Can I retire at age 56 with 606,000?

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 $606,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$50,043$49,597$49,162$48,738$48,323$47,542
2 years$24,774$24,312$23,865$23,432$23,011$22,226
3 years$16,352$15,888$15,442$15,013$14,599$13,835
4 years$12,142$11,680$11,238$10,816$10,412$9,675
5 years$9,616$9,157$8,721$8,308$7,915$7,207
6 years$7,933$7,477$7,048$6,644$6,263$5,584
7 years$6,731$6,279$5,857$5,462$5,094$4,444
8 years$5,830$5,383$4,967$4,582$4,226$3,606
9 years$5,130$4,687$4,278$3,903$3,559$2,968
10 years$4,570$4,131$3,730$3,364$3,032$2,471
11 years$4,112$3,678$3,284$2,928$2,608$2,074
12 years$3,731$3,301$2,914$2,568$2,260$1,754
13 years$3,409$2,983$2,604$2,267$1,971$1,492
14 years$3,133$2,711$2,339$2,013$1,727$1,275
15 years$2,894$2,477$2,112$1,795$1,521$1,093
16 years$2,685$2,273$1,915$1,607$1,344$941
17 years$2,501$2,093$1,743$1,444$1,192$812
18 years$2,337$1,934$1,591$1,301$1,060$702
19 years$2,191$1,792$1,456$1,176$945$609
20 years$2,060$1,666$1,336$1,065$844$528
21 years$1,941$1,551$1,229$967$755$460
22 years$1,833$1,448$1,133$879$677$400
23 years$1,735$1,354$1,046$800$608$349
24 years$1,645$1,269$967$730$546$304
25 years$1,562$1,191$896$667$491$266
26 years$1,486$1,119$831$610$443$232
27 years$1,416$1,053$772$558$399$203
28 years$1,351$993$717$511$360$177
29 years$1,290$936$668$469$325$155
30 years$1,234$884$622$430$294$136
31 years$1,181$836$580$395$266$119
32 years$1,132$791$541$363$240$104
33 years$1,085$749$505$334$217$91
34 years$1,042$710$472$307$197$80
35 years$1,001$673$441$283$178$70
36 years$962$639$413$260$162$62
37 years$926$607$386$240$146$54
38 years$892$577$362$221$133$47
39 years$859$549$339$204$120$42
40 years$828$522$318$188$109$36
41 years$799$497$298$174$99$32
42 years$772$473$279$160$90$28
43 years$745$451$262$148$82$25
44 years$720$430$246$137$74$22
45 years$696$410$231$126$67$19
46 years$673$391$217$116$61$17
47 years$651$373$204$108$55$15
48 years$631$356$192$99$50$13
49 years$611$340$180$92$46$11
50 years$592$325$169$85$42$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $606,000, adding $5,440 every year, while hoping to spend $53,624 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: 51/21/28 Blend
55$606,000$606,000$606,000$606,000
56$673,423$641,305$631,912$702,211
57$685,057$615,674$596,026$697,211
58$696,080$586,989$557,140$685,963
59$706,374$555,045$515,098$672,678
60$715,805$519,623$469,734$657,185
61$724,226$480,493$420,879$639,302
62$731,471$437,412$368,353$618,829
63$737,356$390,120$311,968$595,552
64$741,677$338,346$251,529$569,241
65$744,205$281,803$186,833$539,644
66$744,688$220,185$117,666$506,491
67$742,844$153,172$43,806$469,490
68$738,362$80,425$0$428,322
69$730,894$1,585$0$393,106
70$720,057$0$0$367,654
71$705,425$0$0$357,887
72$686,526$0$0$346,050
73$662,837$0$0$331,483
74$633,781$0$0$313,859
75$598,715$0$0$292,818
76$556,932$0$0$267,960
77$507,647$0$0$238,842
78$449,993$0$0$204,975
79$383,011$0$0$165,821
80$305,642$0$0$120,780
81$216,713$0$0$69,194
82$114,930$0$0$10,332
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0