Can I retire at age 55 with 733,000?

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 $733,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$60,530$59,991$59,465$58,952$58,450$57,482
2 years$29,966$29,407$28,867$28,342$27,834$26,861
3 years$19,779$19,218$18,679$18,159$17,659$16,712
4 years$14,686$14,127$13,593$13,083$12,594$11,681
5 years$11,631$11,076$10,549$10,049$9,574$8,696
6 years$9,596$9,044$8,525$8,036$7,576$6,734
7 years$8,142$7,595$7,084$6,607$6,161$5,357
8 years$7,052$6,511$6,008$5,542$5,111$4,344
9 years$6,205$5,669$5,175$4,721$4,304$3,574
10 years$5,528$4,997$4,512$4,069$3,667$2,973
11 years$4,974$4,448$3,972$3,542$3,154$2,494
12 years$4,513$3,993$3,525$3,106$2,733$2,108
13 years$4,123$3,608$3,149$2,743$2,384$1,791
14 years$3,789$3,280$2,830$2,435$2,089$1,530
15 years$3,500$2,996$2,555$2,171$1,840$1,311
16 years$3,247$2,749$2,316$1,944$1,626$1,128
17 years$3,025$2,532$2,108$1,747$1,442$972
18 years$2,827$2,339$1,924$1,574$1,282$840
19 years$2,650$2,168$1,761$1,422$1,143$728
20 years$2,491$2,015$1,617$1,288$1,021$631
21 years$2,348$1,877$1,487$1,169$913$549
22 years$2,217$1,752$1,370$1,063$819$477
23 years$2,098$1,638$1,265$968$735$416
24 years$1,990$1,535$1,170$883$660$362
25 years$1,890$1,441$1,084$806$594$316
26 years$1,798$1,354$1,005$737$535$276
27 years$1,713$1,274$933$675$483$241
28 years$1,634$1,201$868$618$436$211
29 years$1,560$1,133$808$567$393$184
30 years$1,492$1,070$752$520$355$161
31 years$1,428$1,011$701$478$321$141
32 years$1,369$957$654$439$291$123
33 years$1,313$906$611$404$263$108
34 years$1,260$859$571$372$238$95
35 years$1,211$815$534$342$216$83
36 years$1,164$773$499$315$195$73
37 years$1,120$734$467$290$177$64
38 years$1,079$698$438$268$161$56
39 years$1,039$664$410$247$146$49
40 years$1,002$631$384$228$132$43
41 years$967$601$360$210$120$38
42 years$933$572$338$194$109$33
43 years$901$545$317$179$99$29
44 years$871$520$298$165$90$25
45 years$842$496$280$153$81$22
46 years$814$473$263$141$74$19
47 years$788$451$247$130$67$17
48 years$763$431$232$120$61$15
49 years$739$411$218$111$55$13
50 years$716$393$205$103$50$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $733,000, adding $2,625 every year, while hoping to spend $27,052 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: 47/38/15 Blend
54$733,000$733,000$733,000$733,000
55$810,474$771,625$760,263$845,028
56$864,359$780,651$756,949$878,276
57$922,834$789,213$752,617$911,368
58$986,338$797,260$747,205$946,695
59$1,055,354$804,736$740,646$984,474
60$1,130,416$811,583$732,873$1,024,947
61$1,212,107$817,739$723,813$1,068,381
62$1,301,072$823,139$713,391$1,115,072
63$1,398,019$827,710$701,527$1,165,346
64$1,503,729$831,380$688,140$1,219,565
65$1,619,059$834,067$673,142$1,278,129
66$1,744,953$835,687$656,443$1,341,477
67$1,882,453$836,150$637,949$1,410,100
68$2,032,703$835,361$617,559$1,484,536
69$2,196,962$833,217$595,171$1,565,381
70$2,376,619$829,611$570,676$1,653,296
71$2,573,201$824,430$543,961$1,749,007
72$2,788,391$817,550$514,907$1,853,319
73$3,024,041$808,844$483,391$1,967,122
74$3,282,192$798,176$449,283$2,091,398
75$3,565,089$785,400$412,447$2,227,232
76$3,875,207$770,364$372,743$2,375,823
77$4,215,272$752,905$330,024$2,538,495
78$4,588,284$732,852$284,134$2,716,709
79$4,997,549$710,022$234,913$2,912,082
80$5,446,709$684,223$182,193$3,126,396
81$5,939,775$655,252$125,798$3,361,620
82$6,481,165$622,892$65,545$3,619,928
83$7,075,747$586,916$1,243$3,903,722
84$7,728,880$547,083$0$4,215,650
85$8,446,473$503,137$0$4,569,423
86$9,235,031$454,808$0$4,958,398
87$10,101,724$401,813$0$5,385,976
88$11,054,447$343,850$0$5,856,127
89$12,101,903$280,600$0$6,373,229
90$13,253,676$211,729$0$6,942,114
91$14,520,327$136,879$0$7,568,110
92$15,913,492$55,678$0$8,257,093
93$17,445,991$0$0$9,015,546
94$19,131,948$0$0$9,864,112
95$20,986,926$0$0$10,823,459
96$23,028,074$0$0$11,879,186
97$25,274,283$0$0$13,041,077
98$27,746,372$0$0$14,319,912
99$30,467,279$0$0$15,727,570
100$33,462,278$0$0$17,277,141