Can I retire at age 54 with 696,000?

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 $696,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$57,475$56,963$56,464$55,976$55,500$54,852
2 years$28,453$27,923$27,410$26,912$26,429$25,776
3 years$18,780$18,248$17,736$17,243$16,767$16,131
4 years$13,945$13,414$12,907$12,422$11,959$11,343
5 years$11,044$10,517$10,016$9,541$9,091$8,498
6 years$9,111$8,588$8,095$7,630$7,193$6,624
7 years$7,731$7,212$6,727$6,273$5,850$5,304
8 years$6,696$6,182$5,705$5,263$4,853$4,331
9 years$5,892$5,383$4,914$4,483$4,087$3,589
10 years$5,249$4,745$4,284$3,864$3,482$3,007
11 years$4,723$4,224$3,771$3,363$2,995$2,542
12 years$4,285$3,791$3,347$2,950$2,595$2,165
13 years$3,915$3,426$2,990$2,604$2,263$1,854
14 years$3,598$3,114$2,687$2,312$1,984$1,596
15 years$3,324$2,845$2,426$2,062$1,747$1,379
16 years$3,084$2,610$2,199$1,846$1,544$1,196
17 years$2,872$2,404$2,001$1,659$1,369$1,040
18 years$2,684$2,221$1,827$1,495$1,217$907
19 years$2,516$2,059$1,673$1,351$1,085$792
20 years$2,365$1,913$1,535$1,223$969$694
21 years$2,229$1,782$1,412$1,110$867$608
22 years$2,105$1,663$1,301$1,009$777$534
23 years$1,993$1,556$1,201$919$698$469
24 years$1,889$1,458$1,111$838$627$413
25 years$1,794$1,368$1,029$766$564$364
26 years$1,707$1,286$954$700$508$320
27 years$1,626$1,210$886$641$458$283
28 years$1,551$1,140$824$587$414$249
29 years$1,482$1,075$767$538$373$220
30 years$1,417$1,016$714$494$337$195
31 years$1,356$960$666$454$305$172
32 years$1,300$908$621$417$276$152
33 years$1,246$860$580$384$250$134
34 years$1,197$815$542$353$226$119
35 years$1,150$773$507$325$205$105
36 years$1,105$734$474$299$186$93
37 years$1,064$697$444$276$168$82
38 years$1,024$663$415$254$152$73
39 years$987$630$389$234$138$65
40 years$952$599$365$216$125$57
41 years$918$571$342$199$114$51
42 years$886$543$321$184$103$45
43 years$856$518$301$170$94$40
44 years$827$494$283$157$85$35
45 years$799$471$265$145$77$31
46 years$773$449$249$134$70$28
47 years$748$428$234$124$64$25
48 years$724$409$220$114$58$22
49 years$701$391$207$106$52$19
50 years$680$373$194$98$48$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $696,000, adding $6,652 every year, while hoping to spend $27,026 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: 40/38/22 Blend
53$696,000$696,000$696,000$696,000
54$773,854$736,966$726,178$799,537
55$824,031$744,321$721,749$825,959
56$878,421$751,132$716,266$851,463
57$937,424$757,342$709,666$878,508
58$1,001,482$762,892$701,880$907,252
59$1,071,080$767,720$692,840$937,866
60$1,146,751$771,760$682,471$970,543
61$1,229,083$774,939$670,697$1,005,496
62$1,318,722$777,184$657,438$1,042,962
63$1,416,379$778,413$642,609$1,083,202
64$1,522,835$778,541$626,122$1,126,508
65$1,638,953$777,478$607,886$1,173,203
66$1,765,680$775,128$587,803$1,223,643
67$1,904,059$771,388$565,774$1,278,227
68$2,055,238$766,152$541,693$1,337,391
69$2,220,482$759,303$515,449$1,401,624
70$2,401,182$750,720$486,928$1,471,464
71$2,598,871$740,274$456,009$1,547,508
72$2,815,237$727,828$422,566$1,630,417
73$3,052,138$713,239$386,469$1,720,922
74$3,311,620$696,351$347,579$1,819,833
75$3,595,936$677,003$305,754$1,928,046
76$3,907,567$655,022$260,843$2,046,552
77$4,249,248$630,227$212,690$2,176,449
78$4,623,989$602,425$161,132$2,318,949
79$5,035,104$571,413$105,998$2,475,394
80$5,486,246$536,974$47,111$2,647,268
81$5,981,438$498,880$0$2,836,210
82$6,525,111$456,891$0$3,047,727
83$7,122,146$410,753$0$3,292,172
84$7,777,920$360,194$0$3,560,737
85$8,498,356$304,932$0$3,855,919
86$9,289,980$244,665$0$4,180,475
87$10,159,980$179,076$0$4,537,445
88$11,116,277$107,830$0$4,930,188
89$12,167,595$30,572$0$5,362,408
90$13,323,548$0$0$5,838,192
91$14,594,726$0$0$6,384,244
92$15,992,798$0$0$6,998,967
93$17,530,619$0$0$7,675,243
94$19,222,355$0$0$8,419,314
95$21,083,611$0$0$9,238,058
96$23,131,584$0$0$10,139,053
97$25,385,220$0$0$11,130,650
98$27,865,394$0$0$12,222,047
99$30,595,109$0$0$13,423,383
100$33,599,709$0$0$14,745,828