Can I retire at age 55 with 681,000?

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 $681,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.5%
1 years$56,236$55,735$55,247$54,770$54,304$52,650
2 years$27,840$27,321$26,819$26,332$25,859$24,207
3 years$18,375$17,855$17,354$16,871$16,406$14,808
4 years$13,644$13,125$12,629$12,155$11,701$10,168
5 years$10,806$10,290$9,801$9,336$8,895$7,432
6 years$8,915$8,403$7,920$7,466$7,038$5,647
7 years$7,564$7,057$6,582$6,138$5,724$4,404
8 years$6,552$6,049$5,582$5,149$4,749$3,499
9 years$5,765$5,267$4,808$4,386$3,999$2,818
10 years$5,136$4,642$4,191$3,781$3,407$2,294
11 years$4,621$4,133$3,690$3,290$2,930$1,883
12 years$4,193$3,709$3,275$2,886$2,539$1,555
13 years$3,831$3,352$2,926$2,548$2,214$1,291
14 years$3,521$3,047$2,629$2,262$1,941$1,076
15 years$3,252$2,783$2,374$2,017$1,709$900
16 years$3,017$2,554$2,152$1,806$1,511$755
17 years$2,810$2,352$1,958$1,623$1,339$635
18 years$2,626$2,173$1,788$1,462$1,191$535
19 years$2,462$2,014$1,636$1,321$1,061$451
20 years$2,315$1,872$1,502$1,197$948$381
21 years$2,181$1,743$1,381$1,086$848$323
22 years$2,060$1,627$1,273$988$761$273
23 years$1,950$1,522$1,176$899$683$231
24 years$1,849$1,426$1,087$820$614$196
25 years$1,756$1,338$1,007$749$552$166
26 years$1,670$1,258$934$685$497$141
27 years$1,591$1,184$867$627$448$120
28 years$1,518$1,115$806$574$405$102
29 years$1,450$1,052$750$527$365$87
30 years$1,386$994$699$483$330$74
31 years$1,327$939$651$444$298$63
32 years$1,272$889$608$408$270$53
33 years$1,220$842$568$375$244$45
34 years$1,171$798$530$345$221$38
35 years$1,125$757$496$318$200$33
36 years$1,082$718$464$293$182$28
37 years$1,041$682$434$270$165$24
38 years$1,002$648$407$249$149$20
39 years$966$616$381$229$135$17
40 years$931$587$357$211$123$15
41 years$898$558$335$195$111$12
42 years$867$532$314$180$101$11
43 years$837$507$295$166$92$9
44 years$809$483$277$153$83$8
45 years$782$461$260$142$76$7
46 years$757$439$244$131$69$6
47 years$732$419$229$121$62$5
48 years$709$400$215$112$57$4
49 years$686$382$202$103$51$3
50 years$665$365$190$95$47$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $681,000, adding $6,590 every year, while hoping to spend $26,000 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: 50/21/29 Blend
54$681,000$681,000$681,000$681,000
55$757,260$721,167$710,611$788,614
56$806,836$728,840$706,753$818,912
57$860,598$736,018$701,894$848,721
58$918,945$742,649$695,973$880,621
59$982,317$748,677$688,927$914,820
60$1,051,195$754,045$680,688$951,553
61$1,126,113$758,689$671,187$991,078
62$1,207,655$762,543$660,350$1,033,681
63$1,296,464$765,536$648,101$1,079,678
64$1,393,250$767,593$634,358$1,129,418
65$1,498,790$768,635$619,038$1,183,288
66$1,613,944$768,575$602,053$1,241,715
67$1,739,655$767,324$583,311$1,305,174
68$1,876,963$764,786$562,715$1,374,186
69$2,027,012$760,860$540,165$1,449,329
70$2,191,062$755,436$515,555$1,531,242
71$2,370,500$748,402$488,776$1,620,632
72$2,566,853$739,636$459,712$1,718,279
73$2,781,803$729,009$428,243$1,825,046
74$3,017,201$716,385$394,243$1,941,884
75$3,275,087$701,619$357,582$2,069,846
76$3,557,706$684,559$318,121$2,210,096
77$3,867,533$665,042$275,719$2,363,917
78$4,207,290$642,898$230,224$2,532,729
79$4,579,978$617,945$181,481$2,718,096
80$4,988,902$589,991$129,327$2,921,750
81$5,437,702$558,832$73,592$3,145,601
82$5,930,388$524,255$14,097$3,391,757
83$6,471,376$486,032$0$3,662,545
84$7,065,531$443,922$0$3,975,822
85$7,718,214$397,673$0$4,324,786
86$8,435,328$347,015$0$4,708,267
87$9,223,378$291,666$0$5,129,784
88$10,089,530$231,325$0$5,593,220
89$11,041,679$165,676$0$6,102,855
90$12,088,522$94,386$0$6,663,406
91$13,239,641$17,102$0$7,280,076
92$14,505,595$0$0$7,958,599
93$15,898,014$0$0$8,720,675
94$17,429,715$0$0$9,563,410
95$19,114,818$0$0$10,490,630
96$20,968,881$0$0$11,510,907
97$23,009,044$0$0$12,633,684
98$25,254,197$0$0$13,869,368
99$27,725,149$0$0$15,229,423
100$30,444,832$0$0$16,726,484