Can I retire at age 54 with 988,000?

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 $988,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$81,588$80,861$80,152$79,460$78,785$76,755
2 years$40,390$39,638$38,909$38,202$37,516$35,486
3 years$26,659$25,904$25,177$24,476$23,802$21,833
4 years$19,795$19,042$18,322$17,634$16,976$15,084
5 years$15,678$14,929$14,219$13,545$12,905$11,095
6 years$12,934$12,191$11,491$10,832$10,211$8,485
7 years$10,975$10,238$9,549$8,905$8,304$6,663
8 years$9,506$8,776$8,098$7,470$6,889$5,331
9 years$8,364$7,641$6,975$6,363$5,802$4,326
10 years$7,451$6,735$6,081$5,485$4,943$3,547
11 years$6,705$5,996$5,354$4,774$4,251$2,934
12 years$6,083$5,382$4,751$4,187$3,684$2,442
13 years$5,558$4,863$4,245$3,697$3,213$2,044
14 years$5,108$4,421$3,814$3,281$2,816$1,718
15 years$4,718$4,038$3,444$2,926$2,480$1,449
16 years$4,377$3,705$3,122$2,620$2,192$1,226
17 years$4,077$3,412$2,841$2,354$1,943$1,040
18 years$3,810$3,153$2,593$2,122$1,728$884
19 years$3,572$2,922$2,374$1,917$1,540$753
20 years$3,358$2,715$2,179$1,736$1,376$642
21 years$3,164$2,529$2,004$1,576$1,231$548
22 years$2,989$2,361$1,847$1,433$1,103$468
23 years$2,829$2,208$1,706$1,305$990$401
24 years$2,682$2,069$1,577$1,190$890$343
25 years$2,547$1,942$1,461$1,087$801$294
26 years$2,423$1,825$1,355$994$722$252
27 years$2,308$1,717$1,258$910$651$216
28 years$2,202$1,618$1,170$833$587$185
29 years$2,103$1,527$1,088$764$530$159
30 years$2,011$1,442$1,014$701$479$136
31 years$1,925$1,363$945$644$433$117
32 years$1,845$1,290$882$592$392$101
33 years$1,769$1,221$823$544$354$86
34 years$1,699$1,158$769$501$321$74
35 years$1,632$1,098$719$461$291$64
36 years$1,569$1,042$673$425$263$55
37 years$1,510$990$630$391$239$47
38 years$1,454$941$590$361$216$40
39 years$1,401$894$553$333$196$35
40 years$1,351$851$518$307$178$30
41 years$1,303$810$486$283$161$26
42 years$1,258$771$456$261$147$22
43 years$1,215$735$427$241$133$19
44 years$1,174$701$401$223$121$16
45 years$1,135$668$377$206$110$14
46 years$1,098$637$354$190$100$12
47 years$1,062$608$332$175$90$10
48 years$1,028$581$312$162$82$9
49 years$996$554$294$150$75$8
50 years$965$530$276$138$68$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $988,000, adding $6,379 every year, while hoping to spend $21,822 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: 61/31/8 Blend
53$988,000$988,000$988,000$988,000
54$1,095,356$1,042,992$1,027,678$1,159,932
55$1,183,864$1,070,880$1,038,887$1,231,811
56$1,280,668$1,099,403$1,049,740$1,307,116
57$1,386,592$1,128,570$1,060,202$1,388,731
58$1,502,542$1,158,387$1,070,236$1,477,263
59$1,629,516$1,188,863$1,079,804$1,573,383
60$1,768,614$1,220,005$1,088,864$1,677,830
61$1,921,045$1,251,818$1,097,374$1,791,414
62$2,088,144$1,284,309$1,105,288$1,915,032
63$2,271,377$1,317,483$1,112,558$2,049,667
64$2,472,364$1,351,345$1,119,135$2,196,405
65$2,692,884$1,385,900$1,124,965$2,356,439
66$2,934,899$1,421,151$1,129,992$2,531,086
67$3,200,572$1,457,100$1,134,160$2,721,793
68$3,492,282$1,493,750$1,137,406$2,930,158
69$3,812,652$1,531,101$1,139,666$3,157,938
70$4,164,571$1,569,153$1,140,873$3,407,069
71$4,551,221$1,607,905$1,140,956$3,679,685
72$4,976,107$1,647,354$1,139,840$3,978,135
73$5,443,093$1,687,498$1,137,448$4,305,008
74$5,956,434$1,728,330$1,133,698$4,663,156
75$6,520,816$1,769,845$1,128,503$5,055,721
76$7,141,406$1,812,033$1,121,774$5,486,166
77$7,823,893$1,854,887$1,113,417$5,958,305
78$8,574,547$1,898,393$1,103,334$6,476,339
79$9,400,275$1,942,538$1,091,419$7,044,900
80$10,308,688$1,987,307$1,077,566$7,669,089
81$11,308,170$2,032,682$1,061,661$8,354,529
82$12,407,962$2,078,641$1,043,585$9,107,413
83$13,618,243$2,125,164$1,023,214$9,934,568
84$14,950,229$2,172,222$1,000,417$10,843,513
85$16,416,280$2,219,789$975,059$11,842,538
86$18,030,014$2,267,832$946,997$12,940,774
87$19,806,436$2,316,316$916,082$14,148,284
88$21,762,080$2,365,203$882,158$15,476,157
89$23,915,164$2,414,450$845,062$16,936,614
90$26,285,763$2,464,011$804,625$18,543,120
91$28,895,998$2,513,834$760,667$20,310,513
92$31,770,243$2,563,865$713,002$22,255,146
93$34,935,357$2,614,044$661,437$24,395,037
94$38,420,936$2,664,305$605,768$26,750,045
95$42,259,593$2,714,577$545,782$29,342,051
96$46,487,263$2,764,783$481,258$32,195,170
97$51,143,548$2,814,841$411,963$35,335,976
98$56,272,083$2,864,661$337,657$38,793,753
99$61,920,953$2,914,148$258,086$42,600,772
100$68,143,145$2,963,196$172,987$46,792,597