Can I retire at age 54 with 678,000?

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 $678,000?

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$55,989$55,490$55,003$54,528$54,065$52,355
2 years$27,717$27,201$26,701$26,216$25,745$24,038
3 years$18,295$17,776$17,277$16,797$16,334$14,683
4 years$13,584$13,067$12,573$12,101$11,649$10,068
5 years$10,759$10,245$9,757$9,295$8,856$7,347
6 years$8,876$8,366$7,885$7,433$7,007$5,573
7 years$7,531$7,026$6,553$6,111$5,699$4,339
8 years$6,523$6,022$5,557$5,126$4,728$3,441
9 years$5,740$5,243$4,787$4,367$3,981$2,767
10 years$5,113$4,622$4,173$3,764$3,392$2,248
11 years$4,601$4,115$3,674$3,276$2,917$1,841
12 years$4,174$3,693$3,260$2,873$2,528$1,518
13 years$3,814$3,337$2,913$2,537$2,205$1,257
14 years$3,505$3,034$2,617$2,252$1,933$1,046
15 years$3,238$2,771$2,363$2,008$1,702$873
16 years$3,004$2,543$2,142$1,798$1,504$731
17 years$2,798$2,342$1,950$1,616$1,333$613
18 years$2,615$2,164$1,780$1,456$1,186$515
19 years$2,451$2,005$1,629$1,316$1,057$434
20 years$2,304$1,863$1,495$1,192$944$366
21 years$2,172$1,736$1,375$1,081$845$309
22 years$2,051$1,620$1,268$983$757$261
23 years$1,941$1,515$1,170$895$680$220
24 years$1,840$1,420$1,082$817$611$186
25 years$1,748$1,332$1,003$746$550$158
26 years$1,663$1,252$930$682$495$134
27 years$1,584$1,179$863$624$446$113
28 years$1,511$1,111$803$572$403$96
29 years$1,443$1,048$747$524$364$81
30 years$1,380$989$696$481$329$69
31 years$1,321$935$649$442$297$58
32 years$1,266$885$605$406$269$50
33 years$1,214$838$565$374$243$42
34 years$1,166$794$528$344$220$36
35 years$1,120$753$494$316$199$30
36 years$1,077$715$462$291$181$26
37 years$1,036$679$432$269$164$22
38 years$998$645$405$248$149$18
39 years$961$614$379$228$135$16
40 years$927$584$355$210$122$13
41 years$894$556$333$194$111$11
42 years$863$529$313$179$101$10
43 years$834$504$293$165$91$8
44 years$806$481$275$153$83$7
45 years$779$458$259$141$75$6
46 years$753$437$243$130$68$5
47 years$729$417$228$120$62$4
48 years$706$398$214$111$56$4
49 years$683$381$202$103$51$3
50 years$662$363$189$95$46$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $678,000, adding $3,644 every year, while hoping to spend $32,298 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: 40/50/10 Blend
53$678,000$678,000$678,000$678,000
54$750,915$714,981$704,472$778,560
55$793,143$715,650$693,707$799,030
56$838,597$715,270$681,499$817,679
57$887,570$713,754$667,765$837,128
58$940,386$711,012$652,419$857,465
59$997,402$706,948$635,372$878,785
60$1,059,007$701,459$616,528$901,199
61$1,125,633$694,438$595,788$924,828
62$1,197,750$685,768$573,050$949,809
63$1,275,879$675,328$548,205$976,298
64$1,360,589$662,990$521,140$1,004,464
65$1,452,509$648,616$491,738$1,034,503
66$1,552,328$632,062$459,875$1,066,629
67$1,660,806$613,174$425,421$1,101,083
68$1,778,779$591,789$388,243$1,138,135
69$1,907,164$567,737$348,200$1,178,085
70$2,046,974$540,836$305,143$1,221,268
71$2,199,321$510,892$258,921$1,268,058
72$2,365,429$477,703$209,373$1,318,872
73$2,546,647$441,054$156,330$1,374,174
74$2,744,456$400,718$99,619$1,434,481
75$2,960,491$356,453$39,056$1,500,367
76$3,196,549$308,007$0$1,572,473
77$3,454,608$255,110$0$1,654,237
78$3,736,848$197,480$0$1,748,347
79$4,045,667$134,817$0$1,851,531
80$4,383,706$66,805$0$1,964,788
81$4,753,876$0$0$2,089,224
82$5,159,378$0$0$2,229,857
83$5,603,740$0$0$2,424,334
84$6,090,848$0$0$2,637,608
85$6,624,980$0$0$2,871,565
86$7,210,848$0$0$3,128,281
87$7,853,644$0$0$3,410,043
88$8,559,085$0$0$3,719,368
89$9,333,468$0$0$4,059,031
90$10,183,731$0$0$4,432,090
91$11,117,516$0$0$4,841,910
92$12,143,241$0$0$5,292,200
93$13,270,179$0$0$5,787,048
94$14,508,548$0$0$6,330,954
95$15,869,601$0$0$6,928,877
96$17,365,739$0$0$7,586,282
97$19,010,623$0$0$8,309,188
98$20,819,303$0$0$9,104,227
99$22,808,360$0$0$9,978,706
100$24,996,063$0$0$10,940,676