Can I retire at age 54 with 666,000?

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 $666,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$54,998$54,508$54,030$53,563$53,108$52,293
2 years$27,227$26,719$26,228$25,752$25,289$24,470
3 years$17,971$17,461$16,971$16,499$16,045$15,247
4 years$13,344$12,836$12,351$11,887$11,443$10,673
5 years$10,568$10,064$9,585$9,130$8,699$7,958
6 years$8,719$8,218$7,746$7,302$6,883$6,173
7 years$7,398$6,901$6,437$6,003$5,598$4,919
8 years$6,408$5,916$5,459$5,036$4,644$3,995
9 years$5,638$5,151$4,702$4,289$3,911$3,293
10 years$5,023$4,540$4,099$3,697$3,332$2,744
11 years$4,520$4,042$3,609$3,218$2,866$2,307
12 years$4,101$3,628$3,203$2,823$2,483$1,953
13 years$3,746$3,278$2,861$2,492$2,166$1,663
14 years$3,443$2,980$2,571$2,212$1,898$1,423
15 years$3,180$2,722$2,321$1,973$1,672$1,222
16 years$2,951$2,498$2,105$1,766$1,477$1,053
17 years$2,748$2,300$1,915$1,587$1,310$910
18 years$2,569$2,125$1,748$1,430$1,165$789
19 years$2,408$1,970$1,600$1,292$1,038$684
20 years$2,264$1,830$1,469$1,170$927$595
21 years$2,133$1,705$1,351$1,062$830$518
22 years$2,015$1,592$1,245$966$744$452
23 years$1,907$1,489$1,150$880$668$394
24 years$1,808$1,395$1,063$802$600$345
25 years$1,717$1,309$985$733$540$301
26 years$1,633$1,230$913$670$486$264
27 years$1,556$1,158$848$613$439$231
28 years$1,484$1,091$788$562$396$202
29 years$1,418$1,029$734$515$357$177
30 years$1,356$972$683$473$323$155
31 years$1,298$919$637$434$292$136
32 years$1,244$869$594$399$264$120
33 years$1,193$823$555$367$239$105
34 years$1,145$780$519$338$216$92
35 years$1,100$740$485$311$196$81
36 years$1,058$702$454$286$178$71
37 years$1,018$667$425$264$161$62
38 years$980$634$398$243$146$55
39 years$944$603$372$224$132$48
40 years$911$574$349$207$120$42
41 years$878$546$327$191$109$37
42 years$848$520$307$176$99$33
43 years$819$495$288$163$90$29
44 years$791$472$270$150$81$25
45 years$765$450$254$139$74$22
46 years$740$430$239$128$67$20
47 years$716$410$224$118$61$17
48 years$693$391$211$109$55$15
49 years$671$374$198$101$50$13
50 years$650$357$186$93$46$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $666,000, adding $5,954 every year, while hoping to spend $35,823 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: 56/16/28 Blend
53$666,000$666,000$666,000$666,000
54$740,074$704,776$694,453$775,508
55$777,446$701,194$679,601$796,962
56$817,429$696,237$663,052$816,105
57$860,252$689,798$644,710$836,236
58$906,166$681,766$624,476$857,461
59$955,445$672,023$602,246$879,902
60$1,008,392$660,443$577,912$903,693
61$1,065,337$646,894$551,361$928,981
62$1,126,644$631,235$522,475$955,935
63$1,192,713$613,316$491,129$984,741
64$1,263,982$592,981$457,194$1,015,603
65$1,340,934$570,062$420,535$1,048,755
66$1,424,097$544,383$381,011$1,084,451
67$1,514,054$515,757$338,474$1,122,977
68$1,611,445$483,987$292,771$1,164,650
69$1,716,973$448,863$243,739$1,209,823
70$1,831,411$410,164$191,211$1,258,887
71$1,955,610$367,657$135,012$1,312,277
72$2,090,505$321,095$74,958$1,370,477
73$2,237,126$270,218$10,858$1,434,022
74$2,396,603$214,749$0$1,503,507
75$2,570,183$154,398$0$1,596,785
76$2,759,236$88,857$0$1,701,973
77$2,965,269$17,802$0$1,816,699
78$3,189,942$0$0$1,941,929
79$3,435,081$0$0$2,089,137
80$3,702,697$0$0$2,253,321
81$3,995,003$0$0$2,432,710
82$4,314,435$0$0$2,628,809
83$4,663,676$0$0$2,843,270
84$5,045,678$0$0$3,077,915
85$5,463,692$0$0$3,334,750
86$5,921,300$0$0$3,615,984
87$6,422,443$0$0$3,924,047
88$6,971,464$0$0$4,261,619
89$7,573,144$0$0$4,631,648
90$8,232,749$0$0$5,037,384
91$8,956,079$0$0$5,482,404
92$9,749,522$0$0$5,970,650
93$10,620,113$0$0$6,506,461
94$11,575,603$0$0$7,094,619
95$12,624,528$0$0$7,740,391
96$13,776,293$0$0$8,449,578
97$15,041,255$0$0$9,228,572
98$16,430,827$0$0$10,084,413
99$17,957,579$0$0$11,024,858
100$19,635,360$0$0$12,058,451