Can I retire at age 54 with 1,300,000?

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 $1,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$107,353$106,397$105,464$104,553$103,664$100,709
2 years$53,145$52,155$51,196$50,266$49,364$46,410
3 years$35,078$34,084$33,127$32,206$31,318$28,458
4 years$26,046$25,055$24,108$23,202$22,337$19,591
5 years$20,629$19,644$18,709$17,822$16,980$14,357
6 years$17,018$16,041$15,120$14,252$13,436$10,938
7 years$14,440$13,471$12,564$11,718$10,927$8,555
8 years$12,508$11,547$10,656$9,830$9,065$6,817
9 years$11,005$10,054$9,178$8,373$7,634$5,508
10 years$9,804$8,862$8,001$7,217$6,504$4,497
11 years$8,822$7,889$7,044$6,281$5,594$3,703
12 years$8,004$7,081$6,252$5,509$4,848$3,068
13 years$7,313$6,399$5,585$4,864$4,227$2,556
14 years$6,720$5,817$5,018$4,318$3,706$2,138
15 years$6,208$5,314$4,531$3,851$3,263$1,795
16 years$5,759$4,875$4,108$3,448$2,884$1,511
17 years$5,364$4,490$3,738$3,098$2,557$1,275
18 years$5,014$4,149$3,412$2,792$2,273$1,078
19 years$4,700$3,845$3,124$2,523$2,026$913
20 years$4,418$3,573$2,867$2,285$1,810$774
21 years$4,164$3,328$2,637$2,074$1,620$658
22 years$3,932$3,107$2,430$1,885$1,452$559
23 years$3,722$2,906$2,244$1,717$1,303$475
24 years$3,529$2,722$2,075$1,566$1,171$405
25 years$3,352$2,555$1,922$1,430$1,054$345
26 years$3,188$2,401$1,783$1,308$949$294
27 years$3,037$2,260$1,655$1,197$856$250
28 years$2,897$2,129$1,539$1,097$772$214
29 years$2,767$2,009$1,432$1,006$697$182
30 years$2,646$1,897$1,334$923$630$156
31 years$2,533$1,793$1,244$848$570$133
32 years$2,427$1,697$1,160$779$515$113
33 years$2,328$1,607$1,083$716$466$97
34 years$2,235$1,523$1,012$659$422$83
35 years$2,147$1,445$946$607$382$71
36 years$2,065$1,371$885$559$347$60
37 years$1,987$1,302$829$515$314$52
38 years$1,913$1,238$776$475$285$44
39 years$1,843$1,177$727$438$258$38
40 years$1,777$1,120$681$404$234$32
41 years$1,715$1,066$639$372$212$27
42 years$1,655$1,015$599$344$193$23
43 years$1,598$967$562$317$175$20
44 years$1,545$922$528$293$159$17
45 years$1,493$879$496$271$144$15
46 years$1,444$839$466$250$131$13
47 years$1,398$800$437$231$119$11
48 years$1,353$764$411$213$108$9
49 years$1,310$730$386$197$98$8
50 years$1,269$697$363$182$89$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $1,300,000, adding $5,468 every year, while hoping to spend $41,026 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: 47/45/8 Blend
53$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000
54$1,438,240$1,369,340$1,349,190$1,502,460
55$1,541,289$1,392,787$1,350,737$1,570,611
56$1,653,475$1,416,007$1,350,960$1,639,796
57$1,775,684$1,438,946$1,349,773$1,713,927
58$1,908,896$1,461,547$1,347,082$1,793,475
59$2,054,187$1,483,746$1,342,793$1,878,961
60$2,212,741$1,505,476$1,336,803$1,970,958
61$2,385,861$1,526,665$1,329,007$2,070,099
62$2,574,984$1,547,237$1,319,293$2,177,081
63$2,781,688$1,567,108$1,307,546$2,292,674
64$3,007,714$1,586,190$1,293,642$2,417,728
65$3,254,978$1,604,389$1,277,456$2,553,181
66$3,525,587$1,621,606$1,258,852$2,700,065
67$3,821,864$1,637,732$1,237,691$2,859,522
68$4,146,366$1,652,653$1,213,825$3,032,810
69$4,501,910$1,666,247$1,187,103$3,221,318
70$4,891,596$1,678,385$1,157,363$3,426,577
71$5,318,841$1,688,928$1,124,437$3,650,278
72$5,787,407$1,697,730$1,088,149$3,894,286
73$6,301,437$1,704,633$1,048,316$4,160,656
74$6,865,495$1,709,471$1,004,746$4,451,661
75$7,484,607$1,712,067$957,238$4,769,802
76$8,164,313$1,712,234$905,581$5,117,842
77$8,910,711$1,709,772$849,556$5,498,829
78$9,730,522$1,704,469$788,934$5,916,124
79$10,631,147$1,696,100$723,475$6,373,435
80$11,620,742$1,684,426$652,929$6,874,852
81$12,708,289$1,669,195$577,034$7,424,889
82$13,903,687$1,650,138$495,517$8,028,521
83$15,217,838$1,626,970$408,092$8,691,239
84$16,662,756$1,599,390$314,462$9,419,097
85$18,251,676$1,567,079$214,315$10,218,775
86$19,999,179$1,529,698$107,327$11,097,639
87$21,921,331$1,486,889$0$12,063,812
88$24,035,833$1,438,272$0$13,126,840
89$26,362,188$1,383,448$0$14,305,834
90$28,921,884$1,321,989$0$15,602,552
91$31,738,598$1,253,449$0$17,029,045
92$34,838,417$1,177,350$0$18,598,601
93$38,250,086$1,093,190$0$20,325,870
94$42,005,277$1,000,438$0$22,227,005
95$46,138,888$898,533$0$24,319,817
96$50,689,373$786,880$0$26,623,942
97$55,699,104$664,852$0$29,161,030
98$61,214,769$531,786$0$31,954,949
99$67,287,814$386,982$0$35,032,015
100$73,974,928$229,701$0$38,421,240