Can I retire at age 56 with 606,000?

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 $606,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$50,043$49,597$49,162$48,738$48,323$47,003
2 years$24,774$24,312$23,865$23,432$23,011$21,690
3 years$16,352$15,888$15,442$15,013$14,599$13,319
4 years$12,142$11,680$11,238$10,816$10,412$9,183
5 years$9,616$9,157$8,721$8,308$7,915$6,741
6 years$7,933$7,477$7,048$6,644$6,263$5,144
7 years$6,731$6,279$5,857$5,462$5,094$4,030
8 years$5,830$5,383$4,967$4,582$4,226$3,217
9 years$5,130$4,687$4,278$3,903$3,559$2,604
10 years$4,570$4,131$3,730$3,364$3,032$2,130
11 years$4,112$3,678$3,284$2,928$2,608$1,757
12 years$3,731$3,301$2,914$2,568$2,260$1,459
13 years$3,409$2,983$2,604$2,267$1,971$1,218
14 years$3,133$2,711$2,339$2,013$1,727$1,021
15 years$2,894$2,477$2,112$1,795$1,521$859
16 years$2,685$2,273$1,915$1,607$1,344$725
17 years$2,501$2,093$1,743$1,444$1,192$613
18 years$2,337$1,934$1,591$1,301$1,060$519
19 years$2,191$1,792$1,456$1,176$945$441
20 years$2,060$1,666$1,336$1,065$844$375
21 years$1,941$1,551$1,229$967$755$319
22 years$1,833$1,448$1,133$879$677$272
23 years$1,735$1,354$1,046$800$608$232
24 years$1,645$1,269$967$730$546$198
25 years$1,562$1,191$896$667$491$169
26 years$1,486$1,119$831$610$443$144
27 years$1,416$1,053$772$558$399$123
28 years$1,351$993$717$511$360$105
29 years$1,290$936$668$469$325$90
30 years$1,234$884$622$430$294$77
31 years$1,181$836$580$395$266$66
32 years$1,132$791$541$363$240$56
33 years$1,085$749$505$334$217$48
34 years$1,042$710$472$307$197$41
35 years$1,001$673$441$283$178$35
36 years$962$639$413$260$162$30
37 years$926$607$386$240$146$26
38 years$892$577$362$221$133$22
39 years$859$549$339$204$120$19
40 years$828$522$318$188$109$16
41 years$799$497$298$174$99$14
42 years$772$473$279$160$90$12
43 years$745$451$262$148$82$10
44 years$720$430$246$137$74$9
45 years$696$410$231$126$67$8
46 years$673$391$217$116$61$6
47 years$651$373$204$108$55$6
48 years$631$356$192$99$50$5
49 years$611$340$180$92$46$4
50 years$592$325$169$85$42$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $606,000, adding $2,987 every year, while hoping to spend $42,362 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: 53/30/17 Blend
55$606,000$606,000$606,000$606,000
56$670,893$638,775$629,382$703,214
57$694,251$625,002$605,394$711,893
58$718,572$609,135$579,182$716,605
59$743,910$591,025$550,627$720,797
60$770,321$570,518$519,605$724,430
61$797,867$547,447$485,986$727,468
62$826,616$521,638$449,633$729,870
63$856,640$492,907$410,405$731,595
64$888,016$461,058$368,152$732,601
65$920,828$425,885$322,719$732,846
66$955,167$387,168$273,945$732,284
67$991,132$344,677$221,660$730,871
68$1,028,829$298,168$165,688$728,562
69$1,068,375$247,383$105,843$725,311
70$1,109,894$192,050$41,934$721,073
71$1,153,523$131,880$0$715,799
72$1,199,411$66,571$0$714,211
73$1,247,718$0$0$719,925
74$1,298,621$0$0$726,709
75$1,352,310$0$0$757,066
76$1,408,994$0$0$789,141
77$1,468,901$0$0$823,066
78$1,532,278$0$0$858,984
79$1,599,396$0$0$897,052
80$1,670,552$0$0$937,443
81$1,746,068$0$0$980,344
82$1,826,298$0$0$1,025,960
83$1,911,628$0$0$1,074,515
84$2,002,482$0$0$1,126,257
85$2,099,323$0$0$1,181,454
86$2,202,658$0$0$1,240,400
87$2,313,044$0$0$1,303,420
88$2,431,088$0$0$1,370,868
89$2,557,460$0$0$1,443,132
90$2,692,892$0$0$1,520,639
91$2,838,186$0$0$1,603,857
92$2,994,225$0$0$1,693,298
93$3,161,976$0$0$1,789,526
94$3,342,502$0$0$1,893,160
95$3,536,968$0$0$2,004,879
96$3,746,656$0$0$2,125,431
97$3,972,973$0$0$2,255,634
98$4,217,465$0$0$2,396,390
99$4,481,832$0$0$2,548,690
100$4,767,941$0$0$2,713,622