Can I retire at age 55 with 1,770,000?

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 $1,770,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$146,165$144,863$143,593$142,353$141,142$135,596
2 years$72,359$71,011$69,705$68,439$67,211$61,691
3 years$47,760$46,407$45,104$43,849$42,641$37,321
4 years$35,463$34,114$32,824$31,591$30,412$25,333
5 years$28,087$26,746$25,473$24,265$23,119$18,293
6 years$23,171$21,840$20,586$19,405$18,293$13,724
7 years$19,661$18,341$17,107$15,954$14,877$10,563
8 years$17,030$15,722$14,508$13,383$12,342$8,279
9 years$14,984$13,689$12,496$11,400$10,394$6,576
10 years$13,349$12,066$10,894$9,827$8,856$5,275
11 years$12,012$10,741$9,591$8,552$7,616$4,265
12 years$10,898$9,641$8,512$7,501$6,600$3,469
13 years$9,957$8,713$7,605$6,623$5,756$2,835
14 years$9,150$7,920$6,833$5,879$5,045$2,326
15 years$8,452$7,235$6,169$5,243$4,442$1,914
16 years$7,842$6,638$5,593$4,694$3,926$1,579
17 years$7,304$6,113$5,090$4,218$3,481$1,305
18 years$6,826$5,649$4,646$3,801$3,095$1,081
19 years$6,399$5,235$4,253$3,435$2,759$896
20 years$6,016$4,865$3,904$3,111$2,464$744
21 years$5,669$4,531$3,590$2,823$2,205$618
22 years$5,354$4,230$3,309$2,567$1,977$514
23 years$5,067$3,956$3,055$2,338$1,774$428
24 years$4,805$3,707$2,826$2,132$1,595$356
25 years$4,563$3,478$2,617$1,947$1,435$297
26 years$4,341$3,269$2,427$1,780$1,293$247
27 years$4,135$3,077$2,254$1,630$1,166$206
28 years$3,945$2,899$2,095$1,493$1,052$172
29 years$3,768$2,735$1,950$1,369$950$143
30 years$3,603$2,583$1,816$1,257$858$119
31 years$3,449$2,442$1,693$1,154$776$100
32 years$3,305$2,310$1,580$1,061$702$83
33 years$3,170$2,188$1,475$975$635$69
34 years$3,043$2,074$1,378$897$575$58
35 years$2,924$1,967$1,289$826$521$48
36 years$2,811$1,867$1,205$761$472$40
37 years$2,705$1,773$1,128$701$428$34
38 years$2,605$1,685$1,057$646$388$28
39 years$2,510$1,602$990$596$352$23
40 years$2,420$1,524$928$550$319$20
41 years$2,335$1,451$870$507$289$16
42 years$2,253$1,382$816$468$263$14
43 years$2,176$1,317$766$432$238$11
44 years$2,103$1,255$719$399$216$9
45 years$2,033$1,197$675$368$196$8
46 years$1,966$1,142$634$340$178$7
47 years$1,903$1,090$596$314$162$6
48 years$1,842$1,040$560$290$147$5
49 years$1,784$993$526$268$134$4
50 years$1,728$949$495$248$121$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,770,000, adding $3,637 every year, while hoping to spend $22,322 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: 44/27/29 Blend
54$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000$1,770,000
55$1,954,292$1,860,482$1,833,047$2,023,678
56$2,129,879$1,927,895$1,870,703$2,141,062
57$2,322,628$1,997,863$1,908,873$2,265,830
58$2,534,266$2,070,488$1,947,550$2,400,663
59$2,766,695$2,145,876$1,986,727$2,546,511
60$3,022,010$2,224,136$2,026,395$2,704,419
61$3,302,521$2,305,384$2,066,545$2,875,536
62$3,610,770$2,389,740$2,107,166$3,061,126
63$3,949,559$2,477,329$2,148,247$3,262,579
64$4,321,976$2,568,279$2,189,774$3,481,426
65$4,731,420$2,662,727$2,231,734$3,719,349
66$5,181,638$2,760,814$2,274,111$3,978,200
67$5,676,758$2,862,688$2,316,887$4,260,017
68$6,221,329$2,968,500$2,360,044$4,567,044
69$6,820,360$3,078,412$2,403,561$4,901,749
70$7,479,372$3,192,590$2,447,416$5,266,850
71$8,204,449$3,311,208$2,491,586$5,665,338
72$9,002,293$3,434,447$2,536,043$6,100,506
73$9,880,288$3,562,496$2,580,762$6,575,982
74$10,846,570$3,695,552$2,625,711$7,095,756
75$11,910,107$3,833,820$2,670,858$7,664,225
76$13,080,775$3,977,514$2,716,169$8,286,229
77$14,369,460$4,126,858$2,761,606$8,967,098
78$15,788,156$4,282,086$2,807,131$9,712,703
79$17,350,079$4,443,439$2,852,701$10,529,506
80$19,069,791$4,611,172$2,898,271$11,424,629
81$20,963,339$4,785,548$2,943,793$12,405,911
82$23,048,405$4,966,845$2,989,215$13,481,990
83$25,344,471$5,155,350$3,034,482$14,662,378
84$27,873,008$5,351,363$3,079,538$15,957,553
85$30,657,673$5,555,197$3,124,321$17,379,057
86$33,724,534$5,767,181$3,168,765$18,939,602
87$37,102,319$5,987,655$3,212,800$20,653,193
88$40,822,680$6,216,975$3,256,354$22,535,259
89$44,920,501$6,455,514$3,299,349$24,602,795
90$49,434,217$6,703,659$3,341,702$26,874,523
91$54,406,184$6,961,816$3,383,327$29,371,069
92$59,883,077$7,230,407$3,424,130$32,115,158
93$65,916,329$7,509,874$3,464,016$35,131,824
94$72,562,615$7,800,679$3,502,881$38,448,647
95$79,884,390$8,103,301$3,540,617$42,096,017
96$87,950,480$8,418,244$3,577,109$46,107,411
97$96,836,724$8,746,033$3,612,237$50,519,716
98$106,626,696$9,087,215$3,645,873$55,373,573
99$117,412,493$9,442,363$3,677,885$60,713,760
100$129,295,603$9,812,074$3,708,129$66,589,613