Can I retire at age 55 with 995,000?

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 $995,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$82,166$81,434$80,720$80,023$79,343$76,376
2 years$40,676$39,919$39,185$38,473$37,782$34,827
3 years$26,848$26,087$25,355$24,650$23,971$21,120
4 years$19,935$19,177$18,452$17,759$17,096$14,372
5 years$15,789$15,035$14,319$13,640$12,996$10,406
6 years$13,025$12,277$11,572$10,908$10,283$7,828
7 years$11,052$10,310$9,617$8,968$8,363$6,043
8 years$9,573$8,838$8,156$7,523$6,938$4,750
9 years$8,423$7,695$7,024$6,408$5,843$3,784
10 years$7,504$6,783$6,124$5,524$4,978$3,046
11 years$6,752$6,038$5,392$4,808$4,282$2,470
12 years$6,126$5,420$4,785$4,217$3,710$2,016
13 years$5,597$4,898$4,275$3,723$3,235$1,653
14 years$5,144$4,452$3,841$3,305$2,836$1,361
15 years$4,751$4,067$3,468$2,947$2,497$1,124
16 years$4,408$3,731$3,144$2,639$2,207$931
17 years$4,106$3,436$2,861$2,371$1,957$772
18 years$3,837$3,175$2,612$2,137$1,740$642
19 years$3,597$2,943$2,391$1,931$1,551$534
20 years$3,382$2,735$2,194$1,749$1,385$445
21 years$3,187$2,547$2,018$1,587$1,240$371
22 years$3,010$2,378$1,860$1,443$1,111$310
23 years$2,849$2,224$1,718$1,314$997$259
24 years$2,701$2,084$1,588$1,199$897$217
25 years$2,565$1,955$1,471$1,095$807$181
26 years$2,440$1,838$1,365$1,001$727$151
27 years$2,325$1,730$1,267$916$655$127
28 years$2,218$1,630$1,178$839$591$106
29 years$2,118$1,537$1,096$770$534$89
30 years$2,025$1,452$1,021$706$482$74
31 years$1,939$1,373$952$649$436$62
32 years$1,858$1,299$888$596$394$52
33 years$1,782$1,230$829$548$357$44
34 years$1,711$1,166$775$504$323$37
35 years$1,644$1,106$724$464$293$31
36 years$1,580$1,049$678$428$265$26
37 years$1,521$997$634$394$240$22
38 years$1,464$947$594$363$218$18
39 years$1,411$901$556$335$198$15
40 years$1,360$857$522$309$179$13
41 years$1,312$816$489$285$163$11
42 years$1,267$777$459$263$148$9
43 years$1,223$740$430$243$134$7
44 years$1,182$706$404$224$122$6
45 years$1,143$673$379$207$110$5
46 years$1,105$642$356$191$100$4
47 years$1,070$613$335$177$91$4
48 years$1,035$585$315$163$83$3
49 years$1,003$558$296$151$75$3
50 years$971$533$278$139$68$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $995,000, adding $5,482 every year, while hoping to spend $34,311 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: 48/24/28 Blend
54$995,000$995,000$995,000$995,000
55$1,102,145$1,049,410$1,033,987$1,146,009
56$1,178,057$1,064,324$1,032,119$1,192,333
57$1,260,562$1,078,819$1,029,039$1,238,813
58$1,350,297$1,092,839$1,024,669$1,288,627
59$1,447,960$1,106,322$1,018,929$1,342,107
60$1,554,324$1,119,203$1,011,734$1,399,619
61$1,670,235$1,131,414$1,002,997$1,461,568
62$1,796,626$1,142,880$992,624$1,528,403
63$1,934,523$1,153,523$980,519$1,600,618
64$2,085,057$1,163,258$966,579$1,678,762
65$2,249,473$1,171,997$950,699$1,763,439
66$2,429,138$1,179,644$932,766$1,855,317
67$2,625,561$1,186,097$912,665$1,955,135
68$2,840,401$1,191,249$890,272$2,063,707
69$3,075,487$1,194,985$865,461$2,181,936
70$3,332,830$1,197,183$838,098$2,310,816
71$3,614,648$1,197,714$808,043$2,451,447
72$3,923,379$1,196,440$775,150$2,605,043
73$4,261,713$1,193,214$739,266$2,772,944
74$4,632,608$1,187,882$700,232$2,956,631
75$5,039,324$1,180,279$657,881$3,157,739
76$5,485,453$1,170,230$612,037$3,378,072
77$5,974,949$1,157,551$562,520$3,619,624
78$6,512,167$1,142,044$509,138$3,884,595
79$7,101,907$1,123,503$451,693$4,175,411
80$7,749,454$1,101,707$389,977$4,494,755
81$8,460,629$1,076,421$323,772$4,845,584
82$9,241,847$1,047,400$252,853$5,231,163
83$10,100,174$1,014,381$176,982$5,655,096
84$11,043,394$977,088$95,912$6,121,359
85$12,080,081$935,227$9,387$6,634,339
86$13,219,684$888,487$0$7,198,879
87$14,472,611$836,542$0$7,845,103
88$15,850,328$779,044$0$8,558,725
89$17,365,470$715,625$0$9,343,528
90$19,031,957$645,900$0$10,206,777
91$20,865,124$569,456$0$11,156,480
92$22,881,870$485,862$0$12,201,465
93$25,100,811$394,660$0$13,351,465
94$27,542,461$295,366$0$14,617,208
95$30,229,423$187,470$0$16,010,520
96$33,186,601$70,432$0$17,544,438
97$36,441,434$0$0$19,233,333
98$40,024,159$0$0$21,107,918
99$43,968,092$0$0$23,192,108
100$48,309,942$0$0$25,486,717