Can I retire at age 55 with 405,000?

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:
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 $405,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$33,445$33,147$32,856$32,572$32,295$31,125
2 years$16,557$16,248$15,949$15,660$15,379$14,212
3 years$10,928$10,618$10,320$10,033$9,757$8,631
4 years$8,114$7,806$7,511$7,228$6,959$5,882
5 years$6,427$6,120$5,829$5,552$5,290$4,266
6 years$5,302$4,997$4,710$4,440$4,186$3,214
7 years$4,499$4,197$3,914$3,650$3,404$2,485
8 years$3,897$3,597$3,320$3,062$2,824$1,957
9 years$3,429$3,132$2,859$2,608$2,378$1,562
10 years$3,054$2,761$2,493$2,248$2,026$1,260
11 years$2,748$2,458$2,195$1,957$1,743$1,024
12 years$2,494$2,206$1,948$1,716$1,510$837
13 years$2,278$1,994$1,740$1,515$1,317$688
14 years$2,094$1,812$1,563$1,345$1,154$568
15 years$1,934$1,655$1,412$1,200$1,016$470
16 years$1,794$1,519$1,280$1,074$898$390
17 years$1,671$1,399$1,165$965$797$324
18 years$1,562$1,292$1,063$870$708$270
19 years$1,464$1,198$973$786$631$225
20 years$1,376$1,113$893$712$564$188
21 years$1,297$1,037$822$646$505$157
22 years$1,225$968$757$587$452$132
23 years$1,159$905$699$535$406$110
24 years$1,099$848$647$488$365$92
25 years$1,044$796$599$446$328$77
26 years$993$748$555$407$296$65
27 years$946$704$516$373$267$54
28 years$903$663$479$342$241$46
29 years$862$626$446$313$217$38
30 years$824$591$416$288$196$32
31 years$789$559$387$264$178$27
32 years$756$529$361$243$161$23
33 years$725$501$338$223$145$19
34 years$696$474$315$205$132$16
35 years$669$450$295$189$119$13
36 years$643$427$276$174$108$11
37 years$619$406$258$160$98$9
38 years$596$386$242$148$89$8
39 years$574$367$227$136$80$7
40 years$554$349$212$126$73$6
41 years$534$332$199$116$66$5
42 years$516$316$187$107$60$4
43 years$498$301$175$99$55$3
44 years$481$287$164$91$49$3
45 years$465$274$154$84$45$2
46 years$450$261$145$78$41$2
47 years$435$249$136$72$37$2
48 years$421$238$128$66$34$1
49 years$408$227$120$61$31$1
50 years$395$217$113$57$28$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $405,000, adding $3,402 every year, while hoping to spend $26,266 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: 41/29/30 Blend
54$405,000$405,000$405,000$405,000
55$449,819$428,354$422,077$464,180
56$467,754$421,397$408,269$467,964
57$486,638$413,218$393,119$469,369
58$506,539$403,730$376,554$470,399
59$527,535$392,841$358,496$471,036
60$549,705$380,453$338,868$471,262
61$573,140$366,460$317,585$471,061
62$597,938$350,754$294,562$470,417
63$624,205$333,218$269,707$469,314
64$652,057$313,729$242,925$467,738
65$681,622$292,157$214,118$465,676
66$713,039$268,364$183,182$463,118
67$746,459$242,204$150,010$460,054
68$782,051$213,525$114,488$456,479
69$819,995$182,163$76,498$452,388
70$860,493$147,947$35,919$447,782
71$903,762$110,695$0$442,665
72$950,043$70,216$0$439,410
73$999,598$26,308$0$448,090
74$1,052,717$0$0$457,261
75$1,109,715$0$0$473,775
76$1,170,940$0$0$500,568
77$1,236,774$0$0$529,415
78$1,307,633$0$0$560,505
79$1,383,979$0$0$594,045
80$1,466,316$0$0$630,262
81$1,555,197$0$0$669,404
82$1,651,234$0$0$711,748
83$1,755,094$0$0$757,593
84$1,867,514$0$0$807,272
85$1,989,303$0$0$861,148
86$2,121,350$0$0$919,624
87$2,264,635$0$0$983,139
88$2,420,231$0$0$1,052,178
89$2,589,324$0$0$1,127,276
90$2,773,214$0$0$1,209,018
91$2,973,335$0$0$1,298,051
92$3,191,261$0$0$1,395,086
93$3,428,726$0$0$1,500,904
94$3,687,640$0$0$1,616,366
95$3,970,103$0$0$1,742,420
96$4,278,426$0$0$1,880,109
97$4,615,153$0$0$2,030,581
98$4,983,088$0$0$2,195,100
99$5,385,313$0$0$2,375,058
100$5,825,225$0$0$2,571,988