Can I retire at age 56 with 744,000?

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 $744,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$61,439$60,892$60,358$59,836$59,328$59,078
2 years$30,415$29,849$29,300$28,768$28,251$27,999
3 years$20,075$19,507$18,959$18,432$17,924$17,677
4 years$14,907$14,339$13,797$13,279$12,783$12,544
5 years$11,806$11,242$10,707$10,200$9,718$9,486
6 years$9,740$9,180$8,653$8,157$7,689$7,466
7 years$8,264$7,709$7,191$6,706$6,253$6,039
8 years$7,158$6,608$6,098$5,626$5,188$4,981
9 years$6,298$5,754$5,252$4,792$4,369$4,171
10 years$5,611$5,072$4,579$4,130$3,723$3,533
11 years$5,049$4,515$4,031$3,595$3,202$3,020
12 years$4,581$4,052$3,578$3,153$2,774$2,601
13 years$4,185$3,662$3,197$2,784$2,419$2,254
14 years$3,846$3,329$2,872$2,471$2,121$1,963
15 years$3,553$3,041$2,593$2,204$1,867$1,717
16 years$3,296$2,790$2,351$1,973$1,650$1,507
17 years$3,070$2,570$2,139$1,773$1,463$1,328
18 years$2,869$2,374$1,953$1,598$1,301$1,172
19 years$2,690$2,201$1,788$1,444$1,160$1,038
20 years$2,529$2,045$1,641$1,308$1,036$920
21 years$2,383$1,905$1,509$1,187$927$818
22 years$2,251$1,778$1,391$1,079$831$727
23 years$2,130$1,663$1,284$983$746$648
24 years$2,020$1,558$1,188$896$670$578
25 years$1,918$1,462$1,100$818$603$516
26 years$1,825$1,374$1,020$748$543$462
27 years$1,738$1,293$947$685$490$413
28 years$1,658$1,219$881$628$442$370
29 years$1,584$1,150$820$576$399$331
30 years$1,514$1,086$763$528$361$297
31 years$1,450$1,026$712$485$326$266
32 years$1,389$971$664$446$295$239
33 years$1,332$920$620$410$267$214
34 years$1,279$872$579$377$242$193
35 years$1,229$827$542$347$219$173
36 years$1,182$785$507$320$198$155
37 years$1,137$745$474$295$180$140
38 years$1,095$708$444$272$163$126
39 years$1,055$674$416$250$148$113
40 years$1,017$641$390$231$134$102
41 years$981$610$366$213$122$91
42 years$947$581$343$197$110$82
43 years$915$553$322$182$100$74
44 years$884$528$302$168$91$67
45 years$855$503$284$155$83$60
46 years$827$480$266$143$75$54
47 years$800$458$250$132$68$49
48 years$774$437$235$122$62$44
49 years$750$418$221$113$56$39
50 years$726$399$208$104$51$35

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $744,000, adding $2,077 every year, while hoping to spend $29,862 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: 51/40/9 Blend
55$744,000$744,000$744,000$744,000
56$822,030$782,598$771,066$861,937
57$874,105$789,173$765,124$895,941
58$930,489$795,068$757,982$929,514
59$991,593$800,221$749,568$965,312
60$1,057,865$804,560$739,808$1,003,551
61$1,129,797$808,014$728,622$1,044,469
62$1,207,934$810,505$715,928$1,088,332
63$1,292,872$811,948$701,641$1,135,433
64$1,385,268$812,257$685,669$1,186,095
65$1,485,845$811,337$667,918$1,240,677
66$1,595,399$809,089$648,291$1,299,576
67$1,714,803$805,409$626,682$1,363,228
68$1,845,022$800,183$602,985$1,432,118
69$1,987,116$793,293$577,086$1,506,783
70$2,142,251$784,614$548,868$1,587,814
71$2,311,712$774,011$518,207$1,675,865
72$2,496,913$761,344$484,973$1,771,661
73$2,699,411$746,463$449,032$1,876,000
74$2,920,919$729,208$410,243$1,989,767
75$3,163,326$709,413$368,460$2,113,939
76$3,428,710$686,898$323,527$2,249,593
77$3,719,358$661,476$275,285$2,397,924
78$4,037,791$632,947$223,566$2,560,247
79$4,386,785$601,100$168,194$2,738,019
80$4,769,396$565,713$108,988$2,932,846
81$5,188,991$526,549$45,756$3,146,505
82$5,649,278$483,360$0$3,380,955
83$6,154,340$435,881$0$3,640,450
84$6,708,678$383,834$0$3,930,119
85$7,317,246$326,925$0$4,248,224
86$7,985,502$264,841$0$4,597,704
87$8,719,461$197,256$0$4,981,799
88$9,525,745$123,821$0$5,404,087
89$10,411,653$44,170$0$5,868,515
90$11,385,223$0$0$6,379,440
91$12,455,313$0$0$6,960,190
92$13,631,678$0$0$7,620,072
93$14,925,070$0$0$8,345,686
94$16,347,330$0$0$9,143,686
95$17,911,508$0$0$10,021,405
96$19,631,980$0$0$10,986,920
97$21,524,586$0$0$12,049,133
98$23,606,776$0$0$13,217,850
99$25,897,781$0$0$14,503,877
100$28,418,786$0$0$15,919,119