Can I retire at age 54 with 2,930,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $2,930,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$241,957$239,801$237,699$235,646$233,642$232,073
2 years$119,781$117,550$115,388$113,292$111,258$109,675
3 years$79,060$76,820$74,664$72,587$70,587$69,039
4 years$58,704$56,471$54,336$52,295$50,343$48,843
5 years$46,494$44,274$42,167$40,167$38,270$36,822
6 years$38,356$36,153$34,077$32,122$30,282$28,888
7 years$32,546$30,361$28,318$26,409$24,627$23,288
8 years$28,190$26,025$24,016$22,154$20,431$19,145
9 years$24,804$22,660$20,685$18,870$17,206$15,975
10 years$22,097$19,973$18,034$16,267$14,660$13,483
11 years$19,884$17,781$15,877$14,157$12,608$11,483
12 years$18,040$15,959$14,090$12,417$10,926$9,853
13 years$16,482$14,423$12,589$10,963$9,528$8,505
14 years$15,147$13,110$11,311$9,731$8,352$7,379
15 years$13,991$11,976$10,212$8,679$7,354$6,429
16 years$12,981$10,988$9,259$7,771$6,499$5,621
17 years$12,091$10,119$8,425$6,982$5,763$4,930
18 years$11,300$9,351$7,691$6,292$5,124$4,335
19 years$10,593$8,666$7,041$5,686$4,567$3,820
20 years$9,958$8,053$6,462$5,149$4,079$3,373
21 years$9,384$7,501$5,944$4,673$3,651$2,984
22 years$8,863$7,002$5,478$4,249$3,272$2,643
23 years$8,388$6,549$5,058$3,870$2,937$2,345
24 years$7,953$6,136$4,678$3,530$2,640$2,082
25 years$7,554$5,758$4,332$3,223$2,376$1,851
26 years$7,186$5,412$4,018$2,947$2,140$1,647
27 years$6,846$5,093$3,731$2,698$1,929$1,466
28 years$6,530$4,799$3,469$2,472$1,741$1,306
29 years$6,237$4,527$3,228$2,267$1,572$1,165
30 years$5,964$4,276$3,007$2,080$1,420$1,039
31 years$5,709$4,042$2,803$1,910$1,284$927
32 years$5,471$3,824$2,615$1,756$1,162$828
33 years$5,247$3,622$2,442$1,615$1,051$739
34 years$5,037$3,433$2,282$1,486$952$661
35 years$4,840$3,256$2,133$1,368$862$591
36 years$4,654$3,090$1,995$1,259$781$528
37 years$4,478$2,935$1,868$1,160$708$472
38 years$4,312$2,789$1,749$1,070$642$422
39 years$4,155$2,652$1,639$986$582$378
40 years$4,006$2,524$1,536$910$528$338
41 years$3,865$2,402$1,440$839$479$302
42 years$3,730$2,288$1,351$775$435$271
43 years$3,603$2,180$1,268$715$394$242
44 years$3,481$2,078$1,190$660$358$217
45 years$3,366$1,981$1,117$610$325$194
46 years$3,255$1,890$1,049$563$295$174
47 years$3,150$1,804$986$520$268$156
48 years$3,049$1,722$926$481$243$139
49 years$2,953$1,644$871$444$221$125
50 years$2,861$1,571$819$411$201$112

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $2,930,000, adding $4,546 every year, while hoping to spend $20,031 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: 65/6/29 Blend
53$2,930,000$2,930,000$2,930,000$2,930,000
54$3,233,549$3,078,259$3,032,844$3,418,556
55$3,542,058$3,207,781$3,113,132$3,673,809
56$3,881,364$3,342,978$3,195,437$3,950,084
57$4,254,587$3,484,107$3,279,808$4,251,648
58$4,665,163$3,631,438$3,366,290$4,580,994
59$5,116,882$3,785,250$3,454,933$4,940,867
60$5,613,916$3,945,840$3,545,786$5,334,290
61$6,160,864$4,113,514$3,638,898$5,764,591
62$6,762,792$4,288,596$3,734,320$6,235,435
63$7,425,282$4,471,422$3,832,105$6,750,857
64$8,154,486$4,662,347$3,932,306$7,315,302
65$8,957,181$4,861,740$4,034,976$7,933,664
66$9,840,835$5,069,987$4,140,169$8,611,333
67$10,813,678$5,287,494$4,247,943$9,354,246
68$11,884,777$5,514,685$4,358,353$10,168,942
69$13,064,123$5,752,003$4,471,456$11,062,623
70$14,362,726$5,999,914$4,587,313$12,043,221
71$15,792,718$6,258,903$4,705,981$13,119,476
72$17,367,466$6,529,480$4,827,522$14,301,013
73$19,101,700$6,812,178$4,951,997$15,598,435
74$21,011,654$7,107,555$5,079,469$17,023,424
75$23,115,212$7,416,195$5,210,002$18,588,847
76$25,432,086$7,738,710$5,343,658$20,308,879
77$27,983,992$8,075,740$5,480,504$22,199,139
78$30,794,865$8,427,957$5,620,607$24,276,832
79$33,891,077$8,796,063$5,764,033$26,560,912
80$37,301,689$9,180,792$5,910,850$29,072,263
81$41,058,726$9,582,915$6,061,128$31,833,894
82$45,197,477$10,003,239$6,214,937$34,871,154
83$49,756,829$10,442,608$6,372,347$38,211,972
84$54,779,635$10,901,905$6,533,431$41,887,122
85$60,313,118$11,382,058$6,698,260$45,930,509
86$66,409,313$11,884,037$6,866,909$50,379,489
87$73,125,565$12,408,856$7,039,452$55,275,225
88$80,525,063$12,957,580$7,215,964$60,663,068
89$88,677,441$13,531,324$7,396,521$66,592,991
90$97,659,435$14,131,253$7,581,199$73,120,056
91$107,555,605$14,758,592$7,770,077$80,304,933
92$118,459,133$15,414,620$7,963,231$88,214,474
93$130,472,706$16,100,678$8,160,741$96,922,341
94$143,709,482$16,818,171$8,362,686$106,509,701
95$158,294,159$17,568,571$8,569,146$117,065,992
96$174,364,152$18,353,419$8,780,200$128,689,765
97$192,070,889$19,174,331$8,995,931$141,489,616
98$211,581,244$20,032,998$9,216,419$155,585,207
99$233,079,108$20,931,191$9,441,746$171,108,394
100$256,767,126$21,870,768$9,671,993$188,204,474