Can I retire at age 55 with 1,210,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,210,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$99,921$99,031$98,162$97,315$96,487$93,812
2 years$49,466$48,544$47,652$46,786$45,946$43,271
3 years$32,650$31,724$30,834$29,976$29,150$26,559
4 years$24,243$23,321$22,439$21,596$20,790$18,303
5 years$19,201$18,284$17,414$16,588$15,804$13,427
6 years$15,840$14,930$14,073$13,265$12,505$10,241
7 years$13,441$12,538$11,695$10,906$10,170$8,018
8 years$11,642$10,748$9,918$9,149$8,437$6,397
9 years$10,243$9,358$8,542$7,793$7,105$5,175
10 years$9,125$8,248$7,447$6,718$6,054$4,231
11 years$8,211$7,343$6,557$5,846$5,207$3,487
12 years$7,450$6,591$5,819$5,128$4,512$2,894
13 years$6,806$5,956$5,199$4,527$3,935$2,414
14 years$6,255$5,414$4,671$4,019$3,449$2,022
15 years$5,778$4,946$4,217$3,584$3,037$1,700
16 years$5,361$4,538$3,824$3,209$2,684$1,433
17 years$4,993$4,179$3,479$2,883$2,380$1,211
18 years$4,667$3,862$3,176$2,599$2,116$1,026
19 years$4,375$3,579$2,908$2,348$1,886$870
20 years$4,112$3,326$2,668$2,127$1,685$739
21 years$3,875$3,098$2,455$1,930$1,508$628
22 years$3,660$2,892$2,262$1,755$1,351$535
23 years$3,464$2,704$2,089$1,598$1,213$456
24 years$3,285$2,534$1,932$1,458$1,090$389
25 years$3,120$2,378$1,789$1,331$981$332
26 years$2,968$2,235$1,659$1,217$884$283
27 years$2,827$2,103$1,541$1,114$797$242
28 years$2,697$1,982$1,432$1,021$719$206
29 years$2,576$1,870$1,333$936$649$176
30 years$2,463$1,766$1,242$859$587$151
31 years$2,358$1,669$1,158$789$530$129
32 years$2,259$1,579$1,080$725$480$110
33 years$2,167$1,496$1,008$667$434$94
34 years$2,080$1,418$942$613$393$81
35 years$1,999$1,345$881$565$356$69
36 years$1,922$1,276$824$520$323$59
37 years$1,849$1,212$771$479$292$51
38 years$1,781$1,152$722$442$265$43
39 years$1,716$1,095$677$407$240$37
40 years$1,654$1,042$634$376$218$32
41 years$1,596$992$595$347$198$27
42 years$1,541$945$558$320$179$23
43 years$1,488$900$524$295$163$20
44 years$1,438$858$491$273$148$17
45 years$1,390$818$461$252$134$15
46 years$1,344$781$433$233$122$12
47 years$1,301$745$407$215$111$11
48 years$1,259$711$383$199$100$9
49 years$1,219$679$360$183$91$8
50 years$1,181$649$338$170$83$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,210,000, adding $5,200 every year, while hoping to spend $56,902 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: 56/34/10 Blend
54$1,210,000$1,210,000$1,210,000$1,210,000
55$1,338,784$1,274,654$1,255,899$1,410,192
56$1,414,796$1,276,569$1,237,428$1,460,958
57$1,496,655$1,276,670$1,216,432$1,509,488
58$1,584,897$1,274,809$1,192,764$1,560,986
59$1,680,109$1,270,828$1,166,275$1,615,742
60$1,782,941$1,264,559$1,136,806$1,674,081
61$1,894,102$1,255,823$1,104,190$1,736,361
62$2,014,374$1,244,433$1,068,254$1,802,979
63$2,144,617$1,230,187$1,028,818$1,874,375
64$2,285,776$1,212,874$985,691$1,951,037
65$2,438,888$1,192,268$938,675$2,033,506
66$2,605,097$1,168,131$887,563$2,122,381
67$2,785,659$1,140,211$832,137$2,218,323
68$2,981,955$1,108,241$772,173$2,322,068
69$3,195,506$1,071,937$707,433$2,434,430
70$3,427,986$1,031,000$637,670$2,556,307
71$3,681,234$985,112$562,626$2,688,697
72$3,957,278$933,940$482,031$2,832,702
73$4,258,344$877,128$395,604$2,989,543
74$4,586,889$814,301$303,050$3,160,571
75$4,945,613$745,062$204,063$3,347,278
76$5,337,488$668,993$98,322$3,551,318
77$5,765,788$585,650$0$3,774,518
78$6,234,117$494,566$0$4,020,449
79$6,746,443$395,245$0$4,301,093
80$7,307,133$287,165$0$4,608,457
81$7,921,000$169,776$0$4,945,313
82$8,593,340$42,493$0$5,314,722
83$9,329,987$0$0$5,720,065
84$10,137,367$0$0$6,200,730
85$11,022,554$0$0$6,745,256
86$11,993,342$0$0$7,342,554
87$13,058,315$0$0$7,997,919
88$14,226,927$0$0$8,717,183
89$15,509,593$0$0$9,506,772
90$16,917,783$0$0$10,373,762
91$18,464,135$0$0$11,325,951
92$20,162,567$0$0$12,371,926
93$22,028,416$0$0$13,521,148
94$24,078,572$0$0$14,784,040
95$26,331,647$0$0$16,172,085
96$28,808,143$0$0$17,697,932
97$31,530,648$0$0$19,375,520
98$34,524,047$0$0$21,220,202
99$37,815,756$0$0$23,248,895
100$41,435,983$0$0$25,480,239