Can I retire at age 56 with 946,000?

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 $946,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$78,120$77,424$76,745$76,082$75,435$73,021
2 years$38,673$37,953$37,255$36,578$35,922$33,511
3 years$25,526$24,803$24,106$23,436$22,790$20,459
4 years$18,954$18,233$17,543$16,884$16,254$14,021
5 years$15,011$14,295$13,614$12,969$12,356$10,227
6 years$12,384$11,673$11,002$10,371$9,777$7,753
7 years$10,508$9,803$9,143$8,527$7,951$6,033
8 years$9,102$8,403$7,754$7,153$6,596$4,782
9 years$8,008$7,316$6,679$6,093$5,555$3,842
10 years$7,134$6,449$5,822$5,252$4,733$3,120
11 years$6,420$5,741$5,126$4,571$4,071$2,554
12 years$5,825$5,153$4,549$4,009$3,528$2,103
13 years$5,321$4,657$4,064$3,539$3,076$1,742
14 years$4,890$4,233$3,652$3,142$2,697$1,448
15 years$4,517$3,867$3,297$2,802$2,374$1,208
16 years$4,191$3,548$2,989$2,509$2,098$1,010
17 years$3,904$3,267$2,720$2,254$1,861$847
18 years$3,648$3,019$2,483$2,032$1,654$711
19 years$3,420$2,798$2,273$1,836$1,475$598
20 years$3,215$2,600$2,086$1,663$1,317$504
21 years$3,030$2,422$1,919$1,509$1,179$425
22 years$2,862$2,261$1,769$1,372$1,056$359
23 years$2,708$2,114$1,633$1,249$948$303
24 years$2,568$1,981$1,510$1,140$852$256
25 years$2,439$1,859$1,399$1,041$767$217
26 years$2,320$1,747$1,297$952$691$183
27 years$2,210$1,644$1,205$871$623$155
28 years$2,108$1,549$1,120$798$562$131
29 years$2,014$1,462$1,042$732$508$111
30 years$1,926$1,380$971$672$459$94
31 years$1,843$1,305$905$617$415$80
32 years$1,766$1,235$844$567$375$68
33 years$1,694$1,169$788$521$339$57
34 years$1,626$1,108$737$480$307$49
35 years$1,563$1,051$689$442$278$41
36 years$1,502$998$644$407$252$35
37 years$1,446$948$603$375$229$30
38 years$1,392$901$565$345$207$25
39 years$1,341$856$529$318$188$21
40 years$1,293$815$496$294$170$18
41 years$1,248$776$465$271$155$15
42 years$1,204$739$436$250$140$13
43 years$1,163$704$409$231$127$11
44 years$1,124$671$384$213$116$9
45 years$1,087$640$361$197$105$8
46 years$1,051$610$339$182$95$7
47 years$1,017$582$318$168$87$6
48 years$984$556$299$155$79$5
49 years$953$531$281$143$71$4
50 years$924$507$264$133$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $946,000, adding $6,619 every year, while hoping to spend $41,059 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: 43/49/8 Blend
55$946,000$946,000$946,000$946,000
56$1,049,319$999,181$984,518$1,091,738
57$1,112,664$1,004,455$973,813$1,127,144
58$1,181,093$1,008,611$961,374$1,160,774
59$1,255,082$1,011,551$947,098$1,196,266
60$1,335,154$1,013,170$930,879$1,233,804
61$1,421,883$1,013,359$912,607$1,273,594
62$1,515,901$1,011,999$892,165$1,315,866
63$1,617,902$1,008,966$869,431$1,360,874
64$1,728,649$1,004,126$844,278$1,408,903
65$1,848,982$997,340$816,573$1,460,265
66$1,979,826$988,457$786,175$1,515,312
67$2,122,197$977,320$752,941$1,574,432
68$2,277,213$963,760$716,716$1,638,056
69$2,446,105$947,601$677,342$1,706,662
70$2,630,227$928,653$634,653$1,780,782
71$2,831,070$906,717$588,474$1,861,006
72$3,050,275$881,582$538,624$1,947,987
73$3,289,648$853,024$484,912$2,042,451
74$3,551,176$820,807$427,141$2,145,201
75$3,837,049$784,679$365,103$2,257,130
76$4,149,676$744,376$298,582$2,379,225
77$4,491,710$699,618$227,352$2,512,581
78$4,866,073$650,108$151,177$2,658,410
79$5,275,982$595,532$69,810$2,818,056
80$5,724,978$535,559$0$2,993,005
81$6,216,964$469,840$0$3,186,357
82$6,756,235$398,003$0$3,404,937
83$7,347,524$319,658$0$3,644,819
84$7,996,043$234,392$0$3,908,261
85$8,707,531$141,769$0$4,197,759
86$9,488,311$41,328$0$4,516,072
87$10,345,349$0$0$4,866,250
88$11,286,315$0$0$5,288,016
89$12,319,660$0$0$5,775,784
90$13,454,694$0$0$6,311,678
91$14,701,672$0$0$6,900,556
92$16,071,891$0$0$7,547,770
93$17,577,798$0$0$8,259,215
94$19,233,105$0$0$9,041,387
95$21,052,918$0$0$9,901,443
96$23,053,880$0$0$10,847,266
97$25,254,328$0$0$11,887,543
98$27,674,463$0$0$13,031,845
99$30,336,543$0$0$14,290,716
100$33,265,094$0$0$15,675,776