Can I retire at age 55 with 378,000?

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 $378,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$31,215$30,937$30,666$30,401$30,142$29,643
2 years$15,453$15,165$14,886$14,616$14,353$13,852
3 years$10,200$9,911$9,632$9,364$9,106$8,618
4 years$7,573$7,285$7,010$6,747$6,495$6,024
5 years$5,998$5,712$5,440$5,182$4,937$4,484
6 years$4,948$4,664$4,396$4,144$3,907$3,473
7 years$4,199$3,917$3,653$3,407$3,177$2,762
8 years$3,637$3,358$3,098$2,858$2,636$2,240
9 years$3,200$2,923$2,669$2,434$2,220$1,843
10 years$2,851$2,577$2,327$2,099$1,891$1,533
11 years$2,565$2,294$2,048$1,826$1,627$1,286
12 years$2,327$2,059$1,818$1,602$1,410$1,087
13 years$2,126$1,861$1,624$1,414$1,229$924
14 years$1,954$1,691$1,459$1,255$1,077$789
15 years$1,805$1,545$1,317$1,120$949$676
16 years$1,675$1,418$1,194$1,003$838$581
17 years$1,560$1,305$1,087$901$743$501
18 years$1,458$1,206$992$812$661$433
19 years$1,367$1,118$908$733$589$375
20 years$1,285$1,039$834$664$526$326
21 years$1,211$968$767$603$471$283
22 years$1,143$903$707$548$422$246
23 years$1,082$845$653$499$379$214
24 years$1,026$792$603$455$341$187
25 years$975$743$559$416$306$163
26 years$927$698$518$380$276$142
27 years$883$657$481$348$249$124
28 years$842$619$447$319$225$109
29 years$805$584$416$292$203$95
30 years$769$552$388$268$183$83
31 years$737$521$362$246$166$73
32 years$706$493$337$227$150$64
33 years$677$467$315$208$136$56
34 years$650$443$294$192$123$49
35 years$624$420$275$176$111$43
36 years$600$399$257$162$101$37
37 years$578$379$241$150$91$33
38 years$556$360$226$138$83$29
39 years$536$342$211$127$75$25
40 years$517$326$198$117$68$22
41 years$499$310$186$108$62$19
42 years$481$295$174$100$56$17
43 years$465$281$164$92$51$15
44 years$449$268$154$85$46$13
45 years$434$256$144$79$42$11
46 years$420$244$135$73$38$10
47 years$406$233$127$67$35$9
48 years$393$222$120$62$31$8
49 years$381$212$112$57$29$7
50 years$369$203$106$53$26$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $378,000, adding $6,760 every year, while hoping to spend $27,156 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: 62/32/6 Blend
54$378,000$378,000$378,000$378,000
55$423,529$403,495$397,636$448,910
56$437,835$394,372$382,063$457,559
57$452,690$383,893$365,058$463,211
58$468,122$371,961$346,545$468,677
59$484,159$358,476$326,443$473,939
60$500,834$343,331$304,669$478,979
61$518,178$326,414$281,135$483,774
62$536,229$307,605$255,750$488,306
63$555,025$286,778$228,418$492,550
64$574,607$263,800$199,039$496,486
65$595,020$238,529$167,510$500,090
66$616,312$210,817$133,722$503,337
67$638,535$180,506$97,560$506,204
68$661,744$147,429$58,907$508,665
69$686,000$111,411$17,639$510,695
70$711,368$72,267$0$512,268
71$737,919$29,799$0$515,049
72$765,728$0$0$518,636
73$794,879$0$0$527,587
74$825,462$0$0$547,994
75$857,573$0$0$569,429
76$891,319$0$0$591,966
77$926,814$0$0$615,682
78$964,185$0$0$640,662
79$1,003,566$0$0$666,999
80$1,045,108$0$0$694,793
81$1,088,970$0$0$724,155
82$1,135,330$0$0$755,204
83$1,184,380$0$0$788,071
84$1,236,331$0$0$822,900
85$1,291,411$0$0$859,846
86$1,349,873$0$0$899,081
87$1,411,990$0$0$940,790
88$1,478,062$0$0$985,179
89$1,548,418$0$0$1,032,472
90$1,623,418$0$0$1,082,912
91$1,703,455$0$0$1,136,770
92$1,788,961$0$0$1,194,337
93$1,880,409$0$0$1,255,937
94$1,978,318$0$0$1,321,924
95$2,083,255$0$0$1,392,685
96$2,195,845$0$0$1,468,644
97$2,316,773$0$0$1,550,270
98$2,446,789$0$0$1,638,074
99$2,586,718$0$0$1,732,619
100$2,737,466$0$0$1,834,522