Can I retire at age 56 with 795,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $795,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$65,650$65,066$64,495$63,938$63,394$62,785
2 years$32,500$31,895$31,308$30,740$30,188$29,574
3 years$21,452$20,844$20,259$19,695$19,152$18,553
4 years$15,928$15,322$14,743$14,189$13,660$13,079
5 years$12,615$12,013$11,441$10,899$10,384$9,824
6 years$10,407$9,809$9,246$8,716$8,216$7,678
7 years$8,831$8,238$7,684$7,166$6,682$6,166
8 years$7,649$7,061$6,516$6,011$5,543$5,049
9 years$6,730$6,148$5,613$5,120$4,668$4,196
10 years$5,996$5,419$4,893$4,414$3,978$3,526
11 years$5,395$4,825$4,308$3,841$3,421$2,990
12 years$4,895$4,330$3,823$3,369$2,965$2,555
13 years$4,472$3,913$3,416$2,975$2,585$2,195
14 years$4,110$3,557$3,069$2,640$2,266$1,896
15 years$3,796$3,249$2,771$2,355$1,995$1,644
16 years$3,522$2,981$2,512$2,108$1,763$1,430
17 years$3,281$2,746$2,286$1,894$1,564$1,248
18 years$3,066$2,537$2,087$1,707$1,390$1,092
19 years$2,874$2,351$1,910$1,543$1,239$958
20 years$2,702$2,185$1,753$1,397$1,107$842
21 years$2,546$2,035$1,613$1,268$990$741
22 years$2,405$1,900$1,486$1,153$888$653
23 years$2,276$1,777$1,372$1,050$797$576
24 years$2,158$1,665$1,269$958$716$509
25 years$2,050$1,562$1,176$875$645$450
26 years$1,950$1,468$1,090$800$581$398
27 years$1,857$1,382$1,012$732$523$352
28 years$1,772$1,302$941$671$472$312
29 years$1,692$1,228$876$615$427$277
30 years$1,618$1,160$816$564$385$245
31 years$1,549$1,097$761$518$348$218
32 years$1,484$1,038$710$476$315$193
33 years$1,424$983$663$438$285$172
34 years$1,367$931$619$403$258$153
35 years$1,313$883$579$371$234$136
36 years$1,263$838$541$342$212$120
37 years$1,215$796$507$315$192$107
38 years$1,170$757$475$290$174$95
39 years$1,127$720$445$268$158$85
40 years$1,087$685$417$247$143$75
41 years$1,049$652$391$228$130$67
42 years$1,012$621$367$210$118$60
43 years$978$591$344$194$107$53
44 years$945$564$323$179$97$47
45 years$913$538$303$165$88$42
46 years$883$513$285$153$80$37
47 years$855$489$268$141$73$33
48 years$827$467$251$130$66$30
49 years$801$446$236$121$60$26
50 years$776$426$222$111$54$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $795,000, adding $4,863 every year, while hoping to spend $46,764 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: 89/5/6 Blend
55$795,000$795,000$795,000$795,000
56$881,106$838,971$826,649$958,958
57$921,222$830,324$804,585$1,001,698
58$963,863$819,686$780,215$1,041,600
59$1,009,237$806,910$753,411$1,083,923
60$1,057,571$791,841$724,042$1,128,875
61$1,109,115$774,313$691,969$1,176,684
62$1,164,142$754,151$657,048$1,227,599
63$1,222,951$731,172$619,126$1,281,896
64$1,285,871$705,178$578,046$1,339,876
65$1,353,262$675,964$533,642$1,401,871
66$1,425,518$643,309$485,742$1,468,246
67$1,503,072$606,983$434,166$1,539,404
68$1,586,399$566,739$378,724$1,615,784
69$1,676,021$522,318$319,221$1,697,874
70$1,772,511$473,447$255,450$1,786,208
71$1,876,497$419,836$187,197$1,881,374
72$1,988,669$361,178$114,239$1,984,021
73$2,109,788$297,150$36,340$2,094,860
74$2,240,687$227,410$0$2,214,678
75$2,382,281$151,598$0$2,347,335
76$2,535,580$69,332$0$2,493,463
77$2,701,689$0$0$2,651,799
78$2,881,827$0$0$2,824,604
79$3,077,333$0$0$3,016,294
80$3,289,680$0$0$3,224,500
81$3,520,487$0$0$3,450,810
82$3,771,538$0$0$3,696,972
83$4,044,792$0$0$3,964,909
84$4,342,408$0$0$4,256,738
85$4,666,760$0$0$4,574,786
86$5,020,461$0$0$4,921,617
87$5,406,386$0$0$5,300,051
88$5,827,702$0$0$5,713,192
89$6,287,893$0$0$6,164,459
90$6,790,794$0$0$6,657,614
91$7,340,630$0$0$7,196,798
92$7,942,051$0$0$7,786,573
93$8,600,175$0$0$8,431,959
94$9,320,642$0$0$9,138,486
95$10,109,658$0$0$9,912,243
96$10,974,061$0$0$10,759,934
97$11,921,379$0$0$11,688,944
98$12,959,905$0$0$12,707,404
99$14,098,770$0$0$13,824,273
100$15,348,033$0$0$15,049,415