Can I retire at age 54 with 386,000?

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:
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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 $386,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$31,876$31,592$31,315$31,044$30,780$29,927
2 years$15,780$15,486$15,201$14,925$14,657$13,804
3 years$10,415$10,120$9,836$9,563$9,299$8,473
4 years$7,734$7,440$7,158$6,889$6,632$5,839
5 years$6,125$5,833$5,555$5,292$5,042$4,283
6 years$5,053$4,763$4,489$4,232$3,989$3,267
7 years$4,288$4,000$3,731$3,479$3,244$2,558
8 years$3,714$3,429$3,164$2,919$2,692$2,041
9 years$3,268$2,985$2,725$2,486$2,267$1,651
10 years$2,911$2,631$2,376$2,143$1,931$1,350
11 years$2,619$2,342$2,092$1,865$1,661$1,113
12 years$2,377$2,102$1,856$1,636$1,439$923
13 years$2,171$1,900$1,658$1,444$1,255$770
14 years$1,995$1,727$1,490$1,282$1,100$645
15 years$1,843$1,578$1,345$1,143$969$542
16 years$1,710$1,448$1,220$1,024$856$457
17 years$1,593$1,333$1,110$920$759$386
18 years$1,489$1,232$1,013$829$675$327
19 years$1,396$1,142$928$749$602$278
20 years$1,312$1,061$851$678$537$236
21 years$1,236$988$783$616$481$200
22 years$1,168$922$722$560$431$171
23 years$1,105$863$666$510$387$145
24 years$1,048$808$616$465$348$124
25 years$995$759$571$425$313$106
26 years$947$713$529$388$282$90
27 years$902$671$492$355$254$77
28 years$860$632$457$326$229$66
29 years$822$596$425$299$207$56
30 years$786$563$396$274$187$48
31 years$752$532$369$252$169$41
32 years$721$504$345$231$153$35
33 years$691$477$322$213$138$30
34 years$664$452$301$196$125$26
35 years$638$429$281$180$114$22
36 years$613$407$263$166$103$19
37 years$590$387$246$153$93$16
38 years$568$367$230$141$85$14
39 years$547$349$216$130$77$12
40 years$528$332$202$120$70$10
41 years$509$316$190$111$63$9
42 years$491$301$178$102$57$7
43 years$475$287$167$94$52$6
44 years$459$274$157$87$47$5
45 years$443$261$147$80$43$5
46 years$429$249$138$74$39$4
47 years$415$238$130$69$35$3
48 years$402$227$122$63$32$3
49 years$389$217$115$59$29$2
50 years$377$207$108$54$26$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $386,000, adding $4,874 every year, while hoping to spend $20,797 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: 28/47/25 Blend
53$386,000$386,000$386,000$386,000
54$430,400$409,942$403,959$438,989
55$452,172$407,901$395,363$444,109
56$475,469$405,063$385,783$447,464
57$500,423$401,367$375,163$450,641
58$527,181$396,749$363,445$453,637
59$555,903$391,139$350,570$456,453
60$586,765$384,465$336,475$459,091
61$619,962$376,651$321,093$461,556
62$655,705$367,613$304,357$463,856
63$694,228$357,267$286,194$466,000
64$735,786$345,521$266,529$468,005
65$780,663$332,278$245,283$469,889
66$829,166$317,435$222,376$471,675
67$881,636$300,884$197,721$473,394
68$938,447$282,511$171,228$475,081
69$1,000,009$262,195$142,805$476,779
70$1,066,775$239,808$112,354$478,539
71$1,139,241$215,213$79,773$480,421
72$1,217,953$188,268$44,955$482,497
73$1,303,513$158,822$7,790$484,848
74$1,396,582$126,716$0$487,570
75$1,497,888$91,779$0$499,275
76$1,608,231$53,835$0$514,357
77$1,728,492$12,694$0$530,916
78$1,859,641$0$0$549,152
79$2,002,744$0$0$585,759
80$2,158,976$0$0$632,952
81$2,329,631$0$0$684,563
82$2,516,131$0$0$741,030
83$2,720,044$0$0$802,836
84$2,943,095$0$0$870,512
85$3,187,184$0$0$944,643
86$3,454,403$0$0$1,025,874
87$3,747,054$0$0$1,114,914
88$4,067,676$0$0$1,212,545
89$4,419,062$0$0$1,319,627
90$4,804,288$0$0$1,437,109
91$5,226,743$0$0$1,566,035
92$5,690,160$0$0$1,707,555
93$6,198,649$0$0$1,862,936
94$6,756,740$0$0$2,033,574
95$7,369,419$0$0$2,221,007
96$8,042,181$0$0$2,426,928
97$8,781,080$0$0$2,653,204
98$9,592,781$0$0$2,901,889
99$10,484,632$0$0$3,175,250
100$11,464,722$0$0$3,475,780