Can I retire at age 56 with 511,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $511,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$42,198$41,822$41,455$41,097$40,748$40,007
2 years$20,890$20,501$20,124$19,758$19,404$18,660
3 years$13,788$13,398$13,022$12,659$12,311$11,587
4 years$10,238$9,849$9,476$9,120$8,780$8,082
5 years$8,109$7,721$7,354$7,005$6,674$6,005
6 years$6,689$6,305$5,943$5,602$5,281$4,640
7 years$5,676$5,295$4,939$4,606$4,295$3,683
8 years$4,916$4,539$4,188$3,864$3,563$2,979
9 years$4,326$3,952$3,608$3,291$3,001$2,445
10 years$3,854$3,483$3,145$2,837$2,557$2,029
11 years$3,468$3,101$2,769$2,469$2,199$1,698
12 years$3,146$2,783$2,457$2,166$1,906$1,431
13 years$2,874$2,515$2,195$1,912$1,662$1,213
14 years$2,642$2,286$1,973$1,697$1,457$1,033
15 years$2,440$2,089$1,781$1,514$1,282$883
16 years$2,264$1,916$1,615$1,355$1,133$757
17 years$2,109$1,765$1,469$1,218$1,005$651
18 years$1,971$1,631$1,341$1,097$894$561
19 years$1,847$1,511$1,228$992$796$485
20 years$1,737$1,404$1,127$898$711$419
21 years$1,637$1,308$1,037$815$637$363
22 years$1,546$1,221$955$741$571$315
23 years$1,463$1,142$882$675$512$273
24 years$1,387$1,070$816$616$460$238
25 years$1,317$1,004$756$562$414$207
26 years$1,253$944$701$514$373$180
27 years$1,194$888$651$470$336$157
28 years$1,139$837$605$431$304$136
29 years$1,088$790$563$395$274$119
30 years$1,040$746$524$363$248$104
31 years$996$705$489$333$224$90
32 years$954$667$456$306$203$79
33 years$915$632$426$282$183$69
34 years$879$599$398$259$166$60
35 years$844$568$372$238$150$52
36 years$812$539$348$220$136$46
37 years$781$512$326$202$123$40
38 years$752$486$305$187$112$35
39 years$725$463$286$172$102$30
40 years$699$440$268$159$92$27
41 years$674$419$251$146$84$23
42 years$651$399$236$135$76$20
43 years$628$380$221$125$69$18
44 years$607$362$208$115$62$16
45 years$587$346$195$106$57$14
46 years$568$330$183$98$51$12
47 years$549$315$172$91$47$10
48 years$532$300$162$84$42$9
49 years$515$287$152$77$39$8
50 years$499$274$143$72$35$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $511,000, adding $5,153 every year, while hoping to spend $42,767 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: 53/34/13 Blend
55$511,000$511,000$511,000$511,000
56$568,437$541,354$533,434$596,351
57$580,914$522,377$505,800$596,973
58$593,230$501,036$475,807$592,633
59$605,324$477,171$443,331$586,932
60$617,126$450,612$408,242$579,753
61$628,559$421,178$370,404$570,967
62$639,536$388,679$329,676$560,437
63$649,958$352,914$285,910$548,013
64$659,717$313,670$238,951$533,537
65$668,691$270,722$188,638$516,834
66$676,742$223,833$134,803$497,718
67$683,720$172,751$77,269$475,987
68$689,455$117,212$15,853$451,423
69$693,759$56,934$0$423,791
70$696,423$0$0$399,728
71$697,213$0$0$377,996
72$695,871$0$0$376,292
73$692,109$0$0$373,146
74$685,610$0$0$368,370
75$676,019$0$0$361,759
76$662,944$0$0$353,081
77$645,953$0$0$342,082
78$624,563$0$0$328,480
79$598,242$0$0$311,963
80$566,400$0$0$292,186
81$528,385$0$0$268,767
82$483,476$0$0$241,282
83$430,873$0$0$209,264
84$369,695$0$0$172,197
85$298,964$0$0$129,509
86$217,604$0$0$80,569
87$124,421$0$0$24,679
88$18,099$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