Can I retire at age 56 with 950,000?

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 $950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$73,418
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$33,740
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$20,629
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$14,159
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$10,343
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$7,854
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$6,122
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$4,861
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$3,913
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$3,183
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$2,611
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$2,155
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$1,788
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$1,489
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$1,245
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$1,044
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$877
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$738
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$622
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$525
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$444
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$376
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$318
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$269
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$228
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$194
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$164
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$139
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$118
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$101
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$85
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$73
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$62
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$52
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$45
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$38
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$32
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$27
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$23
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$20
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$17
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$14
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$12
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$10
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$9
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$7
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$6
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$5
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$5
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $950,000, adding $6,646 every year, while hoping to spend $25,798 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: 45/45/10 Blend
55$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
56$1,053,755$1,003,405$988,680$1,097,906
57$1,133,790$1,025,123$994,352$1,150,879
58$1,221,123$1,047,041$999,350$1,205,112
59$1,316,472$1,069,140$1,003,622$1,263,333
60$1,420,626$1,091,403$1,007,118$1,325,919
61$1,534,456$1,113,807$1,009,783$1,393,286
62$1,658,917$1,136,331$1,011,557$1,465,892
63$1,795,064$1,158,948$1,012,381$1,544,241
64$1,944,056$1,181,632$1,012,192$1,628,889
65$2,107,172$1,204,354$1,010,922$1,720,449
66$2,285,816$1,227,080$1,008,501$1,819,595
67$2,481,540$1,249,778$1,004,856$1,927,074
68$2,696,048$1,272,408$999,910$2,043,704
69$2,931,220$1,294,931$993,582$2,170,390
70$3,189,125$1,317,303$985,787$2,308,130
71$3,472,042$1,339,478$976,438$2,458,022
72$3,782,482$1,361,404$965,440$2,621,278
73$4,123,211$1,383,028$952,698$2,799,234
74$4,497,273$1,404,291$938,108$2,993,362
75$4,908,025$1,425,131$921,564$3,205,286
76$5,359,162$1,445,481$902,956$3,436,796
77$5,854,757$1,465,270$882,165$3,689,865
78$6,399,294$1,484,421$859,070$3,966,669
79$6,997,716$1,502,851$833,542$4,269,607
80$7,655,467$1,520,474$805,450$4,601,323
81$8,378,543$1,537,196$774,651$4,964,733
82$9,173,554$1,552,918$741,001$5,363,052
83$10,047,777$1,567,532$704,345$5,799,824
84$11,009,235$1,580,926$664,526$6,278,956
85$12,066,765$1,592,978$621,374$6,804,757
86$13,230,101$1,603,561$574,717$7,381,976
87$14,509,973$1,612,537$524,371$8,015,850
88$15,918,199$1,619,760$470,147$8,712,151
89$17,467,803$1,625,076$411,844$9,477,244
90$19,173,133$1,628,319$349,256$10,318,147
91$21,050,002$1,629,315$282,164$11,242,594
92$23,115,829$1,627,879$210,344$12,259,113
93$25,389,810$1,623,811$133,557$13,377,107
94$27,893,096$1,616,904$51,557$14,606,940
95$30,648,994$1,606,934$0$15,960,037
96$33,683,184$1,593,666$0$17,452,832
97$37,023,962$1,576,850$0$19,101,493
98$40,702,511$1,556,220$0$20,915,851
99$44,753,188$1,531,495$0$22,912,812
100$49,213,853$1,502,379$0$25,111,009