Can I retire at age 54 with 848,000?

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 $848,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$70,027$69,403$68,795$68,201$67,621$66,364
2 years$34,667$34,021$33,395$32,789$32,200$30,939
3 years$22,882$22,233$21,609$21,008$20,429$19,202
4 years$16,990$16,344$15,726$15,135$14,570$13,388
5 years$13,456$12,814$12,204$11,625$11,076$9,941
6 years$11,101$10,463$9,863$9,297$8,764$7,678
7 years$9,419$8,787$8,196$7,643$7,128$6,090
8 years$8,159$7,532$6,951$6,412$5,913$4,924
9 years$7,179$6,558$5,987$5,461$4,980$4,039
10 years$6,395$5,781$5,219$4,708$4,243$3,349
11 years$5,755$5,146$4,595$4,097$3,649$2,802
12 years$5,221$4,619$4,078$3,594$3,162$2,360
13 years$4,770$4,174$3,643$3,173$2,757$1,999
14 years$4,384$3,794$3,274$2,816$2,417$1,701
15 years$4,049$3,466$2,956$2,512$2,128$1,453
16 years$3,757$3,180$2,680$2,249$1,881$1,245
17 years$3,499$2,929$2,438$2,021$1,668$1,070
18 years$3,270$2,706$2,226$1,821$1,483$922
19 years$3,066$2,508$2,038$1,646$1,322$795
20 years$2,882$2,331$1,870$1,490$1,181$687
21 years$2,716$2,171$1,720$1,353$1,057$595
22 years$2,565$2,026$1,585$1,230$947$516
23 years$2,428$1,895$1,464$1,120$850$447
24 years$2,302$1,776$1,354$1,022$764$388
25 years$2,186$1,667$1,254$933$688$337
26 years$2,080$1,566$1,163$853$619$293
27 years$1,981$1,474$1,080$781$558$255
28 years$1,890$1,389$1,004$715$504$222
29 years$1,805$1,310$934$656$455$193
30 years$1,726$1,237$870$602$411$169
31 years$1,652$1,170$811$553$372$147
32 years$1,583$1,107$757$508$336$128
33 years$1,519$1,048$707$467$304$112
34 years$1,458$993$660$430$275$97
35 years$1,401$942$617$396$250$85
36 years$1,347$894$578$365$226$74
37 years$1,296$849$541$336$205$65
38 years$1,248$807$506$310$186$56
39 years$1,202$768$474$285$168$49
40 years$1,159$730$445$263$153$43
41 years$1,118$695$417$243$139$37
42 years$1,080$662$391$224$126$33
43 years$1,043$631$367$207$114$29
44 years$1,008$601$344$191$104$25
45 years$974$573$323$176$94$22
46 years$942$547$304$163$85$19
47 years$912$522$285$151$78$17
48 years$882$498$268$139$70$14
49 years$855$476$252$129$64$13
50 years$828$455$237$119$58$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $848,000, adding $3,941 every year, while hoping to spend $27,119 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: 50/36/14 Blend
53$848,000$848,000$848,000$848,000
54$938,561$893,617$880,473$981,710
55$1,005,440$908,550$881,115$1,026,707
56$1,078,232$923,306$880,869$1,072,418
57$1,157,510$937,847$879,677$1,121,488
58$1,243,908$952,133$877,478$1,174,242
59$1,338,122$966,122$874,208$1,231,036
60$1,440,916$979,768$869,800$1,292,266
61$1,553,133$993,021$864,182$1,358,368
62$1,675,702$1,005,828$857,282$1,429,822
63$1,809,644$1,018,134$849,021$1,507,158
64$1,956,083$1,029,877$839,318$1,590,963
65$2,116,257$1,040,995$828,089$1,681,880
66$2,291,529$1,051,418$815,244$1,780,624
67$2,483,401$1,061,073$800,690$1,887,979
68$2,693,525$1,069,883$784,331$2,004,814
69$2,923,721$1,077,764$766,063$2,132,085
70$3,175,994$1,084,628$745,779$2,270,848
71$3,452,552$1,090,381$723,369$2,422,268
72$3,755,826$1,094,924$698,716$2,587,629
73$4,088,494$1,098,148$671,696$2,768,350
74$4,453,505$1,099,943$642,183$2,965,996
75$4,854,109$1,100,187$610,043$3,182,290
76$5,293,885$1,098,752$575,136$3,419,138
77$5,776,775$1,095,505$537,316$3,678,640
78$6,307,121$1,090,299$496,431$3,963,111
79$6,889,707$1,082,984$452,322$4,275,107
80$7,529,804$1,073,397$404,822$4,617,448
81$8,233,218$1,061,367$353,756$4,993,242
82$9,006,343$1,046,711$298,945$5,405,918
83$9,856,228$1,029,238$240,197$5,859,259
84$10,790,635$1,008,742$177,315$6,357,438
85$11,818,117$985,008$110,093$6,905,055
86$12,948,098$957,806$38,314$7,507,185
87$14,190,959$926,894$0$8,169,425
88$15,558,141$892,015$0$8,903,666
89$17,062,245$852,898$0$9,717,475
90$18,717,159$809,256$0$10,612,665
91$20,538,183$760,783$0$11,597,552
92$22,542,176$707,159$0$12,681,304
93$24,747,712$648,045$0$13,874,026
94$27,175,260$583,080$0$15,186,861
95$29,847,371$511,885$0$16,632,090
96$32,788,894$434,059$0$18,223,255
97$36,027,211$349,178$0$19,975,282
98$39,592,493$256,794$0$21,904,626
99$43,517,985$156,434$0$24,029,426
100$47,840,319$47,599$0$26,369,677