Can I retire at age 56 with 934,000?

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 $934,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$77,129$76,442$75,772$75,117$74,478$72,885
2 years$38,183$37,471$36,782$36,114$35,466$33,869
3 years$25,202$24,488$23,801$23,139$22,501$20,949
4 years$18,713$18,001$17,321$16,670$16,048$14,554
5 years$14,821$14,113$13,442$12,804$12,199$10,767
6 years$12,227$11,525$10,863$10,240$9,653$8,284
7 years$10,375$9,678$9,027$8,419$7,850$6,545
8 years$8,986$8,296$7,656$7,062$6,513$5,271
9 years$7,907$7,223$6,594$6,015$5,485$4,305
10 years$7,044$6,367$5,749$5,185$4,673$3,555
11 years$6,338$5,668$5,061$4,513$4,019$2,960
12 years$5,751$5,087$4,492$3,958$3,483$2,482
13 years$5,254$4,597$4,013$3,495$3,037$2,093
14 years$4,828$4,179$3,606$3,102$2,662$1,773
15 years$4,460$3,818$3,255$2,767$2,344$1,507
16 years$4,138$3,503$2,951$2,477$2,072$1,285
17 years$3,854$3,226$2,686$2,226$1,837$1,099
18 years$3,602$2,981$2,452$2,006$1,633$941
19 years$3,377$2,763$2,244$1,812$1,456$808
20 years$3,174$2,567$2,060$1,641$1,300$695
21 years$2,991$2,391$1,895$1,490$1,164$598
22 years$2,825$2,232$1,746$1,355$1,043$516
23 years$2,674$2,088$1,612$1,234$936$445
24 years$2,535$1,956$1,491$1,125$842$384
25 years$2,408$1,836$1,381$1,028$757$332
26 years$2,291$1,725$1,281$940$682$287
27 years$2,182$1,624$1,189$860$615$248
28 years$2,082$1,530$1,106$788$555$215
29 years$1,988$1,443$1,029$723$501$186
30 years$1,901$1,363$958$663$453$161
31 years$1,820$1,288$894$609$409$140
32 years$1,744$1,219$834$560$370$121
33 years$1,673$1,155$778$515$335$105
34 years$1,606$1,094$727$474$303$91
35 years$1,543$1,038$680$436$275$79
36 years$1,483$985$636$401$249$68
37 years$1,427$936$595$370$226$59
38 years$1,374$889$558$341$205$51
39 years$1,324$846$522$314$186$45
40 years$1,277$804$490$290$168$39
41 years$1,232$766$459$268$153$34
42 years$1,189$729$431$247$139$29
43 years$1,148$695$404$228$126$25
44 years$1,110$662$379$210$114$22
45 years$1,073$632$356$194$104$19
46 years$1,038$603$335$180$94$17
47 years$1,004$575$314$166$85$14
48 years$972$549$295$153$78$12
49 years$941$524$278$142$70$11
50 years$912$501$261$131$64$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $934,000, adding $4,310 every year, while hoping to spend $37,756 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: 76/19/5 Blend
55$934,000$934,000$934,000$934,000
56$1,033,714$984,212$969,735$1,111,637
57$1,098,980$992,266$962,049$1,171,456
58$1,169,639$999,450$952,840$1,231,702
59$1,246,199$1,005,680$942,017$1,296,621
60$1,329,222$1,010,869$929,486$1,366,660
61$1,419,325$1,014,924$915,145$1,442,313
62$1,517,186$1,017,744$898,892$1,524,122
63$1,623,551$1,019,225$880,617$1,612,686
64$1,739,240$1,019,255$860,205$1,708,665
65$1,865,158$1,017,714$837,537$1,812,784
66$2,002,298$1,014,475$812,488$1,925,845
67$2,151,753$1,009,405$784,927$2,048,730
68$2,314,727$1,002,361$754,717$2,182,411
69$2,492,544$993,192$721,716$2,327,962
70$2,686,663$981,738$685,772$2,486,562
71$2,898,688$967,828$646,731$2,659,515
72$3,130,386$951,284$604,429$2,848,256
73$3,383,702$931,914$558,694$3,054,368
74$3,660,778$909,516$509,349$3,279,595
75$3,963,972$883,877$456,207$3,525,859
76$4,295,880$854,770$399,073$3,795,281
77$4,659,362$821,956$337,743$4,090,197
78$5,057,566$785,181$272,007$4,413,182
79$5,493,960$744,176$201,641$4,767,077
80$5,972,362$698,659$126,414$5,155,011
81$6,496,979$648,330$46,085$5,580,434
82$7,072,443$592,870$0$6,047,151
83$7,703,856$531,945$0$6,561,469
84$8,396,840$465,200$0$7,128,659
85$9,157,584$392,262$0$7,751,367
86$9,992,909$312,734$0$8,435,229
87$10,910,326$226,198$0$9,186,451
88$11,918,111$132,214$0$10,011,878
89$13,025,381$30,315$0$10,919,051
90$14,242,178$0$0$11,916,283
91$15,579,567$0$0$13,029,463
92$17,049,738$0$0$14,260,170
93$18,666,119$0$0$15,613,313
94$20,443,506$0$0$17,101,282
95$22,398,200$0$0$18,737,730
96$24,548,161$0$0$20,537,697
97$26,913,176$0$0$22,517,755
98$29,515,048$0$0$24,696,164
99$32,377,797$0$0$27,093,040
100$35,527,891$0$0$29,730,551