Can I retire at age 56 with 658,000?

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 $658,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$54,337$53,853$53,381$52,920$52,470$51,900
2 years$26,900$26,399$25,913$25,442$24,986$24,412
3 years$17,755$17,252$16,767$16,301$15,852$15,292
4 years$13,183$12,682$12,202$11,744$11,306$10,764
5 years$10,441$9,943$9,470$9,021$8,594$8,073
6 years$8,614$8,119$7,653$7,214$6,800$6,299
7 years$7,309$6,818$6,360$5,931$5,531$5,050
8 years$6,331$5,845$5,393$4,975$4,588$4,128
9 years$5,570$5,089$4,645$4,238$3,864$3,424
10 years$4,962$4,485$4,050$3,653$3,292$2,873
11 years$4,465$3,993$3,565$3,179$2,831$2,432
12 years$4,051$3,584$3,164$2,789$2,454$2,073
13 years$3,701$3,239$2,827$2,462$2,140$1,778
14 years$3,402$2,944$2,540$2,185$1,876$1,533
15 years$3,142$2,689$2,293$1,949$1,651$1,326
16 years$2,915$2,468$2,079$1,745$1,460$1,152
17 years$2,715$2,273$1,892$1,568$1,294$1,003
18 years$2,538$2,100$1,727$1,413$1,151$876
19 years$2,379$1,946$1,581$1,277$1,026$766
20 years$2,236$1,808$1,451$1,156$916$672
21 years$2,107$1,685$1,335$1,050$820$590
22 years$1,990$1,572$1,230$954$735$519
23 years$1,884$1,471$1,136$869$660$457
24 years$1,786$1,378$1,050$793$593$402
25 years$1,696$1,293$973$724$534$355
26 years$1,614$1,215$902$662$481$313
27 years$1,537$1,144$838$606$433$277
28 years$1,467$1,078$779$555$391$245
29 years$1,401$1,017$725$509$353$216
30 years$1,339$960$675$467$319$191
31 years$1,282$908$629$429$288$169
32 years$1,229$859$587$394$261$150
33 years$1,178$813$548$363$236$133
34 years$1,131$771$512$334$214$118
35 years$1,087$731$479$307$194$104
36 years$1,045$694$448$283$175$93
37 years$1,006$659$419$261$159$82
38 years$968$626$393$240$144$73
39 years$933$596$368$221$131$65
40 years$900$567$345$204$119$57
41 years$868$539$323$188$108$51
42 years$838$514$303$174$98$45
43 years$809$490$285$161$89$40
44 years$782$467$267$148$80$35
45 years$756$445$251$137$73$32
46 years$731$424$236$126$66$28
47 years$707$405$221$117$60$25
48 years$685$387$208$108$55$22
49 years$663$369$196$100$50$20
50 years$642$353$184$92$45$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $658,000, adding $6,444 every year, while hoping to spend $20,436 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: 56/37/7 Blend
55$658,000$658,000$658,000$658,000
56$731,763$696,889$686,690$771,232
57$784,659$709,293$687,950$810,984
58$842,266$721,619$688,568$851,416
59$905,042$733,844$688,500$894,951
60$973,492$745,938$687,701$941,886
61$1,048,172$757,873$686,123$992,549
62$1,129,695$769,618$683,717$1,047,303
63$1,218,733$781,139$680,431$1,106,546
64$1,316,028$792,398$676,209$1,170,717
65$1,422,396$803,359$670,995$1,240,302
66$1,538,735$813,979$664,729$1,315,834
67$1,666,036$824,214$657,347$1,397,903
68$1,805,388$834,016$648,784$1,487,157
69$1,957,990$843,336$638,971$1,584,313
70$2,125,164$852,118$627,835$1,690,159
71$2,308,364$860,305$615,302$1,805,566
72$2,509,194$867,836$601,291$1,931,494
73$2,729,417$874,646$585,720$2,068,999
74$2,970,978$880,665$568,502$2,219,249
75$3,236,018$885,817$549,547$2,383,529
76$3,526,895$890,026$528,760$2,563,258
77$3,846,207$893,206$506,042$2,759,998
78$4,196,815$895,268$481,289$2,975,474
79$4,581,872$896,117$454,394$3,211,586
80$5,004,849$895,653$425,242$3,470,430
81$5,469,572$893,768$393,716$3,754,316
82$5,980,255$890,350$359,692$4,065,792
83$6,541,540$885,276$323,042$4,407,667
84$7,158,543$878,420$283,629$4,783,038
85$7,836,897$869,645$241,313$5,195,320
86$8,582,811$858,809$195,948$5,648,277
87$9,403,125$845,757$147,379$6,146,061
88$10,305,374$830,330$95,447$6,693,246
89$11,297,862$812,355$39,983$7,294,880
90$12,389,735$791,652$0$7,956,524
91$13,591,073$768,028$0$8,685,745
92$14,912,981$741,280$0$9,491,150
93$16,367,696$711,194$0$10,377,217
94$17,968,700$677,541$0$11,352,178
95$19,730,849$640,082$0$12,425,108
96$21,670,511$598,562$0$13,606,008
97$23,805,723$552,711$0$14,905,906
98$26,156,359$502,246$0$16,336,956
99$28,744,316$446,864$0$17,912,554
100$31,593,725$386,250$0$19,647,468