Can I retire at age 55 with 599,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $599,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$49,465$49,024$48,594$48,175$47,765$47,404
2 years$24,488$24,031$23,590$23,161$22,745$22,382
3 years$16,163$15,705$15,264$14,839$14,431$14,075
4 years$12,001$11,545$11,108$10,691$10,292$9,948
5 years$9,505$9,051$8,620$8,212$7,824$7,492
6 years$7,841$7,391$6,967$6,567$6,191$5,871
7 years$6,654$6,207$5,789$5,399$5,035$4,728
8 years$5,763$5,320$4,910$4,529$4,177$3,882
9 years$5,071$4,632$4,229$3,858$3,517$3,236
10 years$4,517$4,083$3,687$3,325$2,997$2,728
11 years$4,065$3,635$3,246$2,894$2,578$2,320
12 years$3,688$3,263$2,881$2,539$2,234$1,988
13 years$3,369$2,949$2,574$2,241$1,948$1,714
14 years$3,097$2,680$2,312$1,989$1,707$1,485
15 years$2,860$2,448$2,088$1,774$1,503$1,292
16 years$2,654$2,246$1,893$1,589$1,329$1,128
17 years$2,472$2,069$1,722$1,427$1,178$988
18 years$2,310$1,912$1,572$1,286$1,047$868
19 years$2,166$1,772$1,439$1,162$934$764
20 years$2,036$1,646$1,321$1,053$834$673
21 years$1,918$1,533$1,215$955$746$595
22 years$1,812$1,431$1,120$869$669$526
23 years$1,715$1,339$1,034$791$600$466
24 years$1,626$1,254$956$722$540$413
25 years$1,544$1,177$886$659$486$367
26 years$1,469$1,106$821$603$437$326
27 years$1,400$1,041$763$552$394$290
28 years$1,335$981$709$505$356$258
29 years$1,275$926$660$463$321$229
30 years$1,219$874$615$425$290$204
31 years$1,167$826$573$391$263$182
32 years$1,118$782$535$359$237$162
33 years$1,073$740$499$330$215$145
34 years$1,030$702$466$304$195$129
35 years$989$666$436$280$176$115
36 years$951$632$408$257$160$103
37 years$915$600$382$237$145$92
38 years$881$570$358$219$131$82
39 years$849$542$335$202$119$73
40 years$819$516$314$186$108$65
41 years$790$491$294$172$98$58
42 years$763$468$276$158$89$52
43 years$737$446$259$146$81$47
44 years$712$425$243$135$73$42
45 years$688$405$228$125$66$37
46 years$665$386$215$115$60$33
47 years$644$369$202$106$55$30
48 years$623$352$189$98$50$27
49 years$604$336$178$91$45$24
50 years$585$321$167$84$41$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $599,000, adding $6,218 every year, while hoping to spend $31,808 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: 40/37/23 Blend
54$599,000$599,000$599,000$599,000
55$666,512$634,765$625,480$688,422
56$700,653$632,025$612,590$702,026
57$737,210$628,085$598,203$713,262
58$776,396$622,852$582,233$724,782
59$818,445$616,228$564,595$736,629
60$863,613$608,109$545,195$748,855
61$912,181$598,386$523,939$761,517
62$964,458$586,942$500,725$774,684
63$1,020,783$573,653$475,450$788,432
64$1,081,529$558,388$448,004$802,848
65$1,147,105$541,009$418,272$818,032
66$1,217,960$521,369$386,135$834,097
67$1,294,589$499,313$351,467$851,170
68$1,377,534$474,676$314,138$869,397
69$1,467,393$447,286$274,012$888,941
70$1,564,822$416,958$230,947$909,986
71$1,670,544$383,498$184,793$932,740
72$1,785,351$346,701$135,395$957,436
73$1,910,118$306,351$82,592$984,337
74$2,045,804$262,216$26,213$1,013,737
75$2,193,468$214,056$0$1,045,965
76$2,354,271$161,615$0$1,089,725
77$2,529,494$104,622$0$1,144,503
78$2,720,545$42,791$0$1,204,370
79$2,928,975$0$0$1,269,892
80$3,156,488$0$0$1,351,541
81$3,404,963$0$0$1,459,814
82$3,676,469$0$0$1,578,200
83$3,973,280$0$0$1,707,699
84$4,297,903$0$0$1,849,415
85$4,653,097$0$0$2,004,564
86$5,041,900$0$0$2,174,483
87$5,467,658$0$0$2,360,645
88$5,934,055$0$0$2,564,674
89$6,445,148$0$0$2,788,356
90$7,005,406$0$0$3,033,659
91$7,619,751$0$0$3,302,750
92$8,293,602$0$0$3,598,019
93$9,032,930$0$0$3,922,094
94$9,844,311$0$0$4,277,872
95$10,734,988$0$0$4,668,546
96$11,712,941$0$0$5,097,629
97$12,786,960$0$0$5,568,995
98$13,966,726$0$0$6,086,910
99$15,262,906$0$0$6,656,073
100$16,687,251$0$0$7,281,663