Can I retire at age 55 with 974,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $974,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$80,432$79,716$79,017$78,334$77,668$75,242
2 years$39,818$39,076$38,358$37,661$36,985$34,562
3 years$26,282$25,537$24,820$24,130$23,465$21,122
4 years$19,515$18,772$18,063$17,384$16,735$14,490
5 years$15,456$14,718$14,017$13,353$12,722$10,580
6 years$12,751$12,018$11,328$10,678$10,066$8,029
7 years$10,819$10,093$9,414$8,779$8,187$6,255
8 years$9,371$8,651$7,984$7,365$6,792$4,964
9 years$8,246$7,533$6,876$6,273$5,720$3,993
10 years$7,346$6,640$5,995$5,407$4,873$3,246
11 years$6,610$5,911$5,278$4,706$4,191$2,661
12 years$5,997$5,305$4,684$4,128$3,632$2,195
13 years$5,479$4,794$4,185$3,644$3,167$1,820
14 years$5,035$4,358$3,760$3,235$2,776$1,515
15 years$4,651$3,981$3,395$2,885$2,445$1,265
16 years$4,315$3,653$3,078$2,583$2,160$1,060
17 years$4,019$3,364$2,801$2,321$1,916$890
18 years$3,756$3,108$2,557$2,092$1,703$749
19 years$3,521$2,881$2,341$1,890$1,518$631
20 years$3,310$2,677$2,148$1,712$1,356$532
21 years$3,120$2,494$1,976$1,554$1,214$449
22 years$2,946$2,328$1,821$1,413$1,088$380
23 years$2,788$2,177$1,681$1,286$976$321
24 years$2,644$2,040$1,555$1,173$878$272
25 years$2,511$1,914$1,440$1,072$790$230
26 years$2,389$1,799$1,336$980$711$195
27 years$2,276$1,693$1,240$897$641$166
28 years$2,171$1,595$1,153$822$579$140
29 years$2,073$1,505$1,073$753$523$119
30 years$1,983$1,421$999$691$472$101
31 years$1,898$1,344$932$635$427$86
32 years$1,819$1,271$869$584$386$73
33 years$1,744$1,204$812$537$349$62
34 years$1,674$1,141$758$494$316$52
35 years$1,609$1,082$709$455$287$45
36 years$1,547$1,027$663$419$260$38
37 years$1,489$976$621$386$235$32
38 years$1,433$927$581$356$213$27
39 years$1,381$882$545$328$193$23
40 years$1,332$839$511$302$175$20
41 years$1,285$799$479$279$159$17
42 years$1,240$761$449$257$144$14
43 years$1,198$725$421$238$131$12
44 years$1,157$691$396$219$119$10
45 years$1,119$659$371$203$108$9
46 years$1,082$628$349$187$98$7
47 years$1,047$600$328$173$89$6
48 years$1,014$572$308$160$81$5
49 years$982$547$289$148$73$5
50 years$951$522$272$137$67$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $974,000, adding $2,717 every year, while hoping to spend $20,735 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: 45/34/21 Blend
54$974,000$974,000$974,000$974,000
55$1,076,151$1,024,529$1,009,432$1,117,958
56$1,163,856$1,052,669$1,021,186$1,175,769
57$1,259,813$1,081,493$1,032,639$1,236,169
58$1,364,840$1,111,012$1,043,758$1,301,243
59$1,479,840$1,141,239$1,054,511$1,371,438
60$1,605,808$1,172,183$1,064,861$1,447,242
61$1,743,838$1,203,858$1,074,772$1,529,193
62$1,895,136$1,236,273$1,084,203$1,617,886
63$2,061,028$1,269,439$1,093,112$1,713,973
64$2,242,979$1,303,367$1,101,457$1,818,174
65$2,442,597$1,338,067$1,109,190$1,931,282
66$2,661,658$1,373,548$1,116,264$2,054,168
67$2,902,116$1,409,820$1,122,628$2,187,795
68$3,166,122$1,446,892$1,128,227$2,333,221
69$3,456,049$1,484,773$1,133,005$2,491,613
70$3,774,509$1,523,469$1,136,903$2,664,258
71$4,124,379$1,562,989$1,139,859$2,852,569
72$4,508,829$1,603,339$1,141,807$3,058,109
73$4,931,351$1,644,524$1,142,680$3,282,596
74$5,395,793$1,686,550$1,142,404$3,527,923
75$5,906,393$1,729,421$1,140,904$3,796,180
76$6,467,823$1,773,139$1,138,101$4,089,664
77$7,085,225$1,817,708$1,133,913$4,410,911
78$7,764,270$1,863,127$1,128,251$4,762,712
79$8,511,203$1,909,398$1,121,024$5,148,146
80$9,332,904$1,956,517$1,112,137$5,570,603
81$10,236,956$2,004,482$1,101,489$6,033,821
82$11,231,713$2,053,288$1,088,976$6,541,917
83$12,326,378$2,102,930$1,074,487$7,099,430
84$13,531,093$2,153,398$1,057,907$7,711,362
85$14,857,033$2,204,683$1,039,116$8,383,224
86$16,316,511$2,256,773$1,017,987$9,121,090
87$17,923,093$2,309,653$994,387$9,931,656
88$19,691,729$2,363,307$968,180$10,822,297
89$21,638,892$2,417,715$939,220$11,801,145
90$23,782,731$2,472,855$907,356$12,877,160
91$26,143,246$2,528,702$872,429$14,060,216
92$28,742,477$2,585,228$834,275$15,361,198
93$31,604,706$2,642,401$792,720$16,792,097
94$34,756,694$2,700,186$747,584$18,366,134
95$38,227,926$2,758,544$698,677$20,097,875
96$42,050,894$2,817,433$645,803$22,003,374
97$46,261,402$2,876,804$588,754$24,100,326
98$50,898,904$2,936,606$527,316$26,408,231
99$56,006,874$2,996,781$461,263$28,948,577
100$61,633,219$3,057,268$390,360$31,745,051