Can I retire at age 56 with 1,740,000?

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:
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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 $1,740,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$143,688$142,408$141,159$139,940$138,750$135,286
2 years$71,132$69,808$68,524$67,279$66,071$62,603
3 years$46,951$45,620$44,339$43,106$41,918$38,555
4 years$34,862$33,536$32,268$31,056$29,897$26,663
5 years$27,611$26,292$25,041$23,854$22,727$19,633
6 years$22,778$21,470$20,237$19,076$17,983$15,032
7 years$19,328$18,030$16,817$15,683$14,625$11,816
8 years$16,741$15,455$14,262$13,156$12,133$9,466
9 years$14,730$13,457$12,284$11,206$10,218$7,690
10 years$13,122$11,861$10,709$9,660$8,706$6,314
11 years$11,808$10,559$9,428$8,407$7,487$5,228
12 years$10,713$9,478$8,367$7,374$6,488$4,358
13 years$9,788$8,565$7,476$6,510$5,658$3,652
14 years$8,995$7,785$6,717$5,779$4,960$3,074
15 years$8,309$7,112$6,065$5,154$4,367$2,597
16 years$7,709$6,525$5,498$4,615$3,860$2,201
17 years$7,180$6,009$5,003$4,146$3,422$1,869
18 years$6,711$5,553$4,567$3,737$3,043$1,591
19 years$6,291$5,146$4,181$3,376$2,712$1,357
20 years$5,914$4,782$3,837$3,058$2,423$1,159
21 years$5,573$4,455$3,530$2,775$2,168$991
22 years$5,263$4,158$3,253$2,523$1,943$848
23 years$4,981$3,889$3,004$2,298$1,744$726
24 years$4,723$3,644$2,778$2,096$1,568$623
25 years$4,486$3,419$2,573$1,914$1,411$534
26 years$4,267$3,214$2,386$1,750$1,271$459
27 years$4,065$3,025$2,216$1,602$1,146$394
28 years$3,878$2,850$2,060$1,468$1,034$338
29 years$3,704$2,689$1,917$1,346$934$291
30 years$3,542$2,539$1,786$1,235$843$250
31 years$3,391$2,400$1,665$1,135$763$215
32 years$3,249$2,271$1,553$1,043$690$185
33 years$3,116$2,151$1,450$959$624$159
34 years$2,991$2,039$1,355$882$565$137
35 years$2,874$1,934$1,267$812$512$118
36 years$2,764$1,835$1,185$748$464$101
37 years$2,659$1,743$1,109$689$420$87
38 years$2,561$1,656$1,039$635$381$75
39 years$2,467$1,575$973$586$346$65
40 years$2,379$1,499$912$540$313$56
41 years$2,295$1,427$855$498$284$48
42 years$2,215$1,359$802$460$258$41
43 years$2,139$1,294$753$425$234$36
44 years$2,067$1,234$707$392$213$31
45 years$1,999$1,177$664$362$193$26
46 years$1,933$1,122$623$334$175$23
47 years$1,871$1,071$585$309$159$20
48 years$1,811$1,023$550$286$145$17
49 years$1,754$977$517$264$131$15
50 years$1,699$933$486$244$119$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $1,740,000, adding $5,497 every year, while hoping to spend $39,286 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: 67/21/12 Blend
55$1,740,000$1,740,000$1,740,000$1,740,000
56$1,923,150$1,830,930$1,803,960$2,046,533
57$2,077,511$1,878,846$1,822,593$2,177,293
58$2,246,301$1,927,792$1,840,533$2,315,034
59$2,430,949$1,977,779$1,857,716$2,464,622
60$2,633,030$2,028,815$1,874,074$2,627,213
61$2,854,278$2,080,906$1,889,534$2,804,081
62$3,096,603$2,134,059$1,904,022$2,996,628
63$3,362,107$2,188,278$1,917,458$3,206,398
64$3,653,107$2,243,569$1,929,757$3,435,092
65$3,972,153$2,299,933$1,940,833$3,684,581
66$4,322,054$2,357,371$1,950,593$3,956,930
67$4,705,904$2,415,883$1,958,938$4,254,411
68$5,127,112$2,475,467$1,965,768$4,579,526
69$5,589,430$2,536,118$1,970,975$4,935,034
70$6,096,995$2,597,830$1,974,445$5,323,972
71$6,654,361$2,660,597$1,976,062$5,749,688
72$7,266,546$2,724,406$1,975,699$6,215,868
73$7,939,076$2,789,245$1,973,228$6,726,575
74$8,678,043$2,855,098$1,968,512$7,286,284
75$9,490,153$2,921,947$1,961,407$7,899,926
76$10,382,797$2,989,771$1,951,762$8,572,936
77$11,364,117$3,058,545$1,939,421$9,311,300
78$12,443,083$3,128,241$1,924,219$10,121,614
79$13,629,579$3,198,825$1,905,981$11,011,147
80$14,934,492$3,270,264$1,884,528$11,987,909
81$16,369,820$3,342,516$1,859,668$13,060,724
82$17,948,779$3,415,537$1,831,205$14,239,317
83$19,685,932$3,489,276$1,798,928$15,534,405
84$21,597,327$3,563,680$1,762,622$16,957,795
85$23,700,641$3,638,688$1,722,057$18,522,500
86$26,015,356$3,714,233$1,676,995$20,242,860
87$28,562,935$3,790,243$1,627,187$22,134,674
88$31,367,029$3,866,639$1,572,372$24,215,356
89$34,453,696$3,943,335$1,512,277$26,504,093
90$37,851,652$4,020,237$1,446,617$29,022,030
91$41,592,534$4,097,243$1,375,093$31,792,469
92$45,711,207$4,174,242$1,297,393$34,841,088
93$50,246,086$4,251,116$1,213,192$38,196,185
94$55,239,502$4,327,735$1,122,148$41,888,943
95$60,738,097$4,403,960$1,023,906$45,953,727
96$66,793,271$4,479,642$918,095$50,428,406
97$73,461,659$4,554,619$804,325$55,354,715
98$80,805,669$4,628,717$682,192$60,778,645
99$88,894,073$4,701,749$551,271$66,750,876
100$97,802,650$4,773,517$411,120$73,327,264