Can I retire at age 54 with 325,000?

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:
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 $325,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$26,838$26,599$26,366$26,138$25,916$25,228
2 years$13,286$13,039$12,799$12,566$12,341$11,653
3 years$8,770$8,521$8,282$8,051$7,830$7,163
4 years$6,512$6,264$6,027$5,801$5,584$4,943
5 years$5,157$4,911$4,677$4,455$4,245$3,632
6 years$4,255$4,010$3,780$3,563$3,359$2,775
7 years$3,610$3,368$3,141$2,929$2,732$2,176
8 years$3,127$2,887$2,664$2,457$2,266$1,739
9 years$2,751$2,513$2,294$2,093$1,908$1,410
10 years$2,451$2,215$2,000$1,804$1,626$1,155
11 years$2,206$1,972$1,761$1,570$1,399$954
12 years$2,001$1,770$1,563$1,377$1,212$793
13 years$1,828$1,600$1,396$1,216$1,057$663
14 years$1,680$1,454$1,255$1,079$926$556
15 years$1,552$1,328$1,133$963$816$469
16 years$1,440$1,219$1,027$862$721$396
17 years$1,341$1,122$935$774$639$335
18 years$1,253$1,037$853$698$568$285
19 years$1,175$961$781$631$507$242
20 years$1,105$893$717$571$452$206
21 years$1,041$832$659$518$405$176
22 years$983$777$608$471$363$150
23 years$930$726$561$429$326$128
24 years$882$681$519$391$293$109
25 years$838$639$481$358$264$94
26 years$797$600$446$327$237$80
27 years$759$565$414$299$214$68
28 years$724$532$385$274$193$59
29 years$692$502$358$251$174$50
30 years$662$474$333$231$158$43
31 years$633$448$311$212$142$37
32 years$607$424$290$195$129$32
33 years$582$402$271$179$117$27
34 years$559$381$253$165$106$23
35 years$537$361$237$152$96$20
36 years$516$343$221$140$87$17
37 years$497$326$207$129$79$15
38 years$478$309$194$119$71$13
39 years$461$294$182$109$65$11
40 years$444$280$170$101$59$9
41 years$429$266$160$93$53$8
42 years$414$254$150$86$48$7
43 years$400$242$141$79$44$6
44 years$386$230$132$73$40$5
45 years$373$220$124$68$36$4
46 years$361$210$116$62$33$4
47 years$349$200$109$58$30$3
48 years$338$191$103$53$27$3
49 years$328$182$97$49$25$2
50 years$317$174$91$46$22$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $325,000, adding $2,697 every year, while hoping to spend $22,343 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: 76/7/17 Blend
53$325,000$325,000$325,000$325,000
54$360,932$343,707$338,669$386,788
55$373,974$336,776$326,242$397,319
56$387,598$328,756$312,650$405,817
57$401,839$319,571$297,829$414,533
58$416,736$309,139$281,716$423,481
59$432,330$297,375$264,241$432,679
60$448,667$284,185$245,332$442,145
61$465,796$269,476$224,916$451,899
62$483,771$253,143$202,914$461,966
63$502,648$235,080$179,244$472,372
64$522,491$215,172$153,822$483,146
65$543,368$193,298$126,558$494,320
66$565,354$169,332$97,359$505,932
67$588,529$143,138$66,130$518,022
68$612,981$114,573$32,767$530,636
69$638,806$83,489$0$543,825
70$666,110$49,725$0$558,161
71$695,006$13,115$0$579,567
72$725,620$0$0$602,187
73$758,087$0$0$628,163
74$792,558$0$0$656,820
75$829,194$0$0$687,284
76$868,175$0$0$719,706
77$909,696$0$0$754,247
78$953,970$0$0$791,087
79$1,001,233$0$0$830,421
80$1,051,739$0$0$872,466
81$1,105,771$0$0$917,454
82$1,163,638$0$0$965,646
83$1,225,676$0$0$1,017,324
84$1,292,258$0$0$1,072,797
85$1,363,791$0$0$1,132,408
86$1,440,721$0$0$1,196,530
87$1,523,540$0$0$1,265,574
88$1,612,786$0$0$1,339,991
89$1,709,051$0$0$1,420,277
90$1,812,985$0$0$1,506,974
91$1,925,303$0$0$1,600,683
92$2,046,791$0$0$1,702,060
93$2,178,312$0$0$1,811,828
94$2,320,814$0$0$1,930,781
95$2,475,341$0$0$2,059,793
96$2,643,041$0$0$2,199,824
97$2,825,176$0$0$2,351,932
98$3,023,133$0$0$2,517,277
99$3,238,441$0$0$2,697,140
100$3,472,779$0$0$2,892,926