Can I retire at age 55 with 6,400,000?

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 $6,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$528,506$523,798$519,205$514,722$510,345$495,997
2 years$261,637$256,764$252,041$247,463$243,021$228,675
3 years$172,692$167,798$163,088$158,552$154,183$140,288
4 years$128,228$123,349$118,686$114,228$109,964$96,628
5 years$101,557$96,707$92,105$87,738$83,593$70,851
6 years$83,782$78,969$74,435$70,165$66,144$54,009
7 years$71,090$66,318$61,856$57,686$53,793$42,264
8 years$61,576$56,847$52,458$48,392$44,627$33,698
9 years$54,180$49,495$45,182$41,219$37,582$27,243
10 years$48,267$43,628$39,391$35,531$32,022$22,259
11 years$43,432$38,839$34,679$30,923$27,540$18,337
12 years$39,405$34,860$30,777$27,123$23,865$15,205
13 years$36,001$31,503$27,497$23,946$20,811$12,674
14 years$33,086$28,636$24,706$21,256$18,243$10,610
15 years$30,561$26,159$22,306$18,957$16,062$8,913
16 years$28,354$24,000$20,224$16,974$14,196$7,509
17 years$26,409$22,104$18,403$15,251$12,587$6,341
18 years$24,682$20,425$16,800$13,744$11,192$5,366
19 years$23,139$18,929$15,379$12,419$9,976$4,548
20 years$21,752$17,590$14,114$11,248$8,910$3,860
21 years$20,498$16,384$12,982$10,208$7,974$3,280
22 years$19,360$15,294$11,965$9,282$7,147$2,790
23 years$18,322$14,304$11,048$8,453$6,416$2,376
24 years$17,373$13,402$10,217$7,709$5,767$2,024
25 years$16,500$12,577$9,463$7,041$5,189$1,725
26 years$15,696$11,821$8,777$6,438$4,674$1,471
27 years$14,953$11,125$8,150$5,893$4,214$1,256
28 years$14,264$10,483$7,577$5,399$3,803$1,072
29 years$13,624$9,889$7,051$4,951$3,434$915
30 years$13,028$9,339$6,567$4,544$3,103$782
31 years$12,471$8,829$6,123$4,173$2,805$668
32 years$11,950$8,354$5,712$3,835$2,537$570
33 years$11,461$7,911$5,334$3,527$2,296$488
34 years$11,003$7,498$4,984$3,245$2,079$417
35 years$10,571$7,112$4,659$2,987$1,883$356
36 years$10,165$6,750$4,359$2,751$1,706$305
37 years$9,781$6,411$4,080$2,535$1,546$260
38 years$9,418$6,093$3,820$2,336$1,402$223
39 years$9,075$5,794$3,579$2,154$1,271$190
40 years$8,750$5,512$3,355$1,987$1,153$163
41 years$8,441$5,247$3,146$1,833$1,046$139
42 years$8,148$4,997$2,951$1,692$949$119
43 years$7,869$4,761$2,769$1,562$861$102
44 years$7,604$4,538$2,599$1,442$782$87
45 years$7,351$4,328$2,441$1,332$710$74
46 years$7,110$4,129$2,292$1,230$645$64
47 years$6,880$3,940$2,153$1,137$585$54
48 years$6,660$3,761$2,024$1,050$532$47
49 years$6,450$3,592$1,902$971$483$40
50 years$6,249$3,431$1,788$897$438$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $6,400,000, adding $6,346 every year, while hoping to spend $38,576 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: 43/27/30 Blend
54$6,400,000$6,400,000$6,400,000$6,400,000
55$7,059,346$6,720,146$6,620,946$7,300,873
56$7,738,355$7,008,388$6,801,703$7,763,506
57$8,485,329$7,309,462$6,987,223$8,260,348
58$9,307,162$7,623,955$7,177,623$8,797,979
59$10,211,446$7,952,482$7,373,027$9,380,208
60$11,206,547$8,295,688$7,573,558$10,011,223
61$12,301,686$8,654,247$7,779,343$10,695,622
62$13,507,019$9,028,866$7,990,511$11,438,459
63$14,833,738$9,420,284$8,207,197$12,245,287
64$16,294,176$9,829,275$8,429,535$13,122,213
65$17,901,922$10,256,649$8,657,665$14,075,948
66$19,671,949$10,703,256$8,891,728$15,113,871
67$21,620,756$11,169,984$9,131,868$16,244,098
68$23,766,523$11,657,762$9,378,235$17,475,553
69$26,129,282$12,167,566$9,630,980$18,818,051
70$28,731,107$12,700,415$9,890,256$20,282,389
71$31,596,322$13,257,378$10,156,222$21,880,445
72$34,751,731$13,839,574$10,429,040$23,625,288
73$38,226,868$14,448,173$10,708,873$25,531,295
74$42,054,279$15,084,404$10,995,890$27,614,288
75$46,269,825$15,749,550$11,290,263$29,891,678
76$50,913,027$16,444,957$11,592,166$32,382,628
77$56,027,432$17,172,036$11,901,779$35,108,227
78$61,661,025$17,932,261$12,219,285$38,091,689
79$67,866,688$18,727,180$12,544,868$41,358,568
80$74,702,689$19,558,411$12,878,721$44,936,993
81$82,233,241$20,427,651$13,221,036$48,857,933
82$90,529,102$21,336,676$13,572,011$53,155,481
83$99,668,245$22,287,348$13,931,848$57,867,176
84$109,736,594$23,281,615$14,300,752$63,034,349
85$120,828,833$24,321,521$14,678,934$68,702,512
86$133,049,302$25,409,204$15,066,606$74,921,780
87$146,512,981$26,546,905$15,463,988$81,747,338
88$161,346,573$27,736,972$15,871,300$89,239,961
89$177,689,704$28,981,864$16,288,769$97,466,578
90$195,696,237$30,284,157$16,716,625$106,500,901
91$215,535,724$31,646,553$17,155,103$116,424,111
92$237,395,011$33,071,877$17,604,442$127,325,621
93$261,479,997$34,563,093$18,064,886$139,303,916
94$288,017,578$36,123,306$18,536,681$152,467,466
95$317,257,790$37,755,768$19,020,079$166,935,755
96$349,476,171$39,463,887$19,515,338$182,840,394
97$384,976,356$41,251,233$20,022,718$200,326,355
98$424,092,950$43,121,548$20,542,484$219,553,336
99$467,194,679$45,078,752$21,074,905$240,697,257
100$514,687,878$47,126,953$21,620,257$263,951,912