Can I retire at age 56 with 841,000?

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 $841,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$69,449$68,830$68,227$67,638$67,063$65,441
2 years$34,381$33,740$33,120$32,518$31,935$30,311
3 years$22,693$22,050$21,431$20,835$20,261$18,685
4 years$16,850$16,209$15,596$15,010$14,450$12,935
5 years$13,345$12,708$12,103$11,529$10,985$9,535
6 years$11,009$10,377$9,781$9,220$8,692$7,308
7 years$9,342$8,715$8,128$7,580$7,069$5,751
8 years$8,091$7,470$6,893$6,359$5,864$4,612
9 years$7,120$6,504$5,937$5,416$4,939$3,752
10 years$6,343$5,733$5,176$4,669$4,208$3,084
11 years$5,707$5,104$4,557$4,063$3,619$2,557
12 years$5,178$4,581$4,044$3,564$3,136$2,134
13 years$4,731$4,140$3,613$3,147$2,735$1,791
14 years$4,348$3,763$3,247$2,793$2,397$1,510
15 years$4,016$3,437$2,931$2,491$2,111$1,277
16 years$3,726$3,154$2,658$2,230$1,865$1,084
17 years$3,470$2,905$2,418$2,004$1,654$922
18 years$3,243$2,684$2,208$1,806$1,471$786
19 years$3,041$2,487$2,021$1,632$1,311$671
20 years$2,858$2,311$1,855$1,478$1,171$574
21 years$2,694$2,153$1,706$1,341$1,048$492
22 years$2,544$2,010$1,572$1,220$939$421
23 years$2,408$1,880$1,452$1,111$843$362
24 years$2,283$1,761$1,343$1,013$758$310
25 years$2,168$1,653$1,244$925$682$267
26 years$2,063$1,553$1,153$846$614$229
27 years$1,965$1,462$1,071$774$554$197
28 years$1,874$1,378$996$709$500$170
29 years$1,790$1,300$926$651$451$146
30 years$1,712$1,227$863$597$408$126
31 years$1,639$1,160$805$548$369$108
32 years$1,570$1,098$751$504$333$93
33 years$1,506$1,040$701$463$302$81
34 years$1,446$985$655$426$273$69
35 years$1,389$935$612$393$247$60
36 years$1,336$887$573$362$224$52
37 years$1,285$842$536$333$203$44
38 years$1,238$801$502$307$184$38
39 years$1,193$761$470$283$167$33
40 years$1,150$724$441$261$152$29
41 years$1,109$689$413$241$137$25
42 years$1,071$657$388$222$125$21
43 years$1,034$626$364$205$113$18
44 years$999$596$342$189$103$16
45 years$966$569$321$175$93$14
46 years$934$543$301$162$85$12
47 years$904$518$283$149$77$10
48 years$875$494$266$138$70$9
49 years$848$472$250$128$63$8
50 years$821$451$235$118$58$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $841,000, adding $2,609 every year, while hoping to spend $22,267 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: 61/22/17 Blend
55$841,000$841,000$841,000$841,000
56$929,473$884,900$871,865$981,998
57$1,000,588$904,568$877,380$1,037,387
58$1,078,209$924,454$882,334$1,095,084
59$1,162,979$944,544$886,684$1,157,529
60$1,255,600$964,825$890,386$1,225,185
61$1,356,850$985,280$893,393$1,298,560
62$1,467,583$1,005,893$895,656$1,378,218
63$1,588,739$1,026,644$897,123$1,464,777
64$1,721,354$1,047,513$897,740$1,558,919
65$1,866,569$1,068,478$897,451$1,661,395
66$2,025,639$1,089,513$896,195$1,773,034
67$2,199,947$1,110,593$893,911$1,894,749
68$2,391,017$1,131,687$890,533$2,027,545
69$2,600,527$1,152,766$885,991$2,172,531
70$2,830,324$1,173,795$880,215$2,330,928
71$3,082,443$1,194,737$873,129$2,504,084
72$3,359,126$1,215,553$864,653$2,693,481
73$3,662,843$1,236,201$854,704$2,900,757
74$3,996,313$1,256,635$843,197$3,127,712
75$4,362,533$1,276,805$830,040$3,376,335
76$4,764,802$1,296,660$815,137$3,648,815
77$5,206,758$1,316,143$798,391$3,947,567
78$5,692,406$1,335,192$779,695$4,275,249
79$6,226,158$1,353,743$758,942$4,634,796
80$6,812,877$1,371,727$736,017$5,029,439
81$7,457,918$1,389,069$710,801$5,462,740
82$8,167,182$1,405,690$683,169$5,938,626
83$8,947,171$1,421,505$652,991$6,461,425
84$9,805,046$1,436,423$620,131$7,035,907
85$10,748,701$1,450,348$584,445$7,667,331
86$11,786,831$1,463,177$545,786$8,361,490
87$12,929,015$1,474,800$503,997$9,124,774
88$14,185,809$1,485,100$458,916$9,964,222
89$15,568,845$1,493,953$410,373$10,887,594
90$17,090,937$1,501,227$358,190$11,903,443
91$18,766,205$1,506,780$302,183$13,021,197
92$20,610,209$1,510,463$242,156$14,251,245
93$22,640,091$1,512,116$177,910$15,605,041
94$24,874,742$1,511,572$109,231$17,095,205
95$27,334,977$1,508,649$35,901$18,735,650
96$30,043,730$1,503,159$0$20,541,711
97$33,026,274$1,494,897$0$22,537,968
98$36,310,457$1,483,651$0$24,742,816
99$39,926,966$1,469,191$0$27,170,311
100$43,909,613$1,451,278$0$29,843,125