Can I retire at age 55 with 5,200,000?

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 $5,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$429,411$425,586$421,854$418,212$414,655$400,421
2 years$212,580$208,621$204,784$201,063$197,455$183,259
3 years$140,312$136,336$132,509$128,823$125,274$111,562
4 years$104,185$100,221$96,432$92,810$89,346$76,224
5 years$82,515$78,575$74,835$71,287$67,919$55,421
6 years$68,073$64,162$60,478$57,009$53,742$41,878
7 years$57,761$53,883$50,258$46,870$43,707$32,474
8 years$50,031$46,188$42,622$39,318$36,259$25,649
9 years$44,021$40,215$36,711$33,490$30,535$20,534
10 years$39,217$35,447$32,005$28,869$26,018$16,610
11 years$35,288$31,557$28,177$25,125$22,376$13,543
12 years$32,017$28,324$25,006$22,038$19,391$11,111
13 years$29,251$25,596$22,341$19,456$16,909$9,162
14 years$26,882$23,266$20,074$17,271$14,822$7,585
15 years$24,831$21,254$18,124$15,403$13,051$6,300
16 years$23,038$19,500$16,432$13,791$11,534$5,247
17 years$21,458$17,959$14,953$12,391$10,227$4,379
18 years$20,054$16,595$13,650$11,167$9,093$3,662
19 years$18,800$15,380$12,496$10,090$8,105$3,067
20 years$17,673$14,292$11,468$9,139$7,240$2,571
21 years$16,655$13,312$10,548$8,294$6,479$2,158
22 years$15,730$12,427$9,722$7,541$5,807$1,813
23 years$14,887$11,622$8,976$6,868$5,213$1,524
24 years$14,115$10,889$8,302$6,264$4,686$1,282
25 years$13,406$10,219$7,689$5,721$4,216$1,079
26 years$12,753$9,604$7,131$5,231$3,798$908
27 years$12,149$9,039$6,622$4,788$3,424$765
28 years$11,590$8,517$6,156$4,387$3,090$645
29 years$11,070$8,035$5,729$4,023$2,790$543
30 years$10,585$7,588$5,336$3,692$2,521$458
31 years$10,133$7,173$4,975$3,391$2,279$386
32 years$9,709$6,787$4,641$3,116$2,062$326
33 years$9,312$6,428$4,334$2,865$1,866$275
34 years$8,940$6,092$4,049$2,636$1,689$232
35 years$8,589$5,778$3,786$2,427$1,530$195
36 years$8,259$5,484$3,541$2,235$1,386$165
37 years$7,947$5,209$3,315$2,059$1,256$139
38 years$7,652$4,950$3,104$1,898$1,139$117
39 years$7,373$4,707$2,908$1,750$1,033$99
40 years$7,109$4,479$2,726$1,614$937$83
41 years$6,859$4,263$2,556$1,489$850$70
42 years$6,620$4,060$2,398$1,375$771$59
43 years$6,394$3,869$2,250$1,269$700$50
44 years$6,178$3,688$2,112$1,172$635$42
45 years$5,973$3,516$1,983$1,082$577$36
46 years$5,777$3,354$1,862$999$524$30
47 years$5,590$3,201$1,750$923$476$25
48 years$5,411$3,056$1,644$853$432$21
49 years$5,241$2,918$1,545$789$392$18
50 years$5,077$2,788$1,453$729$356$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $5,200,000, adding $5,758 every year, while hoping to spend $26,911 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: 65/25/10 Blend
54$5,200,000$5,200,000$5,200,000$5,200,000
55$5,736,339$5,460,739$5,380,139$6,096,570
56$6,292,813$5,699,683$5,531,741$6,576,334
57$6,905,145$5,949,432$5,687,519$7,096,618
58$7,579,004$6,210,489$5,847,586$7,664,384
59$8,320,638$6,483,378$6,012,055$8,284,258
60$9,136,928$6,768,648$6,181,044$8,961,325
61$10,035,458$7,066,876$6,354,673$9,701,181
62$11,024,586$7,378,664$6,533,065$10,509,982
63$12,113,518$7,704,642$6,716,347$11,394,503
64$13,312,400$8,045,474$6,904,648$12,362,199
65$14,632,413$8,401,850$7,098,102$13,421,271
66$16,085,874$8,774,496$7,296,844$14,580,750
67$17,686,359$9,164,171$7,501,013$15,850,571
68$19,448,825$9,571,673$7,710,754$17,241,673
69$21,389,753$9,997,833$7,926,213$18,766,096
70$23,527,306$10,443,525$8,147,539$20,437,092
71$25,881,498$10,909,664$8,374,888$22,269,255
72$28,474,380$11,397,208$8,608,417$24,278,648
73$31,330,256$11,907,159$8,848,287$26,482,958
74$34,475,902$12,440,570$9,094,665$28,901,660
75$37,940,828$12,998,542$9,347,720$31,556,197
76$41,757,551$13,582,229$9,607,627$34,470,182
77$45,961,902$14,192,839$9,874,564$37,669,617
78$50,593,367$14,831,640$10,148,713$41,183,135
79$55,695,457$15,499,957$10,430,261$45,042,273
80$61,316,120$16,199,180$10,719,401$49,281,758
81$67,508,191$16,930,768$11,016,328$53,939,841
82$74,329,896$17,696,244$11,321,244$59,058,647
83$81,845,394$18,497,209$11,634,355$64,684,577
84$90,125,389$19,335,337$11,955,871$70,868,736
85$99,247,795$20,212,384$12,286,008$77,667,417
86$109,298,468$21,130,190$12,624,988$85,142,624
87$120,372,024$22,090,681$12,973,037$93,362,658
88$132,572,723$23,095,877$13,330,386$102,402,757
89$146,015,460$24,147,894$13,697,273$112,345,798
90$160,826,846$25,248,950$14,073,941$123,283,080
91$177,146,405$26,401,369$14,460,639$135,315,179
92$195,127,888$27,607,586$14,857,620$148,552,893
93$214,940,728$28,870,153$15,265,145$163,118,281
94$236,771,636$30,191,744$15,683,481$179,145,816
95$260,826,365$31,575,162$16,112,901$196,783,641
96$287,331,654$33,023,345$16,553,682$216,194,967
97$316,537,364$34,539,370$17,006,112$237,559,608
98$348,718,839$36,126,463$17,470,481$261,075,670
99$384,179,507$37,788,006$17,947,088$286,961,415
100$423,253,740$39,527,542$18,436,239$315,457,316