Can I retire at age 56 with 547,000?

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 $547,000?

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$45,171$44,768$44,376$43,993$43,619$42,825
2 years$22,362$21,945$21,542$21,150$20,771$19,975
3 years$14,760$14,341$13,939$13,551$13,178$12,403
4 years$10,959$10,543$10,144$9,763$9,399$8,652
5 years$8,680$8,265$7,872$7,499$7,145$6,428
6 years$7,161$6,749$6,362$5,997$5,653$4,967
7 years$6,076$5,668$5,287$4,930$4,598$3,942
8 years$5,263$4,859$4,484$4,136$3,814$3,189
9 years$4,631$4,230$3,862$3,523$3,212$2,617
10 years$4,125$3,729$3,367$3,037$2,737$2,172
11 years$3,712$3,320$2,964$2,643$2,354$1,818
12 years$3,368$2,979$2,630$2,318$2,040$1,532
13 years$3,077$2,693$2,350$2,047$1,779$1,299
14 years$2,828$2,447$2,112$1,817$1,559$1,106
15 years$2,612$2,236$1,907$1,620$1,373$945
16 years$2,423$2,051$1,729$1,451$1,213$811
17 years$2,257$1,889$1,573$1,303$1,076$697
18 years$2,110$1,746$1,436$1,175$957$601
19 years$1,978$1,618$1,314$1,061$853$519
20 years$1,859$1,503$1,206$961$762$449
21 years$1,752$1,400$1,110$872$682$389
22 years$1,655$1,307$1,023$793$611$337
23 years$1,566$1,223$944$722$548$293
24 years$1,485$1,145$873$659$493$254
25 years$1,410$1,075$809$602$444$221
26 years$1,342$1,010$750$550$400$192
27 years$1,278$951$697$504$360$168
28 years$1,219$896$648$461$325$146
29 years$1,164$845$603$423$293$127
30 years$1,113$798$561$388$265$111
31 years$1,066$755$523$357$240$97
32 years$1,021$714$488$328$217$84
33 years$980$676$456$301$196$74
34 years$940$641$426$277$178$64
35 years$904$608$398$255$161$56
36 years$869$577$373$235$146$49
37 years$836$548$349$217$132$43
38 years$805$521$327$200$120$37
39 years$776$495$306$184$109$33
40 years$748$471$287$170$99$29
41 years$721$448$269$157$89$25
42 years$696$427$252$145$81$22
43 years$673$407$237$133$74$19
44 years$650$388$222$123$67$17
45 years$628$370$209$114$61$15
46 years$608$353$196$105$55$13
47 years$588$337$184$97$50$11
48 years$569$321$173$90$45$10
49 years$551$307$163$83$41$8
50 years$534$293$153$77$37$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $547,000, adding $5,359 every year, while hoping to spend $35,054 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: 43/39/18 Blend
55$547,000$547,000$547,000$547,000
56$608,322$579,331$570,852$631,084
57$633,073$570,421$552,679$638,741
58$659,175$559,899$532,721$643,174
59$686,727$547,651$510,884$647,240
60$715,839$533,551$487,064$650,922
61$746,631$517,472$461,158$654,204
62$779,234$499,275$433,053$657,072
63$813,791$478,814$402,635$659,512
64$850,457$455,935$369,783$661,513
65$889,403$430,476$334,370$663,066
66$930,816$402,263$296,266$664,163
67$974,901$371,115$255,331$664,802
68$1,021,879$336,839$211,424$664,983
69$1,071,997$299,230$164,393$664,711
70$1,125,523$258,074$114,082$663,995
71$1,182,750$213,143$60,327$662,852
72$1,244,000$164,197$2,958$661,305
73$1,309,627$110,982$0$659,383
74$1,380,018$53,229$0$668,317
75$1,455,599$0$0$678,299
76$1,536,836$0$0$692,870
77$1,624,241$0$0$733,174
78$1,718,377$0$0$776,632
79$1,819,861$0$0$823,535
80$1,929,372$0$0$874,205
81$2,047,655$0$0$928,994
82$2,175,531$0$0$988,287
83$2,313,899$0$0$1,052,512
84$2,463,748$0$0$1,122,135
85$2,626,169$0$0$1,197,672
86$2,802,356$0$0$1,279,687
87$2,993,626$0$0$1,368,803
88$3,201,427$0$0$1,465,704
89$3,427,351$0$0$1,571,143
90$3,673,150$0$0$1,685,950
91$3,940,750$0$0$1,811,035
92$4,232,274$0$0$1,947,402
93$4,550,054$0$0$2,096,155
94$4,896,659$0$0$2,258,510
95$5,274,917$0$0$2,435,804
96$5,687,940$0$0$2,629,510
97$6,139,153$0$0$2,841,249
98$6,632,327$0$0$3,072,808
99$7,171,615$0$0$3,326,150
100$7,761,588$0$0$3,603,441