Can I retire at age 54 with 632,000?

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 $632,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$52,190$51,725$51,272$50,829$50,397$48,474
2 years$25,837$25,355$24,889$24,437$23,998$22,084
3 years$17,053$16,570$16,105$15,657$15,226$13,379
4 years$12,663$12,181$11,720$11,280$10,859$9,095
5 years$10,029$9,550$9,095$8,664$8,255$6,578
6 years$8,273$7,798$7,350$6,929$6,532$4,943
7 years$7,020$6,549$6,108$5,697$5,312$3,811
8 years$6,081$5,614$5,180$4,779$4,407$2,993
9 years$5,350$4,888$4,462$4,070$3,711$2,381
10 years$4,766$4,308$3,890$3,509$3,162$1,914
11 years$4,289$3,835$3,425$3,054$2,720$1,550
12 years$3,891$3,442$3,039$2,678$2,357$1,264
13 years$3,555$3,111$2,715$2,365$2,055$1,035
14 years$3,267$2,828$2,440$2,099$1,801$851
15 years$3,018$2,583$2,203$1,872$1,586$702
16 years$2,800$2,370$1,997$1,676$1,402$580
17 years$2,608$2,183$1,817$1,506$1,243$481
18 years$2,437$2,017$1,659$1,357$1,105$399
19 years$2,285$1,869$1,519$1,226$985$332
20 years$2,148$1,737$1,394$1,111$880$276
21 years$2,024$1,618$1,282$1,008$787$230
22 years$1,912$1,510$1,182$917$706$191
23 years$1,809$1,413$1,091$835$634$160
24 years$1,716$1,323$1,009$761$569$133
25 years$1,629$1,242$935$695$512$111
26 years$1,550$1,167$867$636$462$93
27 years$1,477$1,099$805$582$416$78
28 years$1,409$1,035$748$533$376$65
29 years$1,345$977$696$489$339$54
30 years$1,286$922$649$449$306$45
31 years$1,231$872$605$412$277$38
32 years$1,180$825$564$379$251$32
33 years$1,132$781$527$348$227$27
34 years$1,087$740$492$320$205$22
35 years$1,044$702$460$295$186$19
36 years$1,004$667$430$272$168$16
37 years$966$633$403$250$153$13
38 years$930$602$377$231$138$11
39 years$896$572$353$213$126$9
40 years$864$544$331$196$114$8
41 years$834$518$311$181$103$6
42 years$805$493$291$167$94$5
43 years$777$470$273$154$85$4
44 years$751$448$257$142$77$4
45 years$726$427$241$132$70$3
46 years$702$408$226$121$64$3
47 years$679$389$213$112$58$2
48 years$658$371$200$104$52$2
49 years$637$355$188$96$48$2
50 years$617$339$177$89$43$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $632,000, adding $2,767 every year, while hoping to spend $38,803 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: 40/48/12 Blend
53$632,000$632,000$632,000$632,000
54$699,318$665,822$656,026$724,680
55$729,363$657,161$636,717$734,184
56$761,171$646,776$615,460$740,428
57$794,882$634,540$592,150$746,328
58$830,648$620,320$566,675$751,869
59$868,635$603,977$538,920$757,040
60$909,025$585,360$508,762$761,830
61$952,015$564,313$476,076$766,233
62$997,824$540,668$440,728$770,242
63$1,046,690$514,248$402,580$773,859
64$1,098,873$484,867$361,487$777,085
65$1,154,660$452,327$317,298$779,928
66$1,214,363$416,419$269,856$782,403
67$1,278,327$376,923$218,995$784,528
68$1,346,929$333,604$164,544$786,332
69$1,420,581$286,216$106,321$787,849
70$1,499,738$234,499$44,141$789,127
71$1,584,899$178,176$0$790,221
72$1,676,610$116,958$0$794,046
73$1,775,472$50,537$0$804,057
74$1,882,145$0$0$814,724
75$1,997,354$0$0$837,504
76$2,121,897$0$0$891,050
77$2,256,648$0$0$949,054
78$2,402,571$0$0$1,011,938
79$2,560,724$0$0$1,080,168
80$2,732,271$0$0$1,154,255
81$2,918,492$0$0$1,234,762
82$3,120,795$0$0$1,322,308
83$3,340,728$0$0$1,417,574
84$3,579,995$0$0$1,521,310
85$3,840,471$0$0$1,634,340
86$4,124,217$0$0$1,757,571
87$4,433,504$0$0$1,892,003
88$4,770,830$0$0$2,038,734
89$5,138,944$0$0$2,198,975
90$5,540,872$0$0$2,374,058
91$5,979,946$0$0$2,565,448
92$6,459,835$0$0$2,774,762
93$6,984,574$0$0$3,003,776
94$7,558,611$0$0$3,254,448
95$8,186,840$0$0$3,528,934
96$8,874,652$0$0$3,829,607
97$9,627,983$0$0$4,159,081
98$10,453,369$0$0$4,520,236
99$11,358,010$0$0$4,916,242
100$12,349,833$0$0$5,350,591