Can I retire at age 55 with 2,800,000?

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 $2,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$231,221$229,162$227,152$225,191$223,276$218,055
2 years$114,466$112,334$110,268$108,265$106,322$101,092
3 years$75,553$73,412$71,351$69,366$67,455$62,379
4 years$56,100$53,965$51,925$49,975$48,109$43,227
5 years$44,431$42,309$40,296$38,385$36,572$31,896
6 years$36,655$34,549$32,565$30,697$28,938$24,474
7 years$31,102$29,014$27,062$25,238$23,535$19,282
8 years$26,940$24,870$22,951$21,171$19,524$15,482
9 years$23,704$21,654$19,767$18,033$16,442$12,608
10 years$21,117$19,087$17,234$15,545$14,010$10,378
11 years$19,001$16,992$15,172$13,529$12,049$8,616
12 years$17,240$15,251$13,465$11,866$10,441$7,201
13 years$15,750$13,783$12,030$10,476$9,105$6,051
14 years$14,475$12,528$10,809$9,300$7,981$5,107
15 years$13,370$11,445$9,759$8,294$7,027$4,327
16 years$12,405$10,500$8,848$7,426$6,211$3,676
17 years$11,554$9,670$8,051$6,672$5,507$3,132
18 years$10,799$8,936$7,350$6,013$4,896$2,674
19 years$10,123$8,282$6,728$5,433$4,364$2,287
20 years$9,516$7,696$6,175$4,921$3,898$1,959
21 years$8,968$7,168$5,680$4,466$3,489$1,680
22 years$8,470$6,691$5,235$4,061$3,127$1,442
23 years$8,016$6,258$4,833$3,698$2,807$1,239
24 years$7,601$5,864$4,470$3,373$2,523$1,066
25 years$7,219$5,503$4,140$3,080$2,270$918
26 years$6,867$5,172$3,840$2,816$2,045$790
27 years$6,542$4,867$3,566$2,578$1,844$681
28 years$6,241$4,586$3,315$2,362$1,664$587
29 years$5,961$4,327$3,085$2,166$1,502$506
30 years$5,700$4,086$2,873$1,988$1,357$436
31 years$5,456$3,863$2,679$1,826$1,227$377
32 years$5,228$3,655$2,499$1,678$1,110$325
33 years$5,014$3,461$2,334$1,543$1,005$281
34 years$4,814$3,280$2,180$1,420$910$242
35 years$4,625$3,111$2,038$1,307$824$209
36 years$4,447$2,953$1,907$1,204$746$181
37 years$4,279$2,805$1,785$1,109$677$156
38 years$4,120$2,666$1,671$1,022$613$135
39 years$3,970$2,535$1,566$942$556$116
40 years$3,828$2,412$1,468$869$504$101
41 years$3,693$2,296$1,376$802$458$87
42 years$3,565$2,186$1,291$740$415$75
43 years$3,443$2,083$1,211$683$377$65
44 years$3,327$1,986$1,137$631$342$56
45 years$3,216$1,893$1,068$583$311$48
46 years$3,111$1,806$1,003$538$282$42
47 years$3,010$1,724$942$497$256$36
48 years$2,914$1,646$885$459$233$31
49 years$2,822$1,571$832$425$211$27
50 years$2,734$1,501$782$392$192$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $2,800,000, adding $2,711 every year, while hoping to spend $27,253 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: 82/13/5 Blend
54$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000
55$3,088,396$2,939,996$2,896,596$3,341,151
56$3,374,416$3,055,059$2,964,635$3,621,732
57$3,688,696$3,174,847$3,034,040$3,925,733
58$4,034,090$3,299,562$3,104,828$4,258,597
59$4,413,743$3,429,416$3,177,015$4,623,194
60$4,831,118$3,564,630$3,250,619$5,022,686
61$5,290,031$3,705,436$3,325,653$5,460,552
62$5,794,687$3,852,075$3,402,135$5,940,626
63$6,349,717$4,004,799$3,480,079$6,467,129
64$6,960,225$4,163,871$3,559,499$7,044,710
65$7,631,835$4,329,568$3,640,409$7,678,487
66$8,370,742$4,502,176$3,722,822$8,374,101
67$9,183,771$4,681,996$3,806,750$9,137,760
68$10,078,445$4,869,343$3,892,205$9,976,305
69$11,063,050$5,064,545$3,979,198$10,897,270
70$12,146,717$5,267,944$4,067,737$11,908,954
71$13,339,509$5,479,900$4,157,833$13,020,497
72$14,652,511$5,700,787$4,249,493$14,241,971
73$16,097,939$5,930,998$4,342,723$15,584,467
74$17,689,254$6,170,941$4,437,528$17,060,204
75$19,441,286$6,421,045$4,533,914$18,682,644
76$21,370,378$6,681,758$4,631,881$20,466,616
77$23,494,540$6,953,547$4,731,433$22,428,457
78$25,833,614$7,236,902$4,832,567$24,586,166
79$28,409,467$7,532,334$4,935,282$26,959,571
80$31,246,193$7,840,379$5,039,574$29,570,518
81$34,370,341$8,161,595$5,145,437$32,443,075
82$37,811,170$8,496,567$5,252,863$35,603,759
83$41,600,918$8,845,907$5,361,842$39,081,785
84$45,775,109$9,210,254$5,472,361$42,909,342
85$50,372,892$9,590,277$5,584,407$47,121,895
86$55,437,402$9,986,677$5,697,960$51,758,521
87$61,016,177$10,400,184$5,813,002$56,862,272
88$67,161,598$10,831,564$5,929,508$62,480,587
89$73,931,388$11,281,617$6,047,454$68,665,734
90$81,389,154$11,751,181$6,166,808$75,475,305
91$89,604,991$12,241,132$6,287,539$82,972,758
92$98,656,139$12,752,386$6,409,610$91,228,012
93$108,627,714$13,285,902$6,532,981$100,318,113
94$119,613,512$13,842,682$6,657,607$110,327,951
95$131,716,893$14,423,777$6,783,440$121,351,069
96$145,051,757$15,030,283$6,910,426$133,490,538
97$159,743,620$15,663,350$7,038,509$146,859,932
98$175,930,794$16,324,180$7,167,624$161,584,399
99$193,765,701$17,014,030$7,297,705$177,801,838
100$213,416,301$17,734,217$7,428,677$195,664,205