Can I retire at age 55 with 469,000?

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 $469,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$38,730$38,385$38,048$37,720$37,399$36,072
2 years$19,173$18,816$18,470$18,134$17,809$16,486
3 years$12,655$12,296$11,951$11,619$11,299$10,022
4 years$9,397$9,039$8,697$8,371$8,058$6,837
5 years$7,442$7,087$6,750$6,430$6,126$4,963
6 years$6,140$5,787$5,455$5,142$4,847$3,744
7 years$5,210$4,860$4,533$4,227$3,942$2,898
8 years$4,512$4,166$3,844$3,546$3,270$2,285
9 years$3,970$3,627$3,311$3,021$2,754$1,826
10 years$3,537$3,197$2,887$2,604$2,347$1,474
11 years$3,183$2,846$2,541$2,266$2,018$1,200
12 years$2,888$2,555$2,255$1,988$1,749$982
13 years$2,638$2,309$2,015$1,755$1,525$808
14 years$2,425$2,098$1,811$1,558$1,337$668
15 years$2,240$1,917$1,635$1,389$1,177$554
16 years$2,078$1,759$1,482$1,244$1,040$460
17 years$1,935$1,620$1,349$1,118$922$383
18 years$1,809$1,497$1,231$1,007$820$320
19 years$1,696$1,387$1,127$910$731$267
20 years$1,594$1,289$1,034$824$653$223
21 years$1,502$1,201$951$748$584$187
22 years$1,419$1,121$877$680$524$157
23 years$1,343$1,048$810$619$470$131
24 years$1,273$982$749$565$423$110
25 years$1,209$922$693$516$380$93
26 years$1,150$866$643$472$343$78
27 years$1,096$815$597$432$309$65
28 years$1,045$768$555$396$279$55
29 years$998$725$517$363$252$46
30 years$955$684$481$333$227$39
31 years$914$647$449$306$206$33
32 years$876$612$419$281$186$27
33 years$840$580$391$258$168$23
34 years$806$549$365$238$152$19
35 years$775$521$341$219$138$16
36 years$745$495$319$202$125$14
37 years$717$470$299$186$113$12
38 years$690$446$280$171$103$10
39 years$665$425$262$158$93$8
40 years$641$404$246$146$84$7
41 years$619$385$231$134$77$6
42 years$597$366$216$124$70$5
43 years$577$349$203$114$63$4
44 years$557$333$190$106$57$3
45 years$539$317$179$98$52$3
46 years$521$303$168$90$47$2
47 years$504$289$158$83$43$2
48 years$488$276$148$77$39$2
49 years$473$263$139$71$35$1
50 years$458$251$131$66$32$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $469,000, adding $5,451 every year, while hoping to spend $24,079 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: 54/28/18 Blend
54$469,000$469,000$469,000$469,000
55$522,461$497,604$490,334$547,858
56$550,132$496,366$481,141$564,589
57$579,818$494,261$470,832$579,779
58$611,701$491,221$459,345$595,784
59$645,976$487,173$446,615$612,688
60$682,862$482,040$432,573$630,584
61$722,596$475,743$417,147$649,578
62$765,441$468,195$400,262$669,787
63$811,685$459,305$381,839$691,340
64$861,642$448,976$361,796$714,381
65$915,661$437,107$340,047$739,072
66$974,122$423,589$316,503$765,591
67$1,037,447$408,309$291,070$794,137
68$1,106,095$391,145$263,649$824,930
69$1,180,574$371,969$234,139$858,217
70$1,261,443$350,645$202,433$894,269
71$1,349,314$327,031$168,419$933,389
72$1,444,864$300,975$131,980$975,913
73$1,548,833$272,316$92,995$1,022,212
74$1,662,040$240,886$51,337$1,072,701
75$1,785,384$206,505$6,872$1,127,836
76$1,919,855$168,985$0$1,188,125
77$2,066,541$128,126$0$1,261,926
78$2,226,640$83,717$0$1,343,982
79$2,401,473$35,535$0$1,433,692
80$2,592,493$0$0$1,531,852
81$2,801,297$0$0$1,644,470
82$3,029,647$0$0$1,779,647
83$3,279,482$0$0$1,927,587
84$3,552,935$0$0$2,089,558
85$3,852,357$0$0$2,266,960
86$4,180,336$0$0$2,461,330
87$4,539,723$0$0$2,674,365
88$4,933,656$0$0$2,907,933
89$5,365,594$0$0$3,164,089
90$5,839,343$0$0$3,445,098
91$6,359,098$0$0$3,753,456
92$6,929,479$0$0$4,091,910
93$7,555,574$0$0$4,463,489
94$8,242,988$0$0$4,871,526
95$8,997,895$0$0$5,319,694
96$9,827,099$0$0$5,812,041
97$10,738,090$0$0$6,353,024
98$11,739,125$0$0$6,947,554
99$12,839,296$0$0$7,601,042
100$14,048,622$0$0$8,319,448