Can I retire at age 55 with 929,000?

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 $929,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$76,716$76,033$75,366$74,715$74,080$71,910
2 years$37,978$37,271$36,585$35,921$35,276$33,108
3 years$25,067$24,357$23,673$23,015$22,381$20,282
4 years$18,613$17,905$17,228$16,581$15,962$13,948
5 years$14,742$14,038$13,370$12,736$12,134$10,211
6 years$12,161$11,463$10,805$10,185$9,601$7,771
7 years$10,319$9,626$8,979$8,374$7,808$6,071
8 years$8,938$8,252$7,615$7,024$6,478$4,832
9 years$7,865$7,185$6,559$5,983$5,455$3,899
10 years$7,006$6,333$5,718$5,158$4,648$3,180
11 years$6,304$5,638$5,034$4,489$3,998$2,615
12 years$5,720$5,060$4,467$3,937$3,464$2,164
13 years$5,226$4,573$3,991$3,476$3,021$1,800
14 years$4,803$4,157$3,586$3,086$2,648$1,504
15 years$4,436$3,797$3,238$2,752$2,332$1,261
16 years$4,116$3,484$2,936$2,464$2,061$1,060
17 years$3,833$3,208$2,671$2,214$1,827$893
18 years$3,583$2,965$2,439$1,995$1,625$754
19 years$3,359$2,748$2,232$1,803$1,448$638
20 years$3,157$2,553$2,049$1,633$1,293$540
21 years$2,975$2,378$1,884$1,482$1,157$458
22 years$2,810$2,220$1,737$1,347$1,037$388
23 years$2,660$2,076$1,604$1,227$931$330
24 years$2,522$1,945$1,483$1,119$837$280
25 years$2,395$1,826$1,374$1,022$753$238
26 years$2,278$1,716$1,274$934$678$203
27 years$2,171$1,615$1,183$855$612$173
28 years$2,071$1,522$1,100$784$552$147
29 years$1,978$1,435$1,023$719$498$125
30 years$1,891$1,356$953$660$450$107
31 years$1,810$1,282$889$606$407$91
32 years$1,735$1,213$829$557$368$78
33 years$1,664$1,148$774$512$333$66
34 years$1,597$1,088$723$471$302$56
35 years$1,534$1,032$676$434$273$48
36 years$1,475$980$633$399$248$41
37 years$1,420$931$592$368$224$35
38 years$1,367$884$555$339$203$30
39 years$1,317$841$520$313$185$25
40 years$1,270$800$487$288$167$22
41 years$1,225$762$457$266$152$18
42 years$1,183$725$428$246$138$16
43 years$1,142$691$402$227$125$13
44 years$1,104$659$377$209$114$11
45 years$1,067$628$354$193$103$10
46 years$1,032$599$333$179$94$8
47 years$999$572$313$165$85$7
48 years$967$546$294$152$77$6
49 years$936$521$276$141$70$5
50 years$907$498$260$130$64$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $929,000, adding $6,242 every year, while hoping to spend $26,134 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: 38/50/12 Blend
54$929,000$929,000$929,000$929,000
55$1,030,197$980,960$966,560$1,065,358
56$1,107,470$1,001,220$971,134$1,111,215
57$1,191,750$1,021,598$974,984$1,157,733
58$1,283,723$1,042,070$978,060$1,207,427
59$1,384,145$1,062,614$980,308$1,260,597
60$1,493,848$1,083,203$981,669$1,317,569
61$1,613,750$1,103,809$982,084$1,378,705
62$1,744,860$1,124,403$981,491$1,444,404
63$1,888,287$1,144,950$979,822$1,515,107
64$2,045,255$1,165,416$977,009$1,591,298
65$2,217,112$1,185,762$972,980$1,673,512
66$2,405,340$1,205,947$967,658$1,762,339
67$2,611,573$1,225,927$960,962$1,858,431
68$2,837,610$1,245,653$952,811$1,962,505
69$3,085,432$1,265,076$943,116$2,075,353
70$3,357,220$1,284,139$931,785$2,197,849
71$3,655,379$1,302,785$918,722$2,330,956
72$3,982,556$1,320,949$903,827$2,475,738
73$4,341,666$1,338,564$886,994$2,633,368
74$4,735,921$1,355,559$868,114$2,805,138
75$5,168,859$1,371,856$847,070$2,992,476
76$5,644,378$1,387,372$823,742$3,196,956
77$6,166,771$1,402,020$798,004$3,420,314
78$6,740,769$1,415,706$769,724$3,664,465
79$7,371,581$1,428,330$738,764$3,931,521
80$8,064,948$1,439,784$704,979$4,223,814
81$8,827,196$1,449,956$668,218$4,543,913
82$9,665,290$1,458,724$628,324$4,894,653
83$10,586,909$1,465,961$585,132$5,279,160
84$11,600,509$1,471,528$538,469$5,700,885
85$12,715,408$1,475,281$488,155$6,163,629
86$13,941,875$1,477,064$434,003$6,671,588
87$15,291,220$1,476,714$375,816$7,229,390
88$16,775,907$1,474,056$313,389$7,842,135
89$18,409,670$1,468,905$246,507$8,515,452
90$20,207,639$1,461,064$174,948$9,255,546
91$22,186,486$1,450,324$98,477$10,069,260
92$24,364,582$1,436,465$16,851$10,964,142
93$26,762,169$1,419,251$0$11,948,513
94$29,401,551$1,398,435$0$13,040,545
95$32,307,303$1,373,752$0$14,244,250
96$35,506,506$1,344,924$0$15,568,662
97$39,028,999$1,311,654$0$17,026,119
98$42,907,662$1,273,631$0$18,630,228
99$47,178,727$1,230,522$0$20,395,985
100$51,882,116$1,181,977$0$22,339,926