Can I retire at age 55 with 552,000?

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 $552,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$45,584$45,178$44,781$44,395$44,017$42,866
2 years$22,566$22,146$21,739$21,344$20,961$19,809
3 years$14,895$14,473$14,066$13,675$13,298$12,182
4 years$11,060$10,639$10,237$9,852$9,484$8,412
5 years$8,759$8,341$7,944$7,567$7,210$6,184
6 years$7,226$6,811$6,420$6,052$5,705$4,727
7 years$6,132$5,720$5,335$4,975$4,640$3,710
8 years$5,311$4,903$4,525$4,174$3,849$2,966
9 years$4,673$4,269$3,897$3,555$3,241$2,405
10 years$4,163$3,763$3,397$3,065$2,762$1,971
11 years$3,746$3,350$2,991$2,667$2,375$1,629
12 years$3,399$3,007$2,655$2,339$2,058$1,355
13 years$3,105$2,717$2,372$2,065$1,795$1,134
14 years$2,854$2,470$2,131$1,833$1,573$952
15 years$2,636$2,256$1,924$1,635$1,385$803
16 years$2,446$2,070$1,744$1,464$1,224$679
17 years$2,278$1,906$1,587$1,315$1,086$575
18 years$2,129$1,762$1,449$1,185$965$489
19 years$1,996$1,633$1,326$1,071$860$416
20 years$1,876$1,517$1,217$970$769$354
21 years$1,768$1,413$1,120$880$688$302
22 years$1,670$1,319$1,032$801$616$258
23 years$1,580$1,234$953$729$553$221
24 years$1,498$1,156$881$665$497$189
25 years$1,423$1,085$816$607$448$161
26 years$1,354$1,020$757$555$403$138
27 years$1,290$960$703$508$363$118
28 years$1,230$904$653$466$328$102
29 years$1,175$853$608$427$296$87
30 years$1,124$806$566$392$268$75
31 years$1,076$761$528$360$242$64
32 years$1,031$721$493$331$219$55
33 years$989$682$460$304$198$47
34 years$949$647$430$280$179$40
35 years$912$613$402$258$162$35
36 years$877$582$376$237$147$30
37 years$844$553$352$219$133$26
38 years$812$526$330$202$121$22
39 years$783$500$309$186$110$19
40 years$755$475$289$171$99$16
41 years$728$453$271$158$90$14
42 years$703$431$255$146$82$12
43 years$679$411$239$135$74$10
44 years$656$391$224$124$67$9
45 years$634$373$210$115$61$8
46 years$613$356$198$106$56$7
47 years$593$340$186$98$50$6
48 years$574$324$175$91$46$5
49 years$556$310$164$84$42$4
50 years$539$296$154$77$38$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $552,000, adding $2,817 every year, while hoping to spend $29,988 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: 55/27/18 Blend
54$552,000$552,000$552,000$552,000
55$611,210$581,954$573,398$641,731
56$641,646$578,562$560,700$659,479
57$674,182$574,000$546,571$675,355
58$709,000$568,177$530,932$691,977
59$746,300$561,000$513,700$709,427
60$786,301$552,367$494,788$727,791
61$829,244$542,174$474,104$747,171
62$875,395$530,308$451,554$767,675
63$925,041$516,650$427,038$789,428
64$978,504$501,074$400,451$812,568
65$1,036,131$483,446$371,686$837,249
66$1,098,307$463,626$340,629$863,643
67$1,165,455$441,464$307,160$891,941
68$1,238,038$416,803$271,157$922,358
69$1,316,567$389,475$232,490$955,131
70$1,401,601$359,303$191,022$990,524
71$1,493,757$326,102$146,615$1,028,832
72$1,593,713$289,673$99,119$1,070,382
73$1,702,213$249,809$48,381$1,115,539
74$1,820,078$206,289$0$1,164,707
75$1,948,208$158,879$0$1,219,443
76$2,087,596$107,335$0$1,289,126
77$2,239,332$51,396$0$1,365,043
78$2,404,618$0$0$1,447,844
79$2,584,774$0$0$1,540,983
80$2,781,256$0$0$1,659,262
81$2,995,662$0$0$1,788,381
82$3,229,756$0$0$1,929,406
83$3,485,476$0$0$2,083,511
84$3,764,958$0$0$2,251,990
85$4,070,552$0$0$2,436,267
86$4,404,845$0$0$2,637,909
87$4,770,688$0$0$2,858,643
88$5,171,219$0$0$3,100,369
89$5,609,892$0$0$3,365,180
90$6,090,512$0$0$3,655,383
91$6,617,271$0$0$3,973,515
92$7,194,784$0$0$4,322,373
93$7,828,133$0$0$4,705,037
94$8,522,917$0$0$5,124,898
95$9,285,303$0$0$5,585,694
96$10,122,084$0$0$6,091,540
97$11,040,741$0$0$6,646,969
98$12,049,517$0$0$7,256,976
99$13,157,490$0$0$7,927,062
100$14,374,663$0$0$8,663,288