Can I retire at age 67 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%14.3%
1 years$45,418$45,014$44,619$44,234$43,858$43,078
2 years$22,484$22,066$21,660$21,266$20,885$20,102
3 years$14,841$14,420$14,015$13,626$13,250$12,488
4 years$11,020$10,600$10,200$9,816$9,450$8,715
5 years$8,728$8,311$7,915$7,540$7,184$6,478
6 years$7,200$6,786$6,397$6,030$5,684$5,009
7 years$6,109$5,699$5,316$4,957$4,623$3,978
8 years$5,292$4,885$4,508$4,159$3,835$3,220
9 years$4,656$4,254$3,883$3,542$3,230$2,644
10 years$4,148$3,749$3,385$3,053$2,752$2,195
11 years$3,732$3,338$2,980$2,657$2,367$1,839
12 years$3,386$2,996$2,645$2,331$2,051$1,551
13 years$3,094$2,707$2,363$2,058$1,788$1,315
14 years$2,843$2,461$2,123$1,827$1,568$1,121
15 years$2,626$2,248$1,917$1,629$1,380$959
16 years$2,437$2,063$1,738$1,459$1,220$823
17 years$2,270$1,900$1,582$1,311$1,082$708
18 years$2,121$1,755$1,444$1,181$962$611
19 years$1,989$1,627$1,322$1,067$857$528
20 years$1,869$1,512$1,213$967$766$457
21 years$1,762$1,408$1,116$877$685$396
22 years$1,664$1,314$1,028$798$614$344
23 years$1,575$1,229$949$726$551$299
24 years$1,493$1,152$878$663$496$260
25 years$1,418$1,081$813$605$446$226
26 years$1,349$1,016$754$553$402$197
27 years$1,285$956$700$506$362$172
28 years$1,226$901$651$464$327$150
29 years$1,171$850$606$425$295$130
30 years$1,120$803$564$390$267$114
31 years$1,072$759$526$359$241$99
32 years$1,027$718$491$330$218$87
33 years$985$680$458$303$197$76
34 years$946$644$428$279$179$66
35 years$908$611$400$257$162$58
36 years$874$580$375$236$147$51
37 years$841$551$351$218$133$44
38 years$809$524$328$201$120$39
39 years$780$498$308$185$109$34
40 years$752$474$288$171$99$29
41 years$725$451$270$158$90$26
42 years$700$429$254$145$82$23
43 years$676$409$238$134$74$20
44 years$653$390$223$124$67$17
45 years$632$372$210$114$61$15
46 years$611$355$197$106$55$13
47 years$591$339$185$98$50$12
48 years$572$323$174$90$46$10
49 years$554$309$163$83$41$9
50 years$537$295$154$77$38$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 67 starting with $550,000, adding $6,952 every year, while hoping to spend $39,466 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: 77/8/15 Blend
66$550,000$550,000$550,000$550,000
67$613,271$584,121$575,596$658,009
68$633,833$570,751$552,887$675,115
69$655,170$555,404$528,094$688,204
70$677,319$537,940$501,107$701,469
71$700,319$518,213$471,808$714,911
72$724,214$496,068$440,076$728,536
73$749,048$471,340$405,783$742,349
74$774,872$443,856$368,797$756,356
75$801,735$413,432$328,979$770,564
76$829,696$379,873$286,183$784,983
77$858,813$342,976$240,258$799,622
78$889,152$302,521$191,047$814,495
79$920,781$258,280$138,383$829,615
80$953,776$210,012$82,094$844,998
81$988,218$157,459$22,001$860,665
82$1,024,193$100,351$0$876,637
83$1,061,795$38,403$0$899,682
84$1,101,127$0$0$927,285
85$1,142,298$0$0$958,510
86$1,185,427$0$0$994,768
87$1,230,644$0$0$1,032,786
88$1,278,089$0$0$1,072,683
89$1,327,913$0$0$1,114,589
90$1,380,282$0$0$1,158,642
91$1,435,376$0$0$1,204,995
92$1,493,391$0$0$1,253,814
93$1,554,538$0$0$1,305,278
94$1,619,050$0$0$1,359,584
95$1,687,180$0$0$1,416,946
96$1,759,204$0$0$1,477,598
97$1,835,421$0$0$1,541,794
98$1,916,161$0$0$1,609,813
99$2,001,783$0$0$1,681,959
100$2,092,679$0$0$1,758,563