Can I retire at age 56 with 906,000?

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 $906,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$74,817$74,150$73,500$72,865$72,246$71,581
2 years$37,038$36,348$35,680$35,031$34,403$33,733
3 years$24,447$23,754$23,087$22,445$21,826$21,172
4 years$18,152$17,462$16,801$16,170$15,567$14,933
5 years$14,377$13,690$13,039$12,420$11,834$11,223
6 years$11,860$11,179$10,537$9,933$9,364$8,776
7 years$10,064$9,388$8,756$8,166$7,615$7,051
8 years$8,717$8,047$7,426$6,850$6,317$5,777
9 years$7,670$7,007$6,396$5,835$5,320$4,804
10 years$6,833$6,176$5,576$5,030$4,533$4,040
11 years$6,148$5,498$4,909$4,377$3,899$3,428
12 years$5,578$4,935$4,357$3,840$3,378$2,930
13 years$5,096$4,460$3,893$3,390$2,946$2,520
14 years$4,684$4,054$3,497$3,009$2,583$2,177
15 years$4,326$3,703$3,158$2,684$2,274$1,889
16 years$4,014$3,398$2,863$2,403$2,010$1,645
17 years$3,739$3,129$2,605$2,159$1,782$1,437
18 years$3,494$2,891$2,378$1,946$1,584$1,258
19 years$3,276$2,680$2,177$1,758$1,412$1,104
20 years$3,079$2,490$1,998$1,592$1,261$971
21 years$2,902$2,319$1,838$1,445$1,129$855
22 years$2,741$2,165$1,694$1,314$1,012$754
23 years$2,594$2,025$1,564$1,197$908$666
24 years$2,459$1,897$1,446$1,091$816$588
25 years$2,336$1,780$1,340$997$735$521
26 years$2,222$1,673$1,242$911$662$461
27 years$2,117$1,575$1,154$834$597$409
28 years$2,019$1,484$1,073$764$538$362
29 years$1,929$1,400$998$701$486$321
30 years$1,844$1,322$930$643$439$285
31 years$1,765$1,250$867$591$397$253
32 years$1,692$1,183$809$543$359$225
33 years$1,623$1,120$755$499$325$200
34 years$1,558$1,061$705$459$294$178
35 years$1,496$1,007$660$423$267$158
36 years$1,439$956$617$389$242$141
37 years$1,385$908$578$359$219$125
38 years$1,333$863$541$331$198$111
39 years$1,285$820$507$305$180$99
40 years$1,239$780$475$281$163$88
41 years$1,195$743$445$260$148$79
42 years$1,153$707$418$239$134$70
43 years$1,114$674$392$221$122$62
44 years$1,076$642$368$204$111$55
45 years$1,041$613$345$189$100$49
46 years$1,007$584$324$174$91$44
47 years$974$558$305$161$83$39
48 years$943$532$286$149$75$35
49 years$913$508$269$137$68$31
50 years$885$486$253$127$62$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $906,000, adding $4,567 every year, while hoping to spend $26,792 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: 54/38/8 Blend
55$906,000$906,000$906,000$906,000
56$1,003,123$955,105$941,062$1,055,109
57$1,076,935$973,399$944,081$1,109,112
58$1,157,378$991,691$946,303$1,164,526
59$1,245,100$1,009,953$947,674$1,224,192
60$1,340,814$1,028,154$948,135$1,288,516
61$1,445,305$1,046,262$947,626$1,357,948
62$1,559,438$1,064,241$946,083$1,432,983
63$1,684,164$1,082,052$943,440$1,514,166
64$1,820,531$1,099,654$939,627$1,602,099
65$1,969,691$1,117,003$934,570$1,697,444
66$2,132,914$1,134,052$928,194$1,800,932
67$2,311,600$1,150,748$920,416$1,913,367
68$2,507,286$1,167,039$911,154$2,035,638
69$2,721,670$1,182,864$900,318$2,168,722
70$2,956,618$1,198,162$887,816$2,313,699
71$3,214,187$1,212,866$873,552$2,471,758
72$3,496,642$1,226,904$857,424$2,644,209
73$3,806,477$1,240,200$839,325$2,832,499
74$4,146,441$1,252,673$819,146$3,038,221
75$4,519,560$1,264,236$796,769$3,263,131
76$4,929,167$1,274,796$772,073$3,509,168
77$5,378,936$1,284,254$744,931$3,778,466
78$5,872,911$1,292,506$715,210$4,073,380
79$6,415,549$1,299,441$682,771$4,396,508
80$7,011,761$1,304,939$647,469$4,750,709
81$7,666,953$1,308,873$609,152$5,139,141
82$8,387,084$1,311,110$567,661$5,565,283
83$9,178,719$1,311,507$522,830$6,032,969
84$10,049,090$1,309,912$474,486$6,546,430
85$11,006,164$1,306,165$422,448$7,110,328
86$12,058,720$1,300,094$366,527$7,729,803
87$13,216,429$1,291,518$306,525$8,410,521
88$14,489,947$1,280,245$242,237$9,158,732
89$15,891,016$1,266,071$173,446$9,981,322
90$17,432,571$1,248,781$99,928$10,885,884
91$19,128,866$1,228,144$21,448$11,880,792
92$20,995,606$1,203,918$0$12,975,272
93$23,050,094$1,175,846$0$14,184,817
94$25,311,398$1,143,657$0$15,517,625
95$27,800,526$1,107,061$0$16,984,250
96$30,540,626$1,065,754$0$18,598,345
97$33,557,207$1,019,414$0$20,374,961
98$36,878,375$967,697$0$22,330,686
99$40,535,099$910,245$0$24,483,808
100$44,561,506$846,673$0$26,854,480