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:
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 $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%11.5%
1 years$31,876$31,592$31,315$31,044$30,780$30,586
2 years$15,780$15,486$15,201$14,925$14,657$14,462
3 years$10,415$10,120$9,836$9,563$9,299$9,108
4 years$7,734$7,440$7,158$6,889$6,632$6,447
5 years$6,125$5,833$5,555$5,292$5,042$4,863
6 years$5,053$4,763$4,489$4,232$3,989$3,817
7 years$4,288$4,000$3,731$3,479$3,244$3,079
8 years$3,714$3,429$3,164$2,919$2,692$2,533
9 years$3,268$2,985$2,725$2,486$2,267$2,114
10 years$2,911$2,631$2,376$2,143$1,931$1,786
11 years$2,619$2,342$2,092$1,865$1,661$1,522
12 years$2,377$2,102$1,856$1,636$1,439$1,306
13 years$2,171$1,900$1,658$1,444$1,255$1,128
14 years$1,995$1,727$1,490$1,282$1,100$980
15 years$1,843$1,578$1,345$1,143$969$854
16 years$1,710$1,448$1,220$1,024$856$747
17 years$1,593$1,333$1,110$920$759$656
18 years$1,489$1,232$1,013$829$675$577
19 years$1,396$1,142$928$749$602$509
20 years$1,312$1,061$851$678$537$450
21 years$1,236$988$783$616$481$398
22 years$1,168$922$722$560$431$353
23 years$1,105$863$666$510$387$313
24 years$1,048$808$616$465$348$278
25 years$995$759$571$425$313$248
26 years$947$713$529$388$282$221
27 years$902$671$492$355$254$197
28 years$860$632$457$326$229$175
29 years$822$596$425$299$207$156
30 years$786$563$396$274$187$140
31 years$752$532$369$252$169$125
32 years$721$504$345$231$153$111
33 years$691$477$322$213$138$100
34 years$664$452$301$196$125$89
35 years$638$429$281$180$114$80
36 years$613$407$263$166$103$71
37 years$590$387$246$153$93$64
38 years$568$367$230$141$85$57
39 years$547$349$216$130$77$51
40 years$528$332$202$120$70$46
41 years$509$316$190$111$63$41
42 years$491$301$178$102$57$37
43 years$475$287$167$94$52$33
44 years$459$274$157$87$47$29
45 years$443$261$147$80$43$26
46 years$429$249$138$74$39$24
47 years$415$238$130$69$35$21
48 years$402$227$122$63$32$19
49 years$389$217$115$59$29$17
50 years$377$207$108$54$26$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $386,000, adding $6,450 every year, while hoping to spend $24,788 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: 40/38/22 Blend
53$386,000$386,000$386,000$386,000
54$432,025$411,567$405,584$446,269
55$449,718$405,360$392,797$450,892
56$468,384$398,017$378,751$453,055
57$488,097$389,458$363,377$454,894
58$508,937$379,596$346,604$456,394
59$530,991$368,338$328,358$457,540
60$554,353$355,588$308,559$458,318
61$579,129$341,244$287,128$458,713
62$605,431$325,196$263,977$458,713
63$633,384$307,329$239,019$458,306
64$663,123$287,522$212,160$457,484
65$694,797$265,646$183,303$456,238
66$728,569$241,566$152,347$454,563
67$764,617$215,137$119,184$452,456
68$803,137$186,207$83,706$449,917
69$844,342$154,617$45,796$446,951
70$888,468$120,196$5,333$443,567
71$935,772$82,766$0$439,777
72$986,536$42,137$0$444,486
73$1,041,071$0$0$450,749
74$1,099,716$0$0$458,168
75$1,162,846$0$0$485,158
76$1,230,870$0$0$514,279
77$1,304,239$0$0$545,729
78$1,383,447$0$0$579,725
79$1,469,040$0$0$616,507
80$1,561,614$0$0$656,335
81$1,661,827$0$0$699,500
82$1,770,401$0$0$746,319
83$1,888,130$0$0$797,141
84$2,015,887$0$0$852,349
85$2,154,634$0$0$912,367
86$2,305,426$0$0$977,658
87$2,469,426$0$0$1,048,734
88$2,647,913$0$0$1,126,158
89$2,842,294$0$0$1,210,548
90$3,054,116$0$0$1,302,586
91$3,285,085$0$0$1,403,021
92$3,537,075$0$0$1,512,679
93$3,812,150$0$0$1,632,469
94$4,112,584$0$0$1,763,391
95$4,440,877$0$0$1,906,545
96$4,799,784$0$0$2,063,145
97$5,192,336$0$0$2,234,525
98$5,621,872$0$0$2,422,155
99$6,092,068$0$0$2,627,655
100$6,606,972$0$0$2,852,806