Can I retire at age 55 with 746,000?

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 $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%18.7%
1 years$61,604$61,055$60,520$59,997$59,487$57,399
2 years$30,497$29,929$29,379$28,845$28,327$26,246
3 years$20,129$19,559$19,010$18,481$17,972$15,962
4 years$14,947$14,378$13,834$13,315$12,818$10,895
5 years$11,838$11,272$10,736$10,227$9,744$7,913
6 years$9,766$9,205$8,676$8,179$7,710$5,973
7 years$8,286$7,730$7,210$6,724$6,270$4,626
8 years$7,177$6,626$6,115$5,641$5,202$3,650
9 years$6,315$5,769$5,267$4,805$4,381$2,918
10 years$5,626$5,085$4,592$4,142$3,733$2,358
11 years$5,062$4,527$4,042$3,604$3,210$1,920
12 years$4,593$4,063$3,587$3,162$2,782$1,573
13 years$4,196$3,672$3,205$2,791$2,426$1,295
14 years$3,857$3,338$2,880$2,478$2,126$1,071
15 years$3,562$3,049$2,600$2,210$1,872$888
16 years$3,305$2,798$2,357$1,979$1,655$739
17 years$3,078$2,576$2,145$1,778$1,467$616
18 years$2,877$2,381$1,958$1,602$1,305$514
19 years$2,697$2,206$1,793$1,448$1,163$430
20 years$2,535$2,050$1,645$1,311$1,039$360
21 years$2,389$1,910$1,513$1,190$929$302
22 years$2,257$1,783$1,395$1,082$833$253
23 years$2,136$1,667$1,288$985$748$212
24 years$2,025$1,562$1,191$899$672$178
25 years$1,923$1,466$1,103$821$605$150
26 years$1,830$1,378$1,023$750$545$126
27 years$1,743$1,297$950$687$491$106
28 years$1,663$1,222$883$629$443$89
29 years$1,588$1,153$822$577$400$75
30 years$1,519$1,089$766$530$362$63
31 years$1,454$1,029$714$486$327$53
32 years$1,393$974$666$447$296$45
33 years$1,336$922$622$411$268$38
34 years$1,283$874$581$378$242$32
35 years$1,232$829$543$348$219$27
36 years$1,185$787$508$321$199$22
37 years$1,140$747$476$295$180$19
38 years$1,098$710$445$272$163$16
39 years$1,058$675$417$251$148$13
40 years$1,020$643$391$232$134$11
41 years$984$612$367$214$122$10
42 years$950$582$344$197$111$8
43 years$917$555$323$182$100$7
44 years$886$529$303$168$91$6
45 years$857$504$284$155$83$5
46 years$829$481$267$143$75$4
47 years$802$459$251$132$68$3
48 years$776$438$236$122$62$3
49 years$752$419$222$113$56$2
50 years$728$400$208$105$51$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $746,000, adding $5,405 every year, while hoping to spend $21,514 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: 46/35/19 Blend
54$746,000$746,000$746,000$746,000
55$827,667$788,129$776,566$861,020
56$889,199$803,857$779,690$900,605
57$956,285$819,634$782,198$940,948
58$1,029,471$835,441$784,046$984,266
59$1,109,354$851,254$785,189$1,030,845
60$1,196,594$867,052$785,579$1,081,001
61$1,291,916$882,807$785,165$1,135,082
62$1,396,119$898,492$783,896$1,193,474
63$1,510,082$914,077$781,716$1,256,599
64$1,634,774$929,530$778,566$1,324,926
65$1,771,260$944,816$774,387$1,398,970
66$1,920,714$959,898$769,115$1,479,301
67$2,084,429$974,735$762,683$1,566,545
68$2,263,829$989,286$755,021$1,661,396
69$2,460,482$1,003,503$746,057$1,764,616
70$2,676,114$1,017,338$735,713$1,877,049
71$2,912,628$1,030,737$723,909$1,999,622
72$3,172,118$1,043,645$710,562$2,133,362
73$3,456,891$1,056,001$695,583$2,279,398
74$3,769,490$1,067,741$678,881$2,438,977
75$4,112,714$1,078,796$660,359$2,613,475
76$4,489,646$1,089,093$639,917$2,804,407
77$4,903,685$1,098,553$617,449$3,013,448
78$5,358,573$1,107,095$592,845$3,242,442
79$5,858,433$1,114,628$565,991$3,493,424
80$6,407,807$1,121,058$536,766$3,768,638
81$7,011,700$1,126,286$505,044$4,070,561
82$7,675,623$1,130,205$470,693$4,401,920
83$8,405,652$1,132,700$433,577$4,765,728
84$9,208,479$1,133,652$393,551$5,165,304
85$10,091,475$1,132,932$350,466$5,604,309
86$11,062,764$1,130,405$304,166$6,086,780
87$12,131,296$1,125,925$254,486$6,617,169
88$13,306,933$1,119,340$201,256$7,200,385
89$14,600,539$1,110,487$144,297$7,841,842
90$16,024,087$1,099,193$83,424$8,547,509
91$17,590,767$1,085,277$18,441$9,323,966
92$19,315,113$1,068,543$0$10,178,471
93$21,213,140$1,048,788$0$11,129,346
94$23,302,495$1,025,793$0$12,179,753
95$25,602,620$999,327$0$13,335,721
96$28,134,942$969,148$0$14,608,021
97$30,923,067$934,998$0$16,008,524
98$33,993,009$896,602$0$17,550,319
99$37,373,432$853,672$0$19,247,827
100$41,095,923$805,902$0$21,116,949