Can I retire at age 55 with 750,000?

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 $750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$61,934$61,383$60,844$60,319$59,806$58,219
2 years$30,661$30,090$29,536$29,000$28,479$26,891
3 years$20,237$19,664$19,112$18,580$18,068$16,529
4 years$15,027$14,455$13,909$13,386$12,886$11,408
5 years$11,901$11,333$10,794$10,282$9,796$8,382
6 years$9,818$9,254$8,723$8,222$7,751$6,404
7 years$8,331$7,772$7,249$6,760$6,304$5,023
8 years$7,216$6,662$6,147$5,671$5,230$4,014
9 years$6,349$5,800$5,295$4,830$4,404$3,253
10 years$5,656$5,113$4,616$4,164$3,753$2,664
11 years$5,090$4,551$4,064$3,624$3,227$2,201
12 years$4,618$4,085$3,607$3,179$2,797$1,830
13 years$4,219$3,692$3,222$2,806$2,439$1,529
14 years$3,877$3,356$2,895$2,491$2,138$1,284
15 years$3,581$3,066$2,614$2,222$1,882$1,081
16 years$3,323$2,813$2,370$1,989$1,664$914
17 years$3,095$2,590$2,157$1,787$1,475$774
18 years$2,892$2,394$1,969$1,611$1,312$657
19 years$2,712$2,218$1,802$1,455$1,169$558
20 years$2,549$2,061$1,654$1,318$1,044$475
21 years$2,402$1,920$1,521$1,196$934$405
22 years$2,269$1,792$1,402$1,088$838$346
23 years$2,147$1,676$1,295$991$752$295
24 years$2,036$1,571$1,197$903$676$252
25 years$1,934$1,474$1,109$825$608$216
26 years$1,839$1,385$1,029$754$548$185
27 years$1,752$1,304$955$691$494$158
28 years$1,672$1,228$888$633$446$135
29 years$1,597$1,159$826$580$402$116
30 years$1,527$1,094$770$532$364$99
31 years$1,461$1,035$717$489$329$85
32 years$1,400$979$669$449$297$73
33 years$1,343$927$625$413$269$63
34 years$1,289$879$584$380$244$54
35 years$1,239$833$546$350$221$46
36 years$1,191$791$511$322$200$39
37 years$1,146$751$478$297$181$34
38 years$1,104$714$448$274$164$29
39 years$1,063$679$419$252$149$25
40 years$1,025$646$393$233$135$21
41 years$989$615$369$215$123$18
42 years$955$586$346$198$111$16
43 years$922$558$324$183$101$14
44 years$891$532$305$169$92$12
45 years$861$507$286$156$83$10
46 years$833$484$269$144$76$9
47 years$806$462$252$133$69$7
48 years$780$441$237$123$62$6
49 years$756$421$223$114$57$5
50 years$732$402$210$105$51$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $750,000, adding $4,952 every year, while hoping to spend $49,536 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: 60/30/10 Blend
54$750,000$750,000$750,000$750,000
55$831,608$791,858$780,233$879,289
56$863,726$777,953$753,665$897,986
57$897,460$761,707$724,546$912,300
58$932,922$742,952$692,740$926,694
59$970,235$721,511$658,102$941,178
60$1,009,532$697,198$620,481$955,766
61$1,050,957$669,814$579,720$970,475
62$1,094,669$639,149$535,655$985,327
63$1,140,840$604,982$488,114$1,000,348
64$1,189,658$567,078$436,918$1,015,570
65$1,241,327$525,189$381,879$1,031,031
66$1,296,072$479,053$322,801$1,046,778
67$1,354,136$428,391$259,480$1,062,862
68$1,415,789$372,913$191,703$1,079,348
69$1,481,320$312,307$119,247$1,096,307
70$1,551,052$246,247$41,878$1,113,825
71$1,625,333$174,386$0$1,132,000
72$1,704,547$96,361$0$1,155,285
73$1,789,114$11,786$0$1,184,519
74$1,879,493$0$0$1,215,405
75$1,976,191$0$0$1,274,467
76$2,079,758$0$0$1,341,932
77$2,190,802$0$0$1,414,309
78$2,309,988$0$0$1,492,036
79$2,438,047$0$0$1,575,595
80$2,575,779$0$0$1,665,516
81$2,724,066$0$0$1,762,379
82$2,883,872$0$0$1,866,821
83$3,056,260$0$0$1,979,545
84$3,242,396$0$0$2,101,318
85$3,443,562$0$0$2,232,989
86$3,661,165$0$0$2,375,485
87$3,896,755$0$0$2,529,831
88$4,152,032$0$0$2,697,149
89$4,428,868$0$0$2,878,675
90$4,729,321$0$0$3,075,770
91$5,055,655$0$0$3,289,927
92$5,410,360$0$0$3,522,792
93$5,796,173$0$0$3,776,174
94$6,216,109$0$0$4,052,064
95$6,673,484$0$0$4,352,652
96$7,171,946$0$0$4,680,350
97$7,715,510$0$0$5,037,810
98$8,308,597$0$0$5,427,952
99$8,956,071$0$0$5,853,993
100$9,663,287$0$0$6,319,470