Can I retire at age 55 with 950,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$75,435
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$35,751
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$22,571
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$16,017
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$12,113
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$9,533
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$7,711
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$6,361
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$5,326
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$4,511
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$3,856
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$3,321
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$2,878
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$2,507
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$2,193
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$1,925
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$1,695
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$1,497
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$1,325
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$1,175
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$1,044
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$929
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$828
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$738
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$659
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$589
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$527
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$472
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$423
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$379
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$340
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$305
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$274
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$246
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$221
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$198
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$178
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$160
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$144
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$130
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$117
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$105
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$94
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$85
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$76
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$69
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$62
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$56
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$50
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$45

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $950,000, adding $3,102 every year, while hoping to spend $47,163 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: 48/38/14 Blend
54$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
55$1,050,100$999,750$985,025$1,096,273
56$1,107,029$998,556$967,842$1,127,282
57$1,168,184$995,724$948,503$1,155,818
58$1,233,946$991,122$926,885$1,185,759
59$1,304,735$984,613$902,862$1,217,254
60$1,381,009$976,050$876,299$1,250,469
61$1,463,273$965,278$847,057$1,285,588
62$1,552,083$952,132$814,989$1,322,818
63$1,648,047$936,439$779,942$1,362,390
64$1,751,836$918,012$741,758$1,404,562
65$1,864,185$896,656$700,269$1,449,621
66$1,985,904$872,165$655,300$1,497,887
67$2,117,883$844,318$606,670$1,549,717
68$2,261,100$812,883$554,187$1,605,510
69$2,416,633$777,614$497,652$1,665,707
70$2,585,664$738,251$436,858$1,730,802
71$2,769,495$694,520$371,586$1,801,341
72$2,969,561$646,128$301,612$1,877,936
73$3,187,437$592,769$226,697$1,961,262
74$3,424,859$534,118$146,594$2,052,072
75$3,683,734$469,830$61,045$2,151,202
76$3,966,166$399,542$0$2,259,580
77$4,274,467$322,871$0$2,382,755
78$4,611,182$239,412$0$2,527,375
79$4,979,115$148,735$0$2,685,625
80$5,381,351$50,390$0$2,858,956
81$5,821,288$0$0$3,048,974
82$6,302,666$0$0$3,280,917
83$6,829,605$0$0$3,557,978
84$7,406,639$0$0$3,861,486
85$8,038,763$0$0$4,194,080
86$8,731,479$0$0$4,558,669
87$9,490,844$0$0$4,958,455
88$10,323,530$0$0$5,396,965
89$11,236,885$0$0$5,878,085
90$12,239,004$0$0$6,406,093
91$13,338,802$0$0$6,985,705
92$14,546,098$0$0$7,622,112
93$15,871,711$0$0$8,321,034
94$17,327,557$0$0$9,088,773
95$18,926,763$0$0$9,932,269
96$20,683,789$0$0$10,859,170
97$22,614,566$0$0$11,877,899
98$24,736,645$0$0$12,997,738
99$27,069,361$0$0$14,228,913
100$29,634,015$0$0$15,582,687