Can I retire at age 55 with 724,000?

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 $724,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$59,787$59,255$58,735$58,228$57,733$55,530
2 years$29,598$29,046$28,512$27,994$27,492$25,298
3 years$19,536$18,982$18,449$17,936$17,442$15,327
4 years$14,506$13,954$13,426$12,922$12,440$10,419
5 years$11,489$10,940$10,419$9,925$9,456$7,536
6 years$9,478$8,933$8,420$7,937$7,483$5,663
7 years$8,042$7,502$6,997$6,526$6,085$4,366
8 years$6,966$6,431$5,934$5,474$5,048$3,428
9 years$6,129$5,599$5,111$4,663$4,251$2,728
10 years$5,460$4,935$4,456$4,019$3,622$2,193
11 years$4,913$4,394$3,923$3,498$3,115$1,776
12 years$4,458$3,944$3,482$3,068$2,700$1,448
13 years$4,073$3,564$3,111$2,709$2,354$1,185
14 years$3,743$3,239$2,795$2,405$2,064$975
15 years$3,457$2,959$2,523$2,145$1,817$804
16 years$3,208$2,715$2,288$1,920$1,606$665
17 years$2,988$2,500$2,082$1,725$1,424$551
18 years$2,792$2,311$1,900$1,555$1,266$457
19 years$2,618$2,141$1,740$1,405$1,128$380
20 years$2,461$1,990$1,597$1,272$1,008$316
21 years$2,319$1,853$1,469$1,155$902$263
22 years$2,190$1,730$1,354$1,050$809$219
23 years$2,073$1,618$1,250$956$726$183
24 years$1,965$1,516$1,156$872$652$153
25 years$1,867$1,423$1,071$796$587$127
26 years$1,776$1,337$993$728$529$106
27 years$1,692$1,258$922$667$477$89
28 years$1,614$1,186$857$611$430$74
29 years$1,541$1,119$798$560$388$62
30 years$1,474$1,057$743$514$351$52
31 years$1,411$999$693$472$317$43
32 years$1,352$945$646$434$287$36
33 years$1,297$895$603$399$260$30
34 years$1,245$848$564$367$235$25
35 years$1,196$805$527$338$213$21
36 years$1,150$764$493$311$193$18
37 years$1,106$725$462$287$175$15
38 years$1,065$689$432$264$159$12
39 years$1,027$655$405$244$144$10
40 years$990$624$380$225$130$9
41 years$955$594$356$207$118$7
42 years$922$565$334$191$107$6
43 years$890$539$313$177$97$5
44 years$860$513$294$163$88$4
45 years$832$490$276$151$80$4
46 years$804$467$259$139$73$3
47 years$778$446$244$129$66$3
48 years$753$425$229$119$60$2
49 years$730$406$215$110$55$2
50 years$707$388$202$101$50$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $724,000, adding $2,828 every year, while hoping to spend $22,379 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: 32/42/26 Blend
54$724,000$724,000$724,000$724,000
55$800,765$762,393$751,171$819,943
56$858,632$775,939$752,524$848,337
57$921,651$789,399$753,173$876,711
58$990,325$802,745$753,069$906,828
59$1,065,205$815,947$752,164$938,856
60$1,146,900$828,972$750,406$972,982
61$1,236,079$841,786$747,739$1,009,412
62$1,333,478$854,353$744,107$1,048,374
63$1,439,908$866,632$739,450$1,090,120
64$1,556,262$878,580$733,706$1,134,929
65$1,683,524$890,153$726,807$1,183,111
66$1,822,774$901,301$718,686$1,235,007
67$1,975,205$911,973$709,270$1,290,995
68$2,142,129$922,113$698,483$1,351,494
69$2,324,991$931,661$686,247$1,416,964
70$2,525,382$940,555$672,479$1,487,919
71$2,745,055$948,727$657,092$1,564,921
72$2,985,941$956,104$639,994$1,648,598
73$3,250,165$962,611$621,092$1,739,638
74$3,540,069$968,167$600,286$1,838,805
75$3,858,233$972,683$577,472$1,946,943
76$4,207,497$976,069$552,542$2,064,984
77$4,590,992$978,227$525,382$2,193,958
78$5,012,164$979,051$495,873$2,335,003
79$5,474,812$978,432$463,892$2,489,377
80$5,983,119$976,251$429,309$2,658,468
81$6,541,695$972,385$391,989$2,843,810
82$7,155,617$966,701$351,790$3,047,098
83$7,830,479$959,059$308,564$3,270,203
84$8,572,444$949,309$262,157$3,515,192
85$9,388,303$937,294$212,408$3,784,345
86$10,285,535$922,847$159,149$4,080,183
87$11,272,383$905,789$102,204$4,405,486
88$12,357,927$885,935$41,389$4,763,325
89$13,552,174$863,084$0$5,157,089
90$14,866,147$837,026$0$5,597,041
91$16,311,991$807,538$0$6,093,467
92$17,903,092$774,384$0$6,639,487
93$19,654,193$737,315$0$7,240,190
94$21,581,544$696,067$0$7,901,189
95$23,703,048$650,360$0$8,628,675
96$26,038,430$599,900$0$9,429,472
97$28,609,429$544,373$0$10,311,109
98$31,439,994$483,451$0$11,281,885
99$34,556,517$416,784$0$12,350,953
100$37,988,080$344,005$0$13,528,406