Can I retire at age 55 with 707,000?

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 $707,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$58,383$57,863$57,356$56,861$56,377$54,355
2 years$28,903$28,364$27,843$27,337$26,846$24,831
3 years$19,077$18,536$18,016$17,515$17,032$15,087
4 years$14,165$13,626$13,111$12,619$12,148$10,287
5 years$11,219$10,683$10,175$9,692$9,234$7,464
6 years$9,255$8,724$8,223$7,751$7,307$5,628
7 years$7,853$7,326$6,833$6,373$5,942$4,354
8 years$6,802$6,280$5,795$5,346$4,930$3,431
9 years$5,985$5,468$4,991$4,553$4,152$2,740
10 years$5,332$4,819$4,351$3,925$3,537$2,211
11 years$4,798$4,291$3,831$3,416$3,042$1,798
12 years$4,353$3,851$3,400$2,996$2,636$1,471
13 years$3,977$3,480$3,038$2,645$2,299$1,210
14 years$3,655$3,163$2,729$2,348$2,015$999
15 years$3,376$2,890$2,464$2,094$1,774$827
16 years$3,132$2,651$2,234$1,875$1,568$687
17 years$2,917$2,442$2,033$1,685$1,390$572
18 years$2,727$2,256$1,856$1,518$1,236$477
19 years$2,556$2,091$1,699$1,372$1,102$398
20 years$2,403$1,943$1,559$1,243$984$333
21 years$2,264$1,810$1,434$1,128$881$278
22 years$2,139$1,690$1,322$1,025$790$233
23 years$2,024$1,580$1,220$934$709$195
24 years$1,919$1,481$1,129$852$637$164
25 years$1,823$1,389$1,045$778$573$137
26 years$1,734$1,306$970$711$516$115
27 years$1,652$1,229$900$651$466$97
28 years$1,576$1,158$837$596$420$81
29 years$1,505$1,092$779$547$379$68
30 years$1,439$1,032$725$502$343$57
31 years$1,378$975$676$461$310$48
32 years$1,320$923$631$424$280$41
33 years$1,266$874$589$390$254$34
34 years$1,215$828$551$358$230$29
35 years$1,168$786$515$330$208$24
36 years$1,123$746$481$304$188$20
37 years$1,080$708$451$280$171$17
38 years$1,040$673$422$258$155$14
39 years$1,003$640$395$238$140$12
40 years$967$609$371$219$127$10
41 years$932$580$348$203$116$9
42 years$900$552$326$187$105$7
43 years$869$526$306$173$95$6
44 years$840$501$287$159$86$5
45 years$812$478$270$147$78$4
46 years$785$456$253$136$71$4
47 years$760$435$238$126$65$3
48 years$736$415$224$116$59$3
49 years$713$397$210$107$53$2
50 years$690$379$198$99$48$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $707,000, adding $5,714 every year, while hoping to spend $54,931 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: 71/12/17 Blend
54$707,000$707,000$707,000$707,000
55$785,008$747,537$736,578$837,224
56$806,633$725,720$702,808$850,868
57$828,622$700,993$666,065$858,659
58$850,955$673,156$626,191$865,783
59$873,607$641,995$583,024$872,165
60$896,550$607,287$536,389$877,722
61$919,748$568,794$486,108$882,368
62$943,162$526,265$431,993$886,008
63$966,748$479,435$373,848$888,537
64$990,451$428,023$311,467$889,843
65$1,014,213$371,731$244,637$889,805
66$1,037,964$310,248$173,134$888,291
67$1,061,628$243,242$96,725$885,157
68$1,085,116$170,362$15,167$880,249
69$1,108,328$91,241$0$873,397
70$1,131,153$5,487$0$877,454
71$1,153,464$0$0$882,968
72$1,175,119$0$0$898,549
73$1,195,959$0$0$914,197
74$1,215,805$0$0$929,046
75$1,234,458$0$0$942,941
76$1,251,695$0$0$955,705
77$1,267,267$0$0$967,144
78$1,280,896$0$0$977,039
79$1,292,272$0$0$985,148
80$1,301,052$0$0$991,200
81$1,306,852$0$0$994,895
82$1,309,246$0$0$995,898
83$1,307,761$0$0$993,839
84$1,301,871$0$0$988,305
85$1,290,992$0$0$978,839
86$1,274,479$0$0$964,933
87$1,251,613$0$0$946,027
88$1,221,599$0$0$921,496
89$1,183,557$0$0$890,650
90$1,136,512$0$0$852,726
91$1,079,383$0$0$806,878
92$1,010,976$0$0$752,169
93$929,968$0$0$687,563
94$834,898$0$0$611,917
95$724,148$0$0$523,962
96$595,930$0$0$422,299
97$448,268$0$0$305,380
98$278,979$0$0$171,497
99$85,650$0$0$18,758
100$0$0$0$0