Can I retire at age 55 with 782,000?

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 $782,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$64,577$64,002$63,440$62,893$62,358$60,900
2 years$31,969$31,373$30,796$30,237$29,694$28,234
3 years$21,101$20,503$19,927$19,373$18,839$17,422
4 years$15,668$15,072$14,502$13,957$13,436$12,073
5 years$12,409$11,816$11,254$10,720$10,214$8,908
6 years$10,237$9,649$9,095$8,573$8,082$6,835
7 years$8,686$8,103$7,558$7,049$6,573$5,385
8 years$7,524$6,946$6,410$5,913$5,453$4,324
9 years$6,620$6,048$5,521$5,036$4,592$3,521
10 years$5,898$5,331$4,813$4,341$3,913$2,899
11 years$5,307$4,746$4,237$3,778$3,365$2,406
12 years$4,815$4,259$3,761$3,314$2,916$2,011
13 years$4,399$3,849$3,360$2,926$2,543$1,690
14 years$4,043$3,499$3,019$2,597$2,229$1,426
15 years$3,734$3,196$2,726$2,316$1,963$1,208
16 years$3,465$2,933$2,471$2,074$1,735$1,027
17 years$3,227$2,701$2,249$1,863$1,538$875
18 years$3,016$2,496$2,053$1,679$1,368$747
19 years$2,827$2,313$1,879$1,517$1,219$639
20 years$2,658$2,149$1,725$1,374$1,089$547
21 years$2,505$2,002$1,586$1,247$974$469
22 years$2,366$1,869$1,462$1,134$873$403
23 years$2,239$1,748$1,350$1,033$784$346
24 years$2,123$1,638$1,248$942$705$298
25 years$2,016$1,537$1,156$860$634$256
26 years$1,918$1,444$1,072$787$571$221
27 years$1,827$1,359$996$720$515$190
28 years$1,743$1,281$926$660$465$164
29 years$1,665$1,208$861$605$420$141
30 years$1,592$1,141$802$555$379$122
31 years$1,524$1,079$748$510$343$105
32 years$1,460$1,021$698$469$310$91
33 years$1,400$967$652$431$281$78
34 years$1,344$916$609$396$254$68
35 years$1,292$869$569$365$230$58
36 years$1,242$825$533$336$208$50
37 years$1,195$783$498$310$189$44
38 years$1,151$744$467$285$171$38
39 years$1,109$708$437$263$155$33
40 years$1,069$674$410$243$141$28
41 years$1,031$641$384$224$128$24
42 years$996$611$361$207$116$21
43 years$962$582$338$191$105$18
44 years$929$555$318$176$96$16
45 years$898$529$298$163$87$14
46 years$869$504$280$150$79$12
47 years$841$481$263$139$72$10
48 years$814$460$247$128$65$9
49 years$788$439$232$119$59$8
50 years$764$419$219$110$54$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $782,000, adding $2,624 every year, while hoping to spend $34,871 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: 65/8/27 Blend
54$782,000$782,000$782,000$782,000
55$864,471$823,025$810,904$914,353
56$915,544$826,250$800,966$951,590
57$970,658$828,465$789,528$988,155
58$1,030,189$829,584$776,500$1,027,351
59$1,094,548$829,513$761,793$1,069,439
60$1,164,189$828,156$745,310$1,114,712
61$1,239,610$825,410$726,951$1,163,487
62$1,321,359$821,164$706,614$1,216,121
63$1,410,040$815,302$684,187$1,273,004
64$1,506,313$807,701$659,556$1,334,569
65$1,610,908$798,230$632,603$1,401,294
66$1,724,627$786,750$603,201$1,473,705
67$1,848,352$773,114$571,221$1,552,387
68$1,983,053$757,165$536,526$1,637,984
69$2,129,798$738,739$498,973$1,731,206
70$2,289,761$717,662$458,413$1,832,840
71$2,464,236$693,747$414,689$1,943,752
72$2,654,647$666,799$367,640$2,064,900
73$2,862,561$636,612$317,095$2,197,343
74$3,089,701$602,965$262,877$2,342,248
75$3,337,967$565,627$204,800$2,500,903
76$3,609,450$524,352$142,671$2,674,732
77$3,906,450$478,882$76,287$2,865,306
78$4,231,503$428,942$5,437$3,074,358
79$4,587,399$374,243$0$3,303,801
80$4,977,211$314,478$0$3,575,964
81$5,404,324$249,325$0$3,875,946
82$5,872,465$178,442$0$4,204,819
83$6,385,738$101,467$0$4,565,495
84$6,948,665$18,021$0$4,961,177
85$7,566,226$0$0$5,395,399
86$8,243,904$0$0$5,878,419
87$8,987,743$0$0$6,410,390
88$9,804,396$0$0$6,994,492
89$10,701,196$0$0$7,635,975
90$11,686,216$0$0$8,340,622
91$12,768,353$0$0$9,114,805
92$13,957,408$0$0$9,965,543
93$15,264,177$0$0$10,900,569
94$16,700,555$0$0$11,928,402
95$18,279,645$0$0$13,058,427
96$20,015,885$0$0$14,300,984
97$21,925,180$0$0$15,667,466
98$24,025,056$0$0$17,170,424
99$26,334,819$0$0$18,823,688
100$28,875,743$0$0$20,642,493