Can I retire at age 54 with 550,000?

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 $550,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$45,418$45,014$44,619$44,234$43,858$42,471
2 years$22,484$22,066$21,660$21,266$20,885$19,500
3 years$14,841$14,420$14,015$13,626$13,250$11,911
4 years$11,020$10,600$10,200$9,816$9,450$8,167
5 years$8,728$8,311$7,915$7,540$7,184$5,960
6 years$7,200$6,786$6,397$6,030$5,684$4,521
7 years$6,109$5,699$5,316$4,957$4,623$3,520
8 years$5,292$4,885$4,508$4,159$3,835$2,791
9 years$4,656$4,254$3,883$3,542$3,230$2,244
10 years$4,148$3,749$3,385$3,053$2,752$1,823
11 years$3,732$3,338$2,980$2,657$2,367$1,494
12 years$3,386$2,996$2,645$2,331$2,051$1,231
13 years$3,094$2,707$2,363$2,058$1,788$1,020
14 years$2,843$2,461$2,123$1,827$1,568$849
15 years$2,626$2,248$1,917$1,629$1,380$708
16 years$2,437$2,063$1,738$1,459$1,220$593
17 years$2,270$1,900$1,582$1,311$1,082$497
18 years$2,121$1,755$1,444$1,181$962$418
19 years$1,989$1,627$1,322$1,067$857$352
20 years$1,869$1,512$1,213$967$766$297
21 years$1,762$1,408$1,116$877$685$250
22 years$1,664$1,314$1,028$798$614$211
23 years$1,575$1,229$949$726$551$179
24 years$1,493$1,152$878$663$496$151
25 years$1,418$1,081$813$605$446$128
26 years$1,349$1,016$754$553$402$108
27 years$1,285$956$700$506$362$92
28 years$1,226$901$651$464$327$78
29 years$1,171$850$606$425$295$66
30 years$1,120$803$564$390$267$56
31 years$1,072$759$526$359$241$47
32 years$1,027$718$491$330$218$40
33 years$985$680$458$303$197$34
34 years$946$644$428$279$179$29
35 years$908$611$400$257$162$25
36 years$874$580$375$236$147$21
37 years$841$551$351$218$133$18
38 years$809$524$328$201$120$15
39 years$780$498$308$185$109$13
40 years$752$474$288$171$99$11
41 years$725$451$270$158$90$9
42 years$700$429$254$145$82$8
43 years$676$409$238$134$74$7
44 years$653$390$223$124$67$6
45 years$632$372$210$114$61$5
46 years$611$355$197$106$55$4
47 years$591$339$185$98$50$3
48 years$572$323$174$90$46$3
49 years$554$309$163$83$41$2
50 years$537$295$154$77$38$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $550,000, adding $3,186 every year, while hoping to spend $25,795 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: 43/47/10 Blend
53$550,000$550,000$550,000$550,000
54$609,386$580,236$571,711$633,693
55$644,098$581,222$563,418$651,929
56$681,486$581,392$553,982$668,815
57$721,795$580,678$543,339$686,527
58$765,297$579,010$531,419$705,150
59$812,286$576,310$518,151$724,782
60$863,090$572,500$503,459$745,527
61$918,066$567,494$487,266$767,507
62$977,609$561,200$469,489$790,855
63$1,042,150$553,525$450,043$815,720
64$1,112,167$544,365$428,836$842,269
65$1,188,183$533,614$405,777$870,686
66$1,270,773$521,156$380,766$901,178
67$1,360,572$506,873$353,702$933,976
68$1,458,275$490,635$324,476$969,336
69$1,564,651$472,307$292,977$1,007,542
70$1,680,542$451,747$259,089$1,048,913
71$1,806,878$428,803$222,689$1,093,801
72$1,944,679$403,315$183,649$1,142,598
73$2,095,072$375,113$141,837$1,195,741
74$2,259,294$344,018$97,113$1,253,712
75$2,438,708$309,841$49,332$1,317,050
76$2,634,815$272,381$0$1,386,352
77$2,849,267$231,428$0$1,462,457
78$3,083,882$186,758$0$1,551,551
79$3,340,663$138,135$0$1,649,198
80$3,621,817$85,309$0$1,756,321
81$3,929,770$28,018$0$1,873,939
82$4,267,199$0$0$2,003,184
83$4,637,048$0$0$2,162,899
84$5,042,562$0$0$2,353,972
85$5,487,312$0$0$2,563,603
86$5,975,235$0$0$2,793,657
87$6,510,665$0$0$3,046,186
88$7,098,377$0$0$3,323,452
89$7,743,629$0$0$3,627,946
90$8,452,216$0$0$3,962,411
91$9,230,518$0$0$4,329,870
92$10,085,567$0$0$4,733,654
93$11,025,107$0$0$5,177,432
94$12,057,671$0$0$5,665,244
95$13,192,658$0$0$6,201,545
96$14,440,425$0$0$6,791,239
97$15,812,381$0$0$7,439,732
98$17,321,096$0$0$8,152,978
99$18,980,419$0$0$8,937,539
100$20,805,609$0$0$9,800,643