Can I retire at age 55 with 482,000?

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 $482,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$39,803$39,449$39,103$38,765$38,435$37,235
2 years$19,705$19,338$18,982$18,637$18,303$17,104
3 years$13,006$12,637$12,283$11,941$11,612$10,452
4 years$9,657$9,290$8,939$8,603$8,282$7,170
5 years$7,649$7,283$6,937$6,608$6,296$5,235
6 years$6,310$5,947$5,606$5,284$4,982$3,973
7 years$5,354$4,995$4,658$4,344$4,051$3,095
8 years$4,637$4,281$3,951$3,644$3,361$2,456
9 years$4,080$3,728$3,403$3,104$2,830$1,976
10 years$3,635$3,286$2,967$2,676$2,412$1,607
11 years$3,271$2,925$2,612$2,329$2,074$1,317
12 years$2,968$2,625$2,318$2,043$1,797$1,086
13 years$2,711$2,373$2,071$1,803$1,567$900
14 years$2,492$2,157$1,861$1,601$1,374$750
15 years$2,302$1,970$1,680$1,428$1,210$626
16 years$2,135$1,808$1,523$1,278$1,069$525
17 years$1,989$1,665$1,386$1,149$948$440
18 years$1,859$1,538$1,265$1,035$843$370
19 years$1,743$1,426$1,158$935$751$312
20 years$1,638$1,325$1,063$847$671$263
21 years$1,544$1,234$978$769$601$222
22 years$1,458$1,152$901$699$538$188
23 years$1,380$1,077$832$637$483$159
24 years$1,308$1,009$770$581$434$135
25 years$1,243$947$713$530$391$114
26 years$1,182$890$661$485$352$97
27 years$1,126$838$614$444$317$82
28 years$1,074$789$571$407$286$69
29 years$1,026$745$531$373$259$59
30 years$981$703$495$342$234$50
31 years$939$665$461$314$211$42
32 years$900$629$430$289$191$36
33 years$863$596$402$266$173$31
34 years$829$565$375$244$157$26
35 years$796$536$351$225$142$22
36 years$766$508$328$207$128$19
37 years$737$483$307$191$116$16
38 years$709$459$288$176$106$13
39 years$683$436$270$162$96$11
40 years$659$415$253$150$87$10
41 years$636$395$237$138$79$8
42 years$614$376$222$127$71$7
43 years$593$359$209$118$65$6
44 years$573$342$196$109$59$5
45 years$554$326$184$100$53$4
46 years$535$311$173$93$49$4
47 years$518$297$162$86$44$3
48 years$502$283$152$79$40$3
49 years$486$271$143$73$36$2
50 years$471$258$135$68$33$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $482,000, adding $5,237 every year, while hoping to spend $22,873 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: 68/13/19 Blend
54$482,000$482,000$482,000$482,000
55$536,566$511,020$503,549$570,205
56$566,959$511,723$496,081$594,051
57$599,686$511,694$487,597$616,968
58$634,959$510,873$478,037$641,476
59$673,016$509,196$467,342$667,732
60$714,112$506,596$455,446$695,907
61$758,533$503,000$442,285$726,190
62$806,589$498,333$427,787$758,792
63$858,623$492,514$411,881$793,943
64$915,013$485,457$394,489$831,900
65$976,172$477,072$375,532$872,945
66$1,042,555$467,263$354,926$917,389
67$1,114,665$455,927$332,585$965,578
68$1,193,051$442,958$308,417$1,017,892
69$1,278,320$428,241$282,327$1,074,750
70$1,371,140$411,656$254,216$1,136,618
71$1,472,243$393,075$223,979$1,204,007
72$1,582,439$372,362$191,509$1,277,483
73$1,702,615$349,375$156,693$1,357,670
74$1,833,751$323,963$119,411$1,445,258
75$1,976,923$295,967$79,540$1,541,008
76$2,133,316$265,216$36,952$1,645,760
77$2,304,236$231,533$0$1,760,441
78$2,491,119$194,730$0$1,887,798
79$2,695,548$154,606$0$2,035,344
80$2,919,264$110,952$0$2,196,856
81$3,164,185$63,545$0$2,373,741
82$3,432,424$12,151$0$2,567,549
83$3,726,306$0$0$2,779,990
84$4,048,393$0$0$3,019,167
85$4,401,506$0$0$3,283,318
86$4,788,752$0$0$3,573,032
87$5,213,553$0$0$3,890,874
88$5,679,679$0$0$4,239,668
89$6,191,282$0$0$4,622,524
90$6,752,934$0$0$5,042,870
91$7,369,675$0$0$5,504,479
92$8,047,054$0$0$6,011,511
93$8,791,184$0$0$6,568,545
94$9,608,800$0$0$7,180,628
95$10,507,322$0$0$7,853,320
96$11,494,923$0$0$8,592,745
97$12,580,609$0$0$9,405,650
98$13,774,301$0$0$10,299,470
99$15,086,929$0$0$11,282,395
100$16,530,537$0$0$12,363,447