Can I retire at age 56 with 916,000?

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 $916,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$75,642$74,969$74,311$73,670$73,043$70,904
2 years$37,447$36,749$36,073$35,418$34,782$32,645
3 years$24,717$24,016$23,342$22,693$22,067$19,998
4 years$18,353$17,654$16,987$16,349$15,739$13,753
5 years$14,535$13,841$13,183$12,557$11,964$10,068
6 years$11,991$11,302$10,653$10,042$9,467$7,662
7 years$10,175$9,492$8,853$8,256$7,699$5,986
8 years$8,813$8,136$7,508$6,926$6,387$4,764
9 years$7,755$7,084$6,467$5,899$5,379$3,845
10 years$6,908$6,244$5,638$5,085$4,583$3,135
11 years$6,216$5,559$4,963$4,426$3,942$2,578
12 years$5,640$4,989$4,405$3,882$3,416$2,133
13 years$5,153$4,509$3,936$3,427$2,979$1,775
14 years$4,735$4,098$3,536$3,042$2,611$1,483
15 years$4,374$3,744$3,193$2,713$2,299$1,243
16 years$4,058$3,435$2,895$2,429$2,032$1,045
17 years$3,780$3,164$2,634$2,183$1,802$880
18 years$3,533$2,923$2,404$1,967$1,602$743
19 years$3,312$2,709$2,201$1,777$1,428$629
20 years$3,113$2,518$2,020$1,610$1,275$532
21 years$2,934$2,345$1,858$1,461$1,141$451
22 years$2,771$2,189$1,713$1,328$1,023$383
23 years$2,622$2,047$1,581$1,210$918$325
24 years$2,486$1,918$1,462$1,103$825$276
25 years$2,362$1,800$1,354$1,008$743$235
26 years$2,247$1,692$1,256$921$669$200
27 years$2,140$1,592$1,166$843$603$170
28 years$2,042$1,500$1,084$773$544$145
29 years$1,950$1,415$1,009$709$491$124
30 years$1,865$1,337$940$650$444$105
31 years$1,785$1,264$876$597$401$90
32 years$1,710$1,196$818$549$363$76
33 years$1,640$1,132$763$505$329$65
34 years$1,575$1,073$713$464$298$56
35 years$1,513$1,018$667$428$270$47
36 years$1,455$966$624$394$244$40
37 years$1,400$918$584$363$221$34
38 years$1,348$872$547$334$201$29
39 years$1,299$829$512$308$182$25
40 years$1,252$789$480$284$165$21
41 years$1,208$751$450$262$150$18
42 years$1,166$715$422$242$136$16
43 years$1,126$681$396$224$123$13
44 years$1,088$650$372$206$112$11
45 years$1,052$619$349$191$102$10
46 years$1,018$591$328$176$92$8
47 years$985$564$308$163$84$7
48 years$953$538$290$150$76$6
49 years$923$514$272$139$69$5
50 years$894$491$256$128$63$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $916,000, adding $5,780 every year, while hoping to spend $33,958 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: 57/32/11 Blend
55$916,000$916,000$916,000$916,000
56$1,015,394$966,846$952,648$1,070,200
57$1,082,833$978,090$948,431$1,119,119
58$1,156,013$988,748$942,934$1,168,127
59$1,235,483$998,753$936,079$1,220,716
60$1,321,848$1,008,038$927,784$1,277,233
61$1,415,774$1,016,529$917,961$1,338,061
62$1,517,991$1,024,147$906,521$1,403,624
63$1,629,305$1,030,809$893,369$1,474,390
64$1,750,603$1,036,427$878,405$1,550,872
65$1,882,859$1,040,907$861,526$1,633,642
66$2,027,146$1,044,147$842,623$1,723,326
67$2,184,646$1,046,041$821,582$1,820,619
68$2,356,659$1,046,476$798,284$1,926,285
69$2,544,616$1,045,332$772,605$2,041,169
70$2,750,094$1,042,480$744,414$2,166,203
71$2,974,827$1,037,785$713,576$2,302,418
72$3,220,727$1,031,103$679,947$2,450,947
73$3,489,895$1,022,282$643,380$2,613,045
74$3,784,649$1,011,159$603,718$2,790,094
75$4,107,541$997,562$560,799$2,983,621
76$4,461,377$981,311$514,454$3,195,310
77$4,849,254$962,211$464,504$3,427,020
78$5,274,578$940,059$410,765$3,680,801
79$5,741,101$914,639$353,042$3,958,917
80$6,252,959$885,721$291,134$4,263,865
81$6,814,703$853,064$224,830$4,598,399
82$7,431,350$816,411$153,908$4,965,558
83$8,108,423$775,491$78,140$5,368,697
84$8,852,008$730,016$0$5,811,513
85$9,668,810$679,683$0$6,298,407
86$10,566,213$624,173$0$6,843,370
87$11,552,354$563,144$0$7,442,217
88$12,636,195$496,239$0$8,100,458
89$13,827,611$423,079$0$8,824,168
90$15,137,481$343,264$0$9,620,047
91$16,577,791$256,371$0$10,495,480
92$18,161,745$161,952$0$11,458,612
93$19,903,893$59,538$0$12,518,425
94$21,820,264$0$0$13,684,818
95$23,928,520$0$0$14,986,800
96$26,248,118$0$0$16,442,457
97$28,800,501$0$0$18,044,292
98$31,609,292$0$0$19,807,143
99$34,700,521$0$0$21,747,358
100$38,102,867$0$0$23,882,951