Can I retire at age 56 with 727,000?

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 $727,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$60,035$59,500$58,978$58,469$57,972$56,410
2 years$29,720$29,167$28,630$28,110$27,606$26,044
3 years$19,617$19,061$18,526$18,010$17,514$16,000
4 years$14,566$14,012$13,482$12,976$12,491$11,037
5 years$11,536$10,985$10,463$9,966$9,496$8,106
6 years$9,517$8,970$8,455$7,970$7,514$6,189
7 years$8,075$7,533$7,026$6,553$6,111$4,852
8 years$6,995$6,457$5,959$5,497$5,069$3,875
9 years$6,155$5,622$5,132$4,682$4,269$3,138
10 years$5,483$4,956$4,475$4,036$3,637$2,569
11 years$4,934$4,412$3,939$3,513$3,128$2,120
12 years$4,476$3,960$3,496$3,081$2,711$1,762
13 years$4,089$3,579$3,124$2,720$2,364$1,472
14 years$3,758$3,253$2,806$2,415$2,072$1,234
15 years$3,472$2,972$2,534$2,153$1,825$1,039
16 years$3,221$2,726$2,297$1,928$1,613$877
17 years$3,000$2,511$2,090$1,732$1,430$743
18 years$2,804$2,320$1,908$1,561$1,271$630
19 years$2,628$2,150$1,747$1,411$1,133$535
20 years$2,471$1,998$1,603$1,278$1,012$455
21 years$2,328$1,861$1,475$1,160$906$388
22 years$2,199$1,737$1,359$1,054$812$330
23 years$2,081$1,625$1,255$960$729$282
24 years$1,973$1,522$1,161$876$655$241
25 years$1,874$1,429$1,075$800$589$206
26 years$1,783$1,343$997$731$531$176
27 years$1,699$1,264$926$669$479$150
28 years$1,620$1,191$861$613$432$129
29 years$1,548$1,123$801$562$390$110
30 years$1,480$1,061$746$516$352$94
31 years$1,417$1,003$695$474$319$81
32 years$1,357$949$649$436$288$69
33 years$1,302$899$606$401$261$59
34 years$1,250$852$566$369$236$51
35 years$1,201$808$529$339$214$44
36 years$1,155$767$495$312$194$37
37 years$1,111$728$463$288$176$32
38 years$1,070$692$434$265$159$27
39 years$1,031$658$407$245$144$24
40 years$994$626$381$226$131$20
41 years$959$596$357$208$119$17
42 years$926$568$335$192$108$15
43 years$894$541$315$177$98$13
44 years$864$516$295$164$89$11
45 years$835$492$277$151$81$9
46 years$808$469$260$140$73$8
47 years$782$448$245$129$66$7
48 years$757$427$230$119$60$6
49 years$733$408$216$110$55$5
50 years$710$390$203$102$50$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $727,000, adding $6,416 every year, while hoping to spend $48,837 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: 59/16/25 Blend
55$727,000$727,000$727,000$727,000
56$807,772$769,241$757,973$849,642
57$838,203$754,972$731,402$864,643
58$870,100$738,366$702,305$875,202
59$903,563$719,259$670,545$885,675
60$938,698$697,474$635,980$896,064
61$975,620$672,825$598,460$906,376
62$1,014,454$645,115$557,830$916,619
63$1,055,339$614,136$513,927$926,804
64$1,098,422$579,667$466,583$936,949
65$1,143,867$541,476$415,618$947,073
66$1,191,848$499,315$360,849$957,203
67$1,242,560$452,925$302,081$967,370
68$1,296,213$402,030$239,112$977,613
69$1,353,036$346,339$171,731$987,977
70$1,413,280$285,544$99,719$998,518
71$1,477,219$219,320$22,844$1,009,300
72$1,545,154$147,325$0$1,020,398
73$1,617,411$69,196$0$1,047,690
74$1,694,350$0$0$1,083,018
75$1,776,364$0$0$1,123,189
76$1,863,882$0$0$1,179,091
77$1,957,377$0$0$1,238,848
78$2,057,365$0$0$1,302,793
79$2,164,412$0$0$1,371,295
80$2,279,140$0$0$1,444,755
81$2,402,229$0$0$1,523,617
82$2,534,428$0$0$1,608,365
83$2,676,557$0$0$1,699,531
84$2,829,518$0$0$1,797,701
85$2,994,299$0$0$1,903,515
86$3,171,986$0$0$2,017,679
87$3,363,775$0$0$2,140,969
88$3,570,975$0$0$2,274,235
89$3,795,030$0$0$2,418,413
90$4,037,521$0$0$2,574,531
91$4,300,192$0$0$2,743,721
92$4,584,957$0$0$2,927,226
93$4,893,922$0$0$3,126,413
94$5,229,402$0$0$3,342,787
95$5,593,944$0$0$3,578,001
96$5,990,351$0$0$3,833,876
97$6,421,704$0$0$4,112,414
98$6,891,396$0$0$4,415,819
99$7,403,160$0$0$4,746,515
100$7,961,101$0$0$5,107,171