Can I retire at age 56 with 800,000?

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 $800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$66,063$65,475$64,901$64,340$63,793$63,524
2 years$32,705$32,095$31,505$30,933$30,378$30,106
3 years$21,586$20,975$20,386$19,819$19,273$19,007
4 years$16,029$15,419$14,836$14,278$13,746$13,488
5 years$12,695$12,088$11,513$10,967$10,449$10,200
6 years$10,473$9,871$9,304$8,771$8,268$8,028
7 years$8,886$8,290$7,732$7,211$6,724$6,493
8 years$7,697$7,106$6,557$6,049$5,578$5,356
9 years$6,773$6,187$5,648$5,152$4,698$4,485
10 years$6,033$5,453$4,924$4,441$4,003$3,799
11 years$5,429$4,855$4,335$3,865$3,442$3,247
12 years$4,926$4,357$3,847$3,390$2,983$2,797
13 years$4,500$3,938$3,437$2,993$2,601$2,424
14 years$4,136$3,579$3,088$2,657$2,280$2,111
15 years$3,820$3,270$2,788$2,370$2,008$1,846
16 years$3,544$3,000$2,528$2,122$1,775$1,621
17 years$3,301$2,763$2,300$1,906$1,573$1,427
18 years$3,085$2,553$2,100$1,718$1,399$1,261
19 years$2,892$2,366$1,922$1,552$1,247$1,116
20 years$2,719$2,199$1,764$1,406$1,114$989
21 years$2,562$2,048$1,623$1,276$997$879
22 years$2,420$1,912$1,496$1,160$893$782
23 years$2,290$1,788$1,381$1,057$802$697
24 years$2,172$1,675$1,277$964$721$622
25 years$2,063$1,572$1,183$880$649$555
26 years$1,962$1,478$1,097$805$584$496
27 years$1,869$1,391$1,019$737$527$444
28 years$1,783$1,310$947$675$475$397
29 years$1,703$1,236$881$619$429$356
30 years$1,628$1,167$821$568$388$319
31 years$1,559$1,104$765$522$351$286
32 years$1,494$1,044$714$479$317$257
33 years$1,433$989$667$441$287$231
34 years$1,375$937$623$406$260$207
35 years$1,321$889$582$373$235$186
36 years$1,271$844$545$344$213$167
37 years$1,223$801$510$317$193$150
38 years$1,177$762$478$292$175$135
39 years$1,134$724$447$269$159$121
40 years$1,094$689$419$248$144$109
41 years$1,055$656$393$229$131$98
42 years$1,019$625$369$211$119$88
43 years$984$595$346$195$108$79
44 years$951$567$325$180$98$72
45 years$919$541$305$166$89$64
46 years$889$516$287$154$81$58
47 years$860$492$269$142$73$52
48 years$833$470$253$131$66$47
49 years$806$449$238$121$60$42
50 years$781$429$224$112$55$38

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $800,000, adding $3,269 every year, while hoping to spend $28,600 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: 59/16/25 Blend
55$800,000$800,000$800,000$800,000
56$884,972$842,572$830,172$931,046
57$944,809$853,428$827,553$973,679
58$1,009,791$863,857$823,887$1,016,805
59$1,080,412$873,809$819,110$1,063,233
60$1,157,217$883,228$813,152$1,113,290
61$1,240,803$892,057$805,944$1,167,336
62$1,331,831$900,233$797,408$1,225,770
63$1,431,024$907,690$787,467$1,289,032
64$1,539,179$914,359$776,039$1,357,607
65$1,657,176$920,163$763,037$1,432,032
66$1,785,980$925,023$748,371$1,512,898
67$1,926,655$928,854$731,946$1,600,858
68$2,080,372$931,566$713,664$1,696,633
69$2,248,419$933,062$693,421$1,801,018
70$2,432,217$933,241$671,110$1,914,891
71$2,633,327$931,994$646,616$2,039,221
72$2,853,471$929,206$619,822$2,175,076
73$3,094,543$924,755$590,605$2,323,637
74$3,358,631$918,512$558,834$2,486,205
75$3,648,031$910,339$524,374$2,664,216
76$3,965,274$900,090$487,085$2,859,254
77$4,313,149$887,611$446,819$3,073,069
78$4,694,724$872,738$403,422$3,307,589
79$5,113,382$855,298$356,732$3,564,942
80$5,572,846$835,107$306,582$3,847,475
81$6,077,219$811,970$252,796$4,157,777
82$6,631,021$785,682$195,190$4,498,706
83$7,239,229$756,024$133,572$4,873,412
84$7,907,327$722,766$67,744$5,285,369
85$8,641,357$685,664$0$5,738,413
86$9,447,974$644,460$0$6,237,437
87$10,334,509$598,881$0$6,805,766
88$11,309,041$548,637$0$7,430,512
89$12,380,467$493,425$0$8,117,409
90$13,558,593$432,921$0$8,872,777
91$14,854,220$366,785$0$9,703,582
92$16,279,250$294,657$0$10,617,502
93$17,846,795$216,156$0$11,622,996
94$19,571,302$130,882$0$12,729,390
95$21,468,689$38,409$0$13,946,963
96$23,556,494$0$0$15,287,042
97$25,854,042$0$0$16,772,975
98$28,382,626$0$0$18,415,850
99$31,165,707$0$0$20,224,158
100$34,229,136$0$0$22,214,705