Can I retire at age 55 with 555,000?

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 $555,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$45,831$45,423$45,025$44,636$44,256$42,501
2 years$22,689$22,266$21,857$21,460$21,075$19,327
3 years$14,976$14,551$14,143$13,749$13,371$11,687
4 years$11,120$10,697$10,292$9,906$9,536$7,929
5 years$8,807$8,386$7,987$7,609$7,249$5,722
6 years$7,265$6,848$6,455$6,085$5,736$4,291
7 years$6,165$5,751$5,364$5,002$4,665$3,301
8 years$5,340$4,930$4,549$4,196$3,870$2,585
9 years$4,698$4,292$3,918$3,574$3,259$2,052
10 years$4,186$3,783$3,416$3,081$2,777$1,645
11 years$3,766$3,368$3,007$2,682$2,388$1,329
12 years$3,417$3,023$2,669$2,352$2,070$1,081
13 years$3,122$2,732$2,385$2,077$1,805$882
14 years$2,869$2,483$2,143$1,843$1,582$723
15 years$2,650$2,268$1,934$1,644$1,393$595
16 years$2,459$2,081$1,754$1,472$1,231$490
17 years$2,290$1,917$1,596$1,323$1,092$405
18 years$2,140$1,771$1,457$1,192$971$335
19 years$2,007$1,642$1,334$1,077$865$278
20 years$1,886$1,525$1,224$975$773$230
21 years$1,778$1,421$1,126$885$691$191
22 years$1,679$1,326$1,038$805$620$159
23 years$1,589$1,240$958$733$556$132
24 years$1,507$1,162$886$669$500$110
25 years$1,431$1,091$821$611$450$92
26 years$1,361$1,025$761$558$405$76
27 years$1,297$965$707$511$365$63
28 years$1,237$909$657$468$330$53
29 years$1,181$858$611$429$298$44
30 years$1,130$810$570$394$269$37
31 years$1,081$766$531$362$243$31
32 years$1,036$724$495$333$220$25
33 years$994$686$463$306$199$21
34 years$954$650$432$281$180$18
35 years$917$617$404$259$163$15
36 years$881$585$378$239$148$12
37 years$848$556$354$220$134$10
38 years$817$528$331$203$122$9
39 years$787$502$310$187$110$7
40 years$759$478$291$172$100$6
41 years$732$455$273$159$91$5
42 years$707$433$256$147$82$4
43 years$682$413$240$135$75$3
44 years$659$394$225$125$68$3
45 years$637$375$212$115$62$2
46 years$617$358$199$107$56$2
47 years$597$342$187$99$51$2
48 years$578$326$175$91$46$1
49 years$559$311$165$84$42$1
50 years$542$298$155$78$38$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $555,000, adding $2,096 every year, while hoping to spend $39,025 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: 74/15/11 Blend
54$555,000$555,000$555,000$555,000
55$613,772$584,357$575,755$657,735
56$634,854$571,468$553,520$674,151
57$656,779$556,640$529,233$687,049
58$679,591$539,736$502,783$700,102
59$703,339$520,612$474,055$713,312
60$728,073$499,115$442,929$726,686
61$753,849$475,085$409,280$740,227
62$780,727$448,349$372,976$753,944
63$808,771$418,728$333,881$767,844
64$838,051$386,031$291,851$781,938
65$868,640$350,055$246,736$796,239
66$900,621$310,587$198,381$810,761
67$934,080$267,402$146,623$825,521
68$969,113$220,261$91,291$840,541
69$1,005,821$168,912$32,208$855,843
70$1,044,316$113,090$0$871,456
71$1,084,718$52,513$0$891,032
72$1,127,158$0$0$915,259
73$1,171,779$0$0$942,582
74$1,218,736$0$0$980,465
75$1,268,196$0$0$1,020,377
76$1,320,343$0$0$1,062,467
77$1,375,378$0$0$1,106,898
78$1,433,517$0$0$1,153,846
79$1,494,998$0$0$1,203,506
80$1,560,082$0$0$1,256,087
81$1,629,051$0$0$1,311,822
82$1,702,214$0$0$1,370,961
83$1,779,911$0$0$1,433,781
84$1,862,511$0$0$1,500,582
85$1,950,419$0$0$1,571,694
86$2,044,079$0$0$1,647,478
87$2,143,975$0$0$1,728,330
88$2,250,640$0$0$1,814,682
89$2,364,657$0$0$1,907,009
90$2,486,663$0$0$2,005,831
91$2,617,359$0$0$2,111,719
92$2,757,514$0$0$2,225,297
93$2,907,970$0$0$2,347,254
94$3,069,651$0$0$2,478,342
95$3,243,574$0$0$2,619,388
96$3,430,853$0$0$2,771,302
97$3,632,712$0$0$2,935,079
98$3,850,496$0$0$3,111,817
99$4,085,682$0$0$3,302,718
100$4,339,894$0$0$3,509,107