Can I retire at age 54 with 1,460,000?

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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $1,460,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$120,565$119,492$118,444$117,421$116,422$115,883
2 years$59,686$58,574$57,497$56,452$55,439$54,895
3 years$39,395$38,279$37,204$36,170$35,173$34,640
4 years$29,252$28,139$27,075$26,058$25,086$24,569
5 years$23,168$22,061$21,011$20,015$19,070$18,570
6 years$19,113$18,015$16,980$16,006$15,089$14,608
7 years$16,217$15,129$14,111$13,160$12,272$11,809
8 years$14,047$12,968$11,967$11,039$10,180$9,736
9 years$12,360$11,291$10,307$9,403$8,573$8,147
10 years$11,011$9,953$8,986$8,106$7,305$6,897
11 years$9,908$8,860$7,911$7,054$6,283$5,892
12 years$8,989$7,952$7,021$6,188$5,444$5,071
13 years$8,213$7,187$6,273$5,463$4,748$4,392
14 years$7,548$6,532$5,636$4,849$4,162$3,822
15 years$6,972$5,968$5,089$4,325$3,664$3,341
16 years$6,468$5,475$4,614$3,872$3,238$2,931
17 years$6,025$5,042$4,198$3,479$2,871$2,580
18 years$5,631$4,659$3,832$3,135$2,553$2,276
19 years$5,279$4,318$3,508$2,833$2,276$2,013
20 years$4,962$4,013$3,220$2,566$2,033$1,784
21 years$4,676$3,738$2,962$2,329$1,819$1,584
22 years$4,416$3,489$2,730$2,117$1,631$1,409
23 years$4,180$3,263$2,520$1,928$1,464$1,254
24 years$3,963$3,057$2,331$1,759$1,316$1,118
25 years$3,764$2,869$2,159$1,606$1,184$998
26 years$3,581$2,697$2,002$1,469$1,066$891
27 years$3,411$2,538$1,859$1,344$961$796
28 years$3,254$2,391$1,728$1,232$867$712
29 years$3,108$2,256$1,608$1,129$783$638
30 years$2,972$2,131$1,498$1,037$708$571
31 years$2,845$2,014$1,397$952$640$512
32 years$2,726$1,906$1,303$875$579$459
33 years$2,615$1,805$1,217$805$524$412
34 years$2,510$1,710$1,137$740$474$369
35 years$2,412$1,622$1,063$681$430$331
36 years$2,319$1,540$994$628$389$298
37 years$2,231$1,463$931$578$353$267
38 years$2,149$1,390$872$533$320$240
39 years$2,070$1,322$817$491$290$216
40 years$1,996$1,257$765$453$263$194
41 years$1,926$1,197$718$418$239$174
42 years$1,859$1,140$673$386$217$157
43 years$1,795$1,086$632$356$197$141
44 years$1,735$1,035$593$329$178$127
45 years$1,677$987$557$304$162$114
46 years$1,622$942$523$281$147$102
47 years$1,570$899$491$259$134$92
48 years$1,519$858$462$240$121$83
49 years$1,471$819$434$221$110$74
50 years$1,425$783$408$205$100$67

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $1,460,000, adding $4,075 every year, while hoping to spend $53,611 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: 87/7/6 Blend
53$1,460,000$1,460,000$1,460,000$1,460,000
54$1,613,123$1,535,743$1,513,113$1,752,768
55$1,720,620$1,553,953$1,506,761$1,862,541
56$1,837,285$1,571,258$1,498,399$1,975,313
57$1,963,996$1,587,558$1,487,903$2,097,517
58$2,101,720$1,602,745$1,475,144$2,230,062
59$2,251,520$1,616,703$1,459,986$2,373,952
60$2,414,565$1,629,312$1,442,286$2,530,290
61$2,592,143$1,640,440$1,421,894$2,700,291
62$2,785,669$1,649,949$1,398,655$2,885,293
63$2,996,702$1,657,692$1,372,405$3,086,770
64$3,226,958$1,663,511$1,342,973$3,306,345
65$3,478,325$1,667,240$1,310,180$3,545,804
66$3,752,881$1,668,702$1,273,838$3,807,117
67$4,052,914$1,667,708$1,233,751$4,092,450
68$4,380,944$1,664,058$1,189,714$4,404,192
69$4,739,743$1,657,540$1,141,513$4,744,973
70$5,132,367$1,647,930$1,088,923$5,117,691
71$5,562,177$1,634,987$1,031,711$5,525,539
72$6,032,876$1,618,458$969,630$5,972,032
73$6,548,543$1,598,076$902,426$6,461,044
74$7,113,667$1,573,554$829,830$6,996,845
75$7,733,194$1,544,592$751,563$7,584,136
76$8,412,573$1,510,870$667,333$8,228,099
77$9,157,802$1,472,049$576,835$8,934,442
78$9,975,489$1,427,771$479,751$9,709,454
79$10,872,914$1,377,656$375,747$10,560,067
80$11,858,093$1,321,304$264,477$11,493,917
81$12,939,859$1,258,288$145,577$12,519,417
82$14,127,941$1,188,161$18,671$13,645,838
83$15,433,056$1,110,446$0$14,883,398
84$16,867,011$1,024,641$0$16,250,829
85$18,442,813$930,215$0$17,754,821
86$20,174,790$826,605$0$19,407,875
87$22,078,730$713,220$0$21,225,084
88$24,172,024$589,431$0$23,223,074
89$26,473,833$454,577$0$25,420,170
90$29,005,270$307,956$0$27,836,559
91$31,789,593$148,832$0$30,494,487
92$34,852,429$0$0$33,418,467
93$38,222,013$0$0$36,637,325
94$41,929,457$0$0$40,191,558
95$46,009,036$0$0$44,102,566
96$50,498,521$0$0$48,406,558
97$55,439,524$0$0$53,143,431
98$60,877,899$0$0$58,357,146
99$66,864,171$0$0$64,096,143
100$73,454,009$0$0$70,413,794