Can I retire at age 56 with 798,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $798,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$65,898$65,311$64,738$64,179$63,634$61,376
2 years$32,623$32,015$31,426$30,856$30,302$28,051
3 years$21,533$20,922$20,335$19,769$19,225$17,052
4 years$15,988$15,380$14,799$14,243$13,711$11,633
5 years$12,663$12,058$11,484$10,940$10,423$8,445
6 years$10,447$9,846$9,281$8,749$8,247$6,371
7 years$8,864$8,269$7,713$7,193$6,707$4,932
8 years$7,678$7,088$6,541$6,034$5,564$3,888
9 years$6,756$6,171$5,634$5,139$4,686$3,107
10 years$6,018$5,440$4,912$4,430$3,993$2,509
11 years$5,415$4,843$4,324$3,856$3,434$2,041
12 years$4,913$4,347$3,838$3,382$2,976$1,672
13 years$4,489$3,928$3,429$2,986$2,595$1,375
14 years$4,125$3,570$3,081$2,650$2,275$1,136
15 years$3,811$3,262$2,781$2,364$2,003$942
16 years$3,535$2,993$2,522$2,116$1,770$783
17 years$3,293$2,756$2,295$1,902$1,569$652
18 years$3,078$2,547$2,095$1,714$1,395$544
19 years$2,885$2,360$1,918$1,548$1,244$454
20 years$2,712$2,193$1,760$1,402$1,111$380
21 years$2,556$2,043$1,619$1,273$994$318
22 years$2,414$1,907$1,492$1,157$891$267
23 years$2,285$1,784$1,378$1,054$800$224
24 years$2,166$1,671$1,274$961$719$188
25 years$2,057$1,568$1,180$878$647$158
26 years$1,957$1,474$1,094$803$583$132
27 years$1,864$1,387$1,016$735$525$111
28 years$1,779$1,307$945$673$474$93
29 years$1,699$1,233$879$617$428$79
30 years$1,624$1,165$819$567$387$66
31 years$1,555$1,101$763$520$350$56
32 years$1,490$1,042$712$478$316$47
33 years$1,429$986$665$440$286$39
34 years$1,372$935$621$405$259$33
35 years$1,318$887$581$372$235$28
36 years$1,267$842$543$343$213$23
37 years$1,220$799$509$316$193$20
38 years$1,174$760$476$291$175$17
39 years$1,132$722$446$269$159$14
40 years$1,091$687$418$248$144$12
41 years$1,053$654$392$229$130$10
42 years$1,016$623$368$211$118$8
43 years$981$594$345$195$107$7
44 years$948$566$324$180$98$6
45 years$917$540$304$166$89$5
46 years$887$515$286$153$80$4
47 years$858$491$269$142$73$4
48 years$830$469$252$131$66$3
49 years$804$448$237$121$60$2
50 years$779$428$223$112$55$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $798,000, adding $6,634 every year, while hoping to spend $32,285 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: 57/25/18 Blend
55$798,000$798,000$798,000$798,000
56$886,239$843,945$831,576$932,182
57$942,284$850,947$825,083$971,163
58$1,002,964$857,211$817,290$1,009,554
59$1,068,717$862,665$808,120$1,050,666
60$1,140,026$867,235$797,492$1,094,767
61$1,217,421$870,841$785,319$1,142,154
62$1,301,485$873,400$771,515$1,193,154
63$1,392,860$874,820$755,984$1,248,130
64$1,492,251$875,006$738,629$1,307,482
65$1,600,437$873,857$719,349$1,371,652
66$1,718,270$871,264$698,036$1,441,129
67$1,846,692$867,115$674,579$1,516,453
68$1,986,737$861,286$648,860$1,598,221
69$2,139,545$853,650$620,758$1,687,092
70$2,306,370$844,070$590,144$1,783,794
71$2,488,591$832,401$556,886$1,889,131
72$2,687,729$818,490$520,842$2,003,992
73$2,905,456$802,174$481,869$2,129,357
74$3,143,613$783,282$439,812$2,266,311
75$3,404,229$761,630$394,514$2,416,049
76$3,689,537$737,027$345,807$2,579,894
77$4,001,996$709,267$293,517$2,759,303
78$4,344,313$678,135$237,464$2,955,888
79$4,719,472$643,402$177,458$3,171,427
80$5,130,756$604,827$113,300$3,407,883
81$5,581,783$562,153$44,785$3,667,423
82$6,076,536$515,110$0$3,952,438
83$6,619,405$463,413$0$4,271,010
84$7,215,223$406,759$0$4,630,144
85$7,869,315$344,829$0$5,024,490
86$8,587,545$277,286$0$5,457,644
87$9,376,376$203,773$0$5,933,569
88$10,242,923$123,915$0$6,456,638
89$11,195,027$37,313$0$7,031,672
90$12,241,328$0$0$7,663,985
91$13,391,339$0$0$8,374,969
92$14,655,546$0$0$9,167,913
93$16,045,498$0$0$10,039,806
94$17,573,921$0$0$10,998,641
95$19,254,834$0$0$12,053,222
96$21,103,683$0$0$13,213,250
97$23,137,488$0$0$14,489,416
98$25,375,000$0$0$15,893,496
99$27,836,880$0$0$17,438,465
100$30,545,890$0$0$19,138,623