Can I retire at age 56 with 908,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $908,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$74,982$74,314$73,662$73,026$72,405$71,949
2 years$37,120$36,428$35,758$35,109$34,479$34,018
3 years$24,501$23,806$23,138$22,495$21,875$21,425
4 years$18,192$17,500$16,839$16,206$15,601$15,165
5 years$14,408$13,720$13,067$12,448$11,860$11,439
6 years$11,887$11,204$10,560$9,955$9,384$8,979
7 years$10,086$9,409$8,776$8,184$7,632$7,242
8 years$8,736$8,065$7,443$6,866$6,331$5,957
9 years$7,687$7,022$6,410$5,848$5,332$4,974
10 years$6,848$6,190$5,589$5,041$4,543$4,200
11 years$6,162$5,510$4,920$4,387$3,907$3,580
12 years$5,591$4,946$4,366$3,848$3,386$3,073
13 years$5,108$4,470$3,901$3,397$2,953$2,655
14 years$4,694$4,063$3,505$3,016$2,588$2,305
15 years$4,336$3,711$3,165$2,690$2,279$2,009
16 years$4,023$3,405$2,869$2,408$2,014$1,758
17 years$3,747$3,136$2,611$2,164$1,786$1,543
18 years$3,502$2,898$2,383$1,950$1,588$1,358
19 years$3,283$2,686$2,182$1,762$1,415$1,197
20 years$3,086$2,496$2,002$1,596$1,264$1,058
21 years$2,908$2,325$1,842$1,448$1,131$937
22 years$2,747$2,170$1,698$1,317$1,014$830
23 years$2,599$2,029$1,567$1,199$910$737
24 years$2,465$1,901$1,450$1,094$818$655
25 years$2,341$1,784$1,343$999$736$583
26 years$2,227$1,677$1,245$913$663$519
27 years$2,121$1,578$1,156$836$598$462
28 years$2,024$1,487$1,075$766$539$412
29 years$1,933$1,403$1,000$702$487$368
30 years$1,848$1,325$932$645$440$328
31 years$1,769$1,253$869$592$398$293
32 years$1,695$1,185$810$544$360$262
33 years$1,626$1,122$757$500$326$234
34 years$1,561$1,064$707$460$295$210
35 years$1,500$1,009$661$424$267$187
36 years$1,442$958$618$390$242$168
37 years$1,388$910$579$360$219$150
38 years$1,336$864$542$331$199$134
39 years$1,288$822$508$306$180$120
40 years$1,241$782$476$282$164$108
41 years$1,198$744$446$260$148$96
42 years$1,156$709$419$240$135$86
43 years$1,116$676$393$222$122$77
44 years$1,079$644$369$205$111$69
45 years$1,043$614$346$189$101$62
46 years$1,009$586$325$175$91$56
47 years$976$559$306$161$83$50
48 years$945$534$287$149$75$45
49 years$915$510$270$138$68$40
50 years$887$487$254$127$62$36

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $908,000, adding $6,801 every year, while hoping to spend $24,195 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: 41/36/23 Blend
55$908,000$908,000$908,000$908,000
56$1,007,631$959,507$945,433$1,041,879
57$1,084,666$980,780$951,362$1,088,328
58$1,168,748$1,002,284$956,678$1,135,757
59$1,260,570$1,024,005$961,336$1,186,610
60$1,360,894$1,045,928$965,288$1,241,215
61$1,470,562$1,068,035$968,481$1,299,932
62$1,590,498$1,090,307$970,864$1,363,161
63$1,721,720$1,112,724$972,380$1,431,339
64$1,865,351$1,135,262$972,969$1,504,951
65$2,022,624$1,157,897$972,571$1,584,531
66$2,194,899$1,180,602$971,120$1,670,668
67$2,383,675$1,203,348$968,549$1,764,011
68$2,590,600$1,226,102$964,785$1,865,276
69$2,817,491$1,248,831$959,755$1,975,254
70$3,066,348$1,271,496$953,380$2,094,816
71$3,339,375$1,294,059$945,578$2,224,923
72$3,638,999$1,316,476$936,262$2,366,634
73$3,967,894$1,338,699$925,344$2,521,119
74$4,329,003$1,360,680$912,727$2,689,667
75$4,725,572$1,382,364$898,314$2,873,699
76$5,161,174$1,403,693$882,001$3,074,785
77$5,639,745$1,424,606$863,680$3,294,654
78$6,165,623$1,445,035$843,237$3,535,213
79$6,743,585$1,464,911$820,553$3,798,566
80$7,378,895$1,484,155$795,506$4,087,033
81$8,077,351$1,502,688$767,965$4,403,173
82$8,845,343$1,520,422$737,794$4,749,807
83$9,689,910$1,537,264$704,851$5,130,047
84$10,618,806$1,553,115$668,989$5,547,324
85$11,640,576$1,567,869$630,052$6,005,422
86$12,764,634$1,581,414$587,878$6,508,514
87$14,001,352$1,593,629$542,297$7,061,200
88$15,362,160$1,604,387$493,134$7,668,554
89$16,859,649$1,613,551$440,203$8,336,171
90$18,507,694$1,620,976$383,311$9,070,218
91$20,321,583$1,626,508$322,256$9,877,497
92$22,318,162$1,629,984$256,829$10,765,508
93$24,515,990$1,631,229$186,808$11,742,518
94$26,935,520$1,630,058$111,965$12,817,644
95$29,599,288$1,626,275$32,060$14,000,936
96$32,532,124$1,619,672$0$15,303,478
97$35,761,392$1,610,027$0$16,750,543
98$39,317,241$1,597,106$0$18,351,789
99$43,232,895$1,580,659$0$20,114,256
100$47,544,962$1,560,424$0$22,054,384