Can I retire at age 56 with 614,000?

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 $614,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$50,704$50,252$49,811$49,381$48,961$47,451
2 years$25,101$24,633$24,180$23,741$23,315$21,807
3 years$16,568$16,098$15,646$15,211$14,792$13,333
4 years$12,302$11,834$11,386$10,959$10,550$9,151
5 years$9,743$9,278$8,836$8,417$8,020$6,685
6 years$8,038$7,576$7,141$6,731$6,346$5,076
7 years$6,820$6,362$5,934$5,534$5,161$3,957
8 years$5,907$5,454$5,033$4,643$4,281$3,142
9 years$5,198$4,748$4,335$3,954$3,606$2,529
10 years$4,631$4,186$3,779$3,409$3,072$2,057
11 years$4,167$3,726$3,327$2,967$2,642$1,687
12 years$3,780$3,344$2,953$2,602$2,290$1,393
13 years$3,454$3,022$2,638$2,297$1,997$1,155
14 years$3,174$2,747$2,370$2,039$1,750$963
15 years$2,932$2,510$2,140$1,819$1,541$805
16 years$2,720$2,303$1,940$1,628$1,362$674
17 years$2,534$2,121$1,766$1,463$1,208$567
18 years$2,368$1,959$1,612$1,319$1,074$477
19 years$2,220$1,816$1,475$1,191$957$402
20 years$2,087$1,688$1,354$1,079$855$340
21 years$1,967$1,572$1,246$979$765$287
22 years$1,857$1,467$1,148$890$686$243
23 years$1,758$1,372$1,060$811$616$206
24 years$1,667$1,286$980$740$553$174
25 years$1,583$1,207$908$675$498$148
26 years$1,506$1,134$842$618$448$125
27 years$1,435$1,067$782$565$404$106
28 years$1,368$1,006$727$518$365$90
29 years$1,307$949$676$475$329$77
30 years$1,250$896$630$436$298$65
31 years$1,196$847$587$400$269$55
32 years$1,146$801$548$368$243$47
33 years$1,100$759$512$338$220$40
34 years$1,056$719$478$311$199$34
35 years$1,014$682$447$287$181$29
36 years$975$648$418$264$164$24
37 years$938$615$391$243$148$21
38 years$904$585$367$224$134$18
39 years$871$556$343$207$122$15
40 years$839$529$322$191$111$13
41 years$810$503$302$176$100$11
42 years$782$479$283$162$91$9
43 years$755$457$266$150$83$8
44 years$730$435$249$138$75$7
45 years$705$415$234$128$68$6
46 years$682$396$220$118$62$5
47 years$660$378$207$109$56$4
48 years$639$361$194$101$51$3
49 years$619$345$182$93$46$3
50 years$599$329$172$86$42$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $614,000, adding $3,816 every year, while hoping to spend $48,450 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: 54/18/28 Blend
55$614,000$614,000$614,000$614,000
56$680,564$648,022$638,505$711,832
57$698,431$628,225$608,345$714,064
58$716,497$605,834$575,550$711,216
59$734,731$580,670$539,982$707,145
60$753,096$552,546$501,494$701,752
61$771,553$521,262$459,935$694,933
62$790,054$486,606$415,145$686,572
63$808,545$448,356$366,959$676,548
64$826,967$406,276$315,202$664,731
65$845,251$360,116$259,694$650,981
66$863,318$309,613$200,246$635,145
67$881,081$254,489$136,659$617,064
68$898,442$194,450$68,728$596,563
69$915,290$129,185$0$573,455
70$931,500$58,365$0$548,666
71$946,934$0$0$542,838
72$961,435$0$0$538,892
73$974,829$0$0$545,816
74$986,922$0$0$551,932
75$997,498$0$0$557,112
76$1,006,314$0$0$561,209
77$1,013,103$0$0$564,064
78$1,017,565$0$0$565,496
79$1,019,367$0$0$565,307
80$1,018,140$0$0$563,276
81$1,013,474$0$0$559,158
82$1,004,914$0$0$552,680
83$991,956$0$0$543,541
84$974,038$0$0$531,406
85$950,541$0$0$515,904
86$920,778$0$0$496,625
87$883,987$0$0$473,116
88$839,326$0$0$444,872
89$785,863$0$0$411,337
90$722,565$0$0$371,896
91$648,293$0$0$325,868
92$561,783$0$0$272,501
93$461,641$0$0$210,962
94$346,326$0$0$140,331
95$214,133$0$0$59,594
96$63,179$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0