Can I retire at age 55 with 819,000?

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 $819,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$67,632$67,030$66,442$65,868$65,308$63,421
2 years$33,481$32,858$32,253$31,667$31,099$29,213
3 years$22,099$21,473$20,870$20,290$19,731$17,904
4 years$16,409$15,785$15,188$14,618$14,072$12,320
5 years$12,996$12,376$11,787$11,228$10,697$9,024
6 years$10,721$10,106$9,525$8,979$8,464$6,871
7 years$9,097$8,487$7,916$7,382$6,884$5,371
8 years$7,880$7,275$6,713$6,193$5,711$4,277
9 years$6,933$6,334$5,782$5,275$4,809$3,454
10 years$6,177$5,583$5,041$4,547$4,098$2,818
11 years$5,558$4,970$4,438$3,957$3,524$2,319
12 years$5,043$4,461$3,938$3,471$3,054$1,920
13 years$4,607$4,031$3,519$3,064$2,663$1,598
14 years$4,234$3,664$3,162$2,720$2,335$1,336
15 years$3,911$3,348$2,855$2,426$2,055$1,121
16 years$3,628$3,071$2,588$2,172$1,817$943
17 years$3,380$2,829$2,355$1,952$1,611$795
18 years$3,159$2,614$2,150$1,759$1,432$672
19 years$2,961$2,422$1,968$1,589$1,277$569
20 years$2,784$2,251$1,806$1,439$1,140$482
21 years$2,623$2,097$1,661$1,306$1,020$409
22 years$2,477$1,957$1,531$1,188$915$347
23 years$2,345$1,831$1,414$1,082$821$295
24 years$2,223$1,715$1,308$987$738$251
25 years$2,112$1,610$1,211$901$664$214
26 years$2,009$1,513$1,123$824$598$182
27 years$1,914$1,424$1,043$754$539$155
28 years$1,825$1,341$970$691$487$132
29 years$1,743$1,266$902$634$439$113
30 years$1,667$1,195$840$581$397$96
31 years$1,596$1,130$783$534$359$82
32 years$1,529$1,069$731$491$325$70
33 years$1,467$1,012$683$451$294$60
34 years$1,408$960$638$415$266$51
35 years$1,353$910$596$382$241$43
36 years$1,301$864$558$352$218$37
37 years$1,252$820$522$324$198$32
38 years$1,205$780$489$299$179$27
39 years$1,161$741$458$276$163$23
40 years$1,120$705$429$254$148$20
41 years$1,080$671$403$235$134$17
42 years$1,043$639$378$216$121$14
43 years$1,007$609$354$200$110$12
44 years$973$581$333$185$100$10
45 years$941$554$312$170$91$9
46 years$910$528$293$157$82$8
47 years$880$504$276$145$75$7
48 years$852$481$259$134$68$6
49 years$825$460$243$124$62$5
50 years$800$439$229$115$56$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $819,000, adding $6,201 every year, while hoping to spend $21,756 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: 44/32/24 Blend
54$819,000$819,000$819,000$819,000
55$908,934$865,527$852,833$942,362
56$978,497$884,790$858,255$985,930
57$1,054,427$904,267$863,129$1,030,543
58$1,137,349$923,947$867,414$1,078,471
59$1,227,953$943,815$871,067$1,130,032
60$1,326,999$963,856$874,042$1,185,577
61$1,435,321$984,054$876,291$1,245,496
62$1,553,842$1,004,390$877,765$1,310,214
63$1,683,573$1,024,844$878,409$1,380,204
64$1,825,630$1,045,395$878,169$1,455,986
65$1,981,243$1,066,018$876,986$1,538,133
66$2,151,764$1,086,687$874,800$1,627,278
67$2,338,685$1,107,376$871,546$1,724,117
68$2,543,645$1,128,052$867,157$1,829,421
69$2,768,454$1,148,683$861,564$1,944,037
70$3,015,102$1,169,234$854,692$2,068,900
71$3,285,782$1,189,667$846,464$2,205,043
72$3,582,911$1,209,939$836,800$2,353,602
73$3,909,149$1,230,007$825,614$2,515,833
74$4,267,428$1,249,823$812,817$2,693,118
75$4,660,977$1,269,336$798,318$2,886,983
76$5,093,354$1,288,491$782,019$3,099,111
77$5,568,477$1,307,228$763,818$3,331,357
78$6,090,665$1,325,485$743,608$3,585,767
79$6,664,672$1,343,194$721,279$3,864,596
80$7,295,741$1,360,282$696,714$4,170,334
81$7,989,644$1,376,673$669,791$4,505,723
82$8,752,741$1,392,284$640,383$4,873,788
83$9,592,041$1,407,026$608,356$5,277,865
84$10,515,265$1,420,806$573,572$5,721,631
85$11,530,921$1,433,524$535,885$6,209,142
86$12,648,380$1,445,073$495,143$6,744,870
87$13,877,972$1,455,338$451,187$7,333,745
88$15,231,075$1,464,200$403,852$7,981,202
89$16,720,228$1,471,528$352,964$8,693,235
90$18,359,245$1,477,187$298,342$9,476,451
91$20,163,348$1,481,029$239,797$10,338,137
92$22,149,311$1,482,901$177,131$11,286,324
93$24,335,615$1,482,638$110,140$12,329,867
94$26,742,626$1,480,065$38,607$13,478,529
95$29,392,781$1,474,996$0$14,743,072
96$32,310,809$1,467,234$0$16,145,024
97$35,523,954$1,456,572$0$17,698,983
98$39,062,239$1,442,786$0$19,409,532
99$42,958,747$1,425,642$0$21,292,635
100$47,249,932$1,404,891$0$23,365,882