Can I retire at age 55 with 879,000?

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 $879,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$72,587$71,940$71,310$70,694$70,093$69,390
2 years$35,934$35,265$34,616$33,987$33,377$32,669
3 years$23,718$23,046$22,399$21,776$21,176$20,485
4 years$17,611$16,941$16,301$15,688$15,103$14,434
5 years$13,948$13,282$12,650$12,050$11,481$10,836
6 years$11,507$10,846$10,223$9,637$9,085$8,465
7 years$9,764$9,108$8,495$7,923$7,388$6,794
8 years$8,457$7,808$7,205$6,646$6,129$5,560
9 years$7,441$6,798$6,206$5,661$5,162$4,617
10 years$6,629$5,992$5,410$4,880$4,398$3,878
11 years$5,965$5,334$4,763$4,247$3,782$3,287
12 years$5,412$4,788$4,227$3,725$3,278$2,806
13 years$4,945$4,327$3,777$3,289$2,858$2,410
14 years$4,544$3,933$3,393$2,919$2,506$2,080
15 years$4,197$3,593$3,064$2,604$2,206$1,802
16 years$3,894$3,296$2,778$2,331$1,950$1,567
17 years$3,627$3,036$2,528$2,095$1,729$1,367
18 years$3,390$2,805$2,307$1,888$1,537$1,195
19 years$3,178$2,600$2,112$1,706$1,370$1,047
20 years$2,987$2,416$1,939$1,545$1,224$919
21 years$2,815$2,250$1,783$1,402$1,095$808
22 years$2,659$2,101$1,643$1,275$982$712
23 years$2,516$1,965$1,517$1,161$881$628
24 years$2,386$1,841$1,403$1,059$792$554
25 years$2,266$1,727$1,300$967$713$489
26 years$2,156$1,624$1,205$884$642$433
27 years$2,054$1,528$1,119$809$579$383
28 years$1,959$1,440$1,041$742$522$339
29 years$1,871$1,358$968$680$472$300
30 years$1,789$1,283$902$624$426$266
31 years$1,713$1,213$841$573$385$236
32 years$1,641$1,147$785$527$348$209
33 years$1,574$1,087$733$484$315$186
34 years$1,511$1,030$684$446$286$165
35 years$1,452$977$640$410$259$146
36 years$1,396$927$599$378$234$130
37 years$1,343$881$560$348$212$115
38 years$1,294$837$525$321$193$103
39 years$1,246$796$492$296$175$91
40 years$1,202$757$461$273$158$81
41 years$1,159$721$432$252$144$72
42 years$1,119$686$405$232$130$64
43 years$1,081$654$380$214$118$57
44 years$1,044$623$357$198$107$51
45 years$1,010$594$335$183$97$45
46 years$977$567$315$169$89$40
47 years$945$541$296$156$80$36
48 years$915$517$278$144$73$32
49 years$886$493$261$133$66$28
50 years$858$471$246$123$60$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $879,000, adding $4,400 every year, while hoping to spend $27,250 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: 70/22/8 Blend
54$879,000$879,000$879,000$879,000
55$973,197$926,610$912,985$1,039,667
56$1,043,469$943,020$914,576$1,100,640
57$1,119,996$959,321$915,308$1,163,572
58$1,203,386$975,478$915,121$1,231,693
59$1,294,310$991,456$913,957$1,305,505
60$1,393,507$1,007,214$911,751$1,385,565
61$1,501,787$1,022,710$908,438$1,472,482
62$1,620,046$1,037,899$903,946$1,566,932
63$1,749,267$1,052,732$898,205$1,669,655
64$1,890,533$1,067,158$891,136$1,781,469
65$2,045,039$1,081,119$882,660$1,903,275
66$2,214,096$1,094,558$872,693$2,036,065
67$2,399,152$1,107,409$861,146$2,180,934
68$2,601,799$1,119,606$847,928$2,339,087
69$2,823,791$1,131,075$832,942$2,511,852
70$3,067,060$1,141,739$816,088$2,700,693
71$3,333,732$1,151,516$797,258$2,907,223
72$3,626,150$1,160,318$776,344$3,133,219
73$3,946,894$1,168,051$753,229$3,380,643
74$4,298,808$1,174,615$727,792$3,651,652
75$4,685,020$1,179,905$699,907$3,948,626
76$5,108,979$1,183,808$669,441$4,274,190
77$5,574,484$1,186,204$636,257$4,631,234
78$6,085,719$1,186,966$600,209$5,022,945
79$6,647,293$1,185,957$561,146$5,452,834
80$7,264,284$1,183,036$518,911$5,924,773
81$7,942,285$1,178,049$473,339$6,443,027
82$8,687,459$1,170,835$424,257$7,012,300
83$9,506,596$1,161,221$371,485$7,637,773
84$10,407,174$1,149,026$314,835$8,325,160
85$11,397,435$1,134,058$254,111$9,080,757
86$12,486,457$1,116,110$189,108$9,911,503
87$13,684,244$1,094,968$119,611$10,825,047
88$15,001,816$1,070,401$45,398$11,829,819
89$16,451,317$1,042,166$0$12,935,112
90$18,046,125$1,010,006$0$14,154,052
91$19,800,983$973,649$0$15,499,364
92$21,732,131$932,806$0$16,979,632
93$23,857,467$887,172$0$18,608,591
94$26,196,711$836,425$0$20,401,378
95$28,771,589$780,224$0$22,374,676
96$31,606,043$718,207$0$24,546,868
97$34,726,454$649,994$0$26,938,218
98$38,161,890$575,181$0$29,571,054
99$41,944,380$493,342$0$32,469,988
100$46,109,218$404,028$0$35,662,140