Can I retire at age 54 with 715,000?

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:
0%
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 $715,000?

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$59,044$58,518$58,005$57,504$57,015$55,368
2 years$29,230$28,685$28,158$27,646$27,150$25,503
3 years$19,293$18,746$18,220$17,713$17,225$15,631
4 years$14,325$13,780$13,259$12,761$12,285$10,755
5 years$11,346$10,804$10,290$9,802$9,339$7,878
6 years$9,360$8,822$8,316$7,839$7,390$5,999
7 years$7,942$7,409$6,910$6,445$6,010$4,689
8 years$6,879$6,351$5,861$5,406$4,986$3,734
9 years$6,053$5,530$5,048$4,605$4,199$3,015
10 years$5,392$4,874$4,401$3,969$3,577$2,460
11 years$4,852$4,339$3,874$3,455$3,077$2,024
12 years$4,402$3,895$3,438$3,030$2,666$1,676
13 years$4,022$3,519$3,072$2,675$2,325$1,395
14 years$3,696$3,199$2,760$2,375$2,038$1,167
15 years$3,414$2,922$2,492$2,118$1,794$979
16 years$3,168$2,681$2,259$1,896$1,586$823
17 years$2,950$2,469$2,056$1,704$1,406$694
18 years$2,757$2,282$1,877$1,535$1,250$587
19 years$2,585$2,115$1,718$1,387$1,114$496
20 years$2,430$1,965$1,577$1,257$995$421
21 years$2,290$1,830$1,450$1,140$891$357
22 years$2,163$1,709$1,337$1,037$799$303
23 years$2,047$1,598$1,234$944$717$258
24 years$1,941$1,497$1,141$861$644$219
25 years$1,843$1,405$1,057$787$580$187
26 years$1,754$1,321$981$719$522$159
27 years$1,671$1,243$911$658$471$135
28 years$1,594$1,171$846$603$425$115
29 years$1,522$1,105$788$553$384$98
30 years$1,455$1,043$734$508$347$84
31 years$1,393$986$684$466$313$71
32 years$1,335$933$638$428$283$61
33 years$1,280$884$596$394$257$52
34 years$1,229$838$557$363$232$44
35 years$1,181$795$521$334$210$38
36 years$1,136$754$487$307$191$32
37 years$1,093$716$456$283$173$28
38 years$1,052$681$427$261$157$24
39 years$1,014$647$400$241$142$20
40 years$978$616$375$222$129$17
41 years$943$586$351$205$117$15
42 years$910$558$330$189$106$13
43 years$879$532$309$174$96$11
44 years$850$507$290$161$87$9
45 years$821$484$273$149$79$8
46 years$794$461$256$137$72$7
47 years$769$440$241$127$65$6
48 years$744$420$226$117$59$5
49 years$721$401$213$108$54$4
50 years$698$383$200$100$49$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $715,000, adding $2,698 every year, while hoping to spend $37,508 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: 31/43/26 Blend
53$715,000$715,000$715,000$715,000
54$790,713$752,818$741,735$808,838
55$831,457$749,798$726,675$819,969
56$875,101$745,373$709,854$828,440
57$921,899$739,434$691,172$836,808
58$972,133$731,866$670,526$845,090
59$1,026,111$722,549$647,810$853,307
60$1,084,172$711,351$622,909$861,487
61$1,146,688$698,137$595,706$869,664
62$1,214,065$682,761$566,078$877,877
63$1,286,753$665,070$533,895$886,177
64$1,365,244$644,901$499,022$894,622
65$1,450,080$622,081$461,320$903,281
66$1,541,854$596,429$420,641$912,237
67$1,641,221$567,752$376,830$921,583
68$1,748,900$535,847$329,728$931,432
69$1,865,681$500,496$279,167$941,910
70$1,992,432$461,472$224,971$953,165
71$2,130,111$418,535$166,958$965,365
72$2,279,768$371,429$104,937$978,704
73$2,442,560$319,884$38,708$993,401
74$2,619,760$263,617$0$1,009,708
75$2,812,768$202,327$0$1,036,778
76$3,023,125$135,696$0$1,078,100
77$3,252,528$63,389$0$1,123,353
78$3,502,843$0$0$1,173,015
79$3,776,124$0$0$1,234,690
80$4,074,634$0$0$1,334,924
81$4,400,862$0$0$1,444,573
82$4,757,549$0$0$1,564,571
83$5,147,715$0$0$1,695,947
84$5,574,682$0$0$1,839,835
85$6,042,109$0$0$1,997,483
86$6,554,026$0$0$2,170,266
87$7,114,871$0$0$2,359,697
88$7,729,530$0$0$2,567,444
89$8,403,387$0$0$2,795,344
90$9,142,368$0$0$3,045,419
91$9,953,003$0$0$3,319,898
92$10,842,484$0$0$3,621,234
93$11,818,731$0$0$3,952,132
94$12,890,471$0$0$4,315,570
95$14,067,314$0$0$4,714,829
96$15,359,849$0$0$5,153,523
97$16,779,738$0$0$5,635,634
98$18,339,832$0$0$6,165,549
99$20,054,285$0$0$6,748,099
100$21,938,691$0$0$7,388,611