Can I retire at age 55 with 696,000?

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 $696,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$57,475$56,963$56,464$55,976$55,500$53,788
2 years$28,453$27,923$27,410$26,912$26,429$24,719
3 years$18,780$18,248$17,736$17,243$16,767$15,113
4 years$13,945$13,414$12,907$12,422$11,959$10,373
5 years$11,044$10,517$10,016$9,541$9,091$7,578
6 years$9,111$8,588$8,095$7,630$7,193$5,754
7 years$7,731$7,212$6,727$6,273$5,850$4,485
8 years$6,696$6,182$5,705$5,263$4,853$3,561
9 years$5,892$5,383$4,914$4,483$4,087$2,867
10 years$5,249$4,745$4,284$3,864$3,482$2,332
11 years$4,723$4,224$3,771$3,363$2,995$1,913
12 years$4,285$3,791$3,347$2,950$2,595$1,579
13 years$3,915$3,426$2,990$2,604$2,263$1,310
14 years$3,598$3,114$2,687$2,312$1,984$1,091
15 years$3,324$2,845$2,426$2,062$1,747$912
16 years$3,084$2,610$2,199$1,846$1,544$765
17 years$2,872$2,404$2,001$1,659$1,369$642
18 years$2,684$2,221$1,827$1,495$1,217$541
19 years$2,516$2,059$1,673$1,351$1,085$456
20 years$2,365$1,913$1,535$1,223$969$385
21 years$2,229$1,782$1,412$1,110$867$325
22 years$2,105$1,663$1,301$1,009$777$275
23 years$1,993$1,556$1,201$919$698$233
24 years$1,889$1,458$1,111$838$627$197
25 years$1,794$1,368$1,029$766$564$167
26 years$1,707$1,286$954$700$508$142
27 years$1,626$1,210$886$641$458$120
28 years$1,551$1,140$824$587$414$102
29 years$1,482$1,075$767$538$373$87
30 years$1,417$1,016$714$494$337$74
31 years$1,356$960$666$454$305$63
32 years$1,300$908$621$417$276$53
33 years$1,246$860$580$384$250$45
34 years$1,197$815$542$353$226$38
35 years$1,150$773$507$325$205$33
36 years$1,105$734$474$299$186$28
37 years$1,064$697$444$276$168$24
38 years$1,024$663$415$254$152$20
39 years$987$630$389$234$138$17
40 years$952$599$365$216$125$14
41 years$918$571$342$199$114$12
42 years$886$543$321$184$103$10
43 years$856$518$301$170$94$9
44 years$827$494$283$157$85$8
45 years$799$471$265$145$77$6
46 years$773$449$249$134$70$5
47 years$748$428$234$124$64$5
48 years$724$409$220$114$58$4
49 years$701$391$207$106$52$3
50 years$680$373$194$98$48$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $696,000, adding $6,562 every year, while hoping to spend $20,247 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: 47/47/6 Blend
54$696,000$696,000$696,000$696,000
55$773,761$736,873$726,085$808,592
56$831,142$751,437$728,866$847,732
57$893,697$766,036$731,062$887,515
58$961,933$780,651$732,631$930,211
59$1,036,407$795,259$733,531$976,095
60$1,117,732$809,839$733,716$1,025,471
61$1,206,585$824,365$733,139$1,078,673
62$1,303,708$838,810$731,751$1,136,070
63$1,409,920$853,146$729,499$1,198,070
64$1,526,122$867,341$726,328$1,265,119
65$1,653,308$881,362$722,181$1,337,713
66$1,792,569$895,172$716,998$1,416,395
67$1,945,110$908,734$710,716$1,501,767
68$2,112,256$922,007$703,269$1,594,490
69$2,295,466$934,945$694,589$1,695,294
70$2,496,347$947,501$684,601$1,804,984
71$2,716,671$959,625$673,232$1,924,447
72$2,958,388$971,263$660,401$2,054,663
73$3,223,645$982,356$646,026$2,196,709
74$3,514,808$992,843$630,020$2,351,776
75$3,834,484$1,002,658$612,291$2,521,176
76$4,185,544$1,011,731$592,746$2,706,354
77$4,571,150$1,019,987$571,283$2,908,906
78$4,994,787$1,027,345$547,800$3,130,592
79$5,460,292$1,033,722$522,188$3,373,349
80$5,971,893$1,039,026$494,333$3,639,316
81$6,534,250$1,043,161$464,117$3,930,853
82$7,152,493$1,046,026$431,414$4,250,558
83$7,832,277$1,047,511$396,097$4,601,298
84$8,579,831$1,047,501$358,028$4,986,235
85$9,402,019$1,045,874$317,067$5,408,855
86$10,306,402$1,042,499$273,066$5,873,000
87$11,301,311$1,037,238$225,870$6,382,909
88$12,395,927$1,029,944$175,318$6,943,252
89$13,600,362$1,020,462$121,242$7,559,183
90$14,925,761$1,008,627$63,466$8,236,380
91$16,384,403$994,264$1,806$8,981,107
92$17,989,818$977,188$0$9,800,267
93$19,756,912$957,203$0$10,705,569
94$21,702,111$934,101$0$11,701,699
95$23,843,517$907,661$0$12,797,807
96$26,201,070$877,652$0$14,004,108
97$28,796,748$843,825$0$15,331,862
98$31,654,765$805,921$0$16,793,482
99$34,801,803$763,664$0$18,402,652
100$38,267,265$716,760$0$20,174,456