Can I retire at age 55 with 630,000?

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 $630,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$52,025$51,561$51,109$50,668$50,237$48,629
2 years$25,755$25,275$24,810$24,360$23,922$22,317
3 years$16,999$16,518$16,054$15,607$15,177$13,625
4 years$12,622$12,142$11,683$11,244$10,825$9,338
5 years$9,997$9,520$9,067$8,637$8,229$6,811
6 years$8,247$7,773$7,327$6,907$6,511$5,163
7 years$6,998$6,528$6,089$5,678$5,295$4,018
8 years$6,061$5,596$5,164$4,764$4,393$3,184
9 years$5,333$4,872$4,448$4,057$3,699$2,559
10 years$4,751$4,295$3,878$3,498$3,152$2,078
11 years$4,275$3,823$3,414$3,044$2,711$1,701
12 years$3,879$3,432$3,030$2,670$2,349$1,401
13 years$3,544$3,101$2,707$2,357$2,049$1,160
14 years$3,257$2,819$2,432$2,092$1,796$964
15 years$3,008$2,575$2,196$1,866$1,581$804
16 years$2,791$2,363$1,991$1,671$1,397$673
17 years$2,600$2,176$1,812$1,501$1,239$564
18 years$2,430$2,011$1,654$1,353$1,102$474
19 years$2,278$1,863$1,514$1,222$982$398
20 years$2,141$1,732$1,389$1,107$877$336
21 years$2,018$1,613$1,278$1,005$785$283
22 years$1,906$1,506$1,178$914$704$239
23 years$1,804$1,408$1,088$832$632$202
24 years$1,710$1,319$1,006$759$568$171
25 years$1,624$1,238$932$693$511$144
26 years$1,545$1,164$864$634$460$122
27 years$1,472$1,095$802$580$415$103
28 years$1,404$1,032$746$531$374$87
29 years$1,341$973$694$487$338$74
30 years$1,282$919$646$447$305$63
31 years$1,228$869$603$411$276$53
32 years$1,176$822$562$378$250$45
33 years$1,128$779$525$347$226$38
34 years$1,083$738$491$319$205$32
35 years$1,041$700$459$294$185$27
36 years$1,001$664$429$271$168$23
37 years$963$631$402$250$152$20
38 years$927$600$376$230$138$17
39 years$893$570$352$212$125$14
40 years$861$543$330$196$114$12
41 years$831$517$310$180$103$10
42 years$802$492$290$167$93$9
43 years$775$469$273$154$85$7
44 years$749$447$256$142$77$6
45 years$724$426$240$131$70$5
46 years$700$406$226$121$63$4
47 years$677$388$212$112$58$4
48 years$656$370$199$103$52$3
49 years$635$354$187$96$48$3
50 years$615$338$176$88$43$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $630,000, adding $3,898 every year, while hoping to spend $39,760 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: 27/45/28 Blend
54$630,000$630,000$630,000$630,000
55$698,281$664,891$655,126$710,971
56$727,201$655,166$634,768$711,826
57$757,739$643,632$612,396$709,073
58$790,017$630,159$587,900$705,309
59$824,169$614,607$561,165$700,476
60$860,342$596,831$532,072$694,516
61$898,697$576,675$500,496$687,365
62$939,407$553,976$466,306$678,960
63$982,665$528,559$429,366$669,238
64$1,028,679$500,241$389,532$658,132
65$1,077,680$468,828$346,656$645,576
66$1,129,916$434,113$300,582$631,503
67$1,185,663$395,881$251,148$615,844
68$1,245,223$353,901$198,183$598,532
69$1,308,923$307,930$141,510$579,499
70$1,377,127$257,712$80,945$558,678
71$1,450,231$202,977$16,293$536,004
72$1,528,670$143,437$0$511,413
73$1,612,920$78,792$0$500,587
74$1,703,506$8,721$0$493,943
75$1,801,003$0$0$486,619
76$1,906,042$0$0$511,866
77$2,019,318$0$0$543,830
78$2,141,592$0$0$578,416
79$2,273,701$0$0$615,871
80$2,416,566$0$0$656,469
81$2,571,198$0$0$700,508
82$2,738,709$0$0$748,317
83$2,920,321$0$0$800,257
84$3,117,380$0$0$856,727
85$3,331,362$0$0$918,164
86$3,563,895$0$0$985,051
87$3,816,768$0$0$1,057,917
88$4,091,948$0$0$1,137,346
89$4,391,601$0$0$1,223,980
90$4,718,111$0$0$1,318,525
91$5,074,100$0$0$1,421,758
92$5,462,453$0$0$1,534,537
93$5,886,349$0$0$1,657,804
94$6,349,284$0$0$1,792,597
95$6,855,109$0$0$1,940,058
96$7,408,060$0$0$2,101,446
97$8,012,805$0$0$2,278,145
98$8,674,481$0$0$2,471,682
99$9,398,746$0$0$2,683,736
100$10,191,830$0$0$2,916,157