Can I retire at age 56 with 471,000?

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 $471,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$38,895$38,548$38,210$37,880$37,558$36,591
2 years$19,255$18,896$18,549$18,212$17,885$16,917
3 years$12,709$12,349$12,002$11,668$11,347$10,408
4 years$9,437$9,078$8,735$8,406$8,093$7,191
5 years$7,474$7,117$6,778$6,457$6,152$5,289
6 years$6,166$5,812$5,478$5,164$4,868$4,045
7 years$5,232$4,881$4,552$4,245$3,959$3,176
8 years$4,532$4,184$3,861$3,561$3,284$2,541
9 years$3,987$3,643$3,325$3,033$2,766$2,062
10 years$3,552$3,211$2,899$2,615$2,357$1,691
11 years$3,196$2,858$2,552$2,276$2,027$1,399
12 years$2,900$2,565$2,265$1,996$1,756$1,164
13 years$2,649$2,318$2,024$1,762$1,532$974
14 years$2,435$2,107$1,818$1,564$1,343$819
15 years$2,249$1,925$1,642$1,395$1,182$691
16 years$2,087$1,766$1,488$1,249$1,045$585
17 years$1,944$1,627$1,354$1,122$926$496
18 years$1,816$1,503$1,236$1,011$824$421
19 years$1,703$1,393$1,132$914$734$359
20 years$1,601$1,295$1,039$828$656$306
21 years$1,509$1,206$955$751$587$261
22 years$1,425$1,126$881$683$526$223
23 years$1,348$1,053$813$622$472$191
24 years$1,279$986$752$567$424$163
25 years$1,214$926$696$518$382$140
26 years$1,155$870$646$474$344$120
27 years$1,100$819$600$434$310$103
28 years$1,050$771$558$397$280$88
29 years$1,003$728$519$364$253$76
30 years$959$687$483$334$228$65
31 years$918$650$451$307$206$56
32 years$879$615$420$282$187$48
33 years$843$582$393$260$169$41
34 years$810$552$367$239$153$35
35 years$778$523$343$220$139$30
36 years$748$497$321$202$126$26
37 years$720$472$300$187$114$22
38 years$693$448$281$172$103$19
39 years$668$426$263$159$94$17
40 years$644$406$247$146$85$14
41 years$621$386$232$135$77$12
42 years$600$368$217$125$70$11
43 years$579$350$204$115$63$9
44 years$560$334$191$106$58$8
45 years$541$319$180$98$52$7
46 years$523$304$169$91$47$6
47 years$506$290$158$84$43$5
48 years$490$277$149$77$39$4
49 years$475$264$140$71$36$4
50 years$460$252$132$66$32$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $471,000, adding $3,295 every year, while hoping to spend $29,672 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: 67/9/24 Blend
55$471,000$471,000$471,000$471,000
56$522,441$497,478$490,177$554,015
57$544,159$490,283$475,027$568,438
58$567,098$481,742$458,376$580,519
59$591,351$471,756$440,140$593,043
60$617,019$460,223$420,236$606,054
61$644,215$447,034$398,573$619,604
62$673,058$432,072$375,059$633,746
63$703,682$415,215$349,595$648,543
64$736,232$396,335$322,081$664,066
65$770,867$375,295$292,410$680,392
66$807,760$351,948$260,470$697,607
67$847,101$326,143$226,145$715,810
68$889,098$297,718$189,314$735,110
69$933,981$266,501$149,851$755,626
70$981,999$232,311$107,623$777,493
71$1,033,426$194,958$62,492$800,864
72$1,088,564$154,239$14,313$825,904
73$1,147,742$109,941$0$852,800
74$1,211,323$61,840$0$891,261
75$1,279,705$9,696$0$936,545
76$1,353,323$0$0$985,281
77$1,432,658$0$0$1,042,428
78$1,518,235$0$0$1,105,129
79$1,610,634$0$0$1,172,852
80$1,710,490$0$0$1,246,065
81$1,818,502$0$0$1,325,284
82$1,935,438$0$0$1,411,074
83$2,062,142$0$0$1,504,060
84$2,199,543$0$0$1,604,925
85$2,348,660$0$0$1,714,424
86$2,510,618$0$0$1,833,384
87$2,686,651$0$0$1,962,716
88$2,878,118$0$0$2,103,424
89$3,086,513$0$0$2,256,610
90$3,313,482$0$0$2,423,488
91$3,560,834$0$0$2,605,393
92$3,830,561$0$0$2,803,797
93$4,124,856$0$0$3,020,316
94$4,446,131$0$0$3,256,732
95$4,797,044$0$0$3,515,005
96$5,180,518$0$0$3,797,294
97$5,599,774$0$0$4,105,975
98$6,058,354$0$0$4,443,663
99$6,560,163$0$0$4,813,241
100$7,109,499$0$0$5,217,880