Can I retire at age 55 with 2,220,000?

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 $2,220,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$183,326$181,693$180,099$178,544$177,026$172,746
2 years$90,755$89,065$87,427$85,839$84,298$80,012
3 years$59,902$58,205$56,571$54,998$53,482$49,324
4 years$44,479$42,787$41,169$39,623$38,144$34,145
5 years$35,228$33,545$31,949$30,434$28,996$25,169
6 years$29,062$27,392$25,820$24,338$22,944$19,291
7 years$24,659$23,004$21,456$20,010$18,660$15,182
8 years$21,359$19,719$18,197$16,786$15,480$12,176
9 years$18,794$17,169$15,673$14,298$13,036$9,903
10 years$16,742$15,133$13,664$12,325$11,108$8,142
11 years$15,065$13,472$12,029$10,726$9,553$6,750
12 years$13,669$12,092$10,676$9,408$8,278$5,634
13 years$12,488$10,928$9,538$8,306$7,219$4,728
14 years$11,477$9,933$8,570$7,373$6,328$3,985
15 years$10,601$9,074$7,738$6,576$5,572$3,372
16 years$9,835$8,325$7,015$5,888$4,924$2,861
17 years$9,161$7,667$6,384$5,290$4,366$2,434
18 years$8,562$7,085$5,827$4,768$3,882$2,075
19 years$8,026$6,566$5,335$4,308$3,460$1,772
20 years$7,545$6,102$4,896$3,902$3,091$1,515
21 years$7,110$5,683$4,503$3,541$2,766$1,297
22 years$6,715$5,305$4,150$3,220$2,479$1,112
23 years$6,356$4,962$3,832$2,932$2,226$954
24 years$6,026$4,649$3,544$2,674$2,000$820
25 years$5,724$4,363$3,283$2,442$1,800$704
26 years$5,445$4,100$3,044$2,233$1,621$605
27 years$5,187$3,859$2,827$2,044$1,462$521
28 years$4,948$3,636$2,628$1,873$1,319$448
29 years$4,726$3,430$2,446$1,717$1,191$386
30 years$4,519$3,240$2,278$1,576$1,076$332
31 years$4,326$3,062$2,124$1,448$973$286
32 years$4,145$2,898$1,982$1,330$880$247
33 years$3,976$2,744$1,850$1,223$797$213
34 years$3,817$2,601$1,729$1,126$721$183
35 years$3,667$2,467$1,616$1,036$653$158
36 years$3,526$2,341$1,512$954$592$136
37 years$3,393$2,224$1,415$879$536$117
38 years$3,267$2,113$1,325$810$486$101
39 years$3,148$2,010$1,242$747$441$87
40 years$3,035$1,912$1,164$689$400$75
41 years$2,928$1,820$1,091$636$363$65
42 years$2,826$1,733$1,024$587$329$56
43 years$2,730$1,652$960$542$299$48
44 years$2,638$1,574$902$500$271$42
45 years$2,550$1,501$847$462$246$36
46 years$2,466$1,432$795$427$224$31
47 years$2,387$1,367$747$394$203$27
48 years$2,310$1,305$702$364$184$23
49 years$2,237$1,246$660$337$167$20
50 years$2,167$1,190$620$311$152$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $2,220,000, adding $5,567 every year, while hoping to spend $38,728 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: 66/27/7 Blend
54$2,220,000$2,220,000$2,220,000$2,220,000
55$2,452,182$2,334,522$2,300,112$2,610,654
56$2,661,099$2,407,708$2,335,960$2,789,816
57$2,890,026$2,483,181$2,371,710$2,980,390
58$3,140,966$2,561,014$2,407,319$3,187,635
59$3,416,120$2,641,279$2,442,740$3,413,171
60$3,717,916$2,724,053$2,477,923$3,658,780
61$4,049,025$2,809,413$2,512,815$3,926,425
62$4,412,391$2,897,441$2,547,361$4,218,266
63$4,811,258$2,988,218$2,581,500$4,536,680
64$5,249,196$3,081,830$2,615,170$4,884,284
65$5,730,140$3,178,366$2,648,305$5,263,962
66$6,258,425$3,277,917$2,680,833$5,678,885
67$6,838,825$3,380,575$2,712,682$6,132,548
68$7,476,600$3,486,438$2,743,771$6,628,799
69$8,177,545$3,595,605$2,774,019$7,171,873
70$8,948,043$3,708,179$2,803,337$7,766,439
71$9,795,129$3,824,264$2,831,634$8,417,633
72$10,726,550$3,943,972$2,858,813$9,131,117
73$11,750,844$4,067,413$2,884,769$9,913,123
74$12,877,418$4,194,703$2,909,396$10,770,519
75$14,116,633$4,325,962$2,932,580$11,710,867
76$15,479,909$4,461,313$2,954,200$12,742,498
77$16,979,825$4,600,883$2,974,131$13,874,589
78$18,630,243$4,744,802$2,992,240$15,117,250
79$20,446,435$4,893,205$3,008,388$16,481,616
80$22,445,230$5,046,231$3,022,428$17,979,957
81$24,645,170$5,204,023$3,034,206$19,625,787
82$27,066,686$5,366,728$3,043,560$21,433,997
83$29,732,289$5,534,499$3,050,320$23,420,991
84$32,666,784$5,707,492$3,054,308$25,604,842
85$35,897,505$5,885,867$3,055,336$28,005,463
86$39,454,569$6,069,793$3,053,208$30,644,790
87$43,371,162$6,259,440$3,047,717$33,546,996
88$47,683,853$6,454,985$3,038,648$36,738,712
89$52,432,936$6,656,610$3,025,773$40,249,280
90$57,662,814$6,864,502$3,008,855$44,111,031
91$63,422,414$7,078,855$2,987,644$48,359,589
92$69,765,649$7,299,868$2,961,879$53,034,203
93$76,751,930$7,527,746$2,931,287$58,178,122
94$84,446,723$7,762,702$2,895,581$63,839,001
95$92,922,166$8,004,952$2,854,461$70,069,348
96$102,257,754$8,254,721$2,807,612$76,927,022
97$112,541,084$8,512,242$2,754,706$84,475,775
98$123,868,684$8,777,751$2,695,399$92,785,859
99$136,346,925$9,051,496$2,629,329$101,934,681
100$150,093,020$9,333,728$2,556,121$112,007,540