Can I retire at age 55 with 420,000?

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 $420,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$34,683$34,374$34,073$33,779$33,491$33,280
2 years$17,170$16,850$16,540$16,240$15,948$15,735
3 years$11,333$11,012$10,703$10,405$10,118$9,910
4 years$8,415$8,095$7,789$7,496$7,216$7,015
5 years$6,665$6,346$6,044$5,758$5,486$5,291
6 years$5,498$5,182$4,885$4,605$4,341$4,153
7 years$4,665$4,352$4,059$3,786$3,530$3,350
8 years$4,041$3,731$3,443$3,176$2,929$2,756
9 years$3,556$3,248$2,965$2,705$2,466$2,301
10 years$3,167$2,863$2,585$2,332$2,101$1,943
11 years$2,850$2,549$2,276$2,029$1,807$1,656
12 years$2,586$2,288$2,020$1,780$1,566$1,422
13 years$2,363$2,067$1,805$1,571$1,366$1,228
14 years$2,171$1,879$1,621$1,395$1,197$1,066
15 years$2,006$1,717$1,464$1,244$1,054$929
16 years$1,861$1,575$1,327$1,114$932$813
17 years$1,733$1,451$1,208$1,001$826$714
18 years$1,620$1,340$1,102$902$734$628
19 years$1,518$1,242$1,009$815$655$554
20 years$1,427$1,154$926$738$585$489
21 years$1,345$1,075$852$670$523$433
22 years$1,270$1,004$785$609$469$384
23 years$1,202$939$725$555$421$341
24 years$1,140$880$671$506$378$303
25 years$1,083$825$621$462$341$270
26 years$1,030$776$576$422$307$240
27 years$981$730$535$387$277$214
28 years$936$688$497$354$250$191
29 years$894$649$463$325$225$170
30 years$855$613$431$298$204$152
31 years$818$579$402$274$184$136
32 years$784$548$375$252$167$121
33 years$752$519$350$231$151$108
34 years$722$492$327$213$136$97
35 years$694$467$306$196$124$87
36 years$667$443$286$181$112$78
37 years$642$421$268$166$101$69
38 years$618$400$251$153$92$62
39 years$596$380$235$141$83$56
40 years$574$362$220$130$76$50
41 years$554$344$206$120$69$45
42 years$535$328$194$111$62$40
43 years$516$312$182$102$57$36
44 years$499$298$171$95$51$32
45 years$482$284$160$87$47$29
46 years$467$271$150$81$42$26
47 years$452$259$141$75$38$23
48 years$437$247$133$69$35$21
49 years$423$236$125$64$32$19
50 years$410$225$117$59$29$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $420,000, adding $6,543 every year, while hoping to spend $34,694 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: 71/12/17 Blend
54$420,000$420,000$420,000$420,000
55$469,589$447,329$440,819$500,609
56$480,573$432,334$418,672$507,091
57$491,515$415,442$394,621$509,398
58$502,373$396,522$368,564$511,035
59$513,101$375,438$340,398$511,930
60$523,648$352,044$310,011$512,005
61$533,954$326,189$277,291$511,176
62$543,953$297,708$242,116$509,348
63$553,572$266,431$204,362$506,422
64$562,727$232,177$163,899$502,285
65$571,325$194,754$120,590$496,818
66$579,263$153,960$74,293$489,889
67$586,426$109,582$24,859$481,354
68$592,683$61,393$0$471,058
69$597,892$9,157$0$463,889
70$601,892$0$0$459,743
71$604,505$0$0$460,187
72$605,532$0$0$460,588
73$604,755$0$0$459,565
74$601,928$0$0$456,924
75$596,781$0$0$452,455
76$589,013$0$0$445,921
77$578,290$0$0$437,060
78$564,243$0$0$425,585
79$546,463$0$0$411,172
80$524,496$0$0$393,469
81$497,841$0$0$372,081
82$465,942$0$0$346,573
83$428,185$0$0$316,465
84$383,891$0$0$281,223
85$332,307$0$0$240,261
86$272,604$0$0$192,925
87$203,862$0$0$138,499
88$125,068$0$0$76,187
89$35,100$0$0$5,112
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0