Can I retire at age 56 with 865,000?

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 $865,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$71,431$70,795$70,174$69,568$68,976$67,227
2 years$35,362$34,703$34,065$33,446$32,846$31,095
3 years$23,340$22,679$22,042$21,429$20,839$19,141
4 years$17,331$16,671$16,041$15,439$14,862$13,230
5 years$13,726$13,071$12,449$11,858$11,298$9,737
6 years$11,324$10,673$10,060$9,483$8,940$7,451
7 years$9,608$8,963$8,360$7,797$7,270$5,854
8 years$8,322$7,683$7,090$6,540$6,032$4,686
9 years$7,323$6,690$6,107$5,571$5,079$3,805
10 years$6,524$5,897$5,324$4,802$4,328$3,122
11 years$5,870$5,249$4,687$4,179$3,722$2,584
12 years$5,326$4,712$4,160$3,666$3,226$2,152
13 years$4,866$4,258$3,716$3,236$2,813$1,803
14 years$4,472$3,870$3,339$2,873$2,466$1,516
15 years$4,131$3,536$3,015$2,562$2,171$1,280
16 years$3,832$3,244$2,733$2,294$1,919$1,084
17 years$3,569$2,987$2,487$2,061$1,701$920
18 years$3,336$2,761$2,271$1,858$1,513$782
19 years$3,127$2,558$2,079$1,679$1,348$667
20 years$2,940$2,377$1,908$1,520$1,204$569
21 years$2,770$2,214$1,755$1,380$1,078$486
22 years$2,617$2,067$1,617$1,254$966$416
23 years$2,476$1,933$1,493$1,142$867$356
24 years$2,348$1,811$1,381$1,042$779$305
25 years$2,230$1,700$1,279$952$701$261
26 years$2,121$1,598$1,186$870$632$224
27 years$2,021$1,504$1,102$796$570$192
28 years$1,928$1,417$1,024$730$514$165
29 years$1,841$1,337$953$669$464$142
30 years$1,761$1,262$888$614$419$122
31 years$1,686$1,193$828$564$379$105
32 years$1,615$1,129$772$518$343$90
33 years$1,549$1,069$721$477$310$77
34 years$1,487$1,013$674$439$281$66
35 years$1,429$961$630$404$255$57
36 years$1,374$912$589$372$231$49
37 years$1,322$866$551$343$209$42
38 years$1,273$823$516$316$189$36
39 years$1,227$783$484$291$172$31
40 years$1,183$745$453$269$156$27
41 years$1,141$709$425$248$141$23
42 years$1,101$675$399$229$128$20
43 years$1,064$644$374$211$116$17
44 years$1,028$613$351$195$106$15
45 years$994$585$330$180$96$13
46 years$961$558$310$166$87$11
47 years$930$533$291$154$79$9
48 years$900$508$274$142$72$8
49 years$872$485$257$131$65$7
50 years$845$464$242$121$59$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $865,000, adding $4,189 every year, while hoping to spend $59,506 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: 60/12/28 Blend
55$865,000$865,000$865,000$865,000
56$957,551$911,706$898,298$1,007,517
57$991,907$893,066$865,078$1,023,445
58$1,027,773$871,518$828,749$1,034,087
59$1,065,241$846,856$789,147$1,044,454
60$1,104,408$818,865$746,096$1,054,531
61$1,145,381$787,313$699,414$1,064,310
62$1,188,276$751,957$648,910$1,073,779
63$1,233,217$712,540$594,385$1,082,932
64$1,280,339$668,789$535,632$1,091,763
65$1,329,791$620,416$472,432$1,100,272
66$1,381,730$567,117$404,559$1,108,459
67$1,436,330$508,570$331,776$1,116,331
68$1,493,781$444,434$253,835$1,123,897
69$1,554,285$374,351$170,477$1,131,173
70$1,618,068$297,939$81,434$1,138,182
71$1,685,372$214,799$0$1,144,951
72$1,756,462$124,507$0$1,155,579
73$1,831,628$26,614$0$1,192,280
74$1,911,184$0$0$1,230,846
75$1,995,476$0$0$1,281,921
76$2,084,881$0$0$1,339,855
77$2,179,810$0$0$1,401,404
78$2,280,713$0$0$1,466,864
79$2,388,083$0$0$1,536,561
80$2,502,459$0$0$1,610,850
81$2,624,431$0$0$1,690,119
82$2,754,646$0$0$1,774,794
83$2,893,812$0$0$1,865,344
84$3,042,706$0$0$1,962,280
85$3,202,180$0$0$2,066,163
86$3,373,168$0$0$2,177,609
87$3,556,693$0$0$2,297,296
88$3,753,882$0$0$2,425,963
89$3,965,967$0$0$2,564,427
90$4,194,305$0$0$2,713,581
91$4,440,383$0$0$2,874,407
92$4,705,836$0$0$3,047,985
93$4,992,460$0$0$3,235,500
94$5,302,229$0$0$3,438,256
95$5,637,311$0$0$3,657,683
96$6,000,090$0$0$3,895,357
97$6,393,188$0$0$4,153,008
98$6,819,486$0$0$4,432,540
99$7,282,153$0$0$4,736,046
100$7,784,675$0$0$5,065,828