Can I retire at age 55 with 820,000?

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 $820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$67,715$67,112$66,523$65,949$65,388$64,976
2 years$33,522$32,898$32,293$31,706$31,137$30,721
3 years$22,126$21,499$20,896$20,314$19,755$19,348
4 years$16,429$15,804$15,207$14,635$14,089$13,695
5 years$13,012$12,391$11,801$11,241$10,710$10,330
6 years$10,735$10,118$9,537$8,990$8,475$8,108
7 years$9,108$8,497$7,925$7,391$6,892$6,540
8 years$7,889$7,283$6,721$6,200$5,718$5,380
9 years$6,942$6,342$5,789$5,281$4,815$4,492
10 years$6,184$5,590$5,047$4,552$4,103$3,793
11 years$5,565$4,976$4,443$3,962$3,529$3,233
12 years$5,049$4,466$3,943$3,475$3,058$2,775
13 years$4,613$4,036$3,523$3,068$2,666$2,397
14 years$4,239$3,669$3,165$2,723$2,337$2,081
15 years$3,916$3,352$2,858$2,429$2,058$1,814
16 years$3,633$3,075$2,591$2,175$1,819$1,588
17 years$3,384$2,832$2,358$1,954$1,613$1,393
18 years$3,162$2,617$2,152$1,761$1,434$1,226
19 years$2,965$2,425$1,970$1,591$1,278$1,081
20 years$2,787$2,254$1,808$1,441$1,142$955
21 years$2,626$2,099$1,663$1,308$1,022$846
22 years$2,480$1,960$1,533$1,189$916$750
23 years$2,348$1,833$1,416$1,083$822$666
24 years$2,226$1,717$1,309$988$739$591
25 years$2,114$1,611$1,212$902$665$526
26 years$2,011$1,515$1,125$825$599$469
27 years$1,916$1,425$1,044$755$540$417
28 years$1,828$1,343$971$692$487$372
29 years$1,746$1,267$903$634$440$332
30 years$1,669$1,197$841$582$398$297
31 years$1,598$1,131$784$535$359$265
32 years$1,531$1,070$732$491$325$237
33 years$1,468$1,014$683$452$294$212
34 years$1,410$961$639$416$266$189
35 years$1,354$911$597$383$241$169
36 years$1,302$865$558$352$219$151
37 years$1,253$821$523$325$198$136
38 years$1,207$781$489$299$180$121
39 years$1,163$742$459$276$163$109
40 years$1,121$706$430$255$148$97
41 years$1,082$672$403$235$134$87
42 years$1,044$640$378$217$122$78
43 years$1,008$610$355$200$110$70
44 years$974$581$333$185$100$63
45 years$942$555$313$171$91$56
46 years$911$529$294$158$83$50
47 years$882$505$276$146$75$45
48 years$853$482$259$135$68$40
49 years$826$460$244$124$62$36
50 years$801$440$229$115$56$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $820,000, adding $6,287 every year, while hoping to spend $51,376 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: 49/29/22 Blend
54$820,000$820,000$820,000$820,000
55$910,125$866,665$853,955$948,797
56$948,294$854,468$827,899$964,149
57$988,635$839,951$799,248$975,124
58$1,031,314$822,947$767,861$985,988
59$1,076,514$803,278$733,591$996,751
60$1,124,435$780,755$696,282$1,007,428
61$1,175,294$755,179$655,775$1,018,040
62$1,229,330$726,339$611,899$1,028,613
63$1,286,804$694,012$564,480$1,039,180
64$1,348,001$657,961$513,333$1,049,782
65$1,413,233$617,937$458,266$1,060,467
66$1,482,843$573,676$399,078$1,071,296
67$1,557,204$524,898$335,558$1,082,336
68$1,636,729$471,307$267,489$1,093,672
69$1,721,866$412,593$194,642$1,105,398
70$1,813,111$348,424$116,777$1,117,628
71$1,911,005$278,454$33,645$1,130,492
72$2,016,142$202,312$0$1,144,138
73$2,129,175$119,612$0$1,171,669
74$2,250,819$29,942$0$1,209,621
75$2,381,863$0$0$1,250,382
76$2,523,168$0$0$1,315,702
77$2,675,685$0$0$1,396,585
78$2,840,456$0$0$1,484,039
79$3,018,627$0$0$1,578,681
80$3,211,458$0$0$1,681,189
81$3,420,332$0$0$1,792,309
82$3,646,773$0$0$1,912,863
83$3,892,454$0$0$2,043,751
84$4,159,216$0$0$2,185,968
85$4,449,085$0$0$2,340,604
86$4,764,288$0$0$2,508,860
87$5,107,275$0$0$2,692,057
88$5,480,744$0$0$2,891,651
89$5,887,661$0$0$3,109,241
90$6,331,291$0$0$3,346,589
91$6,815,229$0$0$3,605,632
92$7,343,431$0$0$3,888,505
93$7,920,250$0$0$4,197,556
94$8,550,480$0$0$4,535,373
95$9,239,398$0$0$4,904,800
96$9,992,814$0$0$5,308,975
97$10,817,125$0$0$5,751,347
98$11,719,374$0$0$6,235,719
99$12,707,319$0$0$6,766,275
100$13,789,499$0$0$7,347,625