Can I retire at age 56 with 576,000?

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 $576,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$47,566$47,142$46,728$46,325$45,931$44,109
2 years$23,547$23,109$22,684$22,272$21,872$20,059
3 years$15,542$15,102$14,678$14,270$13,876$12,129
4 years$11,541$11,101$10,682$10,280$9,897$8,229
5 years$9,140$8,704$8,289$7,896$7,523$5,939
6 years$7,540$7,107$6,699$6,315$5,953$4,453
7 years$6,398$5,969$5,567$5,192$4,841$3,426
8 years$5,542$5,116$4,721$4,355$4,016$2,683
9 years$4,876$4,455$4,066$3,710$3,382$2,130
10 years$4,344$3,926$3,545$3,198$2,882$1,708
11 years$3,909$3,496$3,121$2,783$2,479$1,380
12 years$3,546$3,137$2,770$2,441$2,148$1,121
13 years$3,240$2,835$2,475$2,155$1,873$916
14 years$2,978$2,577$2,224$1,913$1,642$751
15 years$2,750$2,354$2,008$1,706$1,446$617
16 years$2,552$2,160$1,820$1,528$1,278$509
17 years$2,377$1,989$1,656$1,373$1,133$421
18 years$2,221$1,838$1,512$1,237$1,007$348
19 years$2,083$1,704$1,384$1,118$898$288
20 years$1,958$1,583$1,270$1,012$802$239
21 years$1,845$1,475$1,168$919$718$199
22 years$1,742$1,376$1,077$835$643$165
23 years$1,649$1,287$994$761$577$137
24 years$1,564$1,206$920$694$519$114
25 years$1,485$1,132$852$634$467$95
26 years$1,413$1,064$790$579$421$79
27 years$1,346$1,001$734$530$379$66
28 years$1,284$943$682$486$342$55
29 years$1,226$890$635$446$309$46
30 years$1,172$841$591$409$279$38
31 years$1,122$795$551$376$252$32
32 years$1,075$752$514$345$228$26
33 years$1,032$712$480$317$207$22
34 years$990$675$449$292$187$18
35 years$951$640$419$269$169$15
36 years$915$608$392$248$154$13
37 years$880$577$367$228$139$11
38 years$848$548$344$210$126$9
39 years$817$521$322$194$114$7
40 years$787$496$302$179$104$6
41 years$760$472$283$165$94$5
42 years$733$450$266$152$85$4
43 years$708$429$249$141$78$4
44 years$684$408$234$130$70$3
45 years$662$390$220$120$64$2
46 years$640$372$206$111$58$2
47 years$619$355$194$102$53$2
48 years$599$339$182$95$48$1
49 years$580$323$171$87$43$1
50 years$562$309$161$81$39$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $576,000, adding $3,865 every year, while hoping to spend $21,033 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: 44/29/27 Blend
55$576,000$576,000$576,000$576,000
56$638,739$608,211$599,283$661,691
57$681,511$615,634$596,980$685,842
58$727,941$622,716$593,895$709,697
59$778,380$629,418$589,979$735,150
60$833,214$635,699$585,182$762,360
61$892,867$641,513$579,451$791,507
62$957,807$646,815$572,730$822,787
63$1,028,547$651,553$564,961$856,417
64$1,105,654$655,674$556,082$892,638
65$1,189,750$659,121$546,029$931,718
66$1,281,520$661,833$534,737$973,951
67$1,381,718$663,747$522,134$1,019,664
68$1,491,176$664,793$508,148$1,069,219
69$1,610,807$664,898$492,702$1,123,015
70$1,741,617$663,987$475,716$1,181,495
71$1,884,716$661,975$457,105$1,245,147
72$2,041,321$658,777$436,783$1,314,513
73$2,212,779$654,299$414,658$1,390,189
74$2,400,566$648,444$390,633$1,472,838
75$2,606,314$641,108$364,610$1,563,189
76$2,831,817$632,181$336,483$1,662,049
77$3,079,049$621,545$306,142$1,770,312
78$3,350,189$609,077$273,475$1,888,963
79$3,647,633$594,647$238,360$2,019,092
80$3,974,021$578,114$200,675$2,161,901
81$4,332,263$559,333$160,289$2,318,720
82$4,725,561$538,148$117,066$2,491,018
83$5,157,445$514,394$70,865$2,680,415
84$5,631,802$487,897$21,537$2,888,704
85$6,152,915$458,473$0$3,117,861
86$6,725,502$425,928$0$3,379,030
87$7,354,760$390,054$0$3,672,866
88$8,046,414$350,636$0$3,995,867
89$8,806,774$307,443$0$4,351,022
90$9,642,788$260,231$0$4,741,625
91$10,562,114$208,744$0$5,171,311
92$11,573,188$152,710$0$5,644,088
93$12,685,304$91,844$0$6,164,375
94$13,908,703$25,843$0$6,737,044
95$15,254,668$0$0$7,367,469
96$16,735,631$0$0$8,076,132
97$18,365,288$0$0$8,865,103
98$20,158,734$0$0$9,733,453
99$22,132,597$0$0$10,689,245
100$24,305,201$0$0$11,741,361