Can I retire at age 54 with 680,000?

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 $680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$56,154$55,654$55,166$54,689$54,224$52,785
2 years$27,799$27,281$26,779$26,293$25,821$24,381
3 years$18,349$17,829$17,328$16,846$16,382$14,986
4 years$13,624$13,106$12,610$12,137$11,684$10,343
5 years$10,790$10,275$9,786$9,322$8,882$7,600
6 years$8,902$8,390$7,909$7,455$7,028$5,806
7 years$7,553$7,046$6,572$6,129$5,716$4,554
8 years$6,542$6,040$5,574$5,142$4,742$3,639
9 years$5,757$5,259$4,801$4,379$3,993$2,949
10 years$5,128$4,635$4,185$3,775$3,402$2,416
11 years$4,615$4,127$3,685$3,286$2,926$1,995
12 years$4,187$3,704$3,270$2,882$2,536$1,659
13 years$3,825$3,347$2,922$2,544$2,211$1,386
14 years$3,515$3,043$2,625$2,258$1,938$1,164
15 years$3,247$2,779$2,370$2,014$1,707$980
16 years$3,013$2,550$2,149$1,803$1,508$828
17 years$2,806$2,348$1,955$1,620$1,337$702
18 years$2,622$2,170$1,785$1,460$1,189$595
19 years$2,459$2,011$1,634$1,320$1,060$506
20 years$2,311$1,869$1,500$1,195$947$431
21 years$2,178$1,741$1,379$1,085$847$367
22 years$2,057$1,625$1,271$986$759$313
23 years$1,947$1,520$1,174$898$682$268
24 years$1,846$1,424$1,086$819$613$229
25 years$1,753$1,336$1,005$748$551$196
26 years$1,668$1,256$933$684$497$167
27 years$1,589$1,182$866$626$448$143
28 years$1,516$1,114$805$574$404$123
29 years$1,448$1,051$749$526$365$105
30 years$1,384$992$698$483$330$90
31 years$1,325$938$651$443$298$77
32 years$1,270$888$607$407$270$66
33 years$1,218$841$567$375$244$57
34 years$1,169$797$530$345$221$49
35 years$1,123$756$495$317$200$42
36 years$1,080$717$463$292$181$36
37 years$1,039$681$433$269$164$31
38 years$1,001$647$406$248$149$26
39 years$964$616$380$229$135$23
40 years$930$586$356$211$123$19
41 years$897$558$334$195$111$17
42 years$866$531$314$180$101$14
43 years$836$506$294$166$92$12
44 years$808$482$276$153$83$11
45 years$781$460$259$141$75$9
46 years$755$439$244$131$68$8
47 years$731$419$229$121$62$7
48 years$708$400$215$112$56$6
49 years$685$382$202$103$51$5
50 years$664$365$190$95$47$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $680,000, adding $6,731 every year, while hoping to spend $29,131 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: 56/34/10 Blend
53$680,000$680,000$680,000$680,000
54$756,303$720,263$709,723$796,433
55$802,451$724,561$702,504$828,625
56$852,329$728,093$694,066$859,869
57$906,288$730,791$684,339$893,202
58$964,712$732,582$673,246$928,830
59$1,028,024$733,390$660,711$966,976
60$1,096,688$733,131$646,651$1,007,890
61$1,171,216$731,720$630,979$1,051,847
62$1,252,169$729,064$613,607$1,099,153
63$1,340,167$725,065$594,439$1,150,145
64$1,435,889$719,618$573,378$1,205,194
65$1,540,085$712,614$550,320$1,264,713
66$1,653,576$703,935$525,159$1,329,158
67$1,777,271$693,458$497,782$1,399,032
68$1,912,166$681,050$468,071$1,474,892
69$2,059,359$666,574$435,903$1,557,353
70$2,220,058$649,881$401,151$1,647,095
71$2,395,594$630,815$363,680$1,744,869
72$2,587,431$609,212$323,349$1,851,506
73$2,797,182$584,896$280,014$1,967,923
74$3,026,620$557,682$233,520$2,095,135
75$3,277,702$527,374$183,709$2,234,260
76$3,552,578$493,766$130,414$2,386,537
77$3,853,619$456,638$73,461$2,553,332
78$4,183,434$415,760$12,668$2,736,154
79$4,544,898$370,886$0$2,936,670
80$4,941,176$321,758$0$3,162,292
81$5,375,755$268,102$0$3,411,287
82$5,852,473$209,631$0$3,684,568
83$6,375,562$146,039$0$3,984,636
84$6,949,678$77,004$0$4,314,252
85$7,579,955$2,187$0$4,676,461
86$8,272,044$0$0$5,074,623
87$9,032,173$0$0$5,541,918
88$9,867,201$0$0$6,056,222
89$10,784,684$0$0$6,621,379
90$11,792,948$0$0$7,242,526
91$12,901,165$0$0$7,925,322
92$14,119,438$0$0$8,676,001
93$15,458,898$0$0$9,501,431
94$16,931,811$0$0$10,409,180
95$18,551,688$0$0$11,407,585
96$20,333,417$0$0$12,505,833
97$22,293,400$0$0$13,714,045
98$24,449,710$0$0$15,043,372
99$26,822,258$0$0$16,506,100
100$29,432,984$0$0$18,115,768