Can I retire at age 30 with 550,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $550,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$45,418$45,014$44,619$44,234$43,858$43,346
2 years$22,484$22,066$21,660$21,266$20,885$20,369
3 years$14,841$14,420$14,015$13,626$13,250$12,747
4 years$11,020$10,600$10,200$9,816$9,450$8,964
5 years$8,728$8,311$7,915$7,540$7,184$6,715
6 years$7,200$6,786$6,397$6,030$5,684$5,234
7 years$6,109$5,699$5,316$4,957$4,623$4,192
8 years$5,292$4,885$4,508$4,159$3,835$3,423
9 years$4,656$4,254$3,883$3,542$3,230$2,836
10 years$4,148$3,749$3,385$3,053$2,752$2,376
11 years$3,732$3,338$2,980$2,657$2,367$2,009
12 years$3,386$2,996$2,645$2,331$2,051$1,711
13 years$3,094$2,707$2,363$2,058$1,788$1,465
14 years$2,843$2,461$2,123$1,827$1,568$1,261
15 years$2,626$2,248$1,917$1,629$1,380$1,090
16 years$2,437$2,063$1,738$1,459$1,220$945
17 years$2,270$1,900$1,582$1,311$1,082$822
18 years$2,121$1,755$1,444$1,181$962$717
19 years$1,989$1,627$1,322$1,067$857$626
20 years$1,869$1,512$1,213$967$766$548
21 years$1,762$1,408$1,116$877$685$481
22 years$1,664$1,314$1,028$798$614$422
23 years$1,575$1,229$949$726$551$371
24 years$1,493$1,152$878$663$496$326
25 years$1,418$1,081$813$605$446$287
26 years$1,349$1,016$754$553$402$253
27 years$1,285$956$700$506$362$223
28 years$1,226$901$651$464$327$197
29 years$1,171$850$606$425$295$174
30 years$1,120$803$564$390$267$154
31 years$1,072$759$526$359$241$136
32 years$1,027$718$491$330$218$120
33 years$985$680$458$303$197$106
34 years$946$644$428$279$179$94
35 years$908$611$400$257$162$83
36 years$874$580$375$236$147$74
37 years$841$551$351$218$133$65
38 years$809$524$328$201$120$58
39 years$780$498$308$185$109$51
40 years$752$474$288$171$99$45
41 years$725$451$270$158$90$40
42 years$700$429$254$145$82$35
43 years$676$409$238$134$74$31
44 years$653$390$223$124$67$28
45 years$632$372$210$114$61$25
46 years$611$355$197$106$55$22
47 years$591$339$185$98$50$19
48 years$572$323$174$90$46$17
49 years$554$309$163$83$41$15
50 years$537$295$154$77$38$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $550,000, adding $3,252 every year, while hoping to spend $51,766 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: 40/30/30 Blend
29$550,000$550,000$550,000$550,000
30$609,454$580,304$571,779$628,330
31$616,540$553,661$535,855$615,760
32$622,614$523,977$496,993$597,160
33$627,517$491,048$455,039$576,069
34$631,075$454,660$409,834$552,291
35$633,091$414,585$361,210$525,617
36$633,349$370,582$308,993$495,821
37$631,607$322,397$253,000$462,662
38$627,597$269,762$193,043$425,877
39$621,023$212,391$128,921$385,185
40$611,555$149,986$60,427$340,282
41$598,827$82,229$0$290,840
42$582,436$8,786$0$240,561
43$561,932$0$0$205,913
44$536,819$0$0$190,535
45$506,549$0$0$175,740
46$470,512$0$0$158,357
47$428,037$0$0$138,090
48$378,380$0$0$114,607
49$320,719$0$0$87,546
50$254,144$0$0$56,504
51$177,650$0$0$21,037
52$90,129$0$0$0
53$0$0$0$0
54$0$0$0$0
55$0$0$0$0
56$0$0$0$0
57$0$0$0$0
58$0$0$0$0
59$0$0$0$0
60$0$0$0$0
61$0$0$0$0
62$0$0$0$0
63$0$0$0$0
64$0$0$0$0
65$0$0$0$0
66$0$0$0$0
67$0$0$0$0
68$0$0$0$0
69$0$0$0$0
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0