Can I retire at age 55 with 5,100,000?

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 $5,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$421,153$417,402$413,742$410,169$406,681$404,288
2 years$208,492$204,609$200,846$197,197$193,658$191,243
3 years$137,614$133,714$129,960$126,346$122,864$120,503
4 years$102,182$98,294$94,578$91,025$87,628$85,338
5 years$80,928$77,064$73,396$69,916$66,613$64,402
6 years$66,764$62,928$59,315$55,912$52,709$50,579
7 years$56,650$52,847$49,291$45,969$42,866$40,819
8 years$49,068$45,300$41,803$38,562$35,562$33,597
9 years$43,175$39,442$36,005$32,846$29,948$28,065
10 years$38,462$34,766$31,390$28,314$25,517$23,715
11 years$34,610$30,950$27,635$24,641$21,946$20,224
12 years$31,401$27,779$24,525$21,614$19,018$17,374
13 years$28,688$25,104$21,912$19,082$16,584$15,017
14 years$26,365$22,819$19,688$16,939$14,537$13,045
15 years$24,353$20,846$17,775$15,106$12,800$11,380
16 years$22,595$19,125$16,116$13,526$11,312$9,964
17 years$21,045$17,614$14,665$12,153$10,030$8,751
18 years$19,669$16,276$13,387$10,952$8,919$7,706
19 years$18,439$15,084$12,255$9,896$7,949$6,801
20 years$17,333$14,017$11,247$8,963$7,101$6,014
21 years$16,334$13,056$10,345$8,135$6,354$5,327
22 years$15,427$12,188$9,535$7,396$5,696$4,726
23 years$14,601$11,399$8,804$6,736$5,113$4,199
24 years$13,844$10,680$8,142$6,144$4,595$3,734
25 years$13,149$10,023$7,541$5,611$4,135$3,324
26 years$12,508$9,420$6,994$5,130$3,725$2,962
27 years$11,916$8,865$6,495$4,696$3,358$2,642
28 years$11,367$8,353$6,038$4,302$3,030$2,358
29 years$10,857$7,881$5,618$3,945$2,736$2,105
30 years$10,381$7,442$5,233$3,621$2,472$1,881
31 years$9,938$7,035$4,879$3,325$2,235$1,682
32 years$9,523$6,657$4,552$3,056$2,022$1,504
33 years$9,133$6,304$4,250$2,810$1,830$1,345
34 years$8,768$5,975$3,971$2,586$1,657$1,204
35 years$8,424$5,667$3,713$2,380$1,501$1,078
36 years$8,100$5,379$3,473$2,192$1,360$965
37 years$7,794$5,109$3,251$2,020$1,232$865
38 years$7,505$4,855$3,044$1,862$1,117$775
39 years$7,232$4,617$2,852$1,717$1,013$694
40 years$6,973$4,393$2,673$1,583$919$622
41 years$6,727$4,181$2,507$1,461$834$558
42 years$6,493$3,982$2,351$1,348$756$500
43 years$6,271$3,794$2,207$1,245$686$448
44 years$6,060$3,617$2,071$1,149$623$402
45 years$5,858$3,449$1,945$1,061$566$361
46 years$5,666$3,290$1,827$980$514$324
47 years$5,483$3,140$1,716$906$466$290
48 years$5,307$2,997$1,613$837$424$260
49 years$5,140$2,862$1,516$773$385$234
50 years$4,979$2,734$1,425$715$349$210

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $5,100,000, adding $4,284 every year, while hoping to spend $31,848 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: 61/32/7 Blend
54$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000$5,100,000
55$5,624,619$5,354,319$5,275,269$5,959,604
56$6,164,444$5,582,795$5,418,104$6,412,587
57$6,758,264$5,821,398$5,564,657$6,902,547
58$7,411,552$6,070,592$5,715,019$7,436,316
59$8,130,341$6,330,861$5,869,282$8,018,118
60$8,921,274$6,602,711$6,027,541$8,652,598
61$9,791,673$6,886,674$6,189,894$9,344,861
62$10,749,608$7,183,305$6,356,439$10,100,525
63$11,803,965$7,493,184$6,527,277$10,925,768
64$12,964,541$7,816,922$6,702,513$11,827,387
65$14,242,128$8,155,155$6,882,250$12,812,857
66$15,648,618$8,508,550$7,066,598$13,890,405
67$17,197,113$8,877,806$7,255,666$15,069,081
68$18,902,055$9,263,654$7,449,566$16,358,846
69$20,779,351$9,666,859$7,648,414$17,770,661
70$22,846,534$10,088,225$7,852,325$19,316,587
71$25,122,922$10,528,590$8,061,419$21,009,901
72$27,629,802$10,988,832$8,275,819$22,865,217
73$30,390,631$11,469,874$8,495,647$24,898,622
74$33,431,255$11,972,678$8,721,032$27,127,822
75$36,780,158$12,498,254$8,952,101$29,572,313
76$40,468,725$13,047,659$9,188,987$32,253,558
77$44,531,541$13,622,000$9,431,824$35,195,186
78$49,006,716$14,222,436$9,680,749$38,423,216
79$53,936,248$14,850,183$9,935,900$41,966,296
80$59,366,414$15,506,510$10,197,422$45,855,972
81$65,348,209$16,192,750$10,465,457$50,126,983
82$71,937,830$16,910,299$10,740,153$54,817,584
83$79,197,202$17,660,616$11,021,661$59,969,903
84$87,194,563$18,445,233$11,310,134$65,630,337
85$96,005,112$19,265,753$11,605,726$71,849,985
86$105,711,713$20,123,854$11,908,598$78,685,125
87$116,405,680$21,021,296$12,218,908$86,197,744
88$128,187,641$21,959,921$12,536,823$94,456,114
89$141,168,482$22,941,658$12,862,508$103,535,438
90$155,470,398$23,968,530$13,196,133$113,518,547
91$171,228,045$25,042,655$13,537,870$124,496,683
92$188,589,812$26,166,252$13,887,895$136,570,356
93$207,719,220$27,341,645$14,246,386$149,850,278
94$228,796,464$28,571,269$14,613,524$164,458,414
95$252,020,118$29,857,676$14,989,492$180,529,118
96$277,609,007$31,203,540$15,374,477$198,210,399
97$305,804,273$32,611,660$15,768,669$217,665,312
98$336,871,648$34,084,971$16,172,259$239,073,488
99$371,103,969$35,626,547$16,585,442$262,632,822
100$408,823,936$37,239,610$17,008,417$288,561,336