Can I retire at age 54 with 655,000?

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:
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 $655,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$54,089$53,607$53,137$52,679$52,231$50,337
2 years$26,777$26,278$25,795$25,326$24,872$22,985
3 years$17,674$17,173$16,691$16,227$15,780$13,959
4 years$13,123$12,624$12,147$11,690$11,254$9,513
5 years$10,394$9,897$9,426$8,979$8,555$6,899
6 years$8,575$8,082$7,618$7,181$6,769$5,199
7 years$7,276$6,787$6,331$5,904$5,505$4,020
8 years$6,302$5,818$5,369$4,953$4,567$3,165
9 years$5,545$5,066$4,624$4,218$3,846$2,527
10 years$4,940$4,465$4,031$3,636$3,277$2,037
11 years$4,445$3,975$3,549$3,165$2,819$1,656
12 years$4,033$3,568$3,150$2,776$2,442$1,354
13 years$3,684$3,224$2,814$2,451$2,130$1,113
14 years$3,386$2,931$2,529$2,175$1,867$918
15 years$3,128$2,677$2,283$1,940$1,644$760
16 years$2,902$2,456$2,070$1,737$1,453$630
17 years$2,703$2,262$1,883$1,561$1,288$524
18 years$2,526$2,090$1,719$1,407$1,145$437
19 years$2,368$1,937$1,574$1,271$1,021$364
20 years$2,226$1,800$1,445$1,151$912$304
21 years$2,098$1,677$1,329$1,045$816$254
22 years$1,981$1,565$1,225$950$731$213
23 years$1,875$1,464$1,131$865$657$178
24 years$1,778$1,372$1,046$789$590$149
25 years$1,689$1,287$969$721$531$125
26 years$1,606$1,210$898$659$478$105
27 years$1,530$1,139$834$603$431$88
28 years$1,460$1,073$775$553$389$74
29 years$1,394$1,012$722$507$351$62
30 years$1,333$956$672$465$318$52
31 years$1,276$904$627$427$287$44
32 years$1,223$855$585$392$260$37
33 years$1,173$810$546$361$235$31
34 years$1,126$767$510$332$213$26
35 years$1,082$728$477$306$193$22
36 years$1,040$691$446$282$175$18
37 years$1,001$656$418$259$158$15
38 years$964$624$391$239$143$13
39 years$929$593$366$220$130$11
40 years$895$564$343$203$118$9
41 years$864$537$322$188$107$8
42 years$834$511$302$173$97$6
43 years$805$487$283$160$88$5
44 years$778$464$266$148$80$5
45 years$752$443$250$136$73$4
46 years$728$423$235$126$66$3
47 years$704$403$220$116$60$3
48 years$682$385$207$107$54$2
49 years$660$368$195$99$49$2
50 years$640$351$183$92$45$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $655,000, adding $3,659 every year, while hoping to spend $43,964 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: 49/25/26 Blend
53$655,000$655,000$655,000$655,000
54$725,584$690,869$680,717$755,629
55$752,816$677,944$656,743$764,089
56$781,353$662,913$630,493$768,607
57$811,280$645,625$601,844$772,643
58$842,692$625,922$570,668$776,171
59$875,691$603,637$536,829$779,167
60$910,388$578,591$500,189$781,608
61$946,903$550,597$460,601$783,468
62$985,368$519,457$417,912$784,727
63$1,025,925$484,961$371,962$785,363
64$1,068,731$446,885$322,584$785,358
65$1,113,955$404,996$269,604$784,694
66$1,161,783$359,046$212,840$783,359
67$1,212,417$308,771$152,102$781,342
68$1,266,077$253,894$87,192$778,636
69$1,323,006$194,124$17,901$775,239
70$1,383,467$129,150$0$771,154
71$1,447,748$58,646$0$781,940
72$1,516,166$0$0$798,375
73$1,589,066$0$0$820,458
74$1,666,827$0$0$861,262
75$1,749,863$0$0$904,878
76$1,838,629$0$0$951,550
77$1,933,623$0$0$1,001,544
78$2,035,391$0$0$1,055,156
79$2,144,532$0$0$1,112,707
80$2,261,704$0$0$1,174,551
81$2,387,628$0$0$1,241,075
82$2,523,096$0$0$1,312,707
83$2,668,978$0$0$1,389,914
84$2,826,228$0$0$1,473,211
85$2,995,896$0$0$1,563,162
86$3,179,134$0$0$1,660,388
87$3,377,208$0$0$1,765,571
88$3,591,510$0$0$1,879,461
89$3,823,571$0$0$2,002,883
90$4,075,072$0$0$2,136,743
91$4,347,864$0$0$2,282,038
92$4,643,980$0$0$2,439,865
93$4,965,658$0$0$2,611,429
94$5,315,358$0$0$2,798,058
95$5,695,790$0$0$3,001,211
96$6,109,930$0$0$3,222,495
97$6,561,058$0$0$3,463,677
98$7,052,780$0$0$3,726,704
99$7,589,066$0$0$4,013,716
100$8,174,286$0$0$4,327,069