Can I retire at age 55 with 1,760,000?

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 $1,760,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$145,339$144,045$142,781$141,549$140,345$139,636
2 years$71,950$70,610$69,311$68,052$66,831$66,116
3 years$47,490$46,144$44,849$43,602$42,400$41,701
4 years$35,263$33,921$32,639$31,413$30,240$29,561
5 years$27,928$26,595$25,329$24,128$22,988$22,332
6 years$23,040$21,716$20,470$19,295$18,190$17,558
7 years$19,550$18,237$17,010$15,864$14,793$14,185
8 years$16,933$15,633$14,426$13,308$12,272$11,689
9 years$14,900$13,611$12,425$11,335$10,335$9,776
10 years$13,273$11,998$10,833$9,771$8,806$8,270
11 years$11,944$10,681$9,537$8,504$7,573$7,061
12 years$10,836$9,586$8,464$7,459$6,563$6,074
13 years$9,900$8,663$7,562$6,585$5,723$5,256
14 years$9,099$7,875$6,794$5,846$5,017$4,572
15 years$8,404$7,194$6,134$5,213$4,417$3,994
16 years$7,797$6,600$5,562$4,668$3,904$3,502
17 years$7,263$6,078$5,061$4,194$3,461$3,080
18 years$6,788$5,617$4,620$3,780$3,078$2,716
19 years$6,363$5,206$4,229$3,415$2,743$2,400
20 years$5,982$4,837$3,881$3,093$2,450$2,126
21 years$5,637$4,506$3,570$2,807$2,193$1,886
22 years$5,324$4,206$3,290$2,552$1,966$1,675
23 years$5,039$3,934$3,038$2,325$1,764$1,491
24 years$4,777$3,686$2,810$2,120$1,586$1,328
25 years$4,538$3,459$2,602$1,936$1,427$1,184
26 years$4,316$3,251$2,414$1,770$1,285$1,057
27 years$4,112$3,059$2,241$1,620$1,159$944
28 years$3,923$2,883$2,084$1,485$1,046$844
29 years$3,747$2,720$1,939$1,361$944$754
30 years$3,583$2,568$1,806$1,250$853$675
31 years$3,429$2,428$1,684$1,148$771$605
32 years$3,286$2,297$1,571$1,055$698$542
33 years$3,152$2,176$1,467$970$631$485
34 years$3,026$2,062$1,370$892$572$435
35 years$2,907$1,956$1,281$821$518$390
36 years$2,795$1,856$1,199$757$469$350
37 years$2,690$1,763$1,122$697$425$314
38 years$2,590$1,676$1,051$642$386$282
39 years$2,496$1,593$984$592$350$253
40 years$2,406$1,516$923$546$317$227
41 years$2,321$1,443$865$504$288$204
42 years$2,241$1,374$811$465$261$183
43 years$2,164$1,309$761$429$237$165
44 years$2,091$1,248$715$397$215$148
45 years$2,022$1,190$671$366$195$133
46 years$1,955$1,135$630$338$177$119
47 years$1,892$1,083$592$313$161$107
48 years$1,832$1,034$557$289$146$96
49 years$1,774$988$523$267$133$87
50 years$1,718$944$492$247$121$78

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,760,000, adding $5,411 every year, while hoping to spend $51,523 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: 47/47/6 Blend
54$1,760,000$1,760,000$1,760,000$1,760,000
55$1,945,101$1,851,821$1,824,541$2,033,182
56$2,088,682$1,887,741$1,830,844$2,130,056
57$2,245,180$1,923,693$1,835,630$2,229,261
58$2,415,861$1,959,626$1,838,795$2,335,706
59$2,602,113$1,995,482$1,840,230$2,450,074
60$2,805,468$2,031,200$1,839,817$2,573,123
61$3,027,610$2,066,713$1,837,435$2,705,683
62$3,270,394$2,101,950$1,832,957$2,848,673
63$3,535,862$2,136,833$1,826,249$3,003,104
64$3,826,262$2,171,281$1,817,170$3,170,091
65$4,144,070$2,205,203$1,805,575$3,350,864
66$4,492,012$2,238,504$1,791,308$3,546,777
67$4,873,089$2,271,082$1,774,209$3,759,326
68$5,290,607$2,302,828$1,754,107$3,990,157
69$5,748,206$2,333,624$1,730,827$4,241,089
70$6,249,896$2,363,345$1,704,183$4,514,124
71$6,800,093$2,391,856$1,673,980$4,811,471
72$7,403,660$2,419,015$1,640,016$5,135,567
73$8,065,954$2,444,667$1,602,078$5,489,098
74$8,792,877$2,468,652$1,559,943$5,875,026
75$9,590,928$2,490,793$1,513,379$6,296,618
76$10,467,268$2,510,907$1,462,142$6,757,476
77$11,429,783$2,528,795$1,405,978$7,261,572
78$12,487,163$2,544,248$1,344,620$7,813,287
79$13,648,978$2,557,041$1,277,790$8,417,450
80$14,925,775$2,566,938$1,205,197$9,079,389
81$16,329,171$2,573,684$1,126,537$9,804,978
82$17,871,963$2,577,011$1,041,493$10,600,692
83$19,568,252$2,576,633$949,732$11,473,674
84$21,433,573$2,572,248$850,907$12,431,799
85$23,485,042$2,563,532$744,657$13,483,751
86$25,741,515$2,550,145$630,602$14,639,106
87$28,223,771$2,531,723$508,348$15,908,422
88$30,954,700$2,507,881$377,482$17,303,339
89$33,959,525$2,478,213$237,574$18,836,695
90$37,266,037$2,442,286$88,173$20,522,643
91$40,904,856$2,399,642$0$22,376,788
92$44,909,722$2,349,795$0$24,420,897
93$49,317,810$2,292,231$0$26,675,700
94$54,170,083$2,226,407$0$29,156,492
95$59,511,676$2,151,745$0$31,886,368
96$65,392,324$2,067,637$0$34,890,787
97$71,866,827$1,973,437$0$38,197,813
98$78,995,570$1,868,463$0$41,838,386
99$86,845,093$1,751,992$0$45,846,614
100$95,488,714$1,623,262$0$50,260,095