Can I retire at age 55 with 340,000?

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 $340,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$28,077$27,827$27,583$27,345$27,112$26,986
2 years$13,899$13,641$13,390$13,146$12,911$12,784
3 years$9,174$8,914$8,664$8,423$8,191$8,067
4 years$6,812$6,553$6,305$6,068$5,842$5,722
5 years$5,395$5,138$4,893$4,661$4,441$4,325
6 years$4,451$4,195$3,954$3,727$3,514$3,402
7 years$3,777$3,523$3,286$3,065$2,858$2,750
8 years$3,271$3,020$2,787$2,571$2,371$2,267
9 years$2,878$2,629$2,400$2,190$1,997$1,897
10 years$2,564$2,318$2,093$1,888$1,701$1,606
11 years$2,307$2,063$1,842$1,643$1,463$1,372
12 years$2,093$1,852$1,635$1,441$1,268$1,181
13 years$1,913$1,674$1,461$1,272$1,106$1,023
14 years$1,758$1,521$1,313$1,129$969$890
15 years$1,624$1,390$1,185$1,007$853$778
16 years$1,506$1,275$1,074$902$754$683
17 years$1,403$1,174$978$810$669$601
18 years$1,311$1,085$892$730$595$530
19 years$1,229$1,006$817$660$530$469
20 years$1,156$934$750$598$473$416
21 years$1,089$870$690$542$424$369
22 years$1,028$813$636$493$380$328
23 years$973$760$587$449$341$292
24 years$923$712$543$410$306$260
25 years$877$668$503$374$276$232
26 years$834$628$466$342$248$207
27 years$794$591$433$313$224$185
28 years$758$557$403$287$202$166
29 years$724$525$375$263$182$149
30 years$692$496$349$241$165$133
31 years$663$469$325$222$149$119
32 years$635$444$303$204$135$107
33 years$609$420$283$187$122$96
34 years$585$398$265$172$110$86
35 years$562$378$248$159$100$77
36 years$540$359$232$146$91$69
37 years$520$341$217$135$82$62
38 years$500$324$203$124$74$56
39 years$482$308$190$114$68$50
40 years$465$293$178$106$61$45
41 years$448$279$167$97$56$41
42 years$433$265$157$90$50$36
43 years$418$253$147$83$46$33
44 years$404$241$138$77$42$29
45 years$391$230$130$71$38$26
46 years$378$219$122$65$34$24
47 years$366$209$114$60$31$21
48 years$354$200$108$56$28$19
49 years$343$191$101$52$26$17
50 years$332$182$95$48$23$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $340,000, adding $4,727 every year, while hoping to spend $26,232 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: 67/10/23 Blend
54$340,000$340,000$340,000$340,000
55$379,556$361,536$356,266$402,458
56$390,360$351,341$340,290$408,222
57$401,387$339,766$322,900$411,087
58$412,632$326,718$304,020$413,606
59$424,088$312,095$283,573$415,746
60$435,748$295,791$261,476$417,470
61$447,602$277,692$237,643$418,739
62$459,638$257,680$211,985$419,511
63$471,843$235,628$184,408$419,740
64$484,201$211,404$154,815$419,377
65$496,692$184,865$123,105$418,369
66$509,295$155,864$89,169$416,660
67$521,985$124,243$52,898$414,187
68$534,732$89,836$14,175$410,886
69$547,505$52,468$0$406,683
70$560,264$11,953$0$408,165
71$572,967$0$0$412,731
72$585,566$0$0$420,352
73$598,007$0$0$429,159
74$610,226$0$0$437,791
75$622,156$0$0$446,197
76$633,717$0$0$454,319
77$644,823$0$0$462,091
78$655,375$0$0$469,441
79$665,264$0$0$476,287
80$674,368$0$0$482,540
81$682,550$0$0$488,096
82$689,657$0$0$492,844
83$695,520$0$0$496,658
84$699,950$0$0$499,397
85$702,736$0$0$500,906
86$703,646$0$0$501,012
87$702,419$0$0$499,523
88$698,767$0$0$496,225
89$692,371$0$0$490,882
90$682,876$0$0$483,231
91$669,889$0$0$472,982
92$652,974$0$0$459,812
93$631,648$0$0$443,364
94$605,378$0$0$423,242
95$573,571$0$0$399,010
96$535,572$0$0$370,184
97$490,658$0$0$336,226
98$438,027$0$0$296,546
99$376,794$0$0$250,489
100$305,978$0$0$197,330