Can I retire at age 56 with 771,000?

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 $771,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$63,668$63,101$62,548$62,008$61,481$59,536
2 years$31,519$30,932$30,363$29,812$29,276$27,335
3 years$20,804$20,214$19,647$19,101$18,574$16,697
4 years$15,447$14,860$14,298$13,761$13,247$11,448
5 years$12,234$11,650$11,096$10,570$10,070$8,355
6 years$10,093$9,513$8,967$8,453$7,968$6,337
7 years$8,564$7,989$7,452$6,949$6,480$4,934
8 years$7,418$6,848$6,320$5,830$5,376$3,913
9 years$6,527$5,963$5,443$4,966$4,527$3,146
10 years$5,815$5,256$4,745$4,280$3,858$2,556
11 years$5,232$4,679$4,178$3,725$3,318$2,094
12 years$4,747$4,200$3,708$3,268$2,875$1,726
13 years$4,337$3,795$3,313$2,885$2,507$1,430
14 years$3,986$3,450$2,976$2,561$2,198$1,190
15 years$3,682$3,151$2,687$2,284$1,935$993
16 years$3,416$2,891$2,436$2,045$1,710$831
17 years$3,182$2,663$2,217$1,837$1,516$697
18 years$2,973$2,461$2,024$1,656$1,348$586
19 years$2,788$2,280$1,853$1,496$1,202$493
20 years$2,620$2,119$1,700$1,355$1,073$416
21 years$2,469$1,974$1,564$1,230$961$351
22 years$2,332$1,842$1,441$1,118$861$296
23 years$2,207$1,723$1,331$1,018$773$251
24 years$2,093$1,615$1,231$929$695$212
25 years$1,988$1,515$1,140$848$625$179
26 years$1,891$1,424$1,057$776$563$152
27 years$1,801$1,340$982$710$508$129
28 years$1,718$1,263$913$650$458$109
29 years$1,641$1,191$849$596$414$92
30 years$1,569$1,125$791$547$374$78
31 years$1,502$1,064$738$503$338$66
32 years$1,440$1,006$688$462$306$56
33 years$1,381$953$643$425$277$48
34 years$1,325$903$600$391$250$41
35 years$1,274$857$561$360$227$34
36 years$1,225$813$525$331$206$29
37 years$1,178$772$491$305$186$25
38 years$1,135$734$460$281$169$21
39 years$1,093$698$431$260$153$18
40 years$1,054$664$404$239$139$15
41 years$1,017$632$379$221$126$13
42 years$982$602$355$204$114$11
43 years$948$574$334$188$104$9
44 years$916$547$313$174$94$8
45 years$886$521$294$160$86$7
46 years$857$497$276$148$78$6
47 years$829$475$259$137$71$5
48 years$802$453$244$127$64$4
49 years$777$433$229$117$58$3
50 years$753$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 $771,000, adding $6,404 every year, while hoping to spend $51,793 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: 67/11/22 Blend
55$771,000$771,000$771,000$771,000
56$856,248$815,385$803,434$908,430
57$888,478$800,231$775,242$929,073
58$922,259$782,599$744,369$945,102
59$957,696$762,313$710,672$961,409
60$994,900$739,185$673,999$978,021
61$1,033,994$713,020$634,192$994,970
62$1,075,110$683,607$591,086$1,012,292
63$1,118,393$650,725$544,509$1,030,030
64$1,164,000$614,142$494,281$1,048,231
65$1,212,103$573,609$440,214$1,066,952
66$1,262,887$528,865$382,111$1,086,254
67$1,316,556$479,634$319,766$1,106,210
68$1,373,332$425,624$252,966$1,126,902
69$1,433,458$366,525$181,486$1,148,421
70$1,497,198$302,013$105,093$1,170,874
71$1,564,842$231,741$23,543$1,194,378
72$1,636,705$155,346$0$1,219,068
73$1,713,135$72,444$0$1,259,996
74$1,794,509$0$0$1,309,297
75$1,881,243$0$0$1,363,797
76$1,973,789$0$0$1,431,334
77$2,072,646$0$0$1,503,506
78$2,178,359$0$0$1,580,713
79$2,291,525$0$0$1,663,397
80$2,412,800$0$0$1,752,040
81$2,542,902$0$0$1,847,173
82$2,682,620$0$0$1,949,376
83$2,832,821$0$0$2,059,289
84$2,994,454$0$0$2,177,612
85$3,168,563$0$0$2,305,114
86$3,356,294$0$0$2,442,641
87$3,558,907$0$0$2,591,122
88$3,777,785$0$0$2,751,577
89$4,014,449$0$0$2,925,127
90$4,270,569$0$0$3,113,005
91$4,547,983$0$0$3,316,567
92$4,848,710$0$0$3,537,302
93$5,174,971$0$0$3,776,849
94$5,529,210$0$0$4,037,010
95$5,914,112$0$0$4,319,768
96$6,332,633$0$0$4,627,303
97$6,788,025$0$0$4,962,014
98$7,283,865$0$0$5,326,542
99$7,824,089$0$0$5,723,792
100$8,413,031$0$0$6,156,960