Can I retire at age 56 with 896,000?

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 $896,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$73,991$73,332$72,689$72,061$71,448$68,586
2 years$36,629$35,947$35,286$34,645$34,023$31,176
3 years$24,177$23,492$22,832$22,197$21,586$18,842
4 years$17,952$17,269$16,616$15,992$15,395$12,777
5 years$14,218$13,539$12,895$12,283$11,703$9,217
6 years$11,729$11,056$10,421$9,823$9,260$6,907
7 years$9,953$9,285$8,660$8,076$7,531$5,310
8 years$8,621$7,959$7,344$6,775$6,248$4,157
9 years$7,585$6,929$6,326$5,771$5,261$3,298
10 years$6,757$6,108$5,515$4,974$4,483$2,642
11 years$6,080$5,437$4,855$4,329$3,856$2,133
12 years$5,517$4,880$4,309$3,797$3,341$1,733
13 years$5,040$4,410$3,850$3,352$2,914$1,414
14 years$4,632$4,009$3,459$2,976$2,554$1,159
15 years$4,279$3,662$3,123$2,654$2,249$952
16 years$3,970$3,360$2,831$2,376$1,987$784
17 years$3,697$3,094$2,576$2,135$1,762$647
18 years$3,456$2,859$2,352$1,924$1,567$535
19 years$3,239$2,650$2,153$1,739$1,397$443
20 years$3,045$2,463$1,976$1,575$1,247$367
21 years$2,870$2,294$1,818$1,429$1,116$305
22 years$2,710$2,141$1,675$1,299$1,001$253
23 years$2,565$2,003$1,547$1,183$898$210
24 years$2,432$1,876$1,430$1,079$807$175
25 years$2,310$1,761$1,325$986$726$145
26 years$2,197$1,655$1,229$901$654$121
27 years$2,093$1,557$1,141$825$590$101
28 years$1,997$1,468$1,061$756$532$84
29 years$1,907$1,384$987$693$481$70
30 years$1,824$1,308$919$636$434$58
31 years$1,746$1,236$857$584$393$48
32 years$1,673$1,170$800$537$355$40
33 years$1,605$1,108$747$494$321$34
34 years$1,540$1,050$698$454$291$28
35 years$1,480$996$652$418$264$23
36 years$1,423$945$610$385$239$19
37 years$1,369$898$571$355$216$16
38 years$1,319$853$535$327$196$13
39 years$1,271$811$501$302$178$11
40 years$1,225$772$470$278$161$9
41 years$1,182$735$440$257$146$8
42 years$1,141$700$413$237$133$6
43 years$1,102$667$388$219$121$5
44 years$1,065$635$364$202$109$5
45 years$1,029$606$342$186$99$4
46 years$995$578$321$172$90$3
47 years$963$552$301$159$82$3
48 years$932$527$283$147$74$2
49 years$903$503$266$136$68$2
50 years$875$480$250$126$61$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $896,000, adding $3,577 every year, while hoping to spend $29,821 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: 56/21/23 Blend
55$896,000$896,000$896,000$896,000
56$991,082$943,594$929,706$1,040,199
57$1,060,443$958,100$929,122$1,088,721
58$1,135,879$972,319$927,518$1,138,100
59$1,217,979$986,202$924,830$1,191,262
60$1,307,390$999,703$920,989$1,248,580
61$1,404,823$1,012,769$915,922$1,310,465
62$1,511,064$1,025,343$909,554$1,377,369
63$1,626,973$1,037,366$901,805$1,449,794
64$1,753,502$1,048,774$892,593$1,528,291
65$1,891,695$1,059,500$881,831$1,613,470
66$2,042,703$1,069,470$869,427$1,706,004
67$2,207,792$1,078,607$855,286$1,806,634
68$2,388,357$1,086,829$839,308$1,916,180
69$2,585,934$1,094,049$821,390$2,035,546
70$2,802,214$1,100,171$801,421$2,165,727
71$3,039,058$1,105,099$779,287$2,307,825
72$3,298,518$1,108,724$754,869$2,463,054
73$3,582,851$1,110,936$728,042$2,632,751
74$3,894,545$1,111,615$698,674$2,818,395
75$4,236,337$1,110,633$666,629$3,021,616
76$4,611,246$1,107,857$631,763$3,244,212
77$5,022,594$1,103,143$593,928$3,488,166
78$5,474,042$1,096,339$552,967$3,755,667
79$5,969,619$1,087,285$508,717$4,049,129
80$6,513,768$1,075,810$461,007$4,371,214
81$7,111,381$1,061,733$409,659$4,724,860
82$7,767,846$1,044,862$354,487$5,113,305
83$8,489,101$1,024,995$295,297$5,540,122
84$9,281,685$1,001,915$231,885$6,009,252
85$10,152,803$975,396$164,039$6,525,041
86$11,110,394$945,195$91,539$7,092,281
87$12,163,202$911,057$14,154$7,716,260
88$13,320,862$872,713$0$8,402,805
89$14,593,990$829,875$0$9,175,138
90$15,994,280$782,242$0$10,028,354
91$17,534,618$729,494$0$10,966,855
92$19,229,202$671,292$0$11,999,329
93$21,093,674$607,278$0$13,135,349
94$23,145,269$537,076$0$14,385,469
95$25,402,979$460,285$0$15,761,318
96$27,887,727$376,483$0$17,275,717
97$30,622,570$285,225$0$18,942,795
98$33,632,910$186,039$0$20,778,125
99$36,946,741$78,429$0$22,798,871
100$40,594,905$0$0$25,023,952