Can I retire at age 55 with 2,300,000?

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 $2,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$189,932$188,240$186,589$184,978$183,405$180,071
2 years$94,026$92,275$90,577$88,932$87,336$83,988
3 years$62,061$60,302$58,610$56,980$55,409$52,153
4 years$46,082$44,329$42,653$41,051$39,518$36,378
5 years$36,497$34,754$33,100$31,531$30,041$27,027
6 years$30,109$28,379$26,750$25,215$23,771$20,885
7 years$25,548$23,833$22,229$20,731$19,332$16,575
8 years$22,129$20,429$18,852$17,391$16,038$13,410
9 years$19,471$17,787$16,237$14,813$13,506$11,006
10 years$17,346$15,679$14,156$12,769$11,508$9,132
11 years$15,608$13,958$12,463$11,113$9,897$7,644
12 years$14,161$12,528$11,060$9,747$8,577$6,443
13 years$12,938$11,321$9,882$8,606$7,479$5,461
14 years$11,890$10,291$8,879$7,639$6,556$4,650
15 years$10,983$9,401$8,016$6,813$5,772$3,975
16 years$10,190$8,625$7,268$6,100$5,102$3,409
17 years$9,491$7,943$6,614$5,481$4,524$2,931
18 years$8,870$7,340$6,037$4,939$4,022$2,526
19 years$8,316$6,803$5,527$4,463$3,585$2,182
20 years$7,817$6,321$5,072$4,042$3,202$1,887
21 years$7,366$5,888$4,666$3,669$2,866$1,635
22 years$6,957$5,496$4,300$3,336$2,569$1,418
23 years$6,585$5,141$3,970$3,038$2,306$1,231
24 years$6,243$4,816$3,672$2,771$2,072$1,069
25 years$5,930$4,520$3,401$2,530$1,865$930
26 years$5,641$4,248$3,154$2,314$1,680$809
27 years$5,374$3,998$2,929$2,118$1,514$705
28 years$5,126$3,767$2,723$1,940$1,367$614
29 years$4,896$3,554$2,534$1,779$1,234$535
30 years$4,682$3,356$2,360$1,633$1,115$466
31 years$4,482$3,173$2,200$1,500$1,008$407
32 years$4,294$3,002$2,053$1,378$912$355
33 years$4,119$2,843$1,917$1,267$825$310
34 years$3,954$2,695$1,791$1,166$747$270
35 years$3,799$2,556$1,674$1,073$677$236
36 years$3,653$2,426$1,566$989$613$206
37 years$3,515$2,304$1,466$911$556$180
38 years$3,385$2,190$1,373$840$504$157
39 years$3,261$2,082$1,286$774$457$137
40 years$3,144$1,981$1,206$714$414$120
41 years$3,034$1,886$1,131$659$376$105
42 years$2,928$1,796$1,060$608$341$92
43 years$2,828$1,711$995$561$310$80
44 years$2,733$1,631$934$518$281$70
45 years$2,642$1,555$877$479$255$61
46 years$2,555$1,484$824$442$232$53
47 years$2,473$1,416$774$408$210$47
48 years$2,393$1,352$727$377$191$41
49 years$2,318$1,291$684$349$173$36
50 years$2,246$1,233$643$322$158$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $2,300,000, adding $3,734 every year, while hoping to spend $55,181 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: 72/10/18 Blend
54$2,300,000$2,300,000$2,300,000$2,300,000
55$2,538,452$2,416,552$2,380,902$2,710,199
56$2,738,662$2,476,250$2,401,950$2,884,511
57$2,957,443$2,537,025$2,421,853$3,068,335
58$3,196,633$2,598,870$2,440,516$3,268,238
59$3,458,253$2,661,778$2,457,836$3,485,805
60$3,744,528$2,725,738$2,473,707$3,722,780
61$4,057,909$2,790,739$2,488,016$3,981,086
62$4,401,096$2,856,765$2,500,644$4,262,841
63$4,777,060$2,923,798$2,511,468$4,570,380
64$5,189,074$2,991,819$2,520,356$4,906,271
65$5,640,744$3,060,802$2,527,172$5,273,348
66$6,136,038$3,130,720$2,531,772$5,674,731
67$6,679,332$3,201,543$2,534,003$6,113,859
68$7,275,439$3,273,234$2,533,708$6,594,520
69$7,929,667$3,345,755$2,530,720$7,120,888
70$8,647,857$3,419,062$2,524,864$7,697,563
71$9,436,449$3,493,106$2,515,956$8,329,614
72$10,302,531$3,567,832$2,503,806$9,022,625
73$11,253,916$3,643,183$2,488,210$9,782,752
74$12,299,209$3,719,093$2,468,959$10,616,775
75$13,447,890$3,795,490$2,445,831$11,532,168
76$14,710,403$3,872,297$2,418,594$12,537,168
77$16,098,253$3,949,428$2,387,005$13,640,848
78$17,624,116$4,026,791$2,350,811$14,853,211
79$19,301,958$4,104,287$2,309,746$16,185,276
80$21,147,166$4,181,805$2,263,531$17,649,191
81$23,176,692$4,259,228$2,211,874$19,258,338
82$25,409,214$4,336,430$2,154,471$21,027,469
83$27,865,311$4,413,272$2,091,003$22,972,838
84$30,567,657$4,489,607$2,021,136$25,112,358
85$33,541,235$4,565,274$1,944,521$27,465,770
86$36,813,571$4,640,103$1,860,793$30,054,830
87$40,414,997$4,713,910$1,769,571$32,903,513
88$44,378,931$4,786,496$1,670,456$36,038,241
89$48,742,197$4,857,649$1,563,031$39,488,131
90$53,545,369$4,927,142$1,446,860$43,285,273
91$58,833,156$4,994,731$1,321,490$47,465,030
92$64,654,821$5,060,156$1,186,443$52,066,375
93$71,064,648$5,123,139$1,041,224$57,132,256
94$78,122,450$5,183,381$885,313$62,710,006
95$85,894,139$5,240,566$718,170$68,851,786
96$94,452,341$5,294,353$539,228$75,615,083
97$103,877,084$5,344,381$347,897$83,063,245
98$114,256,556$5,390,265$143,561$91,266,090
99$125,687,930$5,431,593$0$100,300,557
100$138,278,286$5,467,928$0$110,265,746