Can I retire at age 55 with 1,850,000?

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 $1,850,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$152,771$151,410$150,083$148,787$147,522$143,780
2 years$75,629$74,221$72,856$71,532$70,248$66,503
3 years$49,919$48,504$47,142$45,831$44,568$40,937
4 years$37,066$35,656$34,308$33,019$31,787$28,296
5 years$29,356$27,954$26,624$25,362$24,164$20,824
6 years$24,218$22,827$21,516$20,282$19,120$15,935
7 years$20,550$19,170$17,880$16,675$15,550$12,519
8 years$17,799$16,432$15,164$13,988$12,900$10,023
9 years$15,661$14,307$13,061$11,915$10,864$8,137
10 years$13,952$12,611$11,386$10,271$9,256$6,678
11 years$12,554$11,227$10,024$8,939$7,961$5,526
12 years$11,391$10,077$8,896$7,840$6,899$4,603
13 years$10,407$9,106$7,948$6,922$6,016$3,855
14 years$9,564$8,277$7,142$6,144$5,273$3,243
15 years$8,834$7,562$6,448$5,480$4,643$2,738
16 years$8,196$6,938$5,846$4,907$4,104$2,318
17 years$7,634$6,389$5,320$4,408$3,638$1,968
18 years$7,135$5,904$4,856$3,973$3,235$1,674
19 years$6,689$5,472$4,446$3,590$2,884$1,426
20 years$6,288$5,085$4,080$3,251$2,576$1,217
21 years$5,925$4,736$3,753$2,951$2,305$1,040
22 years$5,596$4,421$3,459$2,683$2,066$889
23 years$5,296$4,135$3,194$2,443$1,855$761
24 years$5,022$3,874$2,953$2,229$1,667$652
25 years$4,770$3,636$2,736$2,035$1,500$559
26 years$4,537$3,417$2,537$1,861$1,351$479
27 years$4,322$3,216$2,356$1,703$1,218$411
28 years$4,123$3,030$2,190$1,561$1,099$353
29 years$3,938$2,859$2,038$1,431$993$303
30 years$3,766$2,700$1,898$1,313$897$261
31 years$3,605$2,552$1,770$1,206$811$224
32 years$3,454$2,415$1,651$1,109$733$192
33 years$3,313$2,287$1,542$1,019$664$165
34 years$3,180$2,167$1,441$938$601$142
35 years$3,056$2,056$1,347$863$544$122
36 years$2,938$1,951$1,260$795$493$105
37 years$2,827$1,853$1,179$733$447$90
38 years$2,722$1,761$1,104$675$405$78
39 years$2,623$1,675$1,035$623$367$67
40 years$2,529$1,593$970$574$333$58
41 years$2,440$1,517$909$530$302$50
42 years$2,355$1,444$853$489$274$43
43 years$2,275$1,376$800$451$249$37
44 years$2,198$1,312$751$417$226$32
45 years$2,125$1,251$705$385$205$27
46 years$2,055$1,193$663$356$186$23
47 years$1,989$1,139$622$329$169$20
48 years$1,925$1,087$585$304$154$17
49 years$1,864$1,038$550$281$140$15
50 years$1,806$992$517$259$127$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $1,850,000, adding $5,874 every year, while hoping to spend $29,611 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: 56/30/14 Blend
54$1,850,000$1,850,000$1,850,000$1,850,000
55$2,044,759$1,946,709$1,918,034$2,151,548
56$2,221,819$2,010,592$1,950,782$2,288,531
57$2,415,946$2,076,613$1,983,635$2,433,937
58$2,628,850$2,144,845$2,016,565$2,591,640
59$2,862,415$2,215,364$2,049,542$2,762,822
60$3,118,714$2,288,250$2,082,534$2,948,784
61$3,400,032$2,363,583$2,115,509$3,150,955
62$3,708,886$2,441,449$2,148,429$3,370,912
63$4,048,047$2,521,935$2,181,256$3,610,385
64$4,420,570$2,605,132$2,213,950$3,871,283
65$4,829,818$2,691,134$2,246,467$4,155,705
66$5,279,498$2,780,037$2,278,762$4,465,963
67$5,773,692$2,871,944$2,310,785$4,804,599
68$6,316,897$2,966,958$2,342,486$5,174,417
69$6,914,069$3,065,188$2,373,808$5,578,499
70$7,570,668$3,166,746$2,404,694$6,020,242
71$8,292,708$3,271,748$2,435,083$6,503,385
72$9,086,815$3,380,315$2,464,909$7,032,048
73$9,960,292$3,492,571$2,494,105$7,610,764
74$10,921,181$3,608,647$2,522,597$8,244,528
75$11,978,347$3,728,676$2,550,310$8,938,842
76$13,141,555$3,852,798$2,577,162$9,699,764
77$14,421,565$3,981,156$2,603,068$10,533,967
78$15,830,232$4,113,900$2,627,938$11,448,802
79$17,380,619$4,251,185$2,651,678$12,452,366
80$19,087,121$4,393,172$2,674,188$13,553,578
81$20,965,597$4,540,027$2,695,363$14,762,262
82$23,033,523$4,691,923$2,715,092$16,089,241
83$25,310,154$4,849,039$2,733,259$17,546,439
84$27,816,709$5,011,561$2,749,742$19,146,990
85$30,576,567$5,179,681$2,764,413$20,905,365
86$33,615,491$5,353,600$2,777,135$22,837,505
87$36,961,869$5,533,524$2,787,767$24,960,975
88$40,646,982$5,719,670$2,796,159$27,295,125
89$44,705,299$5,912,258$2,802,156$29,861,274
90$49,174,803$6,111,522$2,805,591$32,682,911
91$54,097,347$6,317,701$2,806,293$35,785,915
92$59,519,052$6,531,044$2,804,079$39,198,802
93$65,490,741$6,751,810$2,798,761$42,952,987
94$72,068,415$6,980,267$2,790,138$47,083,088
95$79,313,786$7,216,694$2,778,001$51,627,246
96$87,294,859$7,461,378$2,762,130$56,627,486
97$96,086,570$7,714,621$2,742,297$62,130,115
98$105,771,496$7,976,733$2,718,260$68,186,156
99$116,440,633$8,248,038$2,689,766$74,851,830
100$128,194,256$8,528,871$2,656,552$82,189,087