Can I retire at age 55 with 694,000?

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 $694,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$57,310$56,799$56,301$55,815$55,341$54,091
2 years$28,371$27,843$27,331$26,834$26,353$25,100
3 years$18,726$18,196$17,685$17,193$16,719$15,503
4 years$13,905$13,376$12,870$12,387$11,924$10,754
5 years$11,013$10,487$9,988$9,514$9,065$7,943
6 years$9,085$8,563$8,072$7,608$7,173$6,102
7 years$7,709$7,191$6,707$6,255$5,833$4,813
8 years$6,677$6,164$5,688$5,247$4,839$3,869
9 years$5,875$5,367$4,899$4,470$4,075$3,154
10 years$5,234$4,731$4,271$3,853$3,472$2,600
11 years$4,710$4,212$3,761$3,353$2,986$2,161
12 years$4,273$3,780$3,337$2,941$2,588$1,808
13 years$3,904$3,416$2,982$2,597$2,257$1,522
14 years$3,588$3,105$2,679$2,305$1,978$1,286
15 years$3,314$2,837$2,419$2,056$1,742$1,091
16 years$3,075$2,603$2,193$1,841$1,539$928
17 years$2,864$2,397$1,996$1,654$1,365$792
18 years$2,676$2,215$1,822$1,490$1,214$677
19 years$2,509$2,053$1,668$1,347$1,082$580
20 years$2,359$1,907$1,531$1,220$966$498
21 years$2,223$1,777$1,408$1,107$865$427
22 years$2,099$1,658$1,297$1,006$775$368
23 years$1,987$1,551$1,198$917$696$316
24 years$1,884$1,453$1,108$836$625$273
25 years$1,789$1,364$1,026$763$563$235
26 years$1,702$1,282$952$698$507$203
27 years$1,621$1,206$884$639$457$175
28 years$1,547$1,137$822$585$412$151
29 years$1,477$1,072$765$537$372$130
30 years$1,413$1,013$712$493$336$113
31 years$1,352$957$664$453$304$97
32 years$1,296$906$619$416$275$84
33 years$1,243$858$578$382$249$73
34 years$1,193$813$540$352$225$63
35 years$1,146$771$505$324$204$54
36 years$1,102$732$473$298$185$47
37 years$1,061$695$442$275$168$41
38 years$1,021$661$414$253$152$35
39 years$984$628$388$234$138$31
40 years$949$598$364$215$125$26
41 years$915$569$341$199$113$23
42 years$884$542$320$183$103$20
43 years$853$516$300$169$93$17
44 years$825$492$282$156$85$15
45 years$797$469$265$144$77$13
46 years$771$448$249$133$70$11
47 years$746$427$234$123$63$10
48 years$722$408$219$114$58$8
49 years$699$389$206$105$52$7
50 years$678$372$194$97$48$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $694,000, adding $3,828 every year, while hoping to spend $41,238 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: 41/40/19 Blend
54$694,000$694,000$694,000$694,000
55$768,737$731,955$721,198$795,809
56$803,271$723,943$701,481$807,421
57$839,945$714,158$679,721$815,706
58$878,935$702,467$655,807$823,818
59$920,431$688,732$629,622$831,761
60$964,643$672,808$601,042$839,546
61$1,011,800$654,539$569,940$847,185
62$1,062,153$633,760$536,182$854,698
63$1,115,977$610,299$499,629$862,107
64$1,173,573$583,971$460,133$869,444
65$1,235,274$554,581$417,544$876,746
66$1,301,440$521,924$371,700$884,061
67$1,372,471$485,783$322,436$891,443
68$1,448,803$445,926$269,578$898,960
69$1,530,916$402,111$212,943$906,690
70$1,619,336$354,081$152,343$914,727
71$1,714,640$301,563$87,579$923,178
72$1,817,466$244,272$18,445$932,171
73$1,928,509$181,903$0$941,850
74$2,048,537$114,136$0$963,602
75$2,178,392$40,633$0$991,121
76$2,319,001$0$0$1,020,932
77$2,471,382$0$0$1,070,487
78$2,636,655$0$0$1,143,707
79$2,816,052$0$0$1,223,263
80$3,010,926$0$0$1,309,765
81$3,222,768$0$0$1,403,885
82$3,453,217$0$0$1,506,361
83$3,704,076$0$0$1,618,007
84$3,977,330$0$0$1,739,718
85$4,275,161$0$0$1,872,479
86$4,599,974$0$0$2,017,374
87$4,954,414$0$0$2,175,595
88$5,341,392$0$0$2,348,458
89$5,764,112$0$0$2,537,408
90$6,226,104$0$0$2,744,036
91$6,731,252$0$0$2,970,097
92$7,283,832$0$0$3,217,521
93$7,888,554$0$0$3,488,432
94$8,550,604$0$0$3,785,173
95$9,275,692$0$0$4,110,320
96$10,070,105$0$0$4,466,712
97$10,940,770$0$0$4,857,477
98$11,895,314$0$0$5,286,056
99$12,942,136$0$0$5,756,244
100$14,090,490$0$0$6,272,218