Can I retire at age 55 with 399,000?

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:
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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 $399,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$32,949$32,656$32,369$32,090$31,817$30,676
2 years$16,311$16,008$15,713$15,428$15,151$14,014
3 years$10,766$10,461$10,167$9,885$9,612$8,515
4 years$7,994$7,690$7,399$7,121$6,856$5,806
5 years$6,331$6,029$5,742$5,470$5,212$4,212
6 years$5,223$4,923$4,641$4,374$4,124$3,176
7 years$4,432$4,135$3,856$3,596$3,354$2,457
8 years$3,839$3,544$3,270$3,017$2,782$1,936
9 years$3,378$3,086$2,817$2,570$2,343$1,546
10 years$3,009$2,720$2,456$2,215$1,996$1,248
11 years$2,708$2,421$2,162$1,928$1,717$1,015
12 years$2,457$2,173$1,919$1,691$1,488$830
13 years$2,244$1,964$1,714$1,493$1,297$683
14 years$2,063$1,785$1,540$1,325$1,137$564
15 years$1,905$1,631$1,391$1,182$1,001$467
16 years$1,768$1,496$1,261$1,058$885$388
17 years$1,646$1,378$1,147$951$785$323
18 years$1,539$1,273$1,047$857$698$269
19 years$1,443$1,180$959$774$622$225
20 years$1,356$1,097$880$701$556$188
21 years$1,278$1,021$809$636$497$157
22 years$1,207$954$746$579$446$132
23 years$1,142$892$689$527$400$110
24 years$1,083$836$637$481$360$92
25 years$1,029$784$590$439$324$78
26 years$979$737$547$401$291$65
27 years$932$694$508$367$263$55
28 years$889$654$472$337$237$46
29 years$849$617$440$309$214$39
30 years$812$582$409$283$193$32
31 years$777$550$382$260$175$27
32 years$745$521$356$239$158$23
33 years$715$493$333$220$143$19
34 years$686$467$311$202$130$16
35 years$659$443$290$186$117$14
36 years$634$421$272$172$106$11
37 years$610$400$254$158$96$10
38 years$587$380$238$146$87$8
39 years$566$361$223$134$79$7
40 years$545$344$209$124$72$6
41 years$526$327$196$114$65$5
42 years$508$312$184$105$59$4
43 years$491$297$173$97$54$3
44 years$474$283$162$90$49$3
45 years$458$270$152$83$44$2
46 years$443$257$143$77$40$2
47 years$429$246$134$71$36$2
48 years$415$234$126$65$33$1
49 years$402$224$119$61$30$1
50 years$390$214$111$56$27$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $399,000, adding $6,505 every year, while hoping to spend $29,698 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: 41/34/25 Blend
54$399,000$399,000$399,000$399,000
55$446,408$425,261$419,076$461,200
56$460,343$414,500$401,517$461,682
57$474,704$402,217$382,374$458,911
58$489,504$388,305$361,563$455,327
59$504,753$372,653$338,996$450,875
60$520,466$355,141$314,580$445,493
61$536,655$335,644$288,220$439,118
62$553,333$314,029$259,814$431,683
63$570,513$290,157$229,258$423,116
64$588,208$263,878$196,442$413,342
65$606,433$235,035$161,250$402,282
66$625,201$203,464$123,564$389,852
67$644,527$168,988$83,258$375,964
68$664,423$131,423$40,201$360,525
69$684,904$90,573$0$343,435
70$705,985$46,232$0$326,125
71$727,680$0$0$318,495
72$750,003$0$0$310,415
73$772,967$0$0$319,895
74$796,588$0$0$329,643
75$820,879$0$0$339,664
76$845,852$0$0$349,964
77$871,523$0$0$360,548
78$897,903$0$0$371,420
79$925,004$0$0$382,586
80$952,838$0$0$394,048
81$981,416$0$0$405,812
82$1,010,748$0$0$417,880
83$1,040,842$0$0$430,255
84$1,071,706$0$0$442,939
85$1,103,347$0$0$455,935
86$1,135,768$0$0$469,242
87$1,168,972$0$0$482,861
88$1,202,960$0$0$496,790
89$1,237,729$0$0$511,028
90$1,273,275$0$0$525,570
91$1,309,589$0$0$540,411
92$1,346,660$0$0$555,545
93$1,384,473$0$0$570,963
94$1,423,006$0$0$586,654
95$1,462,236$0$0$602,606
96$1,502,131$0$0$618,802
97$1,542,653$0$0$635,224
98$1,583,759$0$0$651,851
99$1,625,396$0$0$668,656
100$1,667,503$0$0$685,610