Can I retire at age 56 with 553,000?

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 $553,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$45,666$45,259$44,863$44,475$44,097$43,384
2 years$22,607$22,186$21,778$21,382$20,999$20,283
3 years$14,922$14,499$14,092$13,700$13,322$12,625
4 years$11,080$10,658$10,255$9,870$9,502$8,829
5 years$8,775$8,356$7,958$7,581$7,223$6,576
6 years$7,239$6,823$6,432$6,063$5,715$5,096
7 years$6,143$5,730$5,345$4,984$4,648$4,056
8 years$5,321$4,912$4,533$4,181$3,856$3,291
9 years$4,681$4,277$3,904$3,562$3,247$2,709
10 years$4,171$3,770$3,404$3,070$2,767$2,255
11 years$3,753$3,356$2,997$2,672$2,380$1,893
12 years$3,405$3,012$2,659$2,344$2,062$1,601
13 years$3,111$2,722$2,376$2,069$1,798$1,361
14 years$2,859$2,474$2,135$1,837$1,576$1,163
15 years$2,641$2,260$1,927$1,638$1,388$998
16 years$2,450$2,074$1,747$1,467$1,227$859
17 years$2,282$1,910$1,590$1,318$1,088$741
18 years$2,133$1,765$1,452$1,188$967$641
19 years$1,999$1,636$1,329$1,073$862$555
20 years$1,879$1,520$1,220$972$770$482
21 years$1,771$1,416$1,122$882$689$419
22 years$1,673$1,322$1,034$802$618$365
23 years$1,583$1,236$955$730$554$318
24 years$1,501$1,158$883$666$498$278
25 years$1,426$1,087$818$608$448$242
26 years$1,356$1,021$758$556$404$212
27 years$1,292$961$704$509$364$185
28 years$1,233$906$655$466$329$162
29 years$1,177$854$609$428$297$142
30 years$1,126$807$567$393$268$124
31 years$1,078$763$529$361$242$109
32 years$1,033$722$494$331$219$95
33 years$990$684$461$305$198$83
34 years$951$648$431$280$180$73
35 years$913$615$403$258$163$64
36 years$878$583$377$238$147$56
37 years$845$554$353$219$134$49
38 years$814$526$330$202$121$43
39 years$784$501$309$186$110$38
40 years$756$476$290$172$100$33
41 years$729$453$272$158$90$29
42 years$704$432$255$146$82$26
43 years$680$411$239$135$74$22
44 years$657$392$225$125$68$20
45 years$635$374$211$115$61$17
46 years$614$357$198$106$56$15
47 years$594$340$186$98$51$13
48 years$575$325$175$91$46$12
49 years$557$310$164$84$42$10
50 years$540$296$155$78$38$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $553,000, adding $6,158 every year, while hoping to spend $48,665 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: 53/20/27 Blend
55$553,000$553,000$553,000$553,000
56$615,758$586,449$577,877$643,467
57$626,786$563,406$545,457$640,265
58$637,308$537,602$510,320$631,311
59$647,221$508,852$472,323$620,589
60$656,409$476,958$431,318$607,948
61$664,745$441,711$387,149$593,227
62$672,084$402,890$339,653$576,251
63$678,268$360,262$288,663$556,829
64$683,117$313,581$233,999$534,757
65$686,435$262,586$175,477$509,814
66$688,000$207,002$112,905$481,758
67$687,569$146,539$46,081$450,332
68$684,870$80,888$0$415,251
69$679,602$9,726$0$383,482
70$671,429$0$0$362,064
71$659,982$0$0$352,222
72$644,850$0$0$342,337
73$625,577$0$0$330,000
74$601,659$0$0$314,916
75$572,538$0$0$296,758
76$537,596$0$0$275,164
77$496,150$0$0$249,734
78$447,444$0$0$220,026
79$390,641$0$0$185,548
80$324,818$0$0$145,761
81$248,951$0$0$100,066
82$161,913$0$0$47,803
83$62,456$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$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