Can I retire at age 64 with 550,000?

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 $550,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$45,418$45,014$44,619$44,234$43,858$42,335
2 years$22,484$22,066$21,660$21,266$20,885$19,367
3 years$14,841$14,420$14,015$13,626$13,250$11,784
4 years$11,020$10,600$10,200$9,816$9,450$8,047
5 years$8,728$8,311$7,915$7,540$7,184$5,848
6 years$7,200$6,786$6,397$6,030$5,684$4,416
7 years$6,109$5,699$5,316$4,957$4,623$3,423
8 years$5,292$4,885$4,508$4,159$3,835$2,702
9 years$4,656$4,254$3,883$3,542$3,230$2,162
10 years$4,148$3,749$3,385$3,053$2,752$1,747
11 years$3,732$3,338$2,980$2,657$2,367$1,424
12 years$3,386$2,996$2,645$2,331$2,051$1,167
13 years$3,094$2,707$2,363$2,058$1,788$962
14 years$2,843$2,461$2,123$1,827$1,568$796
15 years$2,626$2,248$1,917$1,629$1,380$661
16 years$2,437$2,063$1,738$1,459$1,220$550
17 years$2,270$1,900$1,582$1,311$1,082$459
18 years$2,121$1,755$1,444$1,181$962$383
19 years$1,989$1,627$1,322$1,067$857$321
20 years$1,869$1,512$1,213$967$766$269
21 years$1,762$1,408$1,116$877$685$225
22 years$1,664$1,314$1,028$798$614$189
23 years$1,575$1,229$949$726$551$159
24 years$1,493$1,152$878$663$496$134
25 years$1,418$1,081$813$605$446$112
26 years$1,349$1,016$754$553$402$94
27 years$1,285$956$700$506$362$79
28 years$1,226$901$651$464$327$67
29 years$1,171$850$606$425$295$56
30 years$1,120$803$564$390$267$47
31 years$1,072$759$526$359$241$40
32 years$1,027$718$491$330$218$34
33 years$985$680$458$303$197$28
34 years$946$644$428$279$179$24
35 years$908$611$400$257$162$20
36 years$874$580$375$236$147$17
37 years$841$551$351$218$133$14
38 years$809$524$328$201$120$12
39 years$780$498$308$185$109$10
40 years$752$474$288$171$99$9
41 years$725$451$270$158$90$7
42 years$700$429$254$145$82$6
43 years$676$409$238$134$74$5
44 years$653$390$223$124$67$4
45 years$632$372$210$114$61$4
46 years$611$355$197$106$55$3
47 years$591$339$185$98$50$3
48 years$572$323$174$90$46$2
49 years$554$309$163$83$41$2
50 years$537$295$154$77$38$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $550,000, adding $3,523 every year, while hoping to spend $23,324 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: 71/17/12 Blend
63$550,000$550,000$550,000$550,000
64$609,734$580,584$572,059$651,242
65$647,110$584,216$566,406$682,845
66$687,517$587,244$559,783$714,245
67$731,239$589,615$552,131$747,996
68$778,589$591,269$543,391$784,325
69$829,911$592,147$533,500$823,483
70$885,583$592,183$522,393$865,746
71$946,020$591,308$510,001$911,417
72$1,011,681$589,448$496,252$960,834
73$1,083,067$586,526$481,072$1,014,367
74$1,160,733$582,459$464,381$1,072,424
75$1,245,287$577,160$446,097$1,135,456
76$1,337,401$570,534$426,135$1,203,961
77$1,437,810$562,485$404,405$1,278,485
78$1,547,326$552,906$380,813$1,359,636
79$1,666,844$541,689$355,260$1,448,078
80$1,797,345$528,715$327,645$1,544,549
81$1,939,913$513,861$297,859$1,649,859
82$2,095,739$496,994$265,792$1,764,905
83$2,266,134$477,977$231,327$1,890,672
84$2,452,544$456,662$194,340$2,028,250
85$2,656,558$432,894$154,705$2,178,840
86$2,879,928$406,507$112,289$2,343,767
87$3,124,583$377,327$66,953$2,524,490
88$3,392,646$345,172$18,551$2,722,622
89$3,686,455$309,845$0$2,939,939
90$4,008,588$271,142$0$3,182,637
91$4,361,881$228,845$0$3,451,452
92$4,749,460$182,725$0$3,746,407
93$5,174,765$132,538$0$4,070,154
94$5,641,588$78,030$0$4,425,612
95$6,154,106$18,929$0$4,816,001
96$6,716,918$0$0$5,244,870
97$7,335,093$0$0$5,724,556
98$8,014,212$0$0$6,255,454
99$8,760,426$0$0$6,838,833
100$9,580,511$0$0$7,479,995