Can I retire at age 56 with 894,000?

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 $894,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$73,826$73,168$72,527$71,900$71,289$69,034
2 years$36,547$35,867$35,207$34,567$33,947$31,696
3 years$24,123$23,439$22,781$22,148$21,537$19,361
4 years$17,912$17,230$16,579$15,956$15,361$13,275
5 years$14,186$13,509$12,866$12,256$11,677$9,688
6 years$11,703$11,031$10,398$9,801$9,240$7,348
7 years$9,930$9,264$8,640$8,058$7,514$5,721
8 years$8,601$7,941$7,328$6,760$6,234$4,537
9 years$7,568$6,914$6,311$5,758$5,250$3,648
10 years$6,742$6,094$5,502$4,963$4,473$2,964
11 years$6,067$5,425$4,844$4,320$3,847$2,428
12 years$5,504$4,869$4,299$3,789$3,334$2,001
13 years$5,029$4,401$3,841$3,345$2,907$1,658
14 years$4,622$4,000$3,451$2,969$2,548$1,379
15 years$4,269$3,654$3,116$2,648$2,244$1,151
16 years$3,961$3,353$2,825$2,371$1,983$964
17 years$3,689$3,088$2,571$2,130$1,758$809
18 years$3,448$2,853$2,347$1,920$1,563$680
19 years$3,232$2,644$2,148$1,735$1,393$572
20 years$3,038$2,457$1,972$1,571$1,245$482
21 years$2,863$2,289$1,813$1,426$1,114$407
22 years$2,704$2,136$1,671$1,297$998$344
23 years$2,559$1,998$1,543$1,181$896$291
24 years$2,427$1,872$1,427$1,077$806$246
25 years$2,305$1,757$1,322$984$725$208
26 years$2,193$1,651$1,226$899$653$176
27 years$2,089$1,554$1,138$823$589$149
28 years$1,993$1,464$1,058$754$531$126
29 years$1,903$1,381$985$692$480$107
30 years$1,820$1,305$917$635$433$91
31 years$1,742$1,233$855$583$392$77
32 years$1,669$1,167$798$536$354$65
33 years$1,601$1,105$745$493$321$55
34 years$1,537$1,047$696$453$290$47
35 years$1,477$993$651$417$263$40
36 years$1,420$943$609$384$238$34
37 years$1,366$896$570$354$216$29
38 years$1,316$851$534$326$196$24
39 years$1,268$809$500$301$178$21
40 years$1,222$770$469$278$161$18
41 years$1,179$733$439$256$146$15
42 years$1,138$698$412$236$133$13
43 years$1,099$665$387$218$120$11
44 years$1,062$634$363$201$109$9
45 years$1,027$605$341$186$99$8
46 years$993$577$320$172$90$7
47 years$961$550$301$159$82$6
48 years$930$525$283$147$74$5
49 years$901$502$266$136$67$4
50 years$873$479$250$125$61$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $894,000, adding $2,235 every year, while hoping to spend $21,556 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: 60/12/28 Blend
55$894,000$894,000$894,000$894,000
56$987,493$940,111$926,254$1,039,135
57$1,065,282$963,241$934,349$1,097,753
58$1,150,283$986,782$941,991$1,159,186
59$1,243,209$1,010,732$949,145$1,225,770
60$1,344,845$1,035,086$955,769$1,298,013
61$1,456,054$1,059,840$961,823$1,376,473
62$1,577,789$1,084,990$967,261$1,461,766
63$1,711,097$1,110,528$972,038$1,554,571
64$1,857,132$1,136,447$976,105$1,655,636
65$2,017,166$1,162,739$979,411$1,765,785
66$2,192,597$1,189,393$981,901$1,885,927
67$2,384,966$1,216,398$983,519$2,017,062
68$2,595,973$1,243,742$984,207$2,160,296
69$2,827,486$1,271,409$983,902$2,316,844
70$3,081,564$1,299,383$982,538$2,488,048
71$3,360,478$1,327,647$980,047$2,675,385
72$3,666,726$1,356,180$976,357$2,880,486
73$4,003,060$1,384,961$971,393$3,105,144
74$4,372,514$1,413,966$965,077$3,351,341
75$4,778,428$1,443,168$957,324$3,621,258
76$5,224,483$1,472,539$948,050$3,917,299
77$5,714,733$1,502,046$937,162$4,242,116
78$6,253,645$1,531,655$924,567$4,598,629
79$6,846,140$1,561,330$910,163$4,990,060
80$7,497,641$1,591,030$893,848$5,419,959
81$8,214,120$1,620,710$875,512$5,892,238
82$9,002,159$1,650,324$855,040$6,411,210
83$9,869,010$1,679,820$832,315$6,981,628
84$10,822,661$1,709,143$807,209$7,608,732
85$11,871,915$1,738,234$779,594$8,298,297
86$13,026,472$1,767,029$749,332$9,056,689
87$14,297,018$1,795,459$716,280$9,890,924
88$15,695,327$1,823,450$680,289$10,808,735
89$17,234,374$1,850,923$641,203$11,818,645
90$18,928,455$1,877,794$598,858$12,930,049
91$20,793,322$1,903,970$553,084$14,153,302
92$22,846,332$1,929,355$503,703$15,499,816
93$25,106,609$1,953,845$450,528$16,982,170
94$27,595,228$1,977,328$393,366$18,614,228
95$30,335,410$1,999,686$332,013$20,411,270
96$33,352,744$2,020,792$266,256$22,390,139
97$36,675,423$2,040,510$195,875$24,569,395
98$40,334,518$2,058,697$120,639$26,969,497
99$44,364,263$2,075,198$40,305$29,612,992
100$48,802,385$2,089,850$0$32,524,730