Can I retire at age 55 with 630,000?

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 $630,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$52,025$51,561$51,109$50,668$50,237$49,941
2 years$25,755$25,275$24,810$24,360$23,922$23,624
3 years$16,999$16,518$16,054$15,607$15,177$14,886
4 years$12,622$12,142$11,683$11,244$10,825$10,542
5 years$9,997$9,520$9,067$8,637$8,229$7,956
6 years$8,247$7,773$7,327$6,907$6,511$6,248
7 years$6,998$6,528$6,089$5,678$5,295$5,042
8 years$6,061$5,596$5,164$4,764$4,393$4,150
9 years$5,333$4,872$4,448$4,057$3,699$3,467
10 years$4,751$4,295$3,878$3,498$3,152$2,930
11 years$4,275$3,823$3,414$3,044$2,711$2,498
12 years$3,879$3,432$3,030$2,670$2,349$2,146
13 years$3,544$3,101$2,707$2,357$2,049$1,855
14 years$3,257$2,819$2,432$2,092$1,796$1,611
15 years$3,008$2,575$2,196$1,866$1,581$1,406
16 years$2,791$2,363$1,991$1,671$1,397$1,231
17 years$2,600$2,176$1,812$1,501$1,239$1,081
18 years$2,430$2,011$1,654$1,353$1,102$952
19 years$2,278$1,863$1,514$1,222$982$840
20 years$2,141$1,732$1,389$1,107$877$743
21 years$2,018$1,613$1,278$1,005$785$658
22 years$1,906$1,506$1,178$914$704$584
23 years$1,804$1,408$1,088$832$632$519
24 years$1,710$1,319$1,006$759$568$461
25 years$1,624$1,238$932$693$511$411
26 years$1,545$1,164$864$634$460$366
27 years$1,472$1,095$802$580$415$326
28 years$1,404$1,032$746$531$374$291
29 years$1,341$973$694$487$338$260
30 years$1,282$919$646$447$305$232
31 years$1,228$869$603$411$276$208
32 years$1,176$822$562$378$250$186
33 years$1,128$779$525$347$226$166
34 years$1,083$738$491$319$205$149
35 years$1,041$700$459$294$185$133
36 years$1,001$664$429$271$168$119
37 years$963$631$402$250$152$107
38 years$927$600$376$230$138$96
39 years$893$570$352$212$125$86
40 years$861$543$330$196$114$77
41 years$831$517$310$180$103$69
42 years$802$492$290$167$93$62
43 years$775$469$273$154$85$55
44 years$749$447$256$142$77$50
45 years$724$426$240$131$70$45
46 years$700$406$226$121$63$40
47 years$677$388$212$112$58$36
48 years$656$370$199$103$52$32
49 years$635$354$187$96$48$29
50 years$615$338$176$88$43$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $630,000, adding $4,841 every year, while hoping to spend $51,761 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: 41/44/15 Blend
54$630,000$630,000$630,000$630,000
55$699,253$665,863$656,098$724,643
56$715,504$643,417$623,004$720,603
57$731,677$618,137$587,067$710,790
58$747,711$589,828$548,136$699,055
59$763,534$558,286$506,055$685,248
60$779,067$523,295$460,661$669,209
61$794,221$484,625$411,782$650,764
62$808,894$442,034$359,239$629,729
63$822,975$395,267$302,847$605,906
64$836,336$344,053$242,410$579,082
65$848,836$288,107$177,726$549,032
66$860,319$227,125$108,580$515,511
67$870,607$160,789$34,753$478,258
68$879,504$88,764$0$436,994
69$886,792$10,691$0$398,466
70$892,227$0$0$361,697
71$895,538$0$0$356,549
72$896,425$0$0$355,435
73$894,552$0$0$353,027
74$889,549$0$0$349,156
75$881,005$0$0$343,633
76$868,461$0$0$336,251
77$851,412$0$0$326,780
78$829,297$0$0$314,964
79$801,494$0$0$300,520
80$767,314$0$0$283,136
81$725,997$0$0$262,466
82$676,698$0$0$238,127
83$618,485$0$0$209,696
84$550,326$0$0$176,703
85$471,081$0$0$138,632
86$379,489$0$0$94,911
87$274,155$0$0$44,908
88$153,540$0$0$0
89$15,943$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0