Can I retire at age 55 with 431,000?

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 $431,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$35,592$35,275$34,965$34,663$34,369$33,242
2 years$17,620$17,291$16,973$16,665$16,366$15,242
3 years$11,630$11,300$10,983$10,677$10,383$9,296
4 years$8,635$8,307$7,993$7,693$7,405$6,365
5 years$6,839$6,513$6,203$5,909$5,629$4,637
6 years$5,642$5,318$5,013$4,725$4,454$3,512
7 years$4,787$4,466$4,166$3,885$3,623$2,729
8 years$4,147$3,828$3,533$3,259$3,005$2,161
9 years$3,649$3,333$3,043$2,776$2,531$1,734
10 years$3,250$2,938$2,653$2,393$2,156$1,406
11 years$2,925$2,616$2,335$2,082$1,855$1,150
12 years$2,654$2,348$2,073$1,827$1,607$946
13 years$2,424$2,122$1,852$1,613$1,401$782
14 years$2,228$1,928$1,664$1,431$1,229$649
15 years$2,058$1,762$1,502$1,277$1,082$541
16 years$1,909$1,616$1,362$1,143$956$452
17 years$1,779$1,489$1,239$1,027$848$378
18 years$1,662$1,375$1,131$926$754$317
19 years$1,558$1,275$1,036$836$672$266
20 years$1,465$1,185$951$757$600$224
21 years$1,380$1,103$874$687$537$189
22 years$1,304$1,030$806$625$481$159
23 years$1,234$963$744$569$432$134
24 years$1,170$903$688$519$388$113
25 years$1,111$847$637$474$349$95
26 years$1,057$796$591$434$315$81
27 years$1,007$749$549$397$284$68
28 years$961$706$510$364$256$58
29 years$917$666$475$333$231$49
30 years$877$629$442$306$209$41
31 years$840$595$412$281$189$35
32 years$805$563$385$258$171$29
33 years$772$533$359$238$155$25
34 years$741$505$336$219$140$21
35 years$712$479$314$201$127$18
36 years$685$455$294$185$115$15
37 years$659$432$275$171$104$13
38 years$634$410$257$157$94$11
39 years$611$390$241$145$86$9
40 years$589$371$226$134$78$8
41 years$568$353$212$123$70$7
42 years$549$337$199$114$64$6
43 years$530$321$186$105$58$5
44 years$512$306$175$97$53$4
45 years$495$291$164$90$48$3
46 years$479$278$154$83$43$3
47 years$463$265$145$77$39$2
48 years$449$253$136$71$36$2
49 years$434$242$128$65$33$2
50 years$421$231$120$60$30$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $431,000, adding $2,329 every year, while hoping to spend $25,269 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: 49/31/20 Blend
54$431,000$431,000$431,000$431,000
55$477,364$454,521$447,841$497,969
56$499,170$449,907$435,958$507,891
57$522,352$444,219$422,829$515,907
58$547,025$437,380$408,387$524,084
59$573,314$429,304$392,561$532,446
60$601,355$419,902$375,274$541,025
61$631,297$409,082$356,450$549,852
62$663,305$396,742$336,006$558,968
63$697,557$382,777$313,858$568,417
64$734,251$367,076$289,915$578,252
65$773,602$349,520$264,084$588,531
66$815,847$329,984$236,269$599,320
67$861,246$308,337$206,367$610,698
68$910,085$284,437$174,272$622,749
69$962,676$258,137$139,873$635,573
70$1,019,365$229,281$103,054$649,281
71$1,080,528$197,704$63,694$663,997
72$1,146,581$163,231$21,668$679,865
73$1,217,981$125,678$0$697,042
74$1,295,229$84,850$0$720,655
75$1,378,876$40,541$0$751,214
76$1,469,528$0$0$784,347
77$1,567,851$0$0$822,886
78$1,674,580$0$0$879,770
79$1,790,519$0$0$941,604
80$1,916,556$0$0$1,008,866
81$2,053,665$0$0$1,082,083
82$2,202,921$0$0$1,161,832
83$2,365,504$0$0$1,248,751
84$2,542,714$0$0$1,343,541
85$2,735,981$0$0$1,446,972
86$2,946,880$0$0$1,559,896
87$3,177,142$0$0$1,683,245
88$3,428,677$0$0$1,818,050
89$3,703,583$0$0$1,965,443
90$4,004,173$0$0$2,126,671
91$4,332,992$0$0$2,303,108
92$4,692,842$0$0$2,496,267
93$5,086,811$0$0$2,707,812
94$5,518,297$0$0$2,939,579
95$5,991,042$0$0$3,193,586
96$6,509,169$0$0$3,472,058
97$7,077,216$0$0$3,777,445
98$7,700,183$0$0$4,112,445
99$8,383,578$0$0$4,480,031
100$9,133,465$0$0$4,883,477