Can I retire at age 56 with 867,000?

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 $867,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$71,596$70,958$70,336$69,729$69,136$68,787
2 years$35,444$34,783$34,144$33,523$32,922$32,569
3 years$23,394$22,731$22,093$21,479$20,887$20,542
4 years$17,371$16,710$16,078$15,474$14,897$14,562
5 years$13,758$13,101$12,477$11,886$11,324$11,001
6 years$11,350$10,698$10,084$9,505$8,961$8,649
7 years$9,631$8,984$8,379$7,815$7,287$6,988
8 years$8,342$7,701$7,106$6,556$6,046$5,758
9 years$7,340$6,705$6,121$5,584$5,091$4,816
10 years$6,539$5,910$5,336$4,813$4,338$4,074
11 years$5,884$5,261$4,698$4,189$3,731$3,478
12 years$5,338$4,722$4,169$3,674$3,233$2,992
13 years$4,877$4,268$3,725$3,244$2,819$2,589
14 years$4,482$3,879$3,347$2,880$2,471$2,252
15 years$4,140$3,544$3,022$2,568$2,176$1,968
16 years$3,841$3,251$2,740$2,299$1,923$1,725
17 years$3,578$2,994$2,493$2,066$1,705$1,517
18 years$3,344$2,767$2,276$1,862$1,516$1,338
19 years$3,135$2,564$2,083$1,682$1,351$1,182
20 years$2,947$2,383$1,912$1,524$1,207$1,047
21 years$2,777$2,220$1,759$1,383$1,080$929
22 years$2,623$2,072$1,621$1,257$968$825
23 years$2,482$1,938$1,497$1,145$869$734
24 years$2,353$1,816$1,384$1,044$781$654
25 years$2,235$1,704$1,282$954$703$583
26 years$2,126$1,601$1,189$872$633$520
27 years$2,026$1,507$1,104$798$571$465
28 years$1,932$1,420$1,026$731$515$416
29 years$1,846$1,340$955$671$465$372
30 years$1,765$1,265$890$616$420$333
31 years$1,689$1,196$829$565$380$298
32 years$1,619$1,132$774$520$344$267
33 years$1,553$1,072$723$478$311$239
34 years$1,491$1,016$675$440$282$214
35 years$1,432$963$631$405$255$192
36 years$1,377$914$590$373$231$172
37 years$1,325$868$553$343$209$155
38 years$1,276$825$518$316$190$139
39 years$1,229$785$485$292$172$125
40 years$1,185$747$454$269$156$112
41 years$1,144$711$426$248$142$100
42 years$1,104$677$400$229$129$90
43 years$1,066$645$375$212$117$81
44 years$1,030$615$352$195$106$73
45 years$996$586$331$180$96$65
46 years$963$559$311$167$87$59
47 years$932$534$292$154$79$53
48 years$902$510$274$142$72$47
49 years$874$487$258$131$65$43
50 years$846$465$242$122$59$38

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $867,000, adding $2,405 every year, while hoping to spend $51,407 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: 74/18/8 Blend
55$867,000$867,000$867,000$867,000
56$957,915$911,964$898,525$1,027,432
57$1,000,925$901,953$873,929$1,063,555
58$1,046,600$889,729$846,786$1,096,400
59$1,095,157$875,129$816,957$1,130,928
60$1,146,833$857,981$784,295$1,167,290
61$1,201,889$838,101$748,648$1,205,650
62$1,260,610$815,296$709,856$1,246,193
63$1,323,308$789,362$667,753$1,289,119
64$1,390,327$760,082$622,164$1,334,654
65$1,462,041$727,227$572,907$1,383,045
66$1,538,862$690,554$519,792$1,434,567
67$1,621,240$649,805$462,619$1,489,522
68$1,709,672$604,711$401,182$1,548,247
69$1,804,701$554,984$335,264$1,611,112
70$1,906,922$500,320$264,637$1,678,528
71$2,016,992$440,399$189,066$1,750,949
72$2,135,629$374,883$108,304$1,828,878
73$2,263,623$303,412$22,092$1,912,871
74$2,401,843$225,610$0$2,003,541
75$2,551,242$141,076$0$2,107,536
76$2,712,869$49,389$0$2,222,040
77$2,887,876$0$0$2,346,021
78$3,077,530$0$0$2,490,306
79$3,283,224$0$0$2,657,436
80$3,506,490$0$0$2,838,876
81$3,749,013$0$0$3,036,000
82$4,012,646$0$0$3,250,318
83$4,299,429$0$0$3,483,494
84$4,611,605$0$0$3,737,355
85$4,951,643$0$0$4,013,914
86$5,322,258$0$0$4,315,386
87$5,726,440$0$0$4,644,207
88$6,167,481$0$0$5,003,061
89$6,649,002$0$0$5,394,900
90$7,174,989$0$0$5,822,974
91$7,749,832$0$0$6,290,863
92$8,378,364$0$0$6,802,505
93$9,065,905$0$0$7,362,239
94$9,818,312$0$0$7,974,842
95$10,642,038$0$0$8,645,572
96$11,544,184$0$0$9,380,221
97$12,532,574$0$0$10,185,168
98$13,615,823$0$0$11,067,436
99$14,803,418$0$0$12,034,762
100$16,105,809$0$0$13,095,667