Can I retire at age 55 with 972,000?

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 $972,000?

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$80,267$79,552$78,854$78,173$77,509$76,319
2 years$39,736$38,996$38,279$37,583$36,909$35,713
3 years$26,228$25,484$24,769$24,080$23,417$22,252
4 years$19,475$18,734$18,025$17,348$16,701$15,576
5 years$15,424$14,687$13,988$13,325$12,696$11,615
6 years$12,724$11,993$11,305$10,656$10,046$9,009
7 years$10,797$10,072$9,394$8,761$8,170$7,178
8 years$9,352$8,634$7,967$7,349$6,778$5,831
9 years$8,229$7,517$6,862$6,260$5,708$4,806
10 years$7,330$6,626$5,983$5,396$4,863$4,005
11 years$6,596$5,899$5,267$4,696$4,183$3,367
12 years$5,985$5,294$4,674$4,119$3,625$2,851
13 years$5,468$4,785$4,176$3,637$3,161$2,427
14 years$5,025$4,349$3,752$3,228$2,771$2,077
15 years$4,641$3,973$3,388$2,879$2,439$1,784
16 years$4,306$3,645$3,072$2,578$2,156$1,537
17 years$4,011$3,357$2,795$2,316$1,912$1,329
18 years$3,749$3,102$2,551$2,087$1,700$1,151
19 years$3,514$2,875$2,336$1,886$1,515$999
20 years$3,304$2,671$2,144$1,708$1,353$869
21 years$3,113$2,488$1,972$1,550$1,211$756
22 years$2,940$2,323$1,817$1,410$1,086$659
23 years$2,783$2,172$1,678$1,284$974$576
24 years$2,638$2,035$1,552$1,171$876$503
25 years$2,506$1,910$1,437$1,069$788$440
26 years$2,384$1,795$1,333$978$710$385
27 years$2,271$1,690$1,238$895$640$337
28 years$2,166$1,592$1,151$820$578$295
29 years$2,069$1,502$1,071$752$521$259
30 years$1,979$1,418$997$690$471$227
31 years$1,894$1,341$930$634$426$199
32 years$1,815$1,269$868$582$385$175
33 years$1,741$1,202$810$536$349$153
34 years$1,671$1,139$757$493$316$135
35 years$1,606$1,080$708$454$286$118
36 years$1,544$1,025$662$418$259$104
37 years$1,485$974$620$385$235$91
38 years$1,430$925$580$355$213$80
39 years$1,378$880$544$327$193$70
40 years$1,329$837$510$302$175$62
41 years$1,282$797$478$278$159$54
42 years$1,237$759$448$257$144$48
43 years$1,195$723$421$237$131$42
44 years$1,155$689$395$219$119$37
45 years$1,116$657$371$202$108$32
46 years$1,080$627$348$187$98$29
47 years$1,045$598$327$173$89$25
48 years$1,012$571$307$159$81$22
49 years$980$545$289$147$73$19
50 years$949$521$272$136$67$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $972,000, adding $3,640 every year, while hoping to spend $55,523 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: 72/23/5 Blend
54$972,000$972,000$972,000$972,000
55$1,074,899$1,023,383$1,008,317$1,151,560
56$1,125,462$1,014,452$983,019$1,193,645
57$1,179,322$1,003,224$955,013$1,232,384
58$1,236,757$989,525$924,150$1,273,220
59$1,298,070$973,175$890,273$1,316,344
60$1,363,594$953,982$853,218$1,361,965
61$1,433,695$931,742$812,815$1,410,314
62$1,508,774$906,239$768,886$1,461,649
63$1,589,269$877,244$721,244$1,516,253
64$1,675,662$844,517$669,693$1,574,441
65$1,768,482$807,802$614,031$1,636,559
66$1,868,310$766,827$554,044$1,702,994
67$1,975,783$721,307$489,510$1,774,169
68$2,091,601$670,939$420,196$1,850,555
69$2,216,533$615,403$345,861$1,932,674
70$2,351,422$554,360$266,250$2,021,099
71$2,497,197$487,454$181,100$2,116,469
72$2,654,878$414,307$90,134$2,219,486
73$2,825,586$334,518$0$2,330,930
74$3,010,554$247,667$0$2,452,032
75$3,211,136$153,309$0$2,588,529
76$3,428,823$50,972$0$2,736,676
77$3,665,254$0$0$2,897,654
78$3,922,231$0$0$3,087,913
79$4,201,739$0$0$3,308,925
80$4,505,958$0$0$3,549,520
81$4,837,291$0$0$3,811,604
82$5,198,379$0$0$4,097,271
83$5,592,130$0$0$4,408,827
84$6,021,744$0$0$4,748,813
85$6,490,744$0$0$5,120,020
86$7,003,008$0$0$5,525,526
87$7,562,805$0$0$5,968,716
88$8,174,834$0$0$6,453,319
89$8,844,269$0$0$6,983,439
90$9,576,808$0$0$7,563,595
91$10,378,724$0$0$8,198,764
92$11,256,926$0$0$8,894,426
93$12,219,021$0$0$9,656,617
94$13,273,388$0$0$10,491,982
95$14,429,252$0$0$11,407,842
96$15,696,777$0$0$12,412,259
97$17,087,155$0$0$13,514,112
98$18,612,715$0$0$14,723,181
99$20,287,037$0$0$16,050,241
100$22,125,077$0$0$17,507,157