Can I retire at age 55 with 809,000?

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 $809,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$66,806$66,211$65,631$65,064$64,511$62,123
2 years$33,073$32,457$31,860$31,281$30,719$28,341
3 years$21,829$21,211$20,615$20,042$19,490$17,195
4 years$16,209$15,592$15,003$14,439$13,900$11,707
5 years$12,837$12,224$11,643$11,091$10,567$8,481
6 years$10,591$9,982$9,409$8,869$8,361$6,383
7 years$8,986$8,383$7,819$7,292$6,800$4,930
8 years$7,784$7,186$6,631$6,117$5,641$3,878
9 years$6,849$6,257$5,711$5,210$4,751$3,091
10 years$6,101$5,515$4,979$4,491$4,048$2,490
11 years$5,490$4,910$4,384$3,909$3,481$2,021
12 years$4,981$4,407$3,890$3,429$3,017$1,650
13 years$4,551$3,982$3,476$3,027$2,631$1,354
14 years$4,182$3,620$3,123$2,687$2,306$1,116
15 years$3,863$3,307$2,820$2,396$2,030$922
16 years$3,584$3,034$2,556$2,146$1,794$764
17 years$3,338$2,794$2,326$1,928$1,591$634
18 years$3,120$2,582$2,124$1,737$1,415$528
19 years$2,925$2,393$1,944$1,570$1,261$440
20 years$2,750$2,223$1,784$1,422$1,126$367
21 years$2,591$2,071$1,641$1,290$1,008$306
22 years$2,447$1,933$1,512$1,173$903$256
23 years$2,316$1,808$1,397$1,068$811$214
24 years$2,196$1,694$1,292$975$729$179
25 years$2,086$1,590$1,196$890$656$150
26 years$1,984$1,494$1,109$814$591$125
27 years$1,890$1,406$1,030$745$533$105
28 years$1,803$1,325$958$682$481$88
29 years$1,722$1,250$891$626$434$74
30 years$1,647$1,181$830$574$392$62
31 years$1,576$1,116$774$527$355$52
32 years$1,511$1,056$722$485$321$43
33 years$1,449$1,000$674$446$290$36
34 years$1,391$948$630$410$263$30
35 years$1,336$899$589$378$238$26
36 years$1,285$853$551$348$216$21
37 years$1,236$810$516$320$195$18
38 years$1,191$770$483$295$177$15
39 years$1,147$732$452$272$161$13
40 years$1,106$697$424$251$146$11
41 years$1,067$663$398$232$132$9
42 years$1,030$632$373$214$120$7
43 years$995$602$350$197$109$6
44 years$961$574$329$182$99$5
45 years$929$547$308$168$90$4
46 years$899$522$290$155$81$4
47 years$870$498$272$144$74$3
48 years$842$475$256$133$67$3
49 years$815$454$240$123$61$2
50 years$790$434$226$113$55$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $809,000, adding $6,472 every year, while hoping to spend $36,705 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: 27/44/29 Blend
54$809,000$809,000$809,000$809,000
55$898,194$855,317$842,777$914,229
56$950,756$858,174$831,957$930,633
57$1,007,449$859,940$819,543$944,669
58$1,068,656$860,524$805,445$958,999
59$1,134,797$859,828$789,565$973,675
60$1,206,334$857,747$771,804$988,756
61$1,283,775$854,172$752,054$1,004,310
62$1,367,679$848,985$730,207$1,020,418
63$1,458,659$842,063$706,146$1,037,168
64$1,557,391$833,272$679,750$1,054,666
65$1,664,617$822,474$650,894$1,073,030
66$1,781,153$809,521$619,444$1,092,396
67$1,907,899$794,256$585,263$1,112,916
68$2,045,842$776,512$548,207$1,134,765
69$2,196,071$756,114$508,125$1,158,141
70$2,359,782$732,875$464,859$1,183,266
71$2,538,292$706,599$418,245$1,210,393
72$2,733,051$677,076$368,109$1,239,804
73$2,945,656$644,085$314,274$1,271,819
74$3,177,861$607,395$256,551$1,306,796
75$3,431,602$566,756$194,745$1,345,139
76$3,709,007$521,908$128,650$1,387,299
77$4,012,420$472,576$58,054$1,433,782
78$4,344,421$418,466$0$1,485,155
79$4,707,852$359,271$0$1,547,400
80$5,105,843$294,665$0$1,635,394
81$5,541,839$224,304$0$1,732,020
82$6,019,636$147,824$0$1,838,240
83$6,543,412$64,841$0$1,955,120
84$7,117,772$0$0$2,083,840
85$7,747,785$0$0$2,237,840
86$8,439,035$0$0$2,441,390
87$9,197,673$0$0$2,664,924
88$10,030,475$0$0$2,910,456
89$10,944,903$0$0$3,180,203
90$11,949,180$0$0$3,476,611
91$13,052,362$0$0$3,802,371
92$14,264,427$0$0$4,160,450
93$15,596,364$0$0$4,554,116
94$17,060,284$0$0$4,986,968
95$18,669,525$0$0$5,462,973
96$20,438,786$0$0$5,986,503
97$22,384,258$0$0$6,562,370
98$24,523,780$0$0$7,195,882
99$26,877,008$0$0$7,892,882
100$29,465,598$0$0$8,659,812