Can I retire at age 55 with 1,430,000?

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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $1,430,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$118,088$117,036$116,010$115,008$114,030$111,774
2 years$58,459$57,371$56,316$55,292$54,300$52,036
3 years$38,586$37,492$36,440$35,426$34,450$32,249
4 years$28,651$27,561$26,519$25,523$24,570$22,450
5 years$22,692$21,608$20,580$19,604$18,678$16,644
6 years$18,720$17,645$16,631$15,677$14,779$12,833
7 years$15,884$14,818$13,821$12,889$12,019$10,162
8 years$13,758$12,702$11,721$10,812$9,971$8,203
9 years$12,106$11,059$10,095$9,210$8,397$6,716
10 years$10,785$9,748$8,801$7,939$7,155$5,559
11 years$9,704$8,678$7,749$6,909$6,153$4,641
12 years$8,805$7,789$6,877$6,060$5,332$3,902
13 years$8,044$7,039$6,144$5,350$4,650$3,299
14 years$7,393$6,398$5,520$4,749$4,076$2,801
15 years$6,828$5,845$4,984$4,236$3,589$2,388
16 years$6,335$5,363$4,519$3,793$3,172$2,042
17 years$5,901$4,939$4,112$3,408$2,812$1,751
18 years$5,515$4,564$3,754$3,071$2,501$1,505
19 years$5,170$4,230$3,436$2,775$2,229$1,296
20 years$4,860$3,930$3,154$2,513$1,991$1,117
21 years$4,580$3,661$2,901$2,281$1,782$965
22 years$4,326$3,417$2,674$2,074$1,597$834
23 years$4,094$3,196$2,469$1,889$1,434$722
24 years$3,882$2,995$2,283$1,723$1,289$625
25 years$3,687$2,810$2,114$1,573$1,159$542
26 years$3,507$2,641$1,961$1,438$1,044$470
27 years$3,341$2,486$1,821$1,317$942$408
28 years$3,187$2,342$1,693$1,206$850$354
29 years$3,044$2,210$1,575$1,106$767$308
30 years$2,911$2,087$1,467$1,015$693$267
31 years$2,786$1,973$1,368$932$627$233
32 years$2,670$1,867$1,276$857$567$202
33 years$2,561$1,768$1,192$788$513$176
34 years$2,458$1,675$1,114$725$465$153
35 years$2,362$1,589$1,041$667$421$133
36 years$2,271$1,508$974$615$381$116
37 years$2,185$1,432$912$566$346$101
38 years$2,104$1,361$854$522$313$88
39 years$2,028$1,295$800$481$284$76
40 years$1,955$1,232$750$444$258$66
41 years$1,886$1,172$703$410$234$58
42 years$1,821$1,117$659$378$212$50
43 years$1,758$1,064$619$349$192$44
44 years$1,699$1,014$581$322$175$38
45 years$1,643$967$545$298$159$33
46 years$1,589$922$512$275$144$29
47 years$1,537$880$481$254$131$25
48 years$1,488$840$452$235$119$22
49 years$1,441$803$425$217$108$19
50 years$1,396$767$400$200$98$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,430,000, adding $4,968 every year, while hoping to spend $22,663 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: 47/37/16 Blend
54$1,430,000$1,430,000$1,430,000$1,430,000
55$1,580,984$1,505,194$1,483,029$1,647,934
56$1,718,132$1,554,836$1,508,598$1,744,552
57$1,868,508$1,606,150$1,534,263$1,846,653
58$2,033,440$1,659,195$1,560,004$1,956,978
59$2,214,386$1,714,031$1,585,800$2,076,304
60$2,412,955$1,770,720$1,611,626$2,205,484
61$2,630,919$1,829,328$1,637,458$2,345,456
62$2,870,228$1,889,920$1,663,268$2,497,253
63$3,133,031$1,952,566$1,689,027$2,662,009
64$3,421,696$2,017,338$1,714,706$2,840,974
65$3,738,832$2,084,310$1,740,271$3,035,522
66$4,087,312$2,153,560$1,765,689$3,247,167
67$4,470,301$2,225,168$1,790,923$3,477,572
68$4,891,286$2,299,216$1,815,933$3,728,569
69$5,354,110$2,375,790$1,840,680$4,002,175
70$5,863,005$2,454,979$1,865,118$4,300,611
71$6,422,635$2,536,877$1,889,203$4,626,319
72$7,038,137$2,621,577$1,912,885$4,981,989
73$7,715,173$2,709,181$1,936,113$5,370,585
74$8,459,980$2,799,790$1,958,832$5,795,367
75$9,279,430$2,893,511$1,980,985$6,259,927
76$10,181,094$2,990,456$2,002,510$6,768,220
77$11,173,316$3,090,739$2,023,345$7,324,600
78$12,265,288$3,194,478$2,043,420$7,933,864
79$13,467,138$3,301,798$2,062,665$8,601,294
80$14,790,026$3,412,827$2,081,005$9,332,707
81$16,246,251$3,527,697$2,098,360$10,134,513
82$17,849,361$3,646,546$2,114,647$11,013,768
83$19,614,286$3,769,518$2,129,779$11,978,246
84$21,557,480$3,896,761$2,143,663$13,036,512
85$23,697,069$4,028,428$2,156,202$14,197,997
86$26,053,029$4,164,680$2,167,293$15,473,094
87$28,647,371$4,305,682$2,176,831$16,873,249
88$31,504,349$4,451,607$2,184,701$18,411,074
89$34,650,690$4,602,633$2,190,786$20,100,460
90$38,115,844$4,758,946$2,194,961$21,956,712
91$41,932,263$4,920,737$2,197,095$23,996,693
92$46,135,708$5,088,207$2,197,052$26,238,979
93$50,765,584$5,261,564$2,194,687$28,704,037
94$55,865,315$5,441,022$2,189,851$31,414,416
95$61,482,751$5,626,805$2,182,384$34,394,960
96$67,670,618$5,819,146$2,172,121$37,673,042
97$74,487,022$6,018,285$2,158,888$41,278,822
98$81,995,990$6,224,472$2,142,502$45,245,528
99$90,268,079$6,437,969$2,122,773$49,609,775
100$99,381,038$6,659,045$2,099,502$54,411,905