Can I retire at age 56 with 490,000?

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 $490,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$40,464$40,103$39,752$39,408$39,073$37,868
2 years$20,032$19,658$19,297$18,946$18,606$17,403
3 years$13,222$12,847$12,486$12,139$11,805$10,640
4 years$9,817$9,444$9,087$8,746$8,419$7,303
5 years$7,775$7,404$7,052$6,717$6,400$5,335
6 years$6,415$6,046$5,699$5,372$5,064$4,051
7 years$5,443$5,077$4,736$4,417$4,119$3,158
8 years$4,714$4,352$4,016$3,705$3,417$2,507
9 years$4,148$3,789$3,459$3,156$2,877$2,018
10 years$3,695$3,340$3,016$2,720$2,452$1,642
11 years$3,325$2,974$2,655$2,368$2,109$1,347
12 years$3,017$2,669$2,356$2,077$1,827$1,111
13 years$2,756$2,412$2,105$1,833$1,593$922
14 years$2,533$2,192$1,892$1,627$1,397$768
15 years$2,340$2,003$1,708$1,451$1,230$642
16 years$2,171$1,838$1,548$1,300$1,087$538
17 years$2,022$1,692$1,409$1,168$964$452
18 years$1,890$1,564$1,286$1,052$857$381
19 years$1,772$1,449$1,177$951$764$321
20 years$1,665$1,347$1,081$861$682$271
21 years$1,569$1,254$994$782$610$229
22 years$1,482$1,171$916$711$547$194
23 years$1,403$1,095$846$647$491$164
24 years$1,330$1,026$782$590$442$139
25 years$1,263$963$725$539$397$118
26 years$1,202$905$672$493$358$100
27 years$1,145$852$624$451$323$85
28 years$1,092$803$580$413$291$72
29 years$1,043$757$540$379$263$61
30 years$997$715$503$348$238$52
31 years$955$676$469$319$215$44
32 years$915$640$437$294$194$37
33 years$878$606$408$270$176$32
34 years$842$574$382$248$159$27
35 years$809$544$357$229$144$23
36 years$778$517$334$211$131$20
37 years$749$491$312$194$118$17
38 years$721$466$292$179$107$14
39 years$695$444$274$165$97$12
40 years$670$422$257$152$88$10
41 years$646$402$241$140$80$9
42 years$624$383$226$130$73$7
43 years$603$365$212$120$66$6
44 years$582$347$199$110$60$5
45 years$563$331$187$102$54$5
46 years$544$316$175$94$49$4
47 years$527$302$165$87$45$3
48 years$510$288$155$80$41$3
49 years$494$275$146$74$37$2
50 years$478$263$137$69$34$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $490,000, adding $5,321 every year, while hoping to spend $40,145 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: 37/50/13 Blend
55$490,000$490,000$490,000$490,000
56$545,469$519,499$511,904$563,298
57$558,392$502,240$486,338$559,290
58$571,289$482,790$458,571$550,706
59$584,113$461,000$428,486$540,556
60$596,814$436,710$395,961$528,720
61$609,333$409,753$360,871$515,070
62$621,606$379,952$323,081$499,468
63$633,560$347,120$282,454$481,768
64$645,113$311,058$238,846$461,812
65$656,172$271,557$192,105$439,435
66$666,635$228,397$142,073$414,456
67$676,386$181,343$88,587$386,685
68$685,297$130,148$31,475$355,916
69$693,224$74,553$0$321,930
70$700,008$14,281$0$288,580
71$705,471$0$0$256,453
72$709,413$0$0$248,973
73$711,615$0$0$248,602
74$711,832$0$0$247,382
75$709,791$0$0$245,199
76$705,191$0$0$241,931
77$697,696$0$0$237,439
78$686,934$0$0$231,569
79$672,495$0$0$224,153
80$653,920$0$0$215,003
81$630,705$0$0$203,911
82$602,290$0$0$190,647
83$568,055$0$0$174,958
84$527,314$0$0$156,561
85$479,309$0$0$135,147
86$423,201$0$0$110,371
87$358,063$0$0$81,852
88$282,870$0$0$49,172
89$196,487$0$0$11,866
90$97,664$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0