Can I retire at age 56 with 522,000?

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:
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 $522,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$43,106$42,722$42,348$41,982$41,625$41,415
2 years$21,340$20,942$20,557$20,184$19,821$19,609
3 years$14,085$13,686$13,302$12,932$12,576$12,368
4 years$10,459$10,061$9,680$9,317$8,969$8,768
5 years$8,283$7,888$7,512$7,156$6,818$6,624
6 years$6,833$6,441$6,071$5,723$5,395$5,207
7 years$5,798$5,409$5,045$4,705$4,388$4,207
8 years$5,022$4,637$4,279$3,947$3,640$3,467
9 years$4,419$4,037$3,685$3,362$3,065$2,899
10 years$3,937$3,558$3,213$2,898$2,612$2,453
11 years$3,542$3,168$2,829$2,522$2,246$2,094
12 years$3,214$2,843$2,510$2,212$1,947$1,801
13 years$2,936$2,569$2,243$1,953$1,697$1,559
14 years$2,699$2,336$2,015$1,734$1,488$1,356
15 years$2,493$2,134$1,819$1,546$1,310$1,185
16 years$2,313$1,958$1,650$1,384$1,158$1,039
17 years$2,154$1,803$1,501$1,244$1,027$913
18 years$2,013$1,666$1,370$1,121$913$805
19 years$1,887$1,544$1,254$1,013$814$712
20 years$1,774$1,435$1,151$917$727$630
21 years$1,672$1,336$1,059$833$650$559
22 years$1,579$1,247$976$757$583$497
23 years$1,494$1,167$901$689$523$442
24 years$1,417$1,093$833$629$470$394
25 years$1,346$1,026$772$574$423$351
26 years$1,280$964$716$525$381$313
27 years$1,220$907$665$481$344$280
28 years$1,163$855$618$440$310$250
29 years$1,111$807$575$404$280$224
30 years$1,063$762$536$371$253$200
31 years$1,017$720$499$340$229$179
32 years$975$681$466$313$207$161
33 years$935$645$435$288$187$144
34 years$897$612$406$265$170$129
35 years$862$580$380$244$154$116
36 years$829$551$356$224$139$104
37 years$798$523$333$207$126$93
38 years$768$497$312$191$114$84
39 years$740$473$292$176$104$75
40 years$714$450$274$162$94$67
41 years$688$428$257$150$85$60
42 years$665$408$241$138$77$54
43 years$642$388$226$127$70$49
44 years$620$370$212$118$64$44
45 years$600$353$199$109$58$39
46 years$580$337$187$100$53$35
47 years$561$321$176$93$48$32
48 years$543$307$165$86$43$29
49 years$526$293$155$79$39$26
50 years$510$280$146$73$36$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $522,000, adding $4,392 every year, while hoping to spend $27,136 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: 51/44/5 Blend
55$522,000$522,000$522,000$522,000
56$579,774$552,108$544,017$608,447
57$610,039$550,289$533,369$626,580
58$642,481$547,471$521,455$642,965
59$677,294$543,577$508,204$660,119
60$714,690$538,525$493,541$678,120
61$754,902$532,227$477,389$697,054
62$798,187$524,590$459,666$717,017
63$844,824$515,517$440,287$738,119
64$895,123$504,905$419,163$760,481
65$949,423$492,642$396,202$784,237
66$1,008,095$478,613$371,306$809,538
67$1,071,550$462,694$344,374$836,552
68$1,140,237$444,754$315,299$865,466
69$1,214,650$424,657$283,971$896,489
70$1,295,335$402,255$250,274$929,854
71$1,382,888$377,395$214,088$965,818
72$1,477,967$349,912$175,284$1,004,670
73$1,581,296$319,634$133,733$1,046,730
74$1,693,672$286,379$89,296$1,092,354
75$1,815,968$249,954$41,829$1,141,938
76$1,949,149$210,154$0$1,195,921
77$2,094,276$166,764$0$1,255,262
78$2,252,513$119,558$0$1,322,447
79$2,425,147$68,294$0$1,395,850
80$2,613,590$12,718$0$1,476,150
81$2,819,399$0$0$1,564,097
82$3,044,285$0$0$1,683,491
83$3,290,135$0$0$1,820,799
84$3,559,024$0$0$1,971,028
85$3,853,239$0$0$2,135,462
86$4,175,297$0$0$2,315,516
87$4,527,969$0$0$2,512,745
88$4,914,307$0$0$2,728,865
89$5,337,673$0$0$2,965,763
90$5,801,769$0$0$3,225,520
91$6,310,672$0$0$3,510,425
92$6,868,872$0$0$3,823,001
93$7,481,315$0$0$4,166,027
94$8,153,450$0$0$4,542,564
95$8,891,278$0$0$4,955,983
96$9,701,409$0$0$5,409,998
97$10,591,124$0$0$5,908,701
98$11,568,446$0$0$6,456,598
99$12,642,211$0$0$7,058,655
100$13,822,154$0$0$7,720,341