Can I retire at age 55 with 2,580,000?

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 $2,580,000?

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%
1 years$213,054$211,156$209,305$207,497$205,733$203,078
2 years$105,472$103,508$101,604$99,758$97,968$95,297
3 years$69,616$67,644$65,745$63,916$62,155$59,551
4 years$51,692$49,725$47,845$46,048$44,329$41,812
5 years$40,940$38,985$37,130$35,369$33,699$31,276
6 years$33,775$31,834$30,006$28,285$26,664$24,339
7 years$28,658$26,734$24,936$23,255$21,685$19,458
8 years$24,823$22,916$21,147$19,508$17,990$15,861
9 years$21,841$19,953$18,214$16,616$15,150$13,118
10 years$19,457$17,587$15,880$14,323$12,909$10,972
11 years$17,508$15,657$13,980$12,466$11,102$9,259
12 years$15,885$14,053$12,407$10,934$9,621$7,869
13 years$14,513$12,700$11,085$9,653$8,389$6,727
14 years$13,338$11,544$9,960$8,569$7,354$5,779
15 years$12,320$10,545$8,992$7,642$6,475$4,984
16 years$11,430$9,675$8,153$6,843$5,723$4,313
17 years$10,646$8,910$7,419$6,148$5,074$3,743
18 years$9,950$8,234$6,772$5,541$4,512$3,257
19 years$9,328$7,631$6,200$5,006$4,021$2,839
20 years$8,769$7,091$5,690$4,534$3,592$2,480
21 years$8,263$6,605$5,234$4,115$3,214$2,169
22 years$7,804$6,166$4,824$3,742$2,881$1,900
23 years$7,386$5,766$4,454$3,408$2,586$1,666
24 years$7,003$5,403$4,119$3,108$2,325$1,462
25 years$6,652$5,070$3,815$2,838$2,092$1,285
26 years$6,328$4,765$3,538$2,595$1,884$1,130
27 years$6,028$4,485$3,285$2,375$1,699$994
28 years$5,750$4,226$3,054$2,176$1,533$875
29 years$5,492$3,987$2,842$1,996$1,384$771
30 years$5,252$3,765$2,647$1,832$1,251$679
31 years$5,027$3,559$2,468$1,682$1,131$599
32 years$4,817$3,368$2,303$1,546$1,023$528
33 years$4,620$3,189$2,150$1,422$926$466
34 years$4,436$3,023$2,009$1,308$838$411
35 years$4,262$2,867$1,878$1,204$759$363
36 years$4,098$2,721$1,757$1,109$688$320
37 years$3,943$2,584$1,645$1,022$623$283
38 years$3,797$2,456$1,540$942$565$250
39 years$3,658$2,336$1,443$868$512$221
40 years$3,527$2,222$1,352$801$465$195
41 years$3,403$2,115$1,268$739$422$172
42 years$3,285$2,014$1,190$682$383$152
43 years$3,172$1,919$1,116$630$347$134
44 years$3,065$1,830$1,048$581$315$119
45 years$2,963$1,745$984$537$286$105
46 years$2,866$1,664$924$496$260$93
47 years$2,774$1,588$868$458$236$82
48 years$2,685$1,516$816$423$214$72
49 years$2,600$1,448$767$391$195$64
50 years$2,519$1,383$721$362$177$57

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $2,580,000, adding $4,314 every year, while hoping to spend $30,944 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: 50/31/19 Blend
54$2,580,000$2,580,000$2,580,000$2,580,000
55$2,847,610$2,710,870$2,670,880$2,974,725
56$3,105,142$2,810,778$2,727,430$3,162,931
57$3,387,905$2,914,545$2,784,838$3,363,825
58$3,698,440$3,022,327$2,843,099$3,581,498
59$4,039,547$3,134,286$2,902,208$3,817,543
60$4,414,308$3,250,594$2,962,159$4,073,713
61$4,826,120$3,371,426$3,022,945$4,351,936
62$5,278,727$3,496,968$3,084,555$4,654,333
63$5,776,249$3,627,412$3,146,981$4,983,236
64$6,323,231$3,762,959$3,210,209$5,341,211
65$6,924,676$3,903,819$3,274,226$5,731,081
66$7,586,097$4,050,211$3,339,017$6,155,951
67$8,313,568$4,202,361$3,404,564$6,619,239
68$9,113,784$4,360,507$3,470,847$7,124,707
69$9,994,116$4,524,899$3,537,847$7,676,494
70$10,962,690$4,695,793$3,605,539$8,279,156
71$12,028,457$4,873,460$3,673,898$8,937,709
72$13,201,282$5,058,181$3,742,895$9,657,673
73$14,492,031$5,250,250$3,812,501$10,445,127
74$15,912,679$5,449,974$3,882,681$11,306,760
75$17,476,421$5,657,671$3,953,399$12,249,941
76$19,197,795$5,873,676$4,024,617$13,282,782
77$21,092,821$6,098,337$4,096,292$14,414,213
78$23,179,150$6,332,017$4,168,380$15,654,070
79$25,476,233$6,575,095$4,240,830$17,013,185
80$28,005,502$6,827,968$4,313,591$18,503,485
81$30,790,573$7,091,049$4,386,606$20,138,107
82$33,857,469$7,364,768$4,459,815$21,931,516
83$37,234,866$7,649,577$4,533,154$23,899,649
84$40,954,362$7,945,945$4,606,554$26,060,054
85$45,050,774$8,254,364$4,679,941$28,432,062
86$49,562,471$8,575,346$4,753,237$31,036,965
87$54,531,732$8,909,426$4,826,359$33,898,216
88$60,005,144$9,257,164$4,899,218$37,041,651
89$66,034,047$9,619,143$4,971,720$40,495,729
90$72,675,012$9,995,973$5,043,765$44,291,798
91$79,990,378$10,388,291$5,115,246$48,464,395
92$88,048,841$10,796,761$5,186,051$53,051,565
93$96,926,099$11,222,079$5,256,060$58,095,221
94$106,705,571$11,664,971$5,325,147$63,641,537
95$117,479,178$12,126,193$5,393,179$69,741,383
96$129,348,217$12,606,540$5,460,013$76,450,803
97$142,424,312$13,106,837$5,525,501$83,831,543
98$156,830,470$13,627,950$5,589,483$91,951,629
99$172,702,241$14,170,782$5,651,794$100,886,011
100$190,188,997$14,736,278$5,712,256$110,717,265