Can I retire at age 56 with 466,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $466,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$38,482$38,139$37,805$37,478$37,159$36,409
2 years$19,050$18,696$18,352$18,018$17,695$16,942
3 years$12,574$12,218$11,875$11,545$11,226$10,495
4 years$9,337$8,981$8,642$8,317$8,007$7,302
5 years$7,395$7,042$6,706$6,388$6,087$5,411
6 years$6,100$5,750$5,420$5,109$4,816$4,170
7 years$5,176$4,829$4,504$4,200$3,917$3,300
8 years$4,484$4,139$3,820$3,524$3,249$2,662
9 years$3,945$3,604$3,290$3,001$2,736$2,178
10 years$3,514$3,177$2,868$2,587$2,332$1,802
11 years$3,162$2,828$2,525$2,252$2,005$1,504
12 years$2,869$2,538$2,241$1,975$1,738$1,263
13 years$2,621$2,294$2,002$1,744$1,515$1,067
14 years$2,409$2,085$1,799$1,548$1,328$906
15 years$2,225$1,905$1,624$1,380$1,170$772
16 years$2,065$1,748$1,473$1,236$1,034$659
17 years$1,923$1,609$1,340$1,110$917$565
18 years$1,797$1,487$1,223$1,001$815$485
19 years$1,685$1,378$1,120$904$726$417
20 years$1,584$1,281$1,028$819$649$360
21 years$1,493$1,193$945$743$581$310
22 years$1,410$1,114$871$676$520$268
23 years$1,334$1,042$804$615$467$232
24 years$1,265$976$744$561$420$201
25 years$1,201$916$689$513$378$174
26 years$1,143$861$639$469$340$151
27 years$1,089$810$593$429$307$131
28 years$1,039$763$552$393$277$113
29 years$992$720$513$360$250$98
30 years$949$680$478$331$226$85
31 years$908$643$446$304$204$74
32 years$870$608$416$279$185$64
33 years$835$576$388$257$167$56
34 years$801$546$363$236$151$49
35 years$770$518$339$217$137$42
36 years$740$491$317$200$124$37
37 years$712$467$297$185$113$32
38 years$686$444$278$170$102$28
39 years$661$422$261$157$93$24
40 years$637$401$244$145$84$21
41 years$615$382$229$133$76$18
42 years$593$364$215$123$69$16
43 years$573$347$202$114$63$14
44 years$554$330$189$105$57$12
45 years$535$315$178$97$52$10
46 years$518$301$167$90$47$9
47 years$501$287$157$83$43$8
48 years$485$274$147$76$39$7
49 years$470$262$138$71$35$6
50 years$455$250$130$65$32$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $466,000, adding $5,964 every year, while hoping to spend $20,569 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: 87/6/7 Blend
55$466,000$466,000$466,000$466,000
56$519,684$494,986$487,763$564,105
57$550,806$497,355$482,218$596,327
58$584,414$499,151$475,797$628,262
59$620,738$500,323$468,451$662,697
60$660,035$500,820$460,125$699,869
61$702,582$500,584$450,763$740,040
62$748,689$499,557$440,307$783,497
63$798,694$497,674$428,696$830,556
64$852,969$494,868$415,866$881,565
65$911,924$491,068$401,749$936,908
66$976,009$486,199$386,276$997,005
67$1,045,718$480,179$369,373$1,062,323
68$1,121,598$472,925$350,964$1,133,372
69$1,204,249$464,345$330,968$1,210,717
70$1,294,329$454,345$309,303$1,294,978
71$1,392,566$442,824$285,880$1,386,838
72$1,499,758$429,673$260,608$1,487,052
73$1,616,787$414,780$233,391$1,596,449
74$1,744,620$398,025$204,131$1,715,943
75$1,884,325$379,281$172,722$1,846,541
76$2,037,074$358,414$139,057$1,989,352
77$2,204,161$335,282$103,020$2,145,599
78$2,387,009$309,735$64,495$2,316,628
79$2,587,185$281,613$23,357$2,503,923
80$2,806,415$250,749$0$2,709,119
81$3,046,600$216,967$0$2,935,552
82$3,309,833$180,077$0$3,185,633
83$3,598,418$139,884$0$3,459,814
84$3,914,895$96,176$0$3,760,516
85$4,262,060$48,735$0$4,090,406
86$4,642,993$0$0$4,452,421
87$5,061,087$0$0$4,849,977
88$5,520,078$0$0$5,289,958
89$6,024,083$0$0$5,773,093
90$6,577,637$0$0$6,303,731
91$7,185,735$0$0$6,886,659
92$7,853,880$0$0$7,527,155
93$8,588,134$0$0$8,231,030
94$9,395,177$0$0$9,004,687
95$10,282,367$0$0$9,855,182
96$11,257,809$0$0$10,790,285
97$12,330,437$0$0$11,818,561
98$13,510,088$0$0$12,949,441
99$14,807,605$0$0$14,193,321
100$16,234,933$0$0$15,561,653