Can I retire at age 55 with 711,000?

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 $711,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$58,714$58,191$57,680$57,182$56,696$55,147
2 years$29,066$28,525$28,000$27,492$26,998$25,448
3 years$19,185$18,641$18,118$17,614$17,129$15,627
4 years$14,245$13,703$13,185$12,690$12,216$10,775
5 years$11,282$10,744$10,232$9,747$9,287$7,909
6 years$9,308$8,773$8,269$7,795$7,348$6,035
7 years$7,898$7,368$6,872$6,409$5,976$4,728
8 years$6,841$6,315$5,828$5,376$4,958$3,774
9 years$6,019$5,499$5,019$4,579$4,175$3,055
10 years$5,362$4,847$4,376$3,947$3,557$2,499
11 years$4,825$4,315$3,853$3,435$3,060$2,061
12 years$4,378$3,873$3,419$3,013$2,651$1,712
13 years$3,999$3,500$3,055$2,660$2,312$1,429
14 years$3,676$3,181$2,745$2,361$2,027$1,198
15 years$3,395$2,906$2,478$2,106$1,784$1,008
16 years$3,150$2,666$2,247$1,886$1,577$850
17 years$2,934$2,456$2,044$1,694$1,398$719
18 years$2,742$2,269$1,866$1,527$1,243$609
19 years$2,571$2,103$1,709$1,380$1,108$517
20 years$2,416$1,954$1,568$1,250$990$440
21 years$2,277$1,820$1,442$1,134$886$374
22 years$2,151$1,699$1,329$1,031$794$319
23 years$2,035$1,589$1,227$939$713$272
24 years$1,930$1,489$1,135$856$641$232
25 years$1,833$1,397$1,051$782$576$198
26 years$1,744$1,313$975$715$519$169
27 years$1,661$1,236$905$655$468$145
28 years$1,585$1,165$842$600$422$124
29 years$1,514$1,099$783$550$381$106
30 years$1,447$1,038$730$505$345$90
31 years$1,385$981$680$464$312$77
32 years$1,328$928$635$426$282$66
33 years$1,273$879$593$392$255$57
34 years$1,222$833$554$360$231$49
35 years$1,174$790$518$332$209$42
36 years$1,129$750$484$306$190$36
37 years$1,087$712$453$282$172$30
38 years$1,046$677$424$260$156$26
39 years$1,008$644$398$239$141$22
40 years$972$612$373$221$128$19
41 years$938$583$349$204$116$16
42 years$905$555$328$188$105$14
43 years$874$529$308$173$96$12
44 years$845$504$289$160$87$10
45 years$817$481$271$148$79$9
46 years$790$459$255$137$72$8
47 years$764$438$239$126$65$6
48 years$740$418$225$117$59$6
49 years$717$399$211$108$54$5
50 years$694$381$199$100$49$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $711,000, adding $4,004 every year, while hoping to spend $35,128 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: 55/29/16 Blend
54$711,000$711,000$711,000$711,000
55$787,652$749,969$738,949$827,424
56$830,617$749,342$726,327$854,328
57$876,786$747,506$712,106$879,490
58$926,451$744,366$696,194$906,097
59$979,929$739,820$678,496$934,295
60$1,037,569$733,759$658,913$964,247
61$1,099,755$726,067$637,342$996,132
62$1,166,910$716,624$613,672$1,030,152
63$1,239,497$705,301$587,792$1,066,530
64$1,318,024$691,959$559,582$1,105,513
65$1,403,053$676,455$528,918$1,147,375
66$1,495,198$658,635$495,670$1,192,423
67$1,595,136$638,336$459,703$1,240,995
68$1,703,612$615,387$420,875$1,293,465
69$1,821,444$589,605$379,039$1,350,252
70$1,949,534$560,798$334,038$1,411,815
71$2,088,870$528,761$285,713$1,478,668
72$2,240,545$493,280$233,894$1,551,377
73$2,405,756$454,127$178,406$1,630,572
74$2,585,825$411,060$119,064$1,716,948
75$2,782,203$363,826$55,676$1,811,277
76$2,996,489$312,155$0$1,914,414
77$3,230,443$255,762$0$2,029,347
78$3,486,002$194,349$0$2,165,356
79$3,765,299$127,596$0$2,314,122
80$4,070,681$55,171$0$2,476,967
81$4,404,734$0$0$2,655,348
82$4,770,304$0$0$2,858,307
83$5,170,525$0$0$3,099,842
84$5,608,849$0$0$3,364,439
85$6,089,076$0$0$3,654,399
86$6,615,393$0$0$3,972,260
87$7,192,408$0$0$4,320,813
88$7,825,199$0$0$4,703,135
89$8,519,359$0$0$5,122,614
90$9,281,047$0$0$5,582,983
91$10,117,048$0$0$6,088,351
92$11,034,835$0$0$6,643,249
93$12,042,640$0$0$7,252,663
94$13,149,532$0$0$7,922,089
95$14,365,501$0$0$8,657,581
96$15,701,553$0$0$9,465,808
97$17,169,811$0$0$10,354,116
98$18,783,633$0$0$11,330,599
99$20,557,733$0$0$12,404,175
100$22,508,324$0$0$13,584,669