Can I retire at age 55 with 1,710,000?

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 $1,710,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$141,210$139,952$138,725$137,527$136,358$134,654
2 years$69,906$68,604$67,342$66,119$64,932$63,218
3 years$46,141$44,834$43,575$42,363$41,196$39,524
4 years$34,261$32,957$31,711$30,520$29,381$27,765
5 years$27,135$25,839$24,609$23,442$22,335$20,779
6 years$22,385$21,099$19,888$18,747$17,673$16,179
7 years$18,994$17,719$16,527$15,413$14,373$12,942
8 years$16,452$15,189$14,016$12,930$11,924$10,555
9 years$14,476$13,225$12,072$11,013$10,041$8,735
10 years$12,896$11,657$10,525$9,493$8,556$7,310
11 years$11,604$10,377$9,266$8,262$7,358$6,173
12 years$10,529$9,314$8,223$7,247$6,377$5,250
13 years$9,619$8,417$7,347$6,398$5,560$4,491
14 years$8,840$7,651$6,601$5,679$4,874$3,860
15 years$8,166$6,989$5,960$5,065$4,292$3,332
16 years$7,576$6,413$5,404$4,535$3,793$2,885
17 years$7,056$5,906$4,917$4,075$3,363$2,506
18 years$6,595$5,457$4,489$3,672$2,990$2,182
19 years$6,182$5,058$4,109$3,318$2,665$1,903
20 years$5,812$4,700$3,771$3,005$2,381$1,663
21 years$5,477$4,378$3,469$2,727$2,131$1,456
22 years$5,173$4,086$3,197$2,480$1,910$1,276
23 years$4,895$3,822$2,952$2,258$1,714$1,120
24 years$4,642$3,581$2,730$2,060$1,541$984
25 years$4,409$3,361$2,529$1,881$1,386$865
26 years$4,194$3,158$2,345$1,720$1,249$761
27 years$3,995$2,972$2,178$1,574$1,126$670
28 years$3,811$2,801$2,024$1,443$1,016$591
29 years$3,640$2,642$1,884$1,323$917$521
30 years$3,481$2,495$1,755$1,214$829$459
31 years$3,332$2,359$1,636$1,115$749$405
32 years$3,193$2,232$1,526$1,025$678$358
33 years$3,062$2,114$1,425$942$614$316
34 years$2,940$2,003$1,332$867$555$279
35 years$2,825$1,900$1,245$798$503$246
36 years$2,716$1,804$1,165$735$456$218
37 years$2,613$1,713$1,090$677$413$192
38 years$2,516$1,628$1,021$624$375$170
39 years$2,425$1,548$956$576$340$150
40 years$2,338$1,473$896$531$308$133
41 years$2,255$1,402$841$490$280$117
42 years$2,177$1,335$788$452$254$104
43 years$2,103$1,272$740$417$230$92
44 years$2,032$1,213$694$385$209$81
45 years$1,964$1,156$652$356$190$72
46 years$1,900$1,103$612$329$172$64
47 years$1,838$1,053$575$304$156$56
48 years$1,780$1,005$541$281$142$50
49 years$1,723$960$508$259$129$44
50 years$1,670$917$478$240$117$39

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,710,000, adding $5,228 every year, while hoping to spend $26,063 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: 65/5/30 Blend
54$1,710,000$1,710,000$1,710,000$1,710,000
55$1,889,813$1,799,183$1,772,678$1,997,234
56$2,054,843$1,859,612$1,804,332$2,131,039
57$2,235,832$1,922,128$1,836,172$2,273,902
58$2,434,382$1,986,807$1,868,179$2,429,510
59$2,652,254$2,053,726$1,900,328$2,599,122
60$2,891,390$2,122,965$1,932,595$2,784,127
61$3,153,930$2,194,608$1,964,955$2,986,053
62$3,442,228$2,268,741$1,997,378$3,206,583
63$3,758,881$2,345,455$2,029,836$3,447,571
64$4,106,747$2,424,842$2,062,296$3,711,061
65$4,488,976$2,507,000$2,094,723$3,999,303
66$4,909,037$2,592,029$2,127,082$4,314,777
67$5,370,753$2,680,033$2,159,334$4,660,213
68$5,878,336$2,771,121$2,191,438$5,038,623
69$6,436,425$2,865,404$2,223,349$5,453,321
70$7,050,131$2,963,000$2,255,023$5,907,962
71$7,725,088$3,064,030$2,286,409$6,406,569
72$8,467,498$3,168,620$2,317,455$6,953,579
73$9,284,200$3,276,899$2,348,107$7,553,879
74$10,182,726$3,389,004$2,378,306$8,212,853
75$11,171,375$3,505,076$2,407,990$8,936,433
76$12,259,291$3,625,261$2,437,093$9,731,159
77$13,456,550$3,749,710$2,465,548$10,604,233
78$14,774,254$3,878,582$2,493,280$11,563,595
79$16,224,636$4,012,040$2,520,212$12,617,990
80$17,821,174$4,150,256$2,546,265$13,777,058
81$19,578,721$4,293,405$2,571,351$15,051,419
82$21,513,640$4,441,671$2,595,381$16,452,778
83$23,643,965$4,595,247$2,618,260$17,994,033
84$25,989,564$4,754,329$2,639,887$19,689,394
85$28,572,333$4,919,125$2,660,157$21,554,524
86$31,416,398$5,089,848$2,678,958$23,606,680
87$34,548,342$5,266,722$2,696,175$25,864,881
88$37,997,459$5,449,978$2,711,683$28,350,084
89$41,796,030$5,639,857$2,725,355$31,085,384
90$45,979,625$5,836,610$2,737,054$34,096,232
91$50,587,438$6,040,495$2,746,637$37,410,671
92$55,662,663$6,251,785$2,753,955$41,059,609
93$61,252,892$6,470,760$2,758,850$45,077,103
94$67,410,573$6,697,713$2,761,157$49,500,686
95$74,193,498$6,932,948$2,760,703$54,371,716
96$81,665,354$7,176,782$2,757,306$59,735,773
97$89,896,319$7,429,543$2,750,774$65,643,084
98$98,963,727$7,691,574$2,740,909$72,148,998
99$108,952,797$7,963,231$2,727,499$79,314,513
100$119,957,437$8,244,885$2,710,325$87,206,846