Can I retire at age 56 with 545,000?

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:
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 $545,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$45,006$44,605$44,214$43,832$43,459$42,616
2 years$22,280$21,865$21,463$21,073$20,695$19,849
3 years$14,706$14,289$13,888$13,502$13,130$12,308
4 years$10,919$10,504$10,107$9,727$9,364$8,572
5 years$8,648$8,235$7,843$7,471$7,118$6,358
6 years$7,135$6,725$6,339$5,975$5,633$4,905
7 years$6,054$5,647$5,267$4,912$4,581$3,887
8 years$5,244$4,841$4,467$4,121$3,800$3,139
9 years$4,614$4,215$3,848$3,510$3,200$2,572
10 years$4,110$3,715$3,354$3,026$2,727$2,130
11 years$3,698$3,307$2,953$2,633$2,345$1,779
12 years$3,356$2,969$2,621$2,310$2,032$1,497
13 years$3,066$2,683$2,342$2,039$1,772$1,266
14 years$2,817$2,438$2,104$1,810$1,553$1,076
15 years$2,602$2,228$1,900$1,614$1,368$918
16 years$2,415$2,044$1,722$1,445$1,209$786
17 years$2,249$1,882$1,567$1,299$1,072$674
18 years$2,102$1,739$1,431$1,170$953$580
19 years$1,970$1,612$1,310$1,058$849$499
20 years$1,852$1,498$1,202$958$759$431
21 years$1,746$1,395$1,106$869$679$373
22 years$1,649$1,302$1,019$790$609$322
23 years$1,560$1,218$941$720$546$279
24 years$1,479$1,141$870$657$491$242
25 years$1,405$1,071$806$600$442$210
26 years$1,337$1,007$747$548$398$182
27 years$1,273$947$694$502$359$158
28 years$1,215$893$645$460$324$138
29 years$1,160$842$600$422$292$120
30 years$1,109$795$559$387$264$104
31 years$1,062$752$521$355$239$91
32 years$1,018$711$486$327$216$79
33 years$976$674$454$300$196$69
34 years$937$639$424$276$177$60
35 years$900$606$397$254$160$52
36 years$866$575$371$234$145$45
37 years$833$546$347$216$132$39
38 years$802$519$325$199$119$34
39 years$773$493$305$183$108$30
40 years$745$469$286$169$98$26
41 years$719$447$268$156$89$23
42 years$694$426$251$144$81$20
43 years$670$405$236$133$73$17
44 years$648$386$221$123$67$15
45 years$626$369$208$113$60$13
46 years$605$352$195$105$55$11
47 years$586$336$183$97$50$10
48 years$567$320$172$89$45$9
49 years$549$306$162$83$41$8
50 years$532$292$152$76$37$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $545,000, adding $2,033 every year, while hoping to spend $33,940 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: 89/6/5 Blend
55$545,000$545,000$545,000$545,000
56$602,687$573,802$565,355$656,233
57$628,049$565,806$548,182$683,362
58$654,861$556,282$529,297$708,192
59$683,234$545,117$508,605$734,359
60$713,291$532,194$486,011$761,973
61$745,165$517,390$461,410$791,150
62$779,002$500,573$434,698$822,022
63$814,963$481,603$405,763$854,729
64$853,221$460,334$374,488$889,428
65$893,969$436,609$340,752$926,290
66$937,414$410,264$304,429$965,505
67$983,788$381,124$265,384$1,007,279
68$1,033,340$349,006$223,481$1,051,840
69$1,086,347$313,713$178,573$1,099,438
70$1,143,110$275,040$130,511$1,150,350
71$1,203,961$232,771$79,137$1,204,878
72$1,269,262$186,674$24,285$1,263,356
73$1,339,412$136,507$0$1,326,151
74$1,414,850$82,013$0$1,395,493
75$1,496,055$22,922$0$1,471,503
76$1,583,555$0$0$1,553,381
77$1,677,929$0$0$1,644,389
78$1,779,814$0$0$1,744,275
79$1,889,910$0$0$1,852,213
80$2,008,985$0$0$1,968,956
81$2,137,884$0$0$2,095,333
82$2,277,537$0$0$2,232,256
83$2,428,964$0$0$2,380,725
84$2,593,289$0$0$2,541,842
85$2,771,747$0$0$2,716,820
86$2,965,697$0$0$2,906,990
87$3,176,633$0$0$3,113,818
88$3,406,201$0$0$3,338,918
89$3,656,209$0$0$3,584,065
90$3,928,650$0$0$3,851,210
91$4,225,714$0$0$4,142,503
92$4,549,813$0$0$4,460,311
93$4,903,602$0$0$4,807,235
94$5,290,004$0$0$5,186,144
95$5,712,235$0$0$5,600,190
96$6,173,837$0$0$6,052,849
97$6,678,709$0$0$6,547,945
98$7,231,146$0$0$7,089,688
99$7,835,874$0$0$7,682,715
100$8,498,099$0$0$8,332,132