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%11.2%
1 years$64,825$64,247$63,684$63,134$62,597$62,281
2 years$32,091$31,494$30,914$30,353$29,808$29,489
3 years$21,182$20,581$20,004$19,447$18,911$18,599
4 years$15,728$15,130$14,558$14,011$13,488$13,185
5 years$12,457$11,862$11,297$10,762$10,253$9,961
6 years$10,276$9,686$9,130$8,606$8,113$7,831
7 years$8,720$8,134$7,587$7,076$6,598$6,327
8 years$7,553$6,973$6,434$5,936$5,474$5,213
9 years$6,646$6,071$5,542$5,056$4,610$4,360
10 years$5,920$5,351$4,832$4,358$3,928$3,689
11 years$5,327$4,764$4,254$3,793$3,378$3,149
12 years$4,833$4,276$3,775$3,327$2,927$2,709
13 years$4,416$3,864$3,373$2,937$2,553$2,345
14 years$4,058$3,512$3,030$2,607$2,238$2,039
15 years$3,749$3,209$2,736$2,325$1,970$1,781
16 years$3,478$2,944$2,481$2,082$1,741$1,562
17 years$3,239$2,711$2,257$1,871$1,544$1,374
18 years$3,027$2,505$2,061$1,686$1,373$1,211
19 years$2,838$2,322$1,886$1,523$1,224$1,070
20 years$2,668$2,158$1,731$1,380$1,093$948
21 years$2,514$2,010$1,592$1,252$978$841
22 years$2,375$1,876$1,468$1,138$877$747
23 years$2,247$1,755$1,355$1,037$787$665
24 years$2,131$1,644$1,253$946$707$592
25 years$2,024$1,543$1,161$864$636$528
26 years$1,925$1,450$1,077$790$573$471
27 years$1,834$1,365$1,000$723$517$421
28 years$1,750$1,286$929$662$466$376
29 years$1,671$1,213$865$607$421$337
30 years$1,598$1,146$806$557$381$301
31 years$1,530$1,083$751$512$344$270
32 years$1,466$1,025$701$470$311$242
33 years$1,406$970$654$433$282$216
34 years$1,350$920$611$398$255$194
35 years$1,297$872$571$366$231$174
36 years$1,247$828$535$337$209$156
37 years$1,200$786$500$311$190$140
38 years$1,155$747$469$287$172$126
39 years$1,113$711$439$264$156$113
40 years$1,073$676$411$244$141$101
41 years$1,035$644$386$225$128$91
42 years$999$613$362$208$116$82
43 years$965$584$340$192$106$73
44 years$933$557$319$177$96$66
45 years$902$531$299$163$87$59
46 years$872$506$281$151$79$53
47 years$844$483$264$139$72$48
48 years$817$461$248$129$65$43
49 years$791$441$233$119$59$39
50 years$766$421$219$110$54$35

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $785,000, adding $3,575 every year, while hoping to spend $47,224 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: 37/36/27 Blend
54$785,000$785,000$785,000$785,000
55$868,758$827,153$814,985$893,773
56$907,125$817,437$792,041$902,820
57$947,823$805,663$766,746$908,011
58$991,040$791,679$738,970$912,706
59$1,036,980$775,326$708,581$916,891
60$1,085,870$756,434$675,436$920,554
61$1,137,954$734,825$639,389$923,687
62$1,193,503$710,309$600,286$926,286
63$1,252,812$682,686$557,966$928,350
64$1,316,203$651,742$512,263$929,885
65$1,384,032$617,253$463,000$930,902
66$1,456,687$578,982$409,994$931,417
67$1,534,594$536,678$353,054$931,458
68$1,618,222$490,075$291,981$931,058
69$1,708,084$438,891$226,565$930,263
70$1,804,742$382,831$156,589$929,130
71$1,908,817$321,581$81,825$927,730
72$2,020,987$254,809$2,037$926,148
73$2,141,998$182,165$0$924,488
74$2,272,671$103,280$0$946,816
75$2,413,907$17,764$0$971,515
76$2,566,696$0$0$998,247
77$2,732,126$0$0$1,056,919
78$2,911,394$0$0$1,128,216
79$3,105,816$0$0$1,205,635
80$3,316,839$0$0$1,289,765
81$3,546,055$0$0$1,381,252
82$3,795,214$0$0$1,480,808
83$4,066,242$0$0$1,589,218
84$4,361,259$0$0$1,707,342
85$4,682,595$0$0$1,836,130
86$5,032,817$0$0$1,976,626
87$5,414,749$0$0$2,129,977
88$5,831,498$0$0$2,297,451
89$6,286,486$0$0$2,480,439
90$6,783,477$0$0$2,680,473
91$7,326,619$0$0$2,899,243
92$7,920,474$0$0$3,138,606
93$8,570,069$0$0$3,400,609
94$9,280,937$0$0$3,687,505
95$10,059,170$0$0$4,001,776
96$10,911,477$0$0$4,346,153
97$11,845,246$0$0$4,723,647
98$12,868,616$0$0$5,137,573
99$13,990,547$0$0$5,591,580
100$15,220,908$0$0$6,089,691