Can I retire at age 55 with 569,000?

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 $569,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$46,987$46,569$46,161$45,762$45,373$43,833
2 years$23,261$22,828$22,408$22,001$21,606$20,070
3 years$15,353$14,918$14,499$14,096$13,708$12,224
4 years$11,400$10,967$10,552$10,156$9,777$8,356
5 years$9,029$8,598$8,189$7,800$7,432$6,079
6 years$7,449$7,021$6,618$6,238$5,881$4,596
7 years$6,320$5,896$5,499$5,129$4,783$3,566
8 years$5,475$5,054$4,664$4,302$3,968$2,818
9 years$4,817$4,400$4,017$3,665$3,341$2,258
10 years$4,291$3,879$3,502$3,159$2,847$1,827
11 years$3,861$3,453$3,083$2,749$2,448$1,491
12 years$3,503$3,099$2,736$2,411$2,122$1,224
13 years$3,201$2,801$2,445$2,129$1,850$1,010
14 years$2,942$2,546$2,197$1,890$1,622$837
15 years$2,717$2,326$1,983$1,685$1,428$695
16 years$2,521$2,134$1,798$1,509$1,262$580
17 years$2,348$1,965$1,636$1,356$1,119$484
18 years$2,194$1,816$1,494$1,222$995$405
19 years$2,057$1,683$1,367$1,104$887$340
20 years$1,934$1,564$1,255$1,000$792$285
21 years$1,822$1,457$1,154$908$709$239
22 years$1,721$1,360$1,064$825$635$201
23 years$1,629$1,272$982$752$570$169
24 years$1,545$1,192$908$685$513$142
25 years$1,467$1,118$841$626$461$120
26 years$1,395$1,051$780$572$416$101
27 years$1,329$989$725$524$375$85
28 years$1,268$932$674$480$338$72
29 years$1,211$879$627$440$305$61
30 years$1,158$830$584$404$276$51
31 years$1,109$785$544$371$249$43
32 years$1,062$743$508$341$226$36
33 years$1,019$703$474$314$204$31
34 years$978$667$443$288$185$26
35 years$940$632$414$266$167$22
36 years$904$600$388$245$152$18
37 years$870$570$363$225$137$16
38 years$837$542$340$208$125$13
39 years$807$515$318$192$113$11
40 years$778$490$298$177$103$9
41 years$750$466$280$163$93$8
42 years$724$444$262$150$84$7
43 years$700$423$246$139$77$6
44 years$676$403$231$128$70$5
45 years$654$385$217$118$63$4
46 years$632$367$204$109$57$3
47 years$612$350$191$101$52$3
48 years$592$334$180$93$47$2
49 years$573$319$169$86$43$2
50 years$556$305$159$80$39$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $569,000, adding $3,224 every year, while hoping to spend $40,828 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: 46/41/13 Blend
54$569,000$569,000$569,000$569,000
55$630,364$600,207$591,387$656,905
56$651,220$586,176$567,758$661,606
57$672,835$570,090$541,969$662,278
58$695,244$551,803$513,904$662,102
59$718,482$531,165$483,443$661,017
60$742,589$508,014$450,460$658,956
61$767,606$482,179$414,823$655,849
62$793,576$453,481$376,395$651,622
63$820,548$421,728$335,030$646,198
64$848,570$386,719$290,580$639,495
65$877,696$348,240$242,887$631,428
66$907,985$306,068$191,787$621,908
67$939,497$259,963$137,110$610,839
68$972,299$209,674$78,676$598,125
69$1,006,461$154,935$16,299$583,661
70$1,042,059$95,467$0$567,339
71$1,079,177$30,972$0$556,020
72$1,117,901$0$0$545,478
73$1,158,328$0$0$550,889
74$1,200,560$0$0$571,154
75$1,244,708$0$0$592,355
76$1,290,892$0$0$614,550
77$1,339,243$0$0$637,805
78$1,389,901$0$0$662,191
79$1,443,018$0$0$687,782
80$1,498,762$0$0$714,663
81$1,557,310$0$0$742,922
82$1,618,860$0$0$772,657
83$1,683,622$0$0$803,976
84$1,751,829$0$0$836,992
85$1,823,732$0$0$871,833
86$1,899,605$0$0$908,637
87$1,979,748$0$0$947,552
88$2,064,487$0$0$988,743
89$2,154,177$0$0$1,032,388
90$2,249,208$0$0$1,078,684
91$2,350,004$0$0$1,127,842
92$2,457,029$0$0$1,180,098
93$2,570,792$0$0$1,235,706
94$2,691,847$0$0$1,294,946
95$2,820,804$0$0$1,358,124
96$2,958,327$0$0$1,425,575
97$3,105,147$0$0$1,497,668
98$3,262,062$0$0$1,574,805
99$3,429,948$0$0$1,657,428
100$3,609,766$0$0$1,746,021