Can I retire at age 55 with 6,000,000?

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 $6,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$495,474$491,061$486,755$482,552$478,448$466,503
2 years$245,284$240,716$236,289$231,996$227,833$215,874
3 years$161,899$157,311$152,895$148,642$144,546$132,948
4 years$120,214$115,640$111,268$107,088$103,092$91,943
5 years$95,210$90,663$86,349$82,254$78,369$67,700
6 years$78,545$74,033$69,782$65,779$62,010$51,833
7 years$66,647$62,173$57,990$54,081$50,431$40,746
8 years$57,728$53,294$49,180$45,367$41,837$32,640
9 years$50,794$46,402$42,359$38,643$35,233$26,516
10 years$45,250$40,901$36,929$33,310$30,020$21,773
11 years$40,717$36,412$32,512$28,990$25,819$18,029
12 years$36,942$32,681$28,853$25,428$22,374$15,028
13 years$33,751$29,534$25,779$22,449$19,510$12,595
14 years$31,018$26,846$23,162$19,928$17,103$10,602
15 years$28,651$24,524$20,912$17,772$15,059$8,956
16 years$26,582$22,500$18,960$15,913$13,309$7,589
17 years$24,759$20,722$17,253$14,298$11,801$6,446
18 years$23,140$19,148$15,750$12,885$10,492$5,487
19 years$21,693$17,746$14,418$11,643$9,352$4,679
20 years$20,392$16,491$13,232$10,545$8,354$3,995
21 years$19,217$15,360$12,171$9,570$7,475$3,416
22 years$18,150$14,338$11,218$8,701$6,701$2,924
23 years$17,177$13,410$10,357$7,925$6,015$2,505
24 years$16,287$12,565$9,579$7,228$5,406$2,148
25 years$15,469$11,791$8,872$6,601$4,865$1,842
26 years$14,715$11,082$8,228$6,035$4,382$1,582
27 years$14,018$10,429$7,641$5,524$3,951$1,358
28 years$13,373$9,828$7,103$5,061$3,565$1,167
29 years$12,773$9,271$6,610$4,641$3,219$1,003
30 years$12,213$8,756$6,157$4,260$2,909$862
31 years$11,691$8,277$5,740$3,912$2,630$742
32 years$11,203$7,832$5,355$3,595$2,379$638
33 years$10,745$7,417$5,000$3,306$2,153$549
34 years$10,315$7,029$4,672$3,042$1,949$472
35 years$9,911$6,667$4,368$2,800$1,765$406
36 years$9,529$6,328$4,086$2,579$1,599$350
37 years$9,170$6,010$3,825$2,376$1,450$301
38 years$8,830$5,712$3,582$2,190$1,314$259
39 years$8,508$5,432$3,356$2,020$1,192$223
40 years$8,203$5,168$3,145$1,863$1,081$192
41 years$7,914$4,919$2,949$1,719$981$165
42 years$7,639$4,685$2,766$1,586$890$142
43 years$7,378$4,464$2,596$1,464$808$123
44 years$7,129$4,255$2,437$1,352$733$106
45 years$6,892$4,057$2,288$1,248$666$91
46 years$6,666$3,871$2,149$1,153$604$78
47 years$6,450$3,694$2,019$1,065$549$67
48 years$6,244$3,526$1,897$985$498$58
49 years$6,047$3,367$1,783$910$453$50
50 years$5,858$3,217$1,677$841$411$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $6,000,000, adding $3,835 every year, while hoping to spend $21,151 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: 73/17/10 Blend
54$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
55$6,615,956$6,297,956$6,204,956$7,086,328
56$7,268,279$6,584,051$6,390,317$7,683,551
57$7,986,430$6,883,456$6,581,180$8,334,455
58$8,777,101$7,196,801$6,777,704$9,046,771
59$9,647,667$7,524,745$6,980,059$9,826,566
60$10,606,252$7,867,981$7,188,414$10,680,519
61$11,661,810$8,227,233$7,402,946$11,615,980
62$12,824,207$8,603,260$7,623,838$12,641,040
63$14,104,315$8,996,859$7,851,275$13,764,605
64$15,514,114$9,408,863$8,085,451$14,996,482
65$17,066,803$9,840,147$8,326,563$16,347,467
66$18,776,929$10,291,626$8,574,816$17,829,445
67$20,660,522$10,764,262$8,830,418$19,455,505
68$22,735,244$11,259,059$9,093,586$21,240,057
69$25,020,559$11,777,073$9,364,541$23,198,971
70$27,537,915$12,319,409$9,643,512$25,349,721
71$30,310,947$12,887,225$9,930,735$27,711,552
72$33,365,700$13,481,736$10,226,451$30,305,657
73$36,730,874$14,104,212$10,530,909$33,155,376
74$40,438,093$14,755,990$10,844,365$36,286,417
75$44,522,211$15,438,465$11,167,083$39,727,092
76$49,021,630$16,153,104$11,499,334$43,508,584
77$53,978,672$16,901,442$11,841,398$47,665,244
78$59,439,973$17,685,089$12,193,561$52,234,902
79$65,456,924$18,505,732$12,556,119$57,259,235
80$72,086,157$19,365,139$12,929,376$62,784,147
81$79,390,080$20,265,166$13,313,644$68,860,205
82$87,437,464$21,207,755$13,709,247$75,543,114
83$96,304,093$22,194,942$14,116,515$82,894,235
84$106,073,480$23,228,864$14,535,788$90,981,169
85$116,837,656$24,311,759$14,967,417$99,878,385
86$128,698,035$25,445,974$15,411,764$109,667,923
87$141,766,375$26,633,967$15,869,199$120,440,165
88$156,165,832$27,878,318$16,340,103$132,294,685
89$172,032,121$29,181,730$16,824,871$145,341,183
90$189,514,799$30,547,036$17,323,905$159,700,518
91$208,778,675$31,977,207$17,837,623$175,505,846
92$230,005,367$33,475,358$18,366,451$192,903,871
93$253,395,017$35,044,753$18,910,829$212,056,227
94$279,168,178$36,688,815$19,471,211$233,140,998
95$307,567,898$38,411,133$20,048,062$256,354,393
96$338,862,013$40,215,467$20,641,862$281,912,598
97$373,345,676$42,105,764$21,253,103$310,053,805
98$411,344,145$44,086,156$21,882,292$341,040,462
99$453,215,850$46,160,980$22,529,951$375,161,737
100$499,355,779$48,334,781$23,196,616$412,736,250