Can I retire at age 54 with 2,300,000?

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 $2,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$189,932$188,240$186,589$184,978$183,405$177,605
2 years$94,026$92,275$90,577$88,932$87,336$81,545
3 years$62,061$60,302$58,610$56,980$55,409$49,810
4 years$46,082$44,329$42,653$41,051$39,518$34,152
5 years$36,497$34,754$33,100$31,531$30,041$24,923
6 years$30,109$28,379$26,750$25,215$23,771$18,905
7 years$25,548$23,833$22,229$20,731$19,332$14,719
8 years$22,129$20,429$18,852$17,391$16,038$11,673
9 years$19,471$17,787$16,237$14,813$13,506$9,386
10 years$17,346$15,679$14,156$12,769$11,508$7,625
11 years$15,608$13,958$12,463$11,113$9,897$6,246
12 years$14,161$12,528$11,060$9,747$8,577$5,148
13 years$12,938$11,321$9,882$8,606$7,479$4,265
14 years$11,890$10,291$8,879$7,639$6,556$3,548
15 years$10,983$9,401$8,016$6,813$5,772$2,962
16 years$10,190$8,625$7,268$6,100$5,102$2,479
17 years$9,491$7,943$6,614$5,481$4,524$2,080
18 years$8,870$7,340$6,037$4,939$4,022$1,748
19 years$8,316$6,803$5,527$4,463$3,585$1,472
20 years$7,817$6,321$5,072$4,042$3,202$1,241
21 years$7,366$5,888$4,666$3,669$2,866$1,047
22 years$6,957$5,496$4,300$3,336$2,569$884
23 years$6,585$5,141$3,970$3,038$2,306$748
24 years$6,243$4,816$3,672$2,771$2,072$632
25 years$5,930$4,520$3,401$2,530$1,865$535
26 years$5,641$4,248$3,154$2,314$1,680$453
27 years$5,374$3,998$2,929$2,118$1,514$384
28 years$5,126$3,767$2,723$1,940$1,367$325
29 years$4,896$3,554$2,534$1,779$1,234$276
30 years$4,682$3,356$2,360$1,633$1,115$234
31 years$4,482$3,173$2,200$1,500$1,008$198
32 years$4,294$3,002$2,053$1,378$912$168
33 years$4,119$2,843$1,917$1,267$825$143
34 years$3,954$2,695$1,791$1,166$747$121
35 years$3,799$2,556$1,674$1,073$677$103
36 years$3,653$2,426$1,566$989$613$87
37 years$3,515$2,304$1,466$911$556$74
38 years$3,385$2,190$1,373$840$504$63
39 years$3,261$2,082$1,286$774$457$53
40 years$3,144$1,981$1,206$714$414$45
41 years$3,034$1,886$1,131$659$376$38
42 years$2,928$1,796$1,060$608$341$33
43 years$2,828$1,711$995$561$310$28
44 years$2,733$1,631$934$518$281$23
45 years$2,642$1,555$877$479$255$20
46 years$2,555$1,484$824$442$232$17
47 years$2,473$1,416$774$408$210$14
48 years$2,393$1,352$727$377$191$12
49 years$2,318$1,291$684$349$173$10
50 years$2,246$1,233$643$322$158$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $2,300,000, adding $2,984 every year, while hoping to spend $35,566 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: 66/18/16 Blend
53$2,300,000$2,300,000$2,300,000$2,300,000
54$2,537,678$2,415,778$2,380,128$2,695,178
55$2,758,679$2,496,309$2,422,020$2,881,385
56$3,001,031$2,579,594$2,464,124$3,080,437
57$3,266,872$2,665,731$2,506,409$3,297,146
58$3,558,561$2,754,820$2,548,842$3,533,239
59$3,878,694$2,846,966$2,591,388$3,790,619
60$4,230,132$2,942,278$2,634,010$4,071,381
61$4,616,024$3,040,868$2,676,667$4,377,831
62$5,039,841$3,142,853$2,719,318$4,712,509
63$5,505,406$3,248,354$2,761,917$5,078,209
64$6,016,931$3,357,498$2,804,415$5,478,012
65$6,579,056$3,470,413$2,846,761$5,915,309
66$7,196,893$3,587,236$2,888,900$6,393,832
67$7,876,072$3,708,107$2,930,774$6,917,697
68$8,622,797$3,833,170$2,972,322$7,491,431
69$9,443,905$3,962,578$3,013,477$8,120,025
70$10,346,926$4,096,487$3,054,171$8,808,974
71$11,340,157$4,235,059$3,094,330$9,564,331
72$12,432,739$4,378,463$3,133,877$10,392,764
73$13,634,745$4,526,875$3,172,728$11,301,620
74$14,957,273$4,680,475$3,210,798$12,298,988
75$16,412,549$4,839,453$3,247,995$13,393,784
76$18,014,048$5,004,005$3,284,221$14,595,828
77$19,776,613$5,174,333$3,319,374$15,915,937
78$21,716,601$5,350,649$3,353,347$17,366,031
79$23,852,035$5,533,172$3,386,025$18,959,241
80$26,202,774$5,722,129$3,417,288$20,710,034
81$28,790,701$5,917,756$3,447,011$22,634,348
82$31,639,926$6,120,300$3,475,059$24,749,747
83$34,777,018$6,330,014$3,501,293$27,075,577
84$38,231,252$6,547,164$3,525,566$29,633,159
85$42,034,889$6,772,024$3,547,721$32,445,980
86$46,223,474$7,004,879$3,567,596$35,539,922
87$50,836,177$7,246,027$3,585,019$38,943,502
88$55,916,160$7,495,775$3,599,810$42,688,141
89$61,510,984$7,754,444$3,611,779$46,808,459
90$67,673,058$8,022,365$3,620,728$51,342,607
91$74,460,134$8,299,886$3,626,447$56,332,618
92$81,935,852$8,587,364$3,628,716$61,824,810
93$90,170,337$8,885,173$3,627,307$67,870,222
94$99,240,867$9,193,702$3,621,977$74,525,090
95$109,232,594$9,513,352$3,612,472$81,851,384
96$120,239,357$9,844,545$3,598,528$89,917,388
97$132,364,558$10,187,714$3,579,865$98,798,347
98$145,722,144$10,543,313$3,556,192$108,577,173
99$160,437,680$10,911,813$3,527,202$119,345,232
100$176,649,536$11,293,704$3,492,576$131,203,202