Can I retire at age 56 with 534,000?

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 $534,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$44,097$43,704$43,321$42,947$42,582$42,278
2 years$21,830$21,424$21,030$20,648$20,277$19,971
3 years$14,409$14,001$13,608$13,229$12,865$12,565
4 years$10,699$10,292$9,903$9,531$9,175$8,885
5 years$8,474$8,069$7,685$7,321$6,975$6,695
6 years$6,991$6,589$6,211$5,854$5,519$5,249
7 years$5,932$5,533$5,161$4,813$4,488$4,229
8 years$5,138$4,743$4,377$4,038$3,724$3,475
9 years$4,521$4,130$3,770$3,439$3,136$2,898
10 years$4,027$3,640$3,287$2,965$2,672$2,444
11 years$3,624$3,241$2,894$2,580$2,298$2,081
12 years$3,288$2,909$2,568$2,263$1,991$1,784
13 years$3,004$2,629$2,294$1,998$1,736$1,539
14 years$2,761$2,389$2,061$1,774$1,522$1,334
15 years$2,550$2,183$1,861$1,582$1,340$1,162
16 years$2,366$2,003$1,687$1,416$1,184$1,015
17 years$2,204$1,844$1,536$1,272$1,050$890
18 years$2,059$1,704$1,402$1,147$934$782
19 years$1,931$1,579$1,283$1,036$832$688
20 years$1,815$1,468$1,178$938$743$607
21 years$1,710$1,367$1,083$852$665$537
22 years$1,615$1,276$998$774$596$475
23 years$1,529$1,194$922$705$535$421
24 years$1,450$1,118$853$643$481$374
25 years$1,377$1,049$790$587$433$332
26 years$1,310$986$732$537$390$295
27 years$1,248$928$680$492$352$263
28 years$1,190$875$632$450$317$234
29 years$1,137$825$588$413$286$208
30 years$1,087$779$548$379$259$186
31 years$1,041$737$511$348$234$166
32 years$997$697$477$320$212$148
33 years$956$660$445$294$192$132
34 years$918$626$416$271$173$118
35 years$882$593$389$249$157$105
36 years$848$563$364$230$142$94
37 years$816$535$340$211$129$84
38 years$786$508$319$195$117$75
39 years$757$483$299$180$106$67
40 years$730$460$280$166$96$60
41 years$704$438$262$153$87$54
42 years$680$417$246$141$79$48
43 years$657$397$231$130$72$43
44 years$634$379$217$120$65$38
45 years$613$361$204$111$59$34
46 years$593$344$191$103$54$31
47 years$574$329$180$95$49$27
48 years$556$314$169$88$44$25
49 years$538$300$159$81$40$22
50 years$521$286$149$75$37$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $534,000, adding $6,625 every year, while hoping to spend $28,544 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: 40/42/18 Blend
55$534,000$534,000$534,000$534,000
56$595,302$567,000$558,723$615,696
57$625,652$564,412$547,069$628,275
58$658,141$560,741$534,069$638,624
59$692,957$555,903$519,646$649,224
60$730,307$549,811$503,722$660,109
61$770,416$542,369$486,215$671,325
62$813,534$533,480$467,038$682,920
63$859,932$523,039$446,102$694,953
64$909,911$510,933$423,312$707,488
65$963,799$497,046$398,570$720,601
66$1,021,957$481,252$371,773$734,376
67$1,084,783$463,420$342,813$748,911
68$1,152,712$443,409$311,579$764,315
69$1,226,225$421,072$277,953$780,714
70$1,305,848$396,252$241,812$798,247
71$1,392,161$368,785$203,029$817,074
72$1,485,801$338,495$161,470$837,373
73$1,587,468$305,197$116,995$859,347
74$1,697,935$268,696$69,460$883,222
75$1,818,048$228,786$18,710$909,253
76$1,948,741$185,249$0$937,725
77$2,091,040$137,853$0$975,767
78$2,246,074$86,357$0$1,021,207
79$2,415,087$30,502$0$1,070,881
80$2,599,447$0$0$1,125,274
81$2,800,659$0$0$1,198,780
82$3,020,381$0$0$1,294,507
83$3,260,437$0$0$1,399,163
84$3,522,837$0$0$1,513,630
85$3,809,790$0$0$1,638,883
86$4,123,734$0$0$1,775,994
87$4,467,347$0$0$1,926,144
88$4,843,584$0$0$2,090,633
89$5,255,695$0$0$2,270,892
90$5,707,260$0$0$2,468,499
91$6,202,222$0$0$2,685,190
92$6,744,925$0$0$2,922,877
93$7,340,150$0$0$3,183,669
94$7,993,167$0$0$3,469,885
95$8,709,778$0$0$3,784,081
96$9,496,374$0$0$4,129,074
97$10,359,996$0$0$4,507,966
98$11,308,400$0$0$4,924,172
99$12,350,129$0$0$5,381,459
100$13,494,595$0$0$5,883,971