Can I retire at age 54 with 977,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $977,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$80,680$79,961$79,260$78,576$77,907$76,998
2 years$39,940$39,197$38,476$37,777$37,099$36,183
3 years$26,362$25,615$24,896$24,204$23,537$22,644
4 years$19,575$18,830$18,118$17,438$16,787$15,923
5 years$15,503$14,763$14,060$13,394$12,761$11,929
6 years$12,790$12,055$11,363$10,711$10,097$9,298
7 years$10,852$10,124$9,443$8,806$8,212$7,446
8 years$9,400$8,678$8,008$7,387$6,813$6,080
9 years$8,271$7,556$6,897$6,292$5,737$5,037
10 years$7,368$6,660$6,013$5,424$4,888$4,221
11 years$6,630$5,929$5,294$4,721$4,204$3,569
12 years$6,015$5,322$4,698$4,141$3,643$3,039
13 years$5,496$4,809$4,198$3,655$3,177$2,603
14 years$5,051$4,371$3,772$3,245$2,785$2,240
15 years$4,665$3,993$3,405$2,894$2,452$1,936
16 years$4,328$3,664$3,087$2,591$2,167$1,679
17 years$4,032$3,374$2,809$2,328$1,922$1,460
18 years$3,768$3,118$2,565$2,098$1,709$1,273
19 years$3,532$2,890$2,348$1,896$1,523$1,112
20 years$3,321$2,685$2,155$1,717$1,360$974
21 years$3,129$2,501$1,982$1,558$1,217$854
22 years$2,955$2,335$1,827$1,417$1,091$749
23 years$2,797$2,184$1,687$1,290$979$659
24 years$2,652$2,046$1,560$1,177$880$580
25 years$2,519$1,920$1,445$1,075$792$510
26 years$2,396$1,805$1,340$983$714$450
27 years$2,283$1,698$1,244$900$643$397
28 years$2,178$1,600$1,157$824$580$350
29 years$2,080$1,510$1,076$756$524$309
30 years$1,989$1,426$1,003$694$474$273
31 years$1,904$1,348$935$637$428$241
32 years$1,824$1,275$872$585$387$213
33 years$1,750$1,208$814$538$351$189
34 years$1,680$1,145$761$495$317$167
35 years$1,614$1,086$711$456$287$148
36 years$1,552$1,030$665$420$260$131
37 years$1,493$979$623$387$236$116
38 years$1,438$930$583$357$214$102
39 years$1,385$884$546$329$194$91
40 years$1,336$841$512$303$176$80
41 years$1,289$801$480$280$160$71
42 years$1,244$763$450$258$145$63
43 years$1,201$727$423$238$132$56
44 years$1,161$693$397$220$119$49
45 years$1,122$661$373$203$108$44
46 years$1,085$630$350$188$98$39
47 years$1,050$601$329$173$89$34
48 years$1,017$574$309$160$81$30
49 years$985$548$290$148$74$27
50 years$954$524$273$137$67$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $977,000, adding $3,989 every year, while hoping to spend $39,359 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: 26/45/29 Blend
53$977,000$977,000$977,000$977,000
54$1,080,769$1,028,988$1,013,844$1,099,020
55$1,149,129$1,037,530$1,005,930$1,122,948
56$1,223,144$1,045,173$996,432$1,144,992
57$1,303,347$1,051,828$985,255$1,167,843
58$1,390,327$1,057,407$972,300$1,191,597
59$1,484,732$1,061,811$957,463$1,216,363
60$1,587,272$1,064,938$940,636$1,242,262
61$1,698,731$1,066,677$921,705$1,269,434
62$1,819,970$1,066,912$900,550$1,298,035
63$1,951,937$1,065,521$877,048$1,328,241
64$2,095,673$1,062,370$851,068$1,360,248
65$2,252,326$1,057,321$822,474$1,394,281
66$2,423,160$1,050,226$791,123$1,430,587
67$2,609,563$1,040,927$756,866$1,469,447
68$2,813,065$1,029,260$719,547$1,511,173
69$3,035,350$1,015,046$679,005$1,556,117
70$3,278,272$998,099$635,068$1,604,669
71$3,543,871$978,222$587,558$1,657,268
72$3,834,395$955,203$536,290$1,714,404
73$4,152,317$928,822$481,070$1,776,622
74$4,500,362$898,843$421,694$1,844,530
75$4,881,529$865,017$357,951$1,918,809
76$5,299,123$827,080$289,620$2,000,213
77$5,756,781$784,755$216,470$2,089,585
78$6,258,510$737,745$138,259$2,187,861
79$6,808,724$685,740$54,737$2,296,083
80$7,412,282$628,410$0$2,415,410
81$8,074,540$565,407$0$2,557,772
82$8,801,392$496,362$0$2,732,724
83$9,599,337$420,885$0$2,924,987
84$10,475,528$338,567$0$3,136,416
85$11,437,847$248,973$0$3,369,064
86$12,494,979$151,644$0$3,625,201
87$13,656,488$46,095$0$3,907,340
88$14,932,911$0$0$4,218,256
89$16,335,860$0$0$4,594,784
90$17,878,122$0$0$5,033,971
91$19,573,789$0$0$5,517,027
92$21,438,385$0$0$6,048,397
93$23,489,015$0$0$6,632,978
94$25,744,521$0$0$7,276,167
95$28,225,668$0$0$7,983,911
96$30,955,331$0$0$8,762,759
97$33,958,715$0$0$9,619,932
98$37,263,590$0$0$10,563,383
99$40,900,558$0$0$11,601,875
100$44,903,333$0$0$12,745,066