Can I retire at age 56 with 674,000?

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 $674,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$55,658$55,163$54,679$54,207$53,746$53,008
2 years$27,554$27,040$26,543$26,061$25,593$24,851
3 years$18,187$17,671$17,175$16,697$16,237$15,514
4 years$13,504$12,990$12,499$12,030$11,581$10,882
5 years$10,695$10,184$9,700$9,240$8,803$8,131
6 years$8,823$8,316$7,839$7,389$6,966$6,321
7 years$7,487$6,984$6,514$6,075$5,665$5,048
8 years$6,485$5,987$5,525$5,096$4,700$4,110
9 years$5,706$5,212$4,758$4,341$3,958$3,395
10 years$5,083$4,595$4,148$3,742$3,372$2,836
11 years$4,574$4,090$3,652$3,257$2,900$2,390
12 years$4,150$3,671$3,241$2,856$2,513$2,029
13 years$3,791$3,318$2,896$2,522$2,192$1,732
14 years$3,484$3,016$2,602$2,239$1,921$1,486
15 years$3,218$2,755$2,349$1,996$1,692$1,280
16 years$2,986$2,528$2,130$1,788$1,495$1,106
17 years$2,781$2,328$1,938$1,606$1,326$959
18 years$2,599$2,151$1,769$1,447$1,179$833
19 years$2,437$1,993$1,620$1,308$1,051$725
20 years$2,291$1,852$1,486$1,185$938$632
21 years$2,159$1,725$1,367$1,075$840$552
22 years$2,039$1,611$1,260$977$753$483
23 years$1,930$1,506$1,163$890$676$423
24 years$1,830$1,411$1,076$812$607$371
25 years$1,738$1,325$997$741$546$325
26 years$1,653$1,245$924$678$492$285
27 years$1,575$1,172$858$621$444$251
28 years$1,502$1,104$798$569$400$220
29 years$1,435$1,041$743$521$362$194
30 years$1,372$984$692$479$327$170
31 years$1,313$930$645$439$295$150
32 years$1,258$880$602$404$267$132
33 years$1,207$833$562$371$242$116
34 years$1,159$790$525$342$219$102
35 years$1,113$749$491$315$198$90
36 years$1,070$711$459$290$180$80
37 years$1,030$675$430$267$163$70
38 years$992$642$402$246$148$62
39 years$956$610$377$227$134$55
40 years$921$581$353$209$121$48
41 years$889$553$331$193$110$42
42 years$858$526$311$178$100$37
43 years$829$501$292$164$91$33
44 years$801$478$274$152$82$29
45 years$774$456$257$140$75$26
46 years$749$435$241$130$68$23
47 years$725$415$227$120$62$20
48 years$701$396$213$111$56$18
49 years$679$378$200$102$51$16
50 years$658$361$188$94$46$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $674,000, adding $6,325 every year, while hoping to spend $40,531 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: 51/33/16 Blend
55$674,000$674,000$674,000$674,000
56$749,272$713,550$703,103$783,901
57$782,573$705,390$683,533$800,207
58$817,913$695,471$661,948$813,166
59$855,456$683,664$638,239$826,361
60$895,382$669,834$612,290$839,829
61$937,891$653,835$583,981$853,609
62$983,197$635,515$553,186$867,751
63$1,031,539$614,711$519,773$882,310
64$1,083,175$591,250$483,605$897,349
65$1,138,390$564,953$444,537$912,941
66$1,197,496$535,626$402,419$929,171
67$1,260,835$503,066$357,094$946,135
68$1,328,782$467,058$308,399$963,942
69$1,401,749$427,376$256,162$982,717
70$1,480,188$383,778$200,204$1,002,600
71$1,564,595$336,010$140,338$1,023,753
72$1,655,514$283,805$76,370$1,046,356
73$1,753,543$226,879$8,096$1,070,614
74$1,859,341$164,932$0$1,096,757
75$1,973,628$97,648$0$1,136,102
76$2,097,199$24,694$0$1,180,079
77$2,230,925$0$0$1,227,671
78$2,375,765$0$0$1,299,001
79$2,532,774$0$0$1,386,101
80$2,703,110$0$0$1,480,656
81$2,888,047$0$0$1,583,381
82$3,088,989$0$0$1,695,062
83$3,307,478$0$0$1,816,565
84$3,545,209$0$0$1,948,842
85$3,804,051$0$0$2,092,942
86$4,086,058$0$0$2,250,017
87$4,393,489$0$0$2,421,338
88$4,728,835$0$0$2,608,300
89$5,094,833$0$0$2,812,442
90$5,494,498$0$0$3,035,457
91$5,931,148$0$0$3,279,207
92$6,408,438$0$0$3,545,746
93$6,930,389$0$0$3,837,331
94$7,501,430$0$0$4,156,450
95$8,126,437$0$0$4,505,842
96$8,810,781$0$0$4,888,524
97$9,560,375$0$0$5,307,816
98$10,381,730$0$0$5,767,378
99$11,282,019$0$0$6,271,236
100$12,269,140$0$0$6,823,829