Can I retire at age 56 with 768,000?

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 $768,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$63,421$62,856$62,305$61,767$61,241$59,858
2 years$31,396$30,812$30,245$29,696$29,163$27,776
3 years$20,723$20,136$19,571$19,026$18,502$17,156
4 years$15,387$14,802$14,242$13,707$13,196$11,901
5 years$12,187$11,605$11,053$10,529$10,031$8,790
6 years$10,054$9,476$8,932$8,420$7,937$6,752
7 years$8,531$7,958$7,423$6,922$6,455$5,326
8 years$7,389$6,822$6,295$5,807$5,355$4,281
9 years$6,502$5,939$5,422$4,946$4,510$3,491
10 years$5,792$5,235$4,727$4,264$3,843$2,877
11 years$5,212$4,661$4,162$3,711$3,305$2,391
12 years$4,729$4,183$3,693$3,255$2,864$2,001
13 years$4,320$3,780$3,300$2,873$2,497$1,684
14 years$3,970$3,436$2,965$2,551$2,189$1,423
15 years$3,667$3,139$2,677$2,275$1,927$1,207
16 years$3,403$2,880$2,427$2,037$1,704$1,027
17 years$3,169$2,652$2,208$1,830$1,510$877
18 years$2,962$2,451$2,016$1,649$1,343$749
19 years$2,777$2,272$1,846$1,490$1,197$642
20 years$2,610$2,111$1,694$1,350$1,069$551
21 years$2,460$1,966$1,558$1,225$957$473
22 years$2,323$1,835$1,436$1,114$858$407
23 years$2,199$1,717$1,326$1,014$770$350
24 years$2,085$1,608$1,226$925$692$302
25 years$1,980$1,509$1,136$845$623$260
26 years$1,884$1,418$1,053$773$561$224
27 years$1,794$1,335$978$707$506$194
28 years$1,712$1,258$909$648$456$167
29 years$1,635$1,187$846$594$412$144
30 years$1,563$1,121$788$545$372$125
31 years$1,496$1,059$735$501$337$108
32 years$1,434$1,002$685$460$304$93
33 years$1,375$949$640$423$276$81
34 years$1,320$900$598$389$249$70
35 years$1,269$853$559$358$226$60
36 years$1,220$810$523$330$205$52
37 years$1,174$769$490$304$186$45
38 years$1,130$731$458$280$168$39
39 years$1,089$695$430$259$153$34
40 years$1,050$661$403$238$138$29
41 years$1,013$630$377$220$126$25
42 years$978$600$354$203$114$22
43 years$944$571$332$187$103$19
44 years$912$545$312$173$94$16
45 years$882$519$293$160$85$14
46 years$853$495$275$148$77$12
47 years$826$473$258$136$70$11
48 years$799$451$243$126$64$9
49 years$774$431$228$116$58$8
50 years$750$412$215$108$53$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $768,000, adding $5,900 every year, while hoping to spend $28,436 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: 67/25/8 Blend
55$768,000$768,000$768,000$768,000
56$852,422$811,718$799,814$907,872
57$909,113$821,236$796,352$954,966
58$970,634$830,268$791,821$1,002,462
59$1,037,447$838,760$786,155$1,053,633
60$1,110,061$846,653$779,286$1,108,833
61$1,189,035$853,887$771,140$1,168,454
62$1,274,986$860,397$761,642$1,232,927
63$1,368,591$866,112$750,713$1,302,727
64$1,470,595$870,960$738,271$1,378,379
65$1,581,820$874,862$724,227$1,460,461
66$1,703,168$877,733$708,491$1,549,611
67$1,835,634$879,484$690,969$1,646,532
68$1,980,312$880,022$671,559$1,751,998
69$2,138,407$879,246$650,159$1,866,864
70$2,311,244$877,049$626,660$1,992,073
71$2,500,285$873,318$600,946$2,128,664
72$2,707,136$867,933$572,900$2,277,782
73$2,933,569$860,766$542,397$2,440,691
74$3,181,533$851,683$509,307$2,618,785
75$3,453,174$840,541$473,493$2,813,599
76$3,750,856$827,186$434,814$3,026,829
77$4,077,185$811,459$393,122$3,260,342
78$4,435,026$793,190$348,260$3,516,198
79$4,827,540$772,197$300,068$3,796,669
80$5,258,204$748,290$248,376$4,104,259
81$5,730,852$721,267$193,007$4,441,730
82$6,249,703$690,913$133,776$4,812,129
83$6,819,407$657,002$70,493$5,218,811
84$7,445,087$619,296$2,954$5,665,481
85$8,132,384$577,539$0$6,156,219
86$8,887,514$531,466$0$6,701,428
87$9,717,325$480,792$0$7,300,823
88$10,629,360$425,219$0$7,959,642
89$11,631,930$364,429$0$8,683,939
90$12,734,191$298,091$0$9,480,386
91$13,946,230$225,849$0$10,356,340
92$15,279,162$147,331$0$11,319,907
93$16,745,230$62,145$0$12,380,025
94$18,357,927$0$0$13,546,547
95$20,132,117$0$0$14,838,621
96$22,084,176$0$0$16,279,094
97$24,232,152$0$0$17,864,194
98$26,595,925$0$0$19,608,601
99$29,197,405$0$0$21,528,488
100$32,060,729$0$0$23,641,677