Can I retire at age 56 with 527,000?

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 $527,000?

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 years$43,519$43,132$42,753$42,384$42,024$40,991
2 years$21,544$21,143$20,754$20,377$20,011$18,977
3 years$14,220$13,817$13,429$13,056$12,696$11,693
4 years$10,559$10,157$9,773$9,406$9,055$8,091
5 years$8,363$7,963$7,584$7,225$6,883$5,961
6 years$6,899$6,503$6,129$5,778$5,447$4,566
7 years$5,854$5,461$5,093$4,750$4,430$3,591
8 years$5,070$4,681$4,320$3,985$3,675$2,879
9 years$4,461$4,076$3,720$3,394$3,095$2,340
10 years$3,974$3,592$3,244$2,926$2,637$1,923
11 years$3,576$3,198$2,856$2,546$2,268$1,593
12 years$3,245$2,870$2,534$2,233$1,965$1,329
13 years$2,964$2,594$2,264$1,972$1,714$1,114
14 years$2,724$2,358$2,034$1,750$1,502$939
15 years$2,517$2,154$1,837$1,561$1,323$793
16 years$2,335$1,976$1,665$1,398$1,169$673
17 years$2,175$1,820$1,515$1,256$1,036$572
18 years$2,032$1,682$1,383$1,132$922$487
19 years$1,905$1,559$1,266$1,023$821$416
20 years$1,791$1,448$1,162$926$734$355
21 years$1,688$1,349$1,069$841$657$304
22 years$1,594$1,259$985$764$589$260
23 years$1,509$1,178$910$696$528$223
24 years$1,431$1,104$841$635$475$192
25 years$1,359$1,036$779$580$427$164
26 years$1,292$973$723$530$385$141
27 years$1,231$916$671$485$347$121
28 years$1,175$863$624$445$313$104
29 years$1,122$814$581$408$283$90
30 years$1,073$769$541$374$255$77
31 years$1,027$727$504$344$231$67
32 years$984$688$470$316$209$57
33 years$944$651$439$290$189$49
34 years$906$617$410$267$171$42
35 years$870$586$384$246$155$37
36 years$837$556$359$227$140$32
37 years$805$528$336$209$127$27
38 years$776$502$315$192$115$23
39 years$747$477$295$177$105$20
40 years$720$454$276$164$95$17
41 years$695$432$259$151$86$15
42 years$671$411$243$139$78$13
43 years$648$392$228$129$71$11
44 years$626$374$214$119$64$10
45 years$605$356$201$110$58$8
46 years$585$340$189$101$53$7
47 years$567$324$177$94$48$6
48 years$548$310$167$86$44$5
49 years$531$296$157$80$40$5
50 years$515$283$147$74$36$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $527,000, adding $2,059 every year, while hoping to spend $26,693 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: 48/47/5 Blend
55$527,000$527,000$527,000$527,000
56$582,878$554,947$546,778$610,023
57$613,930$553,738$536,694$627,580
58$647,255$551,575$525,378$643,622
59$683,057$548,384$512,759$660,402
60$721,558$544,084$498,766$677,995
61$763,005$538,592$483,323$696,485
62$807,666$531,818$466,349$715,967
63$855,838$523,667$447,762$736,546
64$907,846$514,040$427,474$758,340
65$964,047$502,828$405,395$781,482
66$1,024,835$489,921$381,431$806,119
67$1,090,639$475,199$355,480$832,415
68$1,161,937$458,536$327,441$860,553
69$1,239,247$439,798$297,203$890,739
70$1,323,146$418,843$264,655$923,201
71$1,414,264$395,523$229,678$958,192
72$1,513,294$369,679$192,147$995,995
73$1,621,001$341,144$151,935$1,036,926
74$1,738,224$309,742$108,906$1,081,335
75$1,865,889$275,285$62,920$1,129,612
76$2,005,012$237,576$13,830$1,182,189
77$2,156,712$196,406$0$1,239,549
78$2,322,223$151,556$0$1,304,283
79$2,502,900$102,793$0$1,375,849
80$2,700,235$49,869$0$1,454,178
81$2,915,874$0$0$1,540,011
82$3,151,624$0$0$1,638,034
83$3,409,478$0$0$1,773,514
84$3,691,629$0$0$1,921,817
85$4,000,493$0$0$2,084,220
86$4,338,729$0$0$2,262,129
87$4,709,266$0$0$2,457,092
88$5,115,330$0$0$2,670,815
89$5,560,472$0$0$2,905,175
90$6,048,605$0$0$3,162,241
91$6,584,038$0$0$3,444,291
92$7,171,517$0$0$3,753,834
93$7,816,270$0$0$4,093,635
94$8,524,055$0$0$4,466,738
95$9,301,216$0$0$4,876,498
96$10,154,740$0$0$5,326,609
97$11,092,325$0$0$5,821,141
98$12,122,451$0$0$6,364,579
99$13,254,458$0$0$6,961,863
100$14,498,639$0$0$7,618,435