Can I retire at age 56 with 506,000?

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 $506,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$41,785$41,413$41,050$40,695$40,349$38,733
2 years$20,686$20,300$19,927$19,565$19,214$17,606
3 years$13,653$13,267$12,894$12,535$12,190$10,641
4 years$10,138$9,752$9,384$9,031$8,694$7,216
5 years$8,029$7,646$7,282$6,937$6,609$5,205
6 years$6,624$6,243$5,885$5,547$5,230$3,901
7 years$5,621$5,243$4,890$4,561$4,253$2,999
8 years$4,868$4,494$4,147$3,826$3,528$2,348
9 years$4,284$3,913$3,572$3,259$2,971$1,862
10 years$3,816$3,449$3,114$2,809$2,532$1,492
11 years$3,434$3,071$2,742$2,445$2,177$1,205
12 years$3,115$2,756$2,433$2,144$1,887$979
13 years$2,846$2,491$2,174$1,893$1,645$799
14 years$2,616$2,264$1,953$1,681$1,442$654
15 years$2,416$2,068$1,764$1,499$1,270$538
16 years$2,242$1,898$1,599$1,342$1,122$443
17 years$2,088$1,748$1,455$1,206$995$366
18 years$1,951$1,615$1,328$1,087$885$302
19 years$1,829$1,497$1,216$982$789$250
20 years$1,720$1,391$1,116$889$704$207
21 years$1,621$1,295$1,026$807$630$172
22 years$1,531$1,209$946$734$565$143
23 years$1,449$1,131$873$668$507$119
24 years$1,374$1,060$808$610$456$99
25 years$1,305$994$748$557$410$82
26 years$1,241$935$694$509$370$68
27 years$1,182$880$644$466$333$57
28 years$1,128$829$599$427$301$47
29 years$1,077$782$557$391$271$39
30 years$1,030$738$519$359$245$33
31 years$986$698$484$330$222$27
32 years$945$660$452$303$201$23
33 years$906$625$422$279$182$19
34 years$870$593$394$257$164$16
35 years$836$562$368$236$149$13
36 years$804$534$345$218$135$11
37 years$773$507$323$200$122$9
38 years$745$482$302$185$111$8
39 years$717$458$283$170$101$6
40 years$692$436$265$157$91$5
41 years$667$415$249$145$83$4
42 years$644$395$233$134$75$4
43 years$622$376$219$123$68$3
44 years$601$359$205$114$62$3
45 years$581$342$193$105$56$2
46 years$562$326$181$97$51$2
47 years$544$312$170$90$46$1
48 years$527$297$160$83$42$1
49 years$510$284$150$77$38$1
50 years$494$271$141$71$35$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $506,000, adding $4,011 every year, while hoping to spend $30,058 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: 36/46/18 Blend
55$506,000$506,000$506,000$506,000
56$561,749$534,931$527,088$578,767
57$587,066$529,162$512,764$585,720
58$613,958$522,102$496,953$590,106
59$642,554$513,656$479,573$594,210
60$672,994$503,726$460,539$598,024
61$705,434$492,203$439,761$601,540
62$740,043$478,975$417,147$604,754
63$777,004$463,922$392,599$607,664
64$816,523$446,918$366,015$610,271
65$858,821$427,830$337,289$612,578
66$904,142$406,514$306,310$614,594
67$952,754$382,823$272,961$616,330
68$1,004,950$356,597$237,120$617,805
69$1,061,054$327,669$198,663$619,042
70$1,121,419$295,862$157,455$620,071
71$1,186,433$260,989$113,359$620,931
72$1,256,523$222,852$66,231$621,669
73$1,332,159$181,242$15,920$622,342
74$1,413,855$135,938$0$623,018
75$1,502,176$86,708$0$631,035
76$1,597,746$33,304$0$642,968
77$1,701,248$0$0$655,902
78$1,813,435$0$0$682,420
79$1,935,131$0$0$729,534
80$2,067,248$0$0$780,745
81$2,210,785$0$0$836,448
82$2,366,842$0$0$897,080
83$2,536,629$0$0$963,118
84$2,721,479$0$0$1,035,090
85$2,922,855$0$0$1,113,576
86$3,142,371$0$0$1,199,215
87$3,381,801$0$0$1,292,707
88$3,643,099$0$0$1,394,828
89$3,928,415$0$0$1,506,429
90$4,240,114$0$0$1,628,447
91$4,580,804$0$0$1,761,914
92$4,953,352$0$0$1,907,967
93$5,360,917$0$0$2,067,857
94$5,806,977$0$0$2,242,961
95$6,295,362$0$0$2,434,799
96$6,830,288$0$0$2,645,040
97$7,416,399$0$0$2,875,525
98$8,058,811$0$0$3,128,281
99$8,763,156$0$0$3,405,541
100$9,535,638$0$0$3,709,764