Can I retire at age 56 with 417,000?

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 $417,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$34,435$34,129$33,829$33,537$33,252$33,001
2 years$17,047$16,730$16,422$16,124$15,834$15,581
3 years$11,252$10,933$10,626$10,331$10,046$9,799
4 years$8,355$8,037$7,733$7,443$7,165$6,925
5 years$6,617$6,301$6,001$5,717$5,447$5,215
6 years$5,459$5,145$4,850$4,572$4,310$4,087
7 years$4,632$4,321$4,030$3,759$3,505$3,291
8 years$4,012$3,704$3,418$3,153$2,908$2,703
9 years$3,530$3,225$2,944$2,686$2,449$2,252
10 years$3,145$2,843$2,567$2,315$2,086$1,899
11 years$2,830$2,531$2,260$2,015$1,794$1,615
12 years$2,567$2,271$2,005$1,767$1,555$1,384
13 years$2,346$2,053$1,792$1,560$1,356$1,193
14 years$2,156$1,866$1,610$1,385$1,189$1,034
15 years$1,991$1,704$1,453$1,235$1,047$900
16 years$1,847$1,564$1,318$1,106$925$785
17 years$1,721$1,440$1,199$994$820$688
18 years$1,608$1,331$1,095$896$729$604
19 years$1,508$1,233$1,002$809$650$532
20 years$1,417$1,146$920$733$581$469
21 years$1,336$1,068$846$665$520$414
22 years$1,261$997$780$605$466$366
23 years$1,194$932$720$551$418$324
24 years$1,132$873$666$502$376$288
25 years$1,075$819$617$459$338$255
26 years$1,023$770$572$419$305$227
27 years$974$725$531$384$275$202
28 years$929$683$494$352$248$179
29 years$888$644$459$323$224$160
30 years$849$609$428$296$202$142
31 years$813$575$399$272$183$127
32 years$779$544$372$250$165$113
33 years$747$515$348$230$150$101
34 years$717$489$325$211$135$90
35 years$689$463$304$195$123$80
36 years$662$440$284$179$111$72
37 years$637$418$266$165$101$64
38 years$614$397$249$152$91$57
39 years$591$377$233$140$83$51
40 years$570$359$219$129$75$45
41 years$550$342$205$119$68$41
42 years$531$326$192$110$62$36
43 years$513$310$180$102$56$32
44 years$495$296$169$94$51$29
45 years$479$282$159$87$46$26
46 years$463$269$149$80$42$23
47 years$448$257$140$74$38$21
48 years$434$245$132$68$35$19
49 years$420$234$124$63$31$17
50 years$407$224$117$58$29$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $417,000, adding $3,782 every year, while hoping to spend $36,266 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: 48/30/22 Blend
55$417,000$417,000$417,000$417,000
56$463,435$441,334$434,871$482,626
57$472,119$424,373$410,852$479,438
58$480,473$405,365$384,813$472,041
59$488,425$384,172$356,649$463,263
60$495,895$360,647$326,247$452,991
61$502,793$334,635$293,493$441,101
62$509,019$305,973$258,266$427,463
63$514,460$274,487$220,439$411,932
64$518,992$239,994$179,881$394,357
65$522,476$202,301$136,454$374,571
66$524,758$161,203$90,015$352,397
67$525,666$116,485$40,413$327,640
68$525,009$67,917$0$300,093
69$522,575$15,261$0$272,471
70$518,130$0$0$251,906
71$511,412$0$0$242,458
72$502,132$0$0$236,665
73$489,970$0$0$229,321
74$474,572$0$0$220,235
75$455,543$0$0$209,200
76$432,450$0$0$195,984
77$404,810$0$0$180,331
78$372,090$0$0$161,959
79$333,701$0$0$140,555
80$288,993$0$0$115,773
81$237,243$0$0$87,231
82$177,656$0$0$54,507
83$109,353$0$0$17,134
84$31,359$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0