Can I retire at age 55 with 871,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $871,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$71,926$71,286$70,661$70,051$69,455$67,017
2 years$35,607$34,944$34,301$33,678$33,074$30,643
3 years$23,502$22,836$22,195$21,578$20,983$18,637
4 years$17,451$16,787$16,152$15,546$14,965$12,721
5 years$13,821$13,161$12,535$11,941$11,377$9,239
6 years$11,402$10,747$10,130$9,549$9,002$6,974
7 years$9,675$9,025$8,418$7,851$7,321$5,402
8 years$8,380$7,736$7,139$6,586$6,073$4,261
9 years$7,374$6,736$6,149$5,610$5,115$3,407
10 years$6,569$5,937$5,361$4,836$4,358$2,753
11 years$5,911$5,286$4,720$4,208$3,748$2,241
12 years$5,363$4,744$4,189$3,691$3,248$1,837
13 years$4,900$4,287$3,742$3,259$2,832$1,512
14 years$4,503$3,897$3,362$2,893$2,483$1,250
15 years$4,159$3,560$3,036$2,580$2,186$1,037
16 years$3,859$3,266$2,752$2,310$1,932$862
17 years$3,594$3,008$2,505$2,076$1,713$719
18 years$3,359$2,780$2,286$1,870$1,523$600
19 years$3,149$2,576$2,093$1,690$1,358$502
20 years$2,960$2,394$1,921$1,531$1,213$420
21 years$2,790$2,230$1,767$1,389$1,085$352
22 years$2,635$2,081$1,628$1,263$973$295
23 years$2,494$1,947$1,504$1,150$873$248
24 years$2,364$1,824$1,391$1,049$785$208
25 years$2,246$1,712$1,288$958$706$175
26 years$2,136$1,609$1,194$876$636$147
27 years$2,035$1,514$1,109$802$574$124
28 years$1,941$1,427$1,031$735$518$104
29 years$1,854$1,346$960$674$467$87
30 years$1,773$1,271$894$618$422$74
31 years$1,697$1,202$833$568$382$62
32 years$1,626$1,137$777$522$345$52
33 years$1,560$1,077$726$480$313$44
34 years$1,497$1,020$678$442$283$37
35 years$1,439$968$634$407$256$31
36 years$1,383$919$593$374$232$26
37 years$1,331$873$555$345$210$22
38 years$1,282$829$520$318$191$19
39 years$1,235$788$487$293$173$16
40 years$1,191$750$457$270$157$13
41 years$1,149$714$428$249$142$11
42 years$1,109$680$402$230$129$9
43 years$1,071$648$377$213$117$8
44 years$1,035$618$354$196$106$7
45 years$1,000$589$332$181$97$6
46 years$968$562$312$167$88$5
47 years$936$536$293$155$80$4
48 years$906$512$275$143$72$3
49 years$878$489$259$132$66$3
50 years$850$467$243$122$60$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $871,000, adding $4,816 every year, while hoping to spend $25,900 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: 68/6/26 Blend
54$871,000$871,000$871,000$871,000
55$964,810$918,647$905,146$1,023,629
56$1,035,663$936,103$907,911$1,081,200
57$1,112,875$953,547$909,901$1,140,762
58$1,197,067$970,950$911,062$1,205,333
59$1,288,924$988,282$911,338$1,275,406
60$1,389,197$1,005,510$910,670$1,351,529
61$1,498,715$1,022,600$908,998$1,434,303
62$1,618,391$1,039,514$906,256$1,524,393
63$1,749,227$1,056,211$902,376$1,622,530
64$1,892,331$1,072,648$897,288$1,729,521
65$2,048,918$1,088,777$890,917$1,846,255
66$2,220,330$1,104,550$883,185$1,973,712
67$2,408,042$1,119,911$874,010$2,112,973
68$2,613,680$1,134,805$863,307$2,265,230
69$2,839,034$1,149,168$850,986$2,431,797
70$3,086,074$1,162,936$836,953$2,614,120
71$3,356,973$1,176,039$821,110$2,813,797
72$3,654,121$1,188,402$803,354$3,032,586
73$3,980,152$1,199,945$783,577$3,272,429
74$4,337,968$1,210,582$761,668$3,535,463
75$4,730,764$1,220,224$737,507$3,824,046
76$5,162,060$1,228,773$710,971$4,140,777
77$5,635,735$1,236,127$681,933$4,488,520
78$6,156,059$1,242,177$650,257$4,870,434
79$6,727,739$1,246,805$615,803$5,290,001
80$7,355,959$1,249,889$578,423$5,751,056
81$8,046,429$1,251,297$537,963$6,257,832
82$8,805,443$1,250,889$494,263$6,814,992
83$9,639,933$1,248,516$447,155$7,427,674
84$10,557,534$1,244,022$396,463$8,101,546
85$11,566,663$1,237,239$342,004$8,842,854
86$12,676,588$1,227,990$283,588$9,658,481
87$13,897,526$1,216,086$221,013$10,556,017
88$15,240,728$1,201,329$154,071$11,543,827
89$16,718,595$1,183,507$82,546$12,631,129
90$18,344,789$1,162,396$6,208$13,828,088
91$20,134,363$1,137,759$0$15,145,905
92$22,103,903$1,109,345$0$16,617,805
93$24,271,685$1,076,886$0$18,239,714
94$26,657,846$1,040,103$0$20,024,979
95$29,284,575$998,697$0$21,990,209
96$32,176,320$952,352$0$24,153,704
97$35,360,022$900,734$0$26,535,631
98$38,865,366$843,492$0$29,158,211
99$42,725,061$780,251$0$32,045,933
100$46,975,151$710,617$0$35,225,779