Can I retire at age 55 with 462,000?

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 $462,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$38,152$37,812$37,480$37,157$36,841$35,994
2 years$18,887$18,535$18,194$17,864$17,543$16,695
3 years$12,466$12,113$11,773$11,445$11,130$10,307
4 years$9,256$8,904$8,568$8,246$7,938$7,146
5 years$7,331$6,981$6,649$6,334$6,034$5,275
6 years$6,048$5,701$5,373$5,065$4,775$4,050
7 years$5,132$4,787$4,465$4,164$3,883$3,193
8 years$4,445$4,104$3,787$3,493$3,221$2,565
9 years$3,911$3,573$3,262$2,975$2,713$2,090
10 years$3,484$3,149$2,844$2,565$2,312$1,722
11 years$3,135$2,804$2,503$2,232$1,988$1,430
12 years$2,845$2,516$2,222$1,958$1,723$1,196
13 years$2,599$2,274$1,985$1,729$1,502$1,006
14 years$2,388$2,067$1,783$1,534$1,317$849
15 years$2,206$1,888$1,610$1,368$1,160$720
16 years$2,047$1,733$1,460$1,225$1,025$612
17 years$1,906$1,596$1,328$1,101$909$522
18 years$1,782$1,474$1,213$992$808$446
19 years$1,670$1,366$1,110$896$720$382
20 years$1,570$1,270$1,019$812$643$327
21 years$1,480$1,183$937$737$576$281
22 years$1,398$1,104$864$670$516$241
23 years$1,323$1,033$798$610$463$208
24 years$1,254$967$738$557$416$179
25 years$1,191$908$683$508$375$154
26 years$1,133$853$634$465$337$133
27 years$1,079$803$588$425$304$114
28 years$1,030$757$547$390$274$99
29 years$983$714$509$357$248$85
30 years$940$674$474$328$224$73
31 years$900$637$442$301$202$63
32 years$863$603$412$277$183$55
33 years$827$571$385$255$166$47
34 years$794$541$360$234$150$41
35 years$763$513$336$216$136$35
36 years$734$487$315$199$123$31
37 years$706$463$294$183$112$26
38 years$680$440$276$169$101$23
39 years$655$418$258$156$92$20
40 years$632$398$242$143$83$17
41 years$609$379$227$132$76$15
42 years$588$361$213$122$69$13
43 years$568$344$200$113$62$11
44 years$549$328$188$104$56$10
45 years$531$312$176$96$51$8
46 years$513$298$165$89$47$7
47 years$497$284$155$82$42$6
48 years$481$272$146$76$38$5
49 years$466$259$137$70$35$5
50 years$451$248$129$65$32$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $462,000, adding $4,687 every year, while hoping to spend $35,920 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: 53/34/13 Blend
54$462,000$462,000$462,000$462,000
55$513,959$489,473$482,312$539,196
56$528,164$475,238$460,250$542,684
57$542,614$459,102$436,246$542,234
58$557,296$440,934$410,196$540,923
59$572,195$420,595$381,993$538,677
60$587,293$397,937$351,523$535,420
61$602,567$372,807$318,670$531,066
62$617,994$345,039$283,310$525,527
63$633,544$314,461$245,315$518,708
64$649,184$280,888$204,552$510,504
65$664,877$244,128$160,881$500,807
66$680,579$203,974$114,155$489,498
67$696,241$160,212$64,222$476,452
68$711,807$112,612$10,923$461,533
69$727,214$60,933$0$444,595
70$742,391$4,919$0$431,858
71$757,258$0$0$418,811
72$771,724$0$0$424,622
73$785,688$0$0$431,956
74$799,036$0$0$438,904
75$811,643$0$0$445,392
76$823,364$0$0$451,335
77$834,043$0$0$456,641
78$843,503$0$0$461,206
79$851,545$0$0$464,912
80$857,951$0$0$467,631
81$862,475$0$0$469,220
82$864,848$0$0$469,518
83$864,765$0$0$468,349
84$861,894$0$0$465,515
85$855,860$0$0$460,797
86$846,251$0$0$453,954
87$832,610$0$0$444,717
88$814,429$0$0$432,789
89$791,145$0$0$417,839
90$762,136$0$0$399,502
91$726,713$0$0$377,376
92$684,112$0$0$351,011
93$633,488$0$0$319,915
94$573,909$0$0$283,539
95$504,340$0$0$241,280
96$423,640$0$0$192,467
97$330,545$0$0$136,363
98$223,662$0$0$72,151
99$101,448$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0