Can I retire at age 56 with 918,000?

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 $918,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$75,808$75,132$74,474$73,830$73,203$72,288
2 years$37,529$36,830$36,152$35,495$34,858$33,938
3 years$24,770$24,069$23,393$22,742$22,116$21,218
4 years$18,393$17,693$17,024$16,385$15,773$14,905
5 years$14,567$13,871$13,211$12,585$11,990$11,155
6 years$12,017$11,327$10,677$10,064$9,488$8,686
7 years$10,197$9,512$8,872$8,274$7,716$6,948
8 years$8,832$8,154$7,525$6,941$6,401$5,666
9 years$7,771$7,099$6,481$5,912$5,391$4,689
10 years$6,923$6,258$5,650$5,096$4,593$3,924
11 years$6,230$5,571$4,974$4,435$3,950$3,314
12 years$5,652$5,000$4,415$3,890$3,423$2,818
13 years$5,164$4,519$3,944$3,435$2,985$2,411
14 years$4,746$4,107$3,544$3,049$2,617$2,072
15 years$4,384$3,752$3,200$2,719$2,304$1,789
16 years$4,067$3,443$2,901$2,435$2,036$1,549
17 years$3,788$3,170$2,640$2,188$1,805$1,345
18 years$3,540$2,930$2,410$1,971$1,605$1,171
19 years$3,319$2,715$2,206$1,781$1,431$1,022
20 years$3,120$2,523$2,025$1,613$1,278$893
21 years$2,940$2,350$1,862$1,464$1,144$782
22 years$2,777$2,194$1,716$1,331$1,025$685
23 years$2,628$2,052$1,585$1,212$920$601
24 years$2,492$1,922$1,466$1,106$827$528
25 years$2,367$1,804$1,357$1,010$744$465
26 years$2,251$1,696$1,259$923$670$409
27 years$2,145$1,596$1,169$845$604$360
28 years$2,046$1,504$1,087$774$545$317
29 years$1,954$1,418$1,011$710$493$280
30 years$1,869$1,340$942$652$445$247
31 years$1,789$1,266$878$599$402$218
32 years$1,714$1,198$819$550$364$192
33 years$1,644$1,135$765$506$329$170
34 years$1,578$1,076$715$465$298$150
35 years$1,516$1,020$668$428$270$132
36 years$1,458$968$625$395$245$117
37 years$1,403$920$585$364$222$103
38 years$1,351$874$548$335$201$91
39 years$1,302$831$513$309$182$81
40 years$1,255$791$481$285$165$71
41 years$1,211$753$451$263$150$63
42 years$1,169$717$423$243$136$56
43 years$1,129$683$397$224$124$49
44 years$1,091$651$373$207$112$44
45 years$1,054$621$350$191$102$39
46 years$1,020$592$329$176$92$34
47 years$987$565$309$163$84$30
48 years$955$539$290$151$76$27
49 years$925$515$273$139$69$24
50 years$896$492$257$129$63$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $918,000, adding $4,890 every year, while hoping to spend $26,967 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: 65/16/19 Blend
55$918,000$918,000$918,000$918,000
56$1,016,680$968,026$953,797$1,077,608
57$1,091,689$986,767$957,057$1,137,838
58$1,173,444$1,005,522$959,521$1,200,104
59$1,262,607$1,024,263$961,137$1,267,509
60$1,359,902$1,042,962$961,844$1,340,557
61$1,466,130$1,061,585$961,584$1,419,802
62$1,582,170$1,080,097$960,291$1,505,857
63$1,708,990$1,098,460$957,900$1,599,396
64$1,847,657$1,116,635$954,340$1,701,162
65$1,999,346$1,134,578$949,538$1,811,975
66$2,165,348$1,152,241$943,416$1,932,739
67$2,347,088$1,169,575$935,895$2,064,447
68$2,546,133$1,186,526$926,889$2,208,199
69$2,764,208$1,203,036$916,310$2,365,203
70$3,003,217$1,219,044$904,066$2,536,792
71$3,265,251$1,234,484$890,058$2,724,437
72$3,552,618$1,249,285$874,186$2,929,758
73$3,867,857$1,263,372$856,344$3,154,540
74$4,213,766$1,276,664$836,419$3,400,753
75$4,593,427$1,289,077$814,295$3,670,566
76$5,010,233$1,300,519$789,850$3,966,372
77$5,467,924$1,310,891$762,958$4,290,807
78$5,970,619$1,320,092$733,484$4,646,780
79$6,522,855$1,328,010$701,289$5,037,493
80$7,129,632$1,334,527$666,227$5,466,480
81$7,796,455$1,339,519$628,146$5,937,634
82$8,529,391$1,342,854$586,887$6,455,247
83$9,335,124$1,344,389$542,283$7,024,051
84$10,221,018$1,343,976$494,161$7,649,261
85$11,195,185$1,341,453$442,338$8,336,625
86$12,266,563$1,336,654$386,626$9,092,481
87$13,445,000$1,329,397$326,825$9,923,814
88$14,741,346$1,319,494$262,730$10,838,322
89$16,167,555$1,306,741$194,123$11,844,494
90$17,736,799$1,290,924$120,780$12,951,683
91$19,463,591$1,271,818$42,464$14,170,201
92$21,363,922$1,249,181$0$15,511,414
93$23,455,410$1,222,759$0$16,996,185
94$25,757,469$1,192,281$0$18,639,714
95$28,291,491$1,157,463$0$20,448,661
96$31,081,046$1,118,002$0$22,439,855
97$34,152,106$1,073,578$0$24,631,849
98$37,533,289$1,023,851$0$27,045,082
99$41,256,129$968,465$0$29,702,083
100$45,355,375$907,040$0$32,627,678