Can I retire at age 54 with 485,000?

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 $485,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$40,051$39,694$39,346$39,006$38,675$38,034
2 years$19,827$19,458$19,100$18,753$18,416$17,773
3 years$13,087$12,716$12,359$12,015$11,684$11,058
4 years$9,717$9,348$8,994$8,656$8,333$7,729
5 years$7,696$7,329$6,980$6,649$6,335$5,754
6 years$6,349$5,984$5,641$5,317$5,013$4,456
7 years$5,387$5,026$4,687$4,372$4,077$3,544
8 years$4,666$4,308$3,975$3,667$3,382$2,874
9 years$4,106$3,751$3,424$3,124$2,848$2,365
10 years$3,658$3,306$2,985$2,693$2,427$1,967
11 years$3,291$2,943$2,628$2,343$2,087$1,650
12 years$2,986$2,642$2,332$2,055$1,809$1,395
13 years$2,728$2,387$2,084$1,815$1,577$1,185
14 years$2,507$2,170$1,872$1,611$1,382$1,012
15 years$2,316$1,982$1,690$1,437$1,217$868
16 years$2,149$1,819$1,533$1,286$1,076$746
17 years$2,001$1,675$1,395$1,156$954$643
18 years$1,870$1,548$1,273$1,042$848$556
19 years$1,753$1,434$1,165$941$756$482
20 years$1,648$1,333$1,070$852$675$418
21 years$1,553$1,242$984$774$604$363
22 years$1,467$1,159$907$703$542$316
23 years$1,388$1,084$837$641$486$275
24 years$1,317$1,016$774$584$437$240
25 years$1,250$953$717$534$393$209
26 years$1,189$896$665$488$354$183
27 years$1,133$843$618$447$319$159
28 years$1,081$794$574$409$288$139
29 years$1,032$749$534$375$260$122
30 years$987$708$498$344$235$107
31 years$945$669$464$316$213$93
32 years$906$633$433$291$192$82
33 years$869$600$404$267$174$71
34 years$834$568$378$246$158$63
35 years$801$539$353$226$143$55
36 years$770$512$330$208$129$48
37 years$741$486$309$192$117$42
38 years$714$462$290$177$106$37
39 years$688$439$271$163$96$32
40 years$663$418$254$151$87$28
41 years$640$398$238$139$79$25
42 years$617$379$224$128$72$22
43 years$596$361$210$118$65$19
44 years$576$344$197$109$59$17
45 years$557$328$185$101$54$15
46 years$539$313$174$93$49$13
47 years$521$299$163$86$44$11
48 years$505$285$153$80$40$10
49 years$489$272$144$74$37$9
50 years$474$260$136$68$33$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $485,000, adding $6,968 every year, while hoping to spend $36,361 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: 58/30/12 Blend
53$485,000$485,000$485,000$485,000
54$541,657$515,952$508,435$571,072
55$558,219$502,546$486,780$578,326
56$575,251$487,265$463,180$581,571
57$592,763$469,977$437,533$584,241
58$610,764$450,546$409,731$586,284
59$629,264$428,825$379,659$587,648
60$648,272$404,660$347,200$588,274
61$667,795$377,888$312,231$588,102
62$687,842$348,336$274,622$587,065
63$708,420$315,822$234,240$585,095
64$729,534$280,153$190,942$582,117
65$751,191$241,125$144,584$578,053
66$773,396$198,523$95,010$572,820
67$796,151$152,119$42,062$566,328
68$819,459$101,674$0$558,482
69$843,320$46,933$0$551,031
70$867,734$0$0$547,885
71$892,698$0$0$547,647
72$918,206$0$0$563,229
73$944,252$0$0$579,131
74$970,825$0$0$595,347
75$997,911$0$0$611,866
76$1,025,493$0$0$628,678
77$1,053,552$0$0$645,769
78$1,082,062$0$0$663,121
79$1,110,992$0$0$680,715
80$1,140,309$0$0$698,527
81$1,169,969$0$0$716,530
82$1,199,925$0$0$734,692
83$1,230,121$0$0$752,976
84$1,260,493$0$0$771,341
85$1,290,968$0$0$789,738
86$1,321,460$0$0$808,113
87$1,351,876$0$0$826,403
88$1,382,106$0$0$844,538
89$1,412,028$0$0$862,440
90$1,441,505$0$0$880,018
91$1,470,379$0$0$897,171
92$1,498,477$0$0$913,787
93$1,525,601$0$0$929,739
94$1,551,532$0$0$944,884
95$1,576,023$0$0$959,063
96$1,598,799$0$0$972,100
97$1,619,551$0$0$983,796
98$1,637,937$0$0$993,929
99$1,653,573$0$0$1,002,255
100$1,666,035$0$0$1,008,498