Can I retire at age 56 with 496,000?

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 $496,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$40,959$40,594$40,238$39,891$39,552$38,073
2 years$20,277$19,899$19,533$19,178$18,834$17,361
3 years$13,384$13,004$12,639$12,288$11,949$10,528
4 years$9,938$9,560$9,198$8,853$8,522$7,164
5 years$7,871$7,495$7,138$6,800$6,478$5,187
6 years$6,493$6,120$5,769$5,438$5,126$3,902
7 years$5,510$5,140$4,794$4,471$4,169$3,012
8 years$4,772$4,406$4,066$3,750$3,459$2,368
9 years$4,199$3,836$3,502$3,194$2,913$1,886
10 years$3,741$3,381$3,053$2,754$2,482$1,518
11 years$3,366$3,010$2,688$2,397$2,134$1,231
12 years$3,054$2,702$2,385$2,102$1,850$1,005
13 years$2,790$2,441$2,131$1,856$1,613$824
14 years$2,564$2,219$1,915$1,647$1,414$679
15 years$2,368$2,027$1,729$1,469$1,245$560
16 years$2,197$1,860$1,567$1,315$1,100$464
17 years$2,047$1,713$1,426$1,182$976$385
18 years$1,913$1,583$1,302$1,065$867$320
19 years$1,793$1,467$1,192$962$773$266
20 years$1,686$1,363$1,094$872$691$222
21 years$1,589$1,270$1,006$791$618$185
22 years$1,500$1,185$927$719$554$155
23 years$1,420$1,109$856$655$497$129
24 years$1,346$1,039$792$597$447$108
25 years$1,279$975$733$546$402$90
26 years$1,216$916$680$499$362$76
27 years$1,159$862$632$457$327$63
28 years$1,105$812$587$418$295$53
29 years$1,056$766$546$384$266$44
30 years$1,010$724$509$352$240$37
31 years$966$684$475$323$217$31
32 years$926$647$443$297$197$26
33 years$888$613$413$273$178$22
34 years$853$581$386$251$161$18
35 years$819$551$361$231$146$15
36 years$788$523$338$213$132$13
37 years$758$497$316$196$120$11
38 years$730$472$296$181$109$9
39 years$703$449$277$167$99$8
40 years$678$427$260$154$89$6
41 years$654$407$244$142$81$5
42 years$631$387$229$131$74$4
43 years$610$369$215$121$67$4
44 years$589$352$201$112$61$3
45 years$570$335$189$103$55$3
46 years$551$320$178$95$50$2
47 years$533$305$167$88$45$2
48 years$516$291$157$81$41$2
49 years$500$278$147$75$37$1
50 years$484$266$139$70$34$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $496,000, adding $6,650 every year, while hoping to spend $27,643 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: 49/31/20 Blend
55$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000
56$553,451$527,163$519,475$577,164
57$580,492$523,583$507,466$590,725
58$609,363$518,900$494,128$602,102
59$640,224$513,032$479,387$613,879
60$673,247$505,890$463,166$626,107
61$708,622$497,382$445,386$638,840
62$746,556$487,409$425,961$652,140
63$787,277$475,864$404,803$666,079
64$831,036$462,638$381,821$680,737
65$878,107$447,613$356,917$696,204
66$928,792$430,664$329,992$712,581
67$983,423$411,660$300,940$729,983
68$1,042,362$390,462$269,652$748,539
69$1,106,010$366,921$236,012$768,393
70$1,174,805$340,883$199,901$789,706
71$1,249,232$312,182$161,194$812,661
72$1,329,819$280,645$119,760$837,459
73$1,417,151$246,087$75,462$864,329
74$1,511,870$208,315$28,159$893,523
75$1,614,679$167,121$0$925,326
76$1,726,357$122,290$0$964,817
77$1,847,755$73,592$0$1,014,308
78$1,979,813$20,786$0$1,068,213
79$2,123,565$0$0$1,127,004
80$2,280,145$0$0$1,203,621
81$2,450,807$0$0$1,294,905
82$2,636,925$0$0$1,394,508
83$2,840,016$0$0$1,503,248
84$3,061,747$0$0$1,622,024
85$3,303,955$0$0$1,751,826
86$3,568,659$0$0$1,893,746
87$3,858,086$0$0$2,048,983
88$4,174,685$0$0$2,218,859
89$4,521,155$0$0$2,404,831
90$4,900,464$0$0$2,608,501
91$5,315,886$0$0$2,831,634
92$5,771,020$0$0$3,076,174
93$6,269,835$0$0$3,344,263
94$6,816,700$0$0$3,638,257
95$7,416,426$0$0$3,960,754
96$8,074,314$0$0$4,314,616
97$8,796,200$0$0$4,702,991
98$9,588,516$0$0$5,129,352
99$10,458,344$0$0$5,597,522
100$11,413,485$0$0$6,111,711