Can I retire at age 56 with 700,000?

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 $700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$57,805$57,290$56,788$56,298$55,819$54,939
2 years$28,617$28,084$27,567$27,066$26,580$25,697
3 years$18,888$18,353$17,838$17,342$16,864$16,003
4 years$14,025$13,491$12,981$12,494$12,027$11,197
5 years$11,108$10,577$10,074$9,596$9,143$8,344
6 years$9,164$8,637$8,141$7,674$7,235$6,469
7 years$7,776$7,254$6,765$6,309$5,884$5,152
8 years$6,735$6,218$5,738$5,293$4,881$4,182
9 years$5,926$5,414$4,942$4,508$4,111$3,445
10 years$5,279$4,772$4,308$3,886$3,502$2,869
11 years$4,750$4,248$3,793$3,382$3,012$2,410
12 years$4,310$3,813$3,366$2,967$2,610$2,039
13 years$3,938$3,446$3,008$2,619$2,276$1,736
14 years$3,619$3,132$2,702$2,325$1,995$1,484
15 years$3,343$2,861$2,440$2,073$1,757$1,274
16 years$3,101$2,625$2,212$1,857$1,553$1,097
17 years$2,889$2,418$2,013$1,668$1,377$947
18 years$2,700$2,234$1,837$1,503$1,224$820
19 years$2,531$2,070$1,682$1,358$1,091$711
20 years$2,379$1,924$1,544$1,230$975$618
21 years$2,242$1,792$1,420$1,117$872$538
22 years$2,117$1,673$1,309$1,015$782$468
23 years$2,004$1,565$1,208$925$702$409
24 years$1,900$1,466$1,118$843$631$357
25 years$1,805$1,376$1,035$770$568$312
26 years$1,717$1,293$960$704$511$273
27 years$1,635$1,217$891$645$461$238
28 years$1,560$1,147$829$591$416$209
29 years$1,490$1,082$771$542$376$183
30 years$1,425$1,021$718$497$339$160
31 years$1,364$966$670$456$307$140
32 years$1,307$914$625$419$278$123
33 years$1,254$865$583$386$251$108
34 years$1,203$820$545$355$227$95
35 years$1,156$778$510$327$206$83
36 years$1,112$738$477$301$187$73
37 years$1,070$701$446$277$169$64
38 years$1,030$666$418$256$153$56
39 years$993$634$391$236$139$49
40 years$957$603$367$217$126$43
41 years$923$574$344$201$114$38
42 years$891$547$323$185$104$33
43 years$861$521$303$171$94$29
44 years$832$496$284$158$86$26
45 years$804$473$267$146$78$23
46 years$778$452$251$135$70$20
47 years$753$431$236$124$64$17
48 years$728$411$221$115$58$15
49 years$705$393$208$106$53$13
50 years$683$375$196$98$48$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $700,000, adding $3,048 every year, while hoping to spend $49,732 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: 24/48/28 Blend
55$700,000$700,000$700,000$700,000
56$774,544$737,444$726,594$786,251
57$800,633$720,664$698,020$779,650
58$827,716$701,396$666,823$768,178
59$855,843$679,463$632,861$754,845
60$885,065$654,683$595,988$739,527
61$915,438$626,859$556,050$722,098
62$947,022$595,785$512,887$702,423
63$979,882$561,242$466,332$680,360
64$1,014,085$522,998$416,210$655,761
65$1,049,707$480,810$362,338$628,468
66$1,086,825$434,418$304,524$598,319
67$1,125,526$383,549$242,571$565,139
68$1,165,902$327,915$176,269$528,749
69$1,208,052$267,210$105,402$488,958
70$1,252,082$201,113$29,742$445,566
71$1,298,109$129,282$0$398,364
72$1,346,258$51,359$0$362,371
73$1,396,664$0$0$332,591
74$1,449,474$0$0$317,417
75$1,504,846$0$0$329,985
76$1,562,953$0$0$343,211
77$1,623,982$0$0$357,142
78$1,688,137$0$0$371,830
79$1,755,639$0$0$387,331
80$1,826,728$0$0$403,707
81$1,901,667$0$0$421,025
82$1,980,741$0$0$439,358
83$2,064,262$0$0$458,786
84$2,152,568$0$0$479,395
85$2,246,030$0$0$501,281
86$2,345,054$0$0$524,550
87$2,450,081$0$0$549,314
88$2,561,594$0$0$575,698
89$2,680,122$0$0$603,840
90$2,806,243$0$0$633,889
91$2,940,590$0$0$666,009
92$3,083,856$0$0$700,381
93$3,236,800$0$0$737,202
94$3,400,253$0$0$776,688
95$3,575,128$0$0$819,076
96$3,762,423$0$0$864,628
97$3,963,236$0$0$913,630
98$4,178,768$0$0$966,395
99$4,410,340$0$0$1,023,269
100$4,659,400$0$0$1,084,630