Can I retire at age 56 with 962,000?

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 $962,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$79,441$78,733$78,043$77,369$76,711$73,639
2 years$39,327$38,595$37,885$37,197$36,529$33,472
3 years$25,958$25,222$24,514$23,832$23,176$20,230
4 years$19,274$18,541$17,840$17,170$16,529$13,718
5 years$15,265$14,536$13,845$13,188$12,565$9,896
6 years$12,593$11,870$11,188$10,547$9,942$7,416
7 years$10,686$9,968$9,298$8,671$8,086$5,701
8 years$9,256$8,545$7,885$7,274$6,708$4,463
9 years$8,144$7,440$6,791$6,196$5,649$3,541
10 years$7,255$6,558$5,921$5,341$4,813$2,837
11 years$6,528$5,838$5,213$4,648$4,140$2,290
12 years$5,923$5,240$4,626$4,077$3,587$1,860
13 years$5,411$4,735$4,133$3,599$3,128$1,518
14 years$4,973$4,304$3,714$3,195$2,742$1,244
15 years$4,594$3,932$3,353$2,849$2,414$1,022
16 years$4,262$3,608$3,040$2,551$2,134$842
17 years$3,970$3,322$2,766$2,292$1,892$695
18 years$3,710$3,070$2,525$2,066$1,682$575
19 years$3,478$2,845$2,312$1,867$1,499$476
20 years$3,270$2,644$2,122$1,691$1,339$394
21 years$3,081$2,463$1,951$1,534$1,199$327
22 years$2,910$2,299$1,799$1,395$1,074$272
23 years$2,754$2,150$1,661$1,271$964$226
24 years$2,611$2,015$1,536$1,159$867$188
25 years$2,480$1,891$1,422$1,058$780$156
26 years$2,359$1,777$1,319$968$703$130
27 years$2,248$1,672$1,225$886$633$108
28 years$2,144$1,576$1,139$812$572$90
29 years$2,048$1,486$1,060$744$516$75
30 years$1,958$1,404$987$683$466$62
31 years$1,875$1,327$920$627$422$52
32 years$1,796$1,256$859$576$381$43
33 years$1,723$1,189$802$530$345$36
34 years$1,654$1,127$749$488$312$30
35 years$1,589$1,069$700$449$283$25
36 years$1,528$1,015$655$414$256$21
37 years$1,470$964$613$381$232$17
38 years$1,416$916$574$351$211$14
39 years$1,364$871$538$324$191$12
40 years$1,315$829$504$299$173$10
41 years$1,269$789$473$276$157$8
42 years$1,225$751$444$254$143$7
43 years$1,183$716$416$235$129$6
44 years$1,143$682$391$217$118$5
45 years$1,105$651$367$200$107$4
46 years$1,069$621$345$185$97$3
47 years$1,034$592$324$171$88$3
48 years$1,001$565$304$158$80$2
49 years$969$540$286$146$73$2
50 years$939$516$269$135$66$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $962,000, adding $5,075 every year, while hoping to spend $58,727 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: 60/26/14 Blend
55$962,000$962,000$962,000$962,000
56$1,065,359$1,014,373$999,462$1,125,276
57$1,111,540$1,001,592$970,459$1,153,454
58$1,160,464$986,217$938,516$1,177,141
59$1,212,348$968,058$903,472$1,201,584
60$1,267,429$946,915$865,161$1,226,858
61$1,325,969$922,575$823,406$1,253,055
62$1,388,252$894,815$778,023$1,280,274
63$1,454,589$863,396$728,822$1,308,628
64$1,525,321$828,067$675,602$1,338,247
65$1,600,823$788,561$618,154$1,369,274
66$1,681,503$744,597$556,259$1,401,871
67$1,767,811$695,877$489,687$1,436,222
68$1,860,238$642,085$418,202$1,472,532
69$1,959,324$582,889$341,554$1,511,030
70$2,065,661$517,937$259,482$1,551,974
71$2,179,899$446,856$171,715$1,595,655
72$2,302,750$369,254$77,969$1,642,394
73$2,434,998$284,715$0$1,692,554
74$2,577,503$192,801$0$1,749,836
75$2,731,208$93,048$0$1,824,039
76$2,897,152$0$0$1,904,056
77$3,076,473$0$0$1,994,800
78$3,270,426$0$0$2,121,801
79$3,480,386$0$0$2,259,348
80$3,707,869$0$0$2,408,440
81$3,954,537$0$0$2,570,176
82$4,222,223$0$0$2,745,766
83$4,512,938$0$0$2,936,539
84$4,828,898$0$0$3,143,959
85$5,172,539$0$0$3,369,633
86$5,546,541$0$0$3,615,334
87$5,953,852$0$0$3,883,009
88$6,397,719$0$0$4,174,803
89$6,881,711$0$0$4,493,075
90$7,409,761$0$0$4,840,422
91$7,986,195$0$0$5,219,704
92$8,615,775$0$0$5,634,069
93$9,303,745$0$0$6,086,980
94$10,055,876$0$0$6,582,252
95$10,878,523$0$0$7,124,085
96$11,778,684$0$0$7,717,105
97$12,764,064$0$0$8,366,403
98$13,843,148$0$0$9,077,587
99$15,025,278$0$0$9,856,833
100$16,320,744$0$0$10,710,943