Can I retire at age 56 with 950,000?

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:
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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 $950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$75,403
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$35,719
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$22,540
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$15,987
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$12,083
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$9,505
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$7,684
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$6,335
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$5,301
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$4,488
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$3,834
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$3,300
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$2,858
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$2,487
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$2,174
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$1,907
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$1,679
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$1,481
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$1,310
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$1,161
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$1,031
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$916
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$816
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$727
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$649
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$580
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$518
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$464
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$415
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$372
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$333
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$299
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$268
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$240
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$216
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$194
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$174
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$156
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$140
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$126
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$113
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$102
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$92
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$82
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$74
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$67
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$60
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$54
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$48
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $950,000, adding $3,200 every year, while hoping to spend $25,496 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: 50/22/28 Blend
55$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
56$1,050,201$999,851$985,126$1,094,247
57$1,130,194$1,021,716$991,000$1,147,234
58$1,217,491$1,043,798$996,216$1,202,002
59$1,312,812$1,066,081$1,000,726$1,261,034
60$1,416,946$1,088,546$1,004,478$1,324,746
61$1,530,764$1,111,174$1,007,417$1,393,600
62$1,655,224$1,133,944$1,009,488$1,468,100
63$1,791,381$1,156,831$1,010,630$1,548,806
64$1,940,397$1,179,811$1,010,781$1,636,334
65$2,103,551$1,202,855$1,009,875$1,731,363
66$2,282,251$1,225,933$1,007,844$1,834,643
67$2,478,049$1,249,012$1,004,615$1,947,000
68$2,692,653$1,272,057$1,000,113$2,069,345
69$2,927,945$1,295,029$994,258$2,202,684
70$3,185,997$1,317,886$986,967$2,348,124
71$3,469,091$1,340,585$978,153$2,506,888
72$3,779,742$1,363,078$967,725$2,680,323
73$4,120,719$1,385,311$955,586$2,869,916
74$4,495,071$1,407,231$941,638$3,077,307
75$4,906,160$1,428,776$925,774$3,304,301
76$5,357,686$1,449,884$907,886$3,552,893
77$5,853,728$1,470,486$887,858$3,825,281
78$6,398,777$1,490,509$865,569$4,123,887
79$6,997,782$1,509,874$840,896$4,451,384
80$7,656,195$1,528,497$813,705$4,810,719
81$8,380,022$1,546,288$783,859$5,205,141
82$9,175,881$1,563,153$751,215$5,638,233
83$10,051,061$1,578,988$715,622$6,113,944
84$11,013,597$1,593,686$676,922$6,636,630
85$12,072,337$1,607,129$634,952$7,211,093
86$13,237,031$1,619,195$589,539$7,842,628
87$14,518,425$1,629,752$540,505$8,537,072
88$15,928,353$1,638,659$487,661$9,300,861
89$17,479,860$1,645,768$430,812$10,141,089
90$19,187,314$1,650,919$369,753$11,065,580
91$21,066,551$1,653,945$304,271$12,082,958
92$23,135,018$1,654,667$234,142$13,202,731
93$25,411,937$1,652,894$159,134$14,435,378
94$27,918,493$1,648,423$79,003$15,792,456
95$30,678,026$1,641,042$0$17,286,703
96$33,716,254$1,630,523$0$18,934,105
97$37,061,516$1,616,623$0$20,773,512
98$40,745,042$1,599,088$0$22,798,443
99$44,801,239$1,577,646$0$25,027,794
100$49,268,024$1,552,010$0$27,482,391