Can I retire at age 55 with 513,000?

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 $513,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$42,363$41,986$41,618$41,258$40,907$40,548
2 years$20,972$20,581$20,203$19,836$19,480$19,117
3 years$13,842$13,450$13,072$12,709$12,359$12,005
4 years$10,278$9,887$9,513$9,156$8,814$8,472
5 years$8,140$7,752$7,383$7,033$6,701$6,370
6 years$6,716$6,330$5,966$5,624$5,302$4,984
7 years$5,698$5,316$4,958$4,624$4,312$4,007
8 years$4,936$4,557$4,205$3,879$3,577$3,285
9 years$4,343$3,967$3,622$3,304$3,012$2,733
10 years$3,869$3,497$3,157$2,848$2,567$2,299
11 years$3,481$3,113$2,780$2,479$2,207$1,952
12 years$3,159$2,794$2,467$2,174$1,913$1,670
13 years$2,886$2,525$2,204$1,919$1,668$1,437
14 years$2,652$2,295$1,980$1,704$1,462$1,243
15 years$2,450$2,097$1,788$1,520$1,288$1,079
16 years$2,273$1,924$1,621$1,361$1,138$940
17 years$2,117$1,772$1,475$1,222$1,009$822
18 years$1,978$1,637$1,347$1,102$897$720
19 years$1,855$1,517$1,233$995$800$632
20 years$1,744$1,410$1,131$902$714$556
21 years$1,643$1,313$1,041$818$639$490
22 years$1,552$1,226$959$744$573$433
23 years$1,469$1,147$886$678$514$382
24 years$1,393$1,074$819$618$462$338
25 years$1,323$1,008$759$564$416$299
26 years$1,258$948$704$516$375$265
27 years$1,199$892$653$472$338$235
28 years$1,143$840$607$433$305$209
29 years$1,092$793$565$397$275$185
30 years$1,044$749$526$364$249$165
31 years$1,000$708$491$334$225$146
32 years$958$670$458$307$203$130
33 years$919$634$428$283$184$116
34 years$882$601$399$260$167$103
35 years$847$570$373$239$151$92
36 years$815$541$349$221$137$82
37 years$784$514$327$203$124$73
38 years$755$488$306$187$112$65
39 years$727$464$287$173$102$58
40 years$701$442$269$159$92$51
41 years$677$421$252$147$84$46
42 years$653$401$237$136$76$41
43 years$631$382$222$125$69$36
44 years$610$364$208$116$63$32
45 years$589$347$196$107$57$29
46 years$570$331$184$99$52$26
47 years$551$316$173$91$47$23
48 years$534$301$162$84$43$20
49 years$517$288$152$78$39$18
50 years$501$275$143$72$35$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $513,000, adding $5,499 every year, while hoping to spend $39,571 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: 27/47/26 Blend
54$513,000$513,000$513,000$513,000
55$570,998$543,809$535,858$581,663
56$587,137$528,353$511,706$575,187
57$603,595$510,812$485,418$564,451
58$620,364$491,045$456,882$552,107
59$637,433$468,897$425,979$538,046
60$654,787$444,209$392,585$522,151
61$672,410$416,810$356,571$504,297
62$690,281$386,519$317,802$484,355
63$708,378$353,147$276,137$462,184
64$726,673$316,491$231,428$437,639
65$745,134$276,340$183,521$410,564
66$763,725$232,468$132,256$380,794
67$782,404$184,637$77,466$348,155
68$801,122$132,598$18,974$312,460
69$819,826$76,084$0$273,516
70$838,452$14,817$0$243,166
71$856,931$0$0$215,539
72$875,183$0$0$211,823
73$893,119$0$0$215,630
74$910,636$0$0$219,264
75$927,623$0$0$222,690
76$943,952$0$0$225,869
77$959,480$0$0$228,757
78$974,048$0$0$231,304
79$987,479$0$0$233,457
80$999,572$0$0$235,154
81$1,010,107$0$0$236,328
82$1,018,838$0$0$236,902
83$1,025,488$0$0$236,794
84$1,029,752$0$0$235,911
85$1,031,291$0$0$234,149
86$1,029,726$0$0$231,393
87$1,024,640$0$0$227,517
88$1,015,565$0$0$222,381
89$1,001,987$0$0$215,827
90$983,334$0$0$207,684
91$958,971$0$0$197,761
92$928,195$0$0$185,846
93$890,230$0$0$171,704
94$844,215$0$0$155,078
95$789,196$0$0$135,680
96$724,120$0$0$113,194
97$647,820$0$0$87,271
98$559,008$0$0$57,523
99$456,258$0$0$23,524
100$337,994$0$0$0