Can I retire at age 56 with 729,000?

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 $729,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$60,200$59,664$59,141$58,630$58,131$56,474
2 years$29,802$29,247$28,709$28,188$27,682$26,025
3 years$19,671$19,113$18,577$18,060$17,562$15,958
4 years$14,606$14,050$13,519$13,011$12,526$10,986
5 years$11,568$11,016$10,491$9,994$9,522$8,051
6 years$9,543$8,995$8,479$7,992$7,534$6,134
7 years$8,098$7,554$7,046$6,571$6,127$4,797
8 years$7,014$6,475$5,975$5,512$5,083$3,823
9 years$6,171$5,638$5,147$4,695$4,281$3,089
10 years$5,498$4,969$4,487$4,047$3,647$2,522
11 years$4,947$4,424$3,950$3,522$3,137$2,076
12 years$4,488$3,971$3,506$3,090$2,718$1,721
13 years$4,101$3,588$3,132$2,728$2,371$1,433
14 years$3,769$3,262$2,814$2,421$2,078$1,199
15 years$3,481$2,980$2,541$2,159$1,830$1,006
16 years$3,230$2,734$2,304$1,933$1,617$847
17 years$3,008$2,518$2,096$1,737$1,434$715
18 years$2,811$2,326$1,914$1,566$1,275$605
19 years$2,636$2,156$1,752$1,415$1,136$512
20 years$2,478$2,004$1,608$1,281$1,015$434
21 years$2,335$1,866$1,479$1,163$908$369
22 years$2,205$1,742$1,363$1,057$814$313
23 years$2,087$1,629$1,258$963$731$267
24 years$1,979$1,527$1,164$878$657$227
25 years$1,879$1,433$1,078$802$591$193
26 years$1,788$1,346$1,000$733$532$165
27 years$1,703$1,267$928$671$480$140
28 years$1,625$1,194$863$615$433$120
29 years$1,552$1,126$803$564$391$102
30 years$1,484$1,064$748$518$353$87
31 years$1,421$1,006$697$475$320$74
32 years$1,361$952$651$437$289$64
33 years$1,306$901$608$402$262$54
34 years$1,253$854$568$370$237$46
35 years$1,204$810$531$340$214$40
36 years$1,158$769$496$313$194$34
37 years$1,114$730$465$289$176$29
38 years$1,073$694$435$266$160$25
39 years$1,034$660$408$245$145$21
40 years$997$628$382$226$131$18
41 years$962$598$358$209$119$15
42 years$928$569$336$193$108$13
43 years$896$542$315$178$98$11
44 years$866$517$296$164$89$10
45 years$837$493$278$152$81$8
46 years$810$470$261$140$73$7
47 years$784$449$245$129$67$6
48 years$759$428$231$120$61$5
49 years$735$409$217$111$55$4
50 years$712$391$204$102$50$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $729,000, adding $6,333 every year, while hoping to spend $31,616 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: 41/46/13 Blend
55$729,000$729,000$729,000$729,000
56$809,890$771,253$759,954$839,740
57$858,860$775,406$751,773$865,530
58$911,765$778,702$742,259$889,819
59$968,973$781,066$731,333$915,415
60$1,030,889$782,419$718,913$942,451
61$1,097,958$782,676$704,914$971,077
62$1,170,668$781,745$689,247$1,001,457
63$1,249,557$779,531$671,818$1,033,776
64$1,335,216$775,933$652,528$1,068,238
65$1,428,296$770,841$631,276$1,105,072
66$1,529,512$764,142$607,953$1,144,531
67$1,639,651$755,714$582,449$1,186,896
68$1,759,579$745,429$554,645$1,232,483
69$1,890,250$733,148$524,419$1,281,638
70$2,032,712$718,729$491,644$1,334,749
71$2,188,119$702,017$456,184$1,392,246
72$2,357,742$682,850$417,901$1,454,605
73$2,542,979$661,057$376,648$1,522,357
74$2,745,370$636,456$332,273$1,596,087
75$2,966,609$608,854$284,615$1,676,449
76$3,208,563$578,048$233,510$1,764,164
77$3,473,286$543,822$178,782$1,860,034
78$3,763,040$505,948$120,250$1,964,947
79$4,080,317$464,187$57,726$2,079,886
80$4,427,860$418,282$0$2,205,943
81$4,808,690$367,966$0$2,345,572
82$5,226,134$312,954$0$2,507,490
83$5,683,856$252,945$0$2,685,190
84$6,185,892$187,623$0$2,880,344
85$6,736,688$116,651$0$3,094,797
86$7,341,141$39,677$0$3,330,592
87$8,004,642$0$0$3,589,984
88$8,733,134$0$0$3,897,575
89$9,533,161$0$0$4,257,524
90$10,411,932$0$0$4,653,003
91$11,377,388$0$0$5,087,599
92$12,438,280$0$0$5,565,264
93$13,604,245$0$0$6,090,350
94$14,885,902$0$0$6,667,654
95$16,294,949$0$0$7,302,460
96$17,844,277$0$0$8,000,590
97$19,548,084$0$0$8,768,457
98$21,422,015$0$0$9,613,128
99$23,483,308$0$0$10,542,390
100$25,750,955$0$0$11,564,821