Can I retire at age 56 with 529,000?

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 $529,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$43,684$43,295$42,916$42,545$42,183$41,247
2 years$21,626$21,223$20,833$20,454$20,087$19,149
3 years$14,274$13,870$13,480$13,105$12,744$11,833
4 years$10,599$10,196$9,810$9,442$9,089$8,212
5 years$8,394$7,993$7,613$7,252$6,910$6,069
6 years$6,925$6,527$6,152$5,800$5,467$4,665
7 years$5,876$5,482$5,113$4,768$4,446$3,681
8 years$5,090$4,699$4,336$4,000$3,689$2,961
9 years$4,478$4,091$3,735$3,407$3,106$2,416
10 years$3,990$3,606$3,256$2,937$2,647$1,992
11 years$3,590$3,210$2,866$2,556$2,276$1,657
12 years$3,257$2,881$2,544$2,242$1,973$1,388
13 years$2,976$2,604$2,273$1,979$1,720$1,168
14 years$2,735$2,367$2,042$1,757$1,508$988
15 years$2,526$2,162$1,844$1,567$1,328$839
16 years$2,344$1,984$1,672$1,403$1,173$714
17 years$2,183$1,827$1,521$1,261$1,040$610
18 years$2,040$1,688$1,389$1,136$925$522
19 years$1,913$1,565$1,271$1,027$825$447
20 years$1,798$1,454$1,167$930$737$384
21 years$1,694$1,354$1,073$844$659$330
22 years$1,600$1,264$989$767$591$284
23 years$1,514$1,182$913$699$530$245
24 years$1,436$1,108$845$637$477$211
25 years$1,364$1,040$782$582$429$182
26 years$1,297$977$725$532$386$157
27 years$1,236$920$674$487$348$136
28 years$1,179$866$626$446$314$117
29 years$1,126$817$583$409$284$101
30 years$1,077$772$543$376$256$88
31 years$1,031$730$506$345$232$76
32 years$988$690$472$317$210$66
33 years$947$654$441$292$190$57
34 years$909$620$412$268$172$49
35 years$874$588$385$247$156$43
36 years$840$558$360$227$141$37
37 years$808$530$337$210$128$32
38 years$778$504$316$193$116$28
39 years$750$479$296$178$105$24
40 years$723$456$277$164$95$21
41 years$698$434$260$152$86$18
42 years$673$413$244$140$78$16
43 years$650$394$229$129$71$13
44 years$629$375$215$119$65$12
45 years$608$358$202$110$59$10
46 years$588$341$189$102$53$9
47 years$569$326$178$94$48$8
48 years$551$311$167$87$44$7
49 years$533$297$157$80$40$6
50 years$516$284$148$74$36$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $529,000, adding $3,880 every year, while hoping to spend $23,373 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: 49/39/12 Blend
55$529,000$529,000$529,000$529,000
56$586,960$558,923$550,724$613,616
57$621,961$561,442$544,304$634,861
58$659,749$563,300$536,886$655,163
59$700,584$564,442$528,412$676,688
60$744,750$564,806$518,820$699,557
61$792,561$564,328$508,047$723,906
62$844,362$562,940$496,027$749,883
63$900,532$560,569$482,689$777,657
64$961,488$557,139$467,960$807,411
65$1,027,688$552,567$451,765$839,349
66$1,099,636$546,767$434,024$873,700
67$1,177,888$539,647$414,652$910,715
68$1,263,053$531,110$393,563$950,673
69$1,355,802$521,053$370,666$993,882
70$1,456,876$509,367$345,865$1,040,686
71$1,567,087$495,935$319,062$1,091,465
72$1,687,331$480,636$290,151$1,146,637
73$1,818,591$463,340$259,024$1,206,671
74$1,961,954$443,910$225,567$1,272,079
75$2,118,612$422,201$189,663$1,343,434
76$2,289,881$398,059$151,186$1,421,367
77$2,477,206$371,322$110,009$1,506,577
78$2,682,183$341,818$65,996$1,599,838
79$2,906,564$309,366$19,005$1,702,005
80$3,152,283$273,773$0$1,814,025
81$3,421,466$234,839$0$1,940,933
82$3,716,456$192,347$0$2,082,754
83$4,039,835$146,072$0$2,238,354
84$4,394,444$95,775$0$2,409,170
85$4,783,413$41,204$0$2,596,788
86$5,210,191$0$0$2,802,961
87$5,678,574$0$0$3,037,309
88$6,192,745$0$0$3,314,038
89$6,757,314$0$0$3,617,951
90$7,377,355$0$0$3,951,788
91$8,058,460$0$0$4,318,569
92$8,806,789$0$0$4,721,617
93$9,629,129$0$0$5,164,597
94$10,532,954$0$0$5,651,544
95$11,526,502$0$0$6,186,905
96$12,618,846$0$0$6,775,578
97$13,819,984$0$0$7,422,960
98$15,140,929$0$0$8,134,998
99$16,593,816$0$0$8,918,243
100$18,192,016$0$0$9,779,913