Can I retire at age 55 with 862,000?

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 $862,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$71,183$70,549$69,930$69,327$68,737$66,114
2 years$35,239$34,583$33,947$33,330$32,732$30,120
3 years$23,259$22,600$21,966$21,355$20,766$18,248
4 years$17,271$16,614$15,986$15,385$14,811$12,405
5 years$13,678$13,025$12,405$11,817$11,259$8,972
6 years$11,284$10,636$10,025$9,450$8,909$6,742
7 years$9,575$8,932$8,331$7,770$7,245$5,199
8 years$8,294$7,657$7,065$6,518$6,011$4,082
9 years$7,297$6,666$6,086$5,552$5,062$3,248
10 years$6,501$5,876$5,305$4,786$4,313$2,611
11 years$5,850$5,231$4,671$4,165$3,709$2,115
12 years$5,307$4,695$4,145$3,653$3,214$1,723
13 years$4,849$4,243$3,704$3,225$2,803$1,411
14 years$4,456$3,857$3,328$2,863$2,457$1,160
15 years$4,116$3,523$3,004$2,553$2,163$957
16 years$3,819$3,233$2,724$2,286$1,912$791
17 years$3,557$2,977$2,479$2,054$1,695$656
18 years$3,324$2,751$2,263$1,851$1,507$544
19 years$3,117$2,550$2,071$1,673$1,344$452
20 years$2,930$2,369$1,901$1,515$1,200$376
21 years$2,761$2,207$1,749$1,375$1,074$313
22 years$2,608$2,060$1,612$1,250$963$261
23 years$2,468$1,927$1,488$1,138$864$218
24 years$2,340$1,805$1,376$1,038$777$182
25 years$2,222$1,694$1,275$948$699$152
26 years$2,114$1,592$1,182$867$630$127
27 years$2,014$1,498$1,098$794$568$106
28 years$1,921$1,412$1,020$727$512$89
29 years$1,835$1,332$950$667$462$74
30 years$1,755$1,258$885$612$418$62
31 years$1,680$1,189$825$562$378$52
32 years$1,609$1,125$769$517$342$43
33 years$1,544$1,066$718$475$309$36
34 years$1,482$1,010$671$437$280$30
35 years$1,424$958$628$402$254$25
36 years$1,369$909$587$371$230$21
37 years$1,317$863$549$341$208$18
38 years$1,269$821$515$315$189$15
39 years$1,222$780$482$290$171$12
40 years$1,178$742$452$268$155$10
41 years$1,137$707$424$247$141$9
42 years$1,097$673$397$228$128$7
43 years$1,060$641$373$210$116$6
44 years$1,024$611$350$194$105$5
45 years$990$583$329$179$96$4
46 years$958$556$309$166$87$4
47 years$927$531$290$153$79$3
48 years$897$507$273$141$72$2
49 years$869$484$256$131$65$2
50 years$842$462$241$121$59$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $862,000, adding $3,854 every year, while hoping to spend $51,024 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: 58/14/28 Blend
54$862,000$862,000$862,000$862,000
55$953,899$908,213$894,852$1,001,727
56$996,908$898,427$870,541$1,025,137
57$1,042,593$886,450$843,705$1,044,942
58$1,091,175$872,123$814,206$1,065,485
59$1,142,892$855,274$781,899$1,086,855
60$1,198,007$835,723$746,633$1,109,147
61$1,256,808$813,278$708,249$1,132,473
62$1,319,610$787,736$666,583$1,156,955
63$1,386,758$758,883$621,461$1,182,734
64$1,458,630$726,491$572,703$1,209,965
65$1,535,641$690,320$520,120$1,238,825
66$1,618,247$650,116$463,514$1,269,508
67$1,706,947$605,610$402,680$1,302,237
68$1,802,289$556,518$337,403$1,337,258
69$1,904,874$502,540$267,458$1,374,845
70$2,015,364$443,357$192,611$1,415,308
71$2,134,483$378,634$112,616$1,458,990
72$2,263,030$308,017$27,218$1,506,274
73$2,401,880$231,130$0$1,557,588
74$2,551,995$147,579$0$1,632,505
75$2,714,434$56,945$0$1,722,379
76$2,890,358$0$0$1,819,748
77$3,081,047$0$0$1,931,708
78$3,287,906$0$0$2,062,741
79$3,512,481$0$0$2,205,059
80$3,756,473$0$0$2,359,750
81$4,021,752$0$0$2,528,007
82$4,310,376$0$0$2,711,144
83$4,624,610$0$0$2,910,608
84$4,966,945$0$0$3,127,989
85$5,340,123$0$0$3,365,039
86$5,747,161$0$0$3,623,684
87$6,191,381$0$0$3,906,047
88$6,676,439$0$0$4,214,463
89$7,206,359$0$0$4,551,502
90$7,785,572$0$0$4,919,994
91$8,418,956$0$0$5,323,057
92$9,111,881$0$0$5,764,120
93$9,870,262$0$0$6,246,962
94$10,700,610$0$0$6,775,743
95$11,610,097$0$0$7,355,046
96$12,606,619$0$0$7,989,914
97$13,698,874$0$0$8,685,906
98$14,896,439$0$0$9,449,141
99$16,209,865$0$0$10,286,361
100$17,650,772$0$0$11,204,989