Can I retire at age 55 with 734,000?

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 $734,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$60,613$60,073$59,546$59,032$58,530$58,161
2 years$30,006$29,448$28,906$28,381$27,872$27,499
3 years$19,806$19,244$18,704$18,184$17,683$17,319
4 years$14,706$14,147$13,612$13,100$12,612$12,259
5 years$11,647$11,091$10,563$10,062$9,587$9,247
6 years$9,609$9,057$8,537$8,047$7,586$7,258
7 years$8,153$7,606$7,094$6,616$6,169$5,854
8 years$7,062$6,520$6,016$5,550$5,118$4,816
9 years$6,214$5,676$5,182$4,727$4,310$4,020
10 years$5,536$5,004$4,518$4,075$3,672$3,395
11 years$4,981$4,454$3,977$3,546$3,158$2,894
12 years$4,519$3,998$3,530$3,111$2,737$2,484
13 years$4,129$3,613$3,154$2,746$2,387$2,146
14 years$3,794$3,284$2,834$2,438$2,092$1,863
15 years$3,505$3,000$2,558$2,174$1,842$1,624
16 years$3,252$2,753$2,319$1,947$1,628$1,421
17 years$3,029$2,535$2,111$1,749$1,444$1,247
18 years$2,831$2,342$1,927$1,576$1,284$1,097
19 years$2,654$2,171$1,764$1,424$1,144$968
20 years$2,495$2,017$1,619$1,290$1,022$855
21 years$2,351$1,879$1,489$1,171$914$757
22 years$2,220$1,754$1,372$1,064$820$671
23 years$2,101$1,641$1,267$969$736$596
24 years$1,992$1,537$1,172$884$661$529
25 years$1,892$1,442$1,085$807$595$471
26 years$1,800$1,356$1,007$738$536$419
27 years$1,715$1,276$935$676$483$374
28 years$1,636$1,202$869$619$436$333
29 years$1,563$1,134$809$568$394$297
30 years$1,494$1,071$753$521$356$265
31 years$1,430$1,013$702$479$322$237
32 years$1,370$958$655$440$291$212
33 years$1,314$907$612$404$263$189
34 years$1,262$860$572$372$238$169
35 years$1,212$816$534$343$216$152
36 years$1,166$774$500$316$196$136
37 years$1,122$735$468$291$177$121
38 years$1,080$699$438$268$161$109
39 years$1,041$664$410$247$146$97
40 years$1,003$632$385$228$132$87
41 years$968$602$361$210$120$78
42 years$934$573$338$194$109$70
43 years$903$546$318$179$99$63
44 years$872$521$298$165$90$56
45 years$843$496$280$153$81$50
46 years$815$473$263$141$74$45
47 years$789$452$247$130$67$40
48 years$764$431$232$120$61$36
49 years$740$412$218$111$55$32
50 years$717$393$205$103$50$29

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $734,000, adding $6,259 every year, while hoping to spend $31,956 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: 73/10/17 Blend
54$734,000$734,000$734,000$734,000
55$815,324$776,422$765,045$871,208
56$864,486$780,466$756,673$913,151
57$917,592$783,637$746,950$954,588
58$975,010$785,858$735,796$999,145
59$1,037,144$787,049$723,129$1,047,127
60$1,104,441$787,123$708,862$1,098,865
61$1,177,390$785,987$692,904$1,154,730
62$1,256,529$783,546$675,162$1,215,127
63$1,342,450$779,695$655,535$1,280,504
64$1,435,804$774,324$633,919$1,351,356
65$1,537,307$767,317$610,207$1,428,227
66$1,647,749$758,552$584,285$1,511,719
67$1,767,994$747,896$556,034$1,602,495
68$1,898,998$735,212$525,330$1,701,286
69$2,041,811$720,352$492,043$1,808,898
70$2,197,588$703,161$456,039$1,926,221
71$2,367,600$683,475$417,175$2,054,237
72$2,553,249$661,118$375,303$2,194,027
73$2,756,074$635,907$330,270$2,346,784
74$2,977,773$607,646$281,913$2,513,826
75$3,220,214$576,128$230,065$2,696,603
76$3,485,452$541,135$174,549$2,896,717
77$3,775,754$502,436$115,182$3,115,932
78$4,093,612$459,787$51,771$3,356,196
79$4,441,773$412,928$0$3,619,656
80$4,823,260$361,588$0$3,911,563
81$5,241,404$305,478$0$4,241,853
82$5,699,874$244,293$0$4,604,044
83$6,202,708$177,711$0$5,001,353
84$6,754,358$105,392$0$5,437,322
85$7,359,723$26,977$0$5,915,857
86$8,024,203$0$0$6,441,261
87$8,753,744$0$0$7,024,648
88$9,554,896$0$0$7,668,595
89$10,434,878$0$0$8,375,940
90$11,401,636$0$0$9,153,076
91$12,463,930$0$0$10,007,047
92$13,631,406$0$0$10,945,615
93$14,914,694$0$0$11,977,329
94$16,325,503$0$0$13,111,609
95$17,876,735$0$0$14,358,832
96$19,582,601$0$0$15,730,432
97$21,458,763$0$0$17,239,005
98$23,522,474$0$0$18,898,431
99$25,792,743$0$0$20,724,001
100$28,290,516$0$0$22,732,564