Can I retire at age 56 with 799,000?

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 $799,000?

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%
1 years$65,981$65,393$64,820$64,260$63,713$61,872
2 years$32,664$32,055$31,466$30,894$30,340$28,499
3 years$21,559$20,949$20,360$19,794$19,249$17,467
4 years$16,008$15,399$14,817$14,261$13,728$12,019
5 years$12,679$12,073$11,499$10,954$10,436$8,803
6 years$10,460$9,859$9,293$8,760$8,258$6,703
7 years$8,875$8,279$7,722$7,202$6,716$5,240
8 years$7,687$7,097$6,549$6,041$5,571$4,173
9 years$6,764$6,179$5,641$5,146$4,692$3,369
10 years$6,026$5,447$4,918$4,436$3,998$2,749
11 years$5,422$4,849$4,329$3,860$3,438$2,262
12 years$4,919$4,352$3,842$3,386$2,979$1,873
13 years$4,494$3,933$3,433$2,989$2,598$1,559
14 years$4,131$3,575$3,084$2,654$2,278$1,304
15 years$3,815$3,266$2,785$2,367$2,005$1,094
16 years$3,540$2,996$2,525$2,119$1,772$920
17 years$3,297$2,759$2,298$1,904$1,571$776
18 years$3,081$2,550$2,097$1,716$1,397$656
19 years$2,889$2,363$1,920$1,550$1,245$555
20 years$2,716$2,196$1,762$1,404$1,112$470
21 years$2,559$2,045$1,621$1,274$995$399
22 years$2,417$1,909$1,494$1,159$892$339
23 years$2,287$1,786$1,379$1,055$801$288
24 years$2,169$1,673$1,276$962$720$245
25 years$2,060$1,570$1,181$879$648$208
26 years$1,960$1,476$1,096$804$584$178
27 years$1,867$1,389$1,017$736$526$151
28 years$1,781$1,309$946$674$475$129
29 years$1,701$1,235$880$618$429$110
30 years$1,626$1,166$820$567$387$94
31 years$1,557$1,102$764$521$350$80
32 years$1,492$1,043$713$479$317$68
33 years$1,431$988$666$440$287$58
34 years$1,374$936$622$405$260$50
35 years$1,320$888$582$373$235$42
36 years$1,269$843$544$343$213$36
37 years$1,221$800$509$316$193$31
38 years$1,176$761$477$292$175$26
39 years$1,133$723$447$269$159$22
40 years$1,092$688$419$248$144$19
41 years$1,054$655$393$229$131$16
42 years$1,017$624$368$211$119$14
43 years$982$594$346$195$108$12
44 years$949$567$324$180$98$10
45 years$918$540$305$166$89$9
46 years$888$515$286$154$80$7
47 years$859$492$269$142$73$6
48 years$831$470$253$131$66$5
49 years$805$448$237$121$60$5
50 years$780$428$223$112$55$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $799,000, adding $6,444 every year, while hoping to spend $51,748 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: 47/34/19 Blend
55$799,000$799,000$799,000$799,000
56$887,145$844,798$832,413$923,779
57$922,574$831,134$805,240$936,298
58$959,883$815,065$775,422$944,159
59$999,208$796,421$742,815$951,602
60$1,040,699$775,017$707,271$958,609
61$1,084,519$750,661$668,633$965,166
62$1,130,845$723,148$626,737$971,260
63$1,179,870$692,262$581,413$976,880
64$1,231,808$657,774$532,480$982,019
65$1,286,888$619,440$479,754$986,675
66$1,345,363$577,005$423,039$990,847
67$1,407,510$530,199$362,130$994,544
68$1,473,631$478,733$296,817$997,778
69$1,544,057$422,307$226,876$1,000,568
70$1,619,150$360,599$152,075$1,002,943
71$1,699,306$293,272$72,173$1,004,941
72$1,784,962$219,968$0$1,006,609
73$1,876,592$140,311$0$1,010,665
74$1,974,720$53,902$0$1,030,313
75$2,079,919$0$0$1,051,054
76$2,192,816$0$0$1,087,901
77$2,314,103$0$0$1,149,213
78$2,444,536$0$0$1,215,215
79$2,584,947$0$0$1,286,336
80$2,736,249$0$0$1,363,047
81$2,899,443$0$0$1,445,866
82$3,075,633$0$0$1,535,361
83$3,266,028$0$0$1,632,159
84$3,471,958$0$0$1,736,946
85$3,694,887$0$0$1,850,478
86$3,936,421$0$0$1,973,586
87$4,198,329$0$0$2,107,183
88$4,482,553$0$0$2,252,274
89$4,791,232$0$0$2,409,965
90$5,126,717$0$0$2,581,471
91$5,491,596$0$0$2,768,129
92$5,888,713$0$0$2,971,412
93$6,321,201$0$0$3,192,939
94$6,792,506$0$0$3,434,493
95$7,306,420$0$0$3,698,036
96$7,867,117$0$0$3,985,727
97$8,479,192$0$0$4,299,942
98$9,147,701$0$0$4,643,299
99$9,878,213$0$0$5,018,679
100$10,676,857$0$0$5,429,253