Can I retire at age 55 with 756,000?

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 $756,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$62,430$61,874$61,331$60,802$60,285$59,556
2 years$30,906$30,330$29,772$29,232$28,707$27,974
3 years$20,399$19,821$19,265$18,729$18,213$17,498
4 years$15,147$14,571$14,020$13,493$12,990$12,298
5 years$11,996$11,424$10,880$10,364$9,874$9,209
6 years$9,897$9,328$8,793$8,288$7,813$7,174
7 years$8,398$7,834$7,307$6,814$6,354$5,742
8 years$7,274$6,715$6,197$5,716$5,272$4,685
9 years$6,400$5,847$5,337$4,869$4,439$3,880
10 years$5,701$5,154$4,653$4,197$3,783$3,249
11 years$5,130$4,588$4,096$3,653$3,253$2,745
12 years$4,655$4,118$3,636$3,204$2,819$2,336
13 years$4,253$3,721$3,248$2,829$2,458$2,000
14 years$3,908$3,383$2,918$2,511$2,155$1,720
15 years$3,610$3,090$2,635$2,239$1,897$1,486
16 years$3,349$2,835$2,389$2,005$1,677$1,287
17 years$3,120$2,611$2,174$1,802$1,487$1,119
18 years$2,916$2,413$1,984$1,624$1,322$975
19 years$2,733$2,236$1,817$1,467$1,178$851
20 years$2,569$2,078$1,667$1,329$1,053$744
21 years$2,421$1,935$1,534$1,206$942$652
22 years$2,287$1,807$1,413$1,096$844$572
23 years$2,164$1,690$1,305$998$758$502
24 years$2,052$1,583$1,207$911$681$442
25 years$1,949$1,486$1,118$832$613$389
26 years$1,854$1,396$1,037$760$552$342
27 years$1,766$1,314$963$696$498$302
28 years$1,685$1,238$895$638$449$266
29 years$1,609$1,168$833$585$406$235
30 years$1,539$1,103$776$537$366$207
31 years$1,473$1,043$723$493$331$183
32 years$1,412$987$675$453$300$162
33 years$1,354$935$630$417$271$143
34 years$1,300$886$589$383$246$126
35 years$1,249$840$550$353$222$112
36 years$1,201$797$515$325$202$99
37 years$1,155$757$482$299$183$87
38 years$1,113$720$451$276$166$77
39 years$1,072$684$423$254$150$68
40 years$1,034$651$396$235$136$60
41 years$997$620$372$217$124$53
42 years$962$590$349$200$112$47
43 years$930$562$327$184$102$42
44 years$898$536$307$170$92$37
45 years$868$511$288$157$84$33
46 years$840$488$271$145$76$29
47 years$813$465$254$134$69$26
48 years$787$444$239$124$63$23
49 years$762$424$225$115$57$20
50 years$738$405$211$106$52$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $756,000, adding $4,418 every year, while hoping to spend $43,230 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: 48/43/9 Blend
54$756,000$756,000$756,000$756,000
55$837,669$797,601$785,883$875,633
56$877,115$790,687$766,214$895,243
57$919,135$781,986$744,437$911,626
58$963,948$771,363$720,436$928,415
59$1,011,789$758,679$694,089$945,661
60$1,062,920$743,782$665,269$963,423
61$1,117,626$726,516$633,844$981,769
62$1,176,220$706,711$599,674$1,000,775
63$1,239,045$684,191$562,614$1,020,529
64$1,306,479$658,767$522,512$1,041,133
65$1,378,933$630,241$479,211$1,062,699
66$1,456,863$598,401$432,543$1,085,358
67$1,540,766$563,026$382,336$1,109,256
68$1,631,189$523,879$328,409$1,134,561
69$1,728,733$480,712$270,573$1,161,461
70$1,834,058$433,261$208,632$1,190,167
71$1,947,890$381,248$142,379$1,220,919
72$2,071,025$324,380$71,599$1,253,986
73$2,204,340$262,345$0$1,289,671
74$2,348,799$194,816$0$1,328,691
75$2,505,460$121,446$0$1,378,413
76$2,675,489$41,869$0$1,432,405
77$2,860,167$0$0$1,491,169
78$3,060,903$0$0$1,576,230
79$3,279,247$0$0$1,690,375
80$3,516,906$0$0$1,814,694
81$3,775,756$0$0$1,950,179
82$4,057,863$0$0$2,097,920
83$4,365,499$0$0$2,259,119
84$4,701,167$0$0$2,435,097
85$5,067,620$0$0$2,627,310
86$5,467,890$0$0$2,837,359
87$5,905,313$0$0$3,067,008
88$6,383,565$0$0$3,318,199
89$6,906,689$0$0$3,593,069
90$7,479,140$0$0$3,893,974
91$8,105,821$0$0$4,223,504
92$8,792,135$0$0$4,584,516
93$9,544,027$0$0$4,980,152
94$10,368,047$0$0$5,413,876
95$11,271,410$0$0$5,889,501
96$12,262,058$0$0$6,411,226
97$13,348,743$0$0$6,983,680
98$14,541,103$0$0$7,611,956
99$15,849,753$0$0$8,301,669
100$17,286,388$0$0$9,059,001