Can I retire at age 56 with 474,000?

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 $474,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$39,142$38,794$38,454$38,122$37,797$36,824
2 years$19,377$19,017$18,667$18,328$17,999$17,024
3 years$12,790$12,428$12,079$11,743$11,419$10,475
4 years$9,497$9,136$8,790$8,460$8,144$7,237
5 years$7,522$7,162$6,822$6,498$6,191$5,323
6 years$6,205$5,849$5,513$5,197$4,899$4,071
7 years$5,265$4,912$4,581$4,272$3,984$3,196
8 years$4,560$4,210$3,885$3,584$3,305$2,558
9 years$4,013$3,666$3,346$3,053$2,783$2,075
10 years$3,575$3,231$2,917$2,632$2,372$1,702
11 years$3,217$2,877$2,568$2,290$2,040$1,407
12 years$2,918$2,582$2,279$2,009$1,768$1,172
13 years$2,666$2,333$2,037$1,773$1,541$981
14 years$2,450$2,121$1,830$1,574$1,351$824
15 years$2,263$1,937$1,652$1,404$1,190$695
16 years$2,100$1,778$1,498$1,257$1,051$588
17 years$1,956$1,637$1,363$1,130$932$499
18 years$1,828$1,513$1,244$1,018$829$424
19 years$1,714$1,402$1,139$920$739$361
20 years$1,611$1,303$1,045$833$660$308
21 years$1,518$1,213$962$756$591$263
22 years$1,434$1,133$886$687$529$225
23 years$1,357$1,059$818$626$475$192
24 years$1,287$993$757$571$427$164
25 years$1,222$932$701$521$384$141
26 years$1,163$875$650$477$346$121
27 years$1,107$824$604$436$312$104
28 years$1,056$776$561$400$282$89
29 years$1,009$732$522$367$254$76
30 years$965$692$486$337$230$65
31 years$924$654$453$309$208$56
32 years$885$619$423$284$188$48
33 years$849$586$395$261$170$41
34 years$815$555$369$240$154$36
35 years$783$527$345$221$139$31
36 years$753$500$323$204$126$26
37 years$724$475$302$188$115$23
38 years$698$451$283$173$104$19
39 years$672$429$265$160$94$17
40 years$648$408$248$147$85$14
41 years$625$389$233$136$77$12
42 years$603$370$219$125$70$11
43 years$583$353$205$116$64$9
44 years$563$336$193$107$58$8
45 years$544$321$181$99$53$7
46 years$527$306$170$91$48$6
47 years$510$292$159$84$43$5
48 years$493$279$150$78$39$4
49 years$478$266$141$72$36$4
50 years$463$254$132$66$32$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $474,000, adding $3,648 every year, while hoping to spend $23,098 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: 31/44/25 Blend
55$474,000$474,000$474,000$474,000
56$526,111$500,989$493,642$538,280
57$555,198$500,961$485,603$547,871
58$586,478$500,158$476,520$555,887
59$620,150$498,517$466,335$564,050
60$656,433$495,972$454,985$572,388
61$695,567$492,453$442,405$580,935
62$737,816$487,884$428,527$589,728
63$783,471$482,188$413,280$598,811
64$832,850$475,280$396,590$608,237
65$886,304$467,072$378,379$618,063
66$944,218$457,470$358,565$628,358
67$1,007,016$446,373$337,065$639,197
68$1,075,164$433,678$313,789$650,669
69$1,149,173$419,271$288,644$662,873
70$1,229,609$403,035$261,533$675,922
71$1,317,091$384,845$232,356$689,944
72$1,412,300$364,569$201,006$705,084
73$1,515,988$342,066$167,373$721,506
74$1,628,981$317,190$131,342$739,393
75$1,752,187$289,782$92,793$758,953
76$1,886,608$259,679$51,599$780,419
77$2,033,344$226,705$7,629$804,053
78$2,193,608$190,676$0$830,148
79$2,368,733$151,397$0$869,516
80$2,560,190$108,662$0$914,895
81$2,769,596$62,252$0$964,700
82$2,998,731$11,939$0$1,019,434
83$3,249,557$0$0$1,079,654
84$3,524,234$0$0$1,166,567
85$3,825,139$0$0$1,268,185
86$4,154,891$0$0$1,379,620
87$4,516,376$0$0$1,501,858
88$4,912,769$0$0$1,635,981
89$5,347,569$0$0$1,783,184
90$5,824,630$0$0$1,944,783
91$6,348,197$0$0$2,122,226
92$6,922,946$0$0$2,317,108
93$7,554,027$0$0$2,531,189
94$8,247,114$0$0$2,766,405
95$9,008,457$0$0$3,024,889
96$9,844,941$0$0$3,308,993
97$10,764,152$0$0$3,621,305
98$11,774,446$0$0$3,964,679
99$12,885,029$0$0$4,342,259
100$14,106,043$0$0$4,757,507