Can I retire at age 56 with 540,000?

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 $540,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$44,593$44,195$43,808$43,430$43,060$42,399
2 years$22,076$21,664$21,266$20,880$20,505$19,841
3 years$14,571$14,158$13,761$13,378$13,009$12,362
4 years$10,819$10,408$10,014$9,638$9,278$8,654
5 years$8,569$8,160$7,771$7,403$7,053$6,453
6 years$7,069$6,663$6,280$5,920$5,581$5,005
7 years$5,998$5,596$5,219$4,867$4,539$3,988
8 years$5,195$4,796$4,426$4,083$3,765$3,240
9 years$4,571$4,176$3,812$3,478$3,171$2,670
10 years$4,072$3,681$3,324$2,998$2,702$2,225
11 years$3,665$3,277$2,926$2,609$2,324$1,870
12 years$3,325$2,941$2,597$2,289$2,014$1,584
13 years$3,038$2,658$2,320$2,020$1,756$1,349
14 years$2,792$2,416$2,085$1,794$1,539$1,154
15 years$2,579$2,207$1,882$1,599$1,355$991
16 years$2,392$2,025$1,706$1,432$1,198$854
17 years$2,228$1,865$1,553$1,287$1,062$738
18 years$2,083$1,723$1,417$1,160$944$639
19 years$1,952$1,597$1,298$1,048$842$555
20 years$1,835$1,484$1,191$949$752$483
21 years$1,730$1,382$1,095$861$673$420
22 years$1,633$1,290$1,010$783$603$366
23 years$1,546$1,207$932$713$541$320
24 years$1,466$1,131$862$650$487$279
25 years$1,392$1,061$798$594$438$244
26 years$1,324$997$741$543$394$214
27 years$1,262$939$688$497$356$187
28 years$1,204$884$639$456$321$164
29 years$1,150$834$595$418$290$144
30 years$1,099$788$554$383$262$126
31 years$1,052$745$517$352$237$111
32 years$1,008$705$482$324$214$97
33 years$967$668$450$298$194$85
34 years$928$633$420$274$175$75
35 years$892$600$393$252$159$66
36 years$858$570$368$232$144$58
37 years$825$541$344$214$130$51
38 years$795$514$322$197$118$45
39 years$766$489$302$182$107$39
40 years$738$465$283$168$97$34
41 years$712$443$265$155$88$30
42 years$687$422$249$143$80$27
43 years$664$402$234$132$73$23
44 years$642$383$219$122$66$21
45 years$620$365$206$112$60$18
46 years$600$348$193$104$54$16
47 years$581$332$182$96$49$14
48 years$562$317$171$89$45$12
49 years$544$303$160$82$41$11
50 years$527$289$151$76$37$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $540,000, adding $2,744 every year, while hoping to spend $27,701 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: 52/39/9 Blend
55$540,000$540,000$540,000$540,000
56$597,910$569,290$560,920$627,490
57$629,424$567,712$550,238$646,337
58$663,223$565,128$538,269$663,605
59$699,512$561,459$524,941$681,731
60$738,514$556,623$510,179$700,804
61$780,476$550,531$493,903$720,920
62$825,667$543,090$476,031$742,189
63$874,384$534,200$456,477$764,731
64$926,951$523,755$435,149$788,681
65$983,726$511,646$411,953$814,191
66$1,045,103$497,753$386,790$841,427
67$1,111,513$481,952$359,556$870,578
68$1,183,430$464,111$330,145$901,850
69$1,261,378$444,090$298,442$935,475
70$1,345,928$421,740$264,330$971,711
71$1,437,714$396,907$227,686$1,010,844
72$1,537,428$369,423$188,381$1,053,192
73$1,645,835$339,114$146,281$1,099,109
74$1,763,775$305,795$101,246$1,148,988
75$1,892,171$269,270$53,129$1,203,264
76$2,032,042$229,333$1,778$1,262,422
77$2,184,505$185,765$0$1,327,000
78$2,350,793$138,337$0$1,402,685
79$2,532,262$86,803$0$1,485,559
80$2,730,404$30,908$0$1,576,202
81$2,946,862$0$0$1,675,444
82$3,183,445$0$0$1,796,917
83$3,442,142$0$0$1,944,300
84$3,725,148$0$0$2,105,586
85$4,034,875$0$0$2,282,156
86$4,373,981$0$0$2,475,533
87$4,745,395$0$0$2,687,393
88$5,152,338$0$0$2,919,583
89$5,598,362$0$0$3,174,135
90$6,087,375$0$0$3,453,290
91$6,623,683$0$0$3,759,513
92$7,212,031$0$0$4,095,522
93$7,857,641$0$0$4,464,309
94$8,566,267$0$0$4,869,169
95$9,344,248$0$0$5,313,735
96$10,198,567$0$0$5,802,005
97$11,136,914$0$0$6,338,387
98$12,167,762$0$0$6,927,734
99$13,300,446$0$0$7,575,393
100$14,545,248$0$0$8,287,256