Can I retire at age 54 with 726,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
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 $726,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$59,952$59,418$58,897$58,389$57,892$56,197
2 years$29,679$29,127$28,591$28,072$27,568$25,873
3 years$19,590$19,035$18,500$17,986$17,490$15,850
4 years$14,546$13,992$13,463$12,958$12,474$10,901
5 years$11,520$10,970$10,448$9,953$9,483$7,980
6 years$9,504$8,958$8,444$7,959$7,503$6,073
7 years$8,064$7,523$7,017$6,544$6,102$4,744
8 years$6,985$6,449$5,951$5,489$5,062$3,776
9 years$6,146$5,615$5,125$4,676$4,263$3,047
10 years$5,475$4,949$4,468$4,031$3,632$2,485
11 years$4,927$4,406$3,934$3,508$3,124$2,043
12 years$4,470$3,954$3,491$3,077$2,707$1,691
13 years$4,084$3,574$3,119$2,716$2,361$1,407
14 years$3,753$3,248$2,803$2,411$2,069$1,175
15 years$3,467$2,967$2,530$2,150$1,822$985
16 years$3,216$2,723$2,294$1,925$1,610$828
17 years$2,996$2,507$2,088$1,730$1,428$698
18 years$2,800$2,317$1,906$1,559$1,270$589
19 years$2,625$2,147$1,745$1,409$1,132$498
20 years$2,467$1,995$1,601$1,276$1,011$422
21 years$2,325$1,859$1,473$1,158$905$358
22 years$2,196$1,735$1,357$1,053$811$304
23 years$2,078$1,623$1,253$959$728$258
24 years$1,971$1,520$1,159$875$654$219
25 years$1,872$1,427$1,074$799$589$186
26 years$1,781$1,341$996$730$530$159
27 years$1,696$1,262$925$668$478$135
28 years$1,618$1,189$859$612$431$115
29 years$1,545$1,122$800$562$390$98
30 years$1,478$1,059$745$515$352$83
31 years$1,415$1,002$695$473$318$71
32 years$1,356$948$648$435$288$61
33 years$1,300$897$605$400$260$52
34 years$1,248$851$565$368$236$44
35 years$1,199$807$529$339$214$38
36 years$1,153$766$494$312$194$32
37 years$1,110$727$463$288$175$27
38 years$1,068$691$433$265$159$23
39 years$1,029$657$406$244$144$20
40 years$993$625$381$225$131$17
41 years$958$595$357$208$119$14
42 years$924$567$335$192$108$12
43 years$893$540$314$177$98$11
44 years$863$515$295$164$89$9
45 years$834$491$277$151$81$8
46 years$807$468$260$140$73$7
47 years$780$447$244$129$66$6
48 years$756$427$230$119$60$5
49 years$732$407$216$110$55$4
50 years$709$389$203$102$50$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $726,000, adding $5,339 every year, while hoping to spend $57,962 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: 52/24/24 Blend
53$726,000$726,000$726,000$726,000
54$805,559$767,081$755,828$841,812
55$826,055$742,997$719,477$843,371
56$846,699$715,790$679,966$838,692
57$867,445$685,246$637,127$832,411
58$888,239$651,139$590,787$824,396
59$909,023$613,228$540,761$814,509
60$929,728$571,260$486,861$802,598
61$950,276$524,968$428,886$788,504
62$970,580$474,067$366,630$772,052
63$990,541$418,258$299,874$753,058
64$1,010,048$357,225$228,392$731,322
65$1,028,977$290,633$151,947$706,630
66$1,047,188$218,130$70,293$678,751
67$1,064,524$139,341$0$647,439
68$1,080,810$53,873$0$616,740
69$1,095,849$0$0$601,545
70$1,109,424$0$0$593,816
71$1,121,290$0$0$599,295
72$1,131,175$0$0$603,597
73$1,138,778$0$0$606,549
74$1,143,761$0$0$607,954
75$1,145,750$0$0$607,599
76$1,144,330$0$0$605,243
77$1,139,039$0$0$600,620
78$1,129,365$0$0$593,436
79$1,114,739$0$0$583,362
80$1,094,533$0$0$570,037
81$1,068,047$0$0$553,059
82$1,034,509$0$0$531,982
83$993,062$0$0$506,315
84$942,757$0$0$475,512
85$882,546$0$0$438,970
86$811,269$0$0$396,022
87$727,639$0$0$345,930
88$630,239$0$0$287,878
89$517,498$0$0$220,964
90$387,681$0$0$144,193
91$238,871$0$0$56,463
92$68,949$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