Can I retire at age 56 with 875,000?

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:
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 $875,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$72,257$71,613$70,985$70,372$69,774$68,449
2 years$35,771$35,104$34,459$33,833$33,226$31,896
3 years$23,610$22,941$22,297$21,677$21,080$19,787
4 years$17,531$16,864$16,227$15,617$15,034$13,788
5 years$13,885$13,222$12,593$11,995$11,429$10,233
6 years$11,455$10,797$10,177$9,593$9,043$7,899
7 years$9,719$9,067$8,457$7,887$7,355$6,262
8 years$8,419$7,772$7,172$6,616$6,101$5,060
9 years$7,407$6,767$6,177$5,635$5,138$4,148
10 years$6,599$5,965$5,385$4,858$4,378$3,438
11 years$5,938$5,310$4,741$4,228$3,765$2,874
12 years$5,387$4,766$4,208$3,708$3,263$2,419
13 years$4,922$4,307$3,759$3,274$2,845$2,048
14 years$4,523$3,915$3,378$2,906$2,494$1,741
15 years$4,178$3,576$3,050$2,592$2,196$1,487
16 years$3,877$3,281$2,765$2,321$1,941$1,273
17 years$3,611$3,022$2,516$2,085$1,721$1,093
18 years$3,375$2,792$2,297$1,879$1,530$941
19 years$3,164$2,588$2,103$1,698$1,364$811
20 years$2,974$2,405$1,930$1,538$1,218$701
21 years$2,802$2,240$1,775$1,396$1,090$606
22 years$2,647$2,091$1,636$1,269$977$525
23 years$2,505$1,956$1,510$1,156$877$455
24 years$2,375$1,832$1,397$1,054$788$395
25 years$2,256$1,720$1,294$963$709$343
26 years$2,146$1,616$1,200$880$639$298
27 years$2,044$1,521$1,114$806$576$259
28 years$1,950$1,433$1,036$738$520$225
29 years$1,863$1,352$964$677$469$196
30 years$1,781$1,277$898$621$424$170
31 years$1,705$1,207$837$571$383$148
32 years$1,634$1,142$781$524$347$129
33 years$1,567$1,082$729$482$314$113
34 years$1,504$1,025$681$444$284$98
35 years$1,445$972$637$408$257$85
36 years$1,390$923$596$376$233$75
37 years$1,337$877$558$347$211$65
38 years$1,288$833$522$319$192$57
39 years$1,241$792$489$295$174$49
40 years$1,196$754$459$272$158$43
41 years$1,154$717$430$251$143$38
42 years$1,114$683$403$231$130$33
43 years$1,076$651$379$214$118$29
44 years$1,040$620$355$197$107$25
45 years$1,005$592$334$182$97$22
46 years$972$564$313$168$88$19
47 years$941$539$294$155$80$17
48 years$911$514$277$144$73$14
49 years$882$491$260$133$66$13
50 years$854$469$244$123$60$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $875,000, adding $2,492 every year, while hoping to spend $38,999 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: 60/35/5 Blend
55$875,000$875,000$875,000$875,000
56$966,820$920,445$906,883$1,023,861
57$1,023,942$924,053$895,769$1,065,906
58$1,085,582$926,530$882,975$1,107,015
59$1,152,161$927,780$868,405$1,150,851
60$1,224,141$927,700$851,956$1,197,676
61$1,302,028$926,182$833,521$1,247,780
62$1,386,380$923,110$812,989$1,301,483
63$1,477,810$918,361$790,243$1,359,140
64$1,576,990$911,805$765,161$1,421,141
65$1,684,664$903,304$737,614$1,487,920
66$1,801,645$892,711$707,469$1,559,955
67$1,928,830$879,871$674,587$1,637,774
68$2,067,205$864,620$638,820$1,721,963
69$2,217,856$846,782$600,017$1,813,167
70$2,381,978$826,175$558,017$1,912,099
71$2,560,883$802,601$512,655$2,019,549
72$2,756,019$775,855$463,755$2,136,387
73$2,968,978$745,716$411,135$2,263,578
74$3,201,512$711,954$354,606$2,402,184
75$3,455,549$674,323$293,969$2,553,381
76$3,733,214$632,564$229,016$2,718,467
77$4,036,845$586,402$159,530$2,898,878
78$4,369,015$535,548$85,287$3,096,196
79$4,732,560$479,695$6,050$3,312,171
80$5,130,601$418,520$0$3,548,737
81$5,566,574$351,679$0$3,812,214
82$6,044,265$278,812$0$4,101,388
83$6,567,842$199,536$0$4,418,552
84$7,141,897$113,448$0$4,766,592
85$7,771,485$20,122$0$5,148,697
86$8,462,177$0$0$5,568,384
87$9,220,106$0$0$6,060,688
88$10,052,030$0$0$6,609,633
89$10,965,391$0$0$7,212,389
90$11,968,389$0$0$7,874,377
91$13,070,055$0$0$8,601,566
92$14,280,340$0$0$9,400,535
93$15,610,203$0$0$10,278,529
94$17,071,720$0$0$11,243,532
95$18,678,194$0$0$12,304,338
96$20,444,281$0$0$13,470,635
97$22,386,128$0$0$14,753,100
98$24,521,524$0$0$16,163,493
99$26,870,068$0$0$17,714,771
100$29,453,355$0$0$19,421,211