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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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%12%
1 years$61,026$60,482$59,952$59,434$58,929$58,435
2 years$30,211$29,648$29,103$28,574$28,061$27,564
3 years$19,941$19,375$18,832$18,308$17,803$17,317
4 years$14,806$14,243$13,705$13,190$12,697$12,227
5 years$11,727$11,167$10,635$10,131$9,652$9,198
6 years$9,674$9,118$8,595$8,102$7,638$7,201
7 years$8,209$7,658$7,142$6,661$6,211$5,792
8 years$7,110$6,564$6,057$5,588$5,153$4,751
9 years$6,256$5,715$5,217$4,759$4,340$3,955
10 years$5,573$5,038$4,548$4,103$3,698$3,330
11 years$5,015$4,485$4,004$3,571$3,180$2,829
12 years$4,550$4,025$3,554$3,132$2,756$2,421
13 years$4,157$3,638$3,175$2,765$2,403$2,085
14 years$3,820$3,307$2,853$2,454$2,106$1,804
15 years$3,529$3,021$2,576$2,189$1,855$1,567
16 years$3,274$2,771$2,335$1,960$1,639$1,367
17 years$3,049$2,552$2,125$1,761$1,453$1,195
18 years$2,850$2,358$1,940$1,587$1,292$1,048
19 years$2,672$2,186$1,776$1,434$1,152$921
20 years$2,512$2,031$1,630$1,299$1,029$811
21 years$2,367$1,892$1,499$1,179$921$715
22 years$2,235$1,766$1,382$1,072$825$632
23 years$2,116$1,652$1,276$976$741$559
24 years$2,006$1,548$1,180$890$666$495
25 years$1,905$1,452$1,093$813$599$438
26 years$1,812$1,365$1,013$743$540$389
27 years$1,727$1,285$941$680$487$345
28 years$1,647$1,210$875$623$439$306
29 years$1,573$1,142$814$572$396$272
30 years$1,504$1,078$758$525$358$242
31 years$1,440$1,019$707$482$324$215
32 years$1,380$965$660$443$293$192
33 years$1,323$913$616$407$265$171
34 years$1,270$866$575$375$240$152
35 years$1,221$821$538$345$217$135
36 years$1,174$779$503$318$197$121
37 years$1,129$740$471$293$179$107
38 years$1,088$704$441$270$162$96
39 years$1,048$669$413$249$147$85
40 years$1,010$636$387$229$133$76
41 years$975$606$363$212$121$68
42 years$941$577$341$195$110$61
43 years$909$550$320$180$99$54
44 years$878$524$300$167$90$48
45 years$849$500$282$154$82$43
46 years$821$477$265$142$74$38
47 years$794$455$249$131$68$34
48 years$769$434$234$121$61$31
49 years$745$415$220$112$56$27
50 years$722$396$206$104$51$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $739,000, adding $5,096 every year, while hoping to spend $55,879 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: 63/32/5 Blend
54$739,000$739,000$739,000$739,000
55$819,635$780,468$769,013$870,337
56$843,782$759,256$735,320$883,521
57$868,521$735,131$698,626$890,855
58$893,850$707,893$658,770$897,395
59$919,771$677,328$615,587$903,062
60$946,280$643,210$568,901$907,768
61$973,373$605,299$518,532$911,422
62$1,001,042$563,344$464,288$913,924
63$1,029,277$517,077$405,971$915,166
64$1,058,066$466,216$343,373$915,035
65$1,087,391$410,463$276,279$913,408
66$1,117,232$349,502$204,460$910,152
67$1,147,562$283,001$127,682$905,127
68$1,178,351$210,606$45,698$898,180
69$1,209,564$131,947$0$889,149
70$1,241,158$46,630$0$880,087
71$1,273,083$0$0$871,325
72$1,305,283$0$0$876,349
73$1,337,690$0$0$897,907
74$1,370,231$0$0$919,529
75$1,402,817$0$0$941,151
76$1,435,351$0$0$962,706
77$1,467,721$0$0$984,115
78$1,499,801$0$0$1,005,288
79$1,531,447$0$0$1,026,126
80$1,562,500$0$0$1,046,516
81$1,592,777$0$0$1,066,331
82$1,622,076$0$0$1,085,429
83$1,650,169$0$0$1,103,651
84$1,676,801$0$0$1,120,817
85$1,701,686$0$0$1,136,729
86$1,724,506$0$0$1,151,164
87$1,744,904$0$0$1,163,874
88$1,762,485$0$0$1,174,583
89$1,776,807$0$0$1,182,981
90$1,787,378$0$0$1,188,726
91$1,793,651$0$0$1,191,438
92$1,795,018$0$0$1,190,692
93$1,790,805$0$0$1,186,018
94$1,780,263$0$0$1,176,895
95$1,762,559$0$0$1,162,743
96$1,736,771$0$0$1,142,920
97$1,701,878$0$0$1,116,716
98$1,656,747$0$0$1,083,340
99$1,600,122$0$0$1,041,922
100$1,530,614$0$0$991,493