Can I retire at age 56 with 1,100,000?

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 $1,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$90,837$90,028$89,238$88,468$87,716$86,619
2 years$44,969$44,131$43,320$42,533$41,769$40,666
3 years$29,681$28,840$28,031$27,251$26,500$25,425
4 years$22,039$21,201$20,399$19,633$18,900$17,860
5 years$17,455$16,622$15,831$15,080$14,368$13,367
6 years$14,400$13,573$12,793$12,060$11,369$10,408
7 years$12,219$11,398$10,631$9,915$9,246$8,325
8 years$10,583$9,771$9,016$8,317$7,670$6,790
9 years$9,312$8,507$7,766$7,084$6,459$5,619
10 years$8,296$7,499$6,770$6,107$5,504$4,703
11 years$7,465$6,675$5,960$5,315$4,733$3,971
12 years$6,773$5,992$5,290$4,662$4,102$3,377
13 years$6,188$5,415$4,726$4,116$3,577$2,889
14 years$5,687$4,922$4,246$3,653$3,135$2,483
15 years$5,253$4,496$3,834$3,258$2,761$2,143
16 years$4,873$4,125$3,476$2,917$2,440$1,856
17 years$4,539$3,799$3,163$2,621$2,163$1,612
18 years$4,242$3,510$2,887$2,362$1,924$1,403
19 years$3,977$3,253$2,643$2,135$1,715$1,224
20 years$3,739$3,023$2,426$1,933$1,531$1,070
21 years$3,523$2,816$2,231$1,755$1,371$937
22 years$3,327$2,629$2,057$1,595$1,228$821
23 years$3,149$2,459$1,899$1,453$1,103$721
24 years$2,986$2,304$1,756$1,325$991$633
25 years$2,836$2,162$1,627$1,210$892$557
26 years$2,698$2,032$1,509$1,106$803$490
27 years$2,570$1,912$1,401$1,013$724$431
28 years$2,452$1,802$1,302$928$654$380
29 years$2,342$1,700$1,212$851$590$335
30 years$2,239$1,605$1,129$781$533$295
31 years$2,143$1,517$1,052$717$482$261
32 years$2,054$1,436$982$659$436$230
33 years$1,970$1,360$917$606$395$203
34 years$1,891$1,289$857$558$357$179
35 years$1,817$1,222$801$513$324$158
36 years$1,747$1,160$749$473$293$140
37 years$1,681$1,102$701$436$266$124
38 years$1,619$1,047$657$402$241$109
39 years$1,560$996$615$370$218$97
40 years$1,504$947$577$342$198$85
41 years$1,451$902$541$315$180$76
42 years$1,400$859$507$291$163$67
43 years$1,353$818$476$268$148$59
44 years$1,307$780$447$248$134$52
45 years$1,264$744$419$229$122$46
46 years$1,222$710$394$211$111$41
47 years$1,183$677$370$195$101$36
48 years$1,145$646$348$180$91$32
49 years$1,109$617$327$167$83$28
50 years$1,074$590$307$154$75$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,100,000, adding $6,658 every year, while hoping to spend $58,028 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: 84/6/10 Blend
55$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,100,000
56$1,219,068$1,160,768$1,143,718$1,319,097
57$1,281,671$1,155,904$1,120,291$1,380,630
58$1,348,716$1,148,857$1,094,134$1,439,724
59$1,420,592$1,139,459$1,065,096$1,502,851
60$1,497,731$1,127,531$1,033,015$1,570,381
61$1,580,603$1,112,884$997,725$1,642,721
62$1,669,727$1,095,317$959,051$1,720,321
63$1,765,670$1,074,619$916,810$1,803,674
64$1,869,057$1,050,563$870,811$1,893,325
65$1,980,573$1,022,913$820,856$1,989,872
66$2,100,971$991,415$766,734$2,093,975
67$2,231,079$955,803$708,228$2,206,362
68$2,371,805$915,794$645,110$2,327,832
69$2,524,150$871,089$577,142$2,459,268
70$2,689,213$821,371$504,075$2,601,642
71$2,868,201$766,307$425,650$2,756,024
72$3,062,444$705,542$341,596$2,923,595
73$3,273,402$638,703$251,629$3,105,655
74$3,502,684$565,394$155,453$3,303,637
75$3,752,057$485,198$52,761$3,519,119
76$4,023,468$397,674$0$3,753,843
77$4,319,057$302,355$0$4,015,789
78$4,641,180$198,749$0$4,307,409
79$4,992,428$86,336$0$4,625,435
80$5,375,657$0$0$4,972,474
81$5,794,005$0$0$5,353,735
82$6,250,931$0$0$5,776,399
83$6,750,241$0$0$6,238,286
84$7,296,124$0$0$6,743,275
85$7,893,194$0$0$7,295,637
86$8,546,531$0$0$7,900,073
87$9,261,727$0$0$8,561,761
88$10,044,942$0$0$9,286,401
89$10,902,958$0$0$10,080,271
90$11,843,245$0$0$10,950,286
91$12,874,029$0$0$11,904,060
92$14,004,370$0$0$12,949,979
93$15,244,248$0$0$14,097,281
94$16,604,653$0$0$15,356,140
95$18,097,693$0$0$16,737,761
96$19,736,702$0$0$18,254,490
97$21,536,372$0$0$19,919,923
98$23,512,883$0$0$21,749,040
99$25,684,062$0$0$23,758,342
100$28,069,547$0$0$25,966,006