Can I retire at age 55 with 334,000?

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 $334,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$27,581$27,336$27,096$26,862$26,634$26,510
2 years$13,654$13,400$13,153$12,914$12,683$12,558
3 years$9,012$8,757$8,511$8,274$8,046$7,925
4 years$6,692$6,437$6,194$5,961$5,739$5,621
5 years$5,300$5,047$4,807$4,579$4,363$4,248
6 years$4,372$4,121$3,885$3,662$3,452$3,342
7 years$3,710$3,461$3,228$3,010$2,807$2,701
8 years$3,214$2,967$2,738$2,525$2,329$2,227
9 years$2,828$2,583$2,358$2,151$1,961$1,864
10 years$2,519$2,277$2,056$1,854$1,671$1,578
11 years$2,267$2,027$1,810$1,614$1,437$1,348
12 years$2,056$1,819$1,606$1,415$1,245$1,160
13 years$1,879$1,644$1,435$1,250$1,086$1,005
14 years$1,727$1,494$1,289$1,109$952$874
15 years$1,595$1,365$1,164$989$838$764
16 years$1,480$1,253$1,055$886$741$671
17 years$1,378$1,154$960$796$657$590
18 years$1,288$1,066$877$717$584$521
19 years$1,208$988$803$648$521$461
20 years$1,135$918$737$587$465$408
21 years$1,070$855$678$533$416$362
22 years$1,010$798$624$484$373$322
23 years$956$747$577$441$335$287
24 years$907$699$533$402$301$256
25 years$861$656$494$367$271$228
26 years$819$617$458$336$244$204
27 years$780$581$425$308$220$182
28 years$744$547$395$282$198$163
29 years$711$516$368$258$179$146
30 years$680$487$343$237$162$131
31 years$651$461$320$218$146$117
32 years$624$436$298$200$132$105
33 years$598$413$278$184$120$94
34 years$574$391$260$169$108$84
35 years$552$371$243$156$98$76
36 years$530$352$227$144$89$68
37 years$510$335$213$132$81$61
38 years$492$318$199$122$73$55
39 years$474$302$187$112$66$49
40 years$457$288$175$104$60$44
41 years$441$274$164$96$55$40
42 years$425$261$154$88$50$36
43 years$411$248$145$82$45$32
44 years$397$237$136$75$41$29
45 years$384$226$127$69$37$26
46 years$371$215$120$64$34$23
47 years$359$206$112$59$31$21
48 years$348$196$106$55$28$19
49 years$337$187$99$51$25$17
50 years$326$179$93$47$23$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $334,000, adding $3,755 every year, while hoping to spend $20,537 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: 48/44/8 Blend
54$334,000$334,000$334,000$334,000
55$371,941$354,239$349,062$388,822
56$388,028$349,746$338,905$396,300
57$405,067$344,344$327,718$401,945
58$423,135$337,967$315,447$407,597
59$442,313$330,546$302,033$413,260
60$462,691$322,005$287,414$418,944
61$484,369$312,267$271,526$424,659
62$507,455$301,248$254,302$430,419
63$532,066$288,859$235,671$436,240
64$558,332$275,009$215,562$442,141
65$586,395$259,598$193,896$448,145
66$616,410$242,521$170,595$454,280
67$648,549$223,669$145,575$460,579
68$682,997$202,926$118,748$467,080
69$719,961$180,167$90,024$473,826
70$759,665$155,263$59,308$480,868
71$802,356$128,076$26,500$488,267
72$848,306$98,461$0$496,090
73$897,811$66,264$0$505,140
74$951,201$31,324$0$517,243
75$1,008,833$0$0$530,244
76$1,071,102$0$0$547,431
77$1,138,444$0$0$582,449
78$1,211,333$0$0$620,383
79$1,290,296$0$0$661,510
80$1,375,909$0$0$706,134
81$1,468,805$0$0$754,590
82$1,569,681$0$0$807,245
83$1,679,306$0$0$864,506
84$1,798,522$0$0$926,818
85$1,928,258$0$0$994,670
86$2,069,535$0$0$1,068,603
87$2,223,477$0$0$1,149,210
88$2,391,320$0$0$1,237,144
89$2,574,427$0$0$1,333,126
90$2,774,295$0$0$1,437,946
91$2,992,574$0$0$1,552,476
92$3,231,079$0$0$1,677,676
93$3,491,810$0$0$1,814,602
94$3,776,967$0$0$1,964,417
95$4,088,973$0$0$2,128,402
96$4,430,496$0$0$2,307,967
97$4,804,475$0$0$2,504,666
98$5,214,145$0$0$2,720,209
99$5,663,070$0$0$2,956,479
100$6,155,172$0$0$3,215,551