Can I retire at age 54 with 793,000?

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 $793,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$65,485$64,902$64,333$63,777$63,235$60,894
2 years$32,418$31,815$31,230$30,662$30,112$27,780
3 years$21,398$20,791$20,208$19,646$19,104$16,855
4 years$15,888$15,284$14,706$14,154$13,625$11,475
5 years$12,584$11,983$11,412$10,871$10,358$8,313
6 years$10,381$9,785$9,223$8,694$8,196$6,257
7 years$8,809$8,217$7,664$7,148$6,665$4,833
8 years$7,630$7,044$6,500$5,996$5,530$3,801
9 years$6,713$6,133$5,598$5,107$4,657$3,030
10 years$5,981$5,406$4,881$4,403$3,968$2,440
11 years$5,381$4,812$4,297$3,832$3,412$1,981
12 years$4,883$4,319$3,813$3,361$2,957$1,617
13 years$4,461$3,903$3,407$2,967$2,579$1,327
14 years$4,100$3,548$3,061$2,634$2,260$1,094
15 years$3,787$3,241$2,764$2,349$1,990$904
16 years$3,513$2,974$2,506$2,103$1,759$749
17 years$3,272$2,739$2,280$1,890$1,560$622
18 years$3,058$2,531$2,082$1,703$1,387$517
19 years$2,867$2,345$1,906$1,539$1,236$431
20 years$2,695$2,180$1,749$1,394$1,104$359
21 years$2,540$2,030$1,609$1,265$988$300
22 years$2,399$1,895$1,483$1,150$886$251
23 years$2,270$1,772$1,369$1,047$795$210
24 years$2,153$1,661$1,266$955$715$175
25 years$2,044$1,558$1,173$872$643$147
26 years$1,945$1,465$1,088$798$579$123
27 years$1,853$1,378$1,010$730$522$103
28 years$1,767$1,299$939$669$471$86
29 years$1,688$1,225$874$613$425$72
30 years$1,614$1,157$814$563$384$61
31 years$1,545$1,094$759$517$348$51
32 years$1,481$1,035$708$475$314$43
33 years$1,420$980$661$437$285$36
34 years$1,363$929$617$402$258$30
35 years$1,310$881$577$370$233$25
36 years$1,259$836$540$341$211$21
37 years$1,212$794$505$314$192$18
38 years$1,167$755$473$289$174$15
39 years$1,124$718$443$267$158$12
40 years$1,084$683$416$246$143$10
41 years$1,046$650$390$227$130$9
42 years$1,010$619$366$210$118$7
43 years$975$590$343$194$107$6
44 years$942$562$322$179$97$5
45 years$911$536$302$165$88$4
46 years$881$512$284$152$80$4
47 years$852$488$267$141$73$3
48 years$825$466$251$130$66$3
49 years$799$445$236$120$60$2
50 years$774$425$222$111$54$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $793,000, adding $2,384 every year, while hoping to spend $24,190 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: 52/21/27 Blend
53$793,000$793,000$793,000$793,000
54$876,345$834,316$822,025$915,176
55$939,994$849,460$823,824$957,529
56$1,009,325$864,534$824,874$1,000,930
57$1,084,891$879,512$825,122$1,047,662
58$1,167,302$894,360$824,516$1,098,051
59$1,257,230$909,046$823,000$1,152,460
60$1,355,412$923,534$820,515$1,211,287
61$1,462,662$937,785$817,000$1,274,972
62$1,579,875$951,758$812,391$1,344,003
63$1,708,036$965,409$806,621$1,418,914
64$1,848,231$978,689$799,617$1,500,298
65$2,001,654$991,548$791,308$1,588,807
66$2,169,620$1,003,931$781,614$1,685,161
67$2,353,579$1,015,781$770,456$1,790,156
68$2,555,125$1,027,036$757,747$1,904,668
69$2,776,016$1,037,628$743,399$2,029,665
70$3,018,185$1,047,488$727,319$2,166,213
71$3,283,766$1,056,540$709,410$2,315,491
72$3,575,103$1,064,704$689,569$2,478,797
73$3,894,784$1,071,894$667,689$2,657,565
74$4,245,654$1,078,020$643,660$2,853,375
75$4,630,853$1,082,985$617,364$3,067,971
76$5,053,834$1,086,685$588,679$3,303,276
77$5,518,404$1,089,011$557,479$3,561,411
78$6,028,756$1,089,848$523,630$3,844,718
79$6,589,509$1,089,071$486,991$4,155,778
80$7,205,753$1,086,549$447,419$4,497,435
81$7,883,093$1,082,143$404,761$4,872,832
82$8,627,706$1,075,706$358,858$5,285,429
83$9,446,396$1,067,080$309,544$5,739,046
84$10,346,661$1,056,099$256,646$6,237,894
85$11,336,760$1,042,587$199,983$6,786,616
86$12,425,793$1,026,358$139,367$7,390,334
87$13,623,787$1,007,212$74,598$8,054,695
88$14,941,789$984,942$5,473$8,785,927
89$16,391,971$959,323$0$9,590,894
90$17,987,745$930,123$0$10,496,844
91$19,743,887$897,091$0$11,495,411
92$21,676,679$859,964$0$12,594,288
93$23,804,062$818,464$0$13,803,694
94$26,145,804$772,296$0$15,134,891
95$28,723,685$721,148$0$16,600,291
96$31,561,708$664,691$0$18,213,575
97$34,686,317$602,575$0$19,989,820
98$38,126,653$534,434$0$21,945,643
99$41,914,827$459,877$0$24,099,358
100$46,086,222$378,493$0$26,471,150