Can I retire at age 54 with 726,000?

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 $726,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$59,952$59,418$58,897$58,389$57,892$55,883
2 years$29,679$29,127$28,591$28,072$27,568$25,564
3 years$19,590$19,035$18,500$17,986$17,490$15,555
4 years$14,546$13,992$13,463$12,958$12,474$10,622
5 years$11,520$10,970$10,448$9,953$9,483$7,719
6 years$9,504$8,958$8,444$7,959$7,503$5,830
7 years$8,064$7,523$7,017$6,544$6,102$4,518
8 years$6,985$6,449$5,951$5,489$5,062$3,566
9 years$6,146$5,615$5,125$4,676$4,263$2,853
10 years$5,475$4,949$4,468$4,031$3,632$2,307
11 years$4,927$4,406$3,934$3,508$3,124$1,880
12 years$4,470$3,954$3,491$3,077$2,707$1,541
13 years$4,084$3,574$3,119$2,716$2,361$1,270
14 years$3,753$3,248$2,803$2,411$2,069$1,051
15 years$3,467$2,967$2,530$2,150$1,822$872
16 years$3,216$2,723$2,294$1,925$1,610$726
17 years$2,996$2,507$2,088$1,730$1,428$605
18 years$2,800$2,317$1,906$1,559$1,270$506
19 years$2,625$2,147$1,745$1,409$1,132$423
20 years$2,467$1,995$1,601$1,276$1,011$355
21 years$2,325$1,859$1,473$1,158$905$297
22 years$2,196$1,735$1,357$1,053$811$250
23 years$2,078$1,623$1,253$959$728$210
24 years$1,971$1,520$1,159$875$654$176
25 years$1,872$1,427$1,074$799$589$148
26 years$1,781$1,341$996$730$530$125
27 years$1,696$1,262$925$668$478$105
28 years$1,618$1,189$859$612$431$88
29 years$1,545$1,122$800$562$390$74
30 years$1,478$1,059$745$515$352$63
31 years$1,415$1,002$695$473$318$53
32 years$1,356$948$648$435$288$44
33 years$1,300$897$605$400$260$37
34 years$1,248$851$565$368$236$32
35 years$1,199$807$529$339$214$27
36 years$1,153$766$494$312$194$22
37 years$1,110$727$463$288$175$19
38 years$1,068$691$433$265$159$16
39 years$1,029$657$406$244$144$13
40 years$993$625$381$225$131$11
41 years$958$595$357$208$119$10
42 years$924$567$335$192$108$8
43 years$893$540$314$177$98$7
44 years$863$515$295$164$89$6
45 years$834$491$277$151$81$5
46 years$807$468$260$140$73$4
47 years$780$447$244$129$66$3
48 years$756$427$230$119$60$3
49 years$732$407$216$110$55$2
50 years$709$389$203$102$50$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $726,000, adding $5,627 every year, while hoping to spend $26,418 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: 63/31/6 Blend
53$726,000$726,000$726,000$726,000
54$805,856$767,378$756,125$855,432
55$859,945$776,871$753,347$898,661
56$918,665$785,944$749,590$942,218
57$982,462$794,548$744,794$989,084
58$1,051,824$802,631$738,895$1,039,579
59$1,127,289$810,139$731,827$1,094,053
60$1,209,449$817,013$723,520$1,152,895
61$1,298,955$823,189$713,900$1,216,532
62$1,396,525$828,601$702,892$1,285,435
63$1,502,946$833,179$690,415$1,360,124
64$1,619,088$836,846$676,385$1,441,171
65$1,745,905$839,522$660,715$1,529,210
66$1,884,451$841,122$643,312$1,624,936
67$2,035,883$841,554$624,081$1,729,119
68$2,201,477$840,724$602,921$1,842,606
69$2,382,635$838,528$579,727$1,966,333
70$2,580,905$834,857$554,389$2,101,330
71$2,797,989$829,596$526,793$2,248,736
72$3,035,761$822,624$496,817$2,409,804
73$3,296,286$813,809$464,338$2,585,917
74$3,581,837$803,016$429,223$2,778,602
75$3,894,918$790,097$391,335$2,989,542
76$4,238,287$774,899$350,532$3,220,590
77$4,614,981$757,258$306,664$3,473,795
78$5,028,346$737,000$259,574$3,751,414
79$5,482,067$713,944$209,100$4,055,934
80$5,980,205$687,893$155,071$4,390,101
81$6,527,229$658,644$97,310$4,756,941
82$7,128,067$625,978$35,631$5,159,793
83$7,788,145$589,666$0$5,602,338
84$8,513,441$549,465$0$6,090,566
85$9,310,541$505,117$0$6,629,581
86$10,186,700$456,352$0$7,222,049
87$11,149,911$402,881$0$7,873,425
88$12,208,981$344,401$0$8,589,724
89$13,373,612$280,592$0$9,377,579
90$14,654,494$211,114$0$10,244,300
91$16,063,404$135,610$0$11,197,948
92$17,613,319$53,703$0$12,247,409
93$19,318,535$0$0$13,402,479
94$21,194,807$0$0$14,685,900
95$23,259,491$0$0$16,118,420
96$25,531,710$0$0$17,694,995
97$28,032,539$0$0$19,430,255
98$30,785,194$0$0$21,340,318
99$33,815,261$0$0$23,442,944
100$37,150,928$0$0$25,757,705