Can I retire at age 54 with 993,000?

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 $993,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$82,001$81,271$80,558$79,862$79,183$76,192
2 years$40,595$39,839$39,106$38,395$37,706$34,727
3 years$26,794$26,035$25,304$24,600$23,922$21,050
4 years$19,895$19,138$18,415$17,723$17,062$14,317
5 years$15,757$15,005$14,291$13,613$12,970$10,360
6 years$12,999$12,253$11,549$10,886$10,263$7,790
7 years$11,030$10,290$9,597$8,950$8,346$6,010
8 years$9,554$8,820$8,139$7,508$6,924$4,721
9 years$8,406$7,680$7,010$6,395$5,831$3,759
10 years$7,489$6,769$6,112$5,513$4,968$3,023
11 years$6,739$6,026$5,381$4,798$4,273$2,451
12 years$6,114$5,409$4,775$4,208$3,703$1,999
13 years$5,586$4,888$4,266$3,715$3,229$1,638
14 years$5,133$4,443$3,833$3,298$2,831$1,348
15 years$4,742$4,059$3,461$2,941$2,492$1,112
16 years$4,399$3,724$3,138$2,634$2,203$920
17 years$4,098$3,429$2,855$2,366$1,953$763
18 years$3,830$3,169$2,607$2,132$1,737$634
19 years$3,590$2,937$2,386$1,927$1,548$527
20 years$3,375$2,729$2,190$1,745$1,383$439
21 years$3,180$2,542$2,014$1,584$1,237$366
22 years$3,004$2,373$1,857$1,440$1,109$305
23 years$2,843$2,219$1,714$1,312$995$255
24 years$2,695$2,079$1,585$1,196$895$213
25 years$2,560$1,951$1,468$1,092$805$178
26 years$2,435$1,834$1,362$999$725$149
27 years$2,320$1,726$1,265$914$654$124
28 years$2,213$1,626$1,176$838$590$104
29 years$2,114$1,534$1,094$768$533$87
30 years$2,021$1,449$1,019$705$481$73
31 years$1,935$1,370$950$647$435$61
32 years$1,854$1,296$886$595$394$51
33 years$1,778$1,227$828$547$356$43
34 years$1,707$1,163$773$503$323$36
35 years$1,640$1,103$723$463$292$30
36 years$1,577$1,047$676$427$265$25
37 years$1,518$995$633$393$240$21
38 years$1,461$945$593$362$218$18
39 years$1,408$899$555$334$197$15
40 years$1,358$855$521$308$179$12
41 years$1,310$814$488$284$162$10
42 years$1,264$775$458$262$147$9
43 years$1,221$739$430$242$134$7
44 years$1,180$704$403$224$121$6
45 years$1,141$671$379$207$110$5
46 years$1,103$641$356$191$100$4
47 years$1,067$611$334$176$91$4
48 years$1,033$584$314$163$82$3
49 years$1,001$557$295$151$75$2
50 years$970$532$277$139$68$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $993,000, adding $4,738 every year, while hoping to spend $20,464 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: 56/22/22 Blend
53$993,000$993,000$993,000$993,000
54$1,099,173$1,046,544$1,031,153$1,153,929
55$1,189,515$1,076,051$1,043,923$1,221,400
56$1,288,387$1,106,318$1,056,435$1,292,297
57$1,396,635$1,137,361$1,068,659$1,369,096
58$1,515,195$1,169,195$1,080,562$1,452,370
59$1,645,096$1,201,836$1,092,111$1,542,750
60$1,787,470$1,235,301$1,103,271$1,640,931
61$1,943,565$1,269,604$1,114,004$1,747,677
62$2,114,756$1,304,761$1,124,270$1,863,832
63$2,302,556$1,340,790$1,134,028$1,990,325
64$2,508,632$1,377,704$1,143,234$2,128,177
65$2,734,822$1,415,521$1,151,842$2,278,516
66$2,983,148$1,454,255$1,159,803$2,442,583
67$3,255,838$1,493,923$1,167,065$2,621,744
68$3,555,348$1,534,540$1,173,576$2,817,506
69$3,884,381$1,576,120$1,179,279$3,031,529
70$4,245,917$1,618,679$1,184,113$3,265,640
71$4,643,237$1,662,231$1,188,018$3,521,856
72$5,079,957$1,706,790$1,190,927$3,802,394
73$5,560,061$1,752,371$1,192,771$4,109,702
74$6,087,937$1,798,987$1,193,478$4,446,473
75$6,668,420$1,846,650$1,192,973$4,815,679
76$7,306,837$1,895,374$1,191,175$5,220,590
77$8,009,056$1,945,170$1,188,002$5,664,814
78$8,781,545$1,996,048$1,183,366$6,152,322
79$9,631,429$2,048,020$1,177,174$6,687,493
80$10,566,556$2,101,095$1,169,331$7,275,154
81$11,595,578$2,155,282$1,159,737$7,920,619
82$12,728,023$2,210,587$1,148,284$8,629,749
83$13,974,393$2,267,018$1,134,864$9,409,000
84$15,346,259$2,324,579$1,119,359$10,265,487
85$16,856,369$2,383,275$1,101,649$11,207,052
86$18,518,771$2,443,108$1,081,607$12,242,336
87$20,348,944$2,504,079$1,059,099$13,380,861
88$22,363,945$2,566,187$1,033,987$14,633,121
89$24,582,567$2,629,429$1,006,126$16,010,681
90$27,025,519$2,693,802$975,362$17,526,285
91$29,715,622$2,759,299$941,536$19,193,978
92$32,678,021$2,825,910$904,483$21,029,239
93$35,940,424$2,893,624$864,028$23,049,125
94$39,533,363$2,962,427$819,988$25,272,432
95$43,490,483$3,032,303$772,175$27,719,878
96$47,848,857$3,103,231$720,388$30,414,290
97$52,649,340$3,175,189$664,420$33,380,829
98$57,936,949$3,248,149$604,054$36,647,221
99$63,761,291$3,322,081$539,064$40,244,020
100$70,177,031$3,396,952$469,211$44,204,900