Can I retire at age 56 with 683,000?

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 $683,000?

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$56,402$55,899$55,409$54,931$54,463$53,716
2 years$27,922$27,402$26,898$26,409$25,935$25,183
3 years$18,429$17,907$17,404$16,920$16,454$15,722
4 years$13,684$13,164$12,666$12,190$11,735$11,027
5 years$10,838$10,320$9,829$9,363$8,921$8,240
6 years$8,941$8,427$7,944$7,488$7,059$6,405
7 years$7,587$7,077$6,601$6,156$5,741$5,115
8 years$6,571$6,067$5,598$5,164$4,762$4,165
9 years$5,782$5,282$4,822$4,399$4,011$3,440
10 years$5,151$4,656$4,204$3,792$3,417$2,874
11 years$4,635$4,145$3,701$3,300$2,939$2,422
12 years$4,205$3,720$3,284$2,895$2,547$2,056
13 years$3,842$3,362$2,934$2,555$2,221$1,755
14 years$3,531$3,056$2,637$2,268$1,947$1,506
15 years$3,261$2,792$2,381$2,023$1,714$1,297
16 years$3,026$2,561$2,158$1,811$1,515$1,121
17 years$2,818$2,359$1,964$1,628$1,343$971
18 years$2,634$2,180$1,793$1,467$1,194$844
19 years$2,469$2,020$1,641$1,325$1,065$735
20 years$2,321$1,877$1,506$1,200$951$641
21 years$2,188$1,749$1,385$1,089$851$560
22 years$2,066$1,632$1,277$991$763$489
23 years$1,955$1,527$1,179$902$685$429
24 years$1,854$1,430$1,090$823$615$376
25 years$1,761$1,342$1,010$751$554$329
26 years$1,675$1,261$937$687$499$289
27 years$1,596$1,187$870$629$450$254
28 years$1,522$1,119$809$576$406$223
29 years$1,454$1,055$752$528$366$196
30 years$1,390$997$701$485$331$173
31 years$1,331$942$653$445$299$152
32 years$1,275$892$610$409$271$134
33 years$1,223$844$569$376$245$118
34 years$1,174$800$532$346$222$104
35 years$1,128$759$497$319$201$92
36 years$1,085$720$465$294$182$81
37 years$1,044$684$435$271$165$71
38 years$1,005$650$408$249$150$63
39 years$968$618$382$230$136$55
40 years$934$588$358$212$123$49
41 years$901$560$336$196$112$43
42 years$870$533$315$181$101$38
43 years$840$508$296$167$92$33
44 years$812$484$277$154$83$29
45 years$785$462$260$142$76$26
46 years$759$441$245$131$69$23
47 years$734$420$230$121$62$20
48 years$711$401$216$112$57$18
49 years$688$383$203$104$52$16
50 years$667$366$191$96$47$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $683,000, adding $5,902 every year, while hoping to spend $59,325 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: 71/21/8 Blend
55$683,000$683,000$683,000$683,000
56$758,754$722,555$711,968$811,182
57$773,025$694,839$672,698$818,905
58$786,764$663,776$630,124$819,462
59$799,854$629,141$584,072$818,441
60$812,163$590,692$534,363$815,673
61$823,545$548,178$480,805$810,971
62$833,837$501,329$423,203$804,133
63$842,857$449,863$361,349$794,937
64$850,403$393,480$295,028$783,142
65$856,247$331,864$224,015$768,481
66$860,140$264,681$148,075$750,665
67$861,801$191,577$66,962$729,379
68$860,920$112,180$0$704,275
69$857,152$26,095$0$676,650
70$850,115$0$0$650,623
71$839,385$0$0$635,550
72$824,491$0$0$623,229
73$804,912$0$0$607,221
74$780,070$0$0$587,074
75$749,325$0$0$562,285
76$711,970$0$0$532,302
77$667,219$0$0$496,508
78$614,208$0$0$454,226
79$551,975$0$0$404,705
80$479,461$0$0$347,112
81$395,493$0$0$280,531
82$298,774$0$0$203,945
83$187,873$0$0$116,235
84$61,206$0$0$16,159
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