Can I retire at age 54 with 707,000?

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 $707,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$58,383$57,863$57,356$56,861$56,377$54,748
2 years$28,903$28,364$27,843$27,337$26,846$25,218
3 years$19,077$18,536$18,016$17,515$17,032$15,456
4 years$14,165$13,626$13,111$12,619$12,148$10,635
5 years$11,219$10,683$10,175$9,692$9,234$7,790
6 years$9,255$8,724$8,223$7,751$7,307$5,931
7 years$7,853$7,326$6,833$6,373$5,942$4,636
8 years$6,802$6,280$5,795$5,346$4,930$3,692
9 years$5,985$5,468$4,991$4,553$4,152$2,981
10 years$5,332$4,819$4,351$3,925$3,537$2,433
11 years$4,798$4,291$3,831$3,416$3,042$2,002
12 years$4,353$3,851$3,400$2,996$2,636$1,658
13 years$3,977$3,480$3,038$2,645$2,299$1,380
14 years$3,655$3,163$2,729$2,348$2,015$1,154
15 years$3,376$2,890$2,464$2,094$1,774$968
16 years$3,132$2,651$2,234$1,875$1,568$814
17 years$2,917$2,442$2,033$1,685$1,390$686
18 years$2,727$2,256$1,856$1,518$1,236$580
19 years$2,556$2,091$1,699$1,372$1,102$491
20 years$2,403$1,943$1,559$1,243$984$416
21 years$2,264$1,810$1,434$1,128$881$353
22 years$2,139$1,690$1,322$1,025$790$300
23 years$2,024$1,580$1,220$934$709$255
24 years$1,919$1,481$1,129$852$637$217
25 years$1,823$1,389$1,045$778$573$184
26 years$1,734$1,306$970$711$516$157
27 years$1,652$1,229$900$651$466$134
28 years$1,576$1,158$837$596$420$114
29 years$1,505$1,092$779$547$379$97
30 years$1,439$1,032$725$502$343$83
31 years$1,378$975$676$461$310$71
32 years$1,320$923$631$424$280$60
33 years$1,266$874$589$390$254$51
34 years$1,215$828$551$358$230$44
35 years$1,168$786$515$330$208$37
36 years$1,123$746$481$304$188$32
37 years$1,080$708$451$280$171$27
38 years$1,040$673$422$258$155$23
39 years$1,003$640$395$238$140$20
40 years$967$609$371$219$127$17
41 years$932$580$348$203$116$14
42 years$900$552$326$187$105$12
43 years$869$526$306$173$95$11
44 years$840$501$287$159$86$9
45 years$812$478$270$147$78$8
46 years$785$456$253$136$71$7
47 years$760$435$238$126$65$6
48 years$736$415$224$116$59$5
49 years$713$397$210$107$53$4
50 years$690$379$198$99$48$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $707,000, adding $6,872 every year, while hoping to spend $59,969 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$707,000$707,000$707,000$707,000
54$786,202$748,731$737,773$815,030
55$802,589$721,613$698,682$808,856
56$818,636$691,155$656,271$795,710
57$834,247$657,132$610,367$780,144
58$849,312$619,304$560,786$761,966
59$863,708$577,415$507,338$740,969
60$877,297$531,199$449,824$716,931
61$889,925$480,371$388,037$689,613
62$901,420$424,632$321,759$658,761
63$911,590$363,664$250,763$624,101
64$920,221$297,133$174,813$585,337
65$927,076$224,685$93,661$542,155
66$931,889$145,946$7,050$494,216
67$934,367$60,522$0$441,153
68$934,180$0$0$391,687
69$930,967$0$0$355,289
70$924,323$0$0$350,626
71$913,801$0$0$344,198
72$898,905$0$0$335,786
73$879,084$0$0$325,144
74$853,729$0$0$312,003
75$822,164$0$0$296,063
76$783,642$0$0$276,993
77$737,336$0$0$254,426
78$682,330$0$0$227,956
79$617,612$0$0$197,134
80$542,062$0$0$161,466
81$454,442$0$0$120,402
82$353,382$0$0$73,338
83$237,371$0$0$19,603
84$104,737$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$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