Can I retire at age 56 with 465,000?

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 $465,000?

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$38,399$38,057$37,724$37,398$37,080$35,922
2 years$19,010$18,656$18,312$17,980$17,657$16,500
3 years$12,547$12,192$11,849$11,520$11,202$10,084
4 years$9,317$8,962$8,623$8,299$7,990$6,917
5 years$7,379$7,026$6,692$6,375$6,074$5,051
6 years$6,087$5,738$5,408$5,098$4,806$3,833
7 years$5,165$4,818$4,494$4,191$3,908$2,986
8 years$4,474$4,130$3,811$3,516$3,242$2,370
9 years$3,937$3,596$3,283$2,995$2,731$1,906
10 years$3,507$3,170$2,862$2,582$2,327$1,550
11 years$3,156$2,822$2,520$2,247$2,001$1,270
12 years$2,863$2,533$2,236$1,971$1,734$1,048
13 years$2,616$2,289$1,998$1,740$1,512$869
14 years$2,404$2,081$1,795$1,544$1,325$723
15 years$2,220$1,901$1,621$1,377$1,167$604
16 years$2,060$1,744$1,469$1,233$1,031$506
17 years$1,919$1,606$1,337$1,108$915$425
18 years$1,793$1,484$1,221$999$813$357
19 years$1,681$1,375$1,117$902$725$301
20 years$1,580$1,278$1,025$817$647$254
21 years$1,489$1,190$943$742$579$215
22 years$1,407$1,111$869$674$519$181
23 years$1,331$1,039$803$614$466$153
24 years$1,262$974$742$560$419$130
25 years$1,199$914$688$512$377$110
26 years$1,140$859$638$468$340$93
27 years$1,086$808$592$428$306$79
28 years$1,036$762$550$392$276$67
29 years$990$719$512$360$249$57
30 years$947$679$477$330$225$48
31 years$906$641$445$303$204$41
32 years$868$607$415$279$184$35
33 years$833$575$388$256$167$29
34 years$799$545$362$236$151$25
35 years$768$517$339$217$137$21
36 years$739$490$317$200$124$18
37 years$711$466$296$184$112$15
38 years$684$443$278$170$102$13
39 years$659$421$260$157$92$11
40 years$636$400$244$144$84$9
41 years$613$381$229$133$76$8
42 years$592$363$214$123$69$7
43 years$572$346$201$113$63$6
44 years$552$330$189$105$57$5
45 years$534$314$177$97$52$4
46 years$517$300$167$89$47$4
47 years$500$286$156$83$43$3
48 years$484$273$147$76$39$3
49 years$469$261$138$71$35$2
50 years$454$249$130$65$32$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $465,000, adding $5,572 every year, while hoping to spend $21,217 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: 82/11/7 Blend
55$465,000$465,000$465,000$465,000
56$518,178$493,533$486,325$559,853
57$548,457$495,141$480,042$589,533
58$581,114$496,117$472,838$618,700
59$616,368$496,407$464,659$650,066
60$654,462$495,955$455,449$683,839
61$695,660$494,701$445,150$720,250
62$740,256$492,580$433,701$759,549
63$788,570$489,524$421,038$802,015
64$840,956$485,463$407,095$847,954
65$897,802$480,319$391,800$897,702
66$959,535$474,011$375,082$951,632
67$1,026,624$466,454$356,864$1,010,153
68$1,099,587$457,558$337,066$1,073,714
69$1,178,991$447,225$315,605$1,142,814
70$1,265,463$435,354$292,393$1,217,999
71$1,359,692$421,837$267,339$1,299,873
72$1,462,433$406,560$240,348$1,389,099
73$1,574,522$389,402$211,320$1,486,411
74$1,696,876$370,236$180,152$1,592,615
75$1,830,506$348,926$146,736$1,708,601
76$1,976,523$325,328$110,957$1,835,350
77$2,136,152$299,293$72,697$1,973,942
78$2,310,740$270,659$31,833$2,125,568
79$2,501,773$239,259$0$2,291,540
80$2,710,884$204,913$0$2,474,185
81$2,939,873$167,433$0$2,676,812
82$3,190,723$126,619$0$2,898,808
83$3,465,615$82,262$0$3,142,123
84$3,766,953$34,138$0$3,408,901
85$4,097,385$0$0$3,701,509
86$4,459,826$0$0$4,024,730
87$4,857,488$0$0$4,383,905
88$5,293,909$0$0$4,778,099
89$5,772,985$0$0$5,210,832
90$6,299,008$0$0$5,685,982
91$6,876,707$0$0$6,207,823
92$7,511,290$0$0$6,781,061
93$8,208,494$0$0$7,410,880
94$8,974,642$0$0$8,102,992
95$9,816,696$0$0$8,863,691
96$10,742,330$0$0$9,699,907
97$11,759,994$0$0$10,619,280
98$12,879,001$0$0$11,630,222
99$14,109,611$0$0$12,742,006
100$15,463,127$0$0$13,964,846