Can I retire at age 55 with 736,000?

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 $736,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$60,778$60,237$59,709$59,193$58,690$57,646
2 years$30,088$29,528$28,985$28,458$27,947$26,900
3 years$19,860$19,297$18,755$18,233$17,731$16,712
4 years$14,746$14,185$13,649$13,136$12,646$11,663
5 years$11,679$11,121$10,592$10,090$9,613$8,669
6 years$9,635$9,081$8,560$8,069$7,607$6,703
7 years$8,175$7,627$7,113$6,634$6,186$5,323
8 years$7,081$6,537$6,033$5,565$5,132$4,309
9 years$6,231$5,692$5,196$4,740$4,322$3,538
10 years$5,551$5,017$4,530$4,086$3,683$2,938
11 years$4,995$4,467$3,988$3,556$3,167$2,461
12 years$4,532$4,009$3,539$3,119$2,745$2,075
13 years$4,140$3,623$3,162$2,754$2,393$1,760
14 years$3,805$3,293$2,841$2,444$2,098$1,500
15 years$3,515$3,008$2,565$2,180$1,847$1,283
16 years$3,261$2,760$2,326$1,952$1,633$1,101
17 years$3,037$2,542$2,116$1,754$1,448$947
18 years$2,838$2,349$1,932$1,581$1,287$817
19 years$2,661$2,177$1,769$1,428$1,147$706
20 years$2,501$2,023$1,623$1,293$1,025$611
21 years$2,357$1,884$1,493$1,174$917$530
22 years$2,226$1,759$1,376$1,067$822$460
23 years$2,107$1,645$1,271$972$738$400
24 years$1,998$1,541$1,175$887$663$347
25 years$1,898$1,446$1,088$810$597$302
26 years$1,805$1,359$1,009$740$538$263
27 years$1,720$1,279$937$678$485$230
28 years$1,640$1,206$871$621$437$200
29 years$1,567$1,137$811$569$395$175
30 years$1,498$1,074$755$523$357$152
31 years$1,434$1,015$704$480$323$133
32 years$1,374$961$657$441$292$116
33 years$1,318$910$613$406$264$101
34 years$1,265$862$573$373$239$89
35 years$1,216$818$536$344$217$77
36 years$1,169$776$501$316$196$68
37 years$1,125$737$469$291$178$59
38 years$1,083$701$439$269$161$52
39 years$1,044$666$412$248$146$45
40 years$1,006$634$386$228$133$39
41 years$971$603$362$211$120$35
42 years$937$575$339$195$109$30
43 years$905$548$318$180$99$26
44 years$874$522$299$166$90$23
45 years$845$498$281$153$82$20
46 years$818$475$264$141$74$18
47 years$791$453$248$131$67$15
48 years$766$433$233$121$61$14
49 years$742$413$219$112$56$12
50 years$719$395$206$103$50$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $736,000, adding $2,519 every year, while hoping to spend $30,546 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: 27/46/27 Blend
54$736,000$736,000$736,000$736,000
55$813,670$774,662$763,254$828,734
56$864,164$780,120$756,323$846,532
57$918,784$784,822$748,135$862,828
58$977,920$788,697$738,617$879,700
59$1,041,998$791,674$727,691$897,218
60$1,111,488$793,672$715,275$915,460
61$1,186,908$794,610$701,284$934,517
62$1,268,824$794,398$685,630$954,491
63$1,357,863$792,942$668,217$975,495
64$1,454,712$790,143$648,949$997,660
65$1,560,128$785,895$627,724$1,021,130
66$1,674,942$780,086$604,434$1,046,070
67$1,800,072$772,595$578,968$1,072,663
68$1,936,525$763,298$551,209$1,101,116
69$2,085,410$752,060$521,035$1,131,660
70$2,247,950$738,739$488,317$1,164,555
71$2,425,489$723,184$452,924$1,200,091
72$2,619,506$705,238$414,714$1,238,593
73$2,831,631$684,730$373,543$1,280,424
74$3,063,659$661,483$329,257$1,325,989
75$3,317,564$635,308$281,700$1,375,740
76$3,595,522$606,004$230,703$1,430,183
77$3,899,928$573,361$176,095$1,489,878
78$4,233,420$537,155$117,693$1,555,454
79$4,598,903$497,150$55,309$1,627,608
80$4,999,575$453,095$0$1,707,115
81$5,438,962$404,726$0$1,798,085
82$5,920,942$351,764$0$1,915,448
83$6,449,792$293,914$0$2,044,383
84$7,030,219$230,864$0$2,186,139
85$7,667,409$162,284$0$2,342,100
86$8,367,077$87,828$0$2,513,798
87$9,135,515$7,128$0$2,702,927
88$9,979,656$0$0$2,911,362
89$10,907,137$0$0$3,181,777
90$11,926,373$0$0$3,483,039
91$13,046,632$0$0$3,814,296
92$14,278,126$0$0$4,178,586
93$15,632,105$0$0$4,579,252
94$17,120,966$0$0$5,019,982
95$18,758,363$0$0$5,504,836
96$20,559,343$0$0$6,038,289
97$22,540,483$0$0$6,625,271
98$24,720,048$0$0$7,271,214
99$27,118,163$0$0$7,982,104
100$29,757,000$0$0$8,764,534