Can I retire at age 55 with 407,000?

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 $407,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$33,610$33,310$33,018$32,733$32,455$31,216
2 years$16,638$16,329$16,028$15,737$15,455$14,222
3 years$10,982$10,671$10,371$10,083$9,805$8,616
4 years$8,155$7,844$7,548$7,264$6,993$5,857
5 years$6,458$6,150$5,857$5,580$5,316$4,236
6 years$5,328$5,022$4,734$4,462$4,206$3,184
7 years$4,521$4,217$3,934$3,668$3,421$2,455
8 years$3,916$3,615$3,336$3,077$2,838$1,927
9 years$3,446$3,148$2,873$2,621$2,390$1,533
10 years$3,069$2,774$2,505$2,260$2,036$1,233
11 years$2,762$2,470$2,205$1,966$1,751$998
12 years$2,506$2,217$1,957$1,725$1,518$814
13 years$2,289$2,003$1,749$1,523$1,323$666
14 years$2,104$1,821$1,571$1,352$1,160$548
15 years$1,943$1,664$1,419$1,206$1,021$452
16 years$1,803$1,526$1,286$1,079$903$374
17 years$1,679$1,406$1,170$970$800$310
18 years$1,570$1,299$1,068$874$712$257
19 years$1,471$1,204$978$790$634$214
20 years$1,383$1,119$898$715$567$178
21 years$1,304$1,042$826$649$507$148
22 years$1,231$973$761$590$455$123
23 years$1,165$910$703$538$408$103
24 years$1,105$852$650$490$367$86
25 years$1,049$800$602$448$330$72
26 years$998$752$558$409$297$60
27 years$951$707$518$375$268$50
28 years$907$667$482$343$242$42
29 years$866$629$448$315$218$35
30 years$828$594$418$289$197$29
31 years$793$561$389$265$178$24
32 years$760$531$363$244$161$20
33 years$729$503$339$224$146$17
34 years$700$477$317$206$132$14
35 years$672$452$296$190$120$12
36 years$646$429$277$175$108$10
37 years$622$408$259$161$98$8
38 years$599$387$243$149$89$7
39 years$577$368$228$137$81$6
40 years$556$351$213$126$73$5
41 years$537$334$200$117$67$4
42 years$518$318$188$108$60$3
43 years$500$303$176$99$55$3
44 years$484$289$165$92$50$2
45 years$467$275$155$85$45$2
46 years$452$263$146$78$41$2
47 years$438$251$137$72$37$1
48 years$424$239$129$67$34$1
49 years$410$228$121$62$31$1
50 years$397$218$114$57$28$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $407,000, adding $2,504 every year, while hoping to spend $20,579 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: 62/20/18 Blend
54$407,000$407,000$407,000$407,000
55$451,097$429,526$423,217$476,849
56$475,213$428,677$415,499$493,647
57$501,099$427,096$406,833$509,445
58$528,914$424,727$397,165$526,210
59$558,832$421,508$386,439$544,038
60$591,045$417,374$374,597$563,037
61$625,763$412,256$361,577$583,324
62$663,217$406,083$347,316$605,029
63$703,660$398,776$331,746$628,298
64$747,372$390,254$314,797$653,290
65$794,658$380,431$296,397$680,184
66$845,855$369,214$276,469$709,176
67$901,334$356,507$254,933$740,483
68$961,502$342,208$231,704$774,348
69$1,026,806$326,207$206,698$811,036
70$1,097,739$308,390$179,821$850,844
71$1,174,843$288,635$150,979$894,099
72$1,258,713$266,814$120,072$941,161
73$1,350,004$242,791$86,998$992,432
74$1,449,439$216,422$51,647$1,048,354
75$1,557,811$187,556$13,906$1,109,416
76$1,675,993$156,032$0$1,176,160
77$1,804,948$121,681$0$1,254,249
78$1,945,733$84,323$0$1,342,460
79$2,099,513$43,771$0$1,438,875
80$2,267,571$0$0$1,544,328
81$2,451,320$0$0$1,659,780
82$2,652,313$0$0$1,796,632
83$2,872,263$0$0$1,946,421
84$3,113,054$0$0$2,110,435
85$3,376,762$0$0$2,290,090
86$3,665,673$0$0$2,486,948
87$3,982,304$0$0$2,702,730
88$4,329,428$0$0$2,939,327
89$4,710,097$0$0$3,198,826
90$5,127,676$0$0$3,483,524
91$5,585,867$0$0$3,795,952
92$6,088,752$0$0$4,138,896
93$6,640,824$0$0$4,515,427
94$7,247,035$0$0$4,928,926
95$7,912,838$0$0$5,383,119
96$8,644,242$0$0$5,882,111
97$9,447,863$0$0$6,430,422
98$10,330,994$0$0$7,033,033
99$11,301,668$0$0$7,695,432
100$12,368,732$0$0$8,423,664