Can I retire at age 56 with 588,000?

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:
0%
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 $588,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$48,556$48,124$47,702$47,290$46,888$45,045
2 years$24,038$23,590$23,156$22,736$22,328$20,494
3 years$15,866$15,416$14,984$14,567$14,166$12,398
4 years$11,781$11,333$10,904$10,495$10,103$8,416
5 years$9,331$8,885$8,462$8,061$7,680$6,077
6 years$7,697$7,255$6,839$6,446$6,077$4,559
7 years$6,531$6,093$5,683$5,300$4,942$3,509
8 years$5,657$5,223$4,820$4,446$4,100$2,750
9 years$4,978$4,547$4,151$3,787$3,453$2,184
10 years$4,434$4,008$3,619$3,264$2,942$1,752
11 years$3,990$3,568$3,186$2,841$2,530$1,417
12 years$3,620$3,203$2,828$2,492$2,193$1,152
13 years$3,308$2,894$2,526$2,200$1,912$942
14 years$3,040$2,631$2,270$1,953$1,676$773
15 years$2,808$2,403$2,049$1,742$1,476$636
16 years$2,605$2,205$1,858$1,559$1,304$525
17 years$2,426$2,031$1,691$1,401$1,156$434
18 years$2,268$1,877$1,543$1,263$1,028$359
19 years$2,126$1,739$1,413$1,141$917$298
20 years$1,998$1,616$1,297$1,033$819$247
21 years$1,883$1,505$1,193$938$733$205
22 years$1,779$1,405$1,099$853$657$171
23 years$1,683$1,314$1,015$777$589$142
24 years$1,596$1,231$939$708$530$118
25 years$1,516$1,156$869$647$477$99
26 years$1,442$1,086$806$591$429$82
27 years$1,374$1,022$749$541$387$68
28 years$1,311$963$696$496$349$57
29 years$1,252$909$648$455$315$48
30 years$1,197$858$603$417$285$40
31 years$1,146$811$563$383$258$33
32 years$1,098$768$525$352$233$28
33 years$1,053$727$490$324$211$23
34 years$1,011$689$458$298$191$19
35 years$971$653$428$274$173$16
36 years$934$620$400$253$157$13
37 years$899$589$375$233$142$11
38 years$865$560$351$215$129$9
39 years$834$532$329$198$117$8
40 years$804$506$308$183$106$6
41 years$776$482$289$168$96$5
42 years$749$459$271$155$87$5
43 years$723$437$254$143$79$4
44 years$699$417$239$132$72$3
45 years$675$398$224$122$65$3
46 years$653$379$211$113$59$2
47 years$632$362$198$104$54$2
48 years$612$346$186$96$49$2
49 years$593$330$175$89$44$1
50 years$574$315$164$82$40$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $588,000, adding $4,732 every year, while hoping to spend $38,617 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: 49/43/8 Blend
55$588,000$588,000$588,000$588,000
56$652,857$621,693$612,579$683,245
57$678,360$611,068$592,012$693,912
58$705,171$598,628$569,462$701,009
59$733,380$584,243$544,822$707,814
60$763,091$567,776$517,979$714,312
61$794,411$549,082$488,816$720,485
62$827,460$528,007$457,211$726,320
63$862,370$504,387$423,036$731,802
64$899,281$478,052$386,157$736,920
65$938,348$448,818$346,434$741,663
66$979,742$416,492$303,722$746,025
67$1,023,648$380,872$257,868$750,001
68$1,070,266$341,741$208,713$753,589
69$1,119,820$298,872$156,091$756,793
70$1,172,549$252,025$99,829$759,622
71$1,228,721$200,946$39,744$762,088
72$1,288,623$145,365$0$764,211
73$1,352,575$85,000$0$768,101
74$1,420,924$19,552$0$775,467
75$1,494,052$0$0$782,977
76$1,572,377$0$0$814,979
77$1,656,358$0$0$859,254
78$1,746,499$0$0$906,821
79$1,843,351$0$0$957,977
80$1,947,522$0$0$1,013,049
81$2,059,676$0$0$1,072,396
82$2,180,546$0$0$1,136,410
83$2,310,934$0$0$1,205,524
84$2,451,724$0$0$1,280,214
85$2,603,883$0$0$1,361,001
86$2,768,478$0$0$1,448,461
87$2,946,681$0$0$1,543,223
88$3,139,778$0$0$1,645,982
89$3,349,186$0$0$1,757,501
90$3,576,462$0$0$1,878,619
91$3,823,319$0$0$2,010,260
92$4,091,640$0$0$2,153,439
93$4,383,497$0$0$2,309,273
94$4,701,170$0$0$2,478,992
95$5,047,169$0$0$2,663,948
96$5,424,254$0$0$2,865,632
97$5,835,463$0$0$3,085,681
98$6,284,141$0$0$3,325,899
99$6,773,968$0$0$3,588,272
100$7,308,995$0$0$3,874,986