Can I retire at age 55 with 802,000?

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 $802,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$66,228$65,638$65,063$64,501$63,953$61,634
2 years$32,786$32,176$31,584$31,010$30,454$28,144
3 years$21,640$21,027$20,437$19,869$19,321$17,092
4 years$16,069$15,457$14,873$14,314$13,780$11,648
5 years$12,726$12,119$11,542$10,995$10,475$8,447
6 years$10,499$9,896$9,328$8,792$8,289$6,365
7 years$8,909$8,310$7,751$7,229$6,741$4,922
8 years$7,716$7,124$6,574$6,064$5,592$3,876
9 years$6,789$6,202$5,662$5,165$4,710$3,094
10 years$6,048$5,467$4,936$4,452$4,013$2,494
11 years$5,443$4,867$4,346$3,875$3,451$2,027
12 years$4,938$4,368$3,857$3,399$2,991$1,658
13 years$4,511$3,948$3,446$3,001$2,608$1,362
14 years$4,146$3,588$3,096$2,664$2,286$1,124
15 years$3,830$3,278$2,795$2,376$2,013$930
16 years$3,553$3,008$2,534$2,127$1,779$772
17 years$3,309$2,770$2,306$1,911$1,577$642
18 years$3,093$2,559$2,105$1,722$1,402$535
19 years$2,900$2,372$1,927$1,556$1,250$446
20 years$2,726$2,204$1,769$1,409$1,117$373
21 years$2,569$2,053$1,627$1,279$999$312
22 years$2,426$1,917$1,499$1,163$896$261
23 years$2,296$1,793$1,384$1,059$804$218
24 years$2,177$1,679$1,280$966$723$183
25 years$2,068$1,576$1,186$882$650$153
26 years$1,967$1,481$1,100$807$586$129
27 years$1,874$1,394$1,021$738$528$108
28 years$1,787$1,314$949$677$477$90
29 years$1,707$1,239$884$620$430$76
30 years$1,633$1,170$823$569$389$64
31 years$1,563$1,106$767$523$351$54
32 years$1,497$1,047$716$481$318$45
33 years$1,436$991$668$442$288$38
34 years$1,379$940$625$407$261$32
35 years$1,325$891$584$374$236$27
36 years$1,274$846$546$345$214$22
37 years$1,226$803$511$318$194$19
38 years$1,180$764$479$293$176$16
39 years$1,137$726$449$270$159$13
40 years$1,096$691$420$249$144$11
41 years$1,058$658$394$230$131$9
42 years$1,021$626$370$212$119$8
43 years$986$597$347$196$108$7
44 years$953$569$326$181$98$6
45 years$921$542$306$167$89$5
46 years$891$517$287$154$81$4
47 years$862$494$270$142$73$3
48 years$835$471$254$132$67$3
49 years$808$450$238$122$60$2
50 years$783$430$224$112$55$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $802,000, adding $6,896 every year, while hoping to spend $36,997 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: 44/38/18 Blend
54$802,000$802,000$802,000$802,000
55$890,917$848,411$835,980$925,204
56$942,426$850,619$824,621$952,179
57$997,949$851,695$811,641$977,201
58$1,057,857$851,544$796,948$1,003,544
59$1,122,555$850,067$780,443$1,031,348
60$1,192,492$847,156$762,024$1,060,767
61$1,268,158$842,700$741,584$1,091,975
62$1,350,095$836,576$719,012$1,125,165
63$1,438,896$828,660$694,189$1,160,553
64$1,535,213$818,814$666,995$1,198,379
65$1,639,766$806,897$637,300$1,238,910
66$1,753,344$792,757$604,972$1,282,446
67$1,876,816$776,233$569,869$1,329,315
68$2,011,139$757,155$531,847$1,379,889
69$2,157,363$735,344$490,752$1,434,575
70$2,316,646$710,608$446,424$1,493,831
71$2,490,261$682,745$398,697$1,558,162
72$2,679,612$651,543$347,397$1,628,130
73$2,886,239$616,776$292,341$1,704,360
74$3,111,841$578,204$233,341$1,787,545
75$3,358,288$535,575$170,196$1,878,453
76$3,627,637$488,621$102,702$1,977,938
77$3,922,153$437,062$30,640$2,086,945
78$4,244,333$380,597$0$2,206,524
79$4,596,921$318,913$0$2,346,721
80$4,982,943$251,676$0$2,506,799
81$5,405,729$178,533$0$2,682,339
82$5,868,946$99,115$0$2,874,972
83$6,376,635$13,027$0$3,086,501
84$6,933,243$0$0$3,318,915
85$7,543,669$0$0$3,607,930
86$8,213,312$0$0$3,931,056
87$8,948,114$0$0$4,285,727
88$9,754,623$0$0$4,675,116
89$10,640,050$0$0$5,102,719
90$11,612,340$0$0$5,572,385
91$12,680,244$0$0$6,088,357
92$13,853,404$0$0$6,655,308
93$15,142,438$0$0$7,278,384
94$16,559,047$0$0$7,963,257
95$18,116,121$0$0$8,716,176
96$19,827,861$0$0$9,544,023
97$21,709,910$0$0$10,454,382
98$23,779,506$0$0$11,455,610
99$26,055,640$0$0$12,556,912
100$28,559,233$0$0$13,768,430