Can I retire at age 55 with 632,000?

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:
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 $632,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$52,190$51,725$51,272$50,829$50,397$48,416
2 years$25,837$25,355$24,889$24,437$23,998$22,027
3 years$17,053$16,570$16,105$15,657$15,226$13,326
4 years$12,663$12,181$11,720$11,280$10,859$9,045
5 years$10,029$9,550$9,095$8,664$8,255$6,532
6 years$8,273$7,798$7,350$6,929$6,532$4,900
7 years$7,020$6,549$6,108$5,697$5,312$3,772
8 years$6,081$5,614$5,180$4,779$4,407$2,956
9 years$5,350$4,888$4,462$4,070$3,711$2,348
10 years$4,766$4,308$3,890$3,509$3,162$1,884
11 years$4,289$3,835$3,425$3,054$2,720$1,523
12 years$3,891$3,442$3,039$2,678$2,357$1,239
13 years$3,555$3,111$2,715$2,365$2,055$1,012
14 years$3,267$2,828$2,440$2,099$1,801$831
15 years$3,018$2,583$2,203$1,872$1,586$683
16 years$2,800$2,370$1,997$1,676$1,402$564
17 years$2,608$2,183$1,817$1,506$1,243$466
18 years$2,437$2,017$1,659$1,357$1,105$386
19 years$2,285$1,869$1,519$1,226$985$320
20 years$2,148$1,737$1,394$1,111$880$266
21 years$2,024$1,618$1,282$1,008$787$221
22 years$1,912$1,510$1,182$917$706$184
23 years$1,809$1,413$1,091$835$634$153
24 years$1,716$1,323$1,009$761$569$127
25 years$1,629$1,242$935$695$512$106
26 years$1,550$1,167$867$636$462$88
27 years$1,477$1,099$805$582$416$74
28 years$1,409$1,035$748$533$376$61
29 years$1,345$977$696$489$339$51
30 years$1,286$922$649$449$306$43
31 years$1,231$872$605$412$277$36
32 years$1,180$825$564$379$251$30
33 years$1,132$781$527$348$227$25
34 years$1,087$740$492$320$205$21
35 years$1,044$702$460$295$186$17
36 years$1,004$667$430$272$168$14
37 years$966$633$403$250$153$12
38 years$930$602$377$231$138$10
39 years$896$572$353$213$126$8
40 years$864$544$331$196$114$7
41 years$834$518$311$181$103$6
42 years$805$493$291$167$94$5
43 years$777$470$273$154$85$4
44 years$751$448$257$142$77$3
45 years$726$427$241$132$70$3
46 years$702$408$226$121$64$2
47 years$679$389$213$112$58$2
48 years$658$371$200$104$52$2
49 years$637$355$188$96$48$1
50 years$617$339$177$89$43$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $632,000, adding $2,440 every year, while hoping to spend $43,009 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: 67/7/26 Blend
54$632,000$632,000$632,000$632,000
55$698,981$665,485$655,689$740,940
56$724,516$652,332$631,893$756,319
57$751,214$637,094$605,859$768,032
58$779,148$619,622$577,466$779,864
59$808,397$599,760$546,587$791,828
60$839,049$577,343$513,093$803,940
61$871,194$552,196$476,844$816,219
62$904,936$524,133$437,698$828,687
63$940,382$492,958$395,504$841,371
64$977,654$458,465$350,105$854,303
65$1,016,879$420,435$301,339$867,516
66$1,058,200$378,636$249,033$881,054
67$1,101,770$332,822$193,009$894,964
68$1,147,756$282,737$133,081$909,299
69$1,196,342$228,105$69,054$924,124
70$1,247,726$168,640$724$939,509
71$1,302,127$104,035$0$955,537
72$1,359,780$33,970$0$992,327
73$1,420,947$0$0$1,031,472
74$1,485,910$0$0$1,076,181
75$1,554,981$0$0$1,126,520
76$1,628,498$0$0$1,180,121
77$1,706,834$0$0$1,237,258
78$1,790,395$0$0$1,298,231
79$1,879,628$0$0$1,363,368
80$1,975,020$0$0$1,433,031
81$2,077,108$0$0$1,507,613
82$2,186,479$0$0$1,587,547
83$2,303,778$0$0$1,673,308
84$2,429,711$0$0$1,765,418
85$2,565,053$0$0$1,864,448
86$2,710,657$0$0$1,971,026
87$2,867,458$0$0$2,085,842
88$3,036,483$0$0$2,209,653
89$3,218,859$0$0$2,343,291
90$3,415,826$0$0$2,487,670
91$3,628,746$0$0$2,643,795
92$3,859,115$0$0$2,812,769
93$4,108,580$0$0$2,995,807
94$4,378,950$0$0$3,194,243
95$4,672,212$0$0$3,409,545
96$4,990,556$0$0$3,643,326
97$5,336,386$0$0$3,897,363
98$5,712,351$0$0$4,173,607
99$6,121,360$0$0$4,474,208
100$6,566,619$0$0$4,801,529