Can I retire at age 55 with 908,000?

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 $908,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$74,982$74,314$73,662$73,026$72,405$71,560
2 years$37,120$36,428$35,758$35,109$34,479$33,628
3 years$24,501$23,806$23,138$22,495$21,875$21,045
4 years$18,192$17,500$16,839$16,206$15,601$14,798
5 years$14,408$13,720$13,067$12,448$11,860$11,087
6 years$11,887$11,204$10,560$9,955$9,384$8,642
7 years$10,086$9,409$8,776$8,184$7,632$6,920
8 years$8,736$8,065$7,443$6,866$6,331$5,650
9 years$7,687$7,022$6,410$5,848$5,332$4,682
10 years$6,848$6,190$5,589$5,041$4,543$3,923
11 years$6,162$5,510$4,920$4,387$3,907$3,317
12 years$5,591$4,946$4,366$3,848$3,386$2,824
13 years$5,108$4,470$3,901$3,397$2,953$2,419
14 years$4,694$4,063$3,505$3,016$2,588$2,082
15 years$4,336$3,711$3,165$2,690$2,279$1,799
16 years$4,023$3,405$2,869$2,408$2,014$1,560
17 years$3,747$3,136$2,611$2,164$1,786$1,357
18 years$3,502$2,898$2,383$1,950$1,588$1,183
19 years$3,283$2,686$2,182$1,762$1,415$1,034
20 years$3,086$2,496$2,002$1,596$1,264$905
21 years$2,908$2,325$1,842$1,448$1,131$793
22 years$2,747$2,170$1,698$1,317$1,014$696
23 years$2,599$2,029$1,567$1,199$910$612
24 years$2,465$1,901$1,450$1,094$818$539
25 years$2,341$1,784$1,343$999$736$474
26 years$2,227$1,677$1,245$913$663$418
27 years$2,121$1,578$1,156$836$598$369
28 years$2,024$1,487$1,075$766$539$325
29 years$1,933$1,403$1,000$702$487$287
30 years$1,848$1,325$932$645$440$254
31 years$1,769$1,253$869$592$398$224
32 years$1,695$1,185$810$544$360$198
33 years$1,626$1,122$757$500$326$175
34 years$1,561$1,064$707$460$295$155
35 years$1,500$1,009$661$424$267$137
36 years$1,442$958$618$390$242$121
37 years$1,388$910$579$360$219$108
38 years$1,336$864$542$331$199$95
39 years$1,288$822$508$306$180$84
40 years$1,241$782$476$282$164$75
41 years$1,198$744$446$260$148$66
42 years$1,156$709$419$240$135$59
43 years$1,116$676$393$222$122$52
44 years$1,079$644$369$205$111$46
45 years$1,043$614$346$189$101$41
46 years$1,009$586$325$175$91$36
47 years$976$559$306$161$83$32
48 years$945$534$287$149$75$28
49 years$915$510$270$138$68$25
50 years$887$487$254$127$62$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $908,000, adding $6,401 every year, while hoping to spend $57,437 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: 62/31/7 Blend
54$908,000$908,000$908,000$908,000
55$1,007,219$959,095$945,021$1,067,894
56$1,048,842$944,978$915,566$1,095,081
57$1,092,787$928,244$883,200$1,117,478
58$1,139,228$908,705$847,764$1,140,451
59$1,188,358$886,160$809,093$1,164,055
60$1,240,386$860,397$767,013$1,188,352
61$1,295,542$831,193$721,345$1,213,412
62$1,354,075$798,310$671,898$1,239,315
63$1,416,261$761,497$618,476$1,266,154
64$1,482,397$720,489$560,873$1,294,032
65$1,552,813$675,003$498,873$1,323,065
66$1,627,865$624,744$432,252$1,353,386
67$1,707,949$569,398$360,773$1,385,145
68$1,793,493$508,632$284,192$1,418,510
69$1,884,969$442,095$202,253$1,453,671
70$1,982,895$369,417$114,687$1,490,841
71$2,087,838$290,206$21,217$1,530,262
72$2,200,419$204,048$0$1,572,201
73$2,321,322$110,506$0$1,622,829
74$2,451,296$9,120$0$1,678,690
75$2,591,163$0$0$1,738,601
76$2,741,826$0$0$1,837,330
77$2,904,277$0$0$1,947,189
78$3,079,605$0$0$2,065,811
79$3,269,009$0$0$2,194,013
80$3,473,803$0$0$2,332,692
81$3,695,434$0$0$2,482,835
82$3,935,492$0$0$2,645,528
83$4,195,723$0$0$2,821,963
84$4,478,051$0$0$3,013,452
85$4,784,589$0$0$3,221,438
86$5,117,661$0$0$3,447,507
87$5,479,826$0$0$3,693,406
88$5,873,897$0$0$3,961,056
89$6,302,969$0$0$4,252,571
90$6,770,450$0$0$4,570,276
91$7,280,088$0$0$4,916,730
92$7,836,009$0$0$5,294,753
93$8,442,755$0$0$5,707,443
94$9,105,325$0$0$6,158,216
95$9,829,220$0$0$6,650,829
96$10,620,501$0$0$7,189,420
97$11,485,836$0$0$7,778,543
98$12,432,570$0$0$8,423,214
99$13,468,788$0$0$9,128,957
100$14,603,396$0$0$9,901,853