Can I retire at age 54 with 852,000?

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:
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 $852,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$70,357$69,731$69,119$68,522$67,940$66,759
2 years$34,830$34,182$33,553$32,943$32,352$31,167
3 years$22,990$22,338$21,711$21,107$20,526$19,372
4 years$17,070$16,421$15,800$15,207$14,639$13,526
5 years$13,520$12,874$12,262$11,680$11,128$10,060
6 years$11,153$10,513$9,909$9,341$8,805$7,782
7 years$9,464$8,829$8,235$7,679$7,161$6,183
8 years$8,197$7,568$6,984$6,442$5,941$5,008
9 years$7,213$6,589$6,015$5,487$5,003$4,115
10 years$6,425$5,808$5,244$4,730$4,263$3,419
11 years$5,782$5,170$4,617$4,117$3,666$2,865
12 years$5,246$4,641$4,097$3,611$3,177$2,418
13 years$4,793$4,194$3,661$3,188$2,770$2,052
14 years$4,405$3,812$3,289$2,830$2,429$1,750
15 years$4,068$3,482$2,970$2,524$2,138$1,498
16 years$3,775$3,195$2,692$2,260$1,890$1,286
17 years$3,516$2,943$2,450$2,030$1,676$1,108
18 years$3,286$2,719$2,236$1,830$1,490$956
19 years$3,080$2,520$2,047$1,653$1,328$827
20 years$2,896$2,342$1,879$1,497$1,186$716
21 years$2,729$2,181$1,728$1,359$1,062$621
22 years$2,577$2,036$1,593$1,236$951$540
23 years$2,439$1,904$1,471$1,125$854$469
24 years$2,313$1,784$1,360$1,026$768$408
25 years$2,197$1,674$1,260$937$691$356
26 years$2,090$1,574$1,168$857$622$310
27 years$1,991$1,481$1,085$784$561$270
28 years$1,899$1,396$1,009$719$506$236
29 years$1,814$1,317$939$659$457$206
30 years$1,734$1,243$874$605$413$180
31 years$1,660$1,175$815$556$373$157
32 years$1,591$1,112$760$511$338$137
33 years$1,526$1,053$710$469$306$120
34 years$1,465$998$663$432$277$105
35 years$1,407$947$620$398$251$92
36 years$1,353$899$580$366$227$80
37 years$1,302$853$543$337$206$70
38 years$1,254$811$509$311$187$61
39 years$1,208$771$476$287$169$54
40 years$1,165$734$447$265$154$47
41 years$1,124$699$419$244$139$41
42 years$1,085$665$393$225$126$36
43 years$1,048$634$369$208$115$32
44 years$1,012$604$346$192$104$28
45 years$979$576$325$177$95$24
46 years$947$550$305$164$86$21
47 years$916$525$287$151$78$19
48 years$887$501$269$140$71$16
49 years$859$478$253$129$64$14
50 years$832$457$238$119$58$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $852,000, adding $5,762 every year, while hoping to spend $59,135 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: 74/15/11 Blend
53$852,000$852,000$852,000$852,000
54$944,848$899,692$886,486$1,012,337
55$978,303$880,857$853,264$1,038,836
56$1,013,189$859,118$816,947$1,059,907
57$1,049,588$834,269$777,369$1,081,357
58$1,087,592$806,094$734,357$1,103,208
59$1,127,297$774,363$687,728$1,125,481
60$1,168,808$738,834$637,294$1,148,202
61$1,212,239$699,249$582,855$1,171,402
62$1,257,712$655,337$524,206$1,195,114
63$1,305,361$606,811$461,129$1,219,377
64$1,355,330$553,368$393,400$1,244,237
65$1,407,776$494,685$320,781$1,269,743
66$1,462,869$430,424$243,027$1,295,953
67$1,520,794$360,227$159,880$1,322,932
68$1,581,751$283,715$71,073$1,350,755
69$1,645,960$200,487$0$1,379,506
70$1,713,659$110,121$0$1,412,060
71$1,785,107$12,172$0$1,454,826
72$1,860,587$0$0$1,499,610
73$1,940,408$0$0$1,562,074
74$2,024,907$0$0$1,630,343
75$2,114,453$0$0$1,702,706
76$2,209,447$0$0$1,779,491
77$2,310,328$0$0$1,861,057
78$2,417,579$0$0$1,947,794
79$2,531,724$0$0$2,040,131
80$2,653,340$0$0$2,138,536
81$2,783,057$0$0$2,243,524
82$2,921,566$0$0$2,355,657
83$3,069,625$0$0$2,475,550
84$3,228,062$0$0$2,603,881
85$3,397,788$0$0$2,741,390
86$3,579,800$0$0$2,888,890
87$3,775,194$0$0$3,047,274
88$3,985,171$0$0$3,217,519
89$4,211,051$0$0$3,400,702
90$4,454,281$0$0$3,598,001
91$4,716,452$0$0$3,810,714
92$4,999,311$0$0$4,040,263
93$5,304,779$0$0$4,288,213
94$5,634,963$0$0$4,556,284
95$5,992,182$0$0$4,846,363
96$6,378,986$0$0$5,160,529
97$6,798,174$0$0$5,501,065
98$7,252,829$0$0$5,870,481
99$7,746,337$0$0$6,271,540
100$8,282,426$0$0$6,707,278