Can I retire at age 56 with 599,000?

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 $599,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$49,465$49,024$48,594$48,175$47,765$46,125
2 years$24,488$24,031$23,590$23,161$22,745$21,110
3 years$16,163$15,705$15,264$14,839$14,431$12,851
4 years$12,001$11,545$11,108$10,691$10,292$8,780
5 years$9,505$9,051$8,620$8,212$7,824$6,384
6 years$7,841$7,391$6,967$6,567$6,191$4,824
7 years$6,654$6,207$5,789$5,399$5,035$3,741
8 years$5,763$5,320$4,910$4,529$4,177$2,955
9 years$5,071$4,632$4,229$3,858$3,517$2,365
10 years$4,517$4,083$3,687$3,325$2,997$1,913
11 years$4,065$3,635$3,246$2,894$2,578$1,560
12 years$3,688$3,263$2,881$2,539$2,234$1,280
13 years$3,369$2,949$2,574$2,241$1,948$1,055
14 years$3,097$2,680$2,312$1,989$1,707$874
15 years$2,860$2,448$2,088$1,774$1,503$726
16 years$2,654$2,246$1,893$1,589$1,329$604
17 years$2,472$2,069$1,722$1,427$1,178$504
18 years$2,310$1,912$1,572$1,286$1,047$422
19 years$2,166$1,772$1,439$1,162$934$353
20 years$2,036$1,646$1,321$1,053$834$296
21 years$1,918$1,533$1,215$955$746$249
22 years$1,812$1,431$1,120$869$669$209
23 years$1,715$1,339$1,034$791$600$176
24 years$1,626$1,254$956$722$540$148
25 years$1,544$1,177$886$659$486$124
26 years$1,469$1,106$821$603$437$105
27 years$1,400$1,041$763$552$394$88
28 years$1,335$981$709$505$356$74
29 years$1,275$926$660$463$321$63
30 years$1,219$874$615$425$290$53
31 years$1,167$826$573$391$263$44
32 years$1,118$782$535$359$237$37
33 years$1,073$740$499$330$215$32
34 years$1,030$702$466$304$195$27
35 years$989$666$436$280$176$22
36 years$951$632$408$257$160$19
37 years$915$600$382$237$145$16
38 years$881$570$358$219$131$14
39 years$849$542$335$202$119$11
40 years$819$516$314$186$108$10
41 years$790$491$294$172$98$8
42 years$763$468$276$158$89$7
43 years$737$446$259$146$81$6
44 years$712$425$243$135$73$5
45 years$688$405$228$125$66$4
46 years$665$386$215$115$60$3
47 years$644$369$202$106$55$3
48 years$623$352$189$98$50$2
49 years$604$336$178$91$45$2
50 years$585$321$167$84$41$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $599,000, adding $6,783 every year, while hoping to spend $28,784 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: 66/14/20 Blend
55$599,000$599,000$599,000$599,000
56$667,095$635,348$626,063$707,340
57$704,512$635,854$616,410$735,676
58$744,782$635,420$605,469$762,718
59$788,164$633,970$593,167$791,595
60$834,944$631,422$579,426$822,488
61$885,438$627,691$564,165$855,596
62$939,989$622,684$547,302$891,140
63$998,978$616,306$528,747$929,363
64$1,062,823$608,453$508,408$970,535
65$1,131,980$599,017$486,189$1,014,953
66$1,206,955$587,882$461,990$1,062,947
67$1,288,303$574,927$435,705$1,114,880
68$1,376,632$560,021$407,223$1,171,154
69$1,472,614$543,027$376,431$1,232,213
70$1,576,986$523,801$343,207$1,298,547
71$1,690,561$502,189$307,426$1,370,699
72$1,814,231$478,029$268,958$1,449,268
73$1,948,979$451,149$227,665$1,534,914
74$2,095,887$421,368$183,403$1,628,369
75$2,256,145$388,492$136,025$1,730,439
76$2,431,064$352,320$85,373$1,842,015
77$2,622,085$312,636$31,286$1,964,081
78$2,830,796$269,214$0$2,097,724
79$3,058,946$221,814$0$2,249,784
80$3,308,458$170,183$0$2,423,437
81$3,581,451$114,053$0$2,613,500
82$3,880,260$53,142$0$2,821,628
83$4,207,452$0$0$3,049,646
84$4,565,856$0$0$3,301,545
85$4,958,590$0$0$3,586,580
86$5,389,083$0$0$3,899,060
87$5,861,115$0$0$4,241,731
88$6,378,848$0$0$4,617,622
89$6,946,867$0$0$5,030,065
90$7,570,221$0$0$5,482,733
91$8,254,472$0$0$5,979,671
92$9,005,748$0$0$6,525,334
93$9,830,797$0$0$7,124,630
94$10,737,056$0$0$7,782,966
95$11,732,713$0$0$8,506,299
96$12,826,793$0$0$9,301,190
97$14,029,234$0$0$10,174,868
98$15,350,990$0$0$11,135,298
99$16,804,124$0$0$12,191,253
100$18,401,928$0$0$13,352,400