Can I retire at age 55 with 560,000?

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:
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 $560,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$46,244$45,832$45,430$45,038$44,655$43,576
2 years$22,893$22,467$22,054$21,653$21,264$20,183
3 years$15,111$14,682$14,270$13,873$13,491$12,442
4 years$11,220$10,793$10,385$9,995$9,622$8,613
5 years$8,886$8,462$8,059$7,677$7,314$6,349
6 years$7,331$6,910$6,513$6,139$5,788$4,866
7 years$6,220$5,803$5,412$5,048$4,707$3,830
8 years$5,388$4,974$4,590$4,234$3,905$3,071
9 years$4,741$4,331$3,953$3,607$3,288$2,498
10 years$4,223$3,817$3,447$3,109$2,802$2,054
11 years$3,800$3,398$3,034$2,706$2,410$1,703
12 years$3,448$3,050$2,693$2,373$2,088$1,421
13 years$3,150$2,757$2,406$2,095$1,821$1,193
14 years$2,895$2,506$2,162$1,860$1,596$1,005
15 years$2,674$2,289$1,952$1,659$1,405$850
16 years$2,481$2,100$1,770$1,485$1,242$722
17 years$2,311$1,934$1,610$1,334$1,101$614
18 years$2,160$1,787$1,470$1,203$979$523
19 years$2,025$1,656$1,346$1,087$873$447
20 years$1,903$1,539$1,235$984$780$382
21 years$1,794$1,434$1,136$893$698$327
22 years$1,694$1,338$1,047$812$625$281
23 years$1,603$1,252$967$740$561$241
24 years$1,520$1,173$894$675$505$207
25 years$1,444$1,101$828$616$454$178
26 years$1,373$1,034$768$563$409$153
27 years$1,308$973$713$516$369$131
28 years$1,248$917$663$472$333$113
29 years$1,192$865$617$433$300$97
30 years$1,140$817$575$398$271$84
31 years$1,091$773$536$365$245$72
32 years$1,046$731$500$336$222$62
33 years$1,003$692$467$309$201$54
34 years$963$656$436$284$182$46
35 years$925$622$408$261$165$40
36 years$889$591$381$241$149$34
37 years$856$561$357$222$135$30
38 years$824$533$334$204$123$26
39 years$794$507$313$188$111$22
40 years$766$482$294$174$101$19
41 years$739$459$275$160$92$16
42 years$713$437$258$148$83$14
43 years$689$417$242$137$75$12
44 years$665$397$227$126$68$11
45 years$643$379$214$117$62$9
46 years$622$361$201$108$56$8
47 years$602$345$188$99$51$7
48 years$583$329$177$92$47$6
49 years$564$314$166$85$42$5
50 years$547$300$156$78$38$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $560,000, adding $2,260 every year, while hoping to spend $33,781 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: 59/33/8 Blend
54$560,000$560,000$560,000$560,000
55$619,451$589,771$581,091$654,776
56$646,692$582,727$564,615$671,712
57$675,580$574,206$546,455$686,133
58$706,247$564,099$526,518$701,017
59$738,836$552,293$504,709$716,411
60$773,508$538,665$480,927$732,368
61$810,434$523,088$455,066$748,947
62$849,804$505,425$427,017$766,216
63$891,826$485,534$396,664$784,250
64$936,728$463,260$363,888$803,136
65$984,759$438,445$328,563$822,968
66$1,036,193$410,916$290,558$843,855
67$1,091,328$380,495$249,736$865,920
68$1,150,495$346,991$205,953$889,296
69$1,214,055$310,203$159,062$914,139
70$1,282,403$269,917$108,905$940,619
71$1,355,974$225,909$55,320$968,927
72$1,435,247$177,943$0$999,279
73$1,520,747$125,766$0$1,032,073
74$1,613,049$69,114$0$1,072,468
75$1,712,787$7,708$0$1,116,052
76$1,820,658$0$0$1,163,175
77$1,937,426$0$0$1,235,559
78$2,063,933$0$0$1,317,052
79$2,201,103$0$0$1,405,454
80$2,349,955$0$0$1,501,426
81$2,511,606$0$0$1,605,694
82$2,687,287$0$0$1,719,059
83$2,878,351$0$0$1,842,398
84$3,086,289$0$0$1,976,680
85$3,312,738$0$0$2,122,968
86$3,559,501$0$0$2,282,436
87$3,828,564$0$0$2,456,371
88$4,122,110$0$0$2,646,192
89$4,442,543$0$0$2,853,463
90$4,792,510$0$0$3,079,902
91$5,174,924$0$0$3,327,403
92$5,592,991$0$0$3,598,049
93$6,050,243$0$0$3,894,136
94$6,550,568$0$0$4,218,189
95$7,098,247$0$0$4,572,992
96$7,697,994$0$0$4,961,608
97$8,355,001$0$0$5,387,412
98$9,074,985$0$0$5,854,118
99$9,864,241$0$0$6,365,820
100$10,729,706$0$0$6,927,025