Can I retire at age 56 with 443,000?

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:
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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 $443,000?

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$36,583$36,257$35,939$35,628$35,325$34,222
2 years$18,110$17,773$17,446$17,129$16,822$15,720
3 years$11,954$11,615$11,289$10,975$10,672$9,607
4 years$8,876$8,538$8,215$7,907$7,612$6,590
5 years$7,030$6,694$6,375$6,073$5,786$4,812
6 years$5,799$5,466$5,152$4,857$4,578$3,652
7 years$4,921$4,590$4,282$3,993$3,723$2,845
8 years$4,262$3,935$3,631$3,350$3,089$2,258
9 years$3,750$3,426$3,127$2,853$2,601$1,816
10 years$3,341$3,020$2,727$2,459$2,217$1,477
11 years$3,006$2,688$2,400$2,140$1,906$1,210
12 years$2,728$2,413$2,130$1,877$1,652$998
13 years$2,492$2,181$1,903$1,657$1,441$828
14 years$2,290$1,982$1,710$1,471$1,263$689
15 years$2,115$1,811$1,544$1,312$1,112$576
16 years$1,963$1,661$1,400$1,175$983$482
17 years$1,828$1,530$1,274$1,056$871$405
18 years$1,708$1,414$1,163$951$775$340
19 years$1,602$1,310$1,065$860$691$287
20 years$1,506$1,218$977$779$617$242
21 years$1,419$1,134$899$707$552$204
22 years$1,340$1,059$828$642$495$173
23 years$1,268$990$765$585$444$146
24 years$1,203$928$707$534$399$124
25 years$1,142$871$655$487$359$105
26 years$1,086$818$608$446$324$89
27 years$1,035$770$564$408$292$75
28 years$987$726$524$374$263$64
29 years$943$685$488$343$238$54
30 years$902$646$455$315$215$46
31 years$863$611$424$289$194$39
32 years$827$578$395$265$176$33
33 years$793$548$369$244$159$28
34 years$762$519$345$225$144$24
35 years$732$492$323$207$130$20
36 years$704$467$302$190$118$17
37 years$677$444$282$175$107$15
38 years$652$422$264$162$97$12
39 years$628$401$248$149$88$11
40 years$606$382$232$138$80$9
41 years$584$363$218$127$72$8
42 years$564$346$204$117$66$6
43 years$545$330$192$108$60$5
44 years$526$314$180$100$54$5
45 years$509$300$169$92$49$4
46 years$492$286$159$85$45$3
47 years$476$273$149$79$41$3
48 years$461$260$140$73$37$2
49 years$446$249$132$67$33$2
50 years$433$237$124$62$30$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $443,000, adding $3,358 every year, while hoping to spend $34,584 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: 60/19/21 Blend
55$443,000$443,000$443,000$443,000
56$491,650$468,171$461,304$518,241
57$505,001$454,314$439,961$522,796
58$518,555$438,619$416,743$523,681
59$532,296$420,960$391,552$523,872
60$546,205$401,202$364,284$523,308
61$560,260$379,203$334,831$521,923
62$574,437$354,815$303,078$519,647
63$588,707$327,878$268,908$516,402
64$603,036$298,225$232,197$512,107
65$617,386$265,678$192,817$506,673
66$631,715$230,052$150,631$500,006
67$645,973$191,147$105,500$492,003
68$660,104$148,755$57,277$482,554
69$674,046$102,656$5,807$471,540
70$687,729$52,617$0$458,835
71$701,073$0$0$455,305
72$713,989$0$0$452,238
73$726,376$0$0$459,803
74$738,123$0$0$466,925
75$749,104$0$0$473,521
76$759,180$0$0$479,496
77$768,194$0$0$484,748
78$775,972$0$0$489,161
79$782,320$0$0$492,605
80$787,023$0$0$494,938
81$789,840$0$0$495,999
82$790,504$0$0$495,611
83$788,719$0$0$493,578
84$784,156$0$0$489,681
85$776,449$0$0$483,679
86$765,194$0$0$475,301
87$749,942$0$0$464,251
88$730,195$0$0$450,199
89$705,403$0$0$432,779
90$674,954$0$0$411,587
91$638,174$0$0$386,175
92$594,315$0$0$356,048
93$542,551$0$0$320,659
94$481,967$0$0$279,401
95$411,551$0$0$231,605
96$330,187$0$0$176,531
97$236,638$0$0$113,360
98$129,539$0$0$41,189
99$7,382$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0