Can I retire at age 55 with 740,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $740,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$61,109$60,564$60,033$59,515$59,009$58,686
2 years$30,252$29,688$29,142$28,613$28,099$27,774
3 years$19,967$19,402$18,857$18,333$17,827$17,509
4 years$14,826$14,262$13,723$13,208$12,715$12,406
5 years$11,743$11,182$10,650$10,145$9,665$9,367
6 years$9,687$9,131$8,607$8,113$7,648$7,361
7 years$8,220$7,668$7,152$6,670$6,220$5,944
8 years$7,120$6,573$6,066$5,595$5,160$4,895
9 years$6,265$5,723$5,224$4,766$4,345$4,091
10 years$5,581$5,044$4,555$4,108$3,703$3,459
11 years$5,022$4,491$4,010$3,575$3,184$2,952
12 years$4,556$4,031$3,559$3,136$2,759$2,537
13 years$4,163$3,643$3,179$2,769$2,406$2,194
14 years$3,826$3,311$2,857$2,458$2,109$1,908
15 years$3,534$3,025$2,579$2,192$1,857$1,665
16 years$3,278$2,775$2,338$1,963$1,641$1,459
17 years$3,054$2,556$2,128$1,763$1,455$1,282
18 years$2,854$2,362$1,942$1,589$1,294$1,130
19 years$2,675$2,189$1,778$1,436$1,153$998
20 years$2,515$2,034$1,632$1,301$1,030$883
21 years$2,370$1,894$1,501$1,180$922$783
22 years$2,238$1,768$1,383$1,073$826$695
23 years$2,119$1,654$1,277$977$742$618
24 years$2,009$1,550$1,181$891$667$550
25 years$1,908$1,454$1,094$814$600$490
26 years$1,815$1,367$1,015$744$540$437
27 years$1,729$1,286$942$681$487$390
28 years$1,649$1,212$876$624$440$348
29 years$1,575$1,143$815$572$397$311
30 years$1,506$1,080$759$525$359$278
31 years$1,442$1,021$708$483$324$249
32 years$1,382$966$661$443$293$223
33 years$1,325$915$617$408$266$200
34 years$1,272$867$576$375$240$179
35 years$1,222$822$539$345$218$160
36 years$1,175$780$504$318$197$144
37 years$1,131$741$472$293$179$129
38 years$1,089$704$442$270$162$115
39 years$1,049$670$414$249$147$104
40 years$1,012$637$388$230$133$93
41 years$976$607$364$212$121$83
42 years$942$578$341$196$110$75
43 years$910$551$320$181$100$67
44 years$879$525$301$167$90$60
45 years$850$500$282$154$82$54
46 years$822$477$265$142$75$49
47 years$796$456$249$131$68$44
48 years$770$435$234$121$61$39
49 years$746$415$220$112$56$35
50 years$722$397$207$104$51$32

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $740,000, adding $2,717 every year, while hoping to spend $23,352 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: 66/8/26 Blend
54$740,000$740,000$740,000$740,000
55$818,283$779,063$767,593$866,568
56$876,901$792,390$768,461$912,765
57$940,716$805,588$768,575$960,379
58$1,010,233$818,626$767,886$1,011,914
59$1,086,007$831,470$766,341$1,067,755
60$1,168,652$844,084$763,885$1,128,332
61$1,258,840$856,430$760,462$1,194,115
62$1,357,314$868,467$756,009$1,265,623
63$1,464,889$880,151$750,465$1,343,431
64$1,582,465$891,435$743,762$1,428,170
65$1,711,030$902,269$735,832$1,520,536
66$1,851,674$912,599$726,601$1,621,299
67$2,005,597$922,368$715,994$1,731,305
68$2,174,119$931,515$703,931$1,851,488
69$2,358,695$939,975$690,328$1,982,879
70$2,560,926$947,678$675,098$2,126,614
71$2,782,576$954,550$658,150$2,283,944
72$3,025,588$960,513$639,388$2,456,250
73$3,292,102$965,482$618,711$2,645,055
74$3,584,475$969,369$596,016$2,852,037
75$3,905,302$972,078$571,193$3,079,047
76$4,257,442$973,510$544,127$3,328,126
77$4,644,045$973,556$514,700$3,601,523
78$5,068,581$972,103$482,785$3,901,718
79$5,534,870$969,030$448,253$4,231,447
80$6,047,125$964,210$410,967$4,593,724
81$6,609,981$957,506$370,784$4,991,872
82$7,228,549$948,774$327,556$5,429,556
83$7,908,459$937,862$281,126$5,910,816
84$8,655,911$924,606$231,333$6,440,105
85$9,477,738$908,836$178,007$7,022,333
86$10,381,467$890,369$120,970$7,662,911
87$11,375,392$869,013$60,038$8,367,806
88$12,468,651$844,563$0$9,143,596
89$13,671,311$816,804$0$9,998,912
90$14,994,463$785,506$0$10,958,230
91$16,450,331$750,429$0$12,013,744
92$18,052,380$711,315$0$13,175,227
93$19,815,448$667,894$0$14,453,446
94$21,755,883$619,880$0$15,860,268
95$23,891,699$566,970$0$17,408,770
96$26,242,744$508,844$0$19,113,359
97$28,830,890$445,163$0$20,989,915
98$31,680,236$375,571$0$23,055,934
99$34,817,336$299,690$0$25,330,698
100$38,271,450$217,120$0$27,835,454