Can I retire at age 56 with 562,000?

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:
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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 $562,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$46,409$45,996$45,593$45,199$44,815$44,000
2 years$22,975$22,547$22,132$21,730$21,340$20,522
3 years$15,164$14,735$14,321$13,923$13,539$12,743
4 years$11,260$10,832$10,422$10,031$9,656$8,889
5 years$8,918$8,492$8,088$7,704$7,341$6,604
6 years$7,357$6,934$6,536$6,161$5,808$5,103
7 years$6,243$5,824$5,432$5,066$4,724$4,050
8 years$5,407$4,992$4,607$4,249$3,919$3,277
9 years$4,758$4,346$3,968$3,620$3,300$2,689
10 years$4,238$3,831$3,459$3,120$2,812$2,231
11 years$3,814$3,411$3,045$2,715$2,418$1,868
12 years$3,460$3,061$2,703$2,382$2,096$1,574
13 years$3,161$2,766$2,415$2,103$1,827$1,334
14 years$2,905$2,515$2,170$1,867$1,602$1,136
15 years$2,684$2,297$1,959$1,665$1,410$971
16 years$2,490$2,108$1,776$1,491$1,247$833
17 years$2,319$1,941$1,616$1,339$1,105$716
18 years$2,167$1,794$1,475$1,207$983$617
19 years$2,032$1,662$1,350$1,091$876$533
20 years$1,910$1,545$1,239$988$782$461
21 years$1,800$1,439$1,140$896$700$399
22 years$1,700$1,343$1,051$815$628$346
23 years$1,609$1,256$970$742$563$301
24 years$1,526$1,177$897$677$506$261
25 years$1,449$1,104$831$618$456$227
26 years$1,378$1,038$771$565$410$198
27 years$1,313$977$716$517$370$172
28 years$1,253$921$665$474$334$150
29 years$1,196$868$619$435$302$131
30 years$1,144$820$577$399$272$114
31 years$1,095$775$538$366$246$99
32 years$1,049$734$502$337$223$87
33 years$1,006$695$468$310$202$76
34 years$966$658$438$285$183$66
35 years$928$625$409$262$165$58
36 years$893$593$383$242$150$50
37 years$859$563$358$223$136$44
38 years$827$535$335$205$123$38
39 years$797$509$314$189$112$34
40 years$768$484$295$174$101$29
41 years$741$461$276$161$92$26
42 years$716$439$259$149$83$22
43 years$691$418$243$137$76$20
44 years$668$399$228$127$69$17
45 years$646$380$214$117$62$15
46 years$624$363$201$108$57$13
47 years$604$346$189$100$51$11
48 years$585$330$178$92$47$10
49 years$566$315$167$85$42$9
50 years$549$301$157$79$39$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $562,000, adding $5,078 every year, while hoping to spend $39,158 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: 61/12/27 Blend
55$562,000$562,000$562,000$562,000
56$624,562$594,776$586,065$657,848
57$646,603$582,256$564,034$668,559
58$669,581$567,811$539,953$675,568
59$693,548$551,303$513,712$682,383
60$718,564$532,591$485,195$688,994
61$744,690$511,521$454,282$695,390
62$771,996$487,933$420,848$701,561
63$800,555$461,657$384,761$707,500
64$830,446$432,512$345,885$713,198
65$861,755$400,309$304,076$718,649
66$894,575$364,845$259,184$723,851
67$929,008$325,909$211,053$728,799
68$965,164$283,276$159,520$733,495
69$1,003,162$236,707$104,415$737,942
70$1,043,131$185,952$45,559$742,144
71$1,085,213$130,747$0$746,113
72$1,129,561$70,810$0$754,832
73$1,176,343$5,846$0$777,681
74$1,225,741$0$0$801,602
75$1,277,955$0$0$835,200
76$1,333,200$0$0$871,585
77$1,391,715$0$0$910,145
78$1,453,757$0$0$951,051
79$1,519,611$0$0$994,494
80$1,589,586$0$0$1,040,681
81$1,664,019$0$0$1,089,839
82$1,743,282$0$0$1,142,216
83$1,827,780$0$0$1,198,083
84$1,917,958$0$0$1,257,739
85$2,014,301$0$0$1,321,509
86$2,117,344$0$0$1,389,751
87$2,227,672$0$0$1,462,858
88$2,345,925$0$0$1,541,259
89$2,472,807$0$0$1,625,427
90$2,609,090$0$0$1,715,879
91$2,755,623$0$0$1,813,184
92$2,913,334$0$0$1,917,966
93$3,083,246$0$0$2,030,910
94$3,266,481$0$0$2,152,770
95$3,464,271$0$0$2,284,373
96$3,677,970$0$0$2,426,629
97$3,909,068$0$0$2,580,536
98$4,159,201$0$0$2,747,192
99$4,430,166$0$0$2,927,806
100$4,723,941$0$0$3,123,705