Can I retire at age 55 with 461,000?

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:
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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 $461,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$38,069$37,730$37,399$37,076$36,761$36,316
2 years$18,846$18,495$18,155$17,825$17,505$17,058
3 years$12,439$12,087$11,747$11,421$11,106$10,670
4 years$9,236$8,885$8,549$8,228$7,921$7,499
5 years$7,315$6,966$6,634$6,320$6,021$5,615
6 years$6,035$5,688$5,362$5,054$4,764$4,375
7 years$5,121$4,777$4,456$4,155$3,875$3,501
8 years$4,435$4,095$3,779$3,486$3,215$2,857
9 years$3,903$3,565$3,255$2,969$2,707$2,366
10 years$3,477$3,143$2,837$2,559$2,307$1,981
11 years$3,128$2,798$2,498$2,227$1,984$1,674
12 years$2,838$2,511$2,217$1,954$1,719$1,425
13 years$2,593$2,269$1,981$1,725$1,499$1,219
14 years$2,383$2,063$1,780$1,531$1,314$1,049
15 years$2,201$1,884$1,607$1,365$1,157$906
16 years$2,042$1,729$1,457$1,223$1,023$785
17 years$1,902$1,592$1,326$1,099$907$682
18 years$1,778$1,471$1,210$990$806$594
19 years$1,667$1,364$1,108$895$719$519
20 years$1,567$1,267$1,017$810$642$454
21 years$1,476$1,180$935$735$574$398
22 years$1,395$1,102$862$669$515$349
23 years$1,320$1,030$796$609$462$306
24 years$1,251$965$736$555$415$269
25 years$1,189$906$682$507$374$237
26 years$1,131$851$632$464$337$209
27 years$1,077$801$587$424$304$184
28 years$1,027$755$546$389$274$162
29 years$981$712$508$357$247$143
30 years$938$673$473$327$223$126
31 years$898$636$441$301$202$112
32 years$861$602$411$276$183$99
33 years$826$570$384$254$165$87
34 years$793$540$359$234$150$77
35 years$761$512$336$215$136$68
36 years$732$486$314$198$123$60
37 years$705$462$294$183$111$53
38 years$678$439$275$168$101$47
39 years$654$417$258$155$92$42
40 years$630$397$242$143$83$37
41 years$608$378$227$132$75$33
42 years$587$360$213$122$68$29
43 years$567$343$199$112$62$26
44 years$548$327$187$104$56$23
45 years$530$312$176$96$51$20
46 years$512$297$165$89$46$18
47 years$496$284$155$82$42$16
48 years$480$271$146$76$38$14
49 years$465$259$137$70$35$12
50 years$450$247$129$65$32$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $461,000, adding $2,655 every year, while hoping to spend $20,874 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: 55/39/6 Blend
54$461,000$461,000$461,000$461,000
55$510,761$486,328$479,182$538,036
56$540,648$487,948$473,025$558,359
57$572,885$488,948$465,962$577,923
58$607,688$489,275$457,941$598,709
59$645,297$488,874$448,906$620,837
60$685,974$487,686$438,801$644,438
61$730,009$485,647$427,566$669,657
62$777,717$482,692$415,137$696,657
63$829,449$478,749$401,449$725,615
64$885,589$473,744$386,434$756,730
65$946,558$467,596$370,019$790,220
66$1,012,822$460,223$352,129$826,327
67$1,084,890$451,534$332,685$865,321
68$1,163,325$441,436$311,607$907,498
69$1,248,746$429,827$288,807$953,187
70$1,341,832$416,603$264,196$1,002,751
71$1,443,333$401,651$237,681$1,056,593
72$1,554,073$384,852$209,163$1,115,158
73$1,674,960$366,081$178,541$1,178,938
74$1,806,992$345,205$145,708$1,248,477
75$1,951,268$322,083$110,553$1,324,378
76$2,108,999$296,567$72,958$1,407,306
77$2,281,518$268,500$32,804$1,497,998
78$2,470,293$237,716$0$1,597,267
79$2,676,938$204,039$0$1,706,656
80$2,903,233$167,284$0$1,828,798
81$3,151,137$127,256$0$1,962,699
82$3,422,809$83,747$0$2,109,583
83$3,720,624$36,539$0$2,270,799
84$4,047,200$0$0$2,447,841
85$4,405,419$0$0$2,648,620
86$4,798,457$0$0$2,886,163
87$5,229,811$0$0$3,146,908
88$5,703,334$0$0$3,433,189
89$6,223,268$0$0$3,747,578
90$6,794,289$0$0$4,092,906
91$7,421,546$0$0$4,472,296
92$8,110,711$0$0$4,889,183
93$8,868,034$0$0$5,347,355
94$9,700,401$0$0$5,850,984
95$10,615,395$0$0$6,404,667
96$11,621,374$0$0$7,013,467
97$12,727,544$0$0$7,682,963
98$13,944,047$0$0$8,419,303
99$15,282,061$0$0$9,229,260
100$16,753,897$0$0$10,120,294