Can I retire at age 56 with 974,000?

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 $974,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$80,432$79,716$79,017$78,334$77,668$75,883
2 years$39,818$39,076$38,358$37,661$36,985$35,196
3 years$26,282$25,537$24,820$24,130$23,465$21,728
4 years$19,515$18,772$18,063$17,384$16,735$15,065
5 years$15,456$14,718$14,017$13,353$12,722$11,122
6 years$12,751$12,018$11,328$10,678$10,066$8,538
7 years$10,819$10,093$9,414$8,779$8,187$6,731
8 years$9,371$8,651$7,984$7,365$6,792$5,408
9 years$8,246$7,533$6,876$6,273$5,720$4,406
10 years$7,346$6,640$5,995$5,407$4,873$3,629
11 years$6,610$5,911$5,278$4,706$4,191$3,015
12 years$5,997$5,305$4,684$4,128$3,632$2,521
13 years$5,479$4,794$4,185$3,644$3,167$2,120
14 years$5,035$4,358$3,760$3,235$2,776$1,791
15 years$4,651$3,981$3,395$2,885$2,445$1,518
16 years$4,315$3,653$3,078$2,583$2,160$1,291
17 years$4,019$3,364$2,801$2,321$1,916$1,101
18 years$3,756$3,108$2,557$2,092$1,703$940
19 years$3,521$2,881$2,341$1,890$1,518$805
20 years$3,310$2,677$2,148$1,712$1,356$690
21 years$3,120$2,494$1,976$1,554$1,214$592
22 years$2,946$2,328$1,821$1,413$1,088$509
23 years$2,788$2,177$1,681$1,286$976$438
24 years$2,644$2,040$1,555$1,173$878$377
25 years$2,511$1,914$1,440$1,072$790$324
26 years$2,389$1,799$1,336$980$711$280
27 years$2,276$1,693$1,240$897$641$241
28 years$2,171$1,595$1,153$822$579$208
29 years$2,073$1,505$1,073$753$523$179
30 years$1,983$1,421$999$691$472$155
31 years$1,898$1,344$932$635$427$134
32 years$1,819$1,271$869$584$386$116
33 years$1,744$1,204$812$537$349$100
34 years$1,674$1,141$758$494$316$86
35 years$1,609$1,082$709$455$287$75
36 years$1,547$1,027$663$419$260$64
37 years$1,489$976$621$386$235$56
38 years$1,433$927$581$356$213$48
39 years$1,381$882$545$328$193$42
40 years$1,332$839$511$302$175$36
41 years$1,285$799$479$279$159$31
42 years$1,240$761$449$257$144$27
43 years$1,198$725$421$238$131$23
44 years$1,157$691$396$219$119$20
45 years$1,119$659$371$203$108$17
46 years$1,082$628$349$187$98$15
47 years$1,047$600$328$173$89$13
48 years$1,014$572$308$160$81$11
49 years$982$547$289$148$73$10
50 years$951$522$272$137$67$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $974,000, adding $2,411 every year, while hoping to spend $47,126 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: 27/43/30 Blend
55$974,000$974,000$974,000$974,000
56$1,075,835$1,024,213$1,009,116$1,094,826
57$1,135,428$1,024,258$992,780$1,110,600
58$1,199,521$1,022,725$974,317$1,123,347
59$1,268,522$1,019,488$953,606$1,136,092
60$1,342,880$1,014,412$930,521$1,148,868
61$1,423,089$1,007,354$904,929$1,161,716
62$1,509,692$998,162$876,691$1,174,688
63$1,603,284$986,675$845,664$1,187,841
64$1,704,519$972,723$811,694$1,201,249
65$1,814,118$956,124$774,624$1,214,994
66$1,932,873$936,688$734,288$1,229,173
67$2,061,651$914,212$690,512$1,243,902
68$2,201,412$888,481$643,117$1,259,311
69$2,353,207$859,267$591,912$1,275,552
70$2,518,193$826,330$536,700$1,292,801
71$2,697,643$789,415$477,274$1,311,258
72$2,892,960$748,253$413,420$1,331,150
73$3,105,684$702,559$344,911$1,352,739
74$3,337,511$652,032$271,513$1,376,321
75$3,590,309$596,354$192,980$1,402,231
76$3,866,131$535,186$109,057$1,430,850
77$4,167,241$468,174$19,474$1,462,607
78$4,496,126$394,942$0$1,497,987
79$4,855,529$315,092$0$1,561,904
80$5,248,465$228,204$0$1,638,840
81$5,678,258$133,835$0$1,723,344
82$6,148,565$31,518$0$1,816,291
83$6,663,414$0$0$1,918,656
84$7,227,239$0$0$2,069,018
85$7,844,926$0$0$2,250,241
86$8,521,853$0$0$2,449,010
87$9,263,944$0$0$2,667,084
88$10,077,723$0$0$2,906,403
89$10,970,377$0$0$3,169,101
90$11,949,820$0$0$3,457,532
91$13,024,771$0$0$3,774,285
92$14,204,833$0$0$4,122,216
93$15,500,585$0$0$4,504,469
94$16,923,680$0$0$4,924,508
95$18,486,955$0$0$5,386,149
96$20,204,551$0$0$5,893,597
97$22,092,047$0$0$6,451,484
98$24,166,607$0$0$7,064,912
99$26,447,139$0$0$7,739,505
100$28,954,475$0$0$8,481,456