Can I retire at age 55 with 479,000?

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 $479,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$39,555$39,203$38,859$38,524$38,196$37,940
2 years$19,582$19,217$18,864$18,521$18,189$17,930
3 years$12,925$12,559$12,206$11,867$11,540$11,287
4 years$9,597$9,232$8,883$8,549$8,230$7,985
5 years$7,601$7,238$6,893$6,567$6,256$6,020
6 years$6,271$5,910$5,571$5,251$4,951$4,723
7 years$5,321$4,963$4,630$4,317$4,026$3,807
8 years$4,609$4,255$3,926$3,622$3,340$3,130
9 years$4,055$3,704$3,382$3,085$2,813$2,612
10 years$3,612$3,265$2,948$2,659$2,397$2,204
11 years$3,251$2,907$2,596$2,314$2,061$1,877
12 years$2,949$2,609$2,303$2,030$1,786$1,611
13 years$2,694$2,358$2,058$1,792$1,558$1,390
14 years$2,476$2,143$1,849$1,591$1,365$1,206
15 years$2,287$1,958$1,670$1,419$1,202$1,051
16 years$2,122$1,796$1,514$1,270$1,062$919
17 years$1,977$1,654$1,377$1,141$942$806
18 years$1,847$1,529$1,257$1,029$838$709
19 years$1,732$1,417$1,151$929$747$625
20 years$1,628$1,317$1,056$842$667$551
21 years$1,534$1,226$972$764$597$488
22 years$1,449$1,145$896$695$535$432
23 years$1,371$1,071$827$633$480$383
24 years$1,300$1,003$765$577$432$340
25 years$1,235$941$708$527$388$303
26 years$1,175$885$657$482$350$269
27 years$1,119$833$610$441$315$240
28 years$1,068$785$567$404$285$214
29 years$1,020$740$528$371$257$190
30 years$975$699$492$340$232$170
31 years$933$661$458$312$210$152
32 years$894$625$428$287$190$135
33 years$858$592$399$264$172$121
34 years$823$561$373$243$156$108
35 years$791$532$349$224$141$97
36 years$761$505$326$206$128$86
37 years$732$480$305$190$116$77
38 years$705$456$286$175$105$69
39 years$679$434$268$161$95$62
40 years$655$413$251$149$86$55
41 years$632$393$235$137$78$49
42 years$610$374$221$127$71$44
43 years$589$356$207$117$64$40
44 years$569$340$195$108$59$35
45 years$550$324$183$100$53$32
46 years$532$309$172$92$48$28
47 years$515$295$161$85$44$25
48 years$498$282$151$79$40$23
49 years$483$269$142$73$36$20
50 years$468$257$134$67$33$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $479,000, adding $2,151 every year, while hoping to spend $53,263 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: 78/14/8 Blend
54$479,000$479,000$479,000$479,000
55$530,077$504,690$497,265$570,668
56$527,473$472,748$457,252$565,678
57$522,819$437,456$414,114$553,086
58$515,848$398,594$367,688$537,713
59$506,268$355,927$317,809$519,257
60$493,750$309,211$264,299$497,387
61$477,935$258,185$206,975$471,740
62$458,423$202,574$145,647$441,916
63$434,770$142,088$80,114$407,475
64$406,486$76,420$10,167$367,934
65$373,029$5,246$0$322,761
66$333,800$0$0$276,876
67$288,135$0$0$236,475
68$235,302$0$0$190,709
69$174,489$0$0$138,073
70$104,802$0$0$77,797
71$25,251$0$0$9,032
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
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