Can I retire at age 55 with 865,000?

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 $865,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$71,431$70,795$70,174$69,568$68,976$68,398
2 years$35,362$34,703$34,065$33,446$32,846$32,263
3 years$23,340$22,679$22,042$21,429$20,839$20,270
4 years$17,331$16,671$16,041$15,439$14,862$14,311
5 years$13,726$13,071$12,449$11,858$11,298$10,767
6 years$11,324$10,673$10,060$9,483$8,940$8,428
7 years$9,608$8,963$8,360$7,797$7,270$6,779
8 years$8,322$7,683$7,090$6,540$6,032$5,561
9 years$7,323$6,690$6,107$5,571$5,079$4,629
10 years$6,524$5,897$5,324$4,802$4,328$3,898
11 years$5,870$5,249$4,687$4,179$3,722$3,312
12 years$5,326$4,712$4,160$3,666$3,226$2,834
13 years$4,866$4,258$3,716$3,236$2,813$2,440
14 years$4,472$3,870$3,339$2,873$2,466$2,112
15 years$4,131$3,536$3,015$2,562$2,171$1,835
16 years$3,832$3,244$2,733$2,294$1,919$1,600
17 years$3,569$2,987$2,487$2,061$1,701$1,399
18 years$3,336$2,761$2,271$1,858$1,513$1,227
19 years$3,127$2,558$2,079$1,679$1,348$1,078
20 years$2,940$2,377$1,908$1,520$1,204$949
21 years$2,770$2,214$1,755$1,380$1,078$837
22 years$2,617$2,067$1,617$1,254$966$739
23 years$2,476$1,933$1,493$1,142$867$654
24 years$2,348$1,811$1,381$1,042$779$579
25 years$2,230$1,700$1,279$952$701$513
26 years$2,121$1,598$1,186$870$632$455
27 years$2,021$1,504$1,102$796$570$404
28 years$1,928$1,417$1,024$730$514$359
29 years$1,841$1,337$953$669$464$319
30 years$1,761$1,262$888$614$419$283
31 years$1,686$1,193$828$564$379$252
32 years$1,615$1,129$772$518$343$224
33 years$1,549$1,069$721$477$310$200
34 years$1,487$1,013$674$439$281$178
35 years$1,429$961$630$404$255$158
36 years$1,374$912$589$372$231$141
37 years$1,322$866$551$343$209$126
38 years$1,273$823$516$316$189$112
39 years$1,227$783$484$291$172$100
40 years$1,183$745$453$269$156$89
41 years$1,141$709$425$248$141$80
42 years$1,101$675$399$229$128$71
43 years$1,064$644$374$211$116$63
44 years$1,028$613$351$195$106$56
45 years$994$585$330$180$96$50
46 years$961$558$310$166$87$45
47 years$930$533$291$154$79$40
48 years$900$508$274$142$72$36
49 years$872$485$257$131$65$32
50 years$845$464$242$121$59$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $865,000, adding $6,692 every year, while hoping to spend $20,501 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: 54/37/9 Blend
54$865,000$865,000$865,000$865,000
55$960,133$914,288$900,880$1,009,488
56$1,036,253$937,275$909,247$1,066,675
57$1,119,451$960,701$917,207$1,126,069
58$1,210,427$984,567$924,724$1,190,223
59$1,309,950$1,008,871$931,763$1,259,591
60$1,418,871$1,033,612$938,283$1,334,674
61$1,538,124$1,058,787$944,244$1,416,024
62$1,668,739$1,084,393$949,602$1,504,249
63$1,811,848$1,110,427$954,311$1,600,016
64$1,968,701$1,136,882$958,325$1,704,062
65$2,140,673$1,163,753$961,593$1,817,200
66$2,329,277$1,191,033$964,062$1,940,321
67$2,536,182$1,218,712$965,677$2,074,411
68$2,763,224$1,246,781$966,379$2,220,553
69$3,012,429$1,275,229$966,108$2,379,941
70$3,286,023$1,304,042$964,799$2,553,892
71$3,586,464$1,333,206$962,386$2,743,854
72$3,916,455$1,362,705$958,799$2,951,425
73$4,278,977$1,392,521$953,962$3,178,363
74$4,677,312$1,422,634$947,799$3,426,607
75$5,115,077$1,453,022$940,229$3,698,294
76$5,596,255$1,483,660$931,166$3,995,776
77$6,125,235$1,514,522$920,523$4,321,648
78$6,706,853$1,545,578$908,205$4,678,766
79$7,346,437$1,576,796$894,115$5,070,279
80$8,049,857$1,608,142$878,150$5,499,658
81$8,823,579$1,639,577$860,205$5,970,727
82$9,674,728$1,671,061$840,166$6,487,698
83$10,611,156$1,702,548$817,917$7,055,217
84$11,641,512$1,733,991$793,336$7,678,400
85$12,775,327$1,765,338$766,293$8,362,886
86$14,023,102$1,796,531$736,656$9,114,891
87$15,396,408$1,827,510$704,283$9,941,264
88$16,907,994$1,858,211$669,029$10,849,552
89$18,571,908$1,888,562$630,740$11,848,074
90$20,403,629$1,918,488$589,256$12,945,997
91$22,420,214$1,947,908$544,411$14,153,424
92$24,640,455$1,976,735$496,028$15,481,489
93$27,085,063$2,004,877$443,927$16,942,462
94$29,776,856$2,032,232$387,915$18,549,867
95$32,740,979$2,058,695$327,794$20,318,606
96$36,005,140$2,084,152$263,355$22,265,105
97$39,599,869$2,108,481$194,383$24,407,465
98$43,558,810$2,131,551$120,649$26,765,634
99$47,919,035$2,153,223$41,917$29,361,598
100$52,721,396$2,173,350$0$32,219,587