Can I retire at age 56 with 778,000?

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 $778,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$64,247$63,674$63,116$62,571$62,039$61,725
2 years$31,805$31,213$30,639$30,082$29,542$29,226
3 years$20,993$20,398$19,825$19,274$18,743$18,434
4 years$15,588$14,995$14,428$13,886$13,368$13,068
5 years$12,346$11,756$11,197$10,666$10,162$9,872
6 years$10,185$9,600$9,048$8,529$8,041$7,761
7 years$8,642$8,062$7,519$7,012$6,539$6,271
8 years$7,485$6,910$6,377$5,883$5,425$5,167
9 years$6,586$6,017$5,492$5,011$4,569$4,321
10 years$5,867$5,303$4,788$4,319$3,893$3,656
11 years$5,280$4,721$4,216$3,759$3,348$3,121
12 years$4,790$4,238$3,741$3,297$2,901$2,685
13 years$4,376$3,830$3,343$2,911$2,530$2,324
14 years$4,022$3,481$3,003$2,584$2,218$2,021
15 years$3,715$3,180$2,712$2,304$1,953$1,766
16 years$3,447$2,918$2,458$2,063$1,726$1,548
17 years$3,210$2,687$2,237$1,854$1,530$1,361
18 years$3,000$2,483$2,042$1,671$1,361$1,200
19 years$2,813$2,301$1,870$1,510$1,213$1,061
20 years$2,644$2,138$1,716$1,367$1,083$940
21 years$2,492$1,992$1,578$1,241$969$834
22 years$2,353$1,859$1,455$1,128$869$741
23 years$2,227$1,739$1,343$1,028$780$659
24 years$2,112$1,629$1,242$937$701$587
25 years$2,006$1,529$1,150$856$631$523
26 years$1,908$1,437$1,067$783$568$467
27 years$1,818$1,352$991$716$512$417
28 years$1,734$1,274$921$656$462$373
29 years$1,656$1,202$857$602$417$334
30 years$1,584$1,135$798$552$377$298
31 years$1,516$1,073$744$507$341$267
32 years$1,453$1,016$694$466$308$239
33 years$1,393$962$648$429$279$215
34 years$1,338$911$606$394$253$192
35 years$1,285$865$566$363$229$172
36 years$1,236$821$530$334$207$155
37 years$1,189$779$496$308$188$139
38 years$1,145$741$464$284$170$125
39 years$1,103$704$435$262$155$112
40 years$1,064$670$408$242$140$100
41 years$1,026$638$382$223$127$90
42 years$991$607$359$206$115$81
43 years$957$579$337$190$105$73
44 years$924$552$316$175$95$65
45 years$894$526$297$162$86$59
46 years$864$502$279$150$78$53
47 years$836$479$262$138$71$47
48 years$810$457$246$128$65$43
49 years$784$437$231$118$59$38
50 years$760$417$217$109$53$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $778,000, adding $3,507 every year, while hoping to spend $47,670 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: 46/38/16 Blend
55$778,000$778,000$778,000$778,000
56$860,973$819,739$807,680$896,511
57$898,072$809,186$784,017$911,050
58$937,357$796,518$757,964$921,719
59$979,002$781,581$729,389$932,267
60$1,023,194$764,213$698,158$942,702
61$1,070,140$744,239$664,126$953,035
62$1,120,066$721,479$627,146$963,284
63$1,173,218$695,737$587,061$973,471
64$1,229,868$666,810$543,709$983,624
65$1,290,311$634,480$496,920$993,780
66$1,354,871$598,518$446,516$1,003,982
67$1,423,905$558,682$392,311$1,014,284
68$1,497,801$514,716$334,111$1,024,748
69$1,576,988$466,347$271,714$1,035,450
70$1,661,933$413,291$204,910$1,046,479
71$1,753,152$355,244$133,476$1,057,938
72$1,851,209$291,886$57,182$1,069,948
73$1,956,723$222,880$0$1,082,649
74$2,070,376$147,868$0$1,100,341
75$2,192,914$66,473$0$1,129,757
76$2,325,159$0$0$1,161,382
77$2,468,013$0$0$1,204,582
78$2,622,467$0$0$1,281,413
79$2,789,611$0$0$1,364,630
80$2,970,643$0$0$1,454,841
81$3,166,880$0$0$1,552,709
82$3,379,769$0$0$1,658,969
83$3,610,904$0$0$1,774,425
84$3,862,037$0$0$1,899,965
85$4,135,094$0$0$2,036,563
86$4,432,195$0$0$2,185,292
87$4,755,673$0$0$2,347,333
88$5,108,095$0$0$2,523,985
89$5,492,285$0$0$2,716,678
90$5,911,352$0$0$2,926,986
91$6,368,718$0$0$3,156,642
92$6,868,149$0$0$3,407,552
93$7,413,791$0$0$3,681,817
94$8,010,209$0$0$3,981,747
95$8,662,429$0$0$4,309,888
96$9,375,983$0$0$4,669,043
97$10,156,964$0$0$5,062,297
98$11,012,082$0$0$5,493,050
99$11,948,723$0$0$5,965,042
100$12,975,023$0$0$6,482,396