Can I retire at age 55 with 336,000?

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 $336,000?

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$27,747$27,499$27,258$27,023$26,793$26,669
2 years$13,736$13,480$13,232$12,992$12,759$12,633
3 years$9,066$8,809$8,562$8,324$8,095$7,972
4 years$6,732$6,476$6,231$5,997$5,773$5,654
5 years$5,332$5,077$4,836$4,606$4,389$4,274
6 years$4,399$4,146$3,908$3,684$3,473$3,362
7 years$3,732$3,482$3,247$3,029$2,824$2,718
8 years$3,233$2,984$2,754$2,541$2,343$2,241
9 years$2,844$2,599$2,372$2,164$1,973$1,875
10 years$2,534$2,290$2,068$1,865$1,681$1,587
11 years$2,280$2,039$1,821$1,623$1,446$1,356
12 years$2,069$1,830$1,616$1,424$1,253$1,167
13 years$1,890$1,654$1,444$1,257$1,093$1,011
14 years$1,737$1,503$1,297$1,116$958$880
15 years$1,604$1,373$1,171$995$843$769
16 years$1,489$1,260$1,062$891$745$675
17 years$1,386$1,160$966$801$661$594
18 years$1,296$1,072$882$722$588$524
19 years$1,215$994$807$652$524$463
20 years$1,142$923$741$591$468$411
21 years$1,076$860$682$536$419$365
22 years$1,016$803$628$487$375$324
23 years$962$751$580$444$337$289
24 years$912$704$536$405$303$257
25 years$866$660$497$370$272$230
26 years$824$621$461$338$245$205
27 years$785$584$428$309$221$183
28 years$749$550$398$283$200$164
29 years$715$519$370$260$180$147
30 years$684$490$345$239$163$131
31 years$655$464$321$219$147$118
32 years$627$439$300$201$133$106
33 years$602$415$280$185$121$95
34 years$578$394$262$170$109$85
35 years$555$373$245$157$99$76
36 years$534$354$229$144$90$68
37 years$513$337$214$133$81$61
38 years$494$320$201$123$74$55
39 years$476$304$188$113$67$50
40 years$459$289$176$104$61$45
41 years$443$275$165$96$55$40
42 years$428$262$155$89$50$36
43 years$413$250$145$82$45$32
44 years$399$238$136$76$41$29
45 years$386$227$128$70$37$26
46 years$373$217$120$65$34$24
47 years$361$207$113$60$31$21
48 years$350$197$106$55$28$19
49 years$339$189$100$51$25$17
50 years$328$180$94$47$23$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $336,000, adding $2,444 every year, while hoping to spend $24,242 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: 43/45/12 Blend
54$336,000$336,000$336,000$336,000
55$372,793$354,985$349,777$387,425
56$385,025$346,586$335,701$389,491
57$397,691$336,963$320,341$389,103
58$410,812$326,030$303,629$388,145
59$424,406$313,697$285,492$386,576
60$438,496$299,868$265,856$384,352
61$453,102$284,442$244,642$381,425
62$468,250$267,311$221,769$377,746
63$483,965$248,362$197,151$373,262
64$500,272$227,475$170,699$367,920
65$517,202$204,523$142,319$361,661
66$534,784$179,373$111,915$354,425
67$553,052$151,882$79,384$346,147
68$572,040$121,901$44,620$336,761
69$591,787$89,272$7,513$326,196
70$612,331$53,829$0$314,379
71$633,717$15,395$0$305,339
72$655,991$0$0$296,181
73$679,201$0$0$298,854
74$703,403$0$0$309,598
75$728,654$0$0$320,816
76$755,015$0$0$332,537
77$782,554$0$0$344,792
78$811,344$0$0$357,614
79$841,463$0$0$371,041
80$872,997$0$0$385,111
81$906,036$0$0$399,867
82$940,681$0$0$415,356
83$977,040$0$0$431,627
84$1,015,231$0$0$448,737
85$1,055,380$0$0$466,743
86$1,097,628$0$0$485,712
87$1,142,125$0$0$505,714
88$1,189,036$0$0$526,825
89$1,238,540$0$0$549,129
90$1,290,832$0$0$572,719
91$1,346,125$0$0$597,693
92$1,404,653$0$0$624,161
93$1,466,669$0$0$652,242
94$1,532,451$0$0$682,067
95$1,602,303$0$0$713,778
96$1,676,556$0$0$747,531
97$1,755,574$0$0$783,496
98$1,839,753$0$0$821,861
99$1,929,531$0$0$862,830
100$2,025,382$0$0$906,628