Can I retire at age 55 with 576,000?

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 $576,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$47,566$47,142$46,728$46,325$45,931$45,189
2 years$23,547$23,109$22,684$22,272$21,872$21,126
3 years$15,542$15,102$14,678$14,270$13,876$13,150
4 years$11,541$11,101$10,682$10,280$9,897$9,196
5 years$9,140$8,704$8,289$7,896$7,523$6,850
6 years$7,540$7,107$6,699$6,315$5,953$5,308
7 years$6,398$5,969$5,567$5,192$4,841$4,224
8 years$5,542$5,116$4,721$4,355$4,016$3,427
9 years$4,876$4,455$4,066$3,710$3,382$2,821
10 years$4,344$3,926$3,545$3,198$2,882$2,348
11 years$3,909$3,496$3,121$2,783$2,479$1,972
12 years$3,546$3,137$2,770$2,441$2,148$1,667
13 years$3,240$2,835$2,475$2,155$1,873$1,418
14 years$2,978$2,577$2,224$1,913$1,642$1,211
15 years$2,750$2,354$2,008$1,706$1,446$1,039
16 years$2,552$2,160$1,820$1,528$1,278$894
17 years$2,377$1,989$1,656$1,373$1,133$772
18 years$2,221$1,838$1,512$1,237$1,007$668
19 years$2,083$1,704$1,384$1,118$898$579
20 years$1,958$1,583$1,270$1,012$802$502
21 years$1,845$1,475$1,168$919$718$437
22 years$1,742$1,376$1,077$835$643$380
23 years$1,649$1,287$994$761$577$331
24 years$1,564$1,206$920$694$519$289
25 years$1,485$1,132$852$634$467$252
26 years$1,413$1,064$790$579$421$221
27 years$1,346$1,001$734$530$379$193
28 years$1,284$943$682$486$342$169
29 years$1,226$890$635$446$309$148
30 years$1,172$841$591$409$279$129
31 years$1,122$795$551$376$252$113
32 years$1,075$752$514$345$228$99
33 years$1,032$712$480$317$207$87
34 years$990$675$449$292$187$76
35 years$951$640$419$269$169$67
36 years$915$608$392$248$154$59
37 years$880$577$367$228$139$51
38 years$848$548$344$210$126$45
39 years$817$521$322$194$114$39
40 years$787$496$302$179$104$35
41 years$760$472$283$165$94$30
42 years$733$450$266$152$85$27
43 years$708$429$249$141$78$23
44 years$684$408$234$130$70$21
45 years$662$390$220$120$64$18
46 years$640$372$206$111$58$16
47 years$619$355$194$102$53$14
48 years$599$339$182$95$48$12
49 years$580$323$171$87$43$11
50 years$562$309$161$81$39$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $576,000, adding $6,177 every year, while hoping to spend $36,652 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: 59/31/10 Blend
54$576,000$576,000$576,000$576,000
55$641,124$610,596$601,668$677,086
56$667,521$601,517$582,826$692,921
57$695,382$590,766$562,125$705,497
58$724,818$578,220$539,463$718,313
59$755,949$563,753$514,735$731,397
60$788,908$547,229$487,830$744,778
61$823,838$528,504$458,634$758,492
62$860,896$507,428$427,025$772,578
63$900,254$483,838$392,877$787,085
64$942,101$457,567$356,059$802,065
65$986,642$428,434$316,434$817,579
66$1,034,101$396,250$273,856$833,698
67$1,084,727$360,814$228,178$850,501
68$1,138,789$321,913$179,241$868,079
69$1,196,582$279,324$126,883$886,535
70$1,258,433$232,810$70,933$905,985
71$1,324,695$182,120$11,211$926,561
72$1,395,760$126,990$0$948,411
73$1,472,057$67,141$0$977,308
74$1,554,054$2,279$0$1,009,477
75$1,642,268$0$0$1,043,955
76$1,737,265$0$0$1,104,168
77$1,839,668$0$0$1,169,950
78$1,950,161$0$0$1,240,965
79$2,069,492$0$0$1,317,702
80$2,198,489$0$0$1,400,696
81$2,338,058$0$0$1,490,537
82$2,489,195$0$0$1,587,870
83$2,652,997$0$0$1,693,408
84$2,830,669$0$0$1,807,934
85$3,023,535$0$0$1,932,308
86$3,233,055$0$0$2,067,477
87$3,460,831$0$0$2,214,483
88$3,708,627$0$0$2,374,471
89$3,978,384$0$0$2,548,702
90$4,272,238$0$0$2,738,564
91$4,592,539$0$0$2,945,584
92$4,941,873$0$0$3,171,442
93$5,323,088$0$0$3,417,988
94$5,739,317$0$0$3,687,257
95$6,194,009$0$0$3,981,493
96$6,690,962$0$0$4,303,161
97$7,234,357$0$0$4,654,980
98$7,828,797$0$0$5,039,940
99$8,479,351$0$0$5,461,337
100$9,191,599$0$0$5,922,796