Can I retire at age 55 with 1,230,000?

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 $1,230,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$101,572$100,667$99,785$98,923$98,082$97,220
2 years$50,283$49,347$48,439$47,559$46,706$45,837
3 years$33,189$32,249$31,343$30,472$29,632$28,783
4 years$24,644$23,706$22,810$21,953$21,134$20,312
5 years$19,518$18,586$17,701$16,862$16,066$15,273
6 years$16,102$15,177$14,305$13,485$12,712$11,950
7 years$13,663$12,745$11,888$11,087$10,338$9,607
8 years$11,834$10,925$10,082$9,300$8,577$7,875
9 years$10,413$9,512$8,683$7,922$7,223$6,552
10 years$9,276$8,385$7,570$6,829$6,154$5,513
11 years$8,347$7,464$6,665$5,943$5,293$4,681
12 years$7,573$6,700$5,915$5,213$4,587$4,004
13 years$6,919$6,055$5,285$4,602$4,000$3,445
14 years$6,359$5,503$4,748$4,085$3,506$2,979
15 years$5,873$5,027$4,287$3,643$3,087$2,587
16 years$5,449$4,613$3,887$3,262$2,728$2,254
17 years$5,076$4,248$3,537$2,931$2,419$1,970
18 years$4,744$3,925$3,229$2,641$2,151$1,726
19 years$4,447$3,638$2,956$2,387$1,917$1,516
20 years$4,180$3,381$2,713$2,162$1,712$1,334
21 years$3,939$3,149$2,495$1,962$1,532$1,175
22 years$3,721$2,939$2,300$1,784$1,374$1,037
23 years$3,521$2,749$2,123$1,625$1,233$917
24 years$3,339$2,576$1,964$1,482$1,108$811
25 years$3,171$2,417$1,819$1,353$997$718
26 years$3,017$2,272$1,687$1,237$898$636
27 years$2,874$2,138$1,566$1,132$810$564
28 years$2,741$2,015$1,456$1,038$731$501
29 years$2,618$1,901$1,355$951$660$445
30 years$2,504$1,795$1,262$873$596$395
31 years$2,397$1,697$1,177$802$539$351
32 years$2,297$1,606$1,098$737$488$312
33 years$2,203$1,520$1,025$678$441$278
34 years$2,115$1,441$958$624$400$247
35 years$2,032$1,367$895$574$362$220
36 years$1,954$1,297$838$529$328$196
37 years$1,880$1,232$784$487$297$174
38 years$1,810$1,171$734$449$269$155
39 years$1,744$1,113$688$414$244$138
40 years$1,682$1,059$645$382$222$123
41 years$1,622$1,008$605$352$201$110
42 years$1,566$960$567$325$182$98
43 years$1,512$915$532$300$166$87
44 years$1,461$872$500$277$150$78
45 years$1,413$832$469$256$136$69
46 years$1,366$793$441$236$124$62
47 years$1,322$757$414$218$112$55
48 years$1,280$723$389$202$102$49
49 years$1,240$690$366$187$93$44
50 years$1,201$659$344$172$84$39

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,230,000, adding $5,483 every year, while hoping to spend $31,642 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: 58/31/11 Blend
54$1,230,000$1,230,000$1,230,000$1,230,000
55$1,361,116$1,295,926$1,276,861$1,436,111
56$1,466,283$1,325,759$1,285,969$1,517,135
57$1,581,116$1,355,994$1,294,321$1,601,397
58$1,706,569$1,386,617$1,301,860$1,692,482
59$1,843,689$1,417,611$1,308,522$1,791,048
60$1,993,632$1,448,961$1,314,244$1,897,821
61$2,157,668$1,480,645$1,318,958$2,013,600
62$2,337,198$1,512,645$1,322,590$2,139,263
63$2,533,762$1,544,934$1,325,067$2,275,781
64$2,749,058$1,577,488$1,326,309$2,424,220
65$2,984,956$1,610,279$1,326,234$2,585,757
66$3,243,512$1,643,274$1,324,754$2,761,687
67$3,526,996$1,676,439$1,321,778$2,953,438
68$3,837,903$1,709,738$1,317,211$3,162,583
69$4,178,984$1,743,130$1,310,953$3,390,855
70$4,553,268$1,776,572$1,302,898$3,640,166
71$4,964,092$1,810,014$1,292,935$3,912,618
72$5,415,131$1,843,407$1,280,951$4,210,533
73$5,910,435$1,876,694$1,266,822$4,536,465
74$6,454,462$1,909,815$1,250,424$4,893,233
75$7,052,127$1,942,706$1,231,623$5,283,939
76$7,708,842$1,975,297$1,210,281$5,712,006
77$8,430,570$2,007,512$1,186,251$6,181,204
78$9,223,881$2,039,273$1,159,383$6,695,689
79$10,096,011$2,070,491$1,129,516$7,260,040
80$11,054,933$2,101,075$1,096,485$7,879,304
81$12,109,434$2,130,925$1,060,114$8,559,045
82$13,269,191$2,159,935$1,020,223$9,305,393
83$14,544,868$2,187,991$976,620$10,125,107
84$15,948,213$2,214,971$929,106$11,025,633
85$17,492,173$2,240,747$877,473$12,015,179
86$19,191,010$2,265,179$821,503$13,102,793
87$21,060,439$2,288,119$760,970$14,298,446
88$23,117,776$2,309,409$695,635$15,613,125
89$25,382,101$2,328,881$625,250$17,058,945
90$27,874,435$2,346,357$549,556$18,649,253
91$30,617,944$2,361,644$468,282$20,398,763
92$33,638,150$2,374,540$381,145$22,323,691
93$36,963,178$2,384,830$287,850$24,441,909
94$40,624,018$2,392,283$188,089$26,773,114
95$44,654,818$2,396,654$81,540$29,339,017
96$49,093,204$2,397,685$0$32,163,546
97$53,980,639$2,395,100$0$35,276,847
98$59,362,810$2,388,606$0$38,714,669
99$65,290,062$2,377,892$0$42,499,508
100$71,817,868$2,362,629$0$46,666,714