Can I retire at age 55 with 851,000?

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:
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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 $851,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$70,275$69,649$69,038$68,442$67,860$65,872
2 years$34,789$34,142$33,514$32,905$32,314$30,328
3 years$22,963$22,312$21,686$21,082$20,501$18,579
4 years$17,050$16,402$15,782$15,189$14,622$12,777
5 years$13,504$12,859$12,247$11,666$11,115$9,354
6 years$11,140$10,500$9,897$9,330$8,795$7,119
7 years$9,453$8,818$8,225$7,670$7,153$5,561
8 years$8,188$7,559$6,975$6,435$5,934$4,426
9 years$7,204$6,581$6,008$5,481$4,997$3,572
10 years$6,418$5,801$5,238$4,725$4,258$2,913
11 years$5,775$5,164$4,611$4,112$3,662$2,395
12 years$5,240$4,635$4,092$3,607$3,173$1,982
13 years$4,787$4,189$3,656$3,184$2,767$1,649
14 years$4,399$3,808$3,285$2,826$2,426$1,377
15 years$4,064$3,478$2,966$2,521$2,136$1,155
16 years$3,770$3,191$2,689$2,257$1,888$971
17 years$3,512$2,939$2,447$2,028$1,674$818
18 years$3,282$2,716$2,234$1,828$1,488$691
19 years$3,077$2,517$2,045$1,651$1,326$584
20 years$2,892$2,339$1,877$1,496$1,185$495
21 years$2,726$2,179$1,726$1,357$1,060$419
22 years$2,574$2,034$1,591$1,234$950$356
23 years$2,436$1,902$1,469$1,124$853$302
24 years$2,310$1,782$1,359$1,025$767$257
25 years$2,194$1,672$1,258$936$690$218
26 years$2,087$1,572$1,167$856$622$186
27 years$1,988$1,479$1,084$784$560$158
28 years$1,897$1,394$1,007$718$506$135
29 years$1,812$1,315$938$658$457$115
30 years$1,732$1,242$873$604$413$98
31 years$1,658$1,174$814$555$373$83
32 years$1,589$1,111$760$510$337$71
33 years$1,524$1,052$709$469$305$61
34 years$1,463$997$663$431$276$52
35 years$1,406$946$620$397$250$44
36 years$1,352$898$580$366$227$38
37 years$1,301$852$542$337$206$32
38 years$1,252$810$508$311$186$27
39 years$1,207$770$476$286$169$23
40 years$1,163$733$446$264$153$20
41 years$1,122$698$418$244$139$17
42 years$1,083$664$392$225$126$14
43 years$1,046$633$368$208$115$12
44 years$1,011$603$346$192$104$11
45 years$977$575$325$177$94$9
46 years$945$549$305$164$86$8
47 years$915$524$286$151$78$7
48 years$886$500$269$140$71$6
49 years$858$478$253$129$64$5
50 years$831$456$238$119$58$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $851,000, adding $2,680 every year, while hoping to spend $21,845 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: 71/22/7 Blend
54$851,000$851,000$851,000$851,000
55$940,566$895,463$882,273$1,006,165
56$1,013,261$916,098$888,586$1,070,486
57$1,092,639$937,012$894,379$1,137,901
58$1,179,358$958,195$899,610$1,211,083
59$1,274,143$979,638$904,238$1,290,595
60$1,377,793$1,001,327$908,217$1,377,055
61$1,491,186$1,023,250$911,501$1,471,144
62$1,615,290$1,045,393$914,039$1,573,612
63$1,751,171$1,067,739$915,781$1,685,287
64$1,900,003$1,090,270$916,671$1,807,077
65$2,063,076$1,112,966$916,653$1,939,986
66$2,241,816$1,135,807$915,667$2,085,118
67$2,437,788$1,158,769$913,649$2,243,689
68$2,652,720$1,181,826$910,533$2,417,040
69$2,888,512$1,204,951$906,251$2,606,647
70$3,147,260$1,228,113$900,730$2,814,136
71$3,431,270$1,251,279$893,894$3,041,299
72$3,743,083$1,274,415$885,663$3,290,111
73$4,085,498$1,297,482$875,953$3,562,748
74$4,461,599$1,320,439$864,678$3,861,605
75$4,874,783$1,343,242$851,745$4,189,325
76$5,328,791$1,365,841$837,060$4,548,816
77$5,827,748$1,388,187$820,521$4,943,286
78$6,376,193$1,410,224$802,024$5,376,269
79$6,979,132$1,431,891$781,458$5,851,656
80$7,642,076$1,453,127$758,710$6,373,740
81$8,371,099$1,473,861$733,658$6,947,247
82$9,172,893$1,494,022$706,177$7,577,387
83$10,054,829$1,513,531$676,136$8,269,901
84$11,025,032$1,532,304$643,396$9,031,116
85$12,092,451$1,550,253$607,816$9,868,003
86$13,266,947$1,567,281$569,243$10,788,245
87$14,559,385$1,583,287$527,522$11,800,309
88$15,981,736$1,598,163$482,489$12,913,524
89$17,547,193$1,611,792$433,971$14,138,173
90$19,270,288$1,624,051$381,791$15,485,586
91$21,167,038$1,634,810$325,761$16,968,250
92$23,255,088$1,643,928$265,687$18,599,925
93$25,553,883$1,651,257$201,363$20,395,778
94$28,084,849$1,656,638$132,579$22,372,519
95$30,871,594$1,659,904$59,111$24,548,566
96$33,940,133$1,660,875$0$26,944,216
97$37,319,131$1,659,363$0$29,583,277
98$41,040,177$1,655,166$0$32,493,763
99$45,138,075$1,648,069$0$35,698,438
100$49,651,180$1,637,846$0$39,227,260