Can I retire at age 55 with 1,700,000?

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:
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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 $1,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$140,384$139,134$137,914$136,723$135,560$134,650
2 years$69,497$68,203$66,949$65,732$64,553$63,634
3 years$45,871$44,571$43,320$42,115$40,955$40,057
4 years$34,061$32,765$31,526$30,342$29,209$28,339
5 years$26,976$25,688$24,465$23,305$22,204$21,364
6 years$22,255$20,976$19,772$18,637$17,570$16,761
7 years$18,883$17,616$16,430$15,323$14,289$13,512
8 years$16,356$15,100$13,934$12,854$11,854$11,108
9 years$14,392$13,147$12,002$10,949$9,983$9,269
10 years$12,821$11,589$10,463$9,438$8,506$7,823
11 years$11,537$10,317$9,212$8,214$7,315$6,663
12 years$10,467$9,260$8,175$7,205$6,339$5,717
13 years$9,563$8,368$7,304$6,361$5,528$4,935
14 years$8,788$7,606$6,563$5,646$4,846$4,281
15 years$8,118$6,949$5,925$5,035$4,267$3,730
16 years$7,532$6,375$5,372$4,509$3,771$3,261
17 years$7,015$5,871$4,888$4,051$3,343$2,860
18 years$6,556$5,425$4,462$3,651$2,973$2,515
19 years$6,146$5,028$4,085$3,299$2,650$2,217
20 years$5,778$4,672$3,749$2,988$2,367$1,957
21 years$5,445$4,352$3,448$2,712$2,118$1,731
22 years$5,142$4,063$3,178$2,465$1,899$1,534
23 years$4,867$3,800$2,935$2,245$1,704$1,360
24 years$4,615$3,560$2,714$2,048$1,532$1,208
25 years$4,383$3,341$2,514$1,870$1,378$1,074
26 years$4,169$3,140$2,331$1,710$1,242$955
27 years$3,972$2,955$2,165$1,565$1,119$851
28 years$3,789$2,784$2,013$1,434$1,010$758
29 years$3,619$2,627$1,873$1,315$912$676
30 years$3,460$2,481$1,744$1,207$824$603
31 years$3,313$2,345$1,626$1,108$745$538
32 years$3,174$2,219$1,517$1,019$674$480
33 years$3,044$2,101$1,417$937$610$429
34 years$2,923$1,992$1,324$862$552$383
35 years$2,808$1,889$1,238$793$500$343
36 years$2,700$1,793$1,158$731$453$306
37 years$2,598$1,703$1,084$673$411$274
38 years$2,502$1,618$1,015$621$372$245
39 years$2,411$1,539$951$572$338$219
40 years$2,324$1,464$891$528$306$196
41 years$2,242$1,394$836$487$278$176
42 years$2,164$1,327$784$449$252$157
43 years$2,090$1,265$736$415$229$141
44 years$2,020$1,206$690$383$208$126
45 years$1,953$1,150$648$354$189$113
46 years$1,889$1,097$609$327$171$101
47 years$1,828$1,047$572$302$155$90
48 years$1,769$999$538$279$141$81
49 years$1,713$954$505$258$128$72
50 years$1,660$911$475$238$116$65

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,700,000, adding $5,862 every year, while hoping to spend $47,339 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: 46/29/25 Blend
54$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000
55$1,879,447$1,789,347$1,762,997$1,952,160
56$2,020,782$1,826,656$1,771,689$2,041,323
57$2,174,947$1,864,208$1,779,085$2,132,917
58$2,343,200$1,901,962$1,785,093$2,231,359
59$2,526,926$1,939,879$1,789,614$2,337,314
60$2,727,652$1,977,912$1,792,545$2,451,514
61$2,947,055$2,016,012$1,793,778$2,574,768
62$3,186,985$2,054,127$1,793,200$2,707,968
63$3,449,477$2,092,198$1,790,691$2,852,096
64$3,736,771$2,130,164$1,786,127$3,008,239
65$4,051,336$2,167,956$1,779,377$3,177,592
66$4,395,889$2,205,503$1,770,303$3,361,476
67$4,773,423$2,242,726$1,758,762$3,561,348
68$5,187,234$2,279,541$1,744,602$3,778,813
69$5,640,952$2,315,859$1,727,666$4,015,644
70$6,138,574$2,351,581$1,707,788$4,273,795
71$6,684,505$2,386,604$1,684,795$4,555,422
72$7,283,594$2,420,818$1,658,505$4,862,903
73$7,941,184$2,454,101$1,628,728$5,198,861
74$8,663,160$2,486,328$1,595,266$5,566,190
75$9,456,006$2,517,360$1,557,910$5,968,080
76$10,326,861$2,547,054$1,516,443$6,408,052
77$11,283,593$2,575,252$1,470,636$6,889,986
78$12,334,869$2,601,788$1,420,252$7,418,165
79$13,490,235$2,626,486$1,365,040$7,997,310
80$14,760,212$2,649,156$1,304,741$8,632,628
81$16,156,386$2,669,597$1,239,083$9,329,863
82$17,691,525$2,687,595$1,167,779$10,095,347
83$19,379,694$2,702,921$1,090,534$10,936,065
84$21,236,391$2,715,332$1,007,035$11,859,718
85$23,278,690$2,724,571$916,958$12,874,800
86$25,525,404$2,730,362$819,963$13,990,676
87$27,997,259$2,732,414$715,696$15,217,673
88$30,717,094$2,730,417$603,787$16,567,178
89$33,710,072$2,724,042$483,848$18,051,747
90$37,003,918$2,712,939$355,475$19,685,224
91$40,629,182$2,696,737$218,248$21,482,875
92$44,619,526$2,675,044$71,727$23,461,530
93$49,012,038$2,647,442$0$25,639,745
94$53,847,589$2,613,490$0$28,060,556
95$59,171,210$2,572,718$0$30,745,829
96$65,032,522$2,524,629$0$33,701,412
97$71,486,202$2,468,699$0$36,954,861
98$78,592,499$2,404,370$0$40,536,546
99$86,417,802$2,331,051$0$44,479,942
100$95,035,264$2,248,120$0$48,821,940