Can I retire at age 55 with 739,000?

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 $739,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$61,026$60,482$59,952$59,434$58,929$57,574
2 years$30,211$29,648$29,103$28,574$28,061$26,704
3 years$19,941$19,375$18,832$18,308$17,803$16,486
4 years$14,806$14,243$13,705$13,190$12,697$11,430
5 years$11,727$11,167$10,635$10,131$9,652$8,438
6 years$9,674$9,118$8,595$8,102$7,638$6,478
7 years$8,209$7,658$7,142$6,661$6,211$5,107
8 years$7,110$6,564$6,057$5,588$5,153$4,103
9 years$6,256$5,715$5,217$4,759$4,340$3,343
10 years$5,573$5,038$4,548$4,103$3,698$2,754
11 years$5,015$4,485$4,004$3,571$3,180$2,287
12 years$4,550$4,025$3,554$3,132$2,756$1,913
13 years$4,157$3,638$3,175$2,765$2,403$1,609
14 years$3,820$3,307$2,853$2,454$2,106$1,359
15 years$3,529$3,021$2,576$2,189$1,855$1,152
16 years$3,274$2,771$2,335$1,960$1,639$979
17 years$3,049$2,552$2,125$1,761$1,453$835
18 years$2,850$2,358$1,940$1,587$1,292$713
19 years$2,672$2,186$1,776$1,434$1,152$611
20 years$2,512$2,031$1,630$1,299$1,029$523
21 years$2,367$1,892$1,499$1,179$921$449
22 years$2,235$1,766$1,382$1,072$825$386
23 years$2,116$1,652$1,276$976$741$332
24 years$2,006$1,548$1,180$890$666$286
25 years$1,905$1,452$1,093$813$599$246
26 years$1,812$1,365$1,013$743$540$212
27 years$1,727$1,285$941$680$487$183
28 years$1,647$1,210$875$623$439$158
29 years$1,573$1,142$814$572$396$136
30 years$1,504$1,078$758$525$358$118
31 years$1,440$1,019$707$482$324$102
32 years$1,380$965$660$443$293$88
33 years$1,323$913$616$407$265$76
34 years$1,270$866$575$375$240$65
35 years$1,221$821$538$345$217$57
36 years$1,174$779$503$318$197$49
37 years$1,129$740$471$293$179$42
38 years$1,088$704$441$270$162$37
39 years$1,048$669$413$249$147$32
40 years$1,010$636$387$229$133$27
41 years$975$606$363$212$121$24
42 years$941$577$341$195$110$20
43 years$909$550$320$180$99$18
44 years$878$524$300$167$90$15
45 years$849$500$282$154$82$13
46 years$821$477$265$142$74$11
47 years$794$455$249$131$68$10
48 years$769$434$234$121$61$9
49 years$745$415$220$112$56$7
50 years$722$396$206$104$51$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $739,000, adding $2,396 every year, while hoping to spend $48,930 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: 29/45/26 Blend
54$739,000$739,000$739,000$739,000
55$816,849$777,682$766,228$833,898
56$848,107$763,728$739,835$833,498
57$880,913$747,449$710,919$828,627
58$915,373$728,682$679,342$822,398
59$951,604$707,250$644,962$814,726
60$989,730$682,968$607,631$805,526
61$1,029,889$655,639$567,193$794,705
62$1,072,228$625,056$523,485$782,170
63$1,116,912$591,000$476,338$767,824
64$1,164,115$553,237$425,573$751,565
65$1,214,031$511,522$371,007$733,290
66$1,266,871$465,596$312,444$712,891
67$1,322,864$415,182$249,683$690,258
68$1,382,262$359,992$182,513$665,278
69$1,445,339$299,718$110,714$637,834
70$1,512,395$234,036$34,054$607,808
71$1,583,760$162,604$0$575,079
72$1,659,792$85,061$0$552,771
73$1,740,887$1,024$0$538,457
74$1,827,474$0$0$522,625
75$1,920,028$0$0$549,746
76$2,019,066$0$0$579,385
77$2,125,156$0$0$611,214
78$2,238,922$0$0$645,431
79$2,361,047$0$0$682,253
80$2,492,283$0$0$721,916
81$2,633,453$0$0$764,682
82$2,785,461$0$0$810,838
83$2,949,301$0$0$860,699
84$3,126,064$0$0$914,611
85$3,316,948$0$0$972,954
86$3,523,272$0$0$1,036,148
87$3,746,482$0$0$1,104,653
88$3,988,171$0$0$1,178,973
89$4,250,088$0$0$1,259,666
90$4,534,157$0$0$1,347,344
91$4,842,493$0$0$1,442,679
92$5,177,424$0$0$1,546,412
93$5,541,510$0$0$1,659,359
94$5,937,565$0$0$1,782,415
95$6,368,690$0$0$1,916,568
96$6,838,292$0$0$2,062,903
97$7,350,123$0$0$2,222,616
98$7,908,312$0$0$2,397,022
99$8,517,404$0$0$2,587,571
100$9,182,400$0$0$2,795,856