Can I retire at age 54 with 947,000?

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 $947,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$78,202$77,506$76,826$76,163$75,515$74,571
2 years$38,714$37,993$37,294$36,617$35,960$35,010
3 years$25,553$24,829$24,132$23,461$22,814$21,888
4 years$18,974$18,252$17,562$16,902$16,271$15,376
5 years$15,027$14,310$13,629$12,982$12,369$11,507
6 years$12,397$11,685$11,014$10,382$9,787$8,960
7 years$10,519$9,813$9,153$8,536$7,960$7,167
8 years$9,111$8,412$7,762$7,160$6,603$5,845
9 years$8,017$7,324$6,686$6,099$5,561$4,837
10 years$7,142$6,456$5,829$5,257$4,738$4,048
11 years$6,427$5,747$5,131$4,576$4,075$3,418
12 years$5,831$5,158$4,554$4,013$3,531$2,907
13 years$5,327$4,661$4,069$3,543$3,079$2,487
14 years$4,896$4,237$3,656$3,145$2,699$2,138
15 years$4,522$3,871$3,301$2,805$2,377$1,845
16 years$4,196$3,551$2,993$2,512$2,101$1,598
17 years$3,908$3,271$2,723$2,257$1,863$1,388
18 years$3,652$3,022$2,486$2,034$1,656$1,208
19 years$3,424$2,801$2,276$1,838$1,476$1,054
20 years$3,219$2,603$2,088$1,664$1,318$921
21 years$3,033$2,424$1,921$1,510$1,180$806
22 years$2,865$2,263$1,771$1,373$1,058$707
23 years$2,711$2,117$1,635$1,251$949$620
24 years$2,571$1,983$1,512$1,141$853$545
25 years$2,442$1,861$1,400$1,042$768$479
26 years$2,323$1,749$1,299$953$692$422
27 years$2,213$1,646$1,206$872$624$371
28 years$2,111$1,551$1,121$799$563$327
29 years$2,016$1,463$1,043$733$508$288
30 years$1,928$1,382$972$672$459$254
31 years$1,845$1,306$906$617$415$224
32 years$1,768$1,236$845$567$375$198
33 years$1,696$1,171$789$522$340$175
34 years$1,628$1,109$737$480$308$154
35 years$1,564$1,052$689$442$279$136
36 years$1,504$999$645$407$252$121
37 years$1,447$949$604$375$229$107
38 years$1,394$902$565$346$207$94
39 years$1,343$857$530$319$188$83
40 years$1,295$816$496$294$171$74
41 years$1,249$776$465$271$155$65
42 years$1,206$739$437$250$140$58
43 years$1,164$705$410$231$127$51
44 years$1,125$672$385$213$116$45
45 years$1,088$640$361$197$105$40
46 years$1,052$611$339$182$95$35
47 years$1,018$583$319$168$87$31
48 years$985$557$299$155$79$28
49 years$954$531$281$144$71$24
50 years$925$508$265$133$65$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $947,000, adding $3,228 every year, while hoping to spend $34,412 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: 45/42/13 Blend
53$947,000$947,000$947,000$947,000
54$1,046,924$996,733$982,054$1,090,018
55$1,117,096$1,008,958$978,339$1,132,533
56$1,193,272$1,020,630$973,346$1,174,862
57$1,276,029$1,031,684$966,996$1,220,002
58$1,365,999$1,042,052$959,206$1,268,227
59$1,463,881$1,051,662$949,889$1,319,839
60$1,570,441$1,060,438$938,955$1,375,172
61$1,686,524$1,068,297$926,307$1,434,596
62$1,813,058$1,075,152$911,847$1,498,519
63$1,951,065$1,080,910$895,469$1,567,395
64$2,101,670$1,085,471$877,064$1,641,722
65$2,266,113$1,088,732$856,518$1,722,053
66$2,445,756$1,090,579$833,711$1,808,999
67$2,642,101$1,090,895$808,518$1,903,236
68$2,856,799$1,089,553$780,807$2,005,509
69$3,091,671$1,086,419$750,442$2,116,643
70$3,348,719$1,081,351$717,280$2,237,551
71$3,630,149$1,074,198$681,170$2,369,240
72$3,938,391$1,064,801$641,955$2,512,822
73$4,276,119$1,052,988$599,473$2,669,528
74$4,646,280$1,038,582$553,553$2,840,717
75$5,052,119$1,021,390$504,015$3,027,889
76$5,497,208$1,001,212$450,672$3,232,704
77$5,985,485$977,832$393,331$3,456,992
78$6,521,284$951,025$331,787$3,702,777
79$7,109,380$920,551$265,828$3,972,293
80$7,755,035$886,156$195,231$4,268,006
81$8,464,042$847,571$119,764$4,592,641
82$9,242,784$804,512$39,187$4,949,206
83$10,098,294$756,679$0$5,341,021
84$11,038,317$703,754$0$5,778,244
85$12,071,387$645,400$0$6,264,654
86$13,206,907$581,262$0$6,799,315
87$14,455,232$510,965$0$7,387,196
88$15,827,776$434,112$0$8,033,783
89$17,337,109$350,283$0$8,745,124
90$18,997,084$259,037$0$9,527,894
91$20,822,961$159,904$0$10,389,454
92$22,831,555$52,391$0$11,337,924
93$25,041,392$0$0$12,382,261
94$27,472,884$0$0$13,561,935
95$30,148,523$0$0$14,886,836
96$33,093,089$0$0$16,345,036
97$36,333,888$0$0$17,950,075
98$39,901,005$0$0$19,716,869
99$43,827,592$0$0$21,661,857
100$48,150,176$0$0$23,803,151