Can I retire at age 55 with 779,000?

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 $779,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$64,329$63,756$63,197$62,651$62,119$59,915
2 years$31,846$31,253$30,678$30,121$29,580$27,383
3 years$21,020$20,424$19,851$19,299$18,767$16,646
4 years$15,608$15,014$14,446$13,904$13,385$11,356
5 years$12,361$11,771$11,211$10,679$10,175$8,244
6 years$10,198$9,612$9,060$8,540$8,051$6,219
7 years$8,653$8,072$7,529$7,021$6,548$4,814
8 years$7,495$6,919$6,385$5,890$5,432$3,796
9 years$6,595$6,025$5,500$5,017$4,574$3,033
10 years$5,875$5,310$4,795$4,325$3,898$2,449
11 years$5,286$4,727$4,221$3,764$3,352$1,993
12 years$4,796$4,243$3,746$3,301$2,905$1,632
13 years$4,382$3,835$3,347$2,915$2,533$1,343
14 years$4,027$3,485$3,007$2,587$2,221$1,109
15 years$3,720$3,184$2,715$2,307$1,955$919
16 years$3,451$2,921$2,462$2,066$1,728$764
17 years$3,215$2,690$2,240$1,856$1,532$636
18 years$3,004$2,486$2,045$1,673$1,362$531
19 years$2,816$2,304$1,872$1,512$1,214$444
20 years$2,648$2,141$1,718$1,369$1,085$371
21 years$2,495$1,994$1,580$1,243$971$311
22 years$2,356$1,862$1,456$1,130$870$260
23 years$2,230$1,741$1,345$1,029$781$218
24 years$2,115$1,631$1,244$938$702$183
25 years$2,008$1,531$1,152$857$632$154
26 years$1,911$1,439$1,068$784$569$129
27 years$1,820$1,354$992$717$513$109
28 years$1,736$1,276$922$657$463$91
29 years$1,658$1,204$858$603$418$77
30 years$1,586$1,137$799$553$378$65
31 years$1,518$1,075$745$508$341$54
32 years$1,455$1,017$695$467$309$46
33 years$1,395$963$649$429$279$38
34 years$1,339$913$607$395$253$32
35 years$1,287$866$567$364$229$27
36 years$1,237$822$531$335$208$23
37 years$1,191$780$497$309$188$19
38 years$1,146$742$465$284$171$16
39 years$1,105$705$436$262$155$14
40 years$1,065$671$408$242$140$11
41 years$1,027$639$383$223$127$10
42 years$992$608$359$206$116$8
43 years$958$580$337$190$105$7
44 years$926$552$316$176$95$6
45 years$895$527$297$162$86$5
46 years$865$503$279$150$78$4
47 years$837$480$262$138$71$3
48 years$811$458$246$128$65$3
49 years$785$437$232$118$59$2
50 years$761$418$218$109$53$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $779,000, adding $2,358 every year, while hoping to spend $31,865 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: 61/13/26 Blend
54$779,000$779,000$779,000$779,000
55$860,890$819,603$807,529$907,280
56$914,797$825,860$800,677$945,338
57$973,134$831,355$792,527$983,195
58$1,036,320$836,017$783,003$1,023,832
59$1,104,815$839,772$772,024$1,067,525
60$1,179,124$842,539$759,505$1,114,581
61$1,259,803$844,232$745,357$1,165,338
62$1,347,465$844,761$729,488$1,220,170
63$1,442,781$844,030$711,801$1,279,491
64$1,546,494$841,936$692,195$1,343,757
65$1,659,415$838,370$670,563$1,413,472
66$1,782,444$833,218$646,795$1,489,194
67$1,916,564$826,357$620,774$1,571,538
68$2,062,863$817,658$592,379$1,661,182
69$2,222,535$806,983$561,483$1,758,879
70$2,396,895$794,187$527,955$1,865,456
71$2,587,391$779,114$491,654$1,981,829
72$2,795,617$761,603$452,436$2,109,008
73$3,023,328$741,480$410,151$2,248,109
74$3,272,456$718,561$364,640$2,400,363
75$3,545,129$692,653$315,737$2,567,130
76$3,843,689$663,550$263,272$2,749,910
77$4,170,717$631,035$207,062$2,950,360
78$4,529,052$594,878$146,922$3,170,307
79$4,921,825$554,837$82,653$3,411,771
80$5,352,482$510,654$14,052$3,676,976
81$5,824,817$462,058$0$3,968,381
82$6,343,012$408,762$0$4,305,107
83$6,911,670$350,463$0$4,678,963
84$7,535,864$286,839$0$5,089,410
85$8,221,181$217,553$0$5,540,158
86$8,973,775$142,247$0$6,035,294
87$9,800,426$60,543$0$6,579,325
88$10,708,601$0$0$7,177,216
89$11,706,530$0$0$7,838,438
90$12,803,275$0$0$8,574,718
91$14,008,822$0$0$9,384,106
92$15,334,174$0$0$10,273,997
93$16,791,449$0$0$11,252,537
94$18,394,002$0$0$12,328,703
95$20,156,544$0$0$13,512,381
96$22,095,286$0$0$14,814,469
97$24,228,088$0$0$16,246,970
98$26,574,626$0$0$17,823,112
99$29,156,582$0$0$19,557,466
100$31,997,844$0$0$21,466,092