Can I retire at age 55 with 976,000?

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 $976,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$80,597$79,879$79,179$78,495$77,828$76,381
2 years$39,900$39,156$38,436$37,738$37,061$35,609
3 years$26,336$25,589$24,871$24,179$23,513$22,101
4 years$19,555$18,811$18,100$17,420$16,770$15,408
5 years$15,487$14,748$14,046$13,380$12,748$11,441
6 years$12,777$12,043$11,351$10,700$10,087$8,836
7 years$10,841$10,113$9,433$8,797$8,203$7,009
8 years$9,390$8,669$8,000$7,380$6,806$5,667
9 years$8,262$7,548$6,890$6,286$5,731$4,648
10 years$7,361$6,653$6,007$5,418$4,883$3,855
11 years$6,623$5,923$5,289$4,716$4,200$3,225
12 years$6,009$5,316$4,693$4,136$3,639$2,716
13 years$5,490$4,804$4,193$3,652$3,174$2,301
14 years$5,046$4,367$3,768$3,242$2,782$1,958
15 years$4,661$3,989$3,402$2,891$2,450$1,672
16 years$4,324$3,660$3,084$2,589$2,165$1,433
17 years$4,027$3,371$2,806$2,326$1,920$1,232
18 years$3,764$3,115$2,562$2,096$1,707$1,061
19 years$3,529$2,887$2,345$1,894$1,521$915
20 years$3,317$2,682$2,152$1,715$1,359$791
21 years$3,126$2,499$1,980$1,557$1,216$685
22 years$2,952$2,332$1,825$1,415$1,090$593
23 years$2,794$2,181$1,685$1,289$978$515
24 years$2,649$2,044$1,558$1,176$879$447
25 years$2,516$1,918$1,443$1,074$791$388
26 years$2,394$1,803$1,338$982$713$338
27 years$2,280$1,697$1,243$899$643$294
28 years$2,175$1,599$1,155$823$580$256
29 years$2,078$1,508$1,075$755$524$223
30 years$1,987$1,424$1,002$693$473$194
31 years$1,902$1,346$934$636$428$169
32 years$1,822$1,274$871$585$387$147
33 years$1,748$1,206$813$538$350$128
34 years$1,678$1,143$760$495$317$112
35 years$1,612$1,085$711$456$287$98
36 years$1,550$1,029$665$420$260$85
37 years$1,492$978$622$387$236$74
38 years$1,436$929$583$356$214$65
39 years$1,384$884$546$329$194$57
40 years$1,334$841$512$303$176$49
41 years$1,287$800$480$280$160$43
42 years$1,243$762$450$258$145$38
43 years$1,200$726$422$238$131$33
44 years$1,160$692$396$220$119$29
45 years$1,121$660$372$203$108$25
46 years$1,084$630$350$188$98$22
47 years$1,049$601$328$173$89$19
48 years$1,016$574$309$160$81$17
49 years$984$548$290$148$74$15
50 years$953$523$273$137$67$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $976,000, adding $4,955 every year, while hoping to spend $44,596 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: 63/11/26 Blend
54$976,000$976,000$976,000$976,000
55$1,080,663$1,028,935$1,013,807$1,141,010
56$1,143,441$1,031,903$1,000,320$1,185,431
57$1,211,127$1,033,522$984,886$1,228,579
58$1,284,176$1,033,678$967,394$1,274,733
59$1,363,086$1,032,252$947,725$1,324,191
60$1,448,403$1,029,115$925,757$1,377,287
61$1,540,732$1,024,133$901,360$1,434,389
62$1,640,732$1,017,161$874,401$1,495,904
63$1,749,132$1,008,047$844,739$1,562,280
64$1,866,731$996,630$812,226$1,634,016
65$1,994,410$982,737$776,708$1,711,662
66$2,133,137$966,188$738,025$1,795,825
67$2,283,975$946,790$696,007$1,887,177
68$2,448,097$924,338$650,479$1,986,460
69$2,626,790$898,619$601,258$2,094,496
70$2,821,474$869,402$548,151$2,212,190
71$3,033,707$836,446$490,957$2,340,545
72$3,265,209$799,495$429,467$2,480,667
73$3,517,868$758,278$363,463$2,633,779
74$3,793,767$712,510$292,715$2,801,230
75$4,095,195$661,887$216,985$2,984,514
76$4,424,674$606,088$136,023$3,185,275
77$4,784,981$544,777$49,570$3,405,334
78$5,179,173$477,594$0$3,646,699
79$5,610,615$404,163$0$3,923,429
80$6,083,013$324,083$0$4,241,576
81$6,600,450$236,932$0$4,590,156
82$7,167,420$142,266$0$4,972,240
83$7,788,874$39,614$0$5,391,208
84$8,470,262$0$0$5,850,787
85$9,217,590$0$0$6,363,743
86$10,037,472$0$0$6,931,831
87$10,937,192$0$0$7,555,312
88$11,924,774$0$0$8,239,755
89$13,009,056$0$0$8,991,296
90$14,199,777$0$0$9,816,694
91$15,507,660$0$0$10,723,393
92$16,944,522$0$0$11,719,596
93$18,523,378$0$0$12,814,337
94$20,258,570$0$0$14,017,572
95$22,165,894$0$0$15,340,265
96$24,262,754$0$0$16,794,500
97$26,568,327$0$0$18,393,587
98$29,103,738$0$0$20,152,191
99$31,892,261$0$0$22,086,471
100$34,959,543$0$0$24,214,227