Can I retire at age 56 with 921,000?

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 $921,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$76,055$75,378$74,717$74,072$73,442$72,077
2 years$37,651$36,950$36,270$35,611$34,972$33,602
3 years$24,851$24,147$23,469$22,817$22,188$20,855
4 years$18,453$17,751$17,080$16,438$15,825$14,540
5 years$14,615$13,917$13,255$12,626$12,030$10,797
6 years$12,057$11,364$10,712$10,097$9,519$8,338
7 years$10,230$9,544$8,901$8,301$7,741$6,614
8 years$8,861$8,181$7,549$6,964$6,422$5,348
9 years$7,797$7,123$6,502$5,932$5,408$4,386
10 years$6,946$6,278$5,669$5,113$4,608$3,638
11 years$6,250$5,589$4,991$4,450$3,963$3,043
12 years$5,671$5,017$4,429$3,903$3,434$2,563
13 years$5,181$4,534$3,957$3,446$2,995$2,171
14 years$4,761$4,121$3,555$3,059$2,625$1,847
15 years$4,398$3,764$3,210$2,728$2,311$1,578
16 years$4,080$3,454$2,910$2,443$2,043$1,352
17 years$3,800$3,181$2,648$2,195$1,811$1,162
18 years$3,552$2,939$2,418$1,978$1,611$1,001
19 years$3,330$2,724$2,213$1,787$1,436$864
20 years$3,130$2,531$2,031$1,619$1,282$746
21 years$2,950$2,358$1,868$1,469$1,147$646
22 years$2,786$2,201$1,722$1,336$1,029$560
23 years$2,637$2,058$1,590$1,216$923$486
24 years$2,500$1,929$1,470$1,109$830$422
25 years$2,374$1,810$1,362$1,013$747$366
26 years$2,259$1,701$1,263$926$673$319
27 years$2,152$1,601$1,173$848$606$277
28 years$2,053$1,509$1,090$777$547$241
29 years$1,961$1,423$1,015$712$494$210
30 years$1,875$1,344$945$654$446$183
31 years$1,795$1,271$881$601$404$160
32 years$1,720$1,202$822$552$365$139
33 years$1,649$1,138$768$508$330$121
34 years$1,583$1,079$717$467$299$106
35 years$1,521$1,023$670$430$271$92
36 years$1,463$971$627$396$246$80
37 years$1,408$923$587$365$223$70
38 years$1,355$877$550$336$202$61
39 years$1,306$834$515$310$183$53
40 years$1,259$793$483$286$166$47
41 years$1,215$755$453$264$151$41
42 years$1,173$719$425$243$137$36
43 years$1,132$685$398$225$124$31
44 years$1,094$653$374$208$113$27
45 years$1,058$623$351$192$102$24
46 years$1,023$594$330$177$93$21
47 years$990$567$310$164$84$18
48 years$958$541$291$151$76$16
49 years$928$517$274$140$69$14
50 years$899$494$257$129$63$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $921,000, adding $2,614 every year, while hoping to spend $42,554 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: 71/18/11 Blend
55$921,000$921,000$921,000$921,000
56$1,017,638$968,825$954,550$1,087,443
57$1,076,160$971,021$941,250$1,136,209
58$1,139,225$971,897$926,079$1,184,114
59$1,207,252$971,346$908,928$1,235,410
60$1,280,699$969,250$889,685$1,290,423
61$1,360,074$965,486$868,232$1,349,510
62$1,445,929$959,923$844,446$1,413,067
63$1,538,876$952,421$818,197$1,481,532
64$1,639,587$942,835$789,352$1,555,386
65$1,748,797$931,006$757,768$1,635,161
66$1,867,319$916,770$723,298$1,721,444
67$1,996,045$899,951$685,787$1,814,881
68$2,135,956$880,364$645,076$1,916,189
69$2,288,132$857,810$600,994$2,026,155
70$2,453,761$832,082$553,367$2,145,649
71$2,634,149$802,958$502,009$2,275,632
72$2,830,735$770,206$446,730$2,417,163
73$3,045,102$733,578$387,327$2,571,412
74$3,278,992$692,813$323,592$2,739,668
75$3,534,322$647,634$255,305$2,923,355
76$3,813,203$597,748$182,238$3,124,043
77$4,117,959$542,847$104,153$3,343,465
78$4,451,149$482,604$20,799$3,583,533
79$4,815,588$416,674$0$3,846,356
80$5,214,378$344,691$0$4,142,261
81$5,650,934$266,270$0$4,468,940
82$6,129,017$181,005$0$4,826,815
83$6,652,767$88,465$0$5,219,045
84$7,226,745$0$0$5,649,112
85$7,855,974$0$0$6,123,194
86$8,545,985$0$0$6,662,334
87$9,302,872$0$0$7,253,774
88$10,133,345$0$0$7,902,766
89$11,044,796$0$0$8,615,092
90$12,045,367$0$0$9,397,122
91$13,144,028$0$0$10,255,872
92$14,350,658$0$0$11,199,073
93$15,676,141$0$0$12,235,239
94$17,132,468$0$0$13,373,750
95$18,732,847$0$0$14,624,941
96$20,491,830$0$0$16,000,196
97$22,425,448$0$0$17,512,057
98$24,551,365$0$0$19,174,344
99$26,889,038$0$0$21,002,279
100$29,459,907$0$0$23,012,637