Can I retire at age 54 with 1,780,000?

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 $1,780,000?

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 years$146,991$145,681$144,404$143,157$141,940$141,342
2 years$72,768$71,412$70,099$68,826$67,590$66,987
3 years$48,030$46,669$45,359$44,097$42,882$42,291
4 years$35,663$34,307$33,010$31,770$30,584$30,011
5 years$28,246$26,897$25,617$24,402$23,249$22,695
6 years$23,302$21,963$20,702$19,515$18,396$17,862
7 years$19,772$18,445$17,204$16,044$14,961$14,447
8 years$17,126$15,810$14,590$13,459$12,412$11,918
9 years$15,069$13,766$12,566$11,464$10,453$9,979
10 years$13,424$12,134$10,956$9,882$8,906$8,452
11 years$12,079$10,802$9,645$8,600$7,660$7,226
12 years$10,960$9,695$8,560$7,544$6,638$6,223
13 years$10,013$8,762$7,648$6,660$5,788$5,392
14 years$9,202$7,964$6,871$5,912$5,074$4,697
15 years$8,500$7,275$6,204$5,272$4,467$4,108
16 years$7,886$6,675$5,625$4,721$3,948$3,607
17 years$7,345$6,148$5,118$4,242$3,501$3,176
18 years$6,865$5,681$4,672$3,823$3,113$2,805
19 years$6,436$5,265$4,277$3,454$2,774$2,482
20 years$6,050$4,892$3,926$3,128$2,478$2,201
21 years$5,701$4,557$3,611$2,839$2,218$1,956
22 years$5,384$4,254$3,328$2,581$1,988$1,740
23 years$5,096$3,978$3,073$2,351$1,784$1,551
24 years$4,832$3,728$2,842$2,144$1,604$1,383
25 years$4,589$3,498$2,632$1,958$1,443$1,235
26 years$4,366$3,288$2,441$1,790$1,300$1,104
27 years$4,159$3,094$2,267$1,639$1,172$988
28 years$3,967$2,916$2,107$1,502$1,058$884
29 years$3,789$2,750$1,961$1,377$955$792
30 years$3,623$2,598$1,827$1,264$863$710
31 years$3,468$2,456$1,703$1,161$780$637
32 years$3,324$2,323$1,589$1,067$706$571
33 years$3,188$2,200$1,483$981$639$513
34 years$3,060$2,085$1,386$902$578$461
35 years$2,940$1,978$1,296$831$524$414
36 years$2,827$1,877$1,212$765$475$372
37 years$2,720$1,783$1,135$705$430$334
38 years$2,619$1,695$1,063$650$390$300
39 years$2,524$1,611$995$599$354$270
40 years$2,434$1,533$933$553$321$243
41 years$2,348$1,459$875$510$291$219
42 years$2,266$1,390$821$471$264$197
43 years$2,189$1,324$770$434$240$177
44 years$2,115$1,262$723$401$217$159
45 years$2,045$1,204$679$370$197$143
46 years$1,978$1,148$638$342$179$129
47 years$1,914$1,096$599$316$163$116
48 years$1,852$1,046$563$292$148$104
49 years$1,794$999$529$270$134$94
50 years$1,738$954$497$250$122$85

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $1,780,000, adding $4,244 every year, while hoping to spend $54,102 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: 40/44/16 Blend
53$1,780,000$1,780,000$1,780,000$1,780,000
54$1,965,938$1,871,598$1,844,008$2,035,069
55$2,108,899$1,905,742$1,848,218$2,118,737
56$2,264,630$1,939,746$1,850,756$2,203,620
57$2,434,374$1,973,546$1,851,508$2,294,295
58$2,619,503$2,007,072$1,850,357$2,391,315
59$2,821,525$2,040,252$1,847,177$2,495,289
60$3,042,101$2,073,004$1,841,837$2,606,892
61$3,283,058$2,105,244$1,834,201$2,726,867
62$3,546,408$2,136,879$1,824,126$2,856,036
63$3,834,368$2,167,812$1,811,459$2,995,304
64$4,149,375$2,197,937$1,796,045$3,145,671
65$4,494,116$2,227,140$1,777,717$3,308,244
66$4,871,547$2,255,302$1,756,303$3,484,241
67$5,284,927$2,282,293$1,731,620$3,675,008
68$5,737,840$2,307,976$1,703,480$3,882,031
69$6,234,237$2,332,204$1,671,684$4,106,951
70$6,778,467$2,354,820$1,636,023$4,351,579
71$7,375,321$2,375,657$1,596,280$4,617,913
72$8,030,075$2,394,536$1,552,228$4,908,160
73$8,748,543$2,411,268$1,503,627$5,224,755
74$9,537,126$2,425,652$1,450,230$5,570,386
75$10,402,875$2,437,471$1,391,775$5,948,019
76$11,353,559$2,446,498$1,327,990$6,360,928
77$12,397,735$2,452,489$1,258,591$6,812,725
78$13,544,829$2,455,186$1,183,279$7,307,399
79$14,805,226$2,454,315$1,101,744$7,849,348
80$16,190,367$2,449,584$1,013,660$8,443,427
81$17,712,856$2,440,685$918,688$9,094,995
82$19,386,576$2,427,288$816,474$9,809,960
83$21,226,827$2,409,045$706,646$10,594,845
84$23,250,462$2,385,587$588,817$11,456,845
85$25,476,051$2,356,523$462,584$12,403,897
86$27,924,053$2,321,436$327,525$13,444,760
87$30,617,007$2,279,888$183,199$14,589,093
88$33,579,752$2,231,412$29,145$15,847,553
89$36,839,650$2,175,515$0$17,231,896
90$40,426,853$2,111,674$0$18,778,179
91$44,374,582$2,039,336$0$20,484,425
92$48,719,441$1,957,915$0$22,361,518
93$53,501,763$1,866,792$0$24,426,949
94$58,765,990$1,765,312$0$26,700,006
95$64,561,090$1,652,781$0$29,201,953
96$70,941,020$1,528,466$0$31,956,235
97$77,965,237$1,391,594$0$34,988,703
98$85,699,253$1,241,344$0$38,327,857
99$94,215,257$1,076,850$0$42,005,116
100$103,592,797$897,199$0$46,055,123