Can I retire at age 56 with 991,000?

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 $991,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$81,836$81,107$80,396$79,702$79,024$76,586
2 years$40,513$39,758$39,027$38,318$37,630$35,196
3 years$26,740$25,982$25,253$24,551$23,874$21,519
4 years$19,855$19,100$18,378$17,687$17,027$14,770
5 years$15,725$14,975$14,262$13,586$12,944$10,790
6 years$12,973$12,228$11,526$10,865$10,242$8,193
7 years$11,008$10,269$9,578$8,932$8,330$6,386
8 years$9,535$8,802$8,123$7,493$6,910$5,071
9 years$8,389$7,664$6,996$6,382$5,819$4,082
10 years$7,474$6,755$6,099$5,502$4,958$3,321
11 years$6,725$6,014$5,370$4,788$4,264$2,723
12 years$6,102$5,398$4,766$4,200$3,695$2,248
13 years$5,575$4,878$4,258$3,708$3,222$1,865
14 years$5,123$4,434$3,826$3,291$2,825$1,554
15 years$4,732$4,051$3,454$2,935$2,487$1,299
16 years$4,391$3,716$3,132$2,628$2,198$1,089
17 years$4,089$3,423$2,850$2,362$1,949$915
18 years$3,822$3,163$2,601$2,128$1,733$770
19 years$3,583$2,931$2,381$1,923$1,545$649
20 years$3,368$2,724$2,186$1,742$1,380$548
21 years$3,174$2,537$2,010$1,581$1,235$463
22 years$2,998$2,368$1,853$1,437$1,107$392
23 years$2,837$2,215$1,711$1,309$993$332
24 years$2,690$2,075$1,582$1,194$893$281
25 years$2,555$1,948$1,465$1,090$804$238
26 years$2,430$1,830$1,359$997$724$202
27 years$2,315$1,723$1,262$912$653$171
28 years$2,209$1,623$1,173$836$589$146
29 years$2,110$1,531$1,092$767$532$124
30 years$2,017$1,446$1,017$704$480$105
31 years$1,931$1,367$948$646$434$89
32 years$1,850$1,294$885$594$393$76
33 years$1,775$1,225$826$546$356$64
34 years$1,704$1,161$772$502$322$55
35 years$1,637$1,101$721$463$292$46
36 years$1,574$1,045$675$426$264$39
37 years$1,515$993$632$392$239$34
38 years$1,458$943$592$362$217$29
39 years$1,405$897$554$334$197$24
40 years$1,355$854$519$308$179$21
41 years$1,307$812$487$284$162$18
42 years$1,262$774$457$262$147$15
43 years$1,219$737$429$242$133$13
44 years$1,177$703$402$223$121$11
45 years$1,138$670$378$206$110$9
46 years$1,101$639$355$190$100$8
47 years$1,065$610$333$176$91$7
48 years$1,031$582$313$163$82$6
49 years$999$556$295$150$75$5
50 years$968$531$277$139$68$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $991,000, adding $2,102 every year, while hoping to spend $48,288 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: 53/33/14 Blend
55$991,000$991,000$991,000$991,000
56$1,094,250$1,041,727$1,026,367$1,148,065
57$1,154,486$1,041,394$1,009,372$1,184,683
58$1,219,247$1,039,426$990,189$1,219,172
59$1,288,944$1,035,692$968,695$1,255,602
60$1,364,029$1,030,053$944,758$1,294,170
61$1,444,995$1,022,361$918,244$1,335,093
62$1,532,389$1,012,461$889,009$1,378,616
63$1,626,806$1,000,185$856,904$1,425,009
64$1,728,905$985,359$821,775$1,474,571
65$1,839,407$967,795$783,458$1,527,637
66$1,959,106$947,296$741,784$1,584,578
67$2,088,875$923,654$696,573$1,645,806
68$2,229,673$896,646$647,642$1,711,776
69$2,382,557$866,039$594,795$1,782,998
70$2,548,686$831,583$537,829$1,860,034
71$2,729,338$793,017$476,533$1,943,508
72$2,925,919$750,063$410,685$2,034,113
73$3,139,974$702,427$340,054$2,132,617
74$3,373,204$649,799$264,398$2,239,872
75$3,627,482$591,850$183,466$2,356,821
76$3,904,868$528,233$96,995$2,484,509
77$4,207,629$458,582$4,709$2,624,094
78$4,538,263$382,508$0$2,776,859
79$4,899,517$299,602$0$2,958,233
80$5,294,418$209,433$0$3,157,441
81$5,726,295$111,542$0$3,375,566
82$6,198,817$5,447$0$3,614,583
83$6,716,022$0$0$3,876,674
84$7,282,358$0$0$4,203,962
85$7,902,720$0$0$4,564,736
86$8,582,503$0$0$4,960,166
87$9,327,645$0$0$5,393,719
88$10,144,688$0$0$5,869,214
89$11,040,837$0$0$6,390,858
90$12,024,026$0$0$6,963,284
91$13,102,998$0$0$7,591,594
92$14,287,378$0$0$8,281,411
93$15,587,774$0$0$9,038,927
94$17,015,867$0$0$9,870,963
95$18,584,527$0$0$10,785,034
96$20,307,931$0$0$11,789,418
97$22,201,697$0$0$12,893,235
98$24,283,032$0$0$14,106,532
99$26,570,891$0$0$15,440,378
100$29,086,158$0$0$16,906,968