Can I retire at age 56 with 701,000?

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 $701,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$57,888$57,372$56,869$56,378$55,899$54,592
2 years$28,657$28,124$27,606$27,105$26,618$25,309
3 years$18,915$18,379$17,863$17,366$16,888$15,617
4 years$14,045$13,511$13,000$12,511$12,045$10,822
5 years$11,124$10,592$10,088$9,610$9,156$7,985
6 years$9,177$8,650$8,153$7,685$7,245$6,127
7 years$7,787$7,264$6,775$6,318$5,892$4,827
8 years$6,745$6,226$5,746$5,300$4,888$3,876
9 years$5,934$5,421$4,949$4,515$4,116$3,156
10 years$5,287$4,779$4,315$3,892$3,507$2,598
11 years$4,757$4,254$3,798$3,387$3,016$2,157
12 years$4,316$3,818$3,371$2,971$2,614$1,803
13 years$3,943$3,451$3,012$2,623$2,279$1,515
14 years$3,624$3,136$2,706$2,328$1,998$1,279
15 years$3,347$2,865$2,443$2,076$1,759$1,083
16 years$3,106$2,629$2,215$1,859$1,555$920
17 years$2,893$2,421$2,016$1,670$1,379$784
18 years$2,703$2,237$1,840$1,505$1,226$669
19 years$2,534$2,073$1,685$1,360$1,093$572
20 years$2,382$1,927$1,546$1,232$976$490
21 years$2,245$1,795$1,422$1,118$873$421
22 years$2,121$1,675$1,311$1,017$783$361
23 years$2,007$1,567$1,210$926$703$310
24 years$1,903$1,468$1,119$844$632$267
25 years$1,807$1,378$1,037$771$568$230
26 years$1,719$1,295$961$705$512$198
27 years$1,638$1,219$893$645$462$170
28 years$1,562$1,148$830$591$417$147
29 years$1,492$1,083$772$542$376$127
30 years$1,427$1,023$719$498$340$109
31 years$1,366$967$671$457$307$94
32 years$1,309$915$626$420$278$81
33 years$1,255$867$584$386$252$70
34 years$1,205$821$546$355$228$61
35 years$1,158$779$510$327$206$52
36 years$1,113$739$477$301$187$45
37 years$1,071$702$447$278$169$39
38 years$1,032$667$418$256$154$34
39 years$994$635$392$236$139$29
40 years$958$604$367$218$126$25
41 years$925$575$345$201$115$22
42 years$892$547$323$185$104$19
43 years$862$522$303$171$94$16
44 years$833$497$285$158$86$14
45 years$805$474$267$146$78$12
46 years$779$452$251$135$71$10
47 years$754$432$236$124$64$9
48 years$729$412$222$115$58$8
49 years$706$393$208$106$53$7
50 years$684$376$196$98$48$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $701,000, adding $4,508 every year, while hoping to spend $49,072 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: 69/15/16 Blend
55$701,000$701,000$701,000$701,000
56$777,152$739,999$729,134$827,553
57$804,209$724,047$701,347$845,746
58$832,382$705,668$670,985$859,392
59$861,731$684,692$637,910$873,080
60$892,324$660,939$601,977$886,809
61$924,233$634,217$563,035$900,577
62$957,535$604,323$520,926$914,387
63$992,312$571,044$475,486$928,240
64$1,028,656$534,153$426,543$942,142
65$1,066,664$493,411$373,917$956,099
66$1,106,440$448,565$317,420$970,120
67$1,148,100$399,347$256,856$984,219
68$1,191,766$345,475$192,020$998,410
69$1,237,572$286,650$122,699$1,012,713
70$1,285,665$222,556$48,670$1,027,154
71$1,336,201$152,860$0$1,041,760
72$1,389,354$77,210$0$1,061,746
73$1,445,309$0$0$1,091,179
74$1,504,270$0$0$1,122,620
75$1,566,459$0$0$1,169,239
76$1,632,116$0$0$1,218,475
77$1,701,506$0$0$1,270,527
78$1,774,915$0$0$1,325,613
79$1,852,658$0$0$1,383,971
80$1,935,076$0$0$1,445,861
81$2,022,545$0$0$1,511,566
82$2,115,473$0$0$1,581,397
83$2,214,309$0$0$1,655,694
84$2,319,542$0$0$1,734,829
85$2,431,709$0$0$1,819,208
86$2,551,399$0$0$1,909,278
87$2,679,253$0$0$2,005,528
88$2,815,978$0$0$2,108,492
89$2,962,348$0$0$2,218,757
90$3,119,211$0$0$2,336,969
91$3,287,496$0$0$2,463,834
92$3,468,226$0$0$2,600,126
93$3,662,520$0$0$2,746,696
94$3,871,609$0$0$2,904,480
95$4,096,844$0$0$3,074,502
96$4,339,709$0$0$3,257,891
97$4,601,832$0$0$3,455,883
98$4,885,006$0$0$3,669,840
99$5,191,197$0$0$3,901,257
100$5,522,570$0$0$4,151,776