Can I retire at age 55 with 951,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $951,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$78,533$77,833$77,151$76,485$75,834$74,732
2 years$38,878$38,154$37,452$36,771$36,111$35,003
3 years$25,661$24,934$24,234$23,560$22,911$21,831
4 years$19,054$18,329$17,636$16,974$16,340$15,297
5 years$15,091$14,370$13,686$13,037$12,421$11,418
6 years$12,449$11,734$11,061$10,426$9,829$8,867
7 years$10,564$9,854$9,191$8,572$7,993$7,073
8 years$9,150$8,447$7,795$7,191$6,631$5,752
9 years$8,051$7,355$6,714$6,125$5,584$4,746
10 years$7,172$6,483$5,853$5,280$4,758$3,960
11 years$6,454$5,771$5,153$4,595$4,092$3,333
12 years$5,855$5,180$4,573$4,030$3,546$2,826
13 years$5,350$4,681$4,086$3,558$3,092$2,409
14 years$4,916$4,255$3,671$3,159$2,711$2,064
15 years$4,541$3,887$3,315$2,817$2,387$1,775
16 years$4,213$3,566$3,005$2,522$2,109$1,532
17 years$3,924$3,284$2,735$2,266$1,870$1,326
18 years$3,668$3,035$2,496$2,042$1,663$1,150
19 years$3,438$2,813$2,285$1,845$1,482$1,000
20 years$3,232$2,614$2,097$1,671$1,324$871
21 years$3,046$2,435$1,929$1,517$1,185$759
22 years$2,877$2,273$1,778$1,379$1,062$663
23 years$2,723$2,126$1,642$1,256$953$580
24 years$2,581$1,992$1,518$1,146$857$507
25 years$2,452$1,869$1,406$1,046$771$444
26 years$2,332$1,756$1,304$957$695$389
27 years$2,222$1,653$1,211$876$626$342
28 years$2,120$1,558$1,126$802$565$300
29 years$2,024$1,469$1,048$736$510$263
30 years$1,936$1,388$976$675$461$231
31 years$1,853$1,312$910$620$417$203
32 years$1,776$1,241$849$570$377$178
33 years$1,703$1,176$793$524$341$157
34 years$1,635$1,114$741$482$309$138
35 years$1,571$1,057$692$444$280$121
36 years$1,510$1,003$648$409$254$107
37 years$1,453$953$606$377$230$94
38 years$1,399$905$568$347$208$83
39 years$1,348$861$532$320$189$73
40 years$1,300$819$499$295$171$64
41 years$1,254$780$467$272$155$56
42 years$1,211$743$438$251$141$50
43 years$1,169$707$411$232$128$44
44 years$1,130$674$386$214$116$39
45 years$1,092$643$363$198$105$34
46 years$1,057$613$341$183$96$30
47 years$1,022$585$320$169$87$26
48 years$990$559$301$156$79$23
49 years$958$534$283$144$72$20
50 years$929$510$266$133$65$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $951,000, adding $6,850 every year, while hoping to spend $23,440 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: 79/15/6 Blend
54$951,000$951,000$951,000$951,000
55$1,055,068$1,004,665$989,924$1,137,355
56$1,137,745$1,028,953$998,147$1,216,542
57$1,228,069$1,053,646$1,005,859$1,299,611
58$1,326,796$1,078,739$1,013,019$1,390,026
59$1,434,758$1,104,226$1,019,584$1,488,507
60$1,552,869$1,130,099$1,025,506$1,595,849
61$1,682,138$1,156,350$1,030,737$1,712,923
62$1,823,675$1,182,970$1,035,226$1,840,692
63$1,978,703$1,209,949$1,038,919$1,980,215
64$2,148,568$1,237,273$1,041,759$2,132,659
65$2,334,752$1,264,930$1,043,688$2,299,309
66$2,538,888$1,292,903$1,044,643$2,481,580
67$2,762,774$1,321,175$1,044,559$2,681,031
68$3,008,392$1,349,728$1,043,367$2,899,380
69$3,277,924$1,378,540$1,040,995$3,138,517
70$3,573,772$1,407,588$1,037,368$3,400,528
71$3,898,583$1,436,846$1,032,406$3,687,708
72$4,255,274$1,466,288$1,026,028$4,002,585
73$4,647,058$1,495,881$1,018,145$4,347,948
74$5,077,472$1,525,594$1,008,668$4,726,866
75$5,550,416$1,555,390$997,500$5,142,720
76$6,070,184$1,585,229$984,541$5,599,239
77$6,641,507$1,615,070$969,688$6,100,527
78$7,269,599$1,644,866$952,830$6,651,110
79$7,960,201$1,674,568$933,853$7,255,971
80$8,719,642$1,704,122$912,638$7,920,604
81$9,554,892$1,733,470$889,057$8,651,060
82$10,473,631$1,762,551$862,981$9,454,009
83$11,484,323$1,791,297$834,272$10,336,798
84$12,596,290$1,819,636$802,787$11,307,524
85$13,819,805$1,847,493$768,374$12,375,110
86$15,166,188$1,874,782$730,877$13,549,386
87$16,647,910$1,901,417$690,132$14,841,187
88$18,278,713$1,927,303$645,968$16,262,451
89$20,073,738$1,952,337$598,204$17,826,332
90$22,049,670$1,976,412$546,654$19,547,327
91$24,224,891$1,999,412$491,123$21,441,409
92$26,619,659$2,021,212$431,405$23,526,183
93$29,256,294$2,041,682$367,286$25,821,045
94$32,159,391$2,060,679$298,545$28,347,373
95$35,356,051$2,078,054$224,949$31,128,721
96$38,876,137$2,093,647$146,253$34,191,048
97$42,752,555$2,107,288$62,205$37,562,959
98$47,021,566$2,118,796$0$41,275,977
99$51,723,127$2,127,977$0$45,366,600
100$56,901,265$2,134,627$0$49,875,713