Can I retire at age 55 with 6,900,000?

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 $6,900,000?

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$569,796$564,720$559,768$554,935$550,216$539,327
2 years$282,077$276,824$271,732$266,796$262,007$251,083
3 years$186,183$180,907$175,829$170,939$166,228$155,609
4 years$138,246$132,986$127,958$123,152$118,555$108,323
5 years$109,491$104,263$99,301$94,592$90,124$80,308
6 years$90,327$85,138$80,250$75,646$71,312$61,923
7 years$76,644$71,499$66,688$62,193$57,996$49,036
8 years$66,387$61,288$56,557$52,172$48,113$39,579
9 years$58,413$53,362$48,712$44,439$40,518$32,405
10 years$52,037$47,036$42,468$38,307$34,524$26,824
11 years$46,825$41,873$37,389$33,338$29,691$22,395
12 years$42,484$37,583$33,181$29,242$25,730$18,827
13 years$38,814$33,964$29,645$25,817$22,437$15,916
14 years$35,670$30,873$26,637$22,917$19,668$13,517
15 years$32,949$28,203$24,049$20,438$17,317$11,522
16 years$30,570$25,875$21,804$18,300$15,305$9,854
17 years$28,473$23,830$19,841$16,442$13,571$8,449
18 years$26,611$22,020$18,112$14,818$12,066$7,261
19 years$24,947$20,408$16,581$13,389$10,755$6,251
20 years$23,451$18,964$15,217$12,127$9,607$5,391
21 years$22,099$17,665$13,997$11,006$8,597$4,655
22 years$20,872$16,489$12,900$10,007$7,706$4,025
23 years$19,754$15,422$11,911$9,113$6,917$3,483
24 years$18,730$14,449$11,016$8,312$6,217$3,017
25 years$17,789$13,560$10,203$7,591$5,595$2,616
26 years$16,922$12,744$9,463$6,941$5,039$2,269
27 years$16,121$11,994$8,787$6,353$4,543$1,969
28 years$15,379$11,302$8,168$5,821$4,100$1,710
29 years$14,688$10,662$7,601$5,338$3,702$1,485
30 years$14,045$10,069$7,080$4,899$3,345$1,291
31 years$13,445$9,519$6,601$4,499$3,024$1,122
32 years$12,883$9,006$6,159$4,135$2,736$976
33 years$12,357$8,529$5,750$3,802$2,476$848
34 years$11,862$8,084$5,373$3,498$2,241$738
35 years$11,397$7,667$5,023$3,220$2,030$642
36 years$10,959$7,277$4,699$2,966$1,839$559
37 years$10,545$6,912$4,398$2,733$1,667$486
38 years$10,154$6,569$4,119$2,519$1,511$423
39 years$9,784$6,246$3,859$2,322$1,371$368
40 years$9,433$5,943$3,617$2,142$1,243$321
41 years$9,101$5,657$3,392$1,976$1,128$279
42 years$8,785$5,388$3,181$1,824$1,023$243
43 years$8,484$5,133$2,985$1,684$929$212
44 years$8,198$4,893$2,802$1,555$843$184
45 years$7,926$4,666$2,631$1,436$765$161
46 years$7,666$4,451$2,471$1,326$695$140
47 years$7,418$4,248$2,322$1,225$631$122
48 years$7,180$4,055$2,182$1,132$573$106
49 years$6,954$3,872$2,051$1,046$520$92
50 years$6,737$3,699$1,928$967$473$80

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $6,900,000, adding $6,379 every year, while hoping to spend $50,398 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: 53/42/5 Blend
54$6,900,000$6,900,000$6,900,000$6,900,000
55$7,610,380$7,244,680$7,137,730$8,005,120
56$8,333,016$7,546,046$7,323,221$8,574,138
57$9,127,671$7,860,490$7,513,236$9,186,750
58$10,001,639$8,188,600$7,707,875$9,851,949
59$10,962,954$8,530,989$7,907,237$10,574,704
60$12,020,470$8,888,302$8,111,424$11,360,475
61$13,183,940$9,261,211$8,320,539$12,215,259
62$14,464,112$9,650,420$8,534,687$13,145,650
63$15,872,826$10,056,666$8,753,974$14,158,895
64$17,423,131$10,480,719$8,978,509$15,262,958
65$19,129,402$10,923,386$9,208,400$16,466,598
66$21,007,480$11,385,511$9,443,760$17,779,443
67$23,074,818$11,867,976$9,684,702$19,212,084
68$25,350,649$12,371,706$9,931,339$20,776,166
69$27,856,164$12,897,669$10,183,787$22,484,497
70$30,614,713$13,446,875$10,442,165$24,351,170
71$33,652,028$14,020,385$10,706,591$26,391,684
72$36,996,458$14,619,308$10,977,185$28,623,093
73$40,679,246$15,244,803$11,254,070$31,064,163
74$44,734,816$15,898,086$11,537,369$33,735,541
75$49,201,103$16,580,428$11,827,206$36,659,949
76$54,119,906$17,293,159$12,123,708$39,862,394
77$59,537,286$18,037,673$12,427,002$43,370,400
78$65,503,999$18,815,429$12,737,217$47,214,260
79$72,075,975$19,627,953$13,054,481$51,427,319
80$79,314,846$20,476,844$13,378,928$56,046,287
81$87,288,525$21,363,775$13,710,687$61,111,573
82$96,071,852$22,290,497$14,049,892$66,667,667
83$105,747,296$23,258,846$14,396,678$72,763,551
84$116,405,732$24,270,741$14,751,179$79,453,154
85$128,147,303$25,328,194$15,113,530$86,795,861
86$141,082,362$26,433,310$15,483,868$94,857,058
87$155,332,515$27,588,294$15,862,329$103,708,748
88$171,031,765$28,795,454$16,249,051$113,430,224
89$188,327,782$30,057,208$16,644,171$124,108,805
90$207,383,292$31,376,088$17,047,827$135,840,655
91$228,377,615$32,754,744$17,460,156$148,731,685
92$251,508,359$34,195,953$17,881,298$162,898,539
93$276,993,279$35,702,622$18,311,389$178,469,688
94$305,072,339$37,277,796$18,750,566$195,586,636
95$336,009,975$38,924,665$19,198,968$214,405,239
96$370,097,587$40,646,569$19,656,728$235,097,173
97$407,656,296$42,447,006$20,123,983$257,851,540
98$449,039,969$44,329,640$20,600,868$282,876,641
99$494,638,563$46,298,309$21,087,513$310,401,934
100$544,881,803$48,357,033$21,584,052$340,680,181