Can I retire at age 55 with 785,000?

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 $785,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$64,825$64,247$63,684$63,134$62,597$60,666
2 years$32,091$31,494$30,914$30,353$29,808$27,880
3 years$21,182$20,581$20,004$19,447$18,911$17,046
4 years$15,728$15,130$14,558$14,011$13,488$11,700
5 years$12,457$11,862$11,297$10,762$10,253$8,547
6 years$10,276$9,686$9,130$8,606$8,113$6,490
7 years$8,720$8,134$7,587$7,076$6,598$5,059
8 years$7,553$6,973$6,434$5,936$5,474$4,017
9 years$6,646$6,071$5,542$5,056$4,610$3,234
10 years$5,920$5,351$4,832$4,358$3,928$2,630
11 years$5,327$4,764$4,254$3,793$3,378$2,157
12 years$4,833$4,276$3,775$3,327$2,927$1,781
13 years$4,416$3,864$3,373$2,937$2,553$1,477
14 years$4,058$3,512$3,030$2,607$2,238$1,231
15 years$3,749$3,209$2,736$2,325$1,970$1,029
16 years$3,478$2,944$2,481$2,082$1,741$862
17 years$3,239$2,711$2,257$1,871$1,544$725
18 years$3,027$2,505$2,061$1,686$1,373$610
19 years$2,838$2,322$1,886$1,523$1,224$514
20 years$2,668$2,158$1,731$1,380$1,093$434
21 years$2,514$2,010$1,592$1,252$978$367
22 years$2,375$1,876$1,468$1,138$877$310
23 years$2,247$1,755$1,355$1,037$787$263
24 years$2,131$1,644$1,253$946$707$223
25 years$2,024$1,543$1,161$864$636$189
26 years$1,925$1,450$1,077$790$573$160
27 years$1,834$1,365$1,000$723$517$136
28 years$1,750$1,286$929$662$466$115
29 years$1,671$1,213$865$607$421$98
30 years$1,598$1,146$806$557$381$83
31 years$1,530$1,083$751$512$344$71
32 years$1,466$1,025$701$470$311$60
33 years$1,406$970$654$433$282$51
34 years$1,350$920$611$398$255$43
35 years$1,297$872$571$366$231$37
36 years$1,247$828$535$337$209$31
37 years$1,200$786$500$311$190$27
38 years$1,155$747$469$287$172$23
39 years$1,113$711$439$264$156$19
40 years$1,073$676$411$244$141$16
41 years$1,035$644$386$225$128$14
42 years$999$613$362$208$116$12
43 years$965$584$340$192$106$10
44 years$933$557$319$177$96$9
45 years$902$531$299$163$87$7
46 years$872$506$281$151$79$6
47 years$844$483$264$139$72$5
48 years$817$461$248$129$65$4
49 years$791$441$233$119$59$4
50 years$766$421$219$110$54$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $785,000, adding $4,334 every year, while hoping to spend $45,435 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: 59/14/27 Blend
54$785,000$785,000$785,000$785,000
55$869,541$827,936$815,768$914,244
56$909,891$820,162$794,754$937,492
57$952,835$810,485$771,513$957,623
58$998,588$798,762$745,922$978,628
59$1,047,388$784,845$717,855$1,000,603
60$1,099,494$768,575$687,175$1,023,658
61$1,155,190$749,784$653,744$1,047,914
62$1,214,790$728,294$617,415$1,073,506
63$1,278,635$703,916$578,034$1,100,588
64$1,347,100$676,452$535,442$1,129,328
65$1,420,596$645,691$489,472$1,159,917
66$1,499,577$611,409$439,949$1,192,567
67$1,584,536$573,371$386,690$1,227,517
68$1,676,020$531,327$329,505$1,265,029
69$1,774,626$485,014$268,195$1,305,398
70$1,881,010$434,152$202,552$1,348,954
71$1,995,895$378,447$132,360$1,396,061
72$2,120,073$317,588$57,391$1,447,126
73$2,254,417$251,246$0$1,502,602
74$2,399,883$179,073$0$1,569,508
75$2,557,526$100,702$0$1,659,954
76$2,728,503$15,746$0$1,758,086
77$2,914,088$0$0$1,864,671
78$3,115,682$0$0$1,992,296
79$3,334,826$0$0$2,133,726
80$3,573,215$0$0$2,287,634
81$3,832,715$0$0$2,455,234
82$4,115,376$0$0$2,637,858
83$4,423,459$0$0$2,836,974
84$4,759,448$0$0$3,054,197
85$5,126,078$0$0$3,291,303
86$5,526,362$0$0$3,550,251
87$5,963,614$0$0$3,833,192
88$6,441,482$0$0$4,142,499
89$6,963,985$0$0$4,480,783
90$7,535,546$0$0$4,850,918
91$8,161,034$0$0$5,256,069
92$8,845,814$0$0$5,699,722
93$9,595,790$0$0$6,185,714
94$10,417,467$0$0$6,718,274
95$11,318,006$0$0$7,302,055
96$12,305,295$0$0$7,942,186
97$13,388,024$0$0$8,644,312
98$14,575,759$0$0$9,414,654
99$15,879,041$0$0$10,260,062
100$17,309,480$0$0$11,188,084