Can I retire at age 55 with 493,000?

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 $493,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$40,711$40,349$39,995$39,650$39,313$38,853
2 years$20,154$19,779$19,415$19,062$18,720$18,258
3 years$13,303$12,926$12,563$12,213$11,877$11,426
4 years$9,878$9,502$9,143$8,799$8,471$8,035
5 years$7,823$7,449$7,095$6,759$6,439$6,020
6 years$6,454$6,083$5,734$5,405$5,095$4,692
7 years$5,476$5,109$4,765$4,444$4,144$3,757
8 years$4,743$4,379$4,041$3,728$3,438$3,068
9 years$4,174$3,813$3,480$3,175$2,895$2,542
10 years$3,718$3,361$3,034$2,737$2,467$2,130
11 years$3,346$2,992$2,671$2,382$2,121$1,801
12 years$3,035$2,685$2,371$2,089$1,838$1,533
13 years$2,773$2,427$2,118$1,845$1,603$1,313
14 years$2,549$2,206$1,903$1,637$1,405$1,130
15 years$2,354$2,015$1,718$1,460$1,237$977
16 years$2,184$1,849$1,558$1,308$1,094$847
17 years$2,034$1,703$1,418$1,175$970$737
18 years$1,901$1,573$1,294$1,059$862$642
19 years$1,782$1,458$1,185$957$768$561
20 years$1,676$1,355$1,087$866$686$491
21 years$1,579$1,262$1,000$786$614$431
22 years$1,491$1,178$922$715$551$378
23 years$1,411$1,102$851$651$494$332
24 years$1,338$1,032$787$594$444$292
25 years$1,271$969$729$542$400$258
26 years$1,209$911$676$496$360$227
27 years$1,152$857$628$454$325$200
28 years$1,099$808$584$416$293$177
29 years$1,049$762$543$381$264$156
30 years$1,004$719$506$350$239$138
31 years$961$680$472$321$216$122
32 years$921$644$440$295$195$108
33 years$883$609$411$272$177$95
34 years$848$578$384$250$160$84
35 years$814$548$359$230$145$75
36 years$783$520$336$212$131$66
37 years$753$494$314$195$119$58
38 years$726$469$294$180$108$52
39 years$699$446$276$166$98$46
40 years$674$425$258$153$89$41
41 years$650$404$242$141$81$36
42 years$628$385$227$130$73$32
43 years$606$367$213$120$66$28
44 years$586$350$200$111$60$25
45 years$566$333$188$103$55$22
46 years$548$318$177$95$50$20
47 years$530$303$166$88$45$17
48 years$513$290$156$81$41$15
49 years$497$277$147$75$37$14
50 years$481$264$138$69$34$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $493,000, adding $3,562 every year, while hoping to spend $40,831 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: 30/46/24 Blend
54$493,000$493,000$493,000$493,000
55$546,960$520,831$513,190$559,214
56$559,306$502,908$486,938$551,018
57$571,543$482,738$458,438$538,345
58$583,617$460,168$427,571$523,876
59$595,466$435,037$394,215$507,482
60$607,021$407,172$358,239$489,024
61$618,206$376,392$319,509$468,358
62$628,934$342,506$277,884$445,326
63$639,108$305,311$233,215$419,763
64$648,619$264,594$185,350$391,491
65$657,346$220,127$134,128$360,321
66$665,155$171,672$79,380$326,053
67$671,894$118,977$20,933$288,470
68$677,395$61,776$0$247,344
69$681,472$0$0$213,042
70$683,917$0$0$181,210
71$684,499$0$0$179,988
72$682,961$0$0$178,020
73$679,018$0$0$175,212
74$672,355$0$0$171,457
75$662,620$0$0$166,638
76$649,426$0$0$160,625
77$632,341$0$0$153,273
78$610,888$0$0$144,424
79$584,540$0$0$133,901
80$552,712$0$0$121,509
81$514,757$0$0$107,033
82$469,958$0$0$90,233
83$417,525$0$0$70,847
84$356,583$0$0$48,583
85$286,163$0$0$23,119
86$205,196$0$0$0
87$112,501$0$0$0
88$6,772$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0