Can I retire at age 55 with 961,000?

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 $961,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$79,358$78,652$77,962$77,289$76,631$75,455
2 years$39,286$38,555$37,846$37,158$36,491$35,309
3 years$25,931$25,196$24,489$23,808$23,152$22,000
4 years$19,254$18,522$17,821$17,152$16,512$15,400
5 years$15,249$14,521$13,830$13,174$12,552$11,483
6 years$12,580$11,858$11,177$10,536$9,932$8,907
7 years$10,675$9,958$9,288$8,662$8,077$7,097
8 years$9,246$8,536$7,877$7,266$6,701$5,765
9 years$8,135$7,432$6,784$6,189$5,643$4,751
10 years$7,248$6,551$5,915$5,335$4,808$3,959
11 years$6,522$5,832$5,207$4,643$4,135$3,329
12 years$5,917$5,234$4,621$4,073$3,584$2,818
13 years$5,406$4,730$4,129$3,596$3,125$2,400
14 years$4,968$4,300$3,710$3,192$2,739$2,053
15 years$4,589$3,928$3,349$2,847$2,412$1,764
16 years$4,258$3,604$3,037$2,549$2,132$1,520
17 years$3,966$3,319$2,763$2,290$1,890$1,314
18 years$3,706$3,067$2,523$2,064$1,681$1,138
19 years$3,474$2,842$2,309$1,865$1,498$988
20 years$3,266$2,641$2,119$1,689$1,338$859
21 years$3,078$2,460$1,949$1,533$1,197$748
22 years$2,907$2,297$1,797$1,394$1,073$652
23 years$2,751$2,148$1,659$1,269$963$569
24 years$2,609$2,012$1,534$1,158$866$497
25 years$2,478$1,889$1,421$1,057$779$435
26 years$2,357$1,775$1,318$967$702$380
27 years$2,245$1,670$1,224$885$633$333
28 years$2,142$1,574$1,138$811$571$292
29 years$2,046$1,485$1,059$743$516$256
30 years$1,956$1,402$986$682$466$224
31 years$1,873$1,326$919$627$421$197
32 years$1,794$1,254$858$576$381$173
33 years$1,721$1,188$801$530$345$152
34 years$1,652$1,126$748$487$312$133
35 years$1,587$1,068$700$449$283$117
36 years$1,526$1,014$654$413$256$103
37 years$1,469$963$613$381$232$90
38 years$1,414$915$574$351$211$79
39 years$1,363$870$537$323$191$70
40 years$1,314$828$504$298$173$61
41 years$1,268$788$472$275$157$54
42 years$1,223$750$443$254$143$47
43 years$1,182$715$416$235$129$42
44 years$1,142$681$390$217$117$37
45 years$1,104$650$366$200$107$32
46 years$1,068$620$344$185$97$28
47 years$1,033$592$323$171$88$25
48 years$1,000$565$304$158$80$22
49 years$968$539$286$146$72$19
50 years$938$515$269$135$66$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $961,000, adding $3,170 every year, while hoping to spend $43,136 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: 66/25/9 Blend
54$961,000$961,000$961,000$961,000
55$1,062,292$1,011,359$996,463$1,130,271
56$1,124,749$1,015,019$983,949$1,179,554
57$1,192,132$1,017,413$969,569$1,227,972
58$1,264,896$1,018,433$953,216$1,279,764
59$1,343,543$1,017,964$934,777$1,335,255
60$1,428,626$1,015,886$914,134$1,394,804
61$1,520,751$1,012,070$891,162$1,458,806
62$1,620,585$1,006,378$865,733$1,527,698
63$1,728,860$998,666$837,710$1,601,963
64$1,846,382$988,779$806,952$1,682,135
65$1,974,039$976,556$773,311$1,768,800
66$2,112,806$961,822$736,632$1,862,611
67$2,263,756$944,395$696,753$1,964,282
68$2,428,069$924,080$653,504$2,074,608
69$2,607,045$900,672$606,709$2,194,463
70$2,802,112$873,954$556,183$2,324,811
71$3,014,844$843,694$501,732$2,466,720
72$3,246,973$809,650$443,154$2,621,365
73$3,500,405$771,563$380,240$2,790,047
74$3,777,237$729,161$312,769$2,974,199
75$4,079,779$682,154$240,511$3,175,404
76$4,410,575$630,237$163,226$3,395,409
77$4,772,423$573,089$80,664$3,636,144
78$5,168,407$510,367$0$3,899,736
79$5,601,921$441,711$0$4,189,251
80$6,076,703$366,741$0$4,514,877
81$6,596,869$285,054$0$4,871,751
82$7,166,953$196,225$0$5,263,056
83$7,791,948$99,805$0$5,692,307
84$8,477,352$0$0$6,163,380
85$9,229,222$0$0$6,681,834
86$10,054,228$0$0$7,280,909
87$10,959,720$0$0$7,938,491
88$11,953,791$0$0$8,660,468
89$13,045,356$0$0$9,453,321
90$14,244,238$0$0$10,324,195
91$15,561,256$0$0$11,280,957
92$17,008,329$0$0$12,332,275
93$18,598,588$0$0$13,487,698
94$20,346,499$0$0$14,757,747
95$22,267,998$0$0$16,154,011
96$24,380,645$0$0$17,689,259
97$26,703,783$0$0$19,377,561
98$29,258,724$0$0$21,234,415
99$32,068,951$0$0$23,276,899
100$35,160,336$0$0$25,523,829