Can I retire at age 55 with 704,000?

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 $704,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$58,136$57,618$57,113$56,619$56,138$55,413
2 years$28,780$28,244$27,725$27,221$26,732$26,004
3 years$18,996$18,458$17,940$17,441$16,960$16,250
4 years$14,105$13,568$13,055$12,565$12,096$11,409
5 years$11,171$10,638$10,132$9,651$9,195$8,534
6 years$9,216$8,687$8,188$7,718$7,276$6,641
7 years$7,820$7,295$6,804$6,345$5,917$5,309
8 years$6,773$6,253$5,770$5,323$4,909$4,328
9 years$5,960$5,444$4,970$4,534$4,134$3,579
10 years$5,309$4,799$4,333$3,908$3,522$2,994
11 years$4,777$4,272$3,815$3,401$3,029$2,526
12 years$4,335$3,835$3,385$2,984$2,625$2,147
13 years$3,960$3,465$3,025$2,634$2,289$1,836
14 years$3,639$3,150$2,718$2,338$2,007$1,577
15 years$3,362$2,877$2,454$2,085$1,767$1,360
16 years$3,119$2,640$2,225$1,867$1,562$1,177
17 years$2,905$2,431$2,024$1,678$1,385$1,021
18 years$2,715$2,247$1,848$1,512$1,231$889
19 years$2,545$2,082$1,692$1,366$1,097$775
20 years$2,393$1,935$1,553$1,237$980$677
21 years$2,255$1,802$1,428$1,123$877$592
22 years$2,130$1,682$1,316$1,021$786$518
23 years$2,015$1,573$1,215$930$706$455
24 years$1,911$1,474$1,124$848$634$399
25 years$1,815$1,384$1,041$774$571$351
26 years$1,727$1,300$965$708$514$308
27 years$1,645$1,224$897$648$464$271
28 years$1,569$1,153$833$594$418$239
29 years$1,499$1,088$776$545$378$210
30 years$1,433$1,027$722$500$341$185
31 years$1,372$971$673$459$309$163
32 years$1,314$919$628$422$279$144
33 years$1,261$870$587$388$253$127
34 years$1,210$825$548$357$229$112
35 years$1,163$782$513$329$207$99
36 years$1,118$743$479$303$188$87
37 years$1,076$705$449$279$170$77
38 years$1,036$670$420$257$154$68
39 years$998$637$394$237$140$60
40 years$962$606$369$219$127$53
41 years$929$577$346$202$115$47
42 years$896$550$325$186$104$41
43 years$866$524$305$172$95$37
44 years$836$499$286$159$86$32
45 years$809$476$268$146$78$29
46 years$782$454$252$135$71$25
47 years$757$433$237$125$64$22
48 years$733$414$223$116$58$20
49 years$709$395$209$107$53$17
50 years$687$377$197$99$48$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $704,000, adding $5,075 every year, while hoping to spend $58,157 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: 55/37/8 Blend
54$704,000$704,000$704,000$704,000
55$781,043$743,731$732,819$822,241
56$798,831$718,295$695,490$825,225
57$816,484$689,664$654,961$821,611
58$833,927$657,619$611,064$816,271
59$851,075$621,930$563,622$809,050
60$867,833$582,353$512,452$799,779
61$884,094$538,630$457,361$788,280
62$899,737$490,489$398,148$774,355
63$914,628$437,641$334,604$757,796
64$928,616$379,781$266,510$738,373
65$941,533$316,589$193,636$715,842
66$953,191$247,723$115,744$689,937
67$963,380$172,825$32,585$660,371
68$971,867$91,515$0$626,834
69$978,391$3,393$0$593,785
70$982,663$0$0$559,347
71$984,362$0$0$557,810
72$983,131$0$0$555,841
73$978,573$0$0$551,817
74$970,247$0$0$545,470
75$957,666$0$0$536,503
76$940,288$0$0$524,586
77$917,512$0$0$509,354
78$888,675$0$0$490,404
79$853,041$0$0$467,287
80$809,794$0$0$439,508
81$758,032$0$0$406,519
82$696,759$0$0$367,714
83$624,870$0$0$322,422
84$541,145$0$0$269,903
85$444,235$0$0$209,336
86$332,649$0$0$139,817
87$204,739$0$0$60,343
88$58,684$0$0$0
89$0$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