Can I retire at age 55 with 678,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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 $678,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$55,989$55,490$55,003$54,528$54,065$53,103
2 years$27,717$27,201$26,701$26,216$25,745$24,780
3 years$18,295$17,776$17,277$16,797$16,334$15,395
4 years$13,584$13,067$12,573$12,101$11,649$10,744
5 years$10,759$10,245$9,757$9,295$8,856$7,986
6 years$8,876$8,366$7,885$7,433$7,007$6,175
7 years$7,531$7,026$6,553$6,111$5,699$4,903
8 years$6,523$6,022$5,557$5,126$4,728$3,969
9 years$5,740$5,243$4,787$4,367$3,981$3,259
10 years$5,113$4,622$4,173$3,764$3,392$2,706
11 years$4,601$4,115$3,674$3,276$2,917$2,267
12 years$4,174$3,693$3,260$2,873$2,528$1,912
13 years$3,814$3,337$2,913$2,537$2,205$1,621
14 years$3,505$3,034$2,617$2,252$1,933$1,382
15 years$3,238$2,771$2,363$2,008$1,702$1,182
16 years$3,004$2,543$2,142$1,798$1,504$1,014
17 years$2,798$2,342$1,950$1,616$1,333$873
18 years$2,615$2,164$1,780$1,456$1,186$753
19 years$2,451$2,005$1,629$1,316$1,057$651
20 years$2,304$1,863$1,495$1,192$944$563
21 years$2,172$1,736$1,375$1,081$845$488
22 years$2,051$1,620$1,268$983$757$424
23 years$1,941$1,515$1,170$895$680$368
24 years$1,840$1,420$1,082$817$611$320
25 years$1,748$1,332$1,003$746$550$279
26 years$1,663$1,252$930$682$495$243
27 years$1,584$1,179$863$624$446$211
28 years$1,511$1,111$803$572$403$184
29 years$1,443$1,048$747$524$364$161
30 years$1,380$989$696$481$329$140
31 years$1,321$935$649$442$297$122
32 years$1,266$885$605$406$269$107
33 years$1,214$838$565$374$243$93
34 years$1,166$794$528$344$220$82
35 years$1,120$753$494$316$199$71
36 years$1,077$715$462$291$181$62
37 years$1,036$679$432$269$164$54
38 years$998$645$405$248$149$48
39 years$961$614$379$228$135$42
40 years$927$584$355$210$122$36
41 years$894$556$333$194$111$32
42 years$863$529$313$179$101$28
43 years$834$504$293$165$91$24
44 years$806$481$275$153$83$21
45 years$779$458$259$141$75$19
46 years$753$437$243$130$68$16
47 years$729$417$228$120$62$14
48 years$706$398$214$111$56$12
49 years$683$381$202$103$51$11
50 years$662$363$189$95$46$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $678,000, adding $3,261 every year, while hoping to spend $50,612 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: 51/39/10 Blend
54$678,000$678,000$678,000$678,000
55$750,520$714,586$704,077$786,667
56$773,222$695,750$673,813$792,854
57$796,544$674,294$640,838$793,902
58$820,494$650,038$605,009$793,866
59$845,083$622,788$566,176$792,658
60$870,318$592,341$524,179$790,183
61$896,207$558,482$478,855$786,340
62$922,755$520,983$430,033$781,021
63$949,969$479,604$377,531$774,113
64$977,850$434,089$321,163$765,494
65$1,006,401$384,170$260,732$755,034
66$1,035,622$329,563$196,035$742,597
67$1,065,511$269,966$126,857$728,037
68$1,096,062$205,064$52,976$711,197
69$1,127,269$134,520$0$691,913
70$1,159,119$57,981$0$672,769
71$1,191,600$0$0$657,029
72$1,224,693$0$0$649,562
73$1,258,375$0$0$667,272
74$1,292,619$0$0$685,259
75$1,327,391$0$0$703,503
76$1,362,652$0$0$721,982
77$1,398,355$0$0$740,666
78$1,434,447$0$0$759,525
79$1,470,864$0$0$778,523
80$1,507,534$0$0$797,616
81$1,544,373$0$0$816,756
82$1,581,287$0$0$835,889
83$1,618,166$0$0$854,952
84$1,654,889$0$0$873,874
85$1,691,314$0$0$892,576
86$1,727,286$0$0$910,966
87$1,762,625$0$0$928,944
88$1,797,132$0$0$946,394
89$1,830,583$0$0$963,190
90$1,862,725$0$0$979,187
91$1,893,276$0$0$994,225
92$1,921,921$0$0$1,008,124
93$1,948,307$0$0$1,020,684
94$1,972,041$0$0$1,031,682
95$1,992,683$0$0$1,040,869
96$2,009,744$0$0$1,047,968
97$2,022,681$0$0$1,052,670
98$2,030,887$0$0$1,054,632
99$2,033,691$0$0$1,053,475
100$2,030,343$0$0$1,048,774