Can I retire at age 56 with 670,000?

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 $670,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$55,328$54,835$54,354$53,885$53,427$51,287
2 years$27,390$26,880$26,386$25,906$25,441$23,312
3 years$18,079$17,566$17,073$16,598$16,141$14,090
4 years$13,424$12,913$12,425$11,958$11,512$9,554
5 years$10,632$10,124$9,642$9,185$8,751$6,892
6 years$8,771$8,267$7,792$7,345$6,924$5,165
7 years$7,442$6,943$6,476$6,039$5,631$3,971
8 years$6,446$5,951$5,492$5,066$4,672$3,108
9 years$5,672$5,182$4,730$4,315$3,934$2,466
10 years$5,053$4,567$4,124$3,720$3,352$1,976
11 years$4,547$4,066$3,630$3,237$2,883$1,595
12 years$4,125$3,649$3,222$2,839$2,498$1,296
13 years$3,769$3,298$2,879$2,507$2,179$1,058
14 years$3,464$2,998$2,586$2,225$1,910$866
15 years$3,199$2,739$2,335$1,985$1,682$712
16 years$2,968$2,513$2,117$1,777$1,486$587
17 years$2,765$2,314$1,927$1,597$1,318$484
18 years$2,584$2,138$1,759$1,439$1,172$400
19 years$2,422$1,982$1,610$1,300$1,044$331
20 years$2,277$1,841$1,478$1,178$933$275
21 years$2,146$1,715$1,359$1,069$835$228
22 years$2,027$1,601$1,253$972$748$189
23 years$1,918$1,497$1,157$885$672$157
24 years$1,819$1,403$1,070$807$604$131
25 years$1,727$1,317$991$737$543$109
26 years$1,643$1,237$919$674$489$90
27 years$1,565$1,165$853$617$441$75
28 years$1,493$1,097$793$565$398$63
29 years$1,426$1,035$738$518$359$52
30 years$1,364$978$688$476$325$43
31 years$1,306$924$641$437$294$36
32 years$1,251$875$598$401$266$30
33 years$1,200$828$558$369$240$25
34 years$1,152$785$522$340$218$21
35 years$1,107$745$488$313$197$17
36 years$1,064$707$456$288$179$14
37 years$1,024$671$427$265$162$12
38 years$986$638$400$245$147$10
39 years$950$607$375$226$133$8
40 years$916$577$351$208$121$7
41 years$884$549$329$192$110$6
42 years$853$523$309$177$99$5
43 years$824$498$290$163$90$4
44 years$796$475$272$151$82$3
45 years$770$453$255$139$74$3
46 years$744$432$240$129$67$2
47 years$720$412$225$119$61$2
48 years$697$394$212$110$56$2
49 years$675$376$199$102$51$1
50 years$654$359$187$94$46$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $670,000, adding $6,086 every year, while hoping to spend $22,080 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: 45/48/7 Blend
55$670,000$670,000$670,000$670,000
56$744,618$709,108$698,723$776,404
57$797,076$720,361$698,637$810,215
58$854,145$731,426$697,808$844,080
59$916,271$742,269$696,189$880,286
60$983,947$752,857$693,727$919,056
61$1,057,714$763,151$690,371$960,635
62$1,138,167$773,112$686,065$1,005,296
63$1,225,962$782,696$680,750$1,053,337
64$1,321,821$791,859$674,366$1,105,090
65$1,426,538$800,552$666,849$1,160,918
66$1,540,988$808,722$658,131$1,221,225
67$1,666,133$816,314$648,143$1,286,455
68$1,803,034$823,268$636,812$1,357,098
69$1,952,858$829,523$624,059$1,433,698
70$2,116,891$835,011$609,806$1,516,850
71$2,296,547$839,660$593,968$1,607,216
72$2,493,386$843,394$576,457$1,705,524
73$2,709,124$846,133$557,181$1,812,578
74$2,945,651$847,791$536,044$1,929,265
75$3,205,051$848,276$512,945$2,056,564
76$3,489,616$847,491$487,778$2,195,557
77$3,801,873$845,334$460,435$2,347,437
78$4,144,604$841,696$430,799$2,513,520
79$4,520,875$836,459$398,752$2,695,259
80$4,934,060$829,502$364,166$2,894,258
81$5,387,881$820,694$326,912$3,112,285
82$5,886,433$809,897$286,852$3,351,294
83$6,434,231$796,963$243,843$3,613,439
84$7,036,246$781,739$197,736$3,901,096
85$7,697,958$764,058$148,375$4,216,888
86$8,425,401$743,748$95,596$4,563,708
87$9,225,223$720,623$39,231$4,944,750
88$10,104,751$694,489$0$5,363,533
89$11,072,056$665,139$0$5,825,507
90$12,136,029$632,354$0$6,336,622
91$13,306,468$595,904$0$6,898,688
92$14,594,168$555,543$0$7,516,934
93$16,011,021$511,013$0$8,197,129
94$17,570,134$462,041$0$8,945,634
95$19,285,945$408,339$0$9,769,462
96$21,174,364$349,600$0$10,676,352
97$23,252,920$285,502$0$11,674,832
98$25,540,932$215,704$0$12,774,311
99$28,059,680$139,848$0$13,985,162
100$30,832,619$57,552$0$15,318,823