Can I retire at age 55 with 960,000?

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 $960,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$79,276$78,570$77,881$77,208$76,552$73,777
2 years$39,245$38,515$37,806$37,119$36,453$33,688
3 years$25,904$25,170$24,463$23,783$23,127$20,459
4 years$19,234$18,502$17,803$17,134$16,495$13,943
5 years$15,234$14,506$13,816$13,161$12,539$10,111
6 years$12,567$11,845$11,165$10,525$9,922$7,619
7 years$10,664$9,948$9,278$8,653$8,069$5,891
8 years$9,236$8,527$7,869$7,259$6,694$4,639
9 years$8,127$7,424$6,777$6,183$5,637$3,703
10 years$7,240$6,544$5,909$5,330$4,803$2,986
11 years$6,515$5,826$5,202$4,638$4,131$2,427
12 years$5,911$5,229$4,617$4,068$3,580$1,984
13 years$5,400$4,725$4,125$3,592$3,122$1,631
14 years$4,963$4,295$3,706$3,188$2,736$1,345
15 years$4,584$3,924$3,346$2,844$2,409$1,113
16 years$4,253$3,600$3,034$2,546$2,129$924
17 years$3,961$3,316$2,760$2,288$1,888$768
18 years$3,702$3,064$2,520$2,062$1,679$640
19 years$3,471$2,839$2,307$1,863$1,496$534
20 years$3,263$2,639$2,117$1,687$1,337$446
21 years$3,075$2,458$1,947$1,531$1,196$373
22 years$2,904$2,294$1,795$1,392$1,072$312
23 years$2,748$2,146$1,657$1,268$962$261
24 years$2,606$2,010$1,533$1,156$865$219
25 years$2,475$1,887$1,420$1,056$778$184
26 years$2,354$1,773$1,317$966$701$154
27 years$2,243$1,669$1,223$884$632$129
28 years$2,140$1,572$1,136$810$570$108
29 years$2,044$1,483$1,058$743$515$91
30 years$1,954$1,401$985$682$465$76
31 years$1,871$1,324$918$626$421$64
32 years$1,792$1,253$857$575$381$54
33 years$1,719$1,187$800$529$344$45
34 years$1,650$1,125$748$487$312$38
35 years$1,586$1,067$699$448$282$32
36 years$1,525$1,013$654$413$256$27
37 years$1,467$962$612$380$232$22
38 years$1,413$914$573$350$210$19
39 years$1,361$869$537$323$191$16
40 years$1,312$827$503$298$173$13
41 years$1,266$787$472$275$157$11
42 years$1,222$750$443$254$142$9
43 years$1,180$714$415$234$129$8
44 years$1,141$681$390$216$117$7
45 years$1,103$649$366$200$106$6
46 years$1,067$619$344$185$97$5
47 years$1,032$591$323$170$88$4
48 years$999$564$304$158$80$3
49 years$967$539$285$146$72$3
50 years$937$515$268$135$66$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $960,000, adding $2,305 every year, while hoping to spend $22,242 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: 54/26/20 Blend
54$960,000$960,000$960,000$960,000
55$1,060,298$1,009,418$994,538$1,111,664
56$1,144,783$1,035,214$1,004,189$1,172,911
57$1,237,140$1,061,528$1,013,419$1,237,011
58$1,338,148$1,088,364$1,022,189$1,306,308
59$1,448,666$1,115,721$1,030,459$1,381,305
60$1,569,639$1,143,600$1,038,189$1,462,557
61$1,702,108$1,172,001$1,045,333$1,550,672
62$1,847,217$1,200,924$1,051,846$1,646,323
63$2,006,230$1,230,366$1,057,680$1,750,251
64$2,180,536$1,260,324$1,062,782$1,863,271
65$2,371,666$1,290,795$1,067,101$1,986,283
66$2,581,305$1,321,774$1,070,578$2,120,277
67$2,811,311$1,353,254$1,073,155$2,266,343
68$3,063,730$1,385,228$1,074,771$2,425,685
69$3,340,813$1,417,687$1,075,358$2,599,627
70$3,645,043$1,450,621$1,074,850$2,789,629
71$3,979,154$1,484,018$1,073,174$2,997,299
72$4,346,158$1,517,864$1,070,255$3,224,412
73$4,749,371$1,552,144$1,066,014$3,472,920
74$5,192,449$1,586,842$1,060,367$3,744,977
75$5,679,418$1,621,936$1,053,229$4,042,956
76$6,214,714$1,657,407$1,044,508$4,369,472
77$6,803,224$1,693,229$1,034,108$4,727,406
78$7,450,332$1,729,377$1,021,930$5,119,936
79$8,161,971$1,765,821$1,007,870$5,550,561
80$8,944,676$1,802,530$991,817$6,023,140
81$9,805,647$1,839,468$973,657$6,541,925
82$10,752,818$1,876,597$953,270$7,111,601
83$11,794,931$1,913,876$930,530$7,737,333
84$12,941,618$1,951,260$905,307$8,424,814
85$14,203,490$1,988,699$877,462$9,180,317
86$15,592,241$2,026,140$846,851$10,010,756
87$17,120,754$2,063,525$813,325$10,923,751
88$18,803,226$2,100,793$776,727$11,927,701
89$20,655,299$2,137,876$736,891$13,031,862
90$22,694,209$2,174,701$693,646$14,246,436
91$24,938,948$2,211,191$646,812$15,582,667
92$27,410,442$2,247,261$596,203$17,052,945
93$30,131,753$2,282,822$541,621$18,670,930
94$33,128,289$2,317,778$482,863$20,451,671
95$36,428,049$2,352,023$419,713$22,411,760
96$40,061,886$2,385,448$351,949$24,569,480
97$44,063,797$2,417,934$279,338$26,944,980
98$48,471,244$2,449,352$201,635$29,560,470
99$53,325,508$2,479,568$118,588$32,440,425
100$58,672,078$2,508,435$29,929$35,611,820