Can I retire at age 55 with 881,000?

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 $881,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$72,752$72,104$71,472$70,855$70,252$69,346
2 years$36,016$35,345$34,695$34,065$33,453$32,541
3 years$23,772$23,098$22,450$21,826$21,224$20,335
4 years$17,651$16,980$16,338$15,724$15,137$14,278
5 years$13,980$13,312$12,679$12,078$11,507$10,680
6 years$11,533$10,871$10,246$9,659$9,105$8,311
7 years$9,786$9,129$8,515$7,941$7,405$6,644
8 years$8,476$7,825$7,221$6,661$6,143$5,416
9 years$7,458$6,813$6,220$5,674$5,173$4,479
10 years$6,644$6,006$5,422$4,891$4,408$3,747
11 years$5,979$5,346$4,774$4,257$3,791$3,162
12 years$5,424$4,799$4,237$3,734$3,285$2,687
13 years$4,956$4,337$3,785$3,296$2,865$2,297
14 years$4,554$3,942$3,401$2,926$2,511$1,973
15 years$4,207$3,601$3,071$2,610$2,211$1,702
16 years$3,903$3,304$2,784$2,337$1,954$1,473
17 years$3,635$3,043$2,533$2,099$1,733$1,278
18 years$3,398$2,812$2,313$1,892$1,541$1,112
19 years$3,185$2,606$2,117$1,710$1,373$969
20 years$2,994$2,421$1,943$1,548$1,227$847
21 years$2,822$2,255$1,787$1,405$1,098$741
22 years$2,665$2,105$1,647$1,278$984$649
23 years$2,522$1,969$1,521$1,164$883$569
24 years$2,391$1,845$1,406$1,061$794$499
25 years$2,271$1,731$1,303$969$714$439
26 years$2,161$1,627$1,208$886$643$386
27 years$2,058$1,531$1,122$811$580$339
28 years$1,964$1,443$1,043$743$523$299
29 years$1,875$1,361$971$682$473$263
30 years$1,793$1,286$904$625$427$232
31 years$1,717$1,215$843$574$386$204
32 years$1,645$1,150$786$528$349$180
33 years$1,578$1,089$734$485$316$159
34 years$1,515$1,032$686$447$286$140
35 years$1,455$979$641$411$259$124
36 years$1,399$929$600$379$235$109
37 years$1,346$883$562$349$213$97
38 years$1,296$839$526$322$193$85
39 years$1,249$798$493$297$175$75
40 years$1,204$759$462$274$159$67
41 years$1,162$722$433$252$144$59
42 years$1,122$688$406$233$131$52
43 years$1,083$655$381$215$119$46
44 years$1,047$625$358$199$108$41
45 years$1,012$596$336$183$98$36
46 years$979$568$316$169$89$32
47 years$947$542$296$156$81$28
48 years$917$518$279$145$73$25
49 years$888$494$262$134$66$22
50 years$860$472$246$123$60$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $881,000, adding $5,129 every year, while hoping to spend $22,092 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: 42/46/12 Blend
54$881,000$881,000$881,000$881,000
55$976,153$929,460$915,804$1,013,515
56$1,052,214$951,497$922,978$1,062,241
57$1,135,294$973,875$929,651$1,112,371
58$1,226,084$996,585$935,785$1,166,164
59$1,325,347$1,019,619$941,336$1,223,966
60$1,433,922$1,042,970$946,260$1,286,153
61$1,552,734$1,066,627$950,511$1,353,145
62$1,682,799$1,090,579$954,040$1,425,400
63$1,825,240$1,114,812$956,796$1,503,424
64$1,981,289$1,139,313$958,723$1,587,776
65$2,152,307$1,164,066$959,767$1,679,069
66$2,339,789$1,189,052$959,866$1,777,980
67$2,545,385$1,214,253$958,959$1,885,256
68$2,770,911$1,239,647$956,980$2,001,719
69$3,018,365$1,265,212$953,861$2,128,275
70$3,289,952$1,290,921$949,529$2,265,921
71$3,588,098$1,316,747$943,909$2,415,760
72$3,915,476$1,342,659$936,921$2,579,002
73$4,275,030$1,368,625$928,484$2,756,985
74$4,670,004$1,394,609$918,509$2,951,183
75$5,103,971$1,420,571$906,906$3,163,220
76$5,580,869$1,446,472$893,580$3,394,885
77$6,105,033$1,472,264$878,430$3,648,152
78$6,681,241$1,497,901$861,353$3,925,195
79$7,314,759$1,523,328$842,239$4,228,413
80$8,011,383$1,548,491$820,973$4,560,448
81$8,777,505$1,573,327$797,436$4,924,214
82$9,620,164$1,597,773$771,503$5,322,922
83$10,547,115$1,621,759$743,043$5,760,111
84$11,566,905$1,645,209$711,919$6,239,685
85$12,688,949$1,668,044$677,988$6,765,945
86$13,923,621$1,690,178$641,100$7,343,632
87$15,282,352$1,711,518$601,099$7,977,975
88$16,777,737$1,731,968$557,821$8,674,734
89$18,423,654$1,751,422$511,096$9,440,261
90$20,235,395$1,769,770$460,745$10,281,559
91$22,229,807$1,786,890$406,582$11,206,344
92$24,425,457$1,802,658$348,413$12,223,125
93$26,842,802$1,816,936$286,033$13,341,280
94$29,504,383$1,829,582$219,231$14,571,145
95$32,435,040$1,840,441$147,784$15,924,116
96$35,662,142$1,849,350$71,463$17,412,754
97$39,215,848$1,856,136$0$19,050,903
98$43,129,391$1,860,613$0$20,855,104
99$47,439,392$1,862,586$0$22,850,748
100$52,186,203$1,861,846$0$25,047,252