146,331
83$1,755,140$0$0$1,218,698
84$1,867,079$0$0$1,297,042
85$1,988,323$0$0$1,381,930
86$2,119,753$0$0$1,473,983
87$2,262,342$0$0$1,573,885
88$2,417,155$0$0$1,682,388
89$2,585,366$0$0$1,800,319
90$2,768,268$0$0$1,928,589
91$2,967,280$0$0$2,068,198
92$3,183,966$0$0$2,220,248
93$3,420,045$0$0$2,385,952
94$3,677,411$0$0$2,566,644
95$3,958,147$0$0$2,763,792
96$4,264,546$0$0$2,979,013
97$4,599,131$0$0$3,214,086
98$4,964,681$0$0$3,470,969
99$5,364,255$0$0$3,751,819
100$5,801,221$0$0$4,059,011