Can I retire at age 56 with 835,000?

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 $835,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$68,954$68,339$67,740$67,155$66,584$65,535
2 years$34,135$33,500$32,884$32,286$31,707$30,652
3 years$22,531$21,892$21,278$20,686$20,116$19,089
4 years$16,730$16,093$15,485$14,903$14,347$13,356
5 years$13,250$12,617$12,017$11,447$10,906$9,954
6 years$10,931$10,303$9,711$9,154$8,630$7,717
7 years$9,275$8,652$8,070$7,526$7,018$6,145
8 years$8,034$7,417$6,844$6,314$5,822$4,989
9 years$7,069$6,458$5,895$5,378$4,903$4,109
10 years$6,297$5,692$5,139$4,636$4,178$3,422
11 years$5,666$5,067$4,525$4,034$3,593$2,875
12 years$5,141$4,548$4,015$3,539$3,114$2,433
13 years$4,697$4,110$3,588$3,124$2,715$2,070
14 years$4,317$3,736$3,223$2,773$2,380$1,770
15 years$3,987$3,413$2,910$2,473$2,096$1,519
16 years$3,699$3,131$2,639$2,215$1,852$1,308
17 years$3,446$2,884$2,401$1,990$1,642$1,130
18 years$3,220$2,665$2,192$1,793$1,460$978
19 years$3,019$2,470$2,007$1,620$1,302$848
20 years$2,838$2,295$1,841$1,467$1,163$737
21 years$2,674$2,138$1,694$1,332$1,040$641
22 years$2,526$1,995$1,561$1,211$933$559
23 years$2,390$1,866$1,441$1,103$837$487
24 years$2,267$1,749$1,333$1,006$752$426
25 years$2,153$1,641$1,235$919$677$372
26 years$2,048$1,542$1,145$840$610$325
27 years$1,951$1,451$1,063$769$550$284
28 years$1,861$1,368$989$704$496$249
29 years$1,778$1,290$920$646$448$218
30 years$1,700$1,218$857$593$405$191
31 years$1,627$1,152$799$544$366$167
32 years$1,559$1,090$745$500$331$147
33 years$1,495$1,032$696$460$300$129
34 years$1,436$978$650$423$271$113
35 years$1,379$928$608$390$246$99
36 years$1,326$881$569$359$223$87
37 years$1,276$836$532$331$202$76
38 years$1,229$795$498$305$183$67
39 years$1,184$756$467$281$166$59
40 years$1,142$719$438$259$150$52
41 years$1,101$685$410$239$136$45
42 years$1,063$652$385$221$124$40
43 years$1,027$621$361$204$112$35
44 years$992$592$339$188$102$31
45 years$959$565$318$174$93$27
46 years$928$539$299$160$84$24
47 years$898$514$281$148$76$21
48 years$869$491$264$137$69$18
49 years$842$469$248$127$63$16
50 years$815$448$233$117$57$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $835,000, adding $6,761 every year, while hoping to spend $39,247 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: 58/12/30 Blend
55$835,000$835,000$835,000$835,000
56$927,144$882,889$869,946$972,935
57$979,954$884,392$857,331$1,006,626
58$1,036,836$884,653$842,978$1,038,664
59$1,098,162$883,571$826,787$1,072,807
60$1,164,344$881,035$808,654$1,109,272
61$1,235,833$876,932$788,470$1,148,298
62$1,313,125$871,139$766,121$1,190,154
63$1,396,765$863,525$741,487$1,235,132
64$1,487,352$853,955$714,443$1,283,560
65$1,585,544$842,280$684,859$1,335,801
66$1,692,065$828,349$652,598$1,392,256
67$1,807,713$811,995$617,517$1,453,369
68$1,933,364$793,046$579,468$1,519,632
69$2,069,981$771,319$538,294$1,591,590
70$2,218,624$746,619$493,831$1,669,845
71$2,380,460$718,740$445,911$1,755,065
72$2,556,772$687,464$394,355$1,847,988
73$2,748,975$652,561$338,977$1,949,429
74$2,958,621$613,787$279,584$2,060,293
75$3,187,422$570,885$215,972$2,181,578
76$3,437,263$523,582$147,930$2,314,388
77$3,710,216$471,589$75,238$2,459,943
78$4,008,564$414,603$0$2,619,594
79$4,334,820$352,302$0$2,795,580
80$4,691,753$284,346$0$3,014,551
81$5,082,408$210,375$0$3,254,300
82$5,510,141$130,011$0$3,516,923
83$5,978,647$42,853$0$3,804,731
84$6,491,994$0$0$4,120,270
85$7,054,664$0$0$4,473,150
86$7,671,591$0$0$4,866,334
87$8,348,211$0$0$5,297,636
88$9,090,512$0$0$5,770,881
89$9,905,086$0$0$6,290,284
90$10,799,199$0$0$6,860,484
91$11,780,850$0$0$7,486,595
92$12,858,854$0$0$8,174,250
93$14,042,920$0$0$8,929,652
94$15,343,743$0$0$9,759,637
95$16,773,106$0$0$10,671,733
96$18,343,990$0$0$11,674,237
97$20,070,695$0$0$12,776,286
98$21,968,975$0$0$13,987,950
99$24,056,189$0$0$15,320,321
100$26,351,459$0$0$16,785,620