Can I retire at age 56 with 664,000?

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 $664,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$54,832$54,344$53,868$53,402$52,948$52,179
2 years$27,145$26,639$26,149$25,674$25,213$24,440
3 years$17,917$17,409$16,920$16,450$15,996$15,243
4 years$13,304$12,797$12,314$11,851$11,409$10,681
5 years$10,537$10,033$9,556$9,103$8,673$7,972
6 years$8,692$8,193$7,723$7,280$6,862$6,191
7 years$7,376$6,880$6,418$5,985$5,581$4,938
8 years$6,389$5,898$5,443$5,021$4,630$4,016
9 years$5,621$5,135$4,688$4,276$3,899$3,314
10 years$5,008$4,526$4,087$3,686$3,322$2,765
11 years$4,506$4,030$3,598$3,208$2,857$2,327
12 years$4,088$3,617$3,193$2,814$2,476$1,973
13 years$3,735$3,268$2,853$2,484$2,159$1,682
14 years$3,433$2,971$2,563$2,205$1,893$1,441
15 years$3,171$2,714$2,314$1,967$1,666$1,240
16 years$2,942$2,490$2,098$1,761$1,473$1,070
17 years$2,740$2,293$1,909$1,582$1,306$926
18 years$2,561$2,119$1,743$1,426$1,161$803
19 years$2,401$1,964$1,596$1,288$1,035$698
20 years$2,257$1,825$1,464$1,167$924$608
21 years$2,127$1,700$1,347$1,059$827$530
22 years$2,009$1,587$1,241$963$742$463
23 years$1,901$1,484$1,146$877$666$405
24 years$1,802$1,390$1,060$800$598$354
25 years$1,712$1,305$982$730$538$310
26 years$1,628$1,226$911$668$485$272
27 years$1,551$1,154$846$611$437$238
28 years$1,480$1,088$786$560$395$209
29 years$1,413$1,026$732$514$356$184
30 years$1,352$969$681$471$322$161
31 years$1,294$916$635$433$291$142
32 years$1,240$867$593$398$263$125
33 years$1,189$821$553$366$238$110
34 years$1,142$778$517$337$216$96
35 years$1,097$738$483$310$195$85
36 years$1,055$700$452$285$177$75
37 years$1,015$665$423$263$160$66
38 years$977$632$396$242$145$58
39 years$942$601$371$223$132$51
40 years$908$572$348$206$120$45
41 years$876$544$326$190$109$39
42 years$845$518$306$176$98$35
43 years$816$494$287$162$89$31
44 years$789$471$270$150$81$27
45 years$763$449$253$138$74$24
46 years$738$428$238$128$67$21
47 years$714$409$223$118$61$18
48 years$691$390$210$109$55$16
49 years$669$373$197$101$50$14
50 years$648$356$186$93$45$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $664,000, adding $4,219 every year, while hoping to spend $58,570 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: 47/24/29 Blend
55$664,000$664,000$664,000$664,000
56$736,080$700,888$690,596$764,381
57$748,842$672,913$651,413$756,832
58$760,943$641,605$608,954$742,628
59$772,253$606,738$563,048$726,090
60$782,628$568,073$513,516$707,029
61$791,908$525,360$460,170$685,242
62$799,911$478,331$402,814$660,511
63$806,438$426,706$341,245$632,601
64$811,267$370,187$275,248$601,257
65$814,149$308,459$204,602$566,204
66$814,809$241,191$129,074$527,148
67$812,942$168,031$48,420$483,770
68$808,208$88,610$0$435,723
69$800,229$2,536$0$394,286
70$788,588$0$0$364,152
71$772,823$0$0$353,901
72$752,418$0$0$341,872
73$726,807$0$0$327,100
74$695,359$0$0$309,257
75$657,378$0$0$287,982
76$612,092$0$0$262,873
77$558,648$0$0$233,486
78$496,102$0$0$199,332
79$423,412$0$0$159,868
80$339,424$0$0$114,495
81$242,863$0$0$62,551
82$132,321$0$0$3,304
83$6,240$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