Can I retire at age 55 with 3,100,000?

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 $3,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$255,995$253,715$251,490$249,319$247,198$244,617
2 years$126,730$124,370$122,083$119,865$117,714$115,114
3 years$83,648$81,277$78,996$76,799$74,682$72,145
4 years$62,110$59,747$57,489$55,329$53,264$50,809
5 years$49,192$46,843$44,613$42,498$40,490$38,125
6 years$40,582$38,251$36,054$33,986$32,039$29,765
7 years$34,434$32,123$29,961$27,942$26,056$23,875
8 years$29,826$27,535$25,410$23,440$21,616$19,528
9 years$26,243$23,974$21,885$19,965$18,204$16,208
10 years$23,379$21,132$19,080$17,210$15,511$13,606
11 years$21,037$18,813$16,798$14,978$13,340$11,524
12 years$19,087$16,885$14,908$13,138$11,560$9,832
13 years$17,438$15,259$13,319$11,599$10,080$8,438
14 years$16,026$13,870$11,967$10,296$8,836$7,278
15 years$14,803$12,671$10,805$9,182$7,780$6,302
16 years$13,734$11,625$9,796$8,222$6,876$5,477
17 years$12,792$10,706$8,914$7,387$6,097$4,773
18 years$11,956$9,893$8,137$6,657$5,421$4,170
19 years$11,208$9,169$7,449$6,015$4,832$3,652
20 years$10,536$8,520$6,837$5,448$4,316$3,203
21 years$9,929$7,936$6,288$4,945$3,862$2,815
22 years$9,377$7,408$5,796$4,496$3,462$2,477
23 years$8,875$6,929$5,351$4,094$3,108$2,182
24 years$8,415$6,492$4,949$3,734$2,793$1,924
25 years$7,992$6,092$4,584$3,410$2,514$1,698
26 years$7,603$5,726$4,251$3,118$2,264$1,501
27 years$7,243$5,389$3,948$2,854$2,041$1,327
28 years$6,909$5,078$3,670$2,615$1,842$1,173
29 years$6,599$4,790$3,415$2,398$1,663$1,039
30 years$6,310$4,524$3,181$2,201$1,503$920
31 years$6,041$4,276$2,966$2,021$1,359$815
32 years$5,788$4,046$2,767$1,858$1,229$722
33 years$5,552$3,832$2,584$1,708$1,112$640
34 years$5,329$3,632$2,414$1,572$1,007$568
35 years$5,120$3,445$2,257$1,447$912$504
36 years$4,924$3,270$2,111$1,333$826$447
37 years$4,738$3,105$1,976$1,228$749$397
38 years$4,562$2,951$1,850$1,132$679$352
39 years$4,396$2,806$1,734$1,043$616$313
40 years$4,238$2,670$1,625$962$559$277
41 years$4,089$2,542$1,524$888$507$246
42 years$3,947$2,420$1,429$819$460$219
43 years$3,812$2,306$1,341$756$417$194
44 years$3,683$2,198$1,259$698$379$173
45 years$3,561$2,096$1,182$645$344$153
46 years$3,444$2,000$1,110$596$312$136
47 years$3,333$1,908$1,043$550$283$121
48 years$3,226$1,822$980$509$257$108
49 years$3,124$1,740$921$470$234$96
50 years$3,027$1,662$866$435$212$85

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $3,100,000, adding $2,042 every year, while hoping to spend $39,005 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: 32/47/21 Blend
54$3,100,000$3,100,000$3,100,000$3,100,000
55$3,418,306$3,254,006$3,205,956$3,505,427
56$3,725,473$3,371,952$3,271,855$3,688,933
57$4,062,662$3,494,369$3,338,654$3,882,775
58$4,432,897$3,621,436$3,406,342$4,090,758
59$4,839,505$3,753,339$3,474,907$4,314,144
60$5,286,152$3,890,270$3,544,333$4,554,319
61$5,776,877$4,032,431$3,614,606$4,812,802
62$6,316,130$4,180,031$3,685,707$5,091,263
63$6,908,811$4,333,289$3,757,614$5,391,532
64$7,560,322$4,492,432$3,830,306$5,715,622
65$8,276,612$4,657,698$3,903,758$6,065,742
66$9,064,235$4,829,334$3,977,943$6,444,320
67$9,930,413$5,007,597$4,052,830$6,854,023
68$10,883,102$5,192,757$4,128,387$7,297,782
69$11,931,069$5,385,092$4,204,578$7,778,819
70$13,083,972$5,584,895$4,281,365$8,300,676
71$14,352,453$5,792,471$4,358,707$8,867,247
72$15,748,237$6,008,136$4,436,558$9,482,812
73$17,284,244$6,232,222$4,514,869$10,152,082
74$18,974,709$6,465,073$4,593,590$10,880,234
75$20,835,317$6,707,049$4,672,662$11,672,965
76$22,883,350$6,958,526$4,752,028$12,536,542
77$25,137,852$7,219,893$4,831,621$13,477,858
78$27,619,806$7,491,561$4,911,373$14,504,501
79$30,352,332$7,773,954$4,991,210$15,624,817
80$33,360,908$8,067,516$5,071,054$16,847,992
81$36,673,607$8,372,711$5,150,821$18,184,137
82$40,321,363$8,690,021$5,230,421$19,644,380
83$44,338,263$9,019,953$5,309,760$21,240,968
84$48,761,865$9,363,030$5,388,737$22,987,385
85$53,633,560$9,719,803$5,467,244$24,898,473
86$58,998,954$10,090,844$5,545,168$26,990,574
87$64,908,303$10,476,752$5,622,387$29,281,678
88$71,416,987$10,878,150$5,698,774$31,791,595
89$78,586,030$11,295,689$5,774,193$34,542,135
90$86,482,678$11,730,050$5,848,501$37,557,317
91$95,181,031$12,181,943$5,921,546$40,863,590
92$104,762,745$12,652,107$5,993,167$44,490,077
93$115,317,801$13,141,317$6,063,194$48,468,856
94$126,945,355$13,650,379$6,131,449$52,835,252
95$139,754,671$14,180,137$6,197,742$57,628,170
96$153,866,155$14,731,472$6,261,875$62,890,462
97$169,412,491$15,305,302$6,323,635$68,669,325
98$186,539,891$15,902,587$6,382,803$75,016,745
99$205,409,476$16,524,330$6,439,143$81,989,983
100$226,198,798$17,171,578$6,492,410$89,652,113