Can I retire at age 55 with 596,000?

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 $596,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$49,217$48,779$48,351$47,934$47,526$45,658
2 years$24,365$23,911$23,471$23,045$22,631$20,773
3 years$16,082$15,626$15,188$14,765$14,358$12,567
4 years$11,941$11,487$11,053$10,637$10,240$8,530
5 years$9,457$9,006$8,577$8,171$7,785$6,160
6 years$7,802$7,354$6,932$6,534$6,160$4,621
7 years$6,620$6,176$5,760$5,372$5,009$3,557
8 years$5,734$5,294$4,885$4,506$4,156$2,788
9 years$5,046$4,609$4,208$3,839$3,500$2,214
10 years$4,495$4,063$3,668$3,309$2,982$1,776
11 years$4,045$3,617$3,230$2,880$2,565$1,436
12 years$3,670$3,246$2,866$2,526$2,222$1,168
13 years$3,353$2,934$2,561$2,230$1,938$955
14 years$3,081$2,667$2,301$1,980$1,699$783
15 years$2,846$2,436$2,077$1,765$1,496$645
16 years$2,641$2,235$1,883$1,581$1,322$532
17 years$2,459$2,058$1,714$1,420$1,172$440
18 years$2,299$1,902$1,564$1,280$1,042$364
19 years$2,155$1,763$1,432$1,157$929$302
20 years$2,026$1,638$1,314$1,047$830$251
21 years$1,909$1,526$1,209$951$743$208
22 years$1,803$1,424$1,114$864$666$173
23 years$1,706$1,332$1,029$787$597$144
24 years$1,618$1,248$951$718$537$120
25 years$1,537$1,171$881$656$483$100
26 years$1,462$1,101$817$600$435$83
27 years$1,393$1,036$759$549$392$69
28 years$1,328$976$706$503$354$58
29 years$1,269$921$657$461$320$48
30 years$1,213$870$612$423$289$40
31 years$1,161$822$570$389$261$34
32 years$1,113$778$532$357$236$28
33 years$1,067$737$497$328$214$23
34 years$1,025$698$464$302$194$19
35 years$984$662$434$278$175$16
36 years$947$629$406$256$159$14
37 years$911$597$380$236$144$11
38 years$877$567$356$218$131$9
39 years$845$540$333$201$118$8
40 years$815$513$312$185$107$7
41 years$786$489$293$171$97$5
42 years$759$465$275$158$88$5
43 years$733$443$258$145$80$4
44 years$708$423$242$134$73$3
45 years$685$403$227$124$66$3
46 years$662$384$213$115$60$2
47 years$641$367$201$106$55$2
48 years$620$350$188$98$49$2
49 years$601$334$177$90$45$1
50 years$582$320$167$84$41$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $596,000, adding $4,057 every year, while hoping to spend $39,078 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: 48/29/23 Blend
54$596,000$596,000$596,000$596,000
55$660,977$629,389$620,151$688,213
56$686,818$618,650$599,347$696,913
57$713,985$606,076$576,537$702,129
58$742,572$591,534$551,611$706,998
59$772,681$574,886$524,457$711,504
60$804,424$555,985$494,956$715,634
61$837,922$534,675$462,984$719,376
62$873,308$510,792$428,412$722,718
63$910,725$484,161$391,104$725,652
64$950,332$454,597$350,918$728,172
65$992,300$421,906$307,708$730,274
66$1,036,817$385,882$261,319$731,959
67$1,084,089$346,307$211,589$733,231
68$1,134,340$302,951$158,352$734,098
69$1,187,817$255,569$101,431$734,575
70$1,244,789$203,906$40,643$734,684
71$1,305,549$147,690$0$734,451
72$1,370,422$86,633$0$739,860
73$1,439,760$20,434$0$756,039
74$1,513,952$0$0$773,113
75$1,593,423$0$0$807,551
76$1,678,638$0$0$851,515
77$1,770,111$0$0$898,753
78$1,868,401$0$0$949,561
79$1,974,126$0$0$1,004,265
80$2,087,961$0$0$1,063,220
81$2,210,651$0$0$1,126,820
82$2,343,012$0$0$1,195,493
83$2,485,940$0$0$1,269,715
84$2,640,420$0$0$1,350,003
85$2,807,536$0$0$1,436,931
86$2,988,479$0$0$1,531,126
87$3,184,557$0$0$1,633,279
88$3,397,210$0$0$1,744,150
89$3,628,019$0$0$1,864,575
90$3,878,726$0$0$1,995,472
91$4,151,246$0$0$2,137,853
92$4,447,685$0$0$2,292,831
93$4,770,361$0$0$2,461,629
94$5,121,823$0$0$2,645,595
95$5,504,879$0$0$2,846,212
96$5,922,616$0$0$3,065,110
97$6,378,433$0$0$3,304,086
98$6,876,073$0$0$3,565,117
99$7,419,654$0$0$3,850,380
100$8,013,711$0$0$4,162,271