Can I retire at age 56 with 861,000?

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 $861,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$71,101$70,467$69,849$69,246$68,657$67,079
2 years$35,198$34,543$33,907$33,291$32,694$31,113
3 years$23,232$22,574$21,940$21,330$20,742$19,208
4 years$17,251$16,594$15,967$15,367$14,794$13,317
5 years$13,663$13,010$12,391$11,803$11,246$9,831
6 years$11,271$10,624$10,014$9,439$8,898$7,548
7 years$9,564$8,922$8,322$7,761$7,237$5,950
8 years$8,284$7,648$7,057$6,510$6,004$4,780
9 years$7,289$6,659$6,078$5,545$5,056$3,895
10 years$6,493$5,869$5,299$4,780$4,308$3,208
11 years$5,843$5,225$4,665$4,160$3,705$2,665
12 years$5,301$4,690$4,140$3,649$3,211$2,229
13 years$4,843$4,238$3,699$3,221$2,800$1,874
14 years$4,451$3,852$3,324$2,860$2,454$1,583
15 years$4,111$3,519$3,001$2,550$2,161$1,342
16 years$3,815$3,229$2,721$2,284$1,910$1,141
17 years$3,553$2,974$2,476$2,052$1,693$973
18 years$3,321$2,748$2,260$1,849$1,506$831
19 years$3,113$2,547$2,069$1,671$1,342$711
20 years$2,926$2,366$1,899$1,513$1,199$610
21 years$2,758$2,204$1,747$1,373$1,073$523
22 years$2,605$2,058$1,610$1,249$962$450
23 years$2,465$1,924$1,486$1,137$863$387
24 years$2,337$1,803$1,375$1,037$776$333
25 years$2,220$1,692$1,273$947$698$287
26 years$2,112$1,590$1,181$866$629$247
27 years$2,012$1,497$1,096$793$567$213
28 years$1,919$1,410$1,019$726$512$184
29 years$1,833$1,330$949$666$462$159
30 years$1,753$1,256$884$611$417$137
31 years$1,678$1,188$824$561$377$118
32 years$1,608$1,124$769$516$341$102
33 years$1,542$1,064$718$474$309$88
34 years$1,480$1,009$670$437$280$76
35 years$1,422$957$627$402$253$66
36 years$1,367$908$586$370$230$57
37 years$1,316$862$549$341$208$49
38 years$1,267$820$514$314$189$43
39 years$1,221$779$482$290$171$37
40 years$1,177$742$451$267$155$32
41 years$1,136$706$423$247$141$28
42 years$1,096$672$397$228$128$24
43 years$1,059$641$373$210$116$21
44 years$1,023$611$350$194$105$18
45 years$989$582$328$179$96$15
46 years$957$555$308$165$87$13
47 years$926$530$290$153$79$12
48 years$896$506$272$141$72$10
49 years$868$483$256$131$65$9
50 years$841$462$241$121$59$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $861,000, adding $6,475 every year, while hoping to spend $46,158 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: 70/21/9 Blend
55$861,000$861,000$861,000$861,000
56$955,501$909,868$896,522$1,020,333
57$1,003,850$905,340$877,444$1,059,583
58$1,055,584$899,043$856,180$1,096,256
59$1,110,999$890,841$832,607$1,135,139
60$1,170,421$880,592$806,599$1,176,440
61$1,234,205$868,142$778,022$1,220,386
62$1,302,744$853,332$746,736$1,267,233
63$1,376,468$835,989$712,595$1,317,260
64$1,455,848$815,932$675,447$1,370,778
65$1,541,403$792,971$635,133$1,428,130
66$1,633,701$766,902$591,485$1,489,695
67$1,733,369$737,511$544,331$1,555,891
68$1,841,094$704,570$493,487$1,627,182
69$1,957,630$667,839$438,763$1,704,081
70$2,083,809$627,063$379,962$1,787,154
71$2,220,542$581,974$316,876$1,877,026
72$2,368,835$532,288$249,288$1,974,388
73$2,529,789$477,703$176,973$2,080,007
74$2,704,620$417,903$99,694$2,194,725
75$2,894,663$352,552$17,205$2,319,477
76$3,101,387$281,295$0$2,455,294
77$3,326,407$203,758$0$2,610,117
78$3,571,503$119,544$0$2,780,609
79$3,838,632$28,237$0$2,966,533
80$4,129,947$0$0$3,169,455
81$4,447,819$0$0$3,407,414
82$4,794,857$0$0$3,674,375
83$5,173,935$0$0$3,966,028
84$5,588,213$0$0$4,284,810
85$6,041,173$0$0$4,633,406
86$6,536,649$0$0$5,014,774
87$7,078,861$0$0$5,432,166
88$7,672,455$0$0$5,889,168
89$8,322,550$0$0$6,389,727
90$9,034,781$0$0$6,938,188
91$9,815,355$0$0$7,539,338
92$10,671,106$0$0$8,198,450
93$11,609,564$0$0$8,921,329
94$12,639,019$0$0$9,714,370
95$13,768,605$0$0$10,584,619
96$15,008,382$0$0$11,539,833
97$16,369,430$0$0$12,588,560
98$17,863,956$0$0$13,740,215
99$19,505,407$0$0$15,005,169
100$21,308,594$0$0$16,394,847