Can I retire at age 55 with 891,000?

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 $891,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$73,578$72,923$72,283$71,659$71,050$68,693
2 years$36,425$35,746$35,089$34,451$33,833$31,482
3 years$24,042$23,361$22,705$22,073$21,465$19,193
4 years$17,852$17,173$16,523$15,903$15,309$13,133
5 years$14,139$13,463$12,823$12,215$11,638$9,564
6 years$11,664$10,994$10,363$9,768$9,209$7,239
7 years$9,897$9,233$8,611$8,031$7,489$5,623
8 years$8,573$7,914$7,303$6,737$6,213$4,449
9 years$7,543$6,891$6,290$5,738$5,232$3,568
10 years$6,720$6,074$5,484$4,947$4,458$2,892
11 years$6,046$5,407$4,828$4,305$3,834$2,362
12 years$5,486$4,853$4,285$3,776$3,323$1,942
13 years$5,012$4,386$3,828$3,334$2,897$1,605
14 years$4,606$3,987$3,440$2,959$2,540$1,331
15 years$4,255$3,642$3,105$2,639$2,236$1,108
16 years$3,947$3,341$2,816$2,363$1,976$925
17 years$3,677$3,077$2,562$2,123$1,752$774
18 years$3,436$2,843$2,339$1,913$1,558$648
19 years$3,221$2,635$2,141$1,729$1,389$544
20 years$3,028$2,449$1,965$1,566$1,240$457
21 years$2,854$2,281$1,807$1,421$1,110$385
22 years$2,695$2,129$1,666$1,292$995$324
23 years$2,551$1,991$1,538$1,177$893$273
24 years$2,419$1,866$1,422$1,073$803$230
25 years$2,297$1,751$1,317$980$722$194
26 years$2,185$1,646$1,222$896$651$164
27 years$2,082$1,549$1,135$820$587$138
28 years$1,986$1,459$1,055$752$529$117
29 years$1,897$1,377$982$689$478$99
30 years$1,814$1,300$914$633$432$83
31 years$1,736$1,229$852$581$391$71
32 years$1,664$1,163$795$534$353$60
33 years$1,596$1,101$743$491$320$50
34 years$1,532$1,044$694$452$289$43
35 years$1,472$990$649$416$262$36
36 years$1,415$940$607$383$238$30
37 years$1,362$893$568$353$215$26
38 years$1,311$848$532$325$195$22
39 years$1,263$807$498$300$177$18
40 years$1,218$767$467$277$161$16
41 years$1,175$730$438$255$146$13
42 years$1,134$696$411$236$132$11
43 years$1,096$663$385$217$120$9
44 years$1,059$632$362$201$109$8
45 years$1,023$603$340$185$99$7
46 years$990$575$319$171$90$6
47 years$958$549$300$158$81$5
48 years$927$524$282$146$74$4
49 years$898$500$265$135$67$3
50 years$870$478$249$125$61$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $891,000, adding $2,835 every year, while hoping to spend $57,860 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: 52/30/18 Blend
54$891,000$891,000$891,000$891,000
55$984,806$937,583$923,773$1,031,025
56$1,023,694$921,962$893,157$1,047,455
57$1,064,609$903,637$859,576$1,059,029
58$1,107,697$882,413$822,869$1,070,360
59$1,153,117$858,085$782,870$1,081,443
60$1,201,041$830,438$739,402$1,092,275
61$1,251,658$799,240$692,283$1,102,860
62$1,305,173$764,249$641,321$1,113,201
63$1,361,811$725,208$586,316$1,123,310
64$1,421,817$681,845$527,059$1,133,204
65$1,485,459$633,871$463,331$1,142,903
66$1,553,028$580,983$394,905$1,152,439
67$1,624,844$522,859$321,542$1,161,849
68$1,701,259$459,159$242,994$1,171,180
69$1,782,654$389,524$159,001$1,180,491
70$1,869,449$313,576$69,292$1,189,852
71$1,962,103$230,912$0$1,199,349
72$2,061,121$141,109$0$1,214,160
73$2,167,053$43,721$0$1,243,858
74$2,280,504$0$0$1,275,318
75$2,402,139$0$0$1,329,139
76$2,532,684$0$0$1,402,454
77$2,672,940$0$0$1,481,287
78$2,823,782$0$0$1,566,137
79$2,986,173$0$0$1,657,556
80$3,161,170$0$0$1,756,146
81$3,349,935$0$0$1,862,573
82$3,553,744$0$0$1,977,566
83$3,773,997$0$0$2,101,926
84$4,012,237$0$0$2,236,533
85$4,270,155$0$0$2,382,358
86$4,549,614$0$0$2,540,464
87$4,852,661$0$0$2,712,022
88$5,181,546$0$0$2,898,321
89$5,538,747$0$0$3,100,778
90$5,926,985$0$0$3,320,950
91$6,349,257$0$0$3,560,552
92$6,808,859$0$0$3,821,471
93$7,309,418$0$0$4,105,782
94$7,854,924$0$0$4,415,771
95$8,449,770$0$0$4,753,951
96$9,098,791$0$0$5,123,090
97$9,807,306$0$0$5,526,235
98$10,581,174$0$0$5,966,739
99$11,426,843$0$0$6,448,295
100$12,351,411$0$0$6,974,968