Can I retire at age 54 with 1,700,000?

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 $1,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$140,384$139,134$137,914$136,723$135,560$130,336
2 years$69,497$68,203$66,949$65,732$64,553$59,352
3 years$45,871$44,571$43,320$42,115$40,955$35,941
4 years$34,061$32,765$31,526$30,342$29,209$24,420
5 years$26,976$25,688$24,465$23,305$22,204$17,653
6 years$22,255$20,976$19,772$18,637$17,570$13,258
7 years$18,883$17,616$16,430$15,323$14,289$10,217
8 years$16,356$15,100$13,934$12,854$11,854$8,017
9 years$14,392$13,147$12,002$10,949$9,983$6,375
10 years$12,821$11,589$10,463$9,438$8,506$5,121
11 years$11,537$10,317$9,212$8,214$7,315$4,146
12 years$10,467$9,260$8,175$7,205$6,339$3,376
13 years$9,563$8,368$7,304$6,361$5,528$2,763
14 years$8,788$7,606$6,563$5,646$4,846$2,270
15 years$8,118$6,949$5,925$5,035$4,267$1,871
16 years$7,532$6,375$5,372$4,509$3,771$1,546
17 years$7,015$5,871$4,888$4,051$3,343$1,280
18 years$6,556$5,425$4,462$3,651$2,973$1,061
19 years$6,146$5,028$4,085$3,299$2,650$881
20 years$5,778$4,672$3,749$2,988$2,367$733
21 years$5,445$4,352$3,448$2,712$2,118$610
22 years$5,142$4,063$3,178$2,465$1,899$508
23 years$4,867$3,800$2,935$2,245$1,704$423
24 years$4,615$3,560$2,714$2,048$1,532$353
25 years$4,383$3,341$2,514$1,870$1,378$294
26 years$4,169$3,140$2,331$1,710$1,242$246
27 years$3,972$2,955$2,165$1,565$1,119$205
28 years$3,789$2,784$2,013$1,434$1,010$171
29 years$3,619$2,627$1,873$1,315$912$143
30 years$3,460$2,481$1,744$1,207$824$120
31 years$3,313$2,345$1,626$1,108$745$100
32 years$3,174$2,219$1,517$1,019$674$83
33 years$3,044$2,101$1,417$937$610$70
34 years$2,923$1,992$1,324$862$552$58
35 years$2,808$1,889$1,238$793$500$49
36 years$2,700$1,793$1,158$731$453$41
37 years$2,598$1,703$1,084$673$411$34
38 years$2,502$1,618$1,015$621$372$28
39 years$2,411$1,539$951$572$338$24
40 years$2,324$1,464$891$528$306$20
41 years$2,242$1,394$836$487$278$17
42 years$2,164$1,327$784$449$252$14
43 years$2,090$1,265$736$415$229$12
44 years$2,020$1,206$690$383$208$10
45 years$1,953$1,150$648$354$189$8
46 years$1,889$1,097$609$327$171$7
47 years$1,828$1,047$572$302$155$6
48 years$1,769$999$538$279$141$5
49 years$1,713$954$505$258$128$4
50 years$1,660$911$475$238$116$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $1,700,000, adding $6,130 every year, while hoping to spend $38,394 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: 58/29/13 Blend
53$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000
54$1,879,723$1,789,623$1,763,273$1,982,278
55$2,030,604$1,836,464$1,781,492$2,099,079
56$2,195,588$1,884,313$1,799,034$2,221,543
57$2,376,073$1,933,179$1,815,837$2,354,128
58$2,573,598$1,983,071$1,831,833$2,497,811
59$2,789,858$2,033,994$1,846,953$2,653,669
60$3,026,721$2,085,957$1,861,123$2,822,887
61$3,286,240$2,138,963$1,874,264$3,006,769
62$3,570,681$2,193,016$1,886,296$3,206,752
63$3,882,536$2,248,119$1,897,132$3,424,420
64$4,224,550$2,304,273$1,906,683$3,661,516
65$4,599,750$2,361,478$1,914,851$3,919,961
66$5,011,464$2,419,730$1,921,539$4,201,868
67$5,463,364$2,479,028$1,926,641$4,509,569
68$5,959,491$2,539,363$1,930,047$4,845,631
69$6,504,296$2,600,730$1,931,641$5,212,881
70$7,102,685$2,663,116$1,931,302$5,614,435
71$7,760,061$2,726,511$1,928,903$6,053,726
72$8,482,376$2,790,898$1,924,309$6,534,535
73$9,276,186$2,856,261$1,917,382$7,061,029
74$10,148,717$2,922,577$1,907,974$7,637,801
75$11,107,926$2,989,823$1,895,930$8,269,908
76$12,162,581$3,057,971$1,881,091$8,962,925
77$13,322,343$3,126,991$1,863,287$9,722,995
78$14,597,855$3,196,846$1,842,340$10,556,885
79$16,000,844$3,267,499$1,818,065$11,472,055
80$17,544,228$3,338,904$1,790,268$12,476,723
81$19,242,243$3,411,015$1,758,746$13,579,945
82$21,110,574$3,483,776$1,723,286$14,791,702
83$23,166,501$3,557,130$1,683,665$16,122,991
84$25,429,067$3,631,012$1,639,651$17,585,933
85$27,919,251$3,705,351$1,590,998$19,193,883
86$30,660,171$3,780,070$1,537,453$20,961,559
87$33,677,300$3,855,084$1,478,749$22,905,181
88$36,998,703$3,930,303$1,414,606$25,042,624
89$40,655,310$4,005,626$1,344,734$27,393,585
90$44,681,196$4,080,946$1,268,827$29,979,772
91$49,113,913$4,156,147$1,186,568$32,825,109
92$53,994,836$4,231,103$1,097,622$35,955,957
93$59,369,560$4,305,678$1,001,643$39,401,372
94$65,288,324$4,379,725$898,267$43,193,371
95$71,806,489$4,453,087$787,115$47,367,240
96$78,985,057$4,525,595$667,789$51,961,865
97$86,891,250$4,597,066$539,877$57,020,101
98$95,599,141$4,667,305$402,946$62,589,174
99$105,190,353$4,736,103$256,545$68,721,132
100$115,754,832$4,803,236$100,203$75,473,333