Can I retire at age 55 with 875,000?

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 $875,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$72,257$71,613$70,985$70,372$69,774$68,590
2 years$35,771$35,104$34,459$33,833$33,226$32,036
3 years$23,610$22,941$22,297$21,677$21,080$19,922
4 years$17,531$16,864$16,227$15,617$15,034$13,917
5 years$13,885$13,222$12,593$11,995$11,429$10,356
6 years$11,455$10,797$10,177$9,593$9,043$8,016
7 years$9,719$9,067$8,457$7,887$7,355$6,372
8 years$8,419$7,772$7,172$6,616$6,101$5,164
9 years$7,407$6,767$6,177$5,635$5,138$4,246
10 years$6,599$5,965$5,385$4,858$4,378$3,530
11 years$5,938$5,310$4,741$4,228$3,765$2,960
12 years$5,387$4,766$4,208$3,708$3,263$2,500
13 years$4,922$4,307$3,759$3,274$2,845$2,123
14 years$4,523$3,915$3,378$2,906$2,494$1,812
15 years$4,178$3,576$3,050$2,592$2,196$1,552
16 years$3,877$3,281$2,765$2,321$1,941$1,334
17 years$3,611$3,022$2,516$2,085$1,721$1,149
18 years$3,375$2,792$2,297$1,879$1,530$993
19 years$3,164$2,588$2,103$1,698$1,364$859
20 years$2,974$2,405$1,930$1,538$1,218$745
21 years$2,802$2,240$1,775$1,396$1,090$647
22 years$2,647$2,091$1,636$1,269$977$562
23 years$2,505$1,956$1,510$1,156$877$489
24 years$2,375$1,832$1,397$1,054$788$426
25 years$2,256$1,720$1,294$963$709$371
26 years$2,146$1,616$1,200$880$639$324
27 years$2,044$1,521$1,114$806$576$283
28 years$1,950$1,433$1,036$738$520$247
29 years$1,863$1,352$964$677$469$216
30 years$1,781$1,277$898$621$424$188
31 years$1,705$1,207$837$571$383$165
32 years$1,634$1,142$781$524$347$144
33 years$1,567$1,082$729$482$314$126
34 years$1,504$1,025$681$444$284$110
35 years$1,445$972$637$408$257$97
36 years$1,390$923$596$376$233$85
37 years$1,337$877$558$347$211$74
38 years$1,288$833$522$319$192$65
39 years$1,241$792$489$295$174$57
40 years$1,196$754$459$272$158$50
41 years$1,154$717$430$251$143$44
42 years$1,114$683$403$231$130$38
43 years$1,076$651$379$214$118$33
44 years$1,040$620$355$197$107$29
45 years$1,005$592$334$182$97$26
46 years$972$564$313$168$88$22
47 years$941$539$294$155$80$20
48 years$911$514$277$144$73$17
49 years$882$491$260$133$66$15
50 years$854$469$244$123$60$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $875,000, adding $4,307 every year, while hoping to spend $57,640 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: 84/6/10 Blend
54$875,000$875,000$875,000$875,000
55$968,693$922,318$908,755$1,048,261
56$1,006,171$906,183$877,870$1,084,796
57$1,045,540$887,325$844,018$1,116,731
58$1,086,932$865,551$807,040$1,150,038
59$1,130,490$840,655$766,767$1,184,819
60$1,176,372$812,418$723,025$1,221,187
61$1,224,746$780,611$675,631$1,259,267
62$1,275,798$744,989$624,393$1,299,195
63$1,329,731$705,295$569,111$1,341,122
64$1,386,765$661,255$509,577$1,385,213
65$1,447,140$612,582$445,574$1,431,651
66$1,511,120$558,970$376,872$1,480,636
67$1,578,991$500,097$303,234$1,532,389
68$1,651,068$435,621$224,412$1,587,155
69$1,727,694$365,184$140,147$1,645,202
70$1,809,244$288,404$50,168$1,706,825
71$1,896,131$204,879$0$1,772,353
72$1,988,804$114,185$0$1,847,036
73$2,087,756$15,875$0$1,932,411
74$2,193,528$0$0$2,023,588
75$2,306,713$0$0$2,127,062
76$2,427,961$0$0$2,239,039
77$2,557,983$0$0$2,359,132
78$2,697,563$0$0$2,488,062
79$2,847,557$0$0$2,626,625
80$3,008,908$0$0$2,775,692
81$3,182,651$0$0$2,936,220
82$3,369,921$0$0$3,109,260
83$3,571,965$0$0$3,295,967
84$3,790,155$0$0$3,497,609
85$4,025,996$0$0$3,715,580
86$4,281,145$0$0$3,951,413
87$4,557,420$0$0$4,206,791
88$4,856,823$0$0$4,483,567
89$5,181,552$0$0$4,783,776
90$5,534,029$0$0$5,109,656
91$5,916,912$0$0$5,463,672
92$6,333,130$0$0$5,848,531
93$6,785,902$0$0$6,267,214
94$7,278,770$0$0$6,723,000
95$7,815,633$0$0$7,219,497
96$8,400,781$0$0$7,760,676
97$9,038,935$0$0$8,350,905
98$9,735,290$0$0$8,994,995
99$10,495,566$0$0$9,698,240
100$11,326,060$0$0$10,466,467