Can I retire at age 56 with 863,000?

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 $863,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$71,266$70,631$70,012$69,407$68,817$66,801
2 years$35,280$34,623$33,986$33,369$32,770$30,756
3 years$23,286$22,627$21,991$21,380$20,791$18,841
4 years$17,291$16,633$16,004$15,403$14,828$12,957
5 years$13,694$13,040$12,420$11,831$11,272$9,486
6 years$11,297$10,648$10,037$9,461$8,919$7,219
7 years$9,586$8,943$8,341$7,779$7,254$5,640
8 years$8,303$7,665$7,074$6,525$6,018$4,489
9 years$7,306$6,674$6,093$5,558$5,068$3,622
10 years$6,508$5,883$5,312$4,791$4,318$2,954
11 years$5,856$5,237$4,676$4,170$3,714$2,429
12 years$5,314$4,701$4,150$3,657$3,218$2,010
13 years$4,855$4,248$3,708$3,229$2,806$1,672
14 years$4,461$3,861$3,331$2,866$2,460$1,397
15 years$4,121$3,527$3,008$2,556$2,166$1,171
16 years$3,823$3,236$2,727$2,289$1,914$984
17 years$3,561$2,981$2,482$2,056$1,697$830
18 years$3,328$2,754$2,265$1,853$1,509$700
19 years$3,120$2,553$2,074$1,675$1,345$592
20 years$2,933$2,372$1,903$1,517$1,202$502
21 years$2,764$2,209$1,751$1,376$1,075$425
22 years$2,611$2,062$1,613$1,252$964$361
23 years$2,471$1,929$1,490$1,140$865$306
24 years$2,343$1,807$1,378$1,040$778$260
25 years$2,225$1,696$1,276$949$700$222
26 years$2,117$1,594$1,184$868$630$188
27 years$2,016$1,500$1,099$795$568$160
28 years$1,923$1,414$1,022$728$513$137
29 years$1,837$1,334$951$668$463$116
30 years$1,757$1,259$886$613$418$99
31 years$1,682$1,191$826$563$378$84
32 years$1,611$1,126$770$517$342$72
33 years$1,546$1,067$719$476$310$61
34 years$1,484$1,011$672$438$280$52
35 years$1,425$959$628$403$254$45
36 years$1,371$910$588$371$230$38
37 years$1,319$864$550$342$209$32
38 years$1,270$822$515$315$189$28
39 years$1,224$781$483$290$171$24
40 years$1,180$743$452$268$155$20
41 years$1,138$708$424$247$141$17
42 years$1,099$674$398$228$128$15
43 years$1,061$642$373$211$116$12
44 years$1,025$612$350$194$105$11
45 years$991$584$329$180$96$9
46 years$959$557$309$166$87$8
47 years$928$531$290$153$79$7
48 years$898$507$273$142$72$6
49 years$870$484$256$131$65$5
50 years$843$463$241$121$59$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $863,000, adding $5,905 every year, while hoping to spend $27,830 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: 73/8/19 Blend
55$863,000$863,000$863,000$863,000
56$957,117$911,378$898,002$1,022,265
57$1,025,132$926,425$898,474$1,081,361
58$1,099,152$941,276$898,029$1,142,145
59$1,179,760$955,893$896,607$1,208,020
60$1,267,597$970,233$894,145$1,279,486
61$1,363,370$984,253$890,577$1,357,094
62$1,467,856$997,903$885,834$1,441,452
63$1,581,910$1,011,133$879,842$1,533,230
64$1,706,474$1,023,888$872,526$1,633,166
65$1,842,585$1,036,109$863,806$1,742,074
66$1,991,384$1,047,734$853,599$1,860,849
67$2,154,127$1,058,695$841,817$1,990,480
68$2,332,198$1,068,921$828,368$2,132,056
69$2,527,121$1,078,336$813,156$2,286,778
70$2,740,572$1,086,860$796,082$2,455,968
71$2,974,399$1,094,405$777,040$2,641,085
72$3,230,637$1,100,880$755,919$2,843,736
73$3,511,526$1,106,187$732,607$3,065,693
74$3,819,533$1,110,222$706,981$3,308,909
75$4,157,377$1,112,874$678,916$3,575,537
76$4,528,051$1,114,026$648,281$3,867,948
77$4,934,852$1,113,554$614,939$4,188,759
78$5,381,413$1,111,323$578,745$4,540,852
79$5,871,734$1,107,195$539,549$4,927,404
80$6,410,222$1,101,019$497,195$5,351,917
81$7,001,732$1,092,636$451,519$5,818,252
82$7,651,613$1,081,880$402,349$6,330,664
83$8,365,756$1,068,571$349,507$6,893,842
84$9,150,653$1,052,520$292,805$7,512,956
85$10,013,455$1,033,529$232,049$8,193,704
86$10,962,039$1,011,384$167,034$8,942,365
87$12,005,086$985,861$97,549$9,765,863
88$13,152,159$956,722$23,371$10,671,827
89$14,413,794$923,716$0$11,668,665
90$15,801,599$886,576$0$12,776,958
91$17,328,365$845,021$0$14,001,403
92$19,008,184$798,753$0$15,348,568
93$20,856,582$747,455$0$16,830,918
94$22,890,668$690,795$0$18,462,186
95$25,129,292$628,420$0$20,257,507
96$27,593,225$559,958$0$22,233,559
97$30,305,353$485,014$0$24,408,719
98$33,290,892$403,174$0$26,803,238
99$36,577,630$313,996$0$29,439,432
100$40,196,184$217,017$0$32,341,892