Can I retire at age 54 with 657,000?

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:
0%
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 $657,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$54,254$53,771$53,300$52,839$52,390$50,351
2 years$26,859$26,358$25,874$25,404$24,948$22,918
3 years$17,728$17,226$16,742$16,276$15,828$13,872
4 years$13,163$12,663$12,184$11,726$11,289$9,420
5 years$10,425$9,928$9,455$9,007$8,581$6,806
6 years$8,601$8,107$7,641$7,203$6,790$5,109
7 years$7,298$6,808$6,350$5,922$5,522$3,935
8 years$6,321$5,836$5,385$4,968$4,581$3,086
9 years$5,562$5,081$4,638$4,231$3,858$2,452
10 years$4,955$4,479$4,044$3,647$3,287$1,969
11 years$4,459$3,987$3,560$3,174$2,827$1,593
12 years$4,045$3,579$3,159$2,784$2,450$1,296
13 years$3,696$3,234$2,823$2,458$2,136$1,060
14 years$3,396$2,940$2,536$2,182$1,873$870
15 years$3,137$2,685$2,290$1,946$1,649$717
16 years$2,911$2,464$2,076$1,742$1,457$592
17 years$2,711$2,269$1,889$1,566$1,292$490
18 years$2,534$2,097$1,725$1,411$1,149$406
19 years$2,375$1,943$1,579$1,275$1,024$337
20 years$2,233$1,806$1,449$1,155$915$280
21 years$2,104$1,682$1,333$1,048$819$233
22 years$1,987$1,570$1,228$953$734$194
23 years$1,881$1,468$1,134$868$659$161
24 years$1,783$1,376$1,049$791$592$134
25 years$1,694$1,291$971$723$533$112
26 years$1,611$1,213$901$661$480$93
27 years$1,535$1,142$837$605$433$78
28 years$1,464$1,076$778$554$390$65
29 years$1,399$1,015$724$508$352$54
30 years$1,337$959$674$466$318$45
31 years$1,280$906$629$428$288$38
32 years$1,227$858$586$394$260$32
33 years$1,177$812$548$362$236$26
34 years$1,130$770$512$333$213$22
35 years$1,085$730$478$307$193$18
36 years$1,043$693$447$282$175$15
37 years$1,004$658$419$260$159$13
38 years$967$625$392$240$144$11
39 years$932$595$367$221$131$9
40 years$898$566$344$204$118$7
41 years$867$539$323$188$107$6
42 years$836$513$303$174$97$5
43 years$808$489$284$160$88$4
44 years$781$466$267$148$80$4
45 years$755$444$251$137$73$3
46 years$730$424$235$126$66$3
47 years$706$404$221$117$60$2
48 years$684$386$208$108$55$2
49 years$662$369$195$100$50$1
50 years$641$352$184$92$45$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $657,000, adding $5,824 every year, while hoping to spend $49,132 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: 71/11/18 Blend
53$657,000$657,000$657,000$657,000
54$730,021$695,200$685,017$778,333
55$752,208$676,989$655,689$793,021
56$775,010$656,239$623,732$802,660
57$798,440$632,773$589,005$811,967
58$822,507$606,406$551,364$820,900
59$847,222$576,939$510,654$829,415
60$872,594$544,164$466,716$837,467
61$898,631$507,860$419,383$845,006
62$925,340$467,794$368,481$851,977
63$952,727$423,719$313,828$858,324
64$980,798$375,374$255,234$863,985
65$1,009,555$322,482$192,499$868,894
66$1,038,999$264,754$125,418$872,980
67$1,069,131$201,881$53,773$876,167
68$1,099,947$133,538$0$878,373
69$1,131,442$59,381$0$883,868
70$1,163,607$0$0$899,506
71$1,196,431$0$0$917,430
72$1,229,899$0$0$943,027
73$1,263,990$0$0$969,093
74$1,298,681$0$0$995,610
75$1,333,941$0$0$1,022,552
76$1,369,737$0$0$1,049,893
77$1,406,025$0$0$1,077,598
78$1,442,756$0$0$1,105,629
79$1,479,874$0$0$1,133,939
80$1,517,311$0$0$1,162,477
81$1,554,991$0$0$1,191,181
82$1,592,827$0$0$1,219,981
83$1,630,717$0$0$1,248,800
84$1,668,548$0$0$1,277,546
85$1,706,190$0$0$1,306,117
86$1,743,496$0$0$1,334,397
87$1,780,300$0$0$1,362,256
88$1,816,416$0$0$1,389,548
89$1,851,633$0$0$1,416,105
90$1,885,715$0$0$1,441,744
91$1,918,399$0$0$1,466,255
92$1,949,386$0$0$1,489,406
93$1,978,347$0$0$1,510,937
94$2,004,911$0$0$1,530,556
95$2,028,664$0$0$1,547,941
96$2,049,147$0$0$1,562,728
97$2,065,846$0$0$1,574,516
98$2,078,191$0$0$1,582,856
99$2,085,546$0$0$1,587,251
100$2,087,205$0$0$1,587,147