Can I retire at age 55 with 761,000?

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 $761,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$62,843$62,283$61,737$61,204$60,683$59,531
2 years$31,110$30,531$29,969$29,425$28,897$27,740
3 years$20,534$19,952$19,392$18,853$18,333$17,209
4 years$15,247$14,667$14,112$13,582$13,075$11,992
5 years$12,076$11,499$10,952$10,433$9,940$8,900
6 years$9,962$9,390$8,851$8,343$7,865$6,870
7 years$8,453$7,886$7,355$6,859$6,396$5,446
8 years$7,322$6,759$6,238$5,754$5,306$4,401
9 years$6,442$5,885$5,372$4,901$4,469$3,608
10 years$5,739$5,188$4,684$4,225$3,808$2,990
11 years$5,164$4,618$4,124$3,677$3,275$2,499
12 years$4,686$4,145$3,660$3,225$2,838$2,104
13 years$4,281$3,746$3,270$2,847$2,475$1,781
14 years$3,934$3,405$2,938$2,528$2,169$1,515
15 years$3,634$3,110$2,652$2,254$1,910$1,293
16 years$3,372$2,854$2,405$2,018$1,688$1,107
17 years$3,140$2,628$2,188$1,813$1,497$951
18 years$2,935$2,429$1,998$1,634$1,331$818
19 years$2,751$2,251$1,829$1,477$1,186$705
20 years$2,586$2,092$1,678$1,337$1,060$609
21 years$2,437$1,948$1,544$1,214$948$527
22 years$2,302$1,819$1,423$1,104$850$456
23 years$2,179$1,701$1,314$1,005$763$396
24 years$2,066$1,594$1,215$917$686$343
25 years$1,962$1,496$1,125$837$617$298
26 years$1,866$1,406$1,044$765$556$259
27 years$1,778$1,323$969$701$501$225
28 years$1,696$1,246$901$642$452$196
29 years$1,620$1,176$838$589$408$170
30 years$1,549$1,111$781$540$369$148
31 years$1,483$1,050$728$496$334$129
32 years$1,421$993$679$456$302$112
33 years$1,363$941$634$419$273$98
34 years$1,308$892$593$386$247$85
35 years$1,257$846$554$355$224$74
36 years$1,209$803$518$327$203$65
37 years$1,163$762$485$301$184$57
38 years$1,120$724$454$278$167$49
39 years$1,079$689$426$256$151$43
40 years$1,040$655$399$236$137$37
41 years$1,004$624$374$218$124$33
42 years$969$594$351$201$113$28
43 years$936$566$329$186$102$25
44 years$904$540$309$171$93$22
45 years$874$515$290$158$84$19
46 years$845$491$273$146$77$16
47 years$818$468$256$135$70$14
48 years$792$447$241$125$63$13
49 years$767$427$226$115$57$11
50 years$743$408$213$107$52$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $761,000, adding $2,414 every year, while hoping to spend $40,764 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: 44/46/10 Blend
54$761,000$761,000$761,000$761,000
55$841,112$800,779$788,984$875,612
56$883,533$796,645$772,042$895,680
57$928,914$790,941$753,166$913,079
58$977,516$783,549$732,249$931,016
59$1,029,620$774,342$709,178$949,555
60$1,085,541$763,183$683,834$968,772
61$1,145,618$749,931$656,095$988,751
62$1,210,227$734,435$625,831$1,009,586
63$1,279,782$716,533$592,907$1,031,387
64$1,354,733$696,057$557,183$1,054,277
65$1,435,578$672,826$518,511$1,078,394
66$1,522,864$646,651$476,738$1,103,897
67$1,617,189$617,330$431,702$1,130,963
68$1,719,214$584,651$383,236$1,159,791
69$1,829,663$548,388$331,163$1,190,606
70$1,949,334$508,304$275,302$1,223,661
71$2,079,102$464,147$215,461$1,259,240
72$2,219,930$415,650$151,439$1,297,660
73$2,372,879$362,533$83,028$1,339,280
74$2,539,114$304,498$10,011$1,384,497
75$2,719,918$241,232$0$1,433,760
76$2,916,700$172,404$0$1,494,814
77$3,131,014$97,662$0$1,562,581
78$3,364,567$16,637$0$1,636,644
79$3,619,240$0$0$1,717,724
80$3,897,101$0$0$1,842,595
81$4,200,428$0$0$1,988,191
82$4,531,728$0$0$2,147,303
83$4,893,760$0$0$2,321,269
84$5,289,563$0$0$2,511,561
85$5,722,483$0$0$2,719,797
86$6,196,201$0$0$2,947,764
87$6,714,775$0$0$3,197,426
88$7,282,670$0$0$3,470,946
89$7,904,804$0$0$3,770,708
90$8,586,595$0$0$4,099,336
91$9,334,006$0$0$4,459,720
92$10,153,607$0$0$4,855,045
93$11,052,635$0$0$5,288,816
94$12,039,060$0$0$5,764,897
95$13,121,661$0$0$6,287,541
96$14,310,107$0$0$6,861,436
97$15,615,051$0$0$7,491,744
98$17,048,227$0$0$8,184,152
99$18,622,560$0$0$8,944,926
100$20,352,291$0$0$9,780,967