Can I retire at age 55 with 795,000?

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 $795,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$65,650$65,066$64,495$63,938$63,394$62,064
2 years$32,500$31,895$31,308$30,740$30,188$28,853
3 years$21,452$20,844$20,259$19,695$19,152$17,856
4 years$15,928$15,322$14,743$14,189$13,660$12,411
5 years$12,615$12,013$11,441$10,899$10,384$9,187
6 years$10,407$9,809$9,246$8,716$8,216$7,072
7 years$8,831$8,238$7,684$7,166$6,682$5,591
8 years$7,649$7,061$6,516$6,011$5,543$4,505
9 years$6,730$6,148$5,613$5,120$4,668$3,682
10 years$5,996$5,419$4,893$4,414$3,978$3,042
11 years$5,395$4,825$4,308$3,841$3,421$2,535
12 years$4,895$4,330$3,823$3,369$2,965$2,127
13 years$4,472$3,913$3,416$2,975$2,585$1,794
14 years$4,110$3,557$3,069$2,640$2,266$1,521
15 years$3,796$3,249$2,771$2,355$1,995$1,294
16 years$3,522$2,981$2,512$2,108$1,763$1,104
17 years$3,281$2,746$2,286$1,894$1,564$945
18 years$3,066$2,537$2,087$1,707$1,390$810
19 years$2,874$2,351$1,910$1,543$1,239$696
20 years$2,702$2,185$1,753$1,397$1,107$599
21 years$2,546$2,035$1,613$1,268$990$516
22 years$2,405$1,900$1,486$1,153$888$445
23 years$2,276$1,777$1,372$1,050$797$384
24 years$2,158$1,665$1,269$958$716$332
25 years$2,050$1,562$1,176$875$645$287
26 years$1,950$1,468$1,090$800$581$248
27 years$1,857$1,382$1,012$732$523$215
28 years$1,772$1,302$941$671$472$186
29 years$1,692$1,228$876$615$427$161
30 years$1,618$1,160$816$564$385$140
31 years$1,549$1,097$761$518$348$121
32 years$1,484$1,038$710$476$315$105
33 years$1,424$983$663$438$285$91
34 years$1,367$931$619$403$258$79
35 years$1,313$883$579$371$234$69
36 years$1,263$838$541$342$212$60
37 years$1,215$796$507$315$192$52
38 years$1,170$757$475$290$174$45
39 years$1,127$720$445$268$158$39
40 years$1,087$685$417$247$143$34
41 years$1,049$652$391$228$130$29
42 years$1,012$621$367$210$118$26
43 years$978$591$344$194$107$22
44 years$945$564$323$179$97$19
45 years$913$538$303$165$88$17
46 years$883$513$285$153$80$15
47 years$855$489$268$141$73$13
48 years$827$467$251$130$66$11
49 years$801$446$236$121$60$10
50 years$776$426$222$111$54$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $795,000, adding $4,670 every year, while hoping to spend $40,108 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: 71/5/24 Blend
54$795,000$795,000$795,000$795,000
55$880,907$838,772$826,450$937,826
56$928,085$837,197$811,461$974,876
57$978,731$834,201$794,626$1,010,281
58$1,033,156$829,672$775,841$1,048,082
59$1,091,702$823,490$754,996$1,088,514
60$1,154,745$815,530$731,977$1,131,835
61$1,222,696$805,658$706,665$1,178,331
62$1,296,008$793,732$678,936$1,228,319
63$1,375,179$779,604$648,659$1,282,147
64$1,460,756$763,112$615,697$1,340,202
65$1,553,338$744,090$579,908$1,402,908
66$1,653,587$722,359$541,143$1,470,737
67$1,762,228$697,729$499,246$1,544,208
68$1,880,059$670,002$454,056$1,623,895
69$2,007,959$638,967$405,400$1,710,432
70$2,146,894$604,398$353,104$1,804,519
71$2,297,924$566,061$296,980$1,906,928
72$2,462,219$523,704$236,835$2,018,513
73$2,641,063$477,065$172,468$2,140,216
74$2,835,873$425,862$103,667$2,273,077
75$3,048,204$369,801$30,211$2,418,244
76$3,279,770$308,570$0$2,576,983
77$3,532,455$241,839$0$2,763,032
78$3,808,336$169,260$0$2,974,655
79$4,109,698$90,465$0$3,205,874
80$4,439,055$5,066$0$3,458,637
81$4,799,177$0$0$3,735,090
82$5,193,113$0$0$4,042,399
83$5,624,219$0$0$4,379,050
84$6,096,192$0$0$4,747,656
85$6,613,104$0$0$5,151,400
86$7,179,435$0$0$5,593,791
87$7,800,125$0$0$6,078,689
88$8,480,608$0$0$6,610,348
89$9,226,875$0$0$7,193,452
90$10,045,519$0$0$7,833,162
91$10,943,807$0$0$8,535,161
92$11,929,740$0$0$9,305,709
93$13,012,133$0$0$10,151,702
94$14,200,695$0$0$11,080,735
95$15,506,122$0$0$12,101,176
96$16,940,197$0$0$13,222,245
97$18,515,899$0$0$14,454,094
98$20,247,529$0$0$15,807,913
99$22,150,840$0$0$17,296,026
100$24,243,187$0$0$18,932,010