Can I retire at age 55 with 1,000,000?

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:
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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 $1,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$76,851
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$35,092
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$21,311
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$14,524
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$10,532
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$7,937
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$6,137
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$4,833
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$3,857
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$3,110
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$2,528
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$2,067
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$1,699
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$1,401
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$1,160
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$962
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$800
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$667
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$556
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$465
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$388
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$325
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$272
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$228
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$191
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$160
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$134
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$113
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$95
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$79
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$67
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$56
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$47
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$40
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$33
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$28
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$23
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$20
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$17
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$14
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$12
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$10
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$8
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$7
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$6
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$5
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$4
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$3
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$3
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,000,000, adding $4,353 every year, while hoping to spend $59,867 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: 55/36/9 Blend
54$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
55$1,106,490$1,053,490$1,037,990$1,164,688
56$1,155,654$1,041,413$1,009,065$1,192,468
57$1,207,826$1,026,738$977,164$1,215,735
58$1,263,250$1,009,274$942,125$1,239,632
59$1,322,193$988,819$903,777$1,264,229
60$1,384,945$965,160$861,942$1,289,607
61$1,451,827$938,070$816,434$1,315,855
62$1,523,188$907,310$767,059$1,343,078
63$1,599,410$872,625$713,613$1,371,392
64$1,680,914$833,748$655,883$1,400,932
65$1,768,160$790,395$593,648$1,431,848
66$1,861,653$742,264$526,676$1,464,312
67$1,961,946$689,040$454,724$1,498,517
68$2,069,646$630,385$377,539$1,534,681
69$2,185,421$565,944$294,857$1,573,050
70$2,310,002$495,343$206,403$1,613,900
71$2,444,192$418,186$111,888$1,657,541
72$2,588,875$334,052$11,012$1,704,324
73$2,745,020$242,501$0$1,754,639
74$2,913,693$143,063$0$1,818,206
75$3,096,063$35,247$0$1,887,967
76$3,293,418$0$0$1,963,449
77$3,507,173$0$0$2,077,573
78$3,738,881$0$0$2,216,496
79$3,990,255$0$0$2,367,289
80$4,263,174$0$0$2,531,092
81$4,559,706$0$0$2,709,157
82$4,882,128$0$0$2,902,861
83$5,232,944$0$0$3,113,720
84$5,614,906$0$0$3,343,402
85$6,031,048$0$0$3,593,742
86$6,484,703$0$0$3,866,759
87$6,979,544$0$0$4,164,678
88$7,519,611$0$0$4,489,946
89$8,109,351$0$0$4,845,255
90$8,753,662$0$0$5,233,572
91$9,457,932$0$0$5,658,162
92$10,228,097$0$0$6,122,618
93$11,070,690$0$0$6,630,901
94$11,992,907$0$0$7,187,366
95$13,002,670$0$0$7,796,815
96$14,108,703$0$0$8,464,532
97$15,320,613$0$0$9,196,339
98$16,648,983$0$0$9,998,645
99$18,105,464$0$0$10,878,510
100$19,702,893$0$0$11,843,713