Can I retire at age 55 with 6,900,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $6,900,000?

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$569,796$564,720$559,768$554,935$550,216$536,479
2 years$282,077$276,824$271,732$266,796$262,007$248,255
3 years$186,183$180,907$175,829$170,939$166,228$152,890
4 years$138,246$132,986$127,958$123,152$118,555$105,734
5 years$109,491$104,263$99,301$94,592$90,124$77,855
6 years$90,327$85,138$80,250$75,646$71,312$59,608
7 years$76,644$71,499$66,688$62,193$57,996$46,857
8 years$66,387$61,288$56,557$52,172$48,113$37,536
9 years$58,413$53,362$48,712$44,439$40,518$30,493
10 years$52,037$47,036$42,468$38,307$34,524$25,038
11 years$46,825$41,873$37,389$33,338$29,691$20,733
12 years$42,484$37,583$33,181$29,242$25,730$17,282
13 years$38,814$33,964$29,645$25,817$22,437$14,484
14 years$35,670$30,873$26,637$22,917$19,668$12,192
15 years$32,949$28,203$24,049$20,438$17,317$10,300
16 years$30,570$25,875$21,804$18,300$15,305$8,727
17 years$28,473$23,830$19,841$16,442$13,571$7,413
18 years$26,611$22,020$18,112$14,818$12,066$6,310
19 years$24,947$20,408$16,581$13,389$10,755$5,380
20 years$23,451$18,964$15,217$12,127$9,607$4,595
21 years$22,099$17,665$13,997$11,006$8,597$3,928
22 years$20,872$16,489$12,900$10,007$7,706$3,362
23 years$19,754$15,422$11,911$9,113$6,917$2,881
24 years$18,730$14,449$11,016$8,312$6,217$2,470
25 years$17,789$13,560$10,203$7,591$5,595$2,119
26 years$16,922$12,744$9,463$6,941$5,039$1,819
27 years$16,121$11,994$8,787$6,353$4,543$1,562
28 years$15,379$11,302$8,168$5,821$4,100$1,342
29 years$14,688$10,662$7,601$5,338$3,702$1,153
30 years$14,045$10,069$7,080$4,899$3,345$992
31 years$13,445$9,519$6,601$4,499$3,024$853
32 years$12,883$9,006$6,159$4,135$2,736$734
33 years$12,357$8,529$5,750$3,802$2,476$631
34 years$11,862$8,084$5,373$3,498$2,241$543
35 years$11,397$7,667$5,023$3,220$2,030$467
36 years$10,959$7,277$4,699$2,966$1,839$402
37 years$10,545$6,912$4,398$2,733$1,667$346
38 years$10,154$6,569$4,119$2,519$1,511$298
39 years$9,784$6,246$3,859$2,322$1,371$257
40 years$9,433$5,943$3,617$2,142$1,243$221
41 years$9,101$5,657$3,392$1,976$1,128$190
42 years$8,785$5,388$3,181$1,824$1,023$164
43 years$8,484$5,133$2,985$1,684$929$141
44 years$8,198$4,893$2,802$1,555$843$121
45 years$7,926$4,666$2,631$1,436$765$105
46 years$7,666$4,451$2,471$1,326$695$90
47 years$7,418$4,248$2,322$1,225$631$78
48 years$7,180$4,055$2,182$1,132$573$67
49 years$6,954$3,872$2,051$1,046$520$58
50 years$6,737$3,699$1,928$967$473$50

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $6,900,000, adding $2,941 every year, while hoping to spend $39,239 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: 69/7/24 Blend
54$6,900,000$6,900,000$6,900,000$6,900,000
55$7,606,834$7,241,134$7,134,184$8,085,115
56$8,340,981$7,554,199$7,331,429$8,718,925
57$9,148,696$7,881,290$7,533,967$9,407,458
58$10,037,441$8,223,051$7,741,933$10,160,033
59$11,015,439$8,580,160$7,955,467$10,982,985
60$12,091,749$8,953,323$8,174,710$11,883,291
61$13,276,355$9,343,283$8,399,810$12,868,631
62$14,580,254$9,750,815$8,630,915$13,947,464
63$16,015,567$10,176,732$8,868,178$15,129,103
64$17,595,648$10,621,885$9,111,754$16,423,803
65$19,335,211$11,087,165$9,361,806$17,842,858
66$21,250,472$11,573,505$9,618,495$19,398,708
67$23,359,296$12,081,883$9,881,991$21,105,050
68$25,681,370$12,613,321$10,152,463$22,976,971
69$28,238,387$13,168,891$10,430,088$25,031,090
70$31,054,253$13,749,716$10,715,046$27,285,709
71$34,155,306$14,356,972$11,007,519$29,760,990
72$37,570,572$14,991,889$11,307,697$32,479,140
73$41,332,036$15,655,757$11,615,770$35,464,621
74$45,474,940$16,349,926$11,931,935$38,744,379
75$50,038,123$17,075,811$12,256,393$42,348,101
76$55,064,379$17,834,893$12,589,351$46,308,486
77$60,600,869$18,628,726$12,931,016$50,661,559
78$66,699,557$19,458,933$13,281,606$55,447,009
79$73,417,710$20,327,219$13,641,338$60,708,557
80$80,818,431$21,235,367$14,010,437$66,494,374
81$88,971,257$22,185,246$14,389,132$72,857,528
82$97,952,816$23,178,814$14,777,659$79,856,486
83$107,847,548$24,218,120$15,176,255$87,555,668
84$118,748,504$25,305,315$15,585,166$96,026,045
85$130,758,224$26,442,648$16,004,641$105,345,813
86$143,989,702$27,632,477$16,434,937$115,601,129
87$158,567,457$28,877,273$16,876,312$126,886,919
88$174,628,703$30,179,625$17,329,034$139,307,776
89$192,324,648$31,542,244$17,793,374$152,978,941
90$211,821,920$32,967,972$18,269,609$168,027,393
91$233,304,138$34,459,785$18,758,024$184,593,041
92$256,973,649$36,020,803$19,258,907$202,830,047
93$283,053,433$37,654,295$19,772,552$222,908,274
94$311,789,212$39,363,684$20,299,261$245,014,890
95$343,451,767$41,152,560$20,839,342$269,356,132
96$378,339,495$43,024,682$21,393,107$296,159,249
97$416,781,223$44,983,992$21,960,876$325,674,644
98$459,139,317$47,034,617$22,542,975$358,178,237
99$505,813,099$49,180,885$23,139,736$393,974,064
100$557,242,616$51,427,329$23,751,498$433,397,147