Can I retire at age 55 with 746,000?

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 $746,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$61,604$61,055$60,520$59,997$59,487$57,838
2 years$30,497$29,929$29,379$28,845$28,327$26,678
3 years$20,129$19,559$19,010$18,481$17,972$16,374
4 years$14,947$14,378$13,834$13,315$12,818$11,284
5 years$11,838$11,272$10,736$10,227$9,744$8,278
6 years$9,766$9,205$8,676$8,179$7,710$6,314
7 years$8,286$7,730$7,210$6,724$6,270$4,944
8 years$7,177$6,626$6,115$5,641$5,202$3,944
9 years$6,315$5,769$5,267$4,805$4,381$3,190
10 years$5,626$5,085$4,592$4,142$3,733$2,608
11 years$5,062$4,527$4,042$3,604$3,210$2,150
12 years$4,593$4,063$3,587$3,162$2,782$1,784
13 years$4,196$3,672$3,205$2,791$2,426$1,488
14 years$3,857$3,338$2,880$2,478$2,126$1,247
15 years$3,562$3,049$2,600$2,210$1,872$1,048
16 years$3,305$2,798$2,357$1,979$1,655$884
17 years$3,078$2,576$2,145$1,778$1,467$747
18 years$2,877$2,381$1,958$1,602$1,305$632
19 years$2,697$2,206$1,793$1,448$1,163$536
20 years$2,535$2,050$1,645$1,311$1,039$456
21 years$2,389$1,910$1,513$1,190$929$387
22 years$2,257$1,783$1,395$1,082$833$330
23 years$2,136$1,667$1,288$985$748$281
24 years$2,025$1,562$1,191$899$672$240
25 years$1,923$1,466$1,103$821$605$204
26 years$1,830$1,378$1,023$750$545$174
27 years$1,743$1,297$950$687$491$149
28 years$1,663$1,222$883$629$443$127
29 years$1,588$1,153$822$577$400$109
30 years$1,519$1,089$766$530$362$93
31 years$1,454$1,029$714$486$327$79
32 years$1,393$974$666$447$296$68
33 years$1,336$922$622$411$268$58
34 years$1,283$874$581$378$242$50
35 years$1,232$829$543$348$219$43
36 years$1,185$787$508$321$199$36
37 years$1,140$747$476$295$180$31
38 years$1,098$710$445$272$163$27
39 years$1,058$675$417$251$148$23
40 years$1,020$643$391$232$134$20
41 years$984$612$367$214$122$17
42 years$950$582$344$197$111$14
43 years$917$555$323$182$100$12
44 years$886$529$303$168$91$10
45 years$857$504$284$155$83$9
46 years$829$481$267$143$75$8
47 years$802$459$251$132$68$7
48 years$776$438$236$122$62$6
49 years$752$419$222$113$56$5
50 years$728$400$208$105$51$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $746,000, adding $3,651 every year, while hoping to spend $51,509 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: 58/19/23 Blend
54$746,000$746,000$746,000$746,000
55$825,858$786,320$774,757$868,454
56$855,290$770,045$745,906$881,625
57$885,998$751,245$714,363$890,139
58$918,058$729,744$679,981$898,308
59$951,551$705,352$642,612$906,111
60$986,565$677,871$602,095$913,527
61$1,023,197$647,088$558,267$920,535
62$1,061,548$612,781$510,955$927,118
63$1,101,733$574,714$459,979$933,256
64$1,143,871$532,636$405,149$938,933
65$1,188,095$486,285$346,271$944,133
66$1,234,547$435,379$283,138$948,845
67$1,283,384$379,625$215,535$953,057
68$1,334,773$318,712$143,240$956,762
69$1,388,900$252,308$66,018$959,958
70$1,445,964$180,067$0$962,644
71$1,506,183$101,621$0$968,849
72$1,569,796$16,583$0$992,115
73$1,637,061$0$0$1,016,306
74$1,708,263$0$0$1,057,293
75$1,783,710$0$0$1,104,427
76$1,863,741$0$0$1,154,457
77$1,948,725$0$0$1,207,617
78$2,039,066$0$0$1,264,164
79$2,135,207$0$0$1,324,381
80$2,237,631$0$0$1,388,575
81$2,346,867$0$0$1,457,083
82$2,463,498$0$0$1,530,276
83$2,588,158$0$0$1,608,559
84$2,721,545$0$0$1,692,375
85$2,864,423$0$0$1,782,213
86$3,017,632$0$0$1,878,606
87$3,182,090$0$0$1,982,142
88$3,358,808$0$0$2,093,464
89$3,548,894$0$0$2,213,278
90$3,753,564$0$0$2,342,362
91$3,974,155$0$0$2,481,566
92$4,212,135$0$0$2,631,829
93$4,469,116$0$0$2,794,179
94$4,746,870$0$0$2,969,746
95$5,047,346$0$0$3,159,773
96$5,372,683$0$0$3,365,628
97$5,725,236$0$0$3,588,811
98$6,107,592$0$0$3,830,976
99$6,522,597$0$0$4,093,940
100$6,973,382$0$0$4,379,699