Can I retire at age 55 with 874,000?

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 $874,000?

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$72,174$71,531$70,904$70,292$69,694$69,110
2 years$35,730$35,064$34,419$33,794$33,188$32,599
3 years$23,583$22,915$22,272$21,652$21,056$20,481
4 years$17,511$16,845$16,208$15,599$15,017$14,460
5 years$13,869$13,207$12,578$11,982$11,416$10,879
6 years$11,441$10,784$10,165$9,582$9,033$8,516
7 years$9,708$9,057$8,447$7,878$7,346$6,850
8 years$8,409$7,763$7,164$6,608$6,094$5,619
9 years$7,399$6,759$6,170$5,629$5,132$4,677
10 years$6,591$5,958$5,379$4,852$4,373$3,938
11 years$5,931$5,304$4,736$4,223$3,761$3,346
12 years$5,381$4,761$4,203$3,704$3,259$2,864
13 years$4,916$4,302$3,755$3,270$2,842$2,466
14 years$4,518$3,911$3,374$2,903$2,491$2,134
15 years$4,174$3,572$3,046$2,589$2,194$1,854
16 years$3,872$3,278$2,762$2,318$1,939$1,616
17 years$3,607$3,019$2,513$2,083$1,719$1,414
18 years$3,371$2,789$2,294$1,877$1,528$1,240
19 years$3,160$2,585$2,100$1,696$1,362$1,089
20 years$2,970$2,402$1,927$1,536$1,217$959
21 years$2,799$2,238$1,773$1,394$1,089$846
22 years$2,644$2,089$1,634$1,268$976$747
23 years$2,502$1,953$1,509$1,154$876$661
24 years$2,372$1,830$1,395$1,053$788$585
25 years$2,253$1,718$1,292$962$709$518
26 years$2,144$1,614$1,199$879$638$460
27 years$2,042$1,519$1,113$805$576$408
28 years$1,948$1,432$1,035$737$519$362
29 years$1,861$1,351$963$676$469$322
30 years$1,779$1,275$897$620$424$286
31 years$1,703$1,206$836$570$383$255
32 years$1,632$1,141$780$524$346$227
33 years$1,565$1,080$728$482$314$202
34 years$1,503$1,024$681$443$284$180
35 years$1,444$971$636$408$257$160
36 years$1,388$922$595$376$233$143
37 years$1,336$876$557$346$211$127
38 years$1,286$832$522$319$191$113
39 years$1,239$791$489$294$174$101
40 years$1,195$753$458$271$157$90
41 years$1,153$717$430$250$143$80
42 years$1,113$682$403$231$130$72
43 years$1,075$650$378$213$118$64
44 years$1,038$620$355$197$107$57
45 years$1,004$591$333$182$97$51
46 years$971$564$313$168$88$45
47 years$940$538$294$155$80$41
48 years$910$514$276$143$73$36
49 years$881$490$260$133$66$32
50 years$853$469$244$123$60$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $874,000, adding $2,081 every year, while hoping to spend $49,746 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: 63/22/15 Blend
54$874,000$874,000$874,000$874,000
55$965,295$918,973$905,426$1,022,438
56$1,010,825$911,073$882,828$1,053,131
57$1,059,333$901,119$857,806$1,080,765
58$1,111,068$888,957$830,226$1,109,739
59$1,166,307$874,426$799,948$1,140,183
60$1,225,350$857,352$766,826$1,172,246
61$1,288,528$837,555$730,707$1,206,091
62$1,356,203$814,840$691,431$1,241,900
63$1,428,773$789,005$648,831$1,279,877
64$1,506,673$759,831$602,733$1,320,247
65$1,590,383$727,092$552,953$1,363,261
66$1,680,426$690,544$499,302$1,409,199
67$1,777,381$649,932$441,579$1,458,372
68$1,881,880$604,984$379,578$1,511,125
69$1,994,618$555,416$313,081$1,567,840
70$2,116,361$500,923$241,861$1,628,944
71$2,247,948$441,186$165,681$1,694,910
72$2,390,302$375,867$84,295$1,766,262
73$2,544,437$304,609$0$1,843,582
74$2,711,469$227,035$0$1,927,926
75$2,892,625$142,745$0$2,034,025
76$3,089,254$51,320$0$2,149,211
77$3,302,838$0$0$2,274,413
78$3,535,009$0$0$2,422,199
79$3,787,564$0$0$2,596,529
80$4,062,477$0$0$2,786,350
81$4,361,921$0$0$2,993,169
82$4,688,289$0$0$3,218,646
83$5,044,211$0$0$3,464,607
84$5,432,586$0$0$3,733,062
85$5,856,601$0$0$4,026,225
86$6,319,768$0$0$4,346,530
87$6,825,950$0$0$4,696,660
88$7,379,403$0$0$5,079,566
89$7,984,809$0$0$5,498,500
90$8,647,327$0$0$5,957,042
91$9,372,636$0$0$6,459,131
92$10,166,990$0$0$7,009,110
93$11,037,276$0$0$7,611,758
94$11,991,079$0$0$8,272,339
95$13,036,751$0$0$8,996,651
96$14,183,493$0$0$9,791,080
97$15,441,439$0$0$10,662,658
98$16,821,748$0$0$11,619,134
99$18,336,716$0$0$12,669,040
100$19,999,883$0$0$13,821,776