Can I retire at age 55 with 903,000?

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 $903,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$74,569$73,905$73,257$72,624$72,006$71,344
2 years$36,915$36,228$35,561$34,915$34,289$33,621
3 years$24,366$23,675$23,011$22,371$21,754$21,102
4 years$18,092$17,404$16,746$16,117$15,515$14,884
5 years$14,329$13,645$12,995$12,379$11,794$11,186
6 years$11,821$11,142$10,502$9,900$9,333$8,747
7 years$10,030$9,357$8,727$8,139$7,590$7,028
8 years$8,688$8,021$7,402$6,828$6,297$5,758
9 years$7,644$6,983$6,375$5,816$5,303$4,788
10 years$6,810$6,156$5,558$5,013$4,518$4,026
11 years$6,128$5,480$4,893$4,363$3,886$3,417
12 years$5,560$4,919$4,342$3,827$3,367$2,920
13 years$5,080$4,445$3,880$3,379$2,936$2,511
14 years$4,668$4,040$3,486$2,999$2,574$2,170
15 years$4,312$3,691$3,147$2,675$2,266$1,883
16 years$4,001$3,386$2,854$2,395$2,003$1,640
17 years$3,726$3,119$2,597$2,152$1,776$1,432
18 years$3,483$2,882$2,370$1,939$1,579$1,254
19 years$3,265$2,671$2,170$1,752$1,408$1,100
20 years$3,069$2,482$1,991$1,587$1,257$967
21 years$2,892$2,312$1,832$1,440$1,125$852
22 years$2,732$2,158$1,688$1,310$1,008$751
23 years$2,585$2,018$1,559$1,193$905$663
24 years$2,451$1,891$1,442$1,088$814$586
25 years$2,328$1,775$1,335$993$732$519
26 years$2,215$1,668$1,238$908$660$459
27 years$2,110$1,570$1,150$831$595$407
28 years$2,013$1,479$1,069$762$537$361
29 years$1,922$1,395$995$699$484$320
30 years$1,838$1,318$927$641$438$284
31 years$1,760$1,246$864$589$396$253
32 years$1,686$1,179$806$541$358$224
33 years$1,617$1,116$753$498$324$199
34 years$1,552$1,058$703$458$293$177
35 years$1,492$1,003$657$421$266$158
36 years$1,434$952$615$388$241$140
37 years$1,380$905$576$358$218$125
38 years$1,329$860$539$330$198$111
39 years$1,280$817$505$304$179$99
40 years$1,235$778$473$280$163$88
41 years$1,191$740$444$259$148$78
42 years$1,150$705$416$239$134$70
43 years$1,110$672$391$220$122$62
44 years$1,073$640$367$203$110$55
45 years$1,037$611$344$188$100$49
46 years$1,003$583$323$174$91$44
47 years$971$556$304$160$83$39
48 years$940$531$286$148$75$35
49 years$910$507$268$137$68$31
50 years$882$484$252$127$62$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $903,000, adding $6,980 every year, while hoping to spend $26,236 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: 41/45/14 Blend
54$903,000$903,000$903,000$903,000
55$1,002,306$954,447$940,450$1,038,989
56$1,076,626$973,300$944,041$1,084,395
57$1,157,648$992,197$946,872$1,130,392
58$1,246,027$1,011,114$948,891$1,179,607
59$1,342,485$1,030,022$950,042$1,232,345
60$1,447,816$1,048,891$950,266$1,288,942
61$1,562,896$1,067,689$949,503$1,349,769
62$1,688,687$1,086,382$947,687$1,415,235
63$1,826,250$1,104,931$944,751$1,485,793
64$1,976,752$1,123,297$940,624$1,561,940
65$2,141,478$1,141,435$935,233$1,644,226
66$2,321,843$1,159,301$928,498$1,733,257
67$2,519,407$1,176,842$920,338$1,829,702
68$2,735,885$1,194,006$910,668$1,934,300
69$2,973,168$1,210,736$899,399$2,047,863
70$3,233,339$1,226,969$886,436$2,171,291
71$3,518,689$1,242,640$871,681$2,305,573
72$3,831,745$1,257,679$855,032$2,451,804
73$4,175,288$1,272,010$836,381$2,611,190
74$4,552,383$1,285,554$815,615$2,785,060
75$4,966,405$1,298,225$792,617$2,974,882
76$5,421,072$1,309,932$767,263$3,182,276
77$5,920,479$1,320,577$739,425$3,409,028
78$6,469,140$1,330,057$708,968$3,657,108
79$7,072,025$1,338,263$675,750$3,928,689
80$7,734,609$1,345,075$639,626$4,226,170
81$8,462,926$1,350,371$600,440$4,552,195
82$9,263,622$1,354,016$558,032$4,909,682
83$10,144,020$1,355,871$512,235$5,301,847
84$11,112,187$1,355,786$462,871$5,732,240
85$12,177,011$1,353,600$409,758$6,204,776
86$13,348,286$1,349,146$352,705$6,723,772
87$14,636,801$1,342,244$291,510$7,293,990
88$16,054,444$1,332,705$225,966$7,920,681
89$17,614,316$1,320,325$155,854$8,609,636
90$19,330,847$1,304,892$80,946$9,367,243
91$21,219,940$1,286,179$1,005$10,200,546
92$23,299,117$1,263,945$0$11,117,312
93$25,587,685$1,237,936$0$12,138,700
94$28,106,917$1,207,882$0$13,262,542
95$30,880,252$1,173,498$0$14,499,142
96$33,933,521$1,134,482$0$15,860,028
97$37,295,182$1,090,514$0$17,357,907
98$40,996,597$1,041,256$0$19,006,789
99$45,072,321$986,349$0$20,822,118
100$49,560,433$925,415$0$22,820,918