Can I retire at age 56 with 770,000?

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 $770,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$63,586$63,019$62,467$61,928$61,401$59,483
2 years$31,478$30,892$30,324$29,773$29,239$27,323
3 years$20,777$20,188$19,621$19,076$18,550$16,698
4 years$15,427$14,840$14,279$13,743$13,230$11,455
5 years$12,219$11,635$11,081$10,556$10,057$8,364
6 years$10,080$9,501$8,955$8,442$7,958$6,348
7 years$8,553$7,979$7,442$6,940$6,472$4,945
8 years$7,408$6,839$6,311$5,822$5,369$3,924
9 years$6,519$5,955$5,436$4,959$4,522$3,157
10 years$5,807$5,249$4,739$4,275$3,853$2,566
11 years$5,225$4,673$4,172$3,720$3,313$2,103
12 years$4,741$4,194$3,703$3,263$2,871$1,735
13 years$4,331$3,790$3,308$2,881$2,504$1,438
14 years$3,981$3,445$2,972$2,557$2,195$1,198
15 years$3,677$3,147$2,684$2,281$1,933$1,000
16 years$3,411$2,888$2,433$2,042$1,708$838
17 years$3,177$2,659$2,214$1,835$1,514$703
18 years$2,970$2,457$2,021$1,654$1,347$592
19 years$2,784$2,277$1,850$1,494$1,200$499
20 years$2,617$2,116$1,698$1,353$1,072$421
21 years$2,466$1,971$1,562$1,228$959$355
22 years$2,329$1,840$1,440$1,117$860$300
23 years$2,204$1,721$1,329$1,017$772$254
24 years$2,090$1,612$1,229$928$694$215
25 years$1,985$1,513$1,139$847$624$182
26 years$1,888$1,422$1,056$775$562$154
27 years$1,799$1,338$981$709$507$131
28 years$1,716$1,261$912$650$457$111
29 years$1,639$1,190$848$596$413$94
30 years$1,567$1,124$790$547$373$80
31 years$1,500$1,062$737$502$337$68
32 years$1,438$1,005$687$461$305$58
33 years$1,379$952$642$424$276$49
34 years$1,324$902$600$390$250$41
35 years$1,272$856$561$359$227$35
36 years$1,223$812$524$331$205$30
37 years$1,177$771$491$305$186$25
38 years$1,133$733$460$281$169$22
39 years$1,092$697$431$259$153$18
40 years$1,053$663$404$239$139$16
41 years$1,016$631$378$221$126$13
42 years$980$601$355$204$114$11
43 years$947$573$333$188$104$10
44 years$915$546$313$173$94$8
45 years$884$521$294$160$85$7
46 years$855$497$276$148$78$6
47 years$828$474$259$137$70$5
48 years$801$453$243$126$64$4
49 years$776$432$229$117$58$4
50 years$752$413$215$108$53$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $770,000, adding $2,983 every year, while hoping to spend $22,744 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: 57/19/24 Blend
55$770,000$770,000$770,000$770,000
56$851,617$810,807$798,872$894,457
57$914,282$826,337$801,435$939,609
58$982,578$841,866$803,321$986,129
59$1,057,052$857,369$804,484$1,036,347
60$1,138,313$872,821$804,875$1,090,628
61$1,227,025$888,194$804,443$1,149,372
62$1,323,923$903,457$803,133$1,213,019
63$1,429,814$918,577$800,889$1,282,058
64$1,545,588$933,521$797,652$1,357,025
65$1,672,224$948,249$793,360$1,438,512
66$1,810,800$962,722$787,946$1,527,173
67$1,962,503$976,897$781,343$1,623,727
68$2,128,640$990,726$773,480$1,728,969
69$2,310,651$1,004,162$764,281$1,843,774
70$2,510,121$1,017,149$753,668$1,969,109
71$2,728,796$1,029,632$741,559$2,106,038
72$2,968,599$1,041,550$727,867$2,255,736
73$3,231,648$1,052,838$712,503$2,419,498
74$3,520,276$1,063,428$695,372$2,598,753
75$3,837,053$1,073,244$676,376$2,795,076
76$4,184,809$1,082,210$655,411$3,010,202
77$4,566,662$1,090,240$632,369$3,246,049
78$4,986,046$1,097,247$607,139$3,504,726
79$5,446,746$1,103,135$579,601$3,788,563
80$5,952,929$1,107,803$549,632$4,100,128
81$6,509,187$1,111,145$517,104$4,442,251
82$7,120,578$1,113,045$481,881$4,818,053
83$7,792,676$1,113,384$443,823$5,230,978
84$8,531,621$1,112,031$402,783$5,684,818
85$9,344,177$1,108,852$358,607$6,183,759
86$10,237,798$1,103,700$311,135$6,732,413
87$11,220,693$1,096,421$260,198$7,335,866
88$12,301,912$1,086,854$205,623$7,999,724
89$13,491,421$1,074,823$147,225$8,730,170
90$14,800,203$1,060,147$84,814$9,534,018
91$16,240,360$1,042,630$18,192$10,418,782
92$17,825,224$1,022,067$0$11,392,745
93$19,569,488$998,240$0$12,478,584
94$21,489,339$970,916$0$13,678,672
95$23,602,613$939,852$0$14,999,498
96$25,928,963$904,789$0$16,453,356
97$28,490,047$865,453$0$18,053,794
98$31,309,725$821,554$0$19,815,742
99$34,414,292$772,785$0$21,755,655
100$37,832,720$718,821$0$23,891,668