Can I retire at age 54 with 325,000?

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:
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 $325,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$26,838$26,599$26,366$26,138$25,916$25,279
2 years$13,286$13,039$12,799$12,566$12,341$11,703
3 years$8,770$8,521$8,282$8,051$7,830$7,211
4 years$6,512$6,264$6,027$5,801$5,584$4,989
5 years$5,157$4,911$4,677$4,455$4,245$3,676
6 years$4,255$4,010$3,780$3,563$3,359$2,816
7 years$3,610$3,368$3,141$2,929$2,732$2,215
8 years$3,127$2,887$2,664$2,457$2,266$1,775
9 years$2,751$2,513$2,294$2,093$1,908$1,443
10 years$2,451$2,215$2,000$1,804$1,626$1,186
11 years$2,206$1,972$1,761$1,570$1,399$982
12 years$2,001$1,770$1,563$1,377$1,212$819
13 years$1,828$1,600$1,396$1,216$1,057$687
14 years$1,680$1,454$1,255$1,079$926$579
15 years$1,552$1,328$1,133$963$816$489
16 years$1,440$1,219$1,027$862$721$415
17 years$1,341$1,122$935$774$639$353
18 years$1,253$1,037$853$698$568$300
19 years$1,175$961$781$631$507$256
20 years$1,105$893$717$571$452$219
21 years$1,041$832$659$518$405$187
22 years$983$777$608$471$363$161
23 years$930$726$561$429$326$138
24 years$882$681$519$391$293$118
25 years$838$639$481$358$264$101
26 years$797$600$446$327$237$87
27 years$759$565$414$299$214$75
28 years$724$532$385$274$193$64
29 years$692$502$358$251$174$55
30 years$662$474$333$231$158$48
31 years$633$448$311$212$142$41
32 years$607$424$290$195$129$35
33 years$582$402$271$179$117$30
34 years$559$381$253$165$106$26
35 years$537$361$237$152$96$23
36 years$516$343$221$140$87$19
37 years$497$326$207$129$79$17
38 years$478$309$194$119$71$14
39 years$461$294$182$109$65$12
40 years$444$280$170$101$59$11
41 years$429$266$160$93$53$9
42 years$414$254$150$86$48$8
43 years$400$242$141$79$44$7
44 years$386$230$132$73$40$6
45 years$373$220$124$68$36$5
46 years$361$210$116$62$33$4
47 years$349$200$109$58$30$4
48 years$338$191$103$53$27$3
49 years$328$182$97$49$25$3
50 years$317$174$91$46$22$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $325,000, adding $3,065 every year, while hoping to spend $25,369 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: 68/10/22 Blend
53$325,000$325,000$325,000$325,000
54$361,312$344,087$339,049$383,679
55$371,173$333,954$323,415$388,912
56$381,190$322,475$306,406$391,417
57$391,352$309,557$287,951$393,552
58$401,645$295,101$267,973$395,280
59$412,055$279,003$246,393$396,562
60$422,565$261,154$223,127$397,354
61$433,153$241,438$198,089$397,608
62$443,798$219,731$171,187$397,275
63$454,472$195,904$142,329$396,298
64$465,144$169,820$111,413$394,620
65$475,782$141,334$78,338$392,174
66$486,345$110,293$42,996$388,892
67$496,789$76,535$5,274$384,698
68$507,065$39,888$0$379,511
69$517,117$174$0$381,452
70$526,882$0$0$384,070
71$536,288$0$0$390,761
72$545,258$0$0$397,132
73$553,702$0$0$403,099
74$561,521$0$0$408,586
75$568,605$0$0$413,510
76$574,831$0$0$417,779
77$580,061$0$0$421,289
78$584,142$0$0$423,926
79$586,904$0$0$425,561
80$588,158$0$0$426,052
81$587,694$0$0$425,242
82$585,278$0$0$422,954
83$580,651$0$0$418,994
84$573,526$0$0$413,147
85$563,585$0$0$405,174
86$550,473$0$0$394,808
87$533,800$0$0$381,757
88$513,133$0$0$365,694
89$487,991$0$0$346,261
90$457,845$0$0$323,059
91$422,105$0$0$295,646
92$380,124$0$0$263,536
93$331,182$0$0$226,190
94$274,485$0$0$183,011
95$209,154$0$0$133,340
96$134,221$0$0$76,451
97$48,611$0$0$11,539
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0