Can I retire at age 56 with 792,000?

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 $792,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$65,403$64,820$64,252$63,697$63,155$62,522
2 years$32,378$31,775$31,190$30,624$30,074$29,436
3 years$21,371$20,765$20,182$19,621$19,080$18,457
4 years$15,868$15,264$14,687$14,136$13,608$13,005
5 years$12,568$11,968$11,398$10,858$10,345$9,764
6 years$10,368$9,772$9,211$8,683$8,185$7,627
7 years$8,797$8,207$7,655$7,139$6,657$6,121
8 years$7,620$7,035$6,492$5,988$5,523$5,010
9 years$6,705$6,125$5,591$5,101$4,651$4,160
10 years$5,973$5,399$4,875$4,397$3,963$3,494
11 years$5,375$4,806$4,292$3,827$3,408$2,962
12 years$4,876$4,314$3,809$3,357$2,953$2,528
13 years$4,455$3,899$3,403$2,963$2,575$2,171
14 years$4,094$3,544$3,057$2,630$2,258$1,874
15 years$3,782$3,237$2,760$2,346$1,988$1,624
16 years$3,509$2,970$2,503$2,101$1,757$1,412
17 years$3,268$2,735$2,277$1,887$1,558$1,232
18 years$3,054$2,528$2,079$1,701$1,385$1,077
19 years$2,863$2,343$1,903$1,537$1,234$944
20 years$2,692$2,177$1,747$1,392$1,103$828
21 years$2,537$2,028$1,607$1,263$987$728
22 years$2,396$1,893$1,481$1,149$884$641
23 years$2,267$1,770$1,367$1,046$794$565
24 years$2,150$1,659$1,264$954$714$499
25 years$2,042$1,556$1,171$871$642$441
26 years$1,942$1,463$1,086$797$578$390
27 years$1,850$1,377$1,009$729$522$345
28 years$1,765$1,297$938$668$471$305
29 years$1,686$1,224$873$613$425$270
30 years$1,612$1,156$813$562$384$240
31 years$1,543$1,093$758$516$347$213
32 years$1,479$1,034$707$475$314$189
33 years$1,418$979$660$436$284$167
34 years$1,362$928$617$402$257$148
35 years$1,308$880$577$370$233$132
36 years$1,258$835$539$340$211$117
37 years$1,210$793$505$314$191$104
38 years$1,166$754$473$289$173$92
39 years$1,123$717$443$267$157$82
40 years$1,083$682$415$246$143$73
41 years$1,045$649$389$227$129$65
42 years$1,008$618$365$209$117$58
43 years$974$589$343$193$107$51
44 years$941$562$322$178$97$46
45 years$910$536$302$165$88$40
46 years$880$511$284$152$80$36
47 years$851$488$266$141$72$32
48 years$824$465$250$130$66$28
49 years$798$444$235$120$60$25
50 years$773$425$221$111$54$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $792,000, adding $3,206 every year, while hoping to spend $20,141 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: 66/5/29 Blend
55$792,000$792,000$792,000$792,000
56$876,091$834,115$821,839$927,002
57$944,022$853,557$827,941$981,225
58$1,018,208$873,276$833,572$1,037,957
59$1,099,264$893,265$838,695$1,099,550
60$1,187,869$913,516$843,272$1,166,486
61$1,284,772$934,018$847,261$1,239,295
62$1,390,794$954,760$850,620$1,318,562
63$1,506,842$975,731$853,303$1,404,933
64$1,633,914$996,916$855,263$1,499,118
65$1,773,109$1,018,300$856,450$1,601,901
66$1,925,636$1,039,867$856,811$1,714,145
67$2,092,829$1,061,598$856,292$1,836,803
68$2,276,154$1,083,474$854,835$1,970,924
69$2,477,230$1,105,472$852,380$2,117,663
70$2,697,836$1,127,569$848,863$2,278,297
71$2,939,934$1,149,738$844,218$2,454,231
72$3,205,683$1,171,951$838,376$2,647,012
73$3,497,464$1,194,178$831,263$2,858,350
74$3,817,898$1,216,385$822,802$3,090,125
75$4,169,872$1,238,537$812,915$3,344,412
76$4,556,568$1,260,594$801,517$3,623,498
77$4,981,490$1,282,516$788,520$3,929,904
78$5,448,499$1,304,256$773,832$4,266,407
79$5,961,848$1,325,767$757,358$4,636,070
80$6,526,224$1,346,996$738,996$5,042,267
81$7,146,788$1,367,888$718,642$5,488,721
82$7,829,228$1,388,383$696,184$5,979,530
83$8,579,812$1,408,416$671,509$6,519,217
84$9,405,443$1,427,919$644,495$7,112,761
85$10,313,729$1,446,818$615,017$7,765,656
86$11,313,052$1,465,034$582,942$8,483,953
87$12,412,646$1,482,483$548,133$9,274,325
88$13,622,687$1,499,076$510,447$10,144,123
89$14,954,387$1,514,717$469,733$11,101,453
90$16,420,099$1,529,303$425,833$12,155,247
91$18,033,435$1,542,725$378,585$13,315,351
92$19,809,394$1,554,866$327,816$14,592,616
93$21,764,502$1,565,605$273,347$15,999,002
94$23,916,969$1,574,807$214,993$17,547,691
95$26,286,861$1,582,334$152,556$19,253,212
96$28,896,289$1,588,036$85,834$21,131,577
97$31,769,616$1,591,755$14,615$23,200,434
98$34,933,687$1,593,322$0$25,479,234
99$38,418,087$1,592,558$0$28,008,411
100$42,255,412$1,589,274$0$30,798,655