Can I retire at age 56 with 427,000?

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 $427,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$35,261$34,947$34,641$34,342$34,050$33,694
2 years$17,456$17,131$16,816$16,510$16,214$15,856
3 years$11,522$11,195$10,881$10,578$10,287$9,937
4 years$8,555$8,230$7,919$7,621$7,337$6,999
5 years$6,776$6,452$6,145$5,854$5,577$5,251
6 years$5,590$5,269$4,966$4,681$4,413$4,100
7 years$4,743$4,425$4,127$3,849$3,589$3,289
8 years$4,108$3,793$3,500$3,229$2,977$2,690
9 years$3,615$3,302$3,015$2,750$2,507$2,233
10 years$3,220$2,911$2,628$2,371$2,136$1,874
11 years$2,898$2,591$2,314$2,063$1,837$1,587
12 years$2,629$2,326$2,053$1,810$1,592$1,354
13 years$2,402$2,102$1,835$1,598$1,388$1,162
14 years$2,207$1,911$1,648$1,418$1,217$1,002
15 years$2,039$1,745$1,488$1,265$1,072$868
16 years$1,892$1,601$1,349$1,132$947$754
17 years$1,762$1,475$1,228$1,018$840$657
18 years$1,647$1,363$1,121$917$747$574
19 years$1,544$1,263$1,026$829$666$503
20 years$1,451$1,174$942$750$594$441
21 years$1,368$1,093$866$681$532$388
22 years$1,292$1,020$798$619$477$341
23 years$1,222$954$737$564$428$301
24 years$1,159$894$682$514$385$265
25 years$1,101$839$631$470$346$234
26 years$1,047$789$586$430$312$207
27 years$998$742$544$393$281$183
28 years$952$699$505$360$254$162
29 years$909$660$470$330$229$143
30 years$869$623$438$303$207$127
31 years$832$589$408$278$187$112
32 years$797$557$381$256$169$99
33 years$765$528$356$235$153$88
34 years$734$500$332$216$139$78
35 years$705$474$311$199$126$69
36 years$678$450$291$184$114$62
37 years$653$428$272$169$103$55
38 years$628$407$255$156$94$48
39 years$605$387$239$144$85$43
40 years$584$368$224$133$77$38
41 years$563$350$210$122$70$34
42 years$544$333$197$113$63$30
43 years$525$318$185$104$57$27
44 years$507$303$173$96$52$24
45 years$490$289$163$89$47$21
46 years$474$275$153$82$43$19
47 years$459$263$144$76$39$17
48 years$444$251$135$70$35$15
49 years$430$240$127$65$32$13
50 years$417$229$119$60$29$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $427,000, adding $2,232 every year, while hoping to spend $35,302 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: 68/11/21 Blend
55$427,000$427,000$427,000$427,000
56$472,856$450,225$443,607$502,381
57$483,527$434,725$420,907$506,922
58$494,102$417,283$396,263$507,582
59$504,536$397,765$369,573$507,456
60$514,775$376,032$340,730$506,464
61$524,760$351,935$309,622$504,520
62$534,424$325,318$276,133$501,532
63$543,692$296,016$240,140$497,397
64$552,480$263,852$201,517$492,005
65$560,695$228,643$160,129$485,236
66$568,231$190,191$115,839$476,958
67$574,971$148,292$68,500$467,028
68$580,786$102,726$17,963$455,291
69$585,530$53,263$0$441,577
70$589,041$0$0$433,762
71$591,139$0$0$428,443
72$591,625$0$0$428,349
73$590,276$0$0$426,866
74$586,847$0$0$423,809
75$581,063$0$0$418,973
76$572,621$0$0$412,129
77$561,186$0$0$403,025
78$546,384$0$0$391,381
79$527,802$0$0$376,888
80$504,985$0$0$359,203
81$477,426$0$0$337,946
82$444,565$0$0$312,697
83$405,783$0$0$282,992
84$360,396$0$0$248,316
85$307,645$0$0$208,102
86$246,694$0$0$161,721
87$176,618$0$0$108,480
88$96,394$0$0$47,611
89$4,893$0$0$0
90$0$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