Can I retire at age 56 with 747,000?

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 $747,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$61,687$61,137$60,601$60,078$59,567$58,749
2 years$30,538$29,969$29,418$28,884$28,365$27,543
3 years$20,156$19,585$19,035$18,506$17,996$17,195
4 years$14,967$14,397$13,853$13,333$12,835$12,061
5 years$11,854$11,288$10,750$10,241$9,757$9,012
6 years$9,779$9,217$8,688$8,190$7,720$7,006
7 years$8,298$7,741$7,220$6,733$6,279$5,594
8 years$7,187$6,635$6,123$5,648$5,209$4,555
9 years$6,324$5,777$5,274$4,811$4,387$3,763
10 years$5,634$5,092$4,598$4,147$3,738$3,143
11 years$5,069$4,533$4,048$3,609$3,214$2,649
12 years$4,599$4,069$3,592$3,166$2,786$2,249
13 years$4,202$3,677$3,209$2,795$2,429$1,920
14 years$3,862$3,342$2,884$2,481$2,129$1,647
15 years$3,567$3,053$2,604$2,213$1,875$1,419
16 years$3,309$2,801$2,361$1,981$1,657$1,226
17 years$3,082$2,580$2,148$1,780$1,469$1,062
18 years$2,881$2,384$1,961$1,604$1,306$923
19 years$2,701$2,209$1,795$1,450$1,164$804
20 years$2,539$2,053$1,647$1,313$1,040$701
21 years$2,392$1,912$1,515$1,191$931$612
22 years$2,260$1,785$1,397$1,083$834$535
23 years$2,139$1,670$1,289$987$749$469
24 years$2,028$1,564$1,193$900$673$411
25 years$1,926$1,468$1,105$822$606$360
26 years$1,832$1,380$1,024$751$546$316
27 years$1,745$1,298$951$688$492$278
28 years$1,665$1,224$884$630$444$244
29 years$1,590$1,154$823$578$401$215
30 years$1,521$1,090$767$530$362$189
31 years$1,456$1,030$715$487$327$166
32 years$1,395$975$667$448$296$146
33 years$1,338$923$623$412$268$129
34 years$1,284$875$582$379$243$114
35 years$1,234$830$544$349$220$100
36 years$1,186$788$509$321$199$88
37 years$1,142$748$476$296$180$78
38 years$1,099$711$446$273$164$69
39 years$1,059$676$418$251$148$60
40 years$1,021$643$392$232$135$53
41 years$985$612$367$214$122$47
42 years$951$583$344$197$111$41
43 years$919$556$323$182$101$37
44 years$888$530$303$168$91$32
45 years$858$505$285$155$83$28
46 years$830$482$268$144$75$25
47 years$803$460$251$133$68$22
48 years$777$439$236$123$62$20
49 years$753$419$222$113$56$17
50 years$729$400$209$105$51$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $747,000, adding $6,464 every year, while hoping to spend $48,707 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: 35/40/25 Blend
55$747,000$747,000$747,000$747,000
56$829,862$790,271$778,692$852,445
57$862,684$777,170$752,954$856,682
58$897,221$761,795$724,722$856,361
59$933,597$743,983$693,860$855,051
60$971,947$723,561$660,227$852,694
61$1,012,417$700,347$623,676$849,233
62$1,055,167$674,147$584,052$844,608
63$1,100,371$644,757$541,195$838,759
64$1,148,219$611,961$494,936$831,626
65$1,198,920$575,529$445,098$823,147
66$1,252,700$535,220$391,499$813,261
67$1,309,807$490,778$333,947$801,906
68$1,370,514$441,932$272,240$789,023
69$1,435,116$388,397$206,170$774,552
70$1,503,939$329,869$135,518$758,436
71$1,577,339$266,031$60,056$740,618
72$1,655,706$196,545$0$721,046
73$1,739,467$121,055$0$705,134
74$1,829,090$39,184$0$704,827
75$1,925,089$0$0$704,118
76$2,028,027$0$0$724,821
77$2,138,522$0$0$765,632
78$2,257,252$0$0$809,561
79$2,384,961$0$0$856,895
80$2,522,467$0$0$907,947
81$2,670,667$0$0$963,061
82$2,830,547$0$0$1,022,616
83$3,003,190$0$0$1,087,027
84$3,189,787$0$0$1,156,751
85$3,391,644$0$0$1,232,291
86$3,610,201$0$0$1,314,199
87$3,847,039$0$0$1,403,082
88$4,103,894$0$0$1,499,608
89$4,382,679$0$0$1,604,513
90$4,685,496$0$0$1,718,604
91$5,014,657$0$0$1,842,770
92$5,372,707$0$0$1,977,992
93$5,762,444$0$0$2,125,344
94$6,186,949$0$0$2,286,013
95$6,649,611$0$0$2,461,302
96$7,154,159$0$0$2,652,648
97$7,704,700$0$0$2,861,630
98$8,305,751$0$0$3,089,988
99$8,962,287$0$0$3,339,638
100$9,679,784$0$0$3,612,687