Can I retire at age 55 with 487,000?

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:
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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 $487,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$40,216$39,858$39,508$39,167$38,834$37,727
2 years$19,909$19,538$19,179$18,830$18,492$17,386
3 years$13,141$12,768$12,410$12,065$11,732$10,661
4 years$9,757$9,386$9,031$8,692$8,368$7,339
5 years$7,728$7,359$7,009$6,676$6,361$5,379
6 years$6,375$6,009$5,664$5,339$5,033$4,098
7 years$5,410$5,046$4,707$4,390$4,093$3,205
8 years$4,686$4,326$3,992$3,682$3,396$2,554
9 years$4,123$3,766$3,438$3,136$2,860$2,063
10 years$3,673$3,320$2,997$2,704$2,437$1,685
11 years$3,305$2,955$2,639$2,353$2,096$1,387
12 years$2,998$2,653$2,342$2,064$1,816$1,149
13 years$2,739$2,397$2,092$1,822$1,584$957
14 years$2,518$2,179$1,880$1,617$1,388$801
15 years$2,326$1,991$1,697$1,443$1,222$672
16 years$2,158$1,826$1,539$1,292$1,080$566
17 years$2,010$1,682$1,400$1,161$958$478
18 years$1,878$1,554$1,278$1,046$852$404
19 years$1,761$1,440$1,170$945$759$342
20 years$1,655$1,338$1,074$856$678$290
21 years$1,560$1,247$988$777$607$246
22 years$1,473$1,164$910$706$544$209
23 years$1,394$1,088$841$643$488$178
24 years$1,322$1,020$777$587$439$152
25 years$1,256$957$720$536$395$129
26 years$1,194$899$668$490$356$110
27 years$1,138$847$620$448$321$94
28 years$1,085$798$577$411$289$80
29 years$1,037$753$537$377$261$68
30 years$991$711$500$346$236$58
31 years$949$672$466$318$213$50
32 years$909$636$435$292$193$42
33 years$872$602$406$268$175$36
34 years$837$571$379$247$158$31
35 years$804$541$355$227$143$26
36 years$773$514$332$209$130$23
37 years$744$488$310$193$118$19
38 years$717$464$291$178$107$16
39 years$691$441$272$164$97$14
40 years$666$419$255$151$88$12
41 years$642$399$239$139$80$10
42 years$620$380$225$129$72$9
43 years$599$362$211$119$66$8
44 years$579$345$198$110$60$6
45 years$559$329$186$101$54$5
46 years$541$314$174$94$49$5
47 years$524$300$164$86$45$4
48 years$507$286$154$80$40$3
49 years$491$273$145$74$37$3
50 years$475$261$136$68$33$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $487,000, adding $5,283 every year, while hoping to spend $25,548 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: 31/43/26 Blend
54$487,000$487,000$487,000$487,000
55$542,123$516,312$508,764$554,469
56$570,237$514,429$498,625$562,502
57$600,362$511,597$487,289$568,523
58$632,677$507,743$474,691$574,493
59$667,376$502,789$460,760$580,425
60$704,676$496,652$445,422$586,335
61$744,810$489,245$428,601$592,244
62$788,038$480,476$410,217$598,178
63$834,644$470,246$390,186$604,165
64$884,940$458,450$368,419$610,243
65$939,269$444,979$344,826$616,454
66$998,008$429,716$319,311$622,849
67$1,061,570$412,537$291,773$629,487
68$1,130,411$393,313$262,108$636,435
69$1,205,031$371,904$230,208$643,774
70$1,285,982$348,164$195,957$651,595
71$1,373,867$321,939$159,237$660,004
72$1,469,354$293,066$119,923$669,120
73$1,573,173$261,372$77,886$679,081
74$1,686,131$226,674$32,990$690,044
75$1,809,115$188,779$0$702,186
76$1,943,100$147,484$0$719,849
77$2,089,159$102,574$0$749,158
78$2,248,473$53,820$0$781,251
79$2,422,343$984$0$816,464
80$2,612,201$0$0$855,172
81$2,819,622$0$0$924,379
82$3,046,341$0$0$1,000,607
83$3,294,267$0$0$1,084,041
84$3,565,503$0$0$1,175,398
85$3,862,365$0$0$1,275,468
86$4,187,402$0$0$1,385,122
87$4,543,421$0$0$1,505,316
88$4,933,515$0$0$1,637,105
89$5,361,089$0$0$1,781,652
90$5,829,892$0$0$1,940,236
91$6,344,056$0$0$2,114,266
92$6,908,128$0$0$2,305,295
93$7,527,121$0$0$2,515,034
94$8,206,554$0$0$2,745,366
95$8,952,506$0$0$2,998,366
96$9,771,676$0$0$3,276,321
97$10,671,440$0$0$3,581,749
98$11,659,926$0$0$3,917,425
99$12,746,087$0$0$4,286,406
100$13,939,788$0$0$4,692,059