Can I retire at age 55 with 664,000?

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 $664,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$54,832$54,344$53,868$53,402$52,948$51,816
2 years$27,145$26,639$26,149$25,674$25,213$24,078
3 years$17,917$17,409$16,920$16,450$15,996$14,893
4 years$13,304$12,797$12,314$11,851$11,409$10,347
5 years$10,537$10,033$9,556$9,103$8,673$7,655
6 years$8,692$8,193$7,723$7,280$6,862$5,889
7 years$7,376$6,880$6,418$5,985$5,581$4,653
8 years$6,389$5,898$5,443$5,021$4,630$3,747
9 years$5,621$5,135$4,688$4,276$3,899$3,061
10 years$5,008$4,526$4,087$3,686$3,322$2,527
11 years$4,506$4,030$3,598$3,208$2,857$2,105
12 years$4,088$3,617$3,193$2,814$2,476$1,765
13 years$3,735$3,268$2,853$2,484$2,159$1,488
14 years$3,433$2,971$2,563$2,205$1,893$1,260
15 years$3,171$2,714$2,314$1,967$1,666$1,071
16 years$2,942$2,490$2,098$1,761$1,473$914
17 years$2,740$2,293$1,909$1,582$1,306$781
18 years$2,561$2,119$1,743$1,426$1,161$669
19 years$2,401$1,964$1,596$1,288$1,035$574
20 years$2,257$1,825$1,464$1,167$924$494
21 years$2,127$1,700$1,347$1,059$827$425
22 years$2,009$1,587$1,241$963$742$367
23 years$1,901$1,484$1,146$877$666$316
24 years$1,802$1,390$1,060$800$598$273
25 years$1,712$1,305$982$730$538$236
26 years$1,628$1,226$911$668$485$204
27 years$1,551$1,154$846$611$437$176
28 years$1,480$1,088$786$560$395$153
29 years$1,413$1,026$732$514$356$132
30 years$1,352$969$681$471$322$115
31 years$1,294$916$635$433$291$99
32 years$1,240$867$593$398$263$86
33 years$1,189$821$553$366$238$75
34 years$1,142$778$517$337$216$65
35 years$1,097$738$483$310$195$56
36 years$1,055$700$452$285$177$49
37 years$1,015$665$423$263$160$42
38 years$977$632$396$242$145$37
39 years$942$601$371$223$132$32
40 years$908$572$348$206$120$28
41 years$876$544$326$190$109$24
42 years$845$518$306$176$98$21
43 years$816$494$287$162$89$18
44 years$789$471$270$150$81$16
45 years$763$449$253$138$74$14
46 years$738$428$238$128$67$12
47 years$714$409$223$118$61$10
48 years$691$390$210$109$55$9
49 years$669$373$197$101$50$8
50 years$648$356$186$93$45$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $664,000, adding $2,986 every year, while hoping to spend $55,952 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: 61/12/27 Blend
54$664,000$664,000$664,000$664,000
55$734,808$699,616$689,324$774,135
56$750,226$674,365$652,884$775,983
57$765,341$646,001$613,348$771,685
58$780,064$614,313$570,553$765,801
59$794,293$579,077$524,329$758,186
60$807,915$540,056$474,498$748,685
61$820,804$497,000$420,876$737,130
62$832,818$449,645$363,267$723,338
63$843,798$397,710$301,469$707,112
64$853,569$340,901$235,271$688,236
65$861,932$278,905$164,452$666,478
66$868,670$211,392$88,782$641,584
67$873,538$138,013$8,019$613,280
68$876,264$58,402$0$581,268
69$876,548$0$0$567,741
70$874,054$0$0$557,433
71$868,411$0$0$552,691
72$859,206$0$0$545,525
73$845,983$0$0$535,626
74$828,233$0$0$522,653
75$805,395$0$0$506,226
76$776,848$0$0$485,928
77$741,902$0$0$461,294
78$699,794$0$0$431,809
79$649,682$0$0$396,906
80$590,631$0$0$355,957
81$521,609$0$0$308,265
82$441,475$0$0$253,063
83$348,967$0$0$189,500
84$242,691$0$0$116,639
85$121,106$0$0$33,443
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0