Can I retire at age 54 with 738,000?

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 $738,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$60,943$60,400$59,871$59,354$58,849$56,829
2 years$30,170$29,608$29,064$28,536$28,023$26,009
3 years$19,914$19,349$18,806$18,283$17,779$15,833
4 years$14,786$14,224$13,686$13,172$12,680$10,818
5 years$11,711$11,152$10,621$10,117$9,639$7,866
6 years$9,661$9,106$8,583$8,091$7,627$5,943
7 years$8,198$7,647$7,133$6,652$6,203$4,609
8 years$7,100$6,555$6,049$5,580$5,146$3,640
9 years$6,248$5,707$5,210$4,753$4,334$2,914
10 years$5,566$5,031$4,542$4,097$3,693$2,357
11 years$5,008$4,479$3,999$3,566$3,176$1,922
12 years$4,544$4,020$3,549$3,128$2,752$1,577
13 years$4,151$3,633$3,171$2,761$2,400$1,300
14 years$3,815$3,302$2,849$2,451$2,104$1,077
15 years$3,524$3,016$2,572$2,186$1,852$894
16 years$3,270$2,768$2,332$1,957$1,637$745
17 years$3,045$2,549$2,122$1,759$1,451$622
18 years$2,846$2,355$1,937$1,585$1,291$520
19 years$2,668$2,183$1,773$1,432$1,150$435
20 years$2,508$2,028$1,628$1,297$1,027$365
21 years$2,364$1,889$1,497$1,177$919$306
22 years$2,232$1,764$1,380$1,070$824$257
23 years$2,113$1,649$1,274$975$740$216
24 years$2,003$1,545$1,178$889$665$182
25 years$1,903$1,450$1,091$812$598$153
26 years$1,810$1,363$1,012$742$539$129
27 years$1,724$1,283$940$679$486$109
28 years$1,645$1,209$874$623$438$91
29 years$1,571$1,140$813$571$396$77
30 years$1,502$1,077$757$524$358$65
31 years$1,438$1,018$706$481$323$55
32 years$1,378$963$659$442$293$46
33 years$1,322$912$615$407$265$39
34 years$1,269$865$575$374$240$33
35 years$1,219$820$537$344$217$28
36 years$1,172$778$503$317$197$23
37 years$1,128$739$470$292$178$20
38 years$1,086$703$441$269$162$17
39 years$1,046$668$413$248$147$14
40 years$1,009$636$387$229$133$12
41 years$973$605$363$211$121$10
42 years$940$576$340$195$109$8
43 years$907$549$319$180$99$7
44 years$877$523$300$166$90$6
45 years$848$499$281$154$82$5
46 years$820$476$264$142$74$4
47 years$793$454$248$131$67$4
48 years$768$434$233$121$61$3
49 years$744$414$219$112$56$3
50 years$721$396$206$103$51$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $738,000, adding $3,805 every year, while hoping to spend $43,072 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: 58/25/17 Blend
53$738,000$738,000$738,000$738,000
54$817,201$778,087$766,648$860,769
55$854,727$770,385$746,502$883,031
56$894,637$760,862$724,238$902,242
57$937,129$749,383$699,739$922,202
58$982,420$735,806$672,884$942,989
59$1,030,745$719,979$643,544$964,694
60$1,082,366$701,743$611,587$987,416
61$1,137,566$680,927$576,874$1,011,270
62$1,196,658$657,352$539,259$1,036,382
63$1,259,983$630,829$498,591$1,062,894
64$1,327,917$601,156$454,710$1,090,966
65$1,400,873$568,120$407,450$1,120,777
66$1,479,301$531,497$356,639$1,152,525
67$1,563,699$491,049$302,095$1,186,435
68$1,654,610$446,525$243,630$1,222,755
69$1,752,634$397,659$181,045$1,261,763
70$1,858,428$344,169$114,136$1,303,771
71$1,972,715$285,760$42,686$1,349,124
72$2,096,287$222,118$0$1,398,209
73$2,230,018$152,911$0$1,457,543
74$2,374,867$77,791$0$1,530,176
75$2,531,888$0$0$1,608,933
76$2,702,241$0$0$1,695,446
77$2,887,201$0$0$1,812,666
78$3,088,170$0$0$1,940,088
79$3,306,693$0$0$2,078,696
80$3,544,466$0$0$2,229,574
81$3,803,358$0$0$2,393,916
82$4,085,423$0$0$2,573,034
83$4,392,924$0$0$2,768,373
84$4,728,350$0$0$2,981,522
85$5,094,440$0$0$3,214,232
86$5,494,212$0$0$3,468,429
87$5,930,984$0$0$3,746,234
88$6,408,413$0$0$4,049,982
89$6,930,522$0$0$4,382,244
90$7,501,742$0$0$4,745,850
91$8,126,953$0$0$5,143,917
92$8,811,526$0$0$5,579,878
93$9,561,378$0$0$6,057,513
94$10,383,023$0$0$6,580,983
95$11,283,638$0$0$7,154,873
96$12,271,124$0$0$7,784,234
97$13,354,185$0$0$8,474,625
98$14,542,407$0$0$9,232,173
99$15,846,350$0$0$10,063,625
100$17,277,645$0$0$10,976,412