Can I retire at age 55 with 533,000?

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 $533,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$44,015$43,623$43,240$42,867$42,502$41,747
2 years$21,789$21,384$20,990$20,609$20,239$19,480
3 years$14,382$13,974$13,582$13,204$12,841$12,102
4 years$10,679$10,273$9,884$9,513$9,158$8,446
5 years$8,458$8,054$7,671$7,307$6,962$6,278
6 years$6,977$6,577$6,199$5,843$5,509$4,854
7 years$5,920$5,523$5,151$4,804$4,480$3,855
8 years$5,128$4,734$4,369$4,030$3,717$3,120
9 years$4,512$4,122$3,763$3,433$3,130$2,562
10 years$4,020$3,633$3,281$2,959$2,667$2,128
11 years$3,617$3,235$2,888$2,575$2,294$1,782
12 years$3,282$2,903$2,563$2,259$1,988$1,503
13 years$2,998$2,624$2,290$1,994$1,733$1,275
14 years$2,755$2,385$2,058$1,770$1,519$1,086
15 years$2,545$2,179$1,858$1,579$1,338$929
16 years$2,361$1,999$1,684$1,414$1,182$797
17 years$2,199$1,841$1,533$1,270$1,048$686
18 years$2,056$1,701$1,399$1,145$932$592
19 years$1,927$1,576$1,281$1,034$831$511
20 years$1,811$1,465$1,175$937$742$443
21 years$1,707$1,365$1,081$850$664$384
22 years$1,612$1,274$996$773$595$333
23 years$1,526$1,191$920$704$534$289
24 years$1,447$1,116$851$642$480$252
25 years$1,374$1,047$788$586$432$219
26 years$1,307$984$731$536$389$191
27 years$1,245$926$679$491$351$166
28 years$1,188$873$631$450$317$145
29 years$1,135$824$587$412$286$126
30 years$1,085$778$547$378$258$110
31 years$1,039$735$510$348$234$96
32 years$995$696$476$319$211$84
33 years$955$659$444$294$191$73
34 years$916$624$415$270$173$64
35 years$880$592$388$249$157$56
36 years$847$562$363$229$142$49
37 years$815$534$340$211$129$43
38 years$784$507$318$195$117$37
39 years$756$483$298$179$106$33
40 years$729$459$279$165$96$29
41 years$703$437$262$153$87$25
42 years$679$416$246$141$79$22
43 years$655$397$231$130$72$19
44 years$633$378$216$120$65$17
45 years$612$360$203$111$59$15
46 years$592$344$191$102$54$13
47 years$573$328$179$95$49$11
48 years$555$313$169$87$44$10
49 years$537$299$158$81$40$9
50 years$520$286$149$75$37$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $533,000, adding $4,283 every year, while hoping to spend $44,237 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: 64/17/19 Blend
54$533,000$533,000$533,000$533,000
55$591,784$563,535$555,273$626,551
56$605,078$544,080$526,807$630,986
57$618,246$522,190$495,905$630,419
58$631,227$497,697$462,438$628,758
59$643,955$470,427$426,272$625,896
60$656,353$440,194$387,268$621,720
61$668,339$406,800$345,278$616,107
62$679,815$370,039$300,151$608,922
63$690,676$329,691$251,726$600,021
64$700,802$285,523$199,836$589,244
65$710,062$237,291$144,308$576,422
66$718,305$184,736$84,960$561,367
67$725,368$127,584$21,602$543,876
68$731,066$65,546$0$523,731
69$735,194$0$0$510,019
70$737,524$0$0$498,747
71$737,803$0$0$498,269
72$735,750$0$0$496,125
73$731,052$0$0$492,094
74$723,363$0$0$485,931
75$712,298$0$0$477,363
76$697,432$0$0$466,091
77$678,293$0$0$451,780
78$654,358$0$0$434,061
79$625,049$0$0$412,525
80$589,724$0$0$386,719
81$547,675$0$0$356,143
82$498,117$0$0$320,243
83$440,184$0$0$278,405
84$372,916$0$0$229,953
85$295,254$0$0$174,138
86$206,026$0$0$110,133
87$103,937$0$0$37,024
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