Can I retire at age 56 with 563,000?

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 $563,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$46,492$46,078$45,674$45,279$44,894$43,284
2 years$23,016$22,587$22,172$21,769$21,378$19,774
3 years$15,191$14,761$14,347$13,948$13,563$12,014
4 years$11,280$10,851$10,441$10,048$9,673$8,192
5 years$8,934$8,507$8,102$7,718$7,354$5,944
6 years$7,370$6,947$6,548$6,172$5,819$4,481
7 years$6,254$5,834$5,441$5,075$4,732$3,467
8 years$5,417$5,001$4,615$4,257$3,926$2,732
9 years$4,766$4,354$3,975$3,626$3,306$2,182
10 years$4,246$3,838$3,465$3,126$2,817$1,760
11 years$3,821$3,417$3,051$2,720$2,423$1,432
12 years$3,466$3,067$2,707$2,386$2,099$1,171
13 years$3,167$2,771$2,419$2,106$1,831$963
14 years$2,910$2,519$2,173$1,870$1,605$795
15 years$2,688$2,301$1,962$1,668$1,413$659
16 years$2,494$2,111$1,779$1,493$1,249$547
17 years$2,323$1,944$1,619$1,342$1,107$455
18 years$2,171$1,797$1,478$1,209$985$380
19 years$2,036$1,665$1,353$1,092$878$317
20 years$1,913$1,547$1,242$989$784$265
21 years$1,803$1,441$1,142$898$701$222
22 years$1,703$1,345$1,053$816$629$186
23 years$1,612$1,258$972$744$564$156
24 years$1,528$1,179$899$678$507$130
25 years$1,452$1,106$832$619$456$109
26 years$1,381$1,040$772$566$411$92
27 years$1,315$979$717$518$371$77
28 years$1,255$922$666$475$335$65
29 years$1,198$870$620$436$302$54
30 years$1,146$822$578$400$273$46
31 years$1,097$777$539$367$247$38
32 years$1,051$735$503$337$223$32
33 years$1,008$696$469$310$202$27
34 years$968$660$438$285$183$23
35 years$930$626$410$263$166$19
36 years$894$594$383$242$150$16
37 years$860$564$359$223$136$14
38 years$829$536$336$206$123$11
39 years$798$510$315$190$112$10
40 years$770$485$295$175$101$8
41 years$743$462$277$161$92$7
42 years$717$440$260$149$84$6
43 years$692$419$244$137$76$5
44 years$669$399$229$127$69$4
45 years$647$381$215$117$62$3
46 years$625$363$202$108$57$3
47 years$605$347$189$100$51$2
48 years$586$331$178$92$47$2
49 years$567$316$167$85$42$2
50 years$550$302$157$79$39$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $563,000, adding $6,955 every year, while hoping to spend $21,739 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: 47/39/14 Blend
55$563,000$563,000$563,000$563,000
56$627,600$597,761$589,035$654,322
57$668,485$603,921$585,637$679,701
58$712,812$609,655$581,397$704,444
59$760,908$614,917$576,264$730,819
60$813,136$619,663$570,183$758,987
61$869,890$623,841$563,099$789,124
62$931,609$627,400$554,953$821,427
63$998,772$630,281$545,683$856,112
64$1,071,909$632,427$535,225$893,420
65$1,151,600$633,772$523,511$933,616
66$1,238,486$634,249$510,472$976,993
67$1,333,271$633,787$496,032$1,023,876
68$1,436,730$632,308$480,115$1,074,625
69$1,549,718$629,732$462,640$1,129,637
70$1,673,173$625,973$443,522$1,189,351
71$1,808,130$620,939$422,673$1,254,253
72$1,955,728$614,534$400,002$1,324,880
73$2,117,220$606,655$375,410$1,401,825
74$2,293,989$597,193$348,798$1,485,745
75$2,487,553$586,033$320,061$1,577,365
76$2,699,588$573,052$289,087$1,677,485
77$2,931,936$558,123$255,762$1,786,992
78$3,186,630$541,106$219,966$1,906,864
79$3,465,904$521,859$181,573$2,038,183
80$3,772,223$500,227$140,452$2,182,142
81$4,108,300$476,048$96,468$2,340,060
82$4,477,123$449,151$49,476$2,513,395
83$4,881,984$419,354$0$2,703,756
84$5,326,508$386,464$0$2,913,020
85$5,814,691$350,280$0$3,150,943
86$6,350,933$310,587$0$3,412,318
87$6,940,080$267,157$0$3,699,563
88$7,587,472$219,752$0$4,015,345
89$8,298,993$168,119$0$4,362,607
90$9,081,123$111,990$0$4,744,597
91$9,941,003$51,083$0$5,164,898
92$10,886,500$0$0$5,627,462
93$11,926,280$0$0$6,143,043
94$13,069,892$0$0$6,734,293
95$14,327,857$0$0$7,384,737
96$15,711,767$0$0$8,100,378
97$17,234,393$0$0$8,887,829
98$18,909,808$0$0$9,754,380
99$20,753,517$0$0$10,708,058
100$22,782,604$0$0$11,757,711