Can I retire at age 56 with 697,000?

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 $697,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$57,558$57,045$56,545$56,056$55,580$54,547
2 years$28,494$27,963$27,449$26,950$26,467$25,430
3 years$18,807$18,274$17,761$17,267$16,791$15,783
4 years$13,965$13,434$12,926$12,440$11,976$11,004
5 years$11,060$10,532$10,031$9,555$9,104$8,171
6 years$9,124$8,600$8,106$7,641$7,204$6,310
7 years$7,742$7,222$6,736$6,282$5,858$5,006
8 years$6,706$6,191$5,713$5,270$4,860$4,047
9 years$5,901$5,390$4,921$4,489$4,093$3,320
10 years$5,257$4,751$4,290$3,870$3,487$2,753
11 years$4,730$4,230$3,777$3,368$2,999$2,303
12 years$4,291$3,796$3,352$2,954$2,599$1,940
13 years$3,921$3,431$2,995$2,608$2,266$1,643
14 years$3,603$3,119$2,691$2,315$1,987$1,398
15 years$3,328$2,849$2,429$2,065$1,749$1,194
16 years$3,088$2,614$2,203$1,849$1,546$1,024
17 years$2,876$2,407$2,004$1,661$1,371$880
18 years$2,688$2,224$1,830$1,497$1,219$757
19 years$2,520$2,062$1,675$1,353$1,086$654
20 years$2,369$1,916$1,537$1,225$970$565
21 years$2,232$1,784$1,414$1,112$868$489
22 years$2,108$1,666$1,303$1,011$778$424
23 years$1,995$1,558$1,203$921$699$368
24 years$1,892$1,460$1,113$840$628$319
25 years$1,797$1,370$1,031$767$565$277
26 years$1,709$1,287$956$701$509$241
27 years$1,628$1,212$888$642$459$210
28 years$1,553$1,142$825$588$414$183
29 years$1,484$1,077$768$539$374$159
30 years$1,419$1,017$715$495$338$139
31 years$1,358$962$667$454$305$121
32 years$1,301$910$622$418$276$105
33 years$1,248$862$581$384$250$92
34 years$1,198$817$543$353$226$80
35 years$1,151$775$507$325$205$70
36 years$1,107$735$475$300$186$61
37 years$1,065$698$444$276$168$53
38 years$1,026$664$416$254$153$46
39 years$988$631$390$235$138$40
40 years$953$600$365$216$126$35
41 years$919$571$343$200$114$31
42 years$887$544$321$184$103$27
43 years$857$519$302$170$94$23
44 years$828$494$283$157$85$21
45 years$801$471$266$145$77$18
46 years$774$450$250$134$70$16
47 years$749$429$235$124$64$14
48 years$725$410$220$114$58$12
49 years$702$391$207$106$53$10
50 years$681$374$195$98$48$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $697,000, adding $5,148 every year, while hoping to spend $32,449 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: 77/15/8 Blend
55$697,000$697,000$697,000$697,000
56$773,404$736,463$725,660$831,674
57$817,766$738,024$715,444$872,246
58$865,565$738,575$703,798$912,025
59$917,118$738,030$690,640$954,696
60$972,772$736,301$675,885$1,000,531
61$1,032,909$733,294$659,442$1,049,833
62$1,097,949$728,909$641,216$1,102,934
63$1,168,353$723,039$621,110$1,160,201
64$1,244,628$715,571$599,020$1,222,038
65$1,327,332$706,386$574,840$1,288,891
66$1,417,078$695,357$548,455$1,361,251
67$1,514,541$682,350$519,749$1,439,659
68$1,620,461$667,223$488,598$1,524,712
69$1,735,656$649,824$454,873$1,617,069
70$1,861,023$629,996$418,442$1,717,455
71$1,997,549$607,568$379,162$1,826,671
72$2,146,323$582,362$336,887$1,945,598
73$2,308,539$554,189$291,464$2,075,211
74$2,485,516$522,850$242,733$2,216,580
75$2,678,701$488,132$190,528$2,370,889
76$2,889,690$449,812$134,672$2,539,443
77$3,120,240$407,655$74,986$2,723,679
78$3,372,284$361,409$11,277$2,925,183
79$3,647,951$310,812$0$3,145,704
80$3,949,583$255,583$0$3,392,010
81$4,279,763$195,429$0$3,662,729
82$4,641,332$130,038$0$3,959,259
83$5,037,419$59,081$0$4,284,203
84$5,471,471$0$0$4,640,433
85$5,947,285$0$0$5,034,047
86$6,469,039$0$0$5,476,384
87$7,041,339$0$0$5,961,598
88$7,669,256$0$0$6,493,993
89$8,358,376$0$0$7,078,308
90$9,114,852$0$0$7,719,764
91$9,945,462$0$0$8,424,112
92$10,857,673$0$0$9,197,687
93$11,859,709$0$0$10,047,467
94$12,960,631$0$0$10,981,140
95$14,170,422$0$0$12,007,177
96$15,500,076$0$0$13,134,906
97$16,961,710$0$0$14,374,609
98$18,568,670$0$0$15,737,610
99$20,335,662$0$0$17,236,385
100$22,278,886$0$0$18,884,682