Can I retire at age 54 with 1,920,000?

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 $1,920,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$158,552$157,140$155,762$154,417$153,103$150,197
2 years$78,491$77,029$75,612$74,239$72,906$69,989
3 years$51,808$50,339$48,926$47,566$46,255$43,418
4 years$38,468$37,005$35,606$34,268$32,989$30,255
5 years$30,467$29,012$27,632$26,321$25,078$22,454
6 years$25,135$23,691$22,330$21,049$19,843$17,332
7 years$21,327$19,895$18,557$17,306$16,138$13,740
8 years$18,473$17,054$15,738$14,517$13,388$11,104
9 years$16,254$14,849$13,555$12,366$11,275$9,102
10 years$14,480$13,088$11,817$10,659$9,607$7,543
11 years$13,029$11,652$10,404$9,277$8,262$6,306
12 years$11,822$10,458$9,233$8,137$7,160$5,308
13 years$10,800$9,451$8,249$7,184$6,243$4,493
14 years$9,926$8,591$7,412$6,377$5,473$3,821
15 years$9,168$7,848$6,692$5,687$4,819$3,262
16 years$8,506$7,200$6,067$5,092$4,259$2,793
17 years$7,923$6,631$5,521$4,575$3,776$2,399
18 years$7,405$6,127$5,040$4,123$3,358$2,064
19 years$6,942$5,679$4,614$3,726$2,993$1,780
20 years$6,525$5,277$4,234$3,374$2,673$1,537
21 years$6,149$4,915$3,895$3,062$2,392$1,330
22 years$5,808$4,588$3,590$2,784$2,144$1,151
23 years$5,497$4,291$3,314$2,536$1,925$998
24 years$5,212$4,021$3,065$2,313$1,730$866
25 years$4,950$3,773$2,839$2,112$1,557$752
26 years$4,709$3,546$2,633$1,931$1,402$653
27 years$4,486$3,337$2,445$1,768$1,264$568
28 years$4,279$3,145$2,273$1,620$1,141$494
29 years$4,087$2,967$2,115$1,485$1,030$430
30 years$3,908$2,802$1,970$1,363$931$374
31 years$3,741$2,649$1,837$1,252$841$326
32 years$3,585$2,506$1,714$1,151$761$284
33 years$3,438$2,373$1,600$1,058$689$247
34 years$3,301$2,249$1,495$973$624$215
35 years$3,171$2,134$1,398$896$565$188
36 years$3,049$2,025$1,308$825$512$164
37 years$2,934$1,923$1,224$760$464$143
38 years$2,825$1,828$1,146$701$421$124
39 years$2,723$1,738$1,074$646$381$108
40 years$2,625$1,654$1,006$596$346$95
41 years$2,532$1,574$944$550$314$82
42 years$2,444$1,499$885$508$285$72
43 years$2,361$1,428$831$469$258$63
44 years$2,281$1,362$780$433$235$55
45 years$2,205$1,298$732$400$213$48
46 years$2,133$1,239$688$369$193$42
47 years$2,064$1,182$646$341$176$36
48 years$1,998$1,128$607$315$159$32
49 years$1,935$1,078$571$291$145$28
50 years$1,875$1,029$536$269$132$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $1,920,000, adding $5,144 every year, while hoping to spend $22,146 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: 45/40/15 Blend
53$1,920,000$1,920,000$1,920,000$1,920,000
54$2,121,146$2,019,386$1,989,626$2,207,278
55$2,313,940$2,094,773$2,032,715$2,343,233
56$2,525,656$2,173,111$2,076,506$2,487,935
57$2,758,202$2,254,523$2,120,998$2,644,366
58$3,013,678$2,339,133$2,166,190$2,813,621
59$3,294,398$2,427,076$2,212,082$2,996,902
60$3,602,911$2,518,487$2,258,672$3,195,531
61$3,942,025$2,613,510$2,305,955$3,410,961
62$4,314,835$2,712,296$2,353,928$3,644,788
63$4,724,750$2,815,000$2,402,586$3,898,768
64$5,175,524$2,921,785$2,451,922$4,174,829
65$5,671,297$3,032,821$2,501,931$4,475,095
66$6,216,626$3,148,286$2,552,602$4,801,900
67$6,816,534$3,268,365$2,603,927$5,157,810
68$7,476,556$3,393,250$2,655,894$5,545,649
69$8,202,790$3,523,145$2,708,492$5,968,524
70$9,001,954$3,658,258$2,761,705$6,429,854
71$9,881,451$3,798,810$2,815,520$6,933,397
72$10,849,437$3,945,030$2,869,918$7,483,295
73$11,914,900$4,097,157$2,924,881$8,084,100
74$13,087,743$4,255,441$2,980,388$8,740,825
75$14,378,878$4,420,143$3,036,416$9,458,988
76$15,800,329$4,591,535$3,092,941$10,244,662
77$17,365,345$4,769,902$3,149,936$11,104,532
78$19,088,523$4,955,540$3,207,373$12,045,957
79$20,985,951$5,148,760$3,265,218$13,077,041
80$23,075,354$5,349,885$3,323,439$14,206,704
81$25,376,264$5,559,254$3,381,998$15,444,769
82$27,910,205$5,777,219$3,440,857$16,802,050
83$30,700,893$6,004,150$3,499,973$18,290,458
84$33,774,462$6,240,432$3,559,300$19,923,106
85$37,159,711$6,486,467$3,618,791$21,714,439
86$40,888,373$6,742,675$3,678,392$23,680,360
87$44,995,418$7,009,497$3,738,048$25,838,387
88$49,519,378$7,287,390$3,797,701$28,207,812
89$54,502,717$7,576,835$3,857,286$30,809,883
90$59,992,226$7,878,332$3,916,737$33,668,006
91$66,039,468$8,192,404$3,975,982$36,807,957
92$72,701,261$8,519,599$4,034,945$40,258,132
93$80,040,218$8,860,489$4,093,545$44,049,807
94$88,125,337$9,215,670$4,151,695$48,217,437
95$97,032,651$9,585,766$4,209,306$52,798,973
96$106,845,944$9,971,432$4,266,281$57,836,223
97$117,657,546$10,373,347$4,322,516$63,375,245
98$129,569,200$10,792,226$4,377,906$69,466,775
99$142,693,027$11,228,814$4,432,334$76,166,709
100$157,152,579$11,683,889$4,485,680$83,536,626