Can I retire at age 54 with 1,820,000?

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 $1,820,000?

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%
1 years$150,294$148,955$147,649$146,374$145,129$140,936
2 years$74,403$73,017$71,674$70,372$69,109$64,917
3 years$49,109$47,718$46,378$45,088$43,846$39,787
4 years$36,465$35,077$33,751$32,483$31,271$27,377
5 years$28,880$27,501$26,192$24,950$23,772$20,053
6 years$23,825$22,457$21,167$19,953$18,810$15,269
7 years$20,216$18,859$17,590$16,405$15,297$11,935
8 years$17,511$16,166$14,918$13,761$12,691$9,505
9 years$15,407$14,075$12,849$11,722$10,687$7,675
10 years$13,726$12,407$11,202$10,104$9,106$6,263
11 years$12,351$11,045$9,862$8,794$7,832$5,153
12 years$11,206$9,913$8,752$7,713$6,787$4,267
13 years$10,238$8,959$7,820$6,810$5,918$3,552
14 years$9,409$8,143$7,026$6,045$5,188$2,970
15 years$8,691$7,439$6,343$5,391$4,568$2,491
16 years$8,063$6,825$5,751$4,827$4,037$2,096
17 years$7,510$6,286$5,233$4,337$3,579$1,767
18 years$7,019$5,808$4,777$3,908$3,183$1,493
19 years$6,580$5,383$4,373$3,532$2,837$1,264
20 years$6,186$5,002$4,014$3,199$2,534$1,071
21 years$5,829$4,659$3,692$2,903$2,268$909
22 years$5,505$4,349$3,403$2,639$2,033$772
23 years$5,210$4,068$3,142$2,404$1,825$656
24 years$4,940$3,811$2,906$2,192$1,640$558
25 years$4,692$3,577$2,691$2,002$1,476$475
26 years$4,464$3,362$2,496$1,831$1,329$404
27 years$4,252$3,164$2,318$1,676$1,198$344
28 years$4,056$2,981$2,155$1,535$1,081$294
29 years$3,874$2,812$2,005$1,408$976$250
30 years$3,705$2,656$1,868$1,292$882$213
31 years$3,546$2,511$1,741$1,187$798$182
32 years$3,398$2,376$1,624$1,091$722$155
33 years$3,259$2,250$1,517$1,003$653$132
34 years$3,129$2,132$1,417$923$591$113
35 years$3,006$2,022$1,325$849$535$96
36 years$2,891$1,920$1,239$782$485$82
37 years$2,781$1,823$1,160$721$440$70
38 years$2,678$1,733$1,086$664$399$60
39 years$2,581$1,648$1,018$613$362$51
40 years$2,488$1,568$954$565$328$44
41 years$2,400$1,492$895$521$297$37
42 years$2,317$1,421$839$481$270$32
43 years$2,238$1,354$787$444$245$27
44 years$2,162$1,291$739$410$222$23
45 years$2,091$1,231$694$379$202$20
46 years$2,022$1,174$652$350$183$17
47 years$1,957$1,120$612$323$166$14
48 years$1,894$1,070$575$299$151$12
49 years$1,834$1,021$541$276$137$11
50 years$1,777$976$509$255$125$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $1,820,000, adding $3,317 every year, while hoping to spend $49,742 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: 52/24/24 Blend
53$1,820,000$1,820,000$1,820,000$1,820,000
54$2,009,061$1,912,601$1,884,391$2,099,944
55$2,161,061$1,953,394$1,894,593$2,203,951
56$2,326,897$1,994,518$1,903,470$2,311,658
57$2,507,928$2,035,937$1,910,924$2,427,798
58$2,705,651$2,077,613$1,916,855$2,553,194
59$2,921,712$2,119,500$1,921,154$2,688,751
60$3,157,924$2,161,553$1,923,710$2,835,468
61$3,416,283$2,203,719$1,924,405$2,994,448
62$3,698,986$2,245,944$1,923,114$3,166,905
63$4,008,453$2,288,166$1,919,710$3,354,178
64$4,347,350$2,330,321$1,914,054$3,557,745
65$4,718,610$2,372,337$1,906,006$3,779,234
66$5,125,465$2,414,139$1,895,414$4,020,441
67$5,571,475$2,455,644$1,882,123$4,283,346
68$6,060,559$2,496,763$1,865,967$4,570,132
69$6,597,034$2,537,403$1,846,775$4,883,206
70$7,185,656$2,577,461$1,824,367$5,225,225
71$7,831,663$2,616,826$1,798,553$5,599,114
72$8,540,825$2,655,383$1,769,136$6,008,101
73$9,319,496$2,693,003$1,735,910$6,455,747
74$10,174,678$2,729,554$1,698,656$6,945,974
75$11,114,084$2,764,891$1,657,150$7,483,111
76$12,146,209$2,798,859$1,611,153$8,071,929
77$13,280,413$2,831,294$1,560,417$8,717,687
78$14,527,008$2,862,020$1,504,684$9,426,188
79$15,897,353$2,890,849$1,443,681$10,203,825
80$17,403,964$2,917,581$1,377,125$11,057,650
81$19,060,629$2,942,004$1,304,719$11,995,439
82$20,882,540$2,963,889$1,226,154$13,025,761
83$22,886,434$2,982,995$1,141,106$14,158,068
84$25,090,753$2,999,064$1,049,235$15,402,778
85$27,515,814$3,011,822$950,189$16,771,378
86$30,184,004$3,020,978$843,597$18,276,532
87$33,119,989$3,026,223$729,075$19,932,201
88$36,350,947$3,027,227$606,218$21,753,776
89$39,906,824$3,023,641$474,606$23,758,225
90$43,820,614$3,015,094$333,799$25,964,255
91$48,128,674$3,001,191$183,340$28,392,485
92$52,871,066$2,981,516$22,748$31,065,649
93$58,091,929$2,955,625$0$34,008,806
94$63,839,902$2,923,047$0$37,287,643
95$70,168,580$2,883,285$0$40,903,239
96$77,137,020$2,835,810$0$44,883,471
97$84,810,294$2,780,063$0$49,265,488
98$93,260,110$2,715,451$0$54,090,229
99$102,565,480$2,641,348$0$59,402,814
100$112,813,472$2,557,087$0$65,252,966