Can I retire at age 55 with 966,000?

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 $966,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$79,771$79,061$78,368$77,691$77,030$74,032
2 years$39,491$38,755$38,043$37,351$36,681$33,697
3 years$26,066$25,327$24,616$23,931$23,272$20,396
4 years$19,354$18,618$17,914$17,241$16,598$13,851
5 years$15,329$14,597$13,902$13,243$12,617$10,007
6 years$12,646$11,919$11,235$10,590$9,984$7,512
7 years$10,730$10,010$9,336$8,707$8,119$5,785
8 years$9,294$8,580$7,918$7,304$6,736$4,537
9 years$8,178$7,471$6,820$6,221$5,673$3,606
10 years$7,285$6,585$5,946$5,363$4,833$2,894
11 years$6,555$5,862$5,234$4,667$4,157$2,342
12 years$5,948$5,262$4,645$4,094$3,602$1,906
13 years$5,434$4,755$4,150$3,614$3,141$1,559
14 years$4,994$4,322$3,729$3,208$2,754$1,280
15 years$4,613$3,948$3,367$2,861$2,424$1,054
16 years$4,280$3,623$3,053$2,562$2,143$870
17 years$3,986$3,336$2,778$2,302$1,900$720
18 years$3,725$3,083$2,536$2,075$1,689$596
19 years$3,493$2,857$2,321$1,874$1,506$495
20 years$3,283$2,655$2,130$1,698$1,345$411
21 years$3,094$2,473$1,960$1,541$1,204$342
22 years$2,922$2,308$1,806$1,401$1,079$285
23 years$2,766$2,159$1,668$1,276$968$237
24 years$2,622$2,023$1,542$1,164$870$197
25 years$2,490$1,898$1,428$1,063$783$165
26 years$2,369$1,784$1,325$972$706$137
27 years$2,257$1,679$1,230$889$636$114
28 years$2,153$1,582$1,144$815$574$96
29 years$2,056$1,493$1,064$747$518$80
30 years$1,966$1,410$991$686$468$67
31 years$1,882$1,333$924$630$423$56
32 years$1,804$1,261$862$579$383$46
33 years$1,730$1,194$805$532$347$39
34 years$1,661$1,132$752$490$314$32
35 years$1,596$1,073$703$451$284$27
36 years$1,534$1,019$658$415$258$23
37 years$1,476$968$616$383$233$19
38 years$1,422$920$577$353$212$16
39 years$1,370$874$540$325$192$13
40 years$1,321$832$506$300$174$11
41 years$1,274$792$475$277$158$9
42 years$1,230$754$445$255$143$8
43 years$1,188$719$418$236$130$6
44 years$1,148$685$392$218$118$5
45 years$1,110$653$368$201$107$4
46 years$1,073$623$346$186$97$4
47 years$1,038$595$325$172$88$3
48 years$1,005$568$305$159$80$3
49 years$974$542$287$146$73$2
50 years$943$518$270$135$66$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $966,000, adding $5,217 every year, while hoping to spend $36,991 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: 52/28/20 Blend
54$966,000$966,000$966,000$966,000
55$1,069,913$1,018,715$1,003,742$1,119,398
56$1,139,686$1,029,274$998,010$1,164,584
57$1,215,336$1,039,111$990,845$1,209,434
58$1,297,424$1,048,150$982,162$1,257,428
59$1,386,565$1,056,314$971,868$1,308,876
60$1,483,439$1,063,517$959,869$1,364,124
61$1,588,789$1,069,669$946,065$1,423,551
62$1,703,438$1,074,675$930,350$1,487,577
63$1,828,287$1,078,433$912,616$1,556,669
64$1,964,331$1,080,835$892,747$1,631,339
65$2,112,662$1,081,765$870,623$1,712,156
66$2,274,485$1,081,102$846,120$1,799,747
67$2,451,122$1,078,716$819,105$1,894,807
68$2,644,033$1,074,469$789,441$1,998,102
69$2,854,821$1,068,216$756,984$2,110,479
70$3,085,255$1,059,800$721,585$2,232,874
71$3,337,279$1,049,059$683,087$2,366,322
72$3,613,036$1,035,816$641,324$2,511,964
73$3,914,883$1,019,889$596,126$2,671,064
74$4,245,418$1,001,081$547,313$2,845,014
75$4,607,501$979,184$494,698$3,035,354
76$5,004,281$953,979$438,086$3,243,785
77$5,439,228$925,235$377,272$3,472,183
78$5,916,162$892,703$312,043$3,722,622
79$6,439,290$856,125$242,176$3,997,390
80$7,013,247$815,225$167,438$4,299,014
81$7,643,137$769,710$87,587$4,630,285
82$8,334,585$719,273$2,369$4,994,281
83$9,093,783$663,588$0$5,394,401
84$9,927,556$602,311$0$5,853,300
85$10,843,418$535,076$0$6,357,984
86$11,849,651$461,499$0$6,912,579
87$12,955,376$381,173$0$7,522,192
88$14,170,643$293,669$0$8,192,454
89$15,506,522$198,532$0$8,929,577
90$16,975,211$95,284$0$9,740,409
91$18,590,147$0$0$10,632,500
92$20,366,136$0$0$11,619,287
93$22,319,489$0$0$12,737,020
94$24,468,178$0$0$13,966,637
95$26,832,005$0$0$15,319,485
96$29,432,787$0$0$16,808,062
97$32,294,561$0$0$18,446,143
98$35,443,815$0$0$20,248,904
99$38,909,732$0$0$22,233,066
100$42,724,468$0$0$24,417,053