Can I retire at age 56 with 472,000?

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 $472,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$38,977$38,630$38,291$37,961$37,638$36,448
2 years$19,296$18,936$18,588$18,250$17,923$16,734
3 years$12,736$12,375$12,028$11,693$11,371$10,222
4 years$9,457$9,097$8,753$8,424$8,110$7,009
5 years$7,490$7,132$6,793$6,471$6,165$5,115
6 years$6,179$5,824$5,490$5,175$4,878$3,880
7 years$5,243$4,891$4,562$4,254$3,967$3,021
8 years$4,541$4,192$3,869$3,569$3,291$2,396
9 years$3,996$3,650$3,332$3,040$2,772$1,926
10 years$3,560$3,218$2,905$2,620$2,362$1,565
11 years$3,203$2,864$2,558$2,281$2,031$1,282
12 years$2,906$2,571$2,270$2,000$1,760$1,056
13 years$2,655$2,323$2,028$1,766$1,535$875
14 years$2,440$2,112$1,822$1,568$1,345$728
15 years$2,254$1,929$1,645$1,398$1,185$608
16 years$2,091$1,770$1,492$1,252$1,047$509
17 years$1,948$1,630$1,357$1,125$928$427
18 years$1,820$1,506$1,239$1,014$825$359
19 years$1,706$1,396$1,134$916$736$302
20 years$1,604$1,297$1,041$830$657$255
21 years$1,512$1,208$957$753$588$215
22 years$1,428$1,128$882$685$527$182
23 years$1,351$1,055$815$623$473$153
24 years$1,281$988$754$569$425$130
25 years$1,217$928$698$519$383$110
26 years$1,158$872$647$475$345$93
27 years$1,103$820$601$435$311$79
28 years$1,052$773$559$398$280$67
29 years$1,005$729$520$365$253$57
30 years$961$689$484$335$229$48
31 years$920$651$452$308$207$41
32 years$881$616$421$283$187$34
33 years$845$583$393$260$169$29
34 years$811$553$368$239$153$25
35 years$780$524$344$220$139$21
36 years$750$498$321$203$126$18
37 years$721$473$301$187$114$15
38 years$695$449$282$172$103$13
39 years$669$427$264$159$94$11
40 years$645$407$247$147$85$9
41 years$623$387$232$135$77$8
42 years$601$369$218$125$70$7
43 years$580$351$204$115$64$6
44 years$561$335$192$106$58$5
45 years$542$319$180$98$52$4
46 years$524$304$169$91$48$3
47 years$507$291$159$84$43$3
48 years$491$277$149$77$39$2
49 years$476$265$140$72$36$2
50 years$461$253$132$66$32$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $472,000, adding $6,881 every year, while hoping to spend $34,480 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: 72/6/22 Blend
55$472,000$472,000$472,000$472,000
56$527,242$502,226$494,910$561,878
57$544,334$490,148$474,803$573,775
58$562,014$476,324$452,867$582,042
59$580,305$460,629$429,004$590,241
60$599,233$442,936$403,111$598,361
61$618,822$423,108$375,084$606,390
62$639,102$401,000$344,809$614,315
63$660,101$376,460$312,170$622,124
64$681,849$349,325$277,046$629,803
65$704,381$319,424$239,310$637,338
66$727,729$286,577$198,828$644,716
67$751,931$250,593$155,463$651,922
68$777,026$211,270$109,068$658,941
69$803,055$168,395$59,495$665,760
70$830,062$121,742$6,584$672,362
71$858,095$71,074$0$678,734
72$887,203$16,139$0$696,568
73$917,440$0$0$716,552
74$948,863$0$0$740,027
75$981,533$0$0$765,544
76$1,015,516$0$0$792,090
77$1,050,882$0$0$819,721
78$1,087,706$0$0$848,495
79$1,126,070$0$0$878,477
80$1,166,061$0$0$909,735
81$1,207,773$0$0$942,343
82$1,251,306$0$0$976,382
83$1,296,771$0$0$1,011,937
84$1,344,285$0$0$1,049,102
85$1,393,975$0$0$1,087,977
86$1,445,980$0$0$1,128,670
87$1,500,448$0$0$1,171,301
88$1,557,542$0$0$1,215,997
89$1,617,438$0$0$1,262,896
90$1,680,325$0$0$1,312,149
91$1,746,410$0$0$1,363,919
92$1,815,919$0$0$1,418,385
93$1,889,096$0$0$1,475,740
94$1,966,208$0$0$1,536,195
95$2,047,545$0$0$1,599,979
96$2,133,423$0$0$1,667,342
97$2,224,187$0$0$1,738,557
98$2,320,212$0$0$1,813,923
99$2,421,911$0$0$1,893,764
100$2,529,733$0$0$1,978,435