Can I retire at age 56 with 581,000?

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 $581,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$47,978$47,551$47,134$46,727$46,330$44,919
2 years$23,752$23,309$22,881$22,465$22,062$20,652
3 years$15,677$15,233$14,805$14,394$13,997$12,633
4 years$11,641$11,198$10,774$10,370$9,983$8,675
5 years$9,219$8,779$8,361$7,965$7,589$6,341
6 years$7,606$7,169$6,757$6,370$6,005$4,818
7 years$6,454$6,020$5,615$5,237$4,883$3,757
8 years$5,590$5,161$4,762$4,393$4,051$2,985
9 years$4,919$4,493$4,102$3,742$3,412$2,405
10 years$4,382$3,961$3,576$3,226$2,907$1,957
11 years$3,943$3,526$3,148$2,807$2,500$1,606
12 years$3,577$3,165$2,794$2,462$2,167$1,327
13 years$3,268$2,860$2,496$2,174$1,889$1,101
14 years$3,004$2,600$2,243$1,930$1,656$918
15 years$2,774$2,375$2,025$1,721$1,458$768
16 years$2,574$2,179$1,836$1,541$1,289$644
17 years$2,397$2,007$1,671$1,384$1,143$542
18 years$2,241$1,854$1,525$1,248$1,016$456
19 years$2,101$1,718$1,396$1,127$906$385
20 years$1,975$1,597$1,281$1,021$809$325
21 years$1,861$1,487$1,179$927$724$275
22 years$1,758$1,388$1,086$843$649$233
23 years$1,663$1,299$1,003$767$582$197
24 years$1,577$1,217$928$700$524$167
25 years$1,498$1,142$859$639$471$142
26 years$1,425$1,073$797$584$424$121
27 years$1,357$1,010$740$535$383$102
28 years$1,295$952$688$490$345$87
29 years$1,237$898$640$449$312$74
30 years$1,183$848$596$412$282$63
31 years$1,132$801$556$379$255$53
32 years$1,085$758$519$348$230$45
33 years$1,040$718$484$320$208$39
34 years$999$681$452$295$189$33
35 years$960$646$423$271$171$28
36 years$923$613$396$250$155$24
37 years$888$582$370$230$140$20
38 years$855$553$347$212$127$17
39 years$824$526$325$196$115$15
40 years$794$500$305$180$105$12
41 years$766$476$286$166$95$11
42 years$740$454$268$154$86$9
43 years$714$432$251$142$78$8
44 years$690$412$236$131$71$7
45 years$667$393$222$121$64$6
46 years$645$375$208$112$59$5
47 years$625$358$195$103$53$4
48 years$605$341$184$95$48$3
49 years$586$326$173$88$44$3
50 years$567$311$162$81$40$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $581,000, adding $5,127 every year, while hoping to spend $21,021 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: 67/27/6 Blend
55$581,000$581,000$581,000$581,000
56$645,551$614,758$605,752$687,874
57$689,030$622,514$603,679$724,357
58$736,241$629,947$600,831$761,202
59$787,540$637,017$597,161$800,914
60$843,322$643,684$592,619$843,769
61$904,021$649,904$587,152$890,072
62$970,113$655,631$580,703$940,160
63$1,042,124$660,817$573,216$994,402
64$1,120,631$665,407$564,630$1,053,205
65$1,206,271$669,348$554,880$1,117,021
66$1,299,743$672,578$543,901$1,186,345
67$1,401,818$675,036$531,623$1,261,724
68$1,513,344$676,653$517,973$1,343,759
69$1,635,254$677,358$502,874$1,433,117
70$1,768,577$677,076$486,248$1,530,529
71$1,914,445$675,726$468,010$1,636,804
72$2,074,104$673,221$448,074$1,752,832
73$2,248,925$669,473$426,347$1,879,595
74$2,440,422$664,383$402,736$2,018,175
75$2,650,257$657,850$377,140$2,169,767
76$2,880,265$649,766$349,456$2,335,688
77$3,132,463$640,016$319,574$2,517,387
78$3,409,076$628,478$287,381$2,716,467
79$3,712,551$615,023$252,758$2,934,690
80$4,045,587$599,515$215,581$3,174,003
81$4,411,155$581,809$175,721$3,436,550
82$4,812,528$561,753$133,043$3,724,696
83$5,253,311$539,184$87,405$4,041,050
84$5,737,477$513,932$38,661$4,388,485
85$6,269,399$485,814$0$4,770,172
86$6,853,898$454,639$0$5,190,460
87$7,496,284$420,205$0$5,655,045
88$8,202,408$382,298$0$6,165,706
89$8,978,713$340,690$0$6,727,138
90$9,832,301$295,143$0$7,344,517
91$10,770,994$245,403$0$8,023,546
92$11,803,412$191,204$0$8,770,514
93$12,939,050$132,263$0$9,592,352
94$14,188,371$68,283$0$10,496,701
95$15,562,903$0$0$11,491,984
96$17,075,349$0$0$12,587,796
97$18,739,702$0$0$13,816,037
98$20,571,383$0$0$15,167,803
99$22,587,383$0$0$16,655,639
100$24,806,424$0$0$18,293,367