Can I retire at age 55 with 747,000?

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 $747,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$61,687$61,137$60,601$60,078$59,567$58,920
2 years$30,538$29,969$29,418$28,884$28,365$27,714
3 years$20,156$19,585$19,035$18,506$17,996$17,361
4 years$14,967$14,397$13,853$13,333$12,835$12,220
5 years$11,854$11,288$10,750$10,241$9,757$9,165
6 years$9,779$9,217$8,688$8,190$7,720$7,151
7 years$8,298$7,741$7,220$6,733$6,279$5,733
8 years$7,187$6,635$6,123$5,648$5,209$4,687
9 years$6,324$5,777$5,274$4,811$4,387$3,888
10 years$5,634$5,092$4,598$4,147$3,738$3,261
11 years$5,069$4,533$4,048$3,609$3,214$2,761
12 years$4,599$4,069$3,592$3,166$2,786$2,354
13 years$4,202$3,677$3,209$2,795$2,429$2,019
14 years$3,862$3,342$2,884$2,481$2,129$1,740
15 years$3,567$3,053$2,604$2,213$1,875$1,506
16 years$3,309$2,801$2,361$1,981$1,657$1,308
17 years$3,082$2,580$2,148$1,780$1,469$1,139
18 years$2,881$2,384$1,961$1,604$1,306$994
19 years$2,701$2,209$1,795$1,450$1,164$870
20 years$2,539$2,053$1,647$1,313$1,040$763
21 years$2,392$1,912$1,515$1,191$931$670
22 years$2,260$1,785$1,397$1,083$834$589
23 years$2,139$1,670$1,289$987$749$518
24 years$2,028$1,564$1,193$900$673$457
25 years$1,926$1,468$1,105$822$606$403
26 years$1,832$1,380$1,024$751$546$356
27 years$1,745$1,298$951$688$492$314
28 years$1,665$1,224$884$630$444$278
29 years$1,590$1,154$823$578$401$246
30 years$1,521$1,090$767$530$362$217
31 years$1,456$1,030$715$487$327$192
32 years$1,395$975$667$448$296$170
33 years$1,338$923$623$412$268$151
34 years$1,284$875$582$379$243$134
35 years$1,234$830$544$349$220$118
36 years$1,186$788$509$321$199$105
37 years$1,142$748$476$296$180$93
38 years$1,099$711$446$273$164$83
39 years$1,059$676$418$251$148$73
40 years$1,021$643$392$232$135$65
41 years$985$612$367$214$122$58
42 years$951$583$344$197$111$51
43 years$919$556$323$182$101$45
44 years$888$530$303$168$91$40
45 years$858$505$285$155$83$36
46 years$830$482$268$144$75$32
47 years$803$460$251$133$68$28
48 years$777$439$236$123$62$25
49 years$753$419$222$113$56$22
50 years$729$400$209$105$51$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $747,000, adding $2,404 every year, while hoping to spend $52,124 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: 59/29/12 Blend
54$747,000$747,000$747,000$747,000
55$825,674$786,083$774,504$871,830
56$854,433$769,141$744,991$886,258
57$884,379$749,623$712,741$895,928
58$915,577$727,346$677,610$905,219
59$948,098$702,118$639,442$914,102
60$982,020$673,738$598,079$922,544
61$1,017,423$641,988$553,352$930,512
62$1,054,398$606,643$505,087$937,974
63$1,093,040$567,462$453,101$944,897
64$1,133,453$524,191$397,203$951,247
65$1,175,749$476,560$337,193$956,990
66$1,220,050$424,286$272,863$962,095
67$1,266,487$367,068$203,997$966,527
68$1,315,204$304,590$130,365$970,256
69$1,366,355$236,515$51,733$973,251
70$1,420,110$162,490$0$975,484
71$1,476,650$82,141$0$981,048
72$1,536,175$0$0$993,137
73$1,598,903$0$0$1,006,705
74$1,665,069$0$0$1,048,689
75$1,734,931$0$0$1,093,044
76$1,808,770$0$0$1,139,951
77$1,886,891$0$0$1,189,608
78$1,969,631$0$0$1,242,231
79$2,057,354$0$0$1,298,058
80$2,150,459$0$0$1,357,346
81$2,249,383$0$0$1,420,378
82$2,354,605$0$0$1,487,464
83$2,466,646$0$0$1,558,942
84$2,586,080$0$0$1,635,183
85$2,713,532$0$0$1,716,594
86$2,849,690$0$0$1,803,619
87$2,995,307$0$0$1,896,747
88$3,151,208$0$0$1,996,512
89$3,318,297$0$0$2,103,501
90$3,497,568$0$0$2,218,359
91$3,690,110$0$0$2,341,792
92$3,897,119$0$0$2,474,576
93$4,119,907$0$0$2,617,561
94$4,359,916$0$0$2,771,685
95$4,618,729$0$0$2,937,974
96$4,898,085$0$0$3,117,557
97$5,199,895$0$0$3,311,675
98$5,526,259$0$0$3,521,691
99$5,879,485$0$0$3,749,103
100$6,262,111$0$0$3,995,560