Can I retire at age 56 with 842,000?

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 $842,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$69,532$68,912$68,308$67,718$67,142$65,386
2 years$34,422$33,781$33,159$32,557$31,973$30,216
3 years$22,720$22,076$21,456$20,859$20,285$18,582
4 years$16,870$16,228$15,615$15,028$14,467$12,831
5 years$13,361$12,723$12,118$11,543$10,998$9,433
6 years$11,023$10,389$9,793$9,231$8,702$7,210
7 years$9,353$8,725$8,138$7,589$7,077$5,658
8 years$8,101$7,479$6,902$6,367$5,871$4,525
9 years$7,128$6,512$5,944$5,423$4,944$3,669
10 years$6,350$5,740$5,182$4,675$4,213$3,007
11 years$5,714$5,110$4,562$4,068$3,623$2,485
12 years$5,184$4,586$4,049$3,568$3,140$2,068
13 years$4,736$4,145$3,618$3,150$2,738$1,729
14 years$4,353$3,767$3,250$2,797$2,400$1,453
15 years$4,021$3,442$2,935$2,494$2,113$1,225
16 years$3,730$3,158$2,661$2,233$1,868$1,035
17 years$3,474$2,908$2,421$2,006$1,656$878
18 years$3,247$2,687$2,210$1,808$1,472$745
19 years$3,044$2,490$2,023$1,634$1,312$634
20 years$2,862$2,314$1,857$1,480$1,172$540
21 years$2,697$2,156$1,708$1,343$1,049$461
22 years$2,547$2,012$1,574$1,221$940$394
23 years$2,411$1,882$1,453$1,112$844$336
24 years$2,286$1,763$1,344$1,014$759$288
25 years$2,171$1,655$1,245$926$683$246
26 years$2,065$1,555$1,155$847$615$211
27 years$1,967$1,464$1,072$775$554$181
28 years$1,877$1,379$997$710$500$155
29 years$1,792$1,301$928$651$452$133
30 years$1,714$1,229$864$598$408$114
31 years$1,641$1,162$806$549$369$98
32 years$1,572$1,099$752$505$334$84
33 years$1,508$1,041$702$464$302$72
34 years$1,448$986$656$427$274$62
35 years$1,391$936$613$393$248$53
36 years$1,337$888$573$362$224$45
37 years$1,287$843$537$333$203$39
38 years$1,239$802$503$307$184$34
39 years$1,194$762$471$283$167$29
40 years$1,151$725$441$261$152$25
41 years$1,111$690$414$241$138$21
42 years$1,072$657$388$223$125$18
43 years$1,035$626$364$205$113$16
44 years$1,000$597$342$190$103$13
45 years$967$569$321$175$93$12
46 years$935$543$302$162$85$10
47 years$905$518$283$150$77$9
48 years$876$495$266$138$70$7
49 years$849$473$250$128$64$6
50 years$822$451$235$118$58$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $842,000, adding $2,597 every year, while hoping to spend $57,637 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: 51/31/18 Blend
55$842,000$842,000$842,000$842,000
56$930,563$885,937$872,886$973,279
57$964,155$868,022$840,802$985,052
58$999,242$847,298$805,712$991,646
59$1,035,915$823,566$767,454$997,569
60$1,074,273$796,616$725,858$1,002,775
61$1,114,424$766,225$680,749$1,007,222
62$1,156,483$732,158$631,943$1,010,862
63$1,200,576$694,166$579,245$1,013,651
64$1,246,840$651,986$522,455$1,015,541
65$1,295,423$605,338$461,362$1,016,487
66$1,346,486$553,929$395,747$1,016,443
67$1,400,203$497,447$325,381$1,015,362
68$1,456,765$435,564$250,023$1,013,202
69$1,516,380$367,931$169,423$1,009,918
70$1,579,273$294,181$83,320$1,005,469
71$1,645,689$213,927$0$999,819
72$1,715,898$126,758$0$994,575
73$1,790,192$32,242$0$1,005,247
74$1,868,891$0$0$1,015,847
75$1,952,345$0$0$1,050,317
76$2,040,935$0$0$1,098,628
77$2,135,079$0$0$1,150,014
78$2,235,234$0$0$1,204,730
79$2,341,899$0$0$1,263,055
80$2,455,623$0$0$1,325,296
81$2,577,004$0$0$1,391,788
82$2,706,699$0$0$1,462,898
83$2,845,429$0$0$1,539,030
84$2,993,982$0$0$1,620,625
85$3,153,225$0$0$1,708,168
86$3,324,108$0$0$1,802,191
87$3,507,672$0$0$1,903,278
88$3,705,061$0$0$2,012,069
89$3,917,532$0$0$2,129,269
90$4,146,463$0$0$2,255,650
91$4,393,369$0$0$2,392,062
92$4,659,915$0$0$2,539,438
93$4,947,928$0$0$2,698,802
94$5,259,420$0$0$2,871,282
95$5,596,597$0$0$3,058,118
96$5,961,890$0$0$3,260,670
97$6,357,967$0$0$3,480,437
98$6,787,764$0$0$3,719,066
99$7,254,512$0$0$3,978,370
100$7,761,761$0$0$4,260,342