Can I retire at age 55 with 861,000?

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 $861,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$71,101$70,467$69,849$69,246$68,657$67,161
2 years$35,198$34,543$33,907$33,291$32,694$31,194
3 years$23,232$22,574$21,940$21,330$20,742$19,286
4 years$17,251$16,594$15,967$15,367$14,794$13,392
5 years$13,663$13,010$12,391$11,803$11,246$9,902
6 years$11,271$10,624$10,014$9,439$8,898$7,614
7 years$9,564$8,922$8,322$7,761$7,237$6,013
8 years$8,284$7,648$7,057$6,510$6,004$4,839
9 years$7,289$6,659$6,078$5,545$5,056$3,950
10 years$6,493$5,869$5,299$4,780$4,308$3,260
11 years$5,843$5,225$4,665$4,160$3,705$2,713
12 years$5,301$4,690$4,140$3,649$3,211$2,273
13 years$4,843$4,238$3,699$3,221$2,800$1,915
14 years$4,451$3,852$3,324$2,860$2,454$1,621
15 years$4,111$3,519$3,001$2,550$2,161$1,377
16 years$3,815$3,229$2,721$2,284$1,910$1,174
17 years$3,553$2,974$2,476$2,052$1,693$1,003
18 years$3,321$2,748$2,260$1,849$1,506$858
19 years$3,113$2,547$2,069$1,671$1,342$736
20 years$2,926$2,366$1,899$1,513$1,199$633
21 years$2,758$2,204$1,747$1,373$1,073$544
22 years$2,605$2,058$1,610$1,249$962$469
23 years$2,465$1,924$1,486$1,137$863$404
24 years$2,337$1,803$1,375$1,037$776$349
25 years$2,220$1,692$1,273$947$698$301
26 years$2,112$1,590$1,181$866$629$260
27 years$2,012$1,497$1,096$793$567$225
28 years$1,919$1,410$1,019$726$512$194
29 years$1,833$1,330$949$666$462$168
30 years$1,753$1,256$884$611$417$146
31 years$1,678$1,188$824$561$377$126
32 years$1,608$1,124$769$516$341$109
33 years$1,542$1,064$718$474$309$94
34 years$1,480$1,009$670$437$280$82
35 years$1,422$957$627$402$253$71
36 years$1,367$908$586$370$230$61
37 years$1,316$862$549$341$208$53
38 years$1,267$820$514$314$189$46
39 years$1,221$779$482$290$171$40
40 years$1,177$742$451$267$155$35
41 years$1,136$706$423$247$141$30
42 years$1,096$672$397$228$128$26
43 years$1,059$641$373$210$116$23
44 years$1,023$611$350$194$105$20
45 years$989$582$328$179$96$17
46 years$957$555$308$165$87$15
47 years$926$530$290$153$79$13
48 years$896$506$272$141$72$11
49 years$868$483$256$131$65$10
50 years$841$462$241$121$59$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $861,000, adding $5,055 every year, while hoping to spend $43,214 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: 60/13/27 Blend
54$861,000$861,000$861,000$861,000
55$954,036$908,403$895,058$1,004,050
56$1,005,369$906,936$879,063$1,037,249
57$1,060,488$903,948$861,084$1,068,381
58$1,119,737$899,320$841,008$1,101,437
59$1,183,487$892,923$818,719$1,136,615
60$1,252,150$884,624$794,094$1,174,134
61$1,326,178$874,279$767,004$1,214,237
62$1,406,065$861,736$737,316$1,257,192
63$1,492,355$846,833$704,888$1,303,300
64$1,585,648$829,400$669,575$1,352,892
65$1,686,601$809,257$631,222$1,406,335
66$1,795,936$786,213$589,669$1,464,037
67$1,914,448$760,064$544,750$1,526,448
68$2,043,012$730,597$496,289$1,594,069
69$2,182,587$697,584$444,103$1,667,453
70$2,334,232$660,786$388,001$1,747,213
71$2,499,108$619,950$327,784$1,834,028
72$2,678,495$574,806$263,243$1,928,650
73$2,873,801$525,071$194,161$2,031,909
74$3,086,575$470,445$120,311$2,144,726
75$3,318,520$410,611$41,456$2,268,119
76$3,571,513$345,235$0$2,403,213
77$3,847,618$273,962$0$2,563,553
78$4,149,107$196,418$0$2,751,761
79$4,478,483$112,210$0$2,957,481
80$4,838,500$20,920$0$3,182,476
81$5,232,189$0$0$3,428,691
82$5,662,890$0$0$3,709,413
83$6,134,279$0$0$4,019,996
84$6,650,403$0$0$4,360,123
85$7,215,720$0$0$4,732,741
86$7,835,139$0$0$5,141,095
87$8,514,066$0$0$5,588,758
88$9,258,456$0$0$6,079,665
89$10,074,867$0$0$6,618,152
90$10,970,520$0$0$7,208,992
91$11,953,373$0$0$7,857,446
92$13,032,189$0$0$8,569,306
93$14,216,620$0$0$9,350,954
94$15,517,301$0$0$10,209,418
95$16,945,944$0$0$11,152,442
96$18,515,454$0$0$12,188,557
97$20,240,046$0$0$13,327,161
98$22,135,382$0$0$14,578,607
99$24,218,713$0$0$15,954,300
100$26,509,048$0$0$17,466,807