Can I retire at age 54 with 1,140,000?

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 $1,140,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$94,140$93,302$92,483$91,685$90,905$88,421
2 years$46,604$45,736$44,895$44,079$43,288$40,803
3 years$30,761$29,889$29,050$28,242$27,464$25,056
4 years$22,841$21,972$21,141$20,347$19,587$17,276
5 years$18,090$17,226$16,406$15,628$14,890$12,681
6 years$14,924$14,066$13,259$12,498$11,782$9,677
7 years$12,663$11,813$11,018$10,275$9,582$7,581
8 years$10,968$10,126$9,344$8,620$7,949$6,052
9 years$9,651$8,816$8,048$7,342$6,694$4,898
10 years$8,597$7,771$7,017$6,329$5,704$4,007
11 years$7,736$6,918$6,177$5,508$4,906$3,305
12 years$7,019$6,209$5,482$4,831$4,251$2,744
13 years$6,413$5,612$4,898$4,265$3,707$2,291
14 years$5,893$5,101$4,401$3,786$3,250$1,920
15 years$5,444$4,660$3,973$3,377$2,861$1,615
16 years$5,051$4,275$3,602$3,023$2,529$1,363
17 years$4,704$3,937$3,278$2,717$2,242$1,153
18 years$4,397$3,638$2,992$2,448$1,994$977
19 years$4,122$3,372$2,739$2,212$1,777$829
20 years$3,874$3,133$2,514$2,004$1,587$705
21 years$3,651$2,918$2,313$1,818$1,420$600
22 years$3,448$2,724$2,131$1,653$1,273$511
23 years$3,264$2,548$1,968$1,506$1,143$436
24 years$3,094$2,387$1,820$1,373$1,027$372
25 years$2,939$2,240$1,686$1,254$924$317
26 years$2,796$2,106$1,563$1,147$833$271
27 years$2,664$1,982$1,452$1,050$751$232
28 years$2,541$1,867$1,350$962$677$198
29 years$2,427$1,762$1,256$882$612$170
30 years$2,321$1,664$1,170$809$553$145
31 years$2,221$1,573$1,091$743$500$124
32 years$2,129$1,488$1,018$683$452$106
33 years$2,042$1,409$950$628$409$91
34 years$1,960$1,336$888$578$370$78
35 years$1,883$1,267$830$532$335$67
36 years$1,811$1,202$776$490$304$57
37 years$1,742$1,142$727$451$275$49
38 years$1,678$1,085$681$416$250$42
39 years$1,616$1,032$638$384$226$36
40 years$1,559$982$598$354$205$31
41 years$1,504$935$560$327$186$26
42 years$1,451$890$526$301$169$23
43 years$1,402$848$493$278$153$19
44 years$1,354$808$463$257$139$17
45 years$1,309$771$435$237$126$14
46 years$1,267$735$408$219$115$12
47 years$1,226$702$384$202$104$10
48 years$1,186$670$360$187$95$9
49 years$1,149$640$339$173$86$8
50 years$1,113$611$319$160$78$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $1,140,000, adding $3,059 every year, while hoping to spend $21,023 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: 64/10/26 Blend
53$1,140,000$1,140,000$1,140,000$1,140,000
54$1,259,435$1,199,015$1,181,345$1,331,222
55$1,365,529$1,235,399$1,198,552$1,416,502
56$1,481,741$1,272,860$1,215,631$1,507,037
57$1,609,078$1,311,431$1,232,555$1,605,497
58$1,748,655$1,351,142$1,249,296$1,712,661
59$1,901,695$1,392,025$1,265,825$1,829,388
60$2,069,548$1,434,114$1,282,109$1,956,625
61$2,253,698$1,477,442$1,298,117$2,095,415
62$2,455,784$1,522,045$1,313,812$2,246,904
63$2,677,606$1,567,958$1,329,157$2,412,360
64$2,921,152$1,615,217$1,344,114$2,593,176
65$3,188,607$1,663,861$1,358,640$2,790,886
66$3,482,383$1,713,928$1,372,691$3,007,184
67$3,805,132$1,765,457$1,386,223$3,243,932
68$4,159,780$1,818,488$1,399,185$3,503,185
69$4,549,547$1,873,063$1,411,528$3,787,204
70$4,977,982$1,929,225$1,423,196$4,098,484
71$5,448,996$1,987,017$1,434,133$4,439,770
72$5,966,897$2,046,484$1,444,279$4,814,091
73$6,536,429$2,107,670$1,453,571$5,224,780
74$7,162,822$2,170,623$1,461,943$5,675,513
75$7,851,837$2,235,391$1,469,325$6,170,340
76$8,609,821$2,302,022$1,475,644$6,713,722
77$9,443,769$2,370,567$1,480,824$7,310,577
78$10,361,385$2,441,076$1,484,783$7,966,324
79$11,371,160$2,513,603$1,487,437$8,686,932
80$12,482,449$2,588,200$1,488,697$9,478,983
81$13,705,559$2,664,922$1,488,469$10,349,726
82$15,051,848$2,743,826$1,486,655$11,307,151
83$16,533,831$2,824,968$1,483,152$12,360,063
84$18,165,298$2,908,407$1,477,853$13,518,165
85$19,961,441$2,994,202$1,470,645$14,792,148
86$21,939,005$3,082,415$1,461,408$16,193,797
87$24,116,438$3,173,107$1,450,019$17,736,096
88$26,514,067$3,266,342$1,436,348$19,433,353
89$29,154,295$3,362,185$1,420,258$21,301,337
90$32,061,802$3,460,702$1,401,607$23,357,426
91$35,263,790$3,561,960$1,380,244$25,620,770
92$38,790,228$3,666,028$1,356,014$28,112,472
93$42,674,143$3,772,975$1,328,752$30,855,788
94$46,951,928$3,882,873$1,298,287$33,876,347
95$51,663,684$3,995,794$1,264,440$37,202,391
96$56,853,604$4,111,812$1,227,023$40,865,046
97$62,570,383$4,231,002$1,185,839$44,898,611
98$68,867,681$4,353,440$1,140,684$49,340,884
99$75,804,630$4,479,204$1,091,342$54,233,520
100$83,446,390$4,608,372$1,037,590$59,622,424