Can I retire at age 56 with 552,000?

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 $552,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$45,584$45,178$44,781$44,395$44,017$42,574
2 years$22,566$22,146$21,739$21,344$20,961$19,520
3 years$14,895$14,473$14,066$13,675$13,298$11,906
4 years$11,060$10,639$10,237$9,852$9,484$8,151
5 years$8,759$8,341$7,944$7,567$7,210$5,939
6 years$7,226$6,811$6,420$6,052$5,705$4,498
7 years$6,132$5,720$5,335$4,975$4,640$3,496
8 years$5,311$4,903$4,525$4,174$3,849$2,768
9 years$4,673$4,269$3,897$3,555$3,241$2,221
10 years$4,163$3,763$3,397$3,065$2,762$1,801
11 years$3,746$3,350$2,991$2,667$2,375$1,472
12 years$3,399$3,007$2,655$2,339$2,058$1,211
13 years$3,105$2,717$2,372$2,065$1,795$1,001
14 years$2,854$2,470$2,131$1,833$1,573$831
15 years$2,636$2,256$1,924$1,635$1,385$693
16 years$2,446$2,070$1,744$1,464$1,224$578
17 years$2,278$1,906$1,587$1,315$1,086$484
18 years$2,129$1,762$1,449$1,185$965$406
19 years$1,996$1,633$1,326$1,071$860$341
20 years$1,876$1,517$1,217$970$769$287
21 years$1,768$1,413$1,120$880$688$242
22 years$1,670$1,319$1,032$801$616$204
23 years$1,580$1,234$953$729$553$172
24 years$1,498$1,156$881$665$497$145
25 years$1,423$1,085$816$607$448$122
26 years$1,354$1,020$757$555$403$103
27 years$1,290$960$703$508$363$87
28 years$1,230$904$653$466$328$74
29 years$1,175$853$608$427$296$62
30 years$1,124$806$566$392$268$53
31 years$1,076$761$528$360$242$45
32 years$1,031$721$493$331$219$38
33 years$989$682$460$304$198$32
34 years$949$647$430$280$179$27
35 years$912$613$402$258$162$23
36 years$877$582$376$237$147$19
37 years$844$553$352$219$133$16
38 years$812$526$330$202$121$14
39 years$783$500$309$186$110$12
40 years$755$475$289$171$99$10
41 years$728$453$271$158$90$8
42 years$703$431$255$146$82$7
43 years$679$411$239$135$74$6
44 years$656$391$224$124$67$5
45 years$634$373$210$115$61$4
46 years$613$356$198$106$56$4
47 years$593$340$186$98$50$3
48 years$574$324$175$91$46$3
49 years$556$310$164$84$42$2
50 years$539$296$154$77$38$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $552,000, adding $2,652 every year, while hoping to spend $28,919 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: 58/14/28 Blend
55$552,000$552,000$552,000$552,000
56$611,040$581,784$573,228$641,667
57$642,596$579,521$561,661$660,684
58$676,402$576,179$548,738$678,134
59$712,656$571,673$534,382$696,565
60$751,577$565,915$518,514$716,082
61$793,405$558,812$501,051$736,800
62$838,401$550,262$481,905$758,847
63$886,855$540,163$460,986$782,365
64$939,084$528,400$438,199$807,515
65$995,436$514,858$413,444$834,471
66$1,056,294$499,409$386,618$863,431
67$1,122,078$481,922$357,612$894,612
68$1,193,251$462,257$326,312$928,257
69$1,270,320$440,264$292,600$964,633
70$1,353,843$415,788$256,353$1,004,041
71$1,444,435$388,662$217,442$1,046,809
72$1,542,772$358,710$175,730$1,093,305
73$1,649,595$325,748$131,077$1,143,936
74$1,765,722$289,578$83,337$1,199,153
75$1,892,053$249,994$32,356$1,259,456
76$2,029,575$206,777$0$1,325,398
77$2,179,377$159,694$0$1,404,180
78$2,342,657$108,502$0$1,500,639
79$2,520,732$52,943$0$1,605,900
80$2,715,053$0$0$1,720,851
81$2,927,217$0$0$1,847,588
82$3,158,981$0$0$1,994,986
83$3,412,281$0$0$2,156,126
84$3,689,247$0$0$2,332,368
85$3,992,223$0$0$2,525,210
86$4,323,794$0$0$2,736,304
87$4,686,802$0$0$2,967,464
88$5,084,380$0$0$3,220,693
89$5,519,975$0$0$3,498,194
90$5,997,387$0$0$3,802,392
91$6,520,797$0$0$4,135,962
92$7,094,812$0$0$4,501,846
93$7,724,508$0$0$4,903,286
94$8,415,472$0$0$5,343,855
95$9,173,861$0$0$5,827,485
96$10,006,456$0$0$6,358,510
97$10,920,727$0$0$6,941,703
98$11,924,903$0$0$7,582,323
99$13,028,047$0$0$8,286,161
100$14,240,147$0$0$9,059,600