Can I retire at age 55 with 928,000?

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 $928,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$76,633$75,951$75,285$74,635$74,000$72,625
2 years$37,937$37,231$36,546$35,882$35,238$33,858
3 years$25,040$24,331$23,648$22,990$22,357$21,014
4 years$18,593$17,886$17,209$16,563$15,945$14,651
5 years$14,726$14,023$13,355$12,722$12,121$10,879
6 years$12,148$11,450$10,793$10,174$9,591$8,402
7 years$10,308$9,616$8,969$8,364$7,800$6,664
8 years$8,929$8,243$7,606$7,017$6,471$5,389
9 years$7,856$7,177$6,551$5,977$5,449$4,420
10 years$6,999$6,326$5,712$5,152$4,643$3,665
11 years$6,298$5,632$5,028$4,484$3,993$3,066
12 years$5,714$5,055$4,463$3,933$3,460$2,582
13 years$5,220$4,568$3,987$3,472$3,018$2,188
14 years$4,797$4,152$3,582$3,082$2,645$1,862
15 years$4,431$3,793$3,234$2,749$2,329$1,590
16 years$4,111$3,480$2,933$2,461$2,058$1,363
17 years$3,829$3,205$2,668$2,211$1,825$1,171
18 years$3,579$2,962$2,436$1,993$1,623$1,008
19 years$3,355$2,745$2,230$1,801$1,446$870
20 years$3,154$2,551$2,047$1,631$1,292$752
21 years$2,972$2,376$1,882$1,480$1,156$651
22 years$2,807$2,218$1,735$1,346$1,036$564
23 years$2,657$2,074$1,602$1,226$930$489
24 years$2,519$1,943$1,482$1,118$836$425
25 years$2,393$1,824$1,372$1,021$752$369
26 years$2,276$1,714$1,273$933$678$321
27 years$2,168$1,613$1,182$854$611$279
28 years$2,068$1,520$1,099$783$551$243
29 years$1,975$1,434$1,022$718$498$212
30 years$1,889$1,354$952$659$450$184
31 years$1,808$1,280$888$605$407$161
32 years$1,733$1,211$828$556$368$140
33 years$1,662$1,147$773$511$333$122
34 years$1,595$1,087$723$471$301$107
35 years$1,533$1,031$676$433$273$93
36 years$1,474$979$632$399$247$81
37 years$1,418$930$592$368$224$71
38 years$1,366$883$554$339$203$62
39 years$1,316$840$519$312$184$54
40 years$1,269$799$486$288$167$47
41 years$1,224$761$456$266$152$41
42 years$1,181$725$428$245$138$36
43 years$1,141$690$402$226$125$31
44 years$1,103$658$377$209$113$27
45 years$1,066$628$354$193$103$24
46 years$1,031$599$332$178$93$21
47 years$998$571$312$165$85$18
48 years$966$545$293$152$77$16
49 years$935$521$276$141$70$14
50 years$906$497$259$130$64$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $928,000, adding $5,995 every year, while hoping to spend $52,031 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: 31/40/29 Blend
54$928,000$928,000$928,000$928,000
55$1,028,840$979,656$965,272$1,051,465
56$1,078,421$972,298$942,248$1,062,166
57$1,131,315$962,837$916,709$1,068,717
58$1,187,806$951,112$888,515$1,074,756
59$1,248,204$936,958$857,522$1,080,274
60$1,312,848$920,197$823,576$1,085,267
61$1,382,112$900,639$786,519$1,089,736
62$1,456,404$878,088$746,185$1,093,688
63$1,536,174$852,330$702,398$1,097,136
64$1,621,913$823,144$654,978$1,100,099
65$1,714,163$790,293$603,735$1,102,607
66$1,813,517$753,527$548,469$1,104,698
67$1,920,627$712,581$488,974$1,106,421
68$2,036,210$667,176$425,033$1,107,840
69$2,161,052$617,016$356,420$1,109,031
70$2,296,017$561,788$282,899$1,110,089
71$2,442,058$501,163$204,223$1,111,124
72$2,600,217$434,789$120,134$1,112,271
73$2,771,645$362,299$30,364$1,113,686
74$2,957,604$283,303$0$1,115,554
75$3,159,483$197,388$0$1,138,337
76$3,378,810$104,120$0$1,173,378
77$3,617,265$3,039$0$1,211,651
78$3,876,699$0$0$1,253,585
79$4,159,144$0$0$1,346,465
80$4,466,840$0$0$1,449,237
81$4,802,251$0$0$1,561,403
82$5,168,086$0$0$1,683,886
83$5,567,331$0$0$1,817,705
84$6,003,270$0$0$1,963,978
85$6,479,520$0$0$2,123,938
86$7,000,060$0$0$2,298,943
87$7,569,273$0$0$2,490,486
88$8,191,985$0$0$2,700,214
89$8,873,509$0$0$2,929,939
90$9,619,696$0$0$3,181,657
91$10,436,988$0$0$3,457,564
92$11,332,480$0$0$3,760,083
93$12,313,987$0$0$4,091,879
94$13,390,113$0$0$4,455,888
95$14,570,338$0$0$4,855,345
96$15,865,100$0$0$5,293,813
97$17,285,899$0$0$5,775,217
98$18,845,399$0$0$6,303,879
99$20,557,553$0$0$6,884,561
100$22,437,730$0$0$7,522,510