Can I retire at age 55 with 966,000?

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 $966,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$79,771$79,061$78,368$77,691$77,030$74,416
2 years$39,491$38,755$38,043$37,351$36,681$34,073
3 years$26,066$25,327$24,616$23,931$23,272$20,753
4 years$19,354$18,618$17,914$17,241$16,598$14,186
5 years$15,329$14,597$13,902$13,243$12,617$10,320
6 years$12,646$11,919$11,235$10,590$9,984$7,802
7 years$10,730$10,010$9,336$8,707$8,119$6,054
8 years$9,294$8,580$7,918$7,304$6,736$4,784
9 years$8,178$7,471$6,820$6,221$5,673$3,833
10 years$7,285$6,585$5,946$5,363$4,833$3,102
11 years$6,555$5,862$5,234$4,667$4,157$2,531
12 years$5,948$5,262$4,645$4,094$3,602$2,078
13 years$5,434$4,755$4,150$3,614$3,141$1,715
14 years$4,994$4,322$3,729$3,208$2,754$1,420
15 years$4,613$3,948$3,367$2,861$2,424$1,181
16 years$4,280$3,623$3,053$2,562$2,143$984
17 years$3,986$3,336$2,778$2,302$1,900$822
18 years$3,725$3,083$2,536$2,075$1,689$688
19 years$3,493$2,857$2,321$1,874$1,506$576
20 years$3,283$2,655$2,130$1,698$1,345$484
21 years$3,094$2,473$1,960$1,541$1,204$406
22 years$2,922$2,308$1,806$1,401$1,079$342
23 years$2,766$2,159$1,668$1,276$968$287
24 years$2,622$2,023$1,542$1,164$870$242
25 years$2,490$1,898$1,428$1,063$783$204
26 years$2,369$1,784$1,325$972$706$172
27 years$2,257$1,679$1,230$889$636$145
28 years$2,153$1,582$1,144$815$574$122
29 years$2,056$1,493$1,064$747$518$103
30 years$1,966$1,410$991$686$468$87
31 years$1,882$1,333$924$630$423$73
32 years$1,804$1,261$862$579$383$62
33 years$1,730$1,194$805$532$347$52
34 years$1,661$1,132$752$490$314$44
35 years$1,596$1,073$703$451$284$37
36 years$1,534$1,019$658$415$258$31
37 years$1,476$968$616$383$233$27
38 years$1,422$920$577$353$212$22
39 years$1,370$874$540$325$192$19
40 years$1,321$832$506$300$174$16
41 years$1,274$792$475$277$158$13
42 years$1,230$754$445$255$143$11
43 years$1,188$719$418$236$130$10
44 years$1,148$685$392$218$118$8
45 years$1,110$653$368$201$107$7
46 years$1,073$623$346$186$97$6
47 years$1,038$595$325$172$88$5
48 years$1,005$568$305$159$80$4
49 years$974$542$287$146$73$3
50 years$943$518$270$135$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $966,000, adding $4,089 every year, while hoping to spend $40,613 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: 52/37/11 Blend
54$966,000$966,000$966,000$966,000
55$1,068,750$1,017,552$1,002,579$1,121,041
56$1,134,550$1,024,200$992,953$1,163,784
57$1,205,701$1,029,813$981,644$1,205,551
58$1,282,706$1,034,296$968,552$1,250,035
59$1,366,116$1,037,551$953,573$1,297,501
60$1,456,541$1,039,472$936,598$1,348,246
61$1,554,648$1,039,946$917,514$1,402,594
62$1,661,172$1,038,854$896,201$1,460,909
63$1,776,922$1,036,068$872,535$1,523,590
64$1,902,788$1,031,455$846,384$1,591,079
65$2,039,747$1,024,871$817,613$1,663,866
66$2,188,877$1,016,165$786,078$1,742,494
67$2,351,362$1,005,177$751,631$1,827,562
68$2,528,505$991,735$714,116$1,919,734
69$2,721,743$975,660$673,368$2,019,743
70$2,932,653$956,760$629,219$2,128,401
71$3,162,975$934,833$581,489$2,246,605
72$3,414,623$909,664$529,993$2,375,349
73$3,689,703$881,026$474,537$2,515,728
74$3,990,535$848,678$414,916$2,668,956
75$4,319,673$812,366$350,919$2,836,374
76$4,679,929$771,822$282,324$3,019,464
77$5,074,400$726,760$208,900$3,219,864
78$5,506,497$676,879$130,406$3,439,385
79$5,979,974$621,861$46,590$3,680,025
80$6,498,968$561,369$0$3,943,995
81$7,068,035$495,047$0$4,238,766
82$7,692,190$422,521$0$4,568,167
83$8,376,961$343,392$0$4,929,738
84$9,128,433$257,240$0$5,326,802
85$9,953,312$163,624$0$5,763,029
86$10,858,983$62,074$0$6,242,470
87$11,853,581$0$0$6,769,595
88$12,946,067$0$0$7,368,840
89$14,146,315$0$0$8,055,062
90$15,465,201$0$0$8,809,219
91$16,914,705$0$0$9,638,175
92$18,508,029$0$0$10,549,492
93$20,259,714$0$0$11,551,503
94$22,185,784$0$0$12,653,387
95$24,303,888$0$0$13,865,257
96$26,633,477$0$0$15,198,257
97$29,195,978$0$0$16,664,663
98$32,014,999$0$0$18,278,002
99$35,116,553$0$0$20,053,178
100$38,529,300$0$0$22,006,614