Can I retire at age 55 with 958,000?

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 $958,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$79,111$78,406$77,719$77,048$76,392$73,740
2 years$39,164$38,434$37,727$37,042$36,377$33,733
3 years$25,850$25,117$24,412$23,733$23,079$20,526
4 years$19,194$18,464$17,766$17,098$16,460$14,017
5 years$15,202$14,476$13,787$13,133$12,513$10,186
6 years$12,541$11,821$11,142$10,503$9,901$7,693
7 years$10,641$9,927$9,259$8,635$8,052$5,962
8 years$9,217$8,509$7,852$7,244$6,680$4,706
9 years$8,110$7,409$6,763$6,170$5,626$3,765
10 years$7,225$6,531$5,896$5,319$4,793$3,044
11 years$6,501$5,814$5,191$4,629$4,122$2,480
12 years$5,898$5,218$4,607$4,060$3,572$2,033
13 years$5,389$4,716$4,116$3,584$3,115$1,676
14 years$4,952$4,286$3,698$3,182$2,731$1,386
15 years$4,575$3,916$3,339$2,838$2,404$1,151
16 years$4,244$3,593$3,027$2,541$2,125$958
17 years$3,953$3,309$2,755$2,283$1,884$799
18 years$3,695$3,057$2,515$2,057$1,675$667
19 years$3,464$2,833$2,302$1,859$1,493$558
20 years$3,256$2,633$2,113$1,684$1,334$468
21 years$3,068$2,453$1,943$1,528$1,194$392
22 years$2,898$2,289$1,791$1,389$1,070$329
23 years$2,743$2,141$1,654$1,265$960$277
24 years$2,600$2,006$1,529$1,154$863$233
25 years$2,470$1,883$1,417$1,054$777$196
26 years$2,350$1,769$1,314$964$700$165
27 years$2,238$1,665$1,220$882$631$138
28 years$2,135$1,569$1,134$808$569$117
29 years$2,039$1,480$1,055$741$514$98
30 years$1,950$1,398$983$680$464$83
31 years$1,867$1,322$916$625$420$70
32 years$1,789$1,250$855$574$380$59
33 years$1,716$1,184$798$528$344$49
34 years$1,647$1,122$746$486$311$42
35 years$1,582$1,065$697$447$282$35
36 years$1,522$1,010$652$412$255$30
37 years$1,464$960$611$379$231$25
38 years$1,410$912$572$350$210$21
39 years$1,358$867$536$322$190$18
40 years$1,310$825$502$297$173$15
41 years$1,264$785$471$274$157$13
42 years$1,220$748$442$253$142$11
43 years$1,178$713$414$234$129$9
44 years$1,138$679$389$216$117$8
45 years$1,100$648$365$199$106$6
46 years$1,064$618$343$184$96$5
47 years$1,030$590$322$170$88$5
48 years$997$563$303$157$80$4
49 years$965$538$285$145$72$3
50 years$935$514$268$134$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $958,000, adding $4,205 every year, while hoping to spend $31,343 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: 76/18/6 Blend
54$958,000$958,000$958,000$958,000
55$1,060,053$1,009,279$994,430$1,139,670
56$1,134,830$1,025,385$994,395$1,208,665
57$1,216,184$1,041,230$993,308$1,279,817
58$1,304,752$1,056,768$991,101$1,356,888
59$1,401,236$1,071,949$987,703$1,440,450
60$1,506,409$1,086,721$983,037$1,531,136
61$1,621,120$1,101,028$977,026$1,629,642
62$1,746,304$1,114,809$969,588$1,736,736
63$1,882,993$1,128,000$960,634$1,853,263
64$2,032,318$1,140,532$950,075$1,980,153
65$2,195,529$1,152,332$937,817$2,118,431
66$2,373,998$1,163,321$923,759$2,269,229
67$2,569,238$1,173,416$907,797$2,433,790
68$2,782,915$1,182,529$889,824$2,613,485
69$3,016,864$1,190,564$869,724$2,809,827
70$3,273,103$1,197,420$847,378$3,024,480
71$3,553,856$1,202,991$822,663$3,259,280
72$3,861,574$1,207,162$795,446$3,516,247
73$4,198,954$1,209,812$765,593$3,797,611
74$4,568,966$1,210,812$732,960$4,105,826
75$4,974,884$1,210,025$697,397$4,443,599
76$5,420,312$1,207,306$658,750$4,813,911
77$5,909,221$1,202,501$616,854$5,220,049
78$6,445,983$1,195,445$571,540$5,665,634
79$7,035,416$1,185,965$522,630$6,154,657
80$7,682,828$1,173,877$469,938$6,691,517
81$8,394,065$1,158,985$413,269$7,281,061
82$9,175,566$1,141,082$352,420$7,928,632
83$10,034,428$1,119,949$287,181$8,640,118
84$10,978,467$1,095,354$217,329$9,422,009
85$12,016,295$1,067,051$142,633$10,281,455
86$13,157,399$1,034,778$62,853$11,226,340
87$14,412,232$998,260$0$12,265,349
88$15,792,310$957,205$0$13,409,485
89$17,310,322$911,305$0$14,672,258
90$18,980,249$860,232$0$16,061,288
91$20,817,492$803,642$0$17,589,410
92$22,839,024$741,168$0$19,270,769
93$25,063,543$672,424$0$21,120,953
94$27,511,655$597,003$0$23,157,141
95$30,206,059$514,472$0$25,398,266
96$33,171,772$424,376$0$27,865,191
97$36,436,356$326,233$0$30,580,909
98$40,030,181$219,535$0$33,570,761
99$43,986,711$103,744$0$36,862,672
100$48,342,821$0$0$40,487,419