Can I retire at age 55 with 524,000?

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 $524,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$43,271$42,886$42,510$42,143$41,784$40,158
2 years$21,422$21,023$20,636$20,261$19,897$18,279
3 years$14,139$13,738$13,353$12,981$12,624$11,063
4 years$10,499$10,099$9,717$9,352$9,003$7,513
5 years$8,315$7,918$7,541$7,184$6,844$5,428
6 years$6,860$6,466$6,094$5,745$5,416$4,075
7 years$5,821$5,430$5,064$4,723$4,404$3,138
8 years$5,042$4,654$4,295$3,962$3,654$2,461
9 years$4,436$4,052$3,699$3,375$3,077$1,956
10 years$3,952$3,572$3,225$2,909$2,622$1,570
11 years$3,556$3,180$2,839$2,532$2,255$1,270
12 years$3,226$2,854$2,520$2,221$1,954$1,034
13 years$2,948$2,579$2,251$1,961$1,704$846
14 years$2,709$2,345$2,023$1,740$1,494$694
15 years$2,502$2,142$1,826$1,552$1,315$572
16 years$2,322$1,965$1,656$1,390$1,162$472
17 years$2,162$1,810$1,507$1,249$1,031$390
18 years$2,021$1,672$1,375$1,125$916$324
19 years$1,894$1,550$1,259$1,017$817$269
20 years$1,781$1,440$1,156$921$730$223
21 years$1,678$1,341$1,063$836$653$185
22 years$1,585$1,252$980$760$585$154
23 years$1,500$1,171$905$692$525$129
24 years$1,422$1,097$837$631$472$107
25 years$1,351$1,030$775$576$425$89
26 years$1,285$968$719$527$383$74
27 years$1,224$911$667$482$345$62
28 years$1,168$858$620$442$311$52
29 years$1,115$810$577$405$281$43
30 years$1,067$765$538$372$254$36
31 years$1,021$723$501$342$230$30
32 years$978$684$468$314$208$25
33 years$938$648$437$289$188$21
34 years$901$614$408$266$170$18
35 years$866$582$381$245$154$15
36 years$832$553$357$225$140$12
37 years$801$525$334$208$127$10
38 years$771$499$313$191$115$9
39 years$743$474$293$176$104$7
40 years$716$451$275$163$94$6
41 years$691$430$258$150$86$5
42 years$667$409$242$139$78$4
43 years$644$390$227$128$71$3
44 years$623$372$213$118$64$3
45 years$602$354$200$109$58$2
46 years$582$338$188$101$53$2
47 years$563$323$176$93$48$2
48 years$545$308$166$86$44$1
49 years$528$294$156$79$40$1
50 years$512$281$146$73$36$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $524,000, adding $6,670 every year, while hoping to spend $22,243 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: 61/14/25 Blend
54$524,000$524,000$524,000$524,000
55$584,328$556,556$548,434$615,702
56$620,263$560,161$543,140$641,386
57$659,118$563,197$536,924$666,402
58$701,167$565,613$529,730$693,224
59$746,712$567,354$521,502$722,031
60$796,085$568,362$512,180$753,023
61$849,649$568,575$501,702$786,420
62$907,807$567,929$490,002$822,464
63$970,998$566,353$477,012$861,425
64$1,039,709$563,773$462,661$903,599
65$1,114,473$560,112$446,874$949,314
66$1,195,878$555,285$429,572$998,933
67$1,284,569$549,206$410,675$1,052,856
68$1,381,258$541,780$390,095$1,111,525
69$1,486,728$532,908$367,745$1,175,430
70$1,601,839$522,487$343,530$1,245,110
71$1,727,542$510,403$317,353$1,321,161
72$1,864,879$496,541$289,112$1,404,241
73$2,015,000$480,775$258,701$1,495,077
74$2,179,170$462,973$226,007$1,594,472
75$2,358,783$442,996$190,916$1,703,312
76$2,555,372$420,696$153,305$1,822,575
77$2,770,628$395,918$113,048$1,953,340
78$3,006,409$368,495$70,013$2,096,802
79$3,264,765$338,254$24,061$2,254,274
80$3,547,953$305,010$0$2,427,210
81$3,858,456$268,567$0$2,623,876
82$4,199,011$228,720$0$2,846,659
83$4,572,634$185,251$0$3,091,130
84$4,982,644$137,929$0$3,359,485
85$5,432,698$86,512$0$3,654,148
86$5,926,825$30,743$0$3,977,789
87$6,469,463$0$0$4,333,350
88$7,065,500$0$0$4,728,643
89$7,720,322$0$0$5,168,168
90$8,439,861$0$0$5,651,176
91$9,230,653$0$0$6,182,061
92$10,099,899$0$0$6,765,662
93$11,055,531$0$0$7,407,310
94$12,106,289$0$0$8,112,881
95$13,261,801$0$0$8,888,845
96$14,532,677$0$0$9,742,335
97$15,930,605$0$0$10,681,205
98$17,468,462$0$0$11,714,112
99$19,160,438$0$0$12,850,593
100$21,022,168$0$0$14,101,157