Can I retire at age 55 with 2,900,000?

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 $2,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$239,479$237,346$235,265$233,234$231,250$222,075
2 years$118,554$116,346$114,206$112,132$110,119$100,989
3 years$78,251$76,033$73,899$71,844$69,864$61,067
4 years$58,103$55,893$53,780$51,759$49,828$41,430
5 years$46,018$43,821$41,735$39,756$37,878$29,901
6 years$37,964$35,783$33,728$31,793$29,972$22,421
7 years$32,213$30,050$28,028$26,139$24,375$17,247
8 years$27,902$25,759$23,770$21,927$20,221$13,510
9 years$24,550$22,428$20,473$18,677$17,029$10,723
10 years$21,871$19,769$17,849$16,100$14,510$8,597
11 years$19,680$17,599$15,714$14,012$12,479$6,946
12 years$17,855$15,796$13,946$12,290$10,814$5,646
13 years$16,313$14,275$12,460$10,850$9,430$4,611
14 years$14,992$12,975$11,195$9,632$8,266$3,780
15 years$13,848$11,853$10,108$8,590$7,278$3,109
16 years$12,848$10,875$9,164$7,691$6,433$2,563
17 years$11,967$10,016$8,339$6,911$5,704$2,117
18 years$11,184$9,255$7,612$6,228$5,071$1,752
19 years$10,485$8,577$6,969$5,627$4,520$1,452
20 years$9,856$7,970$6,396$5,097$4,038$1,204
21 years$9,288$7,424$5,883$4,626$3,613$1,000
22 years$8,772$6,930$5,422$4,206$3,239$831
23 years$8,302$6,482$5,006$3,830$2,907$691
24 years$7,872$6,073$4,630$3,493$2,613$575
25 years$7,477$5,699$4,288$3,190$2,351$478
26 years$7,112$5,356$3,977$2,917$2,118$398
27 years$6,776$5,041$3,693$2,670$1,910$331
28 years$6,463$4,750$3,433$2,446$1,723$276
29 years$6,173$4,481$3,195$2,243$1,556$230
30 years$5,903$4,232$2,976$2,059$1,406$192
31 years$5,651$4,001$2,774$1,891$1,271$160
32 years$5,415$3,785$2,588$1,738$1,150$133
33 years$5,193$3,585$2,417$1,598$1,040$111
34 years$4,986$3,398$2,258$1,470$942$93
35 years$4,790$3,223$2,111$1,354$853$77
36 years$4,606$3,059$1,975$1,247$773$64
37 years$4,432$2,905$1,849$1,149$701$54
38 years$4,268$2,761$1,731$1,059$635$45
39 years$4,112$2,625$1,622$976$576$37
40 years$3,965$2,498$1,520$900$522$31
41 years$3,825$2,378$1,425$831$474$26
42 years$3,692$2,264$1,337$767$430$22
43 years$3,566$2,157$1,255$708$390$18
44 years$3,446$2,056$1,178$653$354$15
45 years$3,331$1,961$1,106$603$322$13
46 years$3,222$1,871$1,039$557$292$10
47 years$3,118$1,785$976$515$265$9
48 years$3,018$1,704$917$476$241$7
49 years$2,923$1,628$862$440$219$6
50 years$2,831$1,555$810$406$199$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $2,900,000, adding $6,024 every year, while hoping to spend $59,575 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: 37/45/18 Blend
54$2,900,000$2,900,000$2,900,000$2,900,000
55$3,202,014$3,048,314$3,003,364$3,302,852
56$3,465,232$3,134,294$3,040,589$3,462,270
57$3,753,301$3,222,490$3,077,065$3,628,278
58$4,068,695$3,312,949$3,112,703$3,806,342
59$4,414,133$3,405,715$3,147,410$3,997,578
60$4,792,615$3,500,835$3,181,089$4,203,212
61$5,207,442$3,598,356$3,213,636$4,424,591
62$5,662,250$3,698,324$3,244,941$4,663,201
63$6,161,043$3,800,786$3,274,890$4,920,676
64$6,708,231$3,905,787$3,303,361$5,198,812
65$7,308,675$4,013,374$3,330,227$5,499,590
66$7,967,723$4,123,593$3,355,354$5,825,187
67$8,691,272$4,236,490$3,378,599$6,178,004
68$9,485,815$4,352,111$3,399,815$6,560,681
69$10,358,504$4,470,500$3,418,845$6,976,128
70$11,317,219$4,591,702$3,435,524$7,427,547
71$12,370,640$4,715,761$3,449,679$7,918,467
72$13,528,331$4,842,719$3,461,129$8,452,774
73$14,800,827$4,972,618$3,469,683$9,034,747
74$16,199,735$5,105,500$3,475,140$9,669,103
75$17,737,841$5,241,403$3,477,291$10,361,033
76$19,429,236$5,380,366$3,475,915$11,116,261
77$21,289,439$5,522,426$3,470,780$11,941,088
78$23,335,554$5,667,616$3,461,643$12,842,461
79$25,586,422$5,815,971$3,448,249$13,828,029
80$28,062,804$5,967,521$3,430,332$14,906,223
81$30,787,573$6,122,293$3,407,612$16,086,331
82$33,785,934$6,280,313$3,379,795$17,378,586
83$37,085,655$6,441,604$3,346,574$18,794,266
84$40,717,335$6,606,186$3,307,627$20,345,797
85$44,714,688$6,774,074$3,262,617$22,046,869
86$49,114,862$6,945,280$3,211,192$23,912,570
87$53,958,792$7,119,812$3,152,980$25,959,526
88$59,291,580$7,297,674$3,087,596$28,206,057
89$65,162,926$7,478,865$3,014,636$30,672,353
90$71,627,593$7,663,377$2,933,674$33,380,659
91$78,745,924$7,851,200$2,844,269$36,355,494
92$86,584,413$8,042,313$2,745,956$39,623,875
93$95,216,329$8,236,693$2,638,252$43,215,575
94$104,722,411$8,434,307$2,520,650$47,163,405
95$115,191,624$8,635,115$2,392,619$51,503,523
96$126,722,005$8,839,071$2,253,607$56,275,777
97$139,421,580$9,046,116$2,103,033$61,524,081
98$153,409,391$9,256,186$1,940,295$67,296,829
99$168,816,613$9,469,203$1,764,759$73,647,353
100$185,787,795$9,685,082$1,575,766$80,634,429