Can I retire at age 54 with 483,000?

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 $483,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$39,886$39,530$39,184$38,845$38,515$37,312
2 years$19,745$19,378$19,021$18,676$18,341$17,139
3 years$13,033$12,664$12,308$11,966$11,636$10,474
4 years$9,677$9,309$8,957$8,621$8,299$7,185
5 years$7,664$7,298$6,951$6,621$6,309$5,246
6 years$6,323$5,960$5,617$5,295$4,992$3,982
7 years$5,365$5,005$4,668$4,354$4,060$3,102
8 years$4,647$4,290$3,959$3,652$3,368$2,461
9 years$4,089$3,735$3,410$3,111$2,836$1,980
10 years$3,643$3,293$2,973$2,681$2,417$1,610
11 years$3,278$2,931$2,617$2,334$2,078$1,319
12 years$2,974$2,631$2,323$2,047$1,801$1,088
13 years$2,717$2,378$2,075$1,807$1,571$902
14 years$2,497$2,161$1,865$1,604$1,377$751
15 years$2,306$1,974$1,683$1,431$1,212$627
16 years$2,140$1,811$1,526$1,281$1,071$526
17 years$1,993$1,668$1,389$1,151$950$441
18 years$1,863$1,541$1,268$1,037$845$371
19 years$1,746$1,429$1,161$937$753$313
20 years$1,642$1,328$1,065$849$672$264
21 years$1,547$1,237$980$770$602$223
22 years$1,461$1,154$903$700$539$188
23 years$1,383$1,080$834$638$484$159
24 years$1,311$1,011$771$582$435$135
25 years$1,245$949$714$531$392$114
26 years$1,185$892$662$486$353$97
27 years$1,128$840$615$445$318$82
28 years$1,077$791$572$407$287$70
29 years$1,028$746$532$374$259$59
30 years$983$705$496$343$234$50
31 years$941$666$462$315$212$43
32 years$902$630$431$289$191$36
33 years$865$597$403$266$173$31
34 years$830$566$376$245$157$26
35 years$798$537$352$225$142$22
36 years$767$509$329$208$129$19
37 years$738$484$308$191$117$16
38 years$711$460$288$176$106$14
39 years$685$437$270$163$96$11
40 years$660$416$253$150$87$10
41 years$637$396$237$138$79$8
42 years$615$377$223$128$72$7
43 years$594$359$209$118$65$6
44 years$574$343$196$109$59$5
45 years$555$327$184$101$54$4
46 years$537$312$173$93$49$4
47 years$519$297$163$86$44$3
48 years$503$284$153$79$40$3
49 years$487$271$144$73$36$2
50 years$472$259$135$68$33$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $483,000, adding $2,075 every year, while hoping to spend $37,331 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: 73/15/12 Blend
53$483,000$483,000$483,000$483,000
54$534,406$508,807$501,321$571,959
55$549,196$494,019$478,395$582,280
56$564,243$477,255$453,450$588,760
57$579,534$458,379$426,379$594,845
58$595,053$437,246$397,070$600,484
59$610,783$413,705$365,406$605,624
60$626,700$387,594$331,264$610,208
61$642,780$358,743$294,518$614,172
62$658,993$326,971$255,034$617,447
63$675,305$292,087$212,672$619,961
64$691,678$253,891$167,288$621,631
65$708,066$212,169$118,730$622,369
66$724,420$166,696$66,838$622,081
67$740,682$117,235$11,449$620,662
68$756,788$63,536$0$618,000
69$772,663$5,333$0$620,074
70$788,227$0$0$622,610
71$803,386$0$0$633,535
72$818,036$0$0$644,918
73$832,060$0$0$655,786
74$845,329$0$0$666,032
75$857,695$0$0$675,539
76$868,996$0$0$684,176
77$879,051$0$0$691,795
78$887,655$0$0$698,233
79$894,584$0$0$703,307
80$899,585$0$0$706,816
81$902,380$0$0$708,533
82$902,658$0$0$708,208
83$900,073$0$0$705,564
84$894,243$0$0$700,291
85$884,743$0$0$692,047
86$871,102$0$0$680,453
87$852,796$0$0$665,087
88$829,248$0$0$645,484
89$799,817$0$0$621,126
90$763,792$0$0$591,443
91$720,387$0$0$555,802
92$668,734$0$0$513,502
93$607,871$0$0$463,769
94$536,734$0$0$405,747
95$454,147$0$0$338,489
96$358,811$0$0$260,949
97$249,287$0$0$171,969
98$123,990$0$0$70,272
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0