Can I retire at age 56 with 832,000?

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 $832,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$68,706$68,094$67,497$66,914$66,345$64,144
2 years$34,013$33,379$32,765$32,170$31,593$29,397
3 years$22,450$21,814$21,201$20,612$20,044$17,922
4 years$16,670$16,035$15,429$14,850$14,295$12,263
5 years$13,202$12,572$11,974$11,406$10,867$8,931
6 years$10,892$10,266$9,677$9,121$8,599$6,759
7 years$9,242$8,621$8,041$7,499$6,993$5,250
8 years$8,005$7,390$6,820$6,291$5,801$4,154
9 years$7,043$6,434$5,874$5,358$4,886$3,332
10 years$6,275$5,672$5,121$4,619$4,163$2,700
11 years$5,646$5,049$4,508$4,020$3,580$2,206
12 years$5,123$4,532$4,001$3,526$3,103$1,814
13 years$4,680$4,095$3,575$3,113$2,705$1,498
14 years$4,301$3,723$3,212$2,763$2,372$1,243
15 years$3,973$3,401$2,900$2,464$2,088$1,035
16 years$3,686$3,120$2,629$2,207$1,845$864
17 years$3,433$2,873$2,392$1,983$1,636$722
18 years$3,209$2,655$2,184$1,787$1,455$605
19 years$3,008$2,461$1,999$1,614$1,297$508
20 years$2,828$2,287$1,835$1,462$1,158$427
21 years$2,665$2,130$1,688$1,327$1,037$359
22 years$2,517$1,988$1,555$1,207$929$303
23 years$2,382$1,860$1,436$1,099$834$255
24 years$2,258$1,742$1,328$1,002$750$215
25 years$2,145$1,635$1,230$915$675$181
26 years$2,041$1,537$1,141$837$608$153
27 years$1,944$1,446$1,060$766$548$129
28 years$1,854$1,363$985$702$494$109
29 years$1,771$1,286$917$644$446$92
30 years$1,694$1,214$854$591$403$78
31 years$1,621$1,148$796$542$365$66
32 years$1,553$1,086$743$499$330$56
33 years$1,490$1,028$693$458$299$47
34 years$1,430$975$648$422$270$40
35 years$1,374$925$606$388$245$34
36 years$1,321$878$567$358$222$28
37 years$1,272$833$530$330$201$24
38 years$1,224$792$497$304$182$20
39 years$1,180$753$465$280$165$17
40 years$1,137$717$436$258$150$15
41 years$1,097$682$409$238$136$12
42 years$1,059$650$384$220$123$10
43 years$1,023$619$360$203$112$9
44 years$989$590$338$187$102$7
45 years$956$563$317$173$92$6
46 years$924$537$298$160$84$5
47 years$894$512$280$148$76$5
48 years$866$489$263$137$69$4
49 years$838$467$247$126$63$3
50 years$812$446$232$117$57$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $832,000, adding $3,810 every year, while hoping to spend $52,042 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: 50/40/10 Blend
55$832,000$832,000$832,000$832,000
56$920,794$876,698$863,802$964,203
57$959,343$864,284$837,367$981,888
58$1,000,079$849,517$808,302$995,263
59$1,043,172$832,228$776,465$1,008,595
60$1,088,804$812,236$741,705$1,021,894
61$1,137,176$789,349$703,866$1,035,175
62$1,188,507$763,367$662,785$1,048,457
63$1,243,038$734,075$618,291$1,061,764
64$1,301,029$701,246$570,206$1,075,128
65$1,362,769$664,642$518,342$1,088,588
66$1,428,571$624,009$462,506$1,102,190
67$1,498,778$579,079$402,494$1,115,990
68$1,573,769$529,568$338,092$1,130,055
69$1,653,955$475,179$269,080$1,144,464
70$1,739,789$415,594$195,225$1,159,311
71$1,831,768$350,478$116,285$1,174,704
72$1,930,436$279,480$32,009$1,190,768
73$2,036,391$202,225$0$1,207,650
74$2,150,289$118,319$0$1,231,698
75$2,272,849$27,347$0$1,260,969
76$2,404,861$0$0$1,292,298
77$2,547,195$0$0$1,357,275
78$2,700,804$0$0$1,440,457
79$2,866,735$0$0$1,530,383
80$3,046,140$0$0$1,627,686
81$3,240,285$0$0$1,733,061
82$3,450,562$0$0$1,847,275
83$3,678,499$0$0$1,971,168
84$3,925,779$0$0$2,105,665
85$4,194,252$0$0$2,251,784
86$4,485,952$0$0$2,410,645
87$4,803,119$0$0$2,583,478
88$5,148,213$0$0$2,771,640
89$5,523,946$0$0$2,976,620
90$5,933,297$0$0$3,200,060
91$6,379,549$0$0$3,443,765
92$6,866,311$0$0$3,709,723
93$7,397,559$0$0$4,000,122
94$7,977,667$0$0$4,317,369
95$8,611,451$0$0$4,664,117
96$9,304,212$0$0$5,043,284
97$10,061,789$0$0$5,458,084
98$10,890,608$0$0$5,912,055
99$11,797,746$0$0$6,409,095
100$12,790,995$0$0$6,953,494