Can I retire at age 54 with 894,000?

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 $894,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$73,826$73,168$72,527$71,900$71,289$68,705
2 years$36,547$35,867$35,207$34,567$33,947$31,372
3 years$24,123$23,439$22,781$22,148$21,537$19,052
4 years$17,912$17,230$16,579$15,956$15,361$12,985
5 years$14,186$13,509$12,866$12,256$11,677$9,416
6 years$11,703$11,031$10,398$9,801$9,240$7,095
7 years$9,930$9,264$8,640$8,058$7,514$5,486
8 years$8,601$7,941$7,328$6,760$6,234$4,321
9 years$7,568$6,914$6,311$5,758$5,250$3,448
10 years$6,742$6,094$5,502$4,963$4,473$2,781
11 years$6,067$5,425$4,844$4,320$3,847$2,260
12 years$5,504$4,869$4,299$3,789$3,334$1,848
13 years$5,029$4,401$3,841$3,345$2,907$1,519
14 years$4,622$4,000$3,451$2,969$2,548$1,253
15 years$4,269$3,654$3,116$2,648$2,244$1,037
16 years$3,961$3,353$2,825$2,371$1,983$860
17 years$3,689$3,088$2,571$2,130$1,758$716
18 years$3,448$2,853$2,347$1,920$1,563$596
19 years$3,232$2,644$2,148$1,735$1,393$497
20 years$3,038$2,457$1,972$1,571$1,245$415
21 years$2,863$2,289$1,813$1,426$1,114$347
22 years$2,704$2,136$1,671$1,297$998$291
23 years$2,559$1,998$1,543$1,181$896$243
24 years$2,427$1,872$1,427$1,077$806$204
25 years$2,305$1,757$1,322$984$725$171
26 years$2,193$1,651$1,226$899$653$143
27 years$2,089$1,554$1,138$823$589$120
28 years$1,993$1,464$1,058$754$531$101
29 years$1,903$1,381$985$692$480$85
30 years$1,820$1,305$917$635$433$71
31 years$1,742$1,233$855$583$392$60
32 years$1,669$1,167$798$536$354$50
33 years$1,601$1,105$745$493$321$42
34 years$1,537$1,047$696$453$290$35
35 years$1,477$993$651$417$263$30
36 years$1,420$943$609$384$238$25
37 years$1,366$896$570$354$216$21
38 years$1,316$851$534$326$196$18
39 years$1,268$809$500$301$178$15
40 years$1,222$770$469$278$161$12
41 years$1,179$733$439$256$146$10
42 years$1,138$698$412$236$133$9
43 years$1,099$665$387$218$120$7
44 years$1,062$634$363$201$109$6
45 years$1,027$605$341$186$99$5
46 years$993$577$320$172$90$4
47 years$961$550$301$159$82$4
48 years$930$525$283$147$74$3
49 years$901$502$266$136$67$3
50 years$873$479$250$125$61$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $894,000, adding $6,215 every year, while hoping to spend $55,168 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: 69/25/6 Blend
53$894,000$894,000$894,000$894,000
54$991,599$944,217$930,360$1,058,762
55$1,034,044$931,785$902,829$1,091,579
56$1,078,969$916,895$872,526$1,120,112
57$1,126,569$899,369$839,301$1,149,811
58$1,177,057$879,016$802,996$1,180,779
59$1,230,666$855,636$763,445$1,213,130
60$1,287,649$829,018$720,476$1,246,991
61$1,348,286$798,936$673,908$1,282,504
62$1,412,880$765,154$623,554$1,319,827
63$1,481,766$727,418$569,215$1,359,135
64$1,555,309$685,464$510,686$1,400,624
65$1,633,908$639,010$447,752$1,444,511
66$1,718,003$587,758$380,188$1,491,038
67$1,808,076$531,394$307,760$1,540,475
68$1,904,653$469,585$230,223$1,593,120
69$2,008,313$401,981$147,322$1,649,306
70$2,119,693$328,210$58,789$1,709,402
71$2,239,489$247,880$0$1,773,819
72$2,368,467$160,576$0$1,845,297
73$2,507,469$65,862$0$1,926,223
74$2,657,417$0$0$2,013,411
75$2,819,327$0$0$2,117,606
76$2,994,314$0$0$2,249,839
77$3,183,603$0$0$2,392,920
78$3,388,541$0$0$2,547,875
79$3,610,609$0$0$2,715,827
80$3,851,436$0$0$2,898,014
81$4,112,813$0$0$3,095,798
82$4,396,709$0$0$3,310,675
83$4,705,291$0$0$3,544,290
84$5,040,941$0$0$3,798,456
85$5,406,283$0$0$4,075,166
86$5,804,201$0$0$4,376,612
87$6,237,872$0$0$4,705,207
88$6,710,788$0$0$5,063,608
89$7,226,796$0$0$5,454,737
90$7,790,130$0$0$5,881,813
91$8,405,448$0$0$6,348,377
92$9,077,883$0$0$6,858,330
93$9,813,080$0$0$7,415,963
94$10,617,260$0$0$8,026,005
95$11,497,267$0$0$8,693,661
96$12,460,643$0$0$9,424,660
97$13,515,688$0$0$10,225,315
98$14,671,546$0$0$11,102,577
99$15,938,285$0$0$12,064,098
100$17,326,994$0$0$13,118,311