Can I retire at age 56 with 640,000?

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 $640,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$52,851$52,380$51,921$51,472$51,034$49,984
2 years$26,164$25,676$25,204$24,746$24,302$23,248
3 years$17,269$16,780$16,309$15,855$15,418$14,394
4 years$12,823$12,335$11,869$11,423$10,996$10,010
5 years$10,156$9,671$9,211$8,774$8,359$7,413
6 years$8,378$7,897$7,443$7,016$6,614$5,710
7 years$7,109$6,632$6,186$5,769$5,379$4,517
8 years$6,158$5,685$5,246$4,839$4,463$3,641
9 years$5,418$4,950$4,518$4,122$3,758$2,978
10 years$4,827$4,363$3,939$3,553$3,202$2,462
11 years$4,343$3,884$3,468$3,092$2,754$2,053
12 years$3,941$3,486$3,078$2,712$2,387$1,723
13 years$3,600$3,150$2,750$2,395$2,081$1,455
14 years$3,309$2,864$2,471$2,126$1,824$1,234
15 years$3,056$2,616$2,231$1,896$1,606$1,051
16 years$2,835$2,400$2,022$1,697$1,420$897
17 years$2,641$2,210$1,840$1,525$1,259$768
18 years$2,468$2,042$1,680$1,374$1,119$659
19 years$2,314$1,893$1,538$1,242$998$567
20 years$2,175$1,759$1,411$1,125$891$488
21 years$2,050$1,638$1,298$1,021$797$421
22 years$1,936$1,529$1,197$928$715$363
23 years$1,832$1,430$1,105$845$642$314
24 years$1,737$1,340$1,022$771$577$271
25 years$1,650$1,258$946$704$519$235
26 years$1,570$1,182$878$644$467$203
27 years$1,495$1,112$815$589$421$176
28 years$1,426$1,048$758$540$380$153
29 years$1,362$989$705$495$343$133
30 years$1,303$934$657$454$310$115
31 years$1,247$883$612$417$280$100
32 years$1,195$835$571$384$254$87
33 years$1,146$791$533$353$230$75
34 years$1,100$750$498$324$208$65
35 years$1,057$711$466$299$188$57
36 years$1,016$675$436$275$171$49
37 years$978$641$408$253$155$43
38 years$942$609$382$234$140$37
39 years$908$579$358$215$127$32
40 years$875$551$335$199$115$28
41 years$844$525$315$183$105$24
42 years$815$500$295$169$95$21
43 years$787$476$277$156$86$18
44 years$760$454$260$144$78$16
45 years$735$433$244$133$71$14
46 years$711$413$229$123$64$12
47 years$688$394$215$114$59$11
48 years$666$376$202$105$53$9
49 years$645$359$190$97$48$8
50 years$625$343$179$90$44$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $640,000, adding $2,992 every year, while hoping to spend $37,683 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: 40/48/12 Blend
55$640,000$640,000$640,000$640,000
56$708,366$674,446$664,526$734,049
57$740,525$667,400$646,693$745,416
58$774,701$658,745$627,000$753,767
59$811,061$648,363$605,345$761,970
60$849,785$636,129$581,620$770,029
61$891,073$621,909$555,714$777,950
62$935,143$605,563$527,510$785,745
63$982,232$586,941$496,887$793,429
64$1,032,604$565,885$463,717$801,021
65$1,086,545$542,228$427,867$808,547
66$1,144,368$515,794$389,196$816,040
67$1,206,421$486,394$347,561$823,540
68$1,273,080$453,832$302,809$831,095
69$1,344,762$417,897$254,781$838,764
70$1,421,923$378,370$203,311$846,616
71$1,505,065$335,015$148,227$854,732
72$1,594,737$287,587$89,349$863,210
73$1,691,544$235,823$26,486$872,160
74$1,796,152$179,449$0$881,712
75$1,909,290$118,172$0$897,215
76$2,031,761$51,685$0$917,600
77$2,164,447$0$0$939,698
78$2,308,318$0$0$974,503
79$2,464,442$0$0$1,041,968
80$2,633,992$0$0$1,115,308
81$2,818,259$0$0$1,195,092
82$3,018,662$0$0$1,281,943
83$3,236,764$0$0$1,376,548
84$3,474,283$0$0$1,479,665
85$3,733,112$0$0$1,592,125
86$4,015,332$0$0$1,714,845
87$4,323,233$0$0$1,848,831
88$4,659,338$0$0$1,995,196
89$5,026,422$0$0$2,155,159
90$5,427,542$0$0$2,330,067
91$5,866,061$0$0$2,521,401
92$6,345,684$0$0$2,730,792
93$6,870,489$0$0$2,960,035
94$7,444,966$0$0$3,211,107
95$8,074,062$0$0$3,486,188
96$8,763,221$0$0$3,787,674
97$9,518,440$0$0$4,118,207
98$10,346,326$0$0$4,480,697
99$11,254,151$0$0$4,878,348
100$12,249,928$0$0$5,314,688