Can I retire at age 56 with 616,000?

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 $616,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$50,869$50,416$49,974$49,542$49,121$47,359
2 years$25,183$24,714$24,259$23,818$23,391$21,635
3 years$16,622$16,151$15,697$15,261$14,840$13,145
4 years$12,342$11,872$11,424$10,994$10,584$8,963
5 years$9,775$9,308$8,865$8,445$8,046$6,503
6 years$8,064$7,601$7,164$6,753$6,366$4,903
7 years$6,842$6,383$5,954$5,552$5,178$3,794
8 years$5,927$5,471$5,049$4,658$4,295$2,989
9 years$5,215$4,764$4,349$3,967$3,617$2,387
10 years$4,646$4,199$3,791$3,420$3,082$1,926
11 years$4,180$3,738$3,338$2,976$2,651$1,566
12 years$3,793$3,355$2,962$2,611$2,297$1,282
13 years$3,465$3,032$2,647$2,305$2,003$1,054
14 years$3,184$2,756$2,378$2,046$1,756$870
15 years$2,942$2,518$2,147$1,825$1,546$721
16 years$2,729$2,310$1,947$1,634$1,366$599
17 years$2,542$2,127$1,771$1,468$1,212$498
18 years$2,376$1,966$1,617$1,323$1,077$415
19 years$2,227$1,822$1,480$1,195$960$347
20 years$2,094$1,693$1,359$1,083$858$290
21 years$1,973$1,577$1,250$983$767$242
22 years$1,863$1,472$1,152$893$688$203
23 years$1,764$1,377$1,063$814$618$170
24 years$1,672$1,290$983$742$555$143
25 years$1,588$1,211$911$678$499$120
26 years$1,511$1,138$845$620$450$100
27 years$1,439$1,071$784$567$406$84
28 years$1,373$1,009$729$520$366$71
29 years$1,311$952$679$477$330$59
30 years$1,254$899$632$437$299$50
31 years$1,200$850$589$402$270$42
32 years$1,150$804$550$369$244$35
33 years$1,103$761$513$339$221$30
34 years$1,059$722$480$312$200$25
35 years$1,017$685$448$288$181$21
36 years$978$650$420$265$164$18
37 years$941$617$393$244$149$15
38 years$907$586$368$225$135$12
39 years$873$558$345$207$122$10
40 years$842$531$323$191$111$9
41 years$812$505$303$176$101$7
42 years$784$481$284$163$91$6
43 years$757$458$267$150$83$5
44 years$732$437$250$139$75$4
45 years$708$417$235$128$68$4
46 years$684$397$221$118$62$3
47 years$662$379$207$109$56$3
48 years$641$362$195$101$51$2
49 years$621$346$183$93$46$2
50 years$601$330$172$86$42$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $616,000, adding $6,693 every year, while hoping to spend $27,941 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: 34/41/25 Blend
55$616,000$616,000$616,000$616,000
56$685,736$653,088$643,540$703,657
57$725,952$655,360$635,369$719,904
58$769,333$656,807$625,989$734,416
59$816,174$657,359$615,328$749,511
60$866,796$656,942$603,314$765,257
61$921,554$655,477$589,869$781,734
62$980,836$652,879$574,914$799,032
63$1,045,072$649,061$558,364$817,251
64$1,114,732$643,928$540,132$836,504
65$1,190,334$637,380$520,126$856,918
66$1,272,447$629,310$498,249$878,637
67$1,361,698$619,607$474,401$901,821
68$1,458,775$608,152$448,478$926,650
69$1,564,437$594,818$420,369$953,325
70$1,679,518$579,473$389,959$982,072
71$1,804,936$561,974$357,130$1,013,144
72$1,941,700$542,171$321,754$1,046,821
73$2,090,923$519,908$283,703$1,083,419
74$2,253,829$495,015$242,839$1,123,290
75$2,431,765$467,316$199,019$1,166,824
76$2,626,213$436,622$152,095$1,214,458
77$2,838,807$402,737$101,910$1,266,679
78$3,071,345$365,451$48,303$1,324,029
79$3,325,805$324,541$0$1,387,110
80$3,604,367$279,773$0$1,458,967
81$3,909,432$230,901$0$1,551,876
82$4,243,641$177,663$0$1,653,816
83$4,609,907$119,783$0$1,765,758
84$5,011,435$56,969$0$1,888,777
85$5,451,754$0$0$2,024,064
86$5,934,755$0$0$2,177,937
87$6,464,720$0$0$2,375,065
88$7,046,367$0$0$2,591,511
89$7,684,892$0$0$2,829,222
90$8,386,021$0$0$3,090,341
91$9,156,059$0$0$3,377,229
92$10,001,952$0$0$3,692,488
93$10,931,354$0$0$4,038,982
94$11,952,695$0$0$4,419,870
95$13,075,262$0$0$4,838,628
96$14,309,288$0$0$5,299,090
97$15,666,045$0$0$5,805,477
98$17,157,954$0$0$6,362,441
99$18,798,698$0$0$6,975,107
100$20,603,353$0$0$7,649,120