Can I retire at age 54 with 697,000?

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 $697,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$57,558$57,045$56,545$56,056$55,580$54,280
2 years$28,494$27,963$27,449$26,950$26,467$25,165
3 years$18,807$18,274$17,761$17,267$16,791$15,528
4 years$13,965$13,434$12,926$12,440$11,976$10,760
5 years$11,060$10,532$10,031$9,555$9,104$7,940
6 years$9,124$8,600$8,106$7,641$7,204$6,092
7 years$7,742$7,222$6,736$6,282$5,858$4,800
8 years$6,706$6,191$5,713$5,270$4,860$3,854
9 years$5,901$5,390$4,921$4,489$4,093$3,138
10 years$5,257$4,751$4,290$3,870$3,487$2,583
11 years$4,730$4,230$3,777$3,368$2,999$2,145
12 years$4,291$3,796$3,352$2,954$2,599$1,792
13 years$3,921$3,431$2,995$2,608$2,266$1,506
14 years$3,603$3,119$2,691$2,315$1,987$1,271
15 years$3,328$2,849$2,429$2,065$1,749$1,077
16 years$3,088$2,614$2,203$1,849$1,546$915
17 years$2,876$2,407$2,004$1,661$1,371$780
18 years$2,688$2,224$1,830$1,497$1,219$666
19 years$2,520$2,062$1,675$1,353$1,086$569
20 years$2,369$1,916$1,537$1,225$970$488
21 years$2,232$1,784$1,414$1,112$868$418
22 years$2,108$1,666$1,303$1,011$778$359
23 years$1,995$1,558$1,203$921$699$309
24 years$1,892$1,460$1,113$840$628$265
25 years$1,797$1,370$1,031$767$565$228
26 years$1,709$1,287$956$701$509$197
27 years$1,628$1,212$888$642$459$169
28 years$1,553$1,142$825$588$414$146
29 years$1,484$1,077$768$539$374$126
30 years$1,419$1,017$715$495$338$109
31 years$1,358$962$667$454$305$94
32 years$1,301$910$622$418$276$81
33 years$1,248$862$581$384$250$70
34 years$1,198$817$543$353$226$60
35 years$1,151$775$507$325$205$52
36 years$1,107$735$475$300$186$45
37 years$1,065$698$444$276$168$39
38 years$1,026$664$416$254$153$34
39 years$988$631$390$235$138$29
40 years$953$600$365$216$126$25
41 years$919$571$343$200$114$22
42 years$887$544$321$184$103$19
43 years$857$519$302$170$94$16
44 years$828$494$283$157$85$14
45 years$801$471$266$145$77$12
46 years$774$450$250$134$70$10
47 years$749$429$235$124$64$9
48 years$725$410$220$114$58$8
49 years$702$391$207$106$53$7
50 years$681$374$195$98$48$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $697,000, adding $3,955 every year, while hoping to spend $57,399 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: 34/45/21 Blend
53$697,000$697,000$697,000$697,000
54$772,174$735,233$724,429$793,351
55$789,863$710,187$687,625$784,323
56$807,433$681,990$647,665$769,045
57$824,811$650,427$604,381$751,390
58$841,915$615,271$557,601$731,180
59$858,652$576,281$507,142$708,229
60$874,918$533,203$452,815$682,337
61$890,597$485,767$394,422$653,289
62$905,558$433,689$331,755$620,858
63$919,654$376,670$264,598$584,801
64$932,723$314,391$192,727$544,858
65$944,582$246,517$115,904$500,750
66$955,027$172,694$33,885$452,182
67$963,832$92,548$0$398,836
68$970,744$5,684$0$352,392
69$975,481$0$0$309,354
70$977,732$0$0$305,525
71$977,149$0$0$303,392
72$973,347$0$0$299,991
73$965,898$0$0$295,162
74$954,327$0$0$288,724
75$938,108$0$0$280,479
76$916,657$0$0$270,205
77$889,329$0$0$257,658
78$855,407$0$0$242,568
79$814,099$0$0$224,636
80$764,528$0$0$203,530
81$705,723$0$0$178,885
82$636,612$0$0$150,296
83$556,006$0$0$117,316
84$462,595$0$0$79,449
85$354,927$0$0$36,151
86$231,398$0$0$0
87$90,238$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0