Can I retire at age 56 with 518,000?

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 $518,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$42,776$42,395$42,023$41,660$41,306$39,888
2 years$21,176$20,782$20,400$20,029$19,670$18,255
3 years$13,977$13,581$13,200$12,833$12,479$11,113
4 years$10,378$9,984$9,606$9,245$8,900$7,593
5 years$8,220$7,827$7,455$7,101$6,766$5,521
6 years$6,781$6,392$6,025$5,679$5,354$4,172
7 years$5,754$5,368$5,006$4,669$4,354$3,235
8 years$4,984$4,601$4,246$3,917$3,612$2,555
9 years$4,385$4,006$3,657$3,336$3,042$2,046
10 years$3,907$3,531$3,188$2,876$2,592$1,655
11 years$3,515$3,144$2,807$2,503$2,229$1,349
12 years$3,189$2,821$2,491$2,195$1,932$1,107
13 years$2,914$2,550$2,226$1,938$1,684$913
14 years$2,678$2,318$2,000$1,720$1,477$756
15 years$2,474$2,117$1,805$1,534$1,300$628
16 years$2,295$1,943$1,637$1,374$1,149$523
17 years$2,138$1,789$1,490$1,234$1,019$436
18 years$1,998$1,653$1,360$1,112$906$365
19 years$1,873$1,532$1,245$1,005$807$305
20 years$1,761$1,424$1,142$910$721$256
21 years$1,659$1,326$1,051$826$645$215
22 years$1,567$1,238$968$751$578$181
23 years$1,483$1,158$894$684$519$152
24 years$1,406$1,085$827$624$467$128
25 years$1,335$1,018$766$570$420$107
26 years$1,270$957$710$521$378$90
27 years$1,210$900$660$477$341$76
28 years$1,155$848$613$437$308$64
29 years$1,103$800$571$401$278$54
30 years$1,054$756$532$368$251$46
31 years$1,009$715$496$338$227$38
32 years$967$676$462$310$205$32
33 years$928$640$432$285$186$27
34 years$891$607$403$263$168$23
35 years$856$576$377$242$152$19
36 years$823$546$353$223$138$16
37 years$792$519$330$205$125$14
38 years$762$493$309$189$113$12
39 years$735$469$290$174$103$10
40 years$708$446$272$161$93$8
41 years$683$425$255$148$85$7
42 years$659$404$239$137$77$6
43 years$637$385$224$126$70$5
44 years$615$367$210$117$63$4
45 years$595$350$198$108$57$4
46 years$575$334$186$100$52$3
47 years$557$319$174$92$47$3
48 years$539$304$164$85$43$2
49 years$522$291$154$79$39$2
50 years$506$278$145$73$35$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $518,000, adding $2,475 every year, while hoping to spend $42,186 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: 75/11/14 Blend
55$518,000$518,000$518,000$518,000
56$573,389$545,935$537,906$614,510
57$586,989$527,800$511,040$623,878
58$600,562$507,363$481,861$628,639
59$614,062$484,466$450,245$632,706
60$627,434$458,942$416,066$635,997
61$640,618$430,616$379,190$638,424
62$653,547$399,302$339,478$639,889
63$666,143$364,802$296,785$640,284
64$678,320$326,909$250,959$639,493
65$689,983$285,402$201,840$637,389
66$701,024$240,049$149,264$633,830
67$711,322$190,604$93,058$628,665
68$720,742$136,809$33,041$621,727
69$729,134$78,389$0$612,831
70$736,331$15,056$0$606,411
71$742,146$0$0$603,184
72$746,371$0$0$604,475
73$748,776$0$0$606,072
74$749,104$0$0$605,940
75$747,070$0$0$603,843
76$742,357$0$0$599,520
77$734,615$0$0$592,679
78$723,454$0$0$582,998
79$708,443$0$0$570,121
80$689,104$0$0$553,651
81$664,906$0$0$533,151
82$635,264$0$0$508,136
83$599,528$0$0$478,068
84$556,981$0$0$442,353
85$506,827$0$0$400,334
86$448,188$0$0$351,284
87$380,092$0$0$294,400
88$301,466$0$0$228,793
89$211,121$0$0$153,482
90$107,747$0$0$67,382
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