Can I retire at age 55 with 995,000?

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:
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 $995,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$82,166$81,434$80,720$80,023$79,343$76,957
2 years$40,676$39,919$39,185$38,473$37,782$35,399
3 years$26,848$26,087$25,355$24,650$23,971$21,664
4 years$19,935$19,177$18,452$17,759$17,096$14,884
5 years$15,789$15,035$14,319$13,640$12,996$10,885
6 years$13,025$12,277$11,572$10,908$10,283$8,275
7 years$11,052$10,310$9,617$8,968$8,363$6,457
8 years$9,573$8,838$8,156$7,523$6,938$5,133
9 years$8,423$7,695$7,024$6,408$5,843$4,137
10 years$7,504$6,783$6,124$5,524$4,978$3,370
11 years$6,752$6,038$5,392$4,808$4,282$2,767
12 years$6,126$5,420$4,785$4,217$3,710$2,287
13 years$5,597$4,898$4,275$3,723$3,235$1,900
14 years$5,144$4,452$3,841$3,305$2,836$1,585
15 years$4,751$4,067$3,468$2,947$2,497$1,327
16 years$4,408$3,731$3,144$2,639$2,207$1,114
17 years$4,106$3,436$2,861$2,371$1,957$937
18 years$3,837$3,175$2,612$2,137$1,740$790
19 years$3,597$2,943$2,391$1,931$1,551$667
20 years$3,382$2,735$2,194$1,749$1,385$564
21 years$3,187$2,547$2,018$1,587$1,240$478
22 years$3,010$2,378$1,860$1,443$1,111$405
23 years$2,849$2,224$1,718$1,314$997$343
24 years$2,701$2,084$1,588$1,199$897$291
25 years$2,565$1,955$1,471$1,095$807$247
26 years$2,440$1,838$1,365$1,001$727$210
27 years$2,325$1,730$1,267$916$655$178
28 years$2,218$1,630$1,178$839$591$152
29 years$2,118$1,537$1,096$770$534$129
30 years$2,025$1,452$1,021$706$482$110
31 years$1,939$1,373$952$649$436$93
32 years$1,858$1,299$888$596$394$79
33 years$1,782$1,230$829$548$357$68
34 years$1,711$1,166$775$504$323$58
35 years$1,644$1,106$724$464$293$49
36 years$1,580$1,049$678$428$265$42
37 years$1,521$997$634$394$240$35
38 years$1,464$947$594$363$218$30
39 years$1,411$901$556$335$198$26
40 years$1,360$857$522$309$179$22
41 years$1,312$816$489$285$163$19
42 years$1,267$777$459$263$148$16
43 years$1,223$740$430$243$134$14
44 years$1,182$706$404$224$122$12
45 years$1,143$673$379$207$110$10
46 years$1,105$642$356$191$100$8
47 years$1,070$613$335$177$91$7
48 years$1,035$585$315$163$83$6
49 years$1,003$558$296$151$75$5
50 years$971$533$278$139$68$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $995,000, adding $2,220 every year, while hoping to spend $49,569 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: 56/31/13 Blend
54$995,000$995,000$995,000$995,000
55$1,098,780$1,046,045$1,030,622$1,156,536
56$1,158,114$1,044,560$1,012,407$1,194,441
57$1,221,840$1,041,341$991,921$1,230,096
58$1,290,351$1,036,251$969,034$1,267,777
59$1,364,083$1,029,143$943,613$1,307,687
60$1,443,513$1,019,864$915,517$1,350,052
61$1,529,163$1,008,250$884,599$1,395,122
62$1,621,610$994,126$850,705$1,443,175
63$1,721,486$977,310$813,675$1,494,520
64$1,829,484$957,605$773,340$1,549,499
65$1,946,369$934,805$729,524$1,608,493
66$2,072,980$908,692$682,045$1,671,925
67$2,210,240$879,034$630,709$1,740,263
68$2,359,164$845,586$575,317$1,814,026
69$2,520,867$808,088$515,659$1,893,793
70$2,696,578$766,267$451,516$1,980,200
71$2,887,647$719,832$382,660$2,073,958
72$3,095,560$668,476$308,851$2,175,850
73$3,321,950$611,875$229,841$2,286,748
74$3,568,618$549,686$145,370$2,407,615
75$3,837,543$481,546$55,165$2,539,519
76$4,130,903$407,072$0$2,683,641
77$4,451,096$325,860$0$2,846,991
78$4,800,763$237,482$0$3,033,854
79$5,182,809$141,487$0$3,238,216
80$5,600,433$37,398$0$3,461,896
81$6,057,158$0$0$3,706,903
82$6,556,861$0$0$4,001,142
83$7,103,813$0$0$4,337,252
84$7,702,716$0$0$4,705,377
85$8,358,748$0$0$5,108,712
86$9,077,611$0$0$5,550,773
87$9,865,586$0$0$6,035,435
88$10,729,589$0$0$6,566,965
89$11,677,239$0$0$7,150,063
90$12,716,925$0$0$7,789,904
91$13,857,891$0$0$8,492,191
92$15,110,316$0$0$9,263,204
93$16,485,414$0$0$10,109,862
94$17,995,539$0$0$11,039,786
95$19,654,298$0$0$12,061,372
96$21,476,681$0$0$13,183,869
97$23,479,203$0$0$14,417,466
98$25,680,057$0$0$15,773,389
99$28,099,287$0$0$17,264,004
100$30,758,974$0$0$18,902,936