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:
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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%19.3%
1 years$66,063$65,475$64,901$64,340$63,793$61,408
2 years$32,705$32,095$31,505$30,933$30,378$28,002
3 years$21,586$20,975$20,386$19,819$19,273$16,981
4 years$16,029$15,419$14,836$14,278$13,746$11,555
5 years$12,695$12,088$11,513$10,967$10,449$8,366
6 years$10,473$9,871$9,304$8,771$8,268$6,294
7 years$8,886$8,290$7,732$7,211$6,724$4,858
8 years$7,697$7,106$6,557$6,049$5,578$3,819
9 years$6,773$6,187$5,648$5,152$4,698$3,043
10 years$6,033$5,453$4,924$4,441$4,003$2,449
11 years$5,429$4,855$4,335$3,865$3,442$1,986
12 years$4,926$4,357$3,847$3,390$2,983$1,621
13 years$4,500$3,938$3,437$2,993$2,601$1,329
14 years$4,136$3,579$3,088$2,657$2,280$1,094
15 years$3,820$3,270$2,788$2,370$2,008$904
16 years$3,544$3,000$2,528$2,122$1,775$748
17 years$3,301$2,763$2,300$1,906$1,573$621
18 years$3,085$2,553$2,100$1,718$1,399$516
19 years$2,892$2,366$1,922$1,552$1,247$430
20 years$2,719$2,199$1,764$1,406$1,114$358
21 years$2,562$2,048$1,623$1,276$997$299
22 years$2,420$1,912$1,496$1,160$893$249
23 years$2,290$1,788$1,381$1,057$802$208
24 years$2,172$1,675$1,277$964$721$174
25 years$2,063$1,572$1,183$880$649$146
26 years$1,962$1,478$1,097$805$584$122
27 years$1,869$1,391$1,019$737$527$102
28 years$1,783$1,310$947$675$475$85
29 years$1,703$1,236$881$619$429$71
30 years$1,628$1,167$821$568$388$60
31 years$1,559$1,104$765$522$351$50
32 years$1,494$1,044$714$479$317$42
33 years$1,433$989$667$441$287$35
34 years$1,375$937$623$406$260$29
35 years$1,321$889$582$373$235$25
36 years$1,271$844$545$344$213$21
37 years$1,223$801$510$317$193$17
38 years$1,177$762$478$292$175$15
39 years$1,134$724$447$269$159$12
40 years$1,094$689$419$248$144$10
41 years$1,055$656$393$229$131$9
42 years$1,019$625$369$211$119$7
43 years$984$595$346$195$108$6
44 years$951$567$325$180$98$5
45 years$919$541$305$166$89$4
46 years$889$516$287$154$81$4
47 years$860$492$269$142$73$3
48 years$833$470$253$131$66$2
49 years$806$449$238$121$60$2
50 years$781$429$224$112$55$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $800,000, adding $6,170 every year, while hoping to spend $29,993 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: 82/7/11 Blend
55$800,000$800,000$800,000$800,000
56$887,964$845,564$833,164$958,631
57$946,624$855,085$829,163$1,015,356
58$1,010,263$864,066$824,022$1,073,028
59$1,079,355$872,451$817,673$1,135,451
60$1,154,425$880,177$810,041$1,203,084
61$1,236,049$887,179$801,050$1,276,435
62$1,324,861$893,385$790,620$1,356,062
63$1,421,557$898,722$778,666$1,442,581
64$1,526,906$903,109$765,102$1,536,668
65$1,641,752$906,462$749,834$1,639,071
66$1,767,023$908,692$732,766$1,750,611
67$1,903,743$909,702$713,797$1,872,195
68$2,053,038$909,390$692,823$2,004,821
69$2,216,147$907,649$669,731$2,149,589
70$2,394,435$904,365$644,408$2,307,709
71$2,589,404$899,415$616,732$2,480,517
72$2,802,707$892,671$586,577$2,669,484
73$3,036,167$883,995$553,811$2,876,231
74$3,291,789$873,244$518,296$3,102,544
75$3,571,781$860,262$479,888$3,350,391
76$3,878,575$844,888$438,437$3,621,940
77$4,214,850$826,948$393,786$3,919,583
78$4,583,557$806,260$345,769$4,245,952
79$4,987,943$782,630$294,216$4,603,951
80$5,431,587$755,853$238,946$4,996,777
81$5,918,432$725,713$179,774$5,427,956
82$6,452,820$691,980$116,504$5,901,371
83$7,039,531$654,411$48,931$6,421,305
84$7,683,836$612,750$0$6,992,475
85$8,391,538$566,725$0$7,622,800
86$9,169,030$516,050$0$8,321,597
87$10,023,355$460,420$0$9,089,458
88$10,962,272$399,516$0$9,933,370
89$11,994,329$332,998$0$10,861,034
90$13,128,945$260,508$0$11,880,933
91$14,376,494$181,670$0$13,002,414
92$15,748,407$96,083$0$14,235,779
93$17,257,279$3,325$0$15,592,377
94$18,916,986$0$0$17,084,714
95$20,742,816$0$0$18,734,046
96$22,751,614$0$0$20,548,961
97$24,961,940$0$0$22,545,975
98$27,394,244$0$0$24,743,567
99$30,071,057$0$0$27,162,098
100$33,017,208$0$0$29,824,000