Can I retire at age 54 with 539,000?

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 $539,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$44,510$44,114$43,727$43,349$42,981$41,275
2 years$22,035$21,624$21,227$20,841$20,467$18,770
3 years$14,544$14,132$13,735$13,353$12,985$11,350
4 years$10,799$10,388$9,996$9,620$9,261$7,700
5 years$8,553$8,145$7,757$7,389$7,040$5,557
6 years$7,056$6,651$6,269$5,909$5,571$4,167
7 years$5,987$5,585$5,209$4,858$4,530$3,206
8 years$5,186$4,788$4,418$4,075$3,758$2,511
9 years$4,563$4,168$3,805$3,471$3,165$1,993
10 years$4,065$3,674$3,317$2,992$2,697$1,598
11 years$3,658$3,271$2,921$2,604$2,319$1,291
12 years$3,319$2,936$2,592$2,284$2,010$1,049
13 years$3,032$2,653$2,316$2,017$1,753$857
14 years$2,786$2,412$2,081$1,790$1,536$703
15 years$2,574$2,203$1,879$1,597$1,353$578
16 years$2,388$2,021$1,703$1,430$1,196$476
17 years$2,224$1,862$1,550$1,284$1,060$393
18 years$2,079$1,720$1,415$1,158$943$326
19 years$1,949$1,594$1,295$1,046$840$270
20 years$1,832$1,481$1,189$947$750$224
21 years$1,726$1,380$1,093$860$672$186
22 years$1,630$1,288$1,008$782$602$154
23 years$1,543$1,205$930$712$540$128
24 years$1,463$1,129$861$649$486$107
25 years$1,390$1,059$797$593$437$89
26 years$1,322$996$739$542$394$74
27 years$1,259$937$686$496$355$62
28 years$1,201$883$638$455$320$51
29 years$1,147$833$594$417$289$43
30 years$1,097$787$553$383$261$36
31 years$1,050$744$516$351$236$30
32 years$1,006$704$481$323$214$25
33 years$965$666$449$297$193$21
34 years$927$631$420$273$175$17
35 years$890$599$392$252$159$14
36 years$856$568$367$232$144$12
37 years$824$540$344$213$130$10
38 years$793$513$322$197$118$8
39 years$764$488$301$181$107$7
40 years$737$464$283$167$97$6
41 years$711$442$265$154$88$5
42 years$686$421$249$142$80$4
43 years$663$401$233$132$73$3
44 years$640$382$219$121$66$3
45 years$619$364$206$112$60$2
46 years$599$348$193$104$54$2
47 years$579$332$181$96$49$2
48 years$561$317$170$88$45$1
49 years$543$302$160$82$41$1
50 years$526$289$151$76$37$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $539,000, adding $5,847 every year, while hoping to spend $28,808 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: 53/25/22 Blend
53$539,000$539,000$539,000$539,000
54$600,009$571,442$563,088$627,887
55$630,559$568,791$551,300$645,057
56$663,259$565,045$538,151$660,255
57$698,298$560,119$523,566$676,185
58$735,884$553,925$507,465$692,928
59$776,244$546,367$489,766$710,573
60$819,628$537,346$470,380$729,219
61$866,310$526,756$449,217$748,978
62$916,590$514,484$426,182$769,974
63$970,799$500,410$401,176$792,348
64$1,029,300$484,410$374,095$816,253
65$1,092,492$466,349$344,831$841,865
66$1,160,813$446,087$313,269$869,375
67$1,234,744$423,473$279,292$899,000
68$1,314,816$398,351$242,776$930,979
69$1,401,610$370,553$203,591$965,579
70$1,495,766$339,902$161,604$1,003,096
71$1,597,989$306,212$116,672$1,043,863
72$1,709,052$269,285$68,650$1,088,244
73$1,829,808$228,913$17,382$1,136,649
74$1,961,195$184,875$0$1,189,531
75$2,104,241$136,939$0$1,256,156
76$2,260,084$84,859$0$1,333,243
77$2,429,970$28,375$0$1,417,370
78$2,615,275$0$0$1,509,265
79$2,817,510$0$0$1,618,757
80$3,038,341$0$0$1,746,890
81$3,279,600$0$0$1,886,928
82$3,543,305$0$0$2,040,048
83$3,831,677$0$0$2,207,547
84$4,147,162$0$0$2,390,852
85$4,492,453$0$0$2,591,536
86$4,870,516$0$0$2,811,329
87$5,284,616$0$0$3,052,138
88$5,738,349$0$0$3,316,062
89$6,235,677$0$0$3,605,413
90$6,780,960$0$0$3,922,738
91$7,379,003$0$0$4,270,842
92$8,035,098$0$0$4,652,815
93$8,755,073$0$0$5,072,058
94$9,545,347$0$0$5,532,321
95$10,412,993$0$0$6,037,732
96$11,365,801$0$0$6,592,840
97$12,412,352$0$0$7,202,656
98$13,562,098$0$0$7,872,700
99$14,825,456$0$0$8,609,052
100$16,213,896$0$0$9,418,413