Can I retire at age 55 with 368,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $368,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$30,389$30,118$29,854$29,597$29,345$29,123
2 years$15,044$14,764$14,492$14,229$13,974$13,750
3 years$9,930$9,648$9,378$9,117$8,866$8,647
4 years$7,373$7,093$6,824$6,568$6,323$6,111
5 years$5,840$5,561$5,296$5,045$4,807$4,603
6 years$4,817$4,541$4,280$4,034$3,803$3,607
7 years$4,088$3,813$3,557$3,317$3,093$2,904
8 years$3,541$3,269$3,016$2,783$2,566$2,385
9 years$3,115$2,846$2,598$2,370$2,161$1,988
10 years$2,775$2,509$2,265$2,043$1,841$1,676
11 years$2,497$2,233$1,994$1,778$1,584$1,425
12 years$2,266$2,004$1,770$1,560$1,372$1,222
13 years$2,070$1,811$1,581$1,377$1,197$1,053
14 years$1,902$1,647$1,421$1,222$1,049$912
15 years$1,757$1,504$1,283$1,090$924$794
16 years$1,630$1,380$1,163$976$816$693
17 years$1,519$1,271$1,058$877$724$607
18 years$1,419$1,174$966$790$644$533
19 years$1,330$1,088$884$714$574$469
20 years$1,251$1,011$812$647$512$414
21 years$1,179$942$746$587$458$365
22 years$1,113$879$688$534$411$323
23 years$1,054$823$635$486$369$286
24 years$999$771$588$443$332$254
25 years$949$723$544$405$298$225
26 years$903$680$505$370$269$200
27 years$860$640$469$339$242$178
28 years$820$603$436$310$219$158
29 years$783$569$405$285$197$141
30 years$749$537$378$261$178$125
31 years$717$508$352$240$161$112
32 years$687$480$328$221$146$100
33 years$659$455$307$203$132$89
34 years$633$431$287$187$120$79
35 years$608$409$268$172$108$71
36 years$584$388$251$158$98$63
37 years$562$369$235$146$89$56
38 years$542$350$220$134$81$50
39 years$522$333$206$124$73$45
40 years$503$317$193$114$66$40
41 years$485$302$181$105$60$36
42 years$469$287$170$97$55$32
43 years$452$274$159$90$50$29
44 years$437$261$149$83$45$26
45 years$423$249$140$77$41$23
46 years$409$237$132$71$37$20
47 years$396$227$124$65$34$18
48 years$383$216$116$60$31$16
49 years$371$207$109$56$28$15
50 years$359$197$103$52$25$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $368,000, adding $6,165 every year, while hoping to spend $27,850 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: 64/22/14 Blend
54$368,000$368,000$368,000$368,000
55$411,895$392,391$386,687$436,494
56$424,276$381,986$370,009$443,318
57$436,987$370,138$351,839$446,994
58$450,031$356,746$332,097$450,325
59$463,413$341,705$310,701$453,276
60$477,135$324,903$287,563$455,811
61$491,200$306,220$262,594$457,892
62$505,610$285,533$235,698$459,477
63$520,365$262,707$206,777$460,522
64$535,465$237,603$175,727$460,980
65$550,910$210,072$142,441$460,799
66$566,696$179,959$106,806$459,927
67$582,819$147,097$68,704$458,304
68$599,274$111,312$28,013$455,869
69$616,053$72,419$0$452,556
70$633,146$30,224$0$450,596
71$650,542$0$0$452,225
72$668,227$0$0$456,942
73$686,181$0$0$469,154
74$704,386$0$0$481,527
75$722,817$0$0$494,045
76$741,444$0$0$506,687
77$760,237$0$0$519,429
78$779,155$0$0$532,244
79$798,157$0$0$545,102
80$817,192$0$0$557,965
81$836,203$0$0$570,794
82$855,127$0$0$583,544
83$873,891$0$0$596,161
84$892,412$0$0$608,588
85$910,597$0$0$620,759
86$928,344$0$0$632,599
87$945,533$0$0$644,024
88$962,035$0$0$654,943
89$977,702$0$0$665,250
90$992,369$0$0$674,829
91$1,005,852$0$0$683,549
92$1,017,948$0$0$691,266
93$1,028,426$0$0$697,816
94$1,037,033$0$0$703,019
95$1,043,484$0$0$706,675
96$1,047,464$0$0$708,560
97$1,048,623$0$0$708,426
98$1,046,572$0$0$705,998
99$1,040,877$0$0$700,970
100$1,031,059$0$0$693,002