Can I retire at age 56 with 648,000?

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 $648,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$53,511$53,035$52,570$52,116$51,672$49,661
2 years$26,491$25,997$25,519$25,056$24,606$22,604
3 years$17,485$16,990$16,513$16,053$15,611$13,682
4 years$12,983$12,489$12,017$11,566$11,134$9,291
5 years$10,283$9,792$9,326$8,883$8,464$6,713
6 years$8,483$7,996$7,537$7,104$6,697$5,039
7 years$7,198$6,715$6,263$5,841$5,447$3,881
8 years$6,235$5,756$5,311$4,900$4,518$3,043
9 years$5,486$5,011$4,575$4,173$3,805$2,419
10 years$4,887$4,417$3,988$3,598$3,242$1,942
11 years$4,397$3,932$3,511$3,131$2,788$1,571
12 years$3,990$3,530$3,116$2,746$2,416$1,278
13 years$3,645$3,190$2,784$2,425$2,107$1,046
14 years$3,350$2,899$2,502$2,152$1,847$858
15 years$3,094$2,649$2,259$1,919$1,626$707
16 years$2,871$2,430$2,048$1,719$1,437$584
17 years$2,674$2,238$1,863$1,544$1,274$483
18 years$2,499$2,068$1,701$1,392$1,133$400
19 years$2,343$1,917$1,557$1,257$1,010$332
20 years$2,202$1,781$1,429$1,139$902$276
21 years$2,075$1,659$1,314$1,034$807$229
22 years$1,960$1,549$1,211$940$724$191
23 years$1,855$1,448$1,119$856$650$159
24 years$1,759$1,357$1,035$781$584$132
25 years$1,671$1,273$958$713$525$110
26 years$1,589$1,197$889$652$473$92
27 years$1,514$1,126$825$597$427$77
28 years$1,444$1,061$767$547$385$64
29 years$1,379$1,001$714$501$348$53
30 years$1,319$946$665$460$314$45
31 years$1,263$894$620$423$284$37
32 years$1,210$846$578$388$257$31
33 years$1,160$801$540$357$232$26
34 years$1,114$759$505$329$210$22
35 years$1,070$720$472$302$191$18
36 years$1,029$683$441$279$173$15
37 years$990$649$413$257$157$13
38 years$954$617$387$237$142$11
39 years$919$587$362$218$129$9
40 years$886$558$340$201$117$7
41 years$855$531$319$186$106$6
42 years$825$506$299$171$96$5
43 years$797$482$280$158$87$4
44 years$770$460$263$146$79$4
45 years$744$438$247$135$72$3
46 years$720$418$232$125$65$3
47 years$697$399$218$115$59$2
48 years$674$381$205$106$54$2
49 years$653$364$193$98$49$1
50 years$633$347$181$91$44$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $648,000, adding $6,508 every year, while hoping to spend $23,243 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: 60/35/5 Blend
55$648,000$648,000$648,000$648,000
56$720,809$686,465$676,421$763,051
57$769,601$695,371$674,351$800,992
58$822,591$703,935$671,432$839,085
59$880,182$712,115$667,612$880,034
60$942,819$719,867$662,835$924,115
61$1,010,990$727,144$657,044$971,631
62$1,085,232$733,895$650,176$1,022,914
63$1,166,138$740,068$642,169$1,078,334
64$1,254,357$745,604$632,954$1,138,296
65$1,350,607$750,444$622,464$1,203,249
66$1,455,676$754,523$610,624$1,273,687
67$1,570,432$757,772$597,357$1,350,153
68$1,695,831$760,118$582,583$1,433,250
69$1,832,926$761,483$566,219$1,523,640
70$1,982,873$761,785$548,176$1,622,054
71$2,146,949$760,935$528,363$1,729,298
72$2,326,559$758,842$506,684$1,846,263
73$2,523,248$755,405$483,038$1,973,930
74$2,738,720$750,521$457,321$2,113,380
75$2,974,850$744,077$429,422$2,265,807
76$3,233,704$735,956$399,227$2,432,529
77$3,517,557$726,033$366,616$2,614,996
78$3,828,914$714,175$331,464$2,814,812
79$4,170,536$700,242$293,640$3,033,741
80$4,545,461$684,085$253,009$3,273,734
81$4,957,040$665,547$209,426$3,536,938
82$5,408,960$644,460$162,743$3,825,725
83$5,905,284$620,649$112,805$4,142,707
84$6,450,488$593,926$59,449$4,490,767
85$7,049,503$564,094$2,507$4,873,084
86$7,707,762$530,944$0$5,293,165
87$8,431,248$494,254$0$5,757,984
88$9,226,554$453,791$0$6,269,041
89$10,100,944$409,309$0$6,830,913
90$11,062,420$360,545$0$7,448,797
91$12,119,799$307,224$0$8,128,421
92$13,282,794$249,054$0$8,876,099
93$14,562,109$185,727$0$9,698,797
94$15,969,534$116,917$0$10,604,191
95$17,518,062$42,282$0$11,600,745
96$19,222,009$0$0$12,697,792
97$21,097,148$0$0$13,920,464
98$23,160,856$0$0$15,284,076
99$25,432,285$0$0$16,785,004
100$27,932,534$0$0$18,437,197