Can I retire at age 55 with 963,000?

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 $963,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$79,524$78,815$78,124$77,450$76,791$76,403
2 years$39,368$38,635$37,924$37,235$36,567$36,176
3 years$25,985$25,248$24,540$23,857$23,200$22,817
4 years$19,294$18,560$17,859$17,188$16,546$16,175
5 years$15,281$14,551$13,859$13,202$12,578$12,219
6 years$12,607$11,882$11,200$10,558$9,953$9,607
7 years$10,697$9,979$9,307$8,680$8,094$7,762
8 years$9,265$8,554$7,893$7,281$6,715$6,396
9 years$8,152$7,447$6,799$6,202$5,655$5,349
10 years$7,263$6,565$5,927$5,346$4,818$4,525
11 years$6,535$5,844$5,218$4,653$4,144$3,864
12 years$5,929$5,245$4,631$4,081$3,591$3,323
13 years$5,417$4,740$4,137$3,603$3,131$2,876
14 years$4,978$4,309$3,718$3,198$2,745$2,502
15 years$4,598$3,936$3,356$2,852$2,417$2,185
16 years$4,266$3,611$3,043$2,554$2,136$1,916
17 years$3,974$3,326$2,769$2,295$1,894$1,685
18 years$3,714$3,073$2,528$2,068$1,684$1,486
19 years$3,482$2,848$2,314$1,869$1,501$1,313
20 years$3,273$2,647$2,124$1,692$1,341$1,163
21 years$3,084$2,465$1,953$1,536$1,200$1,032
22 years$2,913$2,301$1,800$1,397$1,075$917
23 years$2,757$2,152$1,662$1,272$965$816
24 years$2,614$2,017$1,537$1,160$868$726
25 years$2,483$1,893$1,424$1,059$781$648
26 years$2,362$1,779$1,321$969$703$578
27 years$2,250$1,674$1,226$887$634$516
28 years$2,146$1,577$1,140$812$572$462
29 years$2,050$1,488$1,061$745$517$413
30 years$1,960$1,405$988$684$467$369
31 years$1,876$1,328$921$628$422$331
32 years$1,798$1,257$860$577$382$296
33 years$1,725$1,190$803$531$346$266
34 years$1,656$1,128$750$488$313$238
35 years$1,591$1,070$701$449$283$213
36 years$1,529$1,016$656$414$257$191
37 years$1,472$965$614$381$233$172
38 years$1,417$917$575$352$211$154
39 years$1,366$872$539$324$191$138
40 years$1,317$829$505$299$174$124
41 years$1,270$790$473$276$157$112
42 years$1,226$752$444$255$143$100
43 years$1,184$716$417$235$130$90
44 years$1,144$683$391$217$118$81
45 years$1,106$651$367$200$107$73
46 years$1,070$621$345$185$97$65
47 years$1,035$593$324$171$88$59
48 years$1,002$566$305$158$80$53
49 years$971$540$286$146$73$47
50 years$940$516$269$135$66$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $963,000, adding $6,730 every year, while hoping to spend $39,629 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: 64/7/29 Blend
54$963,000$963,000$963,000$963,000
55$1,068,168$1,017,129$1,002,202$1,127,876
56$1,134,956$1,024,803$993,611$1,176,820
57$1,207,229$1,031,526$983,404$1,225,331
58$1,285,503$1,037,207$971,485$1,277,488
59$1,370,348$1,041,754$957,753$1,333,657
60$1,462,389$1,045,066$942,104$1,394,239
61$1,562,315$1,047,036$924,427$1,459,679
62$1,670,882$1,047,552$904,606$1,530,469
63$1,788,924$1,046,494$882,522$1,607,150
64$1,917,355$1,043,733$858,048$1,690,322
65$2,057,185$1,039,135$831,052$1,780,645
66$2,209,521$1,032,556$801,395$1,878,851
67$2,375,584$1,023,843$768,934$1,985,745
68$2,556,717$1,012,836$733,517$2,102,218
69$2,754,399$999,361$694,986$2,229,252
70$2,970,257$983,239$653,178$2,367,934
71$3,206,082$964,276$607,918$2,519,460
72$3,463,846$942,270$559,027$2,685,152
73$3,745,720$917,003$506,316$2,866,470
74$4,054,095$888,248$449,589$3,065,024
75$4,391,604$855,763$388,641$3,282,592
76$4,761,144$819,291$323,257$3,521,134
77$5,165,907$778,563$253,213$3,782,815
78$5,609,408$733,292$178,275$4,070,023
79$6,095,519$683,175$98,198$4,385,393
80$6,628,503$627,891$12,729$4,731,833
81$7,213,056$567,103$0$5,112,549
82$7,854,348$500,452$0$5,555,364
83$8,558,078$427,560$0$6,045,680
84$9,330,519$348,028$0$6,583,949
85$10,178,585$261,434$0$7,175,013
86$11,109,888$167,332$0$7,824,210
87$12,132,816$65,251$0$8,537,420
88$13,256,609$0$0$9,321,122
89$14,491,446$0$0$10,185,945
90$15,848,540$0$0$11,141,987
91$17,340,245$0$0$12,192,933
92$18,980,172$0$0$13,348,382
93$20,783,314$0$0$14,618,906
94$22,766,192$0$0$16,016,158
95$24,947,008$0$0$17,552,972
96$27,345,815$0$0$19,243,490
97$29,984,709$0$0$21,103,295
98$32,888,032$0$0$23,149,555
99$36,082,608$0$0$25,401,186
100$39,597,991$0$0$27,879,029