Can I retire at age 56 with 592,000?

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 $592,000?

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$48,887$48,451$48,026$47,612$47,207$45,334
2 years$24,201$23,751$23,314$22,890$22,479$20,616
3 years$15,974$15,521$15,086$14,666$14,262$12,466
4 years$11,861$11,410$10,978$10,566$10,172$8,457
5 years$9,394$8,945$8,520$8,116$7,732$6,104
6 years$7,750$7,305$6,885$6,490$6,118$4,577
7 years$6,576$6,134$5,722$5,336$4,976$3,521
8 years$5,696$5,258$4,852$4,476$4,128$2,758
9 years$5,012$4,578$4,179$3,813$3,476$2,189
10 years$4,465$4,036$3,644$3,287$2,962$1,755
11 years$4,017$3,593$3,208$2,860$2,547$1,418
12 years$3,645$3,225$2,847$2,509$2,208$1,153
13 years$3,330$2,914$2,543$2,215$1,925$941
14 years$3,060$2,649$2,285$1,966$1,687$772
15 years$2,827$2,420$2,063$1,754$1,486$635
16 years$2,623$2,220$1,871$1,570$1,313$523
17 years$2,443$2,045$1,702$1,411$1,164$432
18 years$2,283$1,889$1,554$1,271$1,035$358
19 years$2,140$1,751$1,423$1,149$923$296
20 years$2,012$1,627$1,306$1,040$824$246
21 years$1,896$1,516$1,201$944$738$204
22 years$1,791$1,415$1,107$859$661$170
23 years$1,695$1,323$1,022$782$593$141
24 years$1,607$1,240$945$713$533$117
25 years$1,526$1,163$875$651$480$98
26 years$1,452$1,093$812$595$432$81
27 years$1,383$1,029$754$545$390$68
28 years$1,319$970$701$499$352$56
29 years$1,260$915$652$458$318$47
30 years$1,205$864$607$420$287$39
31 years$1,154$817$566$386$259$33
32 years$1,105$773$528$355$235$27
33 years$1,060$732$493$326$212$23
34 years$1,018$694$461$300$192$19
35 years$978$658$431$276$174$16
36 years$940$624$403$254$158$13
37 years$905$593$377$234$143$11
38 years$871$564$353$216$130$9
39 years$839$536$331$199$118$8
40 years$809$510$310$184$107$6
41 years$781$485$291$170$97$5
42 years$754$462$273$156$88$4
43 years$728$440$256$144$80$4
44 years$703$420$240$133$72$3
45 years$680$400$226$123$66$3
46 years$658$382$212$114$60$2
47 years$636$364$199$105$54$2
48 years$616$348$187$97$49$1
49 years$597$332$176$90$45$1
50 years$578$317$165$83$41$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $592,000, adding $2,720 every year, while hoping to spend $38,907 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: 50/37/13 Blend
55$592,000$592,000$592,000$592,000
56$655,190$623,814$614,638$685,504
57$680,622$612,984$593,831$695,767
58$707,345$600,319$571,024$702,607
59$735,448$585,689$546,107$709,165
60$765,031$568,955$518,969$715,425
61$796,200$549,969$489,490$721,375
62$829,071$528,577$457,547$727,001
63$863,773$504,614$423,011$732,293
64$900,444$477,906$385,748$737,241
65$939,235$448,269$345,617$741,839
66$980,312$415,509$302,469$746,083
67$1,023,854$379,419$256,153$749,971
68$1,070,060$339,783$206,506$753,507
69$1,119,144$296,371$153,363$756,698
70$1,171,343$248,940$96,547$759,555
71$1,226,915$197,233$35,876$762,098
72$1,286,143$140,979$0$764,352
73$1,349,335$79,892$0$770,353
74$1,416,830$13,671$0$781,710
75$1,489,001$0$0$793,523
76$1,566,255$0$0$829,500
77$1,649,038$0$0$874,058
78$1,737,840$0$0$921,899
79$1,833,199$0$0$973,319
80$1,935,704$0$0$1,028,641
81$2,046,004$0$0$1,088,221
82$2,164,809$0$0$1,152,450
83$2,292,901$0$0$1,221,758
84$2,431,138$0$0$1,296,615
85$2,580,462$0$0$1,377,540
86$2,741,910$0$0$1,465,102
87$2,916,620$0$0$1,559,929
88$3,105,844$0$0$1,662,707
89$3,310,959$0$0$1,774,193
90$3,533,477$0$0$1,895,221
91$3,775,063$0$0$2,026,706
92$4,037,548$0$0$2,169,655
93$4,322,946$0$0$2,325,175
94$4,633,471$0$0$2,494,486
95$4,971,562$0$0$2,678,930
96$5,339,901$0$0$2,879,982
97$5,741,439$0$0$3,099,267
98$6,179,426$0$0$3,338,573
99$6,657,436$0$0$3,599,869
100$7,179,407$0$0$3,885,321