Can I retire at age 54 with 650,000?

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 $650,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$53,676$53,198$52,732$52,276$51,832$51,505
2 years$26,572$26,078$25,598$25,133$24,682$24,352
3 years$17,539$17,042$16,564$16,103$15,659$15,337
4 years$13,023$12,528$12,054$11,601$11,168$10,856
5 years$10,314$9,822$9,354$8,911$8,490$8,188
6 years$8,509$8,020$7,560$7,126$6,718$6,427
7 years$7,220$6,735$6,282$5,859$5,463$5,184
8 years$6,254$5,773$5,328$4,915$4,532$4,265
9 years$5,503$5,027$4,589$4,186$3,817$3,560
10 years$4,902$4,431$4,001$3,609$3,252$3,007
11 years$4,411$3,945$3,522$3,141$2,797$2,562
12 years$4,002$3,540$3,126$2,755$2,424$2,200
13 years$3,656$3,200$2,793$2,432$2,114$1,900
14 years$3,360$2,908$2,509$2,159$1,853$1,650
15 years$3,104$2,657$2,266$1,925$1,631$1,438
16 years$2,880$2,438$2,054$1,724$1,442$1,258
17 years$2,682$2,245$1,869$1,549$1,278$1,104
18 years$2,507$2,074$1,706$1,396$1,137$972
19 years$2,350$1,923$1,562$1,261$1,013$857
20 years$2,209$1,786$1,433$1,142$905$757
21 years$2,082$1,664$1,319$1,037$810$670
22 years$1,966$1,553$1,215$943$726$594
23 years$1,861$1,453$1,122$858$652$528
24 years$1,764$1,361$1,038$783$586$469
25 years$1,676$1,277$961$715$527$417
26 years$1,594$1,201$891$654$475$371
27 years$1,519$1,130$828$598$428$331
28 years$1,449$1,065$769$548$386$295
29 years$1,384$1,004$716$503$349$263
30 years$1,323$949$667$461$315$235
31 years$1,267$897$622$424$285$210
32 years$1,214$848$580$390$258$188
33 years$1,164$803$542$358$233$168
34 years$1,117$762$506$330$211$150
35 years$1,074$722$473$303$191$134
36 years$1,032$686$443$279$173$120
37 years$993$651$414$257$157$107
38 years$957$619$388$237$142$96
39 years$922$588$364$219$129$86
40 years$889$560$341$202$117$77
41 years$857$533$319$186$106$69
42 years$828$508$300$172$96$62
43 years$799$484$281$159$87$55
44 years$772$461$264$146$79$50
45 years$747$440$248$135$72$45
46 years$722$419$233$125$65$40
47 years$699$400$219$115$59$36
48 years$676$382$206$107$54$32
49 years$655$365$193$99$49$29
50 years$635$348$182$91$45$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $650,000, adding $6,452 every year, while hoping to spend $44,611 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: 56/28/16 Blend
53$650,000$650,000$650,000$650,000
54$722,955$688,505$678,430$760,056
55$749,231$674,776$653,692$772,272
56$776,692$658,879$626,630$780,188
57$805,411$640,661$597,119$787,798
58$835,469$619,960$565,028$795,082
59$866,952$596,603$530,221$802,019
60$899,953$570,408$492,556$808,592
61$934,574$541,185$451,883$814,781
62$970,926$508,728$408,047$820,570
63$1,009,129$472,824$360,884$825,942
64$1,049,311$433,243$310,225$830,883
65$1,091,616$389,747$255,892$835,381
66$1,136,197$342,081$197,701$839,425
67$1,183,222$289,976$135,457$843,008
68$1,232,874$233,148$68,958$846,128
69$1,285,353$171,299$0$848,783
70$1,340,877$104,110$0$851,323
71$1,399,684$31,249$0$866,000
72$1,462,033$0$0$881,087
73$1,528,208$0$0$911,327
74$1,598,521$0$0$953,718
75$1,673,309$0$0$998,840
76$1,752,947$0$0$1,046,921
77$1,837,839$0$0$1,098,212
78$1,928,432$0$0$1,152,986
79$2,025,215$0$0$1,211,544
80$2,128,722$0$0$1,274,215
81$2,239,540$0$0$1,341,360
82$2,358,312$0$0$1,413,375
83$2,485,746$0$0$1,490,694
84$2,622,614$0$0$1,573,794
85$2,769,767$0$0$1,663,198
86$2,928,139$0$0$1,759,481
87$3,098,755$0$0$1,863,274
88$3,282,739$0$0$1,975,270
89$3,481,329$0$0$2,096,231
90$3,695,884$0$0$2,226,993
91$3,927,896$0$0$2,368,477
92$4,179,006$0$0$2,521,694
93$4,451,020$0$0$2,687,756
94$4,745,920$0$0$2,867,885
95$5,065,888$0$0$3,063,424
96$5,413,324$0$0$3,275,854
97$5,790,865$0$0$3,506,801
98$6,201,415$0$0$3,758,054
99$6,648,168$0$0$4,031,581
100$7,134,637$0$0$4,329,550