Can I retire at age 64 with 555,000?

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 $555,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$45,831$45,423$45,025$44,636$44,256$42,585
2 years$22,689$22,266$21,857$21,460$21,075$19,410
3 years$14,976$14,551$14,143$13,749$13,371$11,765
4 years$11,120$10,697$10,292$9,906$9,536$8,002
5 years$8,807$8,386$7,987$7,609$7,249$5,790
6 years$7,265$6,848$6,455$6,085$5,736$4,354
7 years$6,165$5,751$5,364$5,002$4,665$3,359
8 years$5,340$4,930$4,549$4,196$3,870$2,639
9 years$4,698$4,292$3,918$3,574$3,259$2,101
10 years$4,186$3,783$3,416$3,081$2,777$1,690
11 years$3,766$3,368$3,007$2,682$2,388$1,370
12 years$3,417$3,023$2,669$2,352$2,070$1,117
13 years$3,122$2,732$2,385$2,077$1,805$915
14 years$2,869$2,483$2,143$1,843$1,582$753
15 years$2,650$2,268$1,934$1,644$1,393$622
16 years$2,459$2,081$1,754$1,472$1,231$514
17 years$2,290$1,917$1,596$1,323$1,092$426
18 years$2,140$1,771$1,457$1,192$971$354
19 years$2,007$1,642$1,334$1,077$865$295
20 years$1,886$1,525$1,224$975$773$245
21 years$1,778$1,421$1,126$885$691$204
22 years$1,679$1,326$1,038$805$620$171
23 years$1,589$1,240$958$733$556$142
24 years$1,507$1,162$886$669$500$119
25 years$1,431$1,091$821$611$450$99
26 years$1,361$1,025$761$558$405$83
27 years$1,297$965$707$511$365$69
28 years$1,237$909$657$468$330$58
29 years$1,181$858$611$429$298$49
30 years$1,130$810$570$394$269$41
31 years$1,081$766$531$362$243$34
32 years$1,036$724$495$333$220$28
33 years$994$686$463$306$199$24
34 years$954$650$432$281$180$20
35 years$917$617$404$259$163$17
36 years$881$585$378$239$148$14
37 years$848$556$354$220$134$12
38 years$817$528$331$203$122$10
39 years$787$502$310$187$110$8
40 years$759$478$291$172$100$7
41 years$732$455$273$159$91$6
42 years$707$433$256$147$82$5
43 years$682$413$240$135$75$4
44 years$659$394$225$125$68$3
45 years$637$375$212$115$62$3
46 years$617$358$199$107$56$2
47 years$597$342$187$99$51$2
48 years$578$326$175$91$46$2
49 years$559$311$165$84$42$1
50 years$542$298$155$78$38$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $555,000, adding $5,773 every year, while hoping to spend $27,139 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: 32/39/29 Blend
63$555,000$555,000$555,000$555,000
64$617,565$588,150$579,547$631,729
65$651,681$588,094$570,087$643,042
66$688,367$587,125$559,399$652,435
67$727,857$585,170$547,415$662,028
68$770,407$582,152$534,063$671,855
69$816,299$577,988$519,264$681,961
70$865,842$572,591$502,940$692,394
71$919,377$565,866$485,007$703,212
72$977,276$557,716$465,378$714,480
73$1,039,951$548,037$443,961$726,272
74$1,107,853$536,718$420,661$738,675
75$1,181,479$523,642$395,377$751,785
76$1,261,374$508,685$368,007$765,712
77$1,348,139$491,715$338,440$780,584
78$1,442,434$472,595$306,563$796,541
79$1,544,986$451,176$272,257$813,744
80$1,656,595$427,303$235,397$832,374
81$1,778,139$400,812$195,854$852,635
82$1,910,586$371,530$153,493$874,757
83$2,055,003$339,271$108,171$898,998
84$2,212,560$303,842$59,742$925,647
85$2,384,548$265,037$8,050$955,029
86$2,572,387$222,640$0$987,509
87$2,777,642$176,420$0$1,038,072
88$3,002,033$126,136$0$1,096,201
89$3,247,456$71,533$0$1,159,966
90$3,515,997$12,338$0$1,229,991
91$3,809,954$0$0$1,306,970
92$4,131,858$0$0$1,413,872
93$4,484,494$0$0$1,536,865
94$4,870,932$0$0$1,671,735
95$5,294,551$0$0$1,819,673
96$5,759,072$0$0$1,981,989
97$6,268,596$0$0$2,160,127
98$6,827,637$0$0$2,355,679
99$7,441,168$0$0$2,570,396
100$8,114,670$0$0$2,806,209