Can I retire at age 55 with 879,000?

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 $879,000?

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$72,587$71,940$71,310$70,694$70,093$69,651
2 years$35,934$35,265$34,616$33,987$33,377$32,932
3 years$23,718$23,046$22,399$21,776$21,176$20,740
4 years$17,611$16,941$16,301$15,688$15,103$14,681
5 years$13,948$13,282$12,650$12,050$11,481$11,073
6 years$11,507$10,846$10,223$9,637$9,085$8,692
7 years$9,764$9,108$8,495$7,923$7,388$7,011
8 years$8,457$7,808$7,205$6,646$6,129$5,767
9 years$7,441$6,798$6,206$5,661$5,162$4,815
10 years$6,629$5,992$5,410$4,880$4,398$4,066
11 years$5,965$5,334$4,763$4,247$3,782$3,465
12 years$5,412$4,788$4,227$3,725$3,278$2,975
13 years$4,945$4,327$3,777$3,289$2,858$2,570
14 years$4,544$3,933$3,393$2,919$2,506$2,231
15 years$4,197$3,593$3,064$2,604$2,206$1,945
16 years$3,894$3,296$2,778$2,331$1,950$1,702
17 years$3,627$3,036$2,528$2,095$1,729$1,493
18 years$3,390$2,805$2,307$1,888$1,537$1,314
19 years$3,178$2,600$2,112$1,706$1,370$1,159
20 years$2,987$2,416$1,939$1,545$1,224$1,024
21 years$2,815$2,250$1,783$1,402$1,095$907
22 years$2,659$2,101$1,643$1,275$982$804
23 years$2,516$1,965$1,517$1,161$881$713
24 years$2,386$1,841$1,403$1,059$792$634
25 years$2,266$1,727$1,300$967$713$564
26 years$2,156$1,624$1,205$884$642$502
27 years$2,054$1,528$1,119$809$579$448
28 years$1,959$1,440$1,041$742$522$399
29 years$1,871$1,358$968$680$472$356
30 years$1,789$1,283$902$624$426$318
31 years$1,713$1,213$841$573$385$284
32 years$1,641$1,147$785$527$348$254
33 years$1,574$1,087$733$484$315$227
34 years$1,511$1,030$684$446$286$203
35 years$1,452$977$640$410$259$181
36 years$1,396$927$599$378$234$162
37 years$1,343$881$560$348$212$145
38 years$1,294$837$525$321$193$130
39 years$1,246$796$492$296$175$116
40 years$1,202$757$461$273$158$104
41 years$1,159$721$432$252$144$93
42 years$1,119$686$405$232$130$84
43 years$1,081$654$380$214$118$75
44 years$1,044$623$357$198$107$67
45 years$1,010$594$335$183$97$60
46 years$977$567$315$169$89$54
47 years$945$541$296$156$80$48
48 years$915$517$278$144$73$43
49 years$886$493$261$133$66$39
50 years$858$471$246$123$60$35

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $879,000, adding $3,559 every year, while hoping to spend $40,634 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: 76/12/12 Blend
54$879,000$879,000$879,000$879,000
55$972,329$925,742$912,118$1,043,677
56$1,028,272$927,869$899,439$1,093,327
57$1,088,560$928,739$884,974$1,142,254
58$1,153,592$928,246$868,620$1,194,752
59$1,223,809$926,280$850,269$1,251,163
60$1,299,693$922,723$829,808$1,311,863
61$1,381,775$917,450$807,120$1,377,265
62$1,470,639$910,329$782,082$1,447,828
63$1,566,927$901,218$754,565$1,524,055
64$1,671,345$889,968$724,434$1,606,502
65$1,784,667$876,422$691,548$1,695,781
66$1,907,748$860,412$655,760$1,792,567
67$2,041,527$841,760$616,915$1,897,606
68$2,187,035$820,278$574,854$2,011,719
69$2,345,409$795,768$529,409$2,135,812
70$2,517,899$768,019$480,402$2,270,883
71$2,705,880$736,808$427,651$2,418,034
72$2,910,867$701,899$370,965$2,578,480
73$3,134,526$663,043$310,143$2,753,560
74$3,378,691$619,975$244,976$2,944,751
75$3,645,381$572,417$175,245$3,153,682
76$3,936,818$520,073$100,724$3,382,150
77$4,255,449$462,632$21,174$3,632,135
78$4,603,968$399,765$0$3,905,821
79$4,985,342$331,123$0$4,213,776
80$5,402,837$256,337$0$4,553,920
81$5,860,049$175,021$0$4,926,504
82$6,360,940$86,763$0$5,334,792
83$6,909,871$0$0$5,782,383
84$7,511,648$0$0$6,274,415
85$8,171,560$0$0$6,826,577
86$8,895,435$0$0$7,432,293
87$9,689,692$0$0$8,096,938
88$10,561,402$0$0$8,826,434
89$11,518,352$0$0$9,627,302
90$12,569,121$0$0$10,506,726
91$13,723,159$0$0$11,472,621
92$14,990,877$0$0$12,533,705
93$16,383,742$0$0$13,699,581
94$17,914,390$0$0$14,980,832
95$19,596,737$0$0$16,389,113
96$21,446,120$0$0$17,937,266
97$23,479,430$0$0$19,639,439
98$25,715,281$0$0$21,511,220
99$28,174,179$0$0$23,569,782
100$30,878,717$0$0$25,834,047