Can I retire at age 55 with 770,000?

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 $770,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$63,586$63,019$62,467$61,928$61,401$59,819
2 years$31,478$30,892$30,324$29,773$29,239$27,656
3 years$20,777$20,188$19,621$19,076$18,550$17,016
4 years$15,427$14,840$14,279$13,743$13,230$11,756
5 years$12,219$11,635$11,081$10,556$10,057$8,647
6 years$10,080$9,501$8,955$8,442$7,958$6,613
7 years$8,553$7,979$7,442$6,940$6,472$5,193
8 years$7,408$6,839$6,311$5,822$5,369$4,155
9 years$6,519$5,955$5,436$4,959$4,522$3,371
10 years$5,807$5,249$4,739$4,275$3,853$2,765
11 years$5,225$4,673$4,172$3,720$3,313$2,286
12 years$4,741$4,194$3,703$3,263$2,871$1,903
13 years$4,331$3,790$3,308$2,881$2,504$1,593
14 years$3,981$3,445$2,972$2,557$2,195$1,339
15 years$3,677$3,147$2,684$2,281$1,933$1,130
16 years$3,411$2,888$2,433$2,042$1,708$956
17 years$3,177$2,659$2,214$1,835$1,514$811
18 years$2,970$2,457$2,021$1,654$1,347$689
19 years$2,784$2,277$1,850$1,494$1,200$587
20 years$2,617$2,116$1,698$1,353$1,072$500
21 years$2,466$1,971$1,562$1,228$959$427
22 years$2,329$1,840$1,440$1,117$860$365
23 years$2,204$1,721$1,329$1,017$772$312
24 years$2,090$1,612$1,229$928$694$267
25 years$1,985$1,513$1,139$847$624$229
26 years$1,888$1,422$1,056$775$562$196
27 years$1,799$1,338$981$709$507$168
28 years$1,716$1,261$912$650$457$144
29 years$1,639$1,190$848$596$413$124
30 years$1,567$1,124$790$547$373$106
31 years$1,500$1,062$737$502$337$91
32 years$1,438$1,005$687$461$305$78
33 years$1,379$952$642$424$276$67
34 years$1,324$902$600$390$250$58
35 years$1,272$856$561$359$227$50
36 years$1,223$812$524$331$205$43
37 years$1,177$771$491$305$186$37
38 years$1,133$733$460$281$169$32
39 years$1,092$697$431$259$153$27
40 years$1,053$663$404$239$139$23
41 years$1,016$631$378$221$126$20
42 years$980$601$355$204$114$17
43 years$947$573$333$188$104$15
44 years$915$546$313$173$94$13
45 years$884$521$294$160$85$11
46 years$855$497$276$148$78$9
47 years$828$474$259$137$70$8
48 years$801$453$243$126$64$7
49 years$776$432$229$117$58$6
50 years$752$413$215$108$53$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $770,000, adding $4,200 every year, while hoping to spend $30,642 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: 37/50/13 Blend
54$770,000$770,000$770,000$770,000
55$852,872$812,062$800,127$880,889
56$907,262$819,251$794,329$908,517
57$966,173$825,764$787,309$935,079
58$1,030,034$831,537$778,995$963,099
59$1,099,315$836,501$769,309$992,723
60$1,174,537$840,580$758,172$1,024,112
61$1,256,268$843,697$745,499$1,057,446
62$1,345,136$845,767$731,202$1,092,927
63$1,441,832$846,702$715,190$1,130,775
64$1,547,115$846,406$697,364$1,171,238
65$1,661,820$844,780$677,626$1,214,590
66$1,786,868$841,716$655,869$1,261,138
67$1,923,271$837,102$631,982$1,311,218
68$2,072,142$830,818$605,851$1,365,208
69$2,234,707$822,735$577,354$1,423,524
70$2,412,318$812,719$546,366$1,486,628
71$2,606,459$800,627$512,754$1,555,035
72$2,818,767$786,307$476,380$1,629,313
73$3,051,044$769,599$437,102$1,710,093
74$3,305,273$750,332$394,768$1,798,075
75$3,583,639$728,327$349,220$1,894,034
76$3,888,547$703,391$300,296$1,998,828
77$4,222,646$675,324$247,823$2,113,410
78$4,588,853$643,912$191,622$2,238,832
79$4,990,381$608,929$131,506$2,376,261
80$5,430,770$570,136$67,281$2,526,989
81$5,913,916$527,281$0$2,692,444
82$6,444,113$480,095$0$2,874,384
83$7,026,090$428,297$0$3,084,356
84$7,665,056$371,589$0$3,314,983
85$8,366,749$309,654$0$3,568,441
86$9,137,490$242,160$0$3,847,132
87$9,984,243$168,755$0$4,153,709
88$10,914,679$89,067$0$4,491,107
89$11,937,248$2,703$0$4,862,564
90$13,061,262$0$0$5,271,659
91$14,296,977$0$0$5,772,276
92$15,655,694$0$0$6,324,479
93$17,149,864$0$0$6,931,854
94$18,793,203$0$0$7,599,993
95$20,600,826$0$0$8,335,057
96$22,589,384$0$0$9,143,832
97$24,777,225$0$0$10,033,799
98$27,184,562$0$0$11,013,198
99$29,833,669$0$0$12,091,107
100$32,749,088$0$0$13,277,532