Can I retire at age 55 with 928,000?

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 $928,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$76,633$75,951$75,285$74,635$74,000$72,804
2 years$37,937$37,231$36,546$35,882$35,238$34,036
3 years$25,040$24,331$23,648$22,990$22,357$21,187
4 years$18,593$17,886$17,209$16,563$15,945$14,816
5 years$14,726$14,023$13,355$12,722$12,121$11,036
6 years$12,148$11,450$10,793$10,174$9,591$8,551
7 years$10,308$9,616$8,969$8,364$7,800$6,806
8 years$8,929$8,243$7,606$7,017$6,471$5,522
9 years$7,856$7,177$6,551$5,977$5,449$4,545
10 years$6,999$6,326$5,712$5,152$4,643$3,783
11 years$6,298$5,632$5,028$4,484$3,993$3,177
12 years$5,714$5,055$4,463$3,933$3,460$2,686
13 years$5,220$4,568$3,987$3,472$3,018$2,284
14 years$4,797$4,152$3,582$3,082$2,645$1,952
15 years$4,431$3,793$3,234$2,749$2,329$1,674
16 years$4,111$3,480$2,933$2,461$2,058$1,441
17 years$3,829$3,205$2,668$2,211$1,825$1,243
18 years$3,579$2,962$2,436$1,993$1,623$1,075
19 years$3,355$2,745$2,230$1,801$1,446$932
20 years$3,154$2,551$2,047$1,631$1,292$809
21 years$2,972$2,376$1,882$1,480$1,156$704
22 years$2,807$2,218$1,735$1,346$1,036$613
23 years$2,657$2,074$1,602$1,226$930$534
24 years$2,519$1,943$1,482$1,118$836$466
25 years$2,393$1,824$1,372$1,021$752$407
26 years$2,276$1,714$1,273$933$678$355
27 years$2,168$1,613$1,182$854$611$311
28 years$2,068$1,520$1,099$783$551$272
29 years$1,975$1,434$1,022$718$498$238
30 years$1,889$1,354$952$659$450$208
31 years$1,808$1,280$888$605$407$182
32 years$1,733$1,211$828$556$368$160
33 years$1,662$1,147$773$511$333$140
34 years$1,595$1,087$723$471$301$123
35 years$1,533$1,031$676$433$273$108
36 years$1,474$979$632$399$247$94
37 years$1,418$930$592$368$224$83
38 years$1,366$883$554$339$203$73
39 years$1,316$840$519$312$184$64
40 years$1,269$799$486$288$167$56
41 years$1,224$761$456$266$152$49
42 years$1,181$725$428$245$138$43
43 years$1,141$690$402$226$125$38
44 years$1,103$658$377$209$113$33
45 years$1,066$628$354$193$103$29
46 years$1,031$599$332$178$93$25
47 years$998$571$312$165$85$22
48 years$966$545$293$152$77$20
49 years$935$521$276$141$70$17
50 years$906$497$259$130$64$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $928,000, adding $2,940 every year, while hoping to spend $57,318 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: 73/20/7 Blend
54$928,000$928,000$928,000$928,000
55$1,025,689$976,505$962,121$1,099,338
56$1,069,323$963,367$933,366$1,135,148
57$1,115,487$947,665$901,727$1,166,868
58$1,164,378$929,213$867,046$1,199,990
59$1,216,212$907,811$829,159$1,234,635
60$1,271,225$883,253$787,895$1,270,936
61$1,329,674$855,317$743,074$1,309,040
62$1,391,842$823,769$694,508$1,349,114
63$1,458,037$788,360$642,001$1,391,338
64$1,528,597$748,830$585,348$1,435,916
65$1,603,892$704,901$524,336$1,483,070
66$1,684,327$656,280$458,740$1,533,051
67$1,770,348$602,657$388,326$1,586,134
68$1,862,440$543,704$312,852$1,642,624
69$1,961,139$479,075$232,063$1,702,861
70$2,067,030$408,404$145,691$1,767,219
71$2,180,756$331,305$53,461$1,836,116
72$2,303,023$247,369$0$1,910,013
73$2,434,606$156,165$0$1,992,780
74$2,576,356$57,237$0$2,086,103
75$2,729,207$0$0$2,186,637
76$2,894,186$0$0$2,306,082
77$3,072,420$0$0$2,448,766
78$3,265,150$0$0$2,603,089
79$3,473,738$0$0$2,770,146
80$3,699,681$0$0$2,951,142
81$3,944,626$0$0$3,147,400
82$4,210,385$0$0$3,360,376
83$4,498,948$0$0$3,591,673
84$4,812,506$0$0$3,843,050
85$5,153,469$0$0$4,116,446
86$5,524,489$0$0$4,413,993
87$5,928,481$0$0$4,738,036
88$6,368,656$0$0$5,091,157
89$6,848,547$0$0$5,476,196
90$7,372,040$0$0$5,896,280
91$7,943,415$0$0$6,354,850
92$8,567,382$0$0$6,855,695
93$9,249,127$0$0$7,402,984
94$9,994,358$0$0$8,001,309
95$10,809,359$0$0$8,655,724
96$11,701,052$0$0$9,371,796
97$12,677,055$0$0$10,155,653
98$13,745,759$0$0$11,014,042
99$14,916,403$0$0$11,954,397
100$16,199,163$0$0$12,984,901