Can I retire at age 55 with 590,000?

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 $590,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$48,722$48,288$47,864$47,451$47,047$45,505
2 years$24,120$23,670$23,235$22,813$22,404$20,864
3 years$15,920$15,469$15,035$14,616$14,214$12,726
4 years$11,821$11,371$10,941$10,530$10,137$8,712
5 years$9,362$8,915$8,491$8,088$7,706$6,348
6 years$7,724$7,280$6,862$6,468$6,098$4,807
7 years$6,554$6,114$5,702$5,318$4,959$3,736
8 years$5,677$5,241$4,836$4,461$4,114$2,958
9 years$4,995$4,563$4,165$3,800$3,465$2,374
10 years$4,450$4,022$3,631$3,276$2,952$1,925
11 years$4,004$3,580$3,197$2,851$2,539$1,574
12 years$3,633$3,214$2,837$2,500$2,200$1,295
13 years$3,319$2,904$2,535$2,208$1,919$1,070
14 years$3,050$2,640$2,278$1,960$1,682$889
15 years$2,817$2,412$2,056$1,748$1,481$740
16 years$2,614$2,213$1,864$1,565$1,309$618
17 years$2,435$2,038$1,697$1,406$1,160$518
18 years$2,275$1,883$1,549$1,267$1,032$434
19 years$2,133$1,745$1,418$1,145$920$365
20 years$2,005$1,622$1,301$1,037$821$307
21 years$1,890$1,510$1,197$941$735$258
22 years$1,785$1,410$1,103$856$659$218
23 years$1,689$1,319$1,018$779$591$183
24 years$1,602$1,236$942$711$532$155
25 years$1,521$1,159$872$649$478$131
26 years$1,447$1,090$809$593$431$110
27 years$1,378$1,026$751$543$389$93
28 years$1,315$966$698$498$351$79
29 years$1,256$912$650$456$317$67
30 years$1,201$861$605$419$286$56
31 years$1,150$814$564$385$259$48
32 years$1,102$770$527$354$234$40
33 years$1,057$729$492$325$212$34
34 years$1,014$691$459$299$192$29
35 years$975$656$430$275$174$24
36 years$937$622$402$254$157$21
37 years$902$591$376$234$143$18
38 years$868$562$352$215$129$15
39 years$837$534$330$199$117$13
40 years$807$508$309$183$106$11
41 years$778$484$290$169$96$9
42 years$751$461$272$156$88$8
43 years$725$439$255$144$79$6
44 years$701$418$240$133$72$5
45 years$678$399$225$123$65$5
46 years$655$381$211$113$59$4
47 years$634$363$199$105$54$3
48 years$614$347$187$97$49$3
49 years$595$331$175$89$45$2
50 years$576$316$165$83$40$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $590,000, adding $6,882 every year, while hoping to spend $41,819 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: 79/8/13 Blend
54$590,000$590,000$590,000$590,000
55$657,279$626,009$616,864$706,996
56$679,826$612,188$593,034$726,849
57$703,272$596,289$567,004$742,553
58$727,663$578,164$538,656$758,586
59$753,051$557,661$507,867$774,964
60$779,490$534,614$474,509$791,702
61$807,039$508,851$438,446$808,819
62$835,762$480,190$399,538$826,337
63$865,726$448,435$357,639$844,279
64$897,005$413,384$312,595$862,672
65$929,678$374,818$264,246$881,543
66$963,831$332,510$212,424$900,928
67$999,556$286,217$156,954$920,862
68$1,036,954$235,685$97,655$941,387
69$1,076,133$180,643$34,336$962,550
70$1,117,211$120,807$0$984,402
71$1,160,314$55,874$0$1,011,612
72$1,205,583$0$0$1,045,017
73$1,253,166$0$0$1,081,225
74$1,303,229$0$0$1,124,501
75$1,355,949$0$0$1,170,081
76$1,411,519$0$0$1,218,132
77$1,470,151$0$0$1,268,839
78$1,532,076$0$0$1,322,402
79$1,597,544$0$0$1,379,038
80$1,666,829$0$0$1,438,986
81$1,740,231$0$0$1,502,506
82$1,818,076$0$0$1,569,883
83$1,900,723$0$0$1,641,427
84$1,988,561$0$0$1,717,479
85$2,082,019$0$0$1,798,409
86$2,181,564$0$0$1,884,625
87$2,287,709$0$0$1,976,573
88$2,401,015$0$0$2,074,740
89$2,522,097$0$0$2,179,662
90$2,651,629$0$0$2,291,925
91$2,790,350$0$0$2,412,172
92$2,939,070$0$0$2,541,108
93$3,098,679$0$0$2,679,507
94$3,270,153$0$0$2,828,217
95$3,454,562$0$0$2,988,170
96$3,653,083$0$0$3,160,391
97$3,867,007$0$0$3,346,002
98$4,097,753$0$0$3,546,237
99$4,346,879$0$0$3,762,454
100$4,616,096$0$0$3,996,141