Can I retire at age 56 with 693,000?

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:
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 $693,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$57,227$56,718$56,220$55,735$55,261$53,991
2 years$28,330$27,803$27,291$26,796$26,315$25,042
3 years$18,699$18,169$17,659$17,168$16,695$15,460
4 years$13,885$13,356$12,851$12,369$11,907$10,719
5 years$10,997$10,472$9,973$9,500$9,052$7,913
6 years$9,072$8,551$8,060$7,598$7,162$6,075
7 years$7,698$7,181$6,698$6,246$5,825$4,789
8 years$6,668$6,155$5,680$5,240$4,832$3,848
9 years$5,867$5,359$4,892$4,463$4,069$3,135
10 years$5,226$4,724$4,265$3,847$3,467$2,582
11 years$4,703$4,206$3,755$3,348$2,982$2,145
12 years$4,267$3,775$3,333$2,937$2,584$1,794
13 years$3,898$3,411$2,977$2,593$2,253$1,508
14 years$3,583$3,101$2,675$2,302$1,975$1,274
15 years$3,309$2,833$2,415$2,053$1,739$1,080
16 years$3,070$2,599$2,190$1,838$1,537$918
17 years$2,860$2,393$1,993$1,651$1,363$783
18 years$2,673$2,212$1,819$1,488$1,212$669
19 years$2,506$2,050$1,665$1,345$1,080$573
20 years$2,355$1,905$1,528$1,218$965$491
21 years$2,220$1,774$1,406$1,105$863$421
22 years$2,096$1,656$1,296$1,005$774$362
23 years$1,984$1,549$1,196$915$695$311
24 years$1,881$1,451$1,106$835$624$268
25 years$1,787$1,362$1,025$762$562$231
26 years$1,700$1,280$950$697$506$199
27 years$1,619$1,205$882$638$456$172
28 years$1,545$1,135$820$585$412$148
29 years$1,475$1,071$763$536$372$128
30 years$1,411$1,011$711$492$336$110
31 years$1,350$956$663$452$304$95
32 years$1,294$905$619$415$275$82
33 years$1,241$857$578$382$249$71
34 years$1,191$812$540$351$225$61
35 years$1,145$770$505$323$204$53
36 years$1,101$731$472$298$185$46
37 years$1,059$694$442$274$167$40
38 years$1,020$660$414$253$152$34
39 years$983$627$388$233$138$30
40 years$947$597$363$215$125$26
41 years$914$568$341$198$113$22
42 years$882$541$320$183$103$19
43 years$852$516$300$169$93$17
44 years$823$491$281$156$85$14
45 years$796$469$264$144$77$12
46 years$770$447$248$133$70$11
47 years$745$427$233$123$63$9
48 years$721$407$219$114$58$8
49 years$698$389$206$105$52$7
50 years$677$372$194$97$47$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $693,000, adding $4,785 every year, while hoping to spend $37,265 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: 37/40/23 Blend
55$693,000$693,000$693,000$693,000
56$768,622$731,893$721,151$791,600
57$807,371$728,106$705,660$805,029
58$848,825$722,884$688,401$815,719
59$893,218$716,119$669,276$826,518
60$940,810$707,693$648,180$837,460
61$991,886$697,483$625,008$848,583
62$1,046,758$685,359$599,645$859,932
63$1,105,769$671,183$571,974$871,562
64$1,169,294$654,807$541,872$883,535
65$1,237,746$636,078$509,210$895,924
66$1,311,581$614,830$473,852$908,813
67$1,391,295$590,890$435,659$922,299
68$1,477,437$564,073$394,484$936,494
69$1,570,609$534,186$350,172$951,524
70$1,671,472$501,022$302,564$967,536
71$1,780,754$464,364$251,492$984,694
72$1,899,255$423,982$196,781$1,003,187
73$2,027,854$379,632$138,248$1,023,229
74$2,167,519$331,057$75,703$1,045,060
75$2,319,313$277,987$8,947$1,068,954
76$2,484,408$220,133$0$1,095,217
77$2,664,091$157,193$0$1,139,485
78$2,859,779$88,846$0$1,190,196
79$3,073,032$14,755$0$1,245,645
80$3,305,566$0$0$1,306,383
81$3,559,269$0$0$1,401,824
82$3,836,221$0$0$1,513,191
83$4,138,710$0$0$1,634,922
84$4,469,256$0$0$1,768,042
85$4,830,631$0$0$1,913,680
86$5,225,891$0$0$2,073,080
87$5,658,397$0$0$2,247,612
88$6,131,852$0$0$2,438,783
89$6,650,333$0$0$2,648,254
90$7,218,329$0$0$2,877,853
91$7,840,785$0$0$3,129,594
92$8,523,146$0$0$3,405,697
93$9,271,411$0$0$3,708,604
94$10,092,183$0$0$4,041,007
95$10,992,740$0$0$4,405,870
96$11,981,095$0$0$4,806,458
97$13,066,076$0$0$5,246,368
98$14,257,407$0$0$5,729,564
99$15,565,798$0$0$6,260,409
100$17,003,051$0$0$6,843,714