Can I retire at age 54 with 486,000?

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 $486,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$40,133$39,776$39,427$39,087$38,754$37,364
2 years$19,868$19,498$19,139$18,792$18,454$17,069
3 years$13,114$12,742$12,384$12,040$11,708$10,371
4 years$9,737$9,367$9,013$8,674$8,350$7,072
5 years$7,712$7,344$6,994$6,663$6,348$5,131
6 years$6,362$5,997$5,652$5,328$5,023$3,869
7 years$5,398$5,036$4,697$4,381$4,085$2,993
8 years$4,676$4,317$3,984$3,675$3,389$2,358
9 years$4,114$3,759$3,431$3,130$2,854$1,883
10 years$3,665$3,313$2,991$2,698$2,432$1,520
11 years$3,298$2,949$2,633$2,348$2,091$1,236
12 years$2,992$2,647$2,337$2,060$1,812$1,011
13 years$2,734$2,392$2,088$1,818$1,580$832
14 years$2,512$2,175$1,876$1,614$1,385$687
15 years$2,321$1,986$1,694$1,440$1,220$569
16 years$2,153$1,823$1,536$1,289$1,078$472
17 years$2,005$1,678$1,397$1,158$956$393
18 years$1,874$1,551$1,276$1,044$850$328
19 years$1,757$1,437$1,168$943$758$274
20 years$1,652$1,336$1,072$854$677$229
21 years$1,557$1,244$986$775$606$191
22 years$1,470$1,161$909$705$543$160
23 years$1,391$1,086$839$642$487$134
24 years$1,319$1,018$776$585$438$113
25 years$1,253$955$719$535$394$94
26 years$1,192$898$666$489$355$79
27 years$1,135$845$619$447$320$67
28 years$1,083$796$575$410$289$56
29 years$1,035$751$535$376$261$47
30 years$989$709$499$345$236$39
31 years$947$670$465$317$213$33
32 years$907$634$434$291$193$28
33 years$870$601$405$268$174$23
34 years$836$569$378$246$158$20
35 years$803$540$354$227$143$17
36 years$772$513$331$209$130$14
37 years$743$487$310$192$117$12
38 years$715$463$290$177$106$10
39 years$689$440$272$164$97$8
40 years$664$419$255$151$88$7
41 years$641$398$239$139$79$6
42 years$619$379$224$128$72$5
43 years$598$362$210$119$65$4
44 years$577$345$197$110$59$3
45 years$558$329$185$101$54$3
46 years$540$314$174$93$49$2
47 years$522$299$164$86$44$2
48 years$506$286$154$80$40$2
49 years$490$273$144$74$37$1
50 years$475$261$136$68$33$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $486,000, adding $5,191 every year, while hoping to spend $25,822 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: 45/35/20 Blend
53$486,000$486,000$486,000$486,000
54$540,927$515,169$507,636$561,944
55$568,627$512,937$497,167$574,988
56$598,287$509,731$485,482$586,164
57$630,079$505,476$472,513$597,749
58$664,194$500,091$458,189$609,793
59$700,839$493,492$442,435$622,352
60$740,241$485,590$425,174$635,491
61$782,652$476,290$406,324$649,283
62$828,347$465,493$385,799$663,808
63$877,627$453,090$363,512$679,161
64$930,824$438,971$339,369$695,445
65$988,304$423,016$313,274$712,777
66$1,050,466$405,099$285,124$731,289
67$1,117,752$385,087$254,813$751,128
68$1,190,645$362,839$222,232$772,460
69$1,269,678$338,205$187,264$795,471
70$1,355,436$311,028$149,788$820,367
71$1,448,563$281,142$109,679$847,382
72$1,549,768$248,369$66,805$876,774
73$1,659,830$212,525$21,028$908,834
74$1,779,605$173,411$0$943,884
75$1,910,038$130,821$0$988,222
76$2,052,165$84,535$0$1,041,489
77$2,207,129$34,320$0$1,099,672
78$2,376,188$0$0$1,163,306
79$2,560,724$0$0$1,240,709
80$2,762,261$0$0$1,339,732
81$2,982,476$0$0$1,447,990
82$3,223,214$0$0$1,566,395
83$3,486,509$0$0$1,695,954
84$3,774,596$0$0$1,837,777
85$4,089,942$0$0$1,993,085
86$4,435,258$0$0$2,163,221
87$4,813,533$0$0$2,349,666
88$5,228,057$0$0$2,554,052
89$5,682,454$0$0$2,778,173
90$6,180,715$0$0$3,024,009
91$6,727,237$0$0$3,293,737
92$7,326,861$0$0$3,589,758
93$7,984,919$0$0$3,914,715
94$8,707,288$0$0$4,271,520
95$9,500,437$0$0$4,663,380
96$10,371,495$0$0$5,093,829
97$11,328,314$0$0$5,566,760
98$12,379,545$0$0$6,086,460
99$13,534,718$0$0$6,657,655
100$14,804,330$0$0$7,285,548