Can I retire at age 54 with 474,000?

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:
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 $474,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$39,142$38,794$38,454$38,122$37,797$36,720
2 years$19,377$19,017$18,667$18,328$17,999$16,922
3 years$12,790$12,428$12,079$11,743$11,419$10,376
4 years$9,497$9,136$8,790$8,460$8,144$7,143
5 years$7,522$7,162$6,822$6,498$6,191$5,235
6 years$6,205$5,849$5,513$5,197$4,899$3,988
7 years$5,265$4,912$4,581$4,272$3,984$3,119
8 years$4,560$4,210$3,885$3,584$3,305$2,486
9 years$4,013$3,666$3,346$3,053$2,783$2,008
10 years$3,575$3,231$2,917$2,632$2,372$1,640
11 years$3,217$2,877$2,568$2,290$2,040$1,350
12 years$2,918$2,582$2,279$2,009$1,768$1,119
13 years$2,666$2,333$2,037$1,773$1,541$932
14 years$2,450$2,121$1,830$1,574$1,351$780
15 years$2,263$1,937$1,652$1,404$1,190$654
16 years$2,100$1,778$1,498$1,257$1,051$551
17 years$1,956$1,637$1,363$1,130$932$465
18 years$1,828$1,513$1,244$1,018$829$393
19 years$1,714$1,402$1,139$920$739$333
20 years$1,611$1,303$1,045$833$660$282
21 years$1,518$1,213$962$756$591$240
22 years$1,434$1,133$886$687$529$204
23 years$1,357$1,059$818$626$475$173
24 years$1,287$993$757$571$427$148
25 years$1,222$932$701$521$384$126
26 years$1,163$875$650$477$346$107
27 years$1,107$824$604$436$312$91
28 years$1,056$776$561$400$282$78
29 years$1,009$732$522$367$254$66
30 years$965$692$486$337$230$57
31 years$924$654$453$309$208$48
32 years$885$619$423$284$188$41
33 years$849$586$395$261$170$35
34 years$815$555$369$240$154$30
35 years$783$527$345$221$139$26
36 years$753$500$323$204$126$22
37 years$724$475$302$188$115$19
38 years$698$451$283$173$104$16
39 years$672$429$265$160$94$14
40 years$648$408$248$147$85$12
41 years$625$389$233$136$77$10
42 years$603$370$219$125$70$9
43 years$583$353$205$116$64$7
44 years$563$336$193$107$58$6
45 years$544$321$181$99$53$5
46 years$527$306$170$91$48$5
47 years$510$292$159$84$43$4
48 years$493$279$150$78$39$3
49 years$478$266$141$72$36$3
50 years$463$254$132$66$32$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $474,000, adding $5,907 every year, while hoping to spend $26,163 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: 38/32/30 Blend
53$474,000$474,000$474,000$474,000
54$528,441$503,319$495,972$543,627
55$554,505$500,144$484,750$552,185
56$582,350$495,937$472,275$558,622
57$612,131$490,620$458,478$565,088
58$644,017$484,109$443,285$571,605
59$678,193$476,316$426,621$578,196
60$714,862$467,149$408,406$584,891
61$754,247$456,508$388,557$591,724
62$796,594$444,291$366,987$598,736
63$842,170$430,384$343,605$605,974
64$891,271$414,673$318,315$613,493
65$944,222$397,033$291,020$621,357
66$1,001,377$377,332$261,614$629,638
67$1,063,129$355,433$229,990$638,421
68$1,129,908$331,189$196,034$647,801
69$1,202,185$304,444$159,628$657,887
70$1,280,482$275,035$120,649$668,804
71$1,365,368$242,789$78,967$680,693
72$1,457,472$207,523$34,450$693,715
73$1,557,486$169,043$0$708,050
74$1,666,168$127,144$0$728,082
75$1,784,355$81,613$0$761,902
76$1,912,967$32,219$0$798,778
77$2,053,015$0$0$839,054
78$2,205,613$0$0$890,603
79$2,371,987$0$0$959,234
80$2,553,486$0$0$1,034,165
81$2,751,593$0$0$1,116,017
82$2,967,943$0$0$1,205,475
83$3,204,334$0$0$1,303,289
84$3,462,748$0$0$1,410,287
85$3,745,365$0$0$1,527,383
86$4,054,586$0$0$1,655,580
87$4,393,053$0$0$1,795,984
88$4,763,679$0$0$1,949,812
89$5,169,668$0$0$2,118,406
90$5,614,551$0$0$2,303,242
91$6,102,216$0$0$2,505,947
92$6,636,944$0$0$2,728,313
93$7,223,452$0$0$2,972,314
94$7,866,935$0$0$3,240,122
95$8,573,114$0$0$3,534,133
96$9,348,290$0$0$3,856,984
97$10,199,408$0$0$4,211,581
98$11,134,114$0$0$4,601,123
99$12,160,832$0$0$5,029,137
100$13,288,844$0$0$5,499,508