Can I retire at age 55 with 4,500,000?

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 $4,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$371,606$368,296$365,066$361,914$358,836$351,161
2 years$183,963$180,537$177,217$173,997$170,874$163,179
3 years$121,424$117,983$114,671$111,482$108,410$100,934
4 years$90,160$86,730$83,451$80,316$77,319$70,121
5 years$71,407$67,997$64,761$61,691$58,776$51,877
6 years$58,909$55,525$52,337$49,334$46,508$39,914
7 years$49,985$46,630$43,492$40,561$37,823$31,536
8 years$43,296$39,970$36,885$34,025$31,378$25,395
9 years$38,095$34,801$31,769$28,982$26,425$20,742
10 years$33,937$30,676$27,697$24,983$22,515$17,127
11 years$30,538$27,309$24,384$21,742$19,364$14,263
12 years$27,707$24,511$21,640$19,071$16,780$11,960
13 years$25,313$22,151$19,334$16,837$14,633$10,084
14 years$23,263$20,134$17,372$14,946$12,827$8,540
15 years$21,488$18,393$15,684$13,329$11,294$7,260
16 years$19,937$16,875$14,220$11,935$9,982$6,191
17 years$18,569$15,542$12,940$10,723$8,850$5,293
18 years$17,355$14,361$11,812$9,664$7,869$4,535
19 years$16,270$13,310$10,814$8,732$7,014$3,893
20 years$15,294$12,368$9,924$7,909$6,265$3,347
21 years$14,413$11,520$9,128$7,178$5,607$2,882
22 years$13,612$10,754$8,413$6,526$5,026$2,484
23 years$12,883$10,058$7,768$5,943$4,511$2,143
24 years$12,215$9,424$7,184$5,421$4,055$1,851
25 years$11,602$8,844$6,654$4,951$3,649$1,599
26 years$11,036$8,311$6,171$4,527$3,287$1,383
27 years$10,514$7,822$5,731$4,143$2,963$1,196
28 years$10,030$7,371$5,327$3,796$2,674$1,035
29 years$9,579$6,953$4,957$3,481$2,414$896
30 years$9,160$6,567$4,618$3,195$2,181$776
31 years$8,769$6,208$4,305$2,934$1,972$673
32 years$8,402$5,874$4,017$2,697$1,784$583
33 years$8,059$5,563$3,750$2,480$1,615$505
34 years$7,736$5,272$3,504$2,282$1,462$438
35 years$7,433$5,000$3,276$2,100$1,324$380
36 years$7,147$4,746$3,065$1,934$1,200$329
37 years$6,877$4,508$2,868$1,782$1,087$286
38 years$6,622$4,284$2,686$1,643$986$248
39 years$6,381$4,074$2,517$1,515$894$215
40 years$6,152$3,876$2,359$1,397$811$187
41 years$5,935$3,689$2,212$1,289$736$162
42 years$5,729$3,514$2,075$1,190$667$140
43 years$5,533$3,348$1,947$1,098$606$122
44 years$5,347$3,191$1,828$1,014$550$106
45 years$5,169$3,043$1,716$936$499$92
46 years$4,999$2,903$1,612$865$453$80
47 years$4,838$2,770$1,514$799$412$69
48 years$4,683$2,645$1,423$738$374$60
49 years$4,535$2,525$1,337$682$339$52
50 years$4,394$2,412$1,257$631$308$45

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $4,500,000, adding $5,271 every year, while hoping to spend $52,768 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: 70/24/6 Blend
54$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
55$4,964,437$4,725,937$4,656,187$5,307,636
56$5,414,665$4,901,363$4,756,025$5,710,543
57$5,909,047$5,083,617$4,857,438$6,144,233
58$6,452,033$5,272,976$4,960,425$6,617,306
59$7,048,521$5,469,733$5,064,980$7,133,616
60$7,703,909$5,674,189$5,171,096$7,697,403
61$8,424,146$5,886,662$5,278,765$8,313,332
62$9,215,781$6,107,481$5,387,976$8,986,541
63$10,086,033$6,336,990$5,498,716$9,722,683
64$11,042,853$6,575,547$5,610,967$10,527,981
65$12,095,002$6,823,527$5,724,713$11,409,286
66$13,252,132$7,081,320$5,839,931$12,374,142
67$14,524,878$7,349,333$5,956,597$13,430,853
68$15,924,956$7,627,991$6,074,684$14,588,563
69$17,465,277$7,917,737$6,194,160$15,857,340
70$19,160,063$8,219,035$6,314,993$17,248,271
71$21,024,987$8,532,365$6,437,143$18,773,565
72$23,077,318$8,858,233$6,560,569$20,446,667
73$25,336,081$9,197,163$6,685,225$22,282,383
74$27,822,242$9,549,705$6,811,061$24,297,022
75$30,558,900$9,916,430$6,938,021$26,508,543
76$33,571,510$10,297,937$7,066,046$28,936,728
77$36,888,117$10,694,849$7,195,072$31,603,367
78$40,539,626$11,107,817$7,325,028$34,532,457
79$44,560,090$11,537,522$7,455,838$37,750,435
80$48,987,031$11,984,673$7,587,421$41,286,419
81$53,861,799$12,450,012$7,719,690$45,172,488
82$59,229,952$12,934,313$7,852,549$49,443,974
83$65,141,695$13,438,382$7,985,898$54,139,804
84$71,652,351$13,963,066$8,119,628$59,302,858
85$78,822,879$14,509,244$8,253,624$64,980,377
86$86,720,453$15,077,838$8,387,761$71,224,403
87$95,419,095$15,669,808$8,521,907$78,092,271
88$105,000,374$16,286,159$8,655,922$85,647,146
89$115,554,171$16,927,940$8,789,655$93,958,620
90$127,179,535$17,596,247$8,922,946$103,103,362
91$139,985,608$18,292,225$9,055,626$113,165,847
92$154,092,665$19,017,069$9,187,514$124,239,141
93$169,633,240$19,772,028$9,318,419$136,425,787
94$186,753,383$20,558,409$9,448,138$149,838,763
95$205,614,032$21,377,576$9,576,455$164,602,547
96$226,392,540$22,230,953$9,703,142$180,854,295
97$249,284,340$23,120,032$9,827,959$198,745,125
98$274,504,797$24,046,367$9,950,650$218,441,545
99$302,291,234$25,011,587$10,070,944$240,127,020
100$332,905,176$26,017,391$10,188,558$264,003,701