Can I retire at age 55 with 1,340,000?

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:
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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 $1,340,000?

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$110,656$109,670$108,709$107,770$106,853$103,103
2 years$54,780$53,760$52,771$51,813$50,883$47,144
3 years$36,157$35,133$34,146$33,197$32,282$28,672
4 years$26,848$25,826$24,850$23,916$23,024$19,570
5 years$21,263$20,248$19,285$18,370$17,502$14,214
6 years$17,542$16,534$15,585$14,691$13,849$10,729
7 years$14,885$13,885$12,951$12,078$11,263$8,310
8 years$12,893$11,902$10,983$10,132$9,344$6,556
9 years$11,344$10,363$9,460$8,630$7,869$5,242
10 years$10,106$9,135$8,248$7,439$6,705$4,235
11 years$9,093$8,132$7,261$6,474$5,766$3,448
12 years$8,250$7,299$6,444$5,679$4,997$2,826
13 years$7,538$6,596$5,757$5,014$4,357$2,327
14 years$6,927$5,996$5,173$4,451$3,820$1,924
15 years$6,399$5,477$4,670$3,969$3,363$1,595
16 years$5,937$5,025$4,234$3,554$2,972$1,327
17 years$5,529$4,628$3,853$3,193$2,635$1,106
18 years$5,168$4,276$3,517$2,878$2,343$923
19 years$4,845$3,963$3,220$2,600$2,089$772
20 years$4,554$3,683$2,955$2,355$1,866$646
21 years$4,292$3,430$2,718$2,137$1,670$542
22 years$4,053$3,202$2,505$1,943$1,496$454
23 years$3,836$2,995$2,313$1,770$1,343$381
24 years$3,637$2,806$2,139$1,614$1,207$320
25 years$3,455$2,633$1,981$1,474$1,086$269
26 years$3,286$2,475$1,838$1,348$979$226
27 years$3,131$2,329$1,706$1,234$882$190
28 years$2,987$2,195$1,586$1,130$796$160
29 years$2,853$2,071$1,476$1,037$719$135
30 years$2,728$1,955$1,375$951$650$113
31 years$2,611$1,849$1,282$874$587$95
32 years$2,502$1,749$1,196$803$531$80
33 years$2,400$1,656$1,117$738$481$68
34 years$2,304$1,570$1,043$679$435$57
35 years$2,213$1,489$976$625$394$48
36 years$2,128$1,413$913$576$357$40
37 years$2,048$1,342$854$531$324$34
38 years$1,972$1,276$800$489$294$29
39 years$1,900$1,213$749$451$266$24
40 years$1,832$1,154$702$416$241$20
41 years$1,767$1,099$659$384$219$17
42 years$1,706$1,046$618$354$199$14
43 years$1,648$997$580$327$180$12
44 years$1,592$950$544$302$164$10
45 years$1,539$906$511$279$149$9
46 years$1,489$864$480$258$135$7
47 years$1,441$825$451$238$123$6
48 years$1,394$788$424$220$111$5
49 years$1,350$752$398$203$101$4
50 years$1,308$718$374$188$92$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,340,000, adding $2,433 every year, while hoping to spend $38,279 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: 71/10/19 Blend
54$1,340,000$1,340,000$1,340,000$1,340,000
55$1,479,190$1,408,170$1,387,400$1,577,291
56$1,589,338$1,436,441$1,393,149$1,671,187
57$1,709,439$1,464,816$1,397,808$1,769,155
58$1,840,467$1,493,257$1,401,300$1,875,454
59$1,983,495$1,521,726$1,403,543$1,990,903
60$2,139,704$1,550,183$1,404,454$2,116,405
61$2,310,393$1,578,581$1,403,943$2,252,956
62$2,496,995$1,606,873$1,401,916$2,401,652
63$2,701,084$1,635,006$1,398,277$2,563,702
64$2,924,397$1,662,924$1,392,921$2,740,437
65$3,168,843$1,690,565$1,385,742$2,933,324
66$3,436,527$1,717,864$1,376,626$3,143,980
67$3,729,765$1,744,752$1,365,455$3,374,189
68$4,051,109$1,771,153$1,352,106$3,625,914
69$4,403,369$1,796,986$1,336,448$3,901,320
70$4,789,639$1,822,165$1,318,345$4,202,793
71$5,213,328$1,846,597$1,297,656$4,532,962
72$5,678,190$1,870,183$1,274,230$4,894,724
73$6,188,362$1,892,817$1,247,913$5,291,275
74$6,748,397$1,914,388$1,218,540$5,726,135
75$7,363,313$1,934,773$1,185,941$6,203,182
76$8,038,638$1,953,844$1,149,937$6,726,695
77$8,780,461$1,971,464$1,110,342$7,301,384
78$9,595,489$1,987,486$1,066,959$7,932,446
79$10,491,111$2,001,756$1,019,585$8,625,606
80$11,475,469$2,014,106$968,006$9,387,174
81$12,557,531$2,024,362$911,998$10,224,104
82$13,747,177$2,032,333$851,328$11,144,063
83$15,055,294$2,037,822$785,752$12,155,499
84$16,493,875$2,040,616$715,015$13,267,724
85$18,076,133$2,040,490$638,851$14,491,002
86$19,816,628$2,037,203$556,983$15,836,643
87$21,731,401$2,030,503$469,118$17,317,115
88$23,838,125$2,020,118$374,955$18,946,159
89$26,156,273$2,005,764$274,175$20,738,919
90$28,707,303$1,987,136$166,450$22,712,087
91$31,514,855$1,963,913$51,433$24,884,058
92$34,604,978$1,935,753$0$27,275,109
93$38,006,376$1,902,295$0$29,922,041
94$41,750,674$1,863,155$0$32,847,094
95$45,872,722$1,817,929$0$36,067,053
96$50,410,919$1,766,186$0$39,611,916
97$55,407,575$1,707,472$0$43,514,741
98$60,909,315$1,641,306$0$47,811,956
99$66,967,513$1,567,177$0$52,543,703
100$73,638,778$1,484,548$0$57,754,218