Can I retire at age 56 with 715,000?

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 $715,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$59,044$58,518$58,005$57,504$57,015$55,614
2 years$29,230$28,685$28,158$27,646$27,150$25,747
3 years$19,293$18,746$18,220$17,713$17,225$15,864
4 years$14,325$13,780$13,259$12,761$12,285$10,977
5 years$11,346$10,804$10,290$9,802$9,339$8,087
6 years$9,360$8,822$8,316$7,839$7,390$6,195
7 years$7,942$7,409$6,910$6,445$6,010$4,873
8 years$6,879$6,351$5,861$5,406$4,986$3,905
9 years$6,053$5,530$5,048$4,605$4,199$3,175
10 years$5,392$4,874$4,401$3,969$3,577$2,608
11 years$4,852$4,339$3,874$3,455$3,077$2,161
12 years$4,402$3,895$3,438$3,030$2,666$1,803
13 years$4,022$3,519$3,072$2,675$2,325$1,512
14 years$3,696$3,199$2,760$2,375$2,038$1,273
15 years$3,414$2,922$2,492$2,118$1,794$1,077
16 years$3,168$2,681$2,259$1,896$1,586$913
17 years$2,950$2,469$2,056$1,704$1,406$776
18 years$2,757$2,282$1,877$1,535$1,250$661
19 years$2,585$2,115$1,718$1,387$1,114$564
20 years$2,430$1,965$1,577$1,257$995$482
21 years$2,290$1,830$1,450$1,140$891$412
22 years$2,163$1,709$1,337$1,037$799$353
23 years$2,047$1,598$1,234$944$717$303
24 years$1,941$1,497$1,141$861$644$260
25 years$1,843$1,405$1,057$787$580$223
26 years$1,754$1,321$981$719$522$192
27 years$1,671$1,243$911$658$471$165
28 years$1,594$1,171$846$603$425$142
29 years$1,522$1,105$788$553$384$122
30 years$1,455$1,043$734$508$347$105
31 years$1,393$986$684$466$313$90
32 years$1,335$933$638$428$283$78
33 years$1,280$884$596$394$257$67
34 years$1,229$838$557$363$232$58
35 years$1,181$795$521$334$210$50
36 years$1,136$754$487$307$191$43
37 years$1,093$716$456$283$173$37
38 years$1,052$681$427$261$157$32
39 years$1,014$647$400$241$142$27
40 years$978$616$375$222$129$24
41 years$943$586$351$205$117$20
42 years$910$558$330$189$106$17
43 years$879$532$309$174$96$15
44 years$850$507$290$161$87$13
45 years$821$484$273$149$79$11
46 years$794$461$256$137$72$10
47 years$769$440$241$127$65$8
48 years$744$420$226$117$59$7
49 years$721$401$213$108$54$6
50 years$698$383$200$100$49$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $715,000, adding $5,884 every year, while hoping to spend $42,974 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: 71/20/9 Blend
55$715,000$715,000$715,000$715,000
56$793,999$756,104$745,022$848,653
57$829,263$747,429$724,256$876,907
58$866,684$736,889$701,354$901,967
59$906,436$724,347$676,200$928,225
60$948,710$709,657$648,670$955,789
61$993,715$692,667$618,637$984,778
62$1,041,680$673,214$585,968$1,015,326
63$1,092,856$651,126$550,522$1,047,580
64$1,147,516$626,221$512,154$1,081,701
65$1,205,963$598,306$470,711$1,117,872
66$1,268,525$567,177$426,034$1,156,293
67$1,335,565$532,618$377,956$1,197,186
68$1,407,478$494,402$326,304$1,240,798
69$1,484,701$452,288$270,895$1,287,402
70$1,567,711$406,021$211,540$1,337,301
71$1,657,032$355,330$148,042$1,390,830
72$1,753,241$299,933$80,192$1,448,362
73$1,856,970$239,528$7,777$1,510,308
74$1,968,913$173,797$0$1,577,124
75$2,089,834$102,405$0$1,655,991
76$2,220,572$24,997$0$1,742,023
77$2,362,048$0$0$1,835,116
78$2,515,278$0$0$1,948,922
79$2,681,374$0$0$2,078,278
80$2,861,562$0$0$2,218,641
81$3,057,190$0$0$2,371,064
82$3,269,741$0$0$2,536,708
83$3,500,844$0$0$2,716,848
84$3,752,293$0$0$2,912,885
85$4,026,063$0$0$3,126,364
86$4,324,325$0$0$3,358,984
87$4,649,470$0$0$3,612,613
88$5,004,127$0$0$3,889,309
89$5,391,192$0$0$4,191,337
90$5,813,852$0$0$4,521,189
91$6,275,615$0$0$4,881,610
92$6,780,344$0$0$5,275,620
93$7,332,291$0$0$5,706,546
94$7,936,137$0$0$6,178,050
95$8,597,038$0$0$6,694,165
96$9,320,670$0$0$7,259,331
97$10,113,285$0$0$7,878,439
98$10,981,767$0$0$8,556,873
99$11,933,697$0$0$9,300,564
100$12,977,426$0$0$10,116,045