Can I retire at age 55 with 2,750,000?

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 $2,750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$227,092$225,070$223,096$221,170$219,289$210,505
2 years$112,422$110,328$108,299$106,332$104,423$95,684
3 years$74,204$72,101$70,077$68,128$66,250$57,831
4 years$55,098$53,002$50,998$49,082$47,250$39,215
5 years$43,638$41,554$39,576$37,700$35,919$28,288
6 years$36,000$33,932$31,984$30,149$28,421$21,199
7 years$30,547$28,496$26,579$24,787$23,114$16,298
8 years$26,458$24,426$22,541$20,793$19,175$12,759
9 years$23,280$21,268$19,414$17,711$16,149$10,121
10 years$20,740$18,746$16,926$15,267$13,759$8,109
11 years$18,662$16,689$14,901$13,287$11,834$6,548
12 years$16,932$14,979$13,224$11,655$10,255$5,318
13 years$15,469$13,537$11,815$10,289$8,942$4,341
14 years$14,216$12,304$10,616$9,134$7,839$3,556
15 years$13,132$11,240$9,585$8,146$6,902$2,922
16 years$12,184$10,313$8,690$7,293$6,100$2,407
17 years$11,348$9,498$7,908$6,553$5,409$1,987
18 years$10,606$8,776$7,219$5,906$4,809$1,643
19 years$9,943$8,134$6,608$5,336$4,286$1,360
20 years$9,346$7,558$6,065$4,833$3,829$1,128
21 years$8,808$7,040$5,578$4,386$3,426$935
22 years$8,319$6,572$5,141$3,988$3,071$777
23 years$7,873$6,146$4,747$3,632$2,757$645
24 years$7,465$5,759$4,390$3,313$2,478$536
25 years$7,090$5,404$4,066$3,025$2,230$446
26 years$6,744$5,079$3,771$2,766$2,008$371
27 years$6,425$4,780$3,502$2,532$1,811$309
28 years$6,129$4,504$3,256$2,320$1,634$257
29 years$5,854$4,249$3,030$2,127$1,475$214
30 years$5,598$4,013$2,822$1,952$1,333$178
31 years$5,359$3,794$2,631$1,793$1,205$148
32 years$5,135$3,590$2,455$1,648$1,090$124
33 years$4,925$3,399$2,292$1,515$987$103
34 years$4,728$3,222$2,141$1,394$893$86
35 years$4,542$3,056$2,002$1,284$809$71
36 years$4,368$2,900$1,873$1,182$733$59
37 years$4,203$2,755$1,753$1,089$664$50
38 years$4,047$2,618$1,642$1,004$602$41
39 years$3,899$2,489$1,538$926$546$34
40 years$3,760$2,369$1,442$854$495$29
41 years$3,627$2,255$1,352$788$449$24
42 years$3,501$2,147$1,268$727$408$20
43 years$3,381$2,046$1,190$671$370$17
44 years$3,267$1,950$1,117$620$336$14
45 years$3,159$1,860$1,049$572$305$12
46 years$3,055$1,774$985$529$277$10
47 years$2,956$1,693$925$488$251$8
48 years$2,862$1,616$870$451$228$7
49 years$2,771$1,543$817$417$207$6
50 years$2,685$1,474$768$385$188$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $2,750,000, adding $3,196 every year, while hoping to spend $36,286 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: 88/7/5 Blend
54$2,750,000$2,750,000$2,750,000$2,750,000
55$3,033,797$2,888,047$2,845,422$3,300,848
56$3,304,636$2,990,953$2,902,135$3,577,960
57$3,601,885$3,097,685$2,959,533$3,877,138
58$3,928,198$3,208,393$3,017,598$4,204,833
59$4,286,502$3,323,232$3,076,315$4,563,891
60$4,680,018$3,442,363$3,135,664$4,957,448
61$5,112,295$3,565,955$3,195,625$5,388,958
62$5,587,245$3,694,182$3,256,174$5,862,225
63$6,109,175$3,827,228$3,317,287$6,381,438
64$6,682,831$3,965,282$3,378,936$6,951,213
65$7,313,441$4,108,542$3,441,091$7,576,632
66$8,006,765$4,257,214$3,503,721$8,263,297
67$8,769,150$4,411,513$3,566,791$9,017,374
68$9,607,588$4,571,661$3,630,263$9,845,659
69$10,529,782$4,737,893$3,694,097$10,755,638
70$11,544,219$4,910,449$3,758,249$11,755,558
71$12,660,252$5,089,584$3,822,673$12,854,503
72$13,888,184$5,275,559$3,887,319$14,062,483
73$15,239,367$5,468,650$3,952,132$15,390,523
74$16,726,311$5,669,142$4,017,057$16,850,774
75$18,362,797$5,877,333$4,082,031$18,456,620
76$20,164,013$6,093,532$4,146,989$20,222,807
77$22,146,691$6,318,064$4,211,862$22,165,583
78$24,329,269$6,551,266$4,276,576$24,302,850
79$26,732,065$6,793,488$4,341,051$26,654,332
80$29,377,464$7,045,097$4,405,205$29,241,760
81$32,290,134$7,306,475$4,468,947$32,089,080
82$35,497,255$7,578,020$4,532,185$35,222,676
83$39,028,779$7,860,147$4,594,816$38,671,618
84$42,917,708$8,153,288$4,656,737$42,467,938
85$47,200,410$8,457,895$4,717,833$46,646,930
86$51,916,958$8,774,438$4,777,987$51,247,486
87$57,111,511$9,103,408$4,837,072$56,312,457
88$62,832,727$9,445,317$4,894,956$61,889,063
89$69,134,226$9,800,699$4,951,498$68,029,333
90$76,075,094$10,170,109$5,006,550$74,790,601
91$83,720,439$10,554,130$5,059,955$82,236,040
92$92,142,008$10,953,368$5,111,548$90,435,265
93$101,418,864$11,368,453$5,161,156$99,464,984
94$111,638,127$11,800,046$5,208,593$109,409,723
95$122,895,803$12,248,836$5,253,668$120,362,626
96$135,297,685$12,715,539$5,296,177$132,426,329
97$148,960,355$13,200,906$5,335,904$145,713,932
98$164,012,279$13,705,719$5,372,625$160,350,063
99$180,595,026$14,230,793$5,406,103$176,472,058
100$198,864,598$14,776,982$5,436,087$194,231,252