Can I retire at age 55 with 720,000?

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 $720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$59,457$58,927$58,411$57,906$57,414$56,885
2 years$29,434$28,886$28,355$27,840$27,340$26,807
3 years$19,428$18,877$18,347$17,837$17,346$16,826
4 years$14,426$13,877$13,352$12,851$12,371$11,868
5 years$11,425$10,880$10,362$9,870$9,404$8,919
6 years$9,425$8,884$8,374$7,894$7,441$6,974
7 years$7,998$7,461$6,959$6,490$6,052$5,604
8 years$6,927$6,395$5,902$5,444$5,020$4,591
9 years$6,095$5,568$5,083$4,637$4,228$3,817
10 years$5,430$4,908$4,431$3,997$3,602$3,210
11 years$4,886$4,369$3,901$3,479$3,098$2,724
12 years$4,433$3,922$3,462$3,051$2,685$2,329
13 years$4,050$3,544$3,093$2,694$2,341$2,002
14 years$3,722$3,221$2,779$2,391$2,052$1,730
15 years$3,438$2,943$2,509$2,133$1,807$1,502
16 years$3,190$2,700$2,275$1,910$1,597$1,307
17 years$2,971$2,487$2,070$1,716$1,416$1,142
18 years$2,777$2,298$1,890$1,546$1,259$1,000
19 years$2,603$2,130$1,730$1,397$1,122$877
20 years$2,447$1,979$1,588$1,265$1,002$771
21 years$2,306$1,843$1,461$1,148$897$679
22 years$2,178$1,721$1,346$1,044$804$599
23 years$2,061$1,609$1,243$951$722$529
24 years$1,954$1,508$1,149$867$649$468
25 years$1,856$1,415$1,065$792$584$414
26 years$1,766$1,330$987$724$526$366
27 years$1,682$1,252$917$663$474$325
28 years$1,605$1,179$852$607$428$288
29 years$1,533$1,113$793$557$386$255
30 years$1,466$1,051$739$511$349$227
31 years$1,403$993$689$469$316$201
32 years$1,344$940$643$431$285$179
33 years$1,289$890$600$397$258$159
34 years$1,238$844$561$365$234$141
35 years$1,189$800$524$336$212$126
36 years$1,144$759$490$309$192$112
37 years$1,100$721$459$285$174$99
38 years$1,060$685$430$263$158$89
39 years$1,021$652$403$242$143$79
40 years$984$620$377$224$130$70
41 years$950$590$354$206$118$62
42 years$917$562$332$190$107$56
43 years$885$536$312$176$97$50
44 years$855$511$292$162$88$44
45 years$827$487$275$150$80$39
46 years$800$464$258$138$73$35
47 years$774$443$242$128$66$31
48 years$749$423$228$118$60$28
49 years$726$404$214$109$54$25
50 years$703$386$201$101$49$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $720,000, adding $3,831 every year, while hoping to spend $43,981 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: 58/31/11 Blend
54$720,000$720,000$720,000$720,000
55$797,392$759,232$748,072$841,292
56$831,930$749,639$726,337$861,737
57$868,518$738,101$702,399$878,764
58$907,316$724,478$676,140$896,266
59$948,504$708,619$647,432$914,293
60$992,276$690,366$616,145$932,903
61$1,038,843$669,549$582,141$952,162
62$1,088,438$645,990$545,276$972,144
63$1,141,317$619,502$505,401$992,934
64$1,197,759$589,884$462,359$1,014,627
65$1,258,068$556,926$415,986$1,037,332
66$1,322,579$520,405$366,110$1,061,171
67$1,391,661$480,083$312,554$1,086,282
68$1,465,716$435,713$255,130$1,112,819
69$1,545,186$387,030$193,644$1,140,959
70$1,630,556$333,755$127,891$1,170,897
71$1,722,358$275,594$57,661$1,202,853
72$1,821,177$212,237$0$1,237,075
73$1,927,654$143,353$0$1,275,870
74$2,042,494$68,597$0$1,324,872
75$2,166,472$0$0$1,377,683
76$2,300,438$0$0$1,438,950
77$2,445,328$0$0$1,530,569
78$2,602,169$0$0$1,629,795
79$2,772,092$0$0$1,737,351
80$2,956,339$0$0$1,854,029
81$3,156,276$0$0$1,980,701
82$3,373,406$0$0$2,118,327
83$3,609,382$0$0$2,267,961
84$3,866,022$0$0$2,430,766
85$4,145,326$0$0$2,608,019
86$4,449,495$0$0$2,801,125
87$4,780,953$0$0$3,011,630
88$5,142,364$0$0$3,241,238
89$5,536,662$0$0$3,491,823
90$5,967,076$0$0$3,765,446
91$6,437,161$0$0$4,064,379
92$6,950,831$0$0$4,391,121
93$7,512,393$0$0$4,748,425
94$8,126,590$0$0$5,139,319
95$8,798,645$0$0$5,567,142
96$9,534,309$0$0$6,035,566
97$10,339,914$0$0$6,548,637
98$11,222,433$0$0$7,110,811
99$12,189,547$0$0$7,726,995
100$13,249,713$0$0$8,402,592