Can I retire at age 55 with 788,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $788,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$65,072$64,493$63,927$63,375$62,836$61,193
2 years$32,214$31,614$31,033$30,469$29,922$28,278
3 years$21,263$20,660$20,080$19,522$18,984$17,390
4 years$15,788$15,187$14,613$14,064$13,539$12,008
5 years$12,504$11,907$11,340$10,803$10,292$8,828
6 years$10,316$9,723$9,165$8,639$8,144$6,748
7 years$8,753$8,165$7,616$7,103$6,623$5,295
8 years$7,582$6,999$6,459$5,958$5,495$4,235
9 years$6,671$6,094$5,563$5,075$4,627$3,434
10 years$5,943$5,372$4,850$4,375$3,943$2,814
11 years$5,348$4,782$4,270$3,807$3,391$2,326
12 years$4,852$4,292$3,789$3,340$2,938$1,935
13 years$4,433$3,879$3,386$2,948$2,562$1,618
14 years$4,074$3,526$3,042$2,617$2,246$1,359
15 years$3,763$3,221$2,746$2,334$1,978$1,146
16 years$3,491$2,955$2,490$2,090$1,748$969
17 years$3,252$2,721$2,266$1,878$1,550$821
18 years$3,039$2,515$2,068$1,692$1,378$698
19 years$2,849$2,331$1,894$1,529$1,228$593
20 years$2,678$2,166$1,738$1,385$1,097$506
21 years$2,524$2,017$1,598$1,257$982$431
22 years$2,384$1,883$1,473$1,143$880$368
23 years$2,256$1,761$1,360$1,041$790$315
24 years$2,139$1,650$1,258$949$710$269
25 years$2,032$1,549$1,165$867$639$230
26 years$1,933$1,455$1,081$793$576$197
27 years$1,841$1,370$1,003$726$519$169
28 years$1,756$1,291$933$665$468$145
29 years$1,677$1,218$868$610$423$124
30 years$1,604$1,150$809$559$382$107
31 years$1,535$1,087$754$514$345$91
32 years$1,471$1,029$703$472$312$78
33 years$1,411$974$657$434$283$67
34 years$1,355$923$614$400$256$58
35 years$1,302$876$574$368$232$50
36 years$1,252$831$537$339$210$43
37 years$1,204$789$502$312$190$37
38 years$1,160$750$470$288$173$31
39 years$1,117$713$441$265$157$27
40 years$1,077$679$413$245$142$23
41 years$1,039$646$387$226$129$20
42 years$1,003$615$363$208$117$17
43 years$969$586$341$192$106$15
44 years$936$559$320$178$96$13
45 years$905$533$300$164$87$11
46 years$875$508$282$151$79$9
47 years$847$485$265$140$72$8
48 years$820$463$249$129$65$7
49 years$794$442$234$119$59$6
50 years$769$422$220$110$54$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $788,000, adding $4,640 every year, while hoping to spend $30,500 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: 61/26/13 Blend
54$788,000$788,000$788,000$788,000
55$873,162$831,398$819,184$923,394
56$929,773$839,685$814,175$965,990
57$991,136$847,355$807,976$1,008,580
58$1,057,703$854,347$800,515$1,054,316
59$1,129,973$860,594$791,716$1,103,505
60$1,208,492$866,026$781,500$1,156,485
61$1,293,863$870,566$769,785$1,213,629
62$1,386,748$874,134$756,484$1,275,349
63$1,487,876$876,647$741,506$1,342,100
64$1,598,049$878,012$724,756$1,414,383
65$1,718,150$878,134$706,135$1,492,753
66$1,849,150$876,911$685,539$1,577,819
67$1,992,117$874,234$662,859$1,670,258
68$2,148,229$869,988$637,981$1,770,814
69$2,318,782$864,051$610,787$1,880,307
70$2,505,201$856,293$581,152$1,999,646
71$2,709,057$846,577$548,946$2,129,830
72$2,932,079$834,756$514,033$2,271,964
73$3,176,170$820,678$476,272$2,427,267
74$3,443,426$804,178$435,514$2,597,083
75$3,736,156$785,083$391,604$2,782,896
76$4,056,901$763,210$344,380$2,986,343
77$4,408,462$738,364$293,674$3,209,231
78$4,793,921$710,340$239,308$3,453,552
79$5,216,674$678,920$181,098$3,721,506
80$5,680,463$643,875$118,853$4,015,518
81$6,189,406$604,960$52,370$4,338,264
82$6,748,041$561,919$0$4,692,697
83$7,361,368$514,480$0$5,084,651
84$8,034,892$462,354$0$5,523,061
85$8,774,680$405,239$0$6,004,650
86$9,587,414$342,811$0$6,533,821
87$10,480,454$274,733$0$7,115,430
88$11,461,911$200,646$0$7,754,831
89$12,540,718$120,170$0$8,457,926
90$13,726,719$32,906$0$9,231,223
91$15,030,758$0$0$10,081,896
92$16,464,783$0$0$11,035,469
93$18,041,956$0$0$12,094,653
94$19,776,780$0$0$13,259,781
95$21,685,234$0$0$14,541,593
96$23,784,924$0$0$15,951,923
97$26,095,248$0$0$17,503,811
98$28,637,579$0$0$19,211,622
99$31,435,468$0$0$21,091,186
100$34,514,862$0$0$23,159,944