Can I retire at age 55 with 370,000?

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 $370,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$30,554$30,282$30,017$29,757$29,504$29,245
2 years$15,126$14,844$14,571$14,306$14,050$13,788
3 years$9,984$9,701$9,428$9,166$8,914$8,658
4 years$7,413$7,131$6,862$6,604$6,357$6,110
5 years$5,871$5,591$5,325$5,072$4,833$4,594
6 years$4,844$4,565$4,303$4,056$3,824$3,595
7 years$4,110$3,834$3,576$3,335$3,110$2,890
8 years$3,560$3,286$3,033$2,798$2,580$2,369
9 years$3,132$2,861$2,612$2,383$2,173$1,971
10 years$2,790$2,522$2,277$2,054$1,851$1,658
11 years$2,511$2,245$2,005$1,788$1,592$1,408
12 years$2,278$2,015$1,779$1,568$1,380$1,204
13 years$2,081$1,821$1,590$1,384$1,203$1,036
14 years$1,913$1,655$1,428$1,229$1,055$896
15 years$1,767$1,512$1,290$1,096$929$778
16 years$1,639$1,388$1,169$981$821$678
17 years$1,527$1,278$1,064$882$728$593
18 years$1,427$1,181$971$795$647$519
19 years$1,338$1,094$889$718$577$456
20 years$1,258$1,017$816$650$515$401
21 years$1,185$947$751$590$461$354
22 years$1,119$884$692$537$413$312
23 years$1,059$827$639$489$371$276
24 years$1,004$775$591$446$333$244
25 years$954$727$547$407$300$216
26 years$907$683$507$372$270$191
27 years$864$643$471$341$244$170
28 years$825$606$438$312$220$151
29 years$788$572$408$286$199$134
30 years$753$540$380$263$179$119
31 years$721$510$354$241$162$106
32 years$691$483$330$222$147$94
33 years$663$457$308$204$133$84
34 years$636$433$288$188$120$74
35 years$611$411$269$173$109$66
36 years$588$390$252$159$99$59
37 years$565$371$236$147$89$52
38 years$544$352$221$135$81$47
39 years$525$335$207$125$73$42
40 years$506$319$194$115$67$37
41 years$488$303$182$106$60$33
42 years$471$289$171$98$55$29
43 years$455$275$160$90$50$26
44 years$440$262$150$83$45$23
45 years$425$250$141$77$41$21
46 years$411$239$133$71$37$19
47 years$398$228$124$66$34$17
48 years$385$217$117$61$31$15
49 years$373$208$110$56$28$13
50 years$361$198$103$52$25$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $370,000, adding $2,651 every year, while hoping to spend $27,452 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: 52/21/27 Blend
54$370,000$370,000$370,000$370,000
55$410,475$390,865$385,130$428,592
56$423,134$380,808$368,823$431,393
57$436,165$369,339$351,049$431,441
58$449,576$356,359$331,732$430,945
59$463,376$341,764$310,788$429,864
60$477,574$325,443$288,133$428,156
61$492,178$307,282$263,677$425,775
62$507,198$287,156$237,328$422,674
63$522,641$264,936$208,987$418,800
64$538,516$240,484$178,554$414,102
65$554,832$213,654$145,923$408,520
66$571,595$184,294$110,982$401,997
67$588,814$152,240$73,615$394,466
68$606,495$117,322$33,703$385,862
69$624,644$79,357$0$376,113
70$643,267$38,156$0$367,704
71$662,370$0$0$368,524
72$681,956$0$0$370,305
73$702,029$0$0$381,162
74$722,590$0$0$392,279
75$743,641$0$0$403,655
76$765,180$0$0$415,290
77$787,206$0$0$427,181
78$809,713$0$0$439,325
79$832,696$0$0$451,718
80$856,145$0$0$464,353
81$880,049$0$0$477,225
82$904,394$0$0$490,322
83$929,161$0$0$503,635
84$954,329$0$0$517,149
85$979,871$0$0$530,850
86$1,005,757$0$0$544,718
87$1,031,951$0$0$558,732
88$1,058,409$0$0$572,866
89$1,085,084$0$0$587,092
90$1,111,920$0$0$601,377
91$1,138,852$0$0$615,683
92$1,165,807$0$0$629,966
93$1,192,701$0$0$644,177
94$1,219,439$0$0$658,262
95$1,245,915$0$0$672,157
96$1,272,008$0$0$685,792
97$1,297,581$0$0$699,088
98$1,322,481$0$0$711,956
99$1,346,535$0$0$724,295
100$1,369,552$0$0$735,994