Can I retire at age 55 with 536,000?

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 $536,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$44,262$43,868$43,483$43,108$42,741$41,176
2 years$21,912$21,504$21,108$20,725$20,353$18,793
3 years$14,463$14,053$13,659$13,279$12,913$11,408
4 years$10,739$10,331$9,940$9,567$9,210$7,771
5 years$8,505$8,099$7,714$7,348$7,001$5,632
6 years$7,017$6,614$6,234$5,876$5,540$4,242
7 years$5,954$5,554$5,180$4,831$4,505$3,278
8 years$5,157$4,761$4,393$4,053$3,737$2,580
9 years$4,538$4,145$3,784$3,452$3,147$2,058
10 years$4,042$3,654$3,299$2,976$2,682$1,658
11 years$3,637$3,253$2,904$2,590$2,306$1,347
12 years$3,300$2,920$2,578$2,272$1,999$1,101
13 years$3,015$2,638$2,303$2,005$1,743$904
14 years$2,771$2,398$2,069$1,780$1,528$745
15 years$2,559$2,191$1,868$1,588$1,345$616
16 years$2,375$2,010$1,694$1,422$1,189$511
17 years$2,212$1,851$1,541$1,277$1,054$425
18 years$2,067$1,711$1,407$1,151$937$353
19 years$1,938$1,585$1,288$1,040$835$295
20 years$1,822$1,473$1,182$942$746$246
21 years$1,717$1,372$1,087$855$668$205
22 years$1,621$1,281$1,002$777$599$172
23 years$1,534$1,198$925$708$537$144
24 years$1,455$1,122$856$646$483$120
25 years$1,382$1,053$793$590$435$101
26 years$1,315$990$735$539$391$84
27 years$1,252$932$683$494$353$71
28 years$1,195$878$635$452$318$59
29 years$1,141$828$590$415$288$50
30 years$1,091$782$550$381$260$42
31 years$1,044$739$513$349$235$35
32 years$1,001$700$478$321$212$29
33 years$960$663$447$295$192$25
34 years$921$628$417$272$174$21
35 years$885$596$390$250$158$17
36 years$851$565$365$230$143$15
37 years$819$537$342$212$130$12
38 years$789$510$320$196$117$10
39 years$760$485$300$180$106$9
40 years$733$462$281$166$97$7
41 years$707$439$263$154$88$6
42 years$682$419$247$142$79$5
43 years$659$399$232$131$72$4
44 years$637$380$218$121$65$4
45 years$616$362$204$112$59$3
46 years$595$346$192$103$54$3
47 years$576$330$180$95$49$2
48 years$558$315$169$88$45$2
49 years$540$301$159$81$40$1
50 years$523$287$150$75$37$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $536,000, adding $2,150 every year, while hoping to spend $39,932 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: 45/27/28 Blend
54$536,000$536,000$536,000$536,000
55$592,890$564,482$556,174$614,686
56$610,877$549,654$532,318$615,566
57$629,361$532,761$506,325$612,517
58$648,350$513,660$478,081$608,445
59$667,851$492,200$447,466$603,275
60$687,873$468,218$414,357$596,932
61$708,422$441,547$378,624$589,331
62$729,504$412,006$340,131$580,386
63$751,124$379,405$298,736$570,006
64$773,287$343,544$254,292$558,092
65$795,995$304,210$206,644$544,542
66$819,250$261,180$155,630$529,245
67$843,052$214,216$101,082$512,087
68$867,399$163,069$42,824$492,945
69$892,288$107,474$0$471,689
70$917,713$47,151$0$453,962
71$943,665$0$0$447,868
72$970,133$0$0$445,910
73$997,102$0$0$458,176
74$1,024,555$0$0$470,647
75$1,052,469$0$0$483,310
76$1,080,818$0$0$496,152
77$1,109,569$0$0$509,155
78$1,138,687$0$0$522,301
79$1,168,126$0$0$535,565
80$1,197,837$0$0$548,922
81$1,227,762$0$0$562,341
82$1,257,832$0$0$575,788
83$1,287,972$0$0$589,224
84$1,318,095$0$0$602,603
85$1,348,101$0$0$615,875
86$1,377,877$0$0$628,982
87$1,407,297$0$0$641,861
88$1,436,217$0$0$654,438
89$1,464,477$0$0$666,632
90$1,491,895$0$0$678,351
91$1,518,267$0$0$689,493
92$1,543,367$0$0$699,942
93$1,566,940$0$0$709,571
94$1,588,701$0$0$718,237
95$1,608,332$0$0$725,780
96$1,625,479$0$0$732,022
97$1,639,748$0$0$736,765
98$1,650,700$0$0$739,790
99$1,657,845$0$0$740,851
100$1,660,640$0$0$739,677