Can I retire at age 55 with 887,000?

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 $887,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$73,248$72,595$71,959$71,337$70,731$68,909
2 years$36,261$35,586$34,931$34,297$33,681$31,858
3 years$23,934$23,256$22,603$21,974$21,369$19,601
4 years$17,772$17,095$16,449$15,831$15,240$13,542
5 years$14,075$13,403$12,765$12,160$11,585$9,961
6 years$11,612$10,945$10,316$9,724$9,167$7,618
7 years$9,853$9,191$8,573$7,995$7,455$5,982
8 years$8,534$7,879$7,270$6,707$6,185$4,786
9 years$7,509$6,860$6,262$5,713$5,209$3,883
10 years$6,689$6,047$5,459$4,924$4,438$3,185
11 years$6,019$5,383$4,806$4,286$3,817$2,634
12 years$5,461$4,831$4,265$3,759$3,308$2,193
13 years$4,990$4,366$3,811$3,319$2,884$1,835
14 years$4,585$3,969$3,424$2,946$2,528$1,543
15 years$4,236$3,625$3,092$2,627$2,226$1,301
16 years$3,930$3,326$2,803$2,352$1,967$1,101
17 years$3,660$3,063$2,551$2,114$1,745$934
18 years$3,421$2,831$2,328$1,905$1,551$794
19 years$3,207$2,623$2,131$1,721$1,383$676
20 years$3,015$2,438$1,956$1,559$1,235$576
21 years$2,841$2,271$1,799$1,415$1,105$492
22 years$2,683$2,120$1,658$1,286$991$420
23 years$2,539$1,983$1,531$1,172$889$360
24 years$2,408$1,857$1,416$1,068$799$308
25 years$2,287$1,743$1,312$976$719$264
26 years$2,175$1,638$1,216$892$648$226
27 years$2,072$1,542$1,130$817$584$194
28 years$1,977$1,453$1,050$748$527$166
29 years$1,888$1,371$977$686$476$143
30 years$1,806$1,294$910$630$430$122
31 years$1,728$1,224$849$578$389$105
32 years$1,656$1,158$792$532$352$90
33 years$1,588$1,096$739$489$318$78
34 years$1,525$1,039$691$450$288$67
35 years$1,465$986$646$414$261$57
36 years$1,409$936$604$381$236$49
37 years$1,356$889$565$351$214$42
38 years$1,305$844$529$324$194$36
39 years$1,258$803$496$299$176$31
40 years$1,213$764$465$275$160$27
41 years$1,170$727$436$254$145$23
42 years$1,129$693$409$234$132$20
43 years$1,091$660$384$216$119$17
44 years$1,054$629$360$200$108$15
45 years$1,019$600$338$185$98$13
46 years$985$572$318$170$89$11
47 years$954$546$298$158$81$9
48 years$923$521$280$146$74$8
49 years$894$498$264$135$67$7
50 years$866$476$248$124$61$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $887,000, adding $5,355 every year, while hoping to spend $59,685 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: 79/14/7 Blend
54$887,000$887,000$887,000$887,000
55$982,998$935,987$922,238$1,059,461
56$1,019,759$918,346$889,629$1,092,712
57$1,058,270$897,840$853,927$1,120,824
58$1,098,645$874,266$814,965$1,149,878
59$1,141,010$847,408$772,570$1,179,940
60$1,185,501$817,039$726,559$1,211,082
61$1,232,266$782,918$676,742$1,243,382
62$1,281,464$744,788$622,920$1,276,930
63$1,333,272$702,381$564,886$1,311,822
64$1,387,878$655,410$502,422$1,348,167
65$1,445,490$603,574$435,302$1,386,085
66$1,506,335$546,553$363,289$1,425,709
67$1,570,658$484,011$286,136$1,467,185
68$1,638,728$415,590$203,584$1,510,678
69$1,710,838$340,915$115,365$1,556,368
70$1,787,311$259,587$21,197$1,604,455
71$1,868,495$171,185$0$1,655,163
72$1,954,775$75,267$0$1,714,661
73$2,046,570$0$0$1,779,374
74$2,144,339$0$0$1,852,456
75$2,248,584$0$0$1,942,757
76$2,359,857$0$0$2,039,162
77$2,478,759$0$0$2,142,195
78$2,605,953$0$0$2,252,430
79$2,742,163$0$0$2,370,500
80$2,888,184$0$0$2,497,094
81$3,044,888$0$0$2,632,973
82$3,213,233$0$0$2,778,968
83$3,394,268$0$0$2,935,994
84$3,589,148$0$0$3,105,054
85$3,799,138$0$0$3,287,250
86$4,025,629$0$0$3,483,793
87$4,270,151$0$0$3,696,012
88$4,534,382$0$0$3,925,370
89$4,820,168$0$0$4,173,471
90$5,129,537$0$0$4,442,081
91$5,464,720$0$0$4,733,141
92$5,828,169$0$0$5,048,786
93$6,222,580$0$0$5,391,361
94$6,650,919$0$0$5,763,449
95$7,116,448$0$0$6,167,888
96$7,622,755$0$0$6,607,802
97$8,173,790$0$0$7,086,626
98$8,773,896$0$0$7,608,143
99$9,427,853$0$0$8,176,513
100$10,140,924$0$0$8,796,315