Can I retire at age 55 with 676,000?

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 $676,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$55,823$55,326$54,841$54,368$53,905$51,869
2 years$27,635$27,121$26,622$26,138$25,669$23,641
3 years$18,241$17,724$17,226$16,747$16,286$14,330
4 years$13,544$13,029$12,536$12,065$11,615$9,746
5 years$10,727$10,215$9,729$9,267$8,830$7,053
6 years$8,849$8,341$7,862$7,411$6,987$5,303
7 years$7,509$7,005$6,533$6,093$5,682$4,091
8 years$6,504$6,004$5,541$5,111$4,714$3,214
9 years$5,723$5,228$4,772$4,354$3,970$2,559
10 years$5,098$4,608$4,161$3,753$3,382$2,058
11 years$4,587$4,102$3,663$3,266$2,909$1,668
12 years$4,162$3,682$3,251$2,865$2,521$1,361
13 years$3,803$3,328$2,904$2,529$2,198$1,115
14 years$3,495$3,025$2,610$2,245$1,927$917
15 years$3,228$2,763$2,356$2,002$1,697$757
16 years$2,995$2,535$2,136$1,793$1,499$626
17 years$2,789$2,335$1,944$1,611$1,330$519
18 years$2,607$2,157$1,774$1,452$1,182$431
19 years$2,444$1,999$1,624$1,312$1,054$359
20 years$2,298$1,858$1,491$1,188$941$299
21 years$2,165$1,731$1,371$1,078$842$249
22 years$2,045$1,615$1,264$980$755$208
23 years$1,935$1,511$1,167$893$678$173
24 years$1,835$1,416$1,079$814$609$145
25 years$1,743$1,328$1,000$744$548$121
26 years$1,658$1,249$927$680$494$101
27 years$1,579$1,175$861$622$445$85
28 years$1,507$1,107$800$570$402$71
29 years$1,439$1,045$745$523$363$59
30 years$1,376$986$694$480$328$50
31 years$1,317$933$647$441$296$41
32 years$1,262$882$603$405$268$35
33 years$1,211$836$563$373$243$29
34 years$1,162$792$526$343$220$24
35 years$1,117$751$492$316$199$20
36 years$1,074$713$460$291$180$17
37 years$1,033$677$431$268$163$14
38 years$995$644$404$247$148$12
39 years$959$612$378$228$134$10
40 years$924$582$354$210$122$8
41 years$892$554$332$194$110$7
42 years$861$528$312$179$100$6
43 years$831$503$292$165$91$5
44 years$803$479$275$152$83$4
45 years$776$457$258$141$75$3
46 years$751$436$242$130$68$3
47 years$727$416$227$120$62$2
48 years$703$397$214$111$56$2
49 years$681$379$201$103$51$2
50 years$660$362$189$95$46$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $676,000, adding $2,383 every year, while hoping to spend $25,128 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: 42/45/13 Blend
54$676,000$676,000$676,000$676,000
55$747,410$711,582$701,104$775,860
56$796,910$719,714$697,855$804,194
57$850,617$727,401$693,655$832,175
58$908,933$734,597$688,446$861,923
59$972,301$741,249$682,166$893,611
60$1,041,208$747,303$674,751$927,429
61$1,116,191$752,701$666,134$963,590
62$1,197,838$757,379$656,246$1,002,328
63$1,286,799$761,272$645,011$1,043,901
64$1,383,787$764,309$632,354$1,088,597
65$1,489,589$766,416$618,194$1,136,733
66$1,605,070$767,513$602,446$1,188,661
67$1,731,181$767,515$585,021$1,244,770
68$1,868,971$766,332$565,829$1,305,489
69$2,019,593$763,870$544,772$1,371,297
70$2,184,318$760,027$521,749$1,442,718
71$2,364,546$754,695$496,654$1,520,336
72$2,561,815$747,761$469,378$1,604,795
73$2,777,823$739,104$439,805$1,696,808
74$3,014,437$728,595$407,814$1,797,163
75$3,273,713$716,101$373,279$1,906,730
76$3,557,918$701,475$336,070$2,026,473
77$3,869,545$684,567$296,048$2,157,457
78$4,211,343$665,215$253,070$2,300,857
79$4,586,339$643,249$206,986$2,457,974
80$4,997,865$618,488$157,640$2,630,246
81$5,449,593$590,740$104,867$2,819,258
82$5,945,570$559,805$48,498$3,026,766
83$6,490,250$525,467$0$3,254,706
84$7,088,541$487,501$0$3,506,837
85$7,745,851$445,667$0$3,791,188
86$8,468,137$399,714$0$4,103,664
87$9,261,960$349,373$0$4,447,174
88$10,134,551$294,363$0$4,824,933
89$11,093,874$234,386$0$5,240,486
90$12,148,704$169,125$0$5,697,745
91$13,308,709$98,250$0$6,201,028
92$14,584,542$21,408$0$6,755,098
93$15,987,936$0$0$7,365,213
94$17,531,824$0$0$8,067,760
95$19,230,452$0$0$8,852,483
96$21,099,517$0$0$9,716,045
97$23,156,315$0$0$10,666,449
98$25,419,902$0$0$11,712,514
99$27,911,277$0$0$12,863,958
100$30,653,577$0$0$14,131,487