Can I retire at age 55 with 700,000?

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 $700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$57,805$57,290$56,788$56,298$55,819$53,860
2 years$28,617$28,084$27,567$27,066$26,580$24,627
3 years$18,888$18,353$17,838$17,342$16,864$14,978
4 years$14,025$13,491$12,981$12,494$12,027$10,223
5 years$11,108$10,577$10,074$9,596$9,143$7,425
6 years$9,164$8,637$8,141$7,674$7,235$5,605
7 years$7,776$7,254$6,765$6,309$5,884$4,341
8 years$6,735$6,218$5,738$5,293$4,881$3,425
9 years$5,926$5,414$4,942$4,508$4,111$2,738
10 years$5,279$4,772$4,308$3,886$3,502$2,212
11 years$4,750$4,248$3,793$3,382$3,012$1,801
12 years$4,310$3,813$3,366$2,967$2,610$1,476
13 years$3,938$3,446$3,008$2,619$2,276$1,215
14 years$3,619$3,132$2,702$2,325$1,995$1,005
15 years$3,343$2,861$2,440$2,073$1,757$833
16 years$3,101$2,625$2,212$1,857$1,553$693
17 years$2,889$2,418$2,013$1,668$1,377$578
18 years$2,700$2,234$1,837$1,503$1,224$482
19 years$2,531$2,070$1,682$1,358$1,091$403
20 years$2,379$1,924$1,544$1,230$975$338
21 years$2,242$1,792$1,420$1,117$872$283
22 years$2,117$1,673$1,309$1,015$782$237
23 years$2,004$1,565$1,208$925$702$199
24 years$1,900$1,466$1,118$843$631$167
25 years$1,805$1,376$1,035$770$568$141
26 years$1,717$1,293$960$704$511$118
27 years$1,635$1,217$891$645$461$99
28 years$1,560$1,147$829$591$416$84
29 years$1,490$1,082$771$542$376$70
30 years$1,425$1,021$718$497$339$59
31 years$1,364$966$670$456$307$50
32 years$1,307$914$625$419$278$42
33 years$1,254$865$583$386$251$35
34 years$1,203$820$545$355$227$30
35 years$1,156$778$510$327$206$25
36 years$1,112$738$477$301$187$21
37 years$1,070$701$446$277$169$18
38 years$1,030$666$418$256$153$15
39 years$993$634$391$236$139$13
40 years$957$603$367$217$126$11
41 years$923$574$344$201$114$9
42 years$891$547$323$185$104$8
43 years$861$521$303$171$94$6
44 years$832$496$284$158$86$5
45 years$804$473$267$146$78$4
46 years$778$452$251$135$70$4
47 years$753$431$236$124$64$3
48 years$728$411$221$115$58$3
49 years$705$393$208$106$53$2
50 years$683$375$196$98$48$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $700,000, adding $5,943 every year, while hoping to spend $57,410 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: 50/23/27 Blend
54$700,000$700,000$700,000$700,000
55$777,530$740,430$729,580$810,211
56$795,754$715,627$692,937$808,837
57$813,914$687,685$653,143$801,134
58$831,940$656,389$610,030$791,627
59$849,758$621,512$563,426$780,171
60$867,282$582,815$513,150$766,611
61$884,414$540,043$459,010$750,780
62$901,048$492,928$400,810$732,497
63$917,060$441,187$338,343$711,570
64$932,315$384,520$271,392$687,792
65$946,660$322,610$199,732$660,939
66$959,924$255,123$123,128$630,770
67$971,918$181,705$41,335$597,028
68$982,428$101,984$0$559,434
69$991,219$15,564$0$530,927
70$998,027$0$0$511,513
71$1,002,559$0$0$508,737
72$1,004,489$0$0$508,425
73$1,003,456$0$0$506,437
74$999,058$0$0$502,549
75$990,848$0$0$496,516
76$978,332$0$0$488,062
77$960,962$0$0$476,885
78$938,129$0$0$462,647
79$909,161$0$0$444,976
80$873,311$0$0$423,460
81$829,754$0$0$397,641
82$777,576$0$0$367,016
83$715,767$0$0$331,024
84$643,207$0$0$289,047
85$558,662$0$0$240,404
86$460,762$0$0$184,338
87$347,999$0$0$120,014
88$218,701$0$0$46,512
89$71,023$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