Can I retire at age 54 with 966,000?

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 $966,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$79,771$79,061$78,368$77,691$77,030$74,297
2 years$39,491$38,755$38,043$37,351$36,681$33,957
3 years$26,066$25,327$24,616$23,931$23,272$20,642
4 years$19,354$18,618$17,914$17,241$16,598$14,082
5 years$15,329$14,597$13,902$13,243$12,617$10,223
6 years$12,646$11,919$11,235$10,590$9,984$7,712
7 years$10,730$10,010$9,336$8,707$8,119$5,970
8 years$9,294$8,580$7,918$7,304$6,736$4,707
9 years$8,178$7,471$6,820$6,221$5,673$3,761
10 years$7,285$6,585$5,946$5,363$4,833$3,037
11 years$6,555$5,862$5,234$4,667$4,157$2,471
12 years$5,948$5,262$4,645$4,094$3,602$2,023
13 years$5,434$4,755$4,150$3,614$3,141$1,665
14 years$4,994$4,322$3,729$3,208$2,754$1,376
15 years$4,613$3,948$3,367$2,861$2,424$1,140
16 years$4,280$3,623$3,053$2,562$2,143$947
17 years$3,986$3,336$2,778$2,302$1,900$789
18 years$3,725$3,083$2,536$2,075$1,689$658
19 years$3,493$2,857$2,321$1,874$1,506$550
20 years$3,283$2,655$2,130$1,698$1,345$460
21 years$3,094$2,473$1,960$1,541$1,204$385
22 years$2,922$2,308$1,806$1,401$1,079$323
23 years$2,766$2,159$1,668$1,276$968$271
24 years$2,622$2,023$1,542$1,164$870$227
25 years$2,490$1,898$1,428$1,063$783$191
26 years$2,369$1,784$1,325$972$706$160
27 years$2,257$1,679$1,230$889$636$135
28 years$2,153$1,582$1,144$815$574$113
29 years$2,056$1,493$1,064$747$518$95
30 years$1,966$1,410$991$686$468$80
31 years$1,882$1,333$924$630$423$67
32 years$1,804$1,261$862$579$383$57
33 years$1,730$1,194$805$532$347$48
34 years$1,661$1,132$752$490$314$40
35 years$1,596$1,073$703$451$284$34
36 years$1,534$1,019$658$415$258$28
37 years$1,476$968$616$383$233$24
38 years$1,422$920$577$353$212$20
39 years$1,370$874$540$325$192$17
40 years$1,321$832$506$300$174$14
41 years$1,274$792$475$277$158$12
42 years$1,230$754$445$255$143$10
43 years$1,188$719$418$236$130$8
44 years$1,148$685$392$218$118$7
45 years$1,110$653$368$201$107$6
46 years$1,073$623$346$186$97$5
47 years$1,038$595$325$172$88$4
48 years$1,005$568$305$159$80$4
49 years$974$542$287$146$73$3
50 years$943$518$270$135$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $966,000, adding $2,574 every year, while hoping to spend $44,105 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: 66/15/19 Blend
53$966,000$966,000$966,000$966,000
54$1,067,187$1,015,989$1,001,016$1,132,402
55$1,129,113$1,018,845$987,623$1,179,279
56$1,195,877$1,020,363$972,303$1,225,188
57$1,267,926$1,020,430$954,944$1,274,316
58$1,345,751$1,018,928$935,432$1,326,980
59$1,429,892$1,015,730$913,643$1,383,527
60$1,520,942$1,010,702$889,451$1,444,343
61$1,619,553$1,003,701$862,723$1,509,855
62$1,726,442$994,577$833,318$1,580,532
63$1,842,397$983,169$801,092$1,656,894
64$1,968,284$969,307$765,892$1,739,514
65$2,105,058$952,813$727,558$1,829,028
66$2,253,767$933,494$685,925$1,926,136
67$2,415,566$911,149$640,817$2,031,610
68$2,591,723$885,565$592,054$2,146,305
69$2,783,636$856,515$539,445$2,271,165
70$2,992,842$823,759$482,792$2,407,231
71$3,221,033$787,045$421,887$2,555,653
72$3,470,072$746,103$356,513$2,717,702
73$3,742,008$700,651$286,445$2,894,778
74$4,039,099$650,389$211,447$3,088,432
75$4,363,828$594,998$131,271$3,300,370
76$4,718,930$534,146$45,661$3,532,480
77$5,107,418$467,476$0$3,786,844
78$5,532,607$394,614$0$4,075,023
79$5,998,149$315,166$0$4,400,772
80$6,508,064$228,713$0$4,757,681
81$7,066,781$134,815$0$5,148,902
82$7,679,176$33,004$0$5,577,908
83$8,350,620$0$0$6,048,526
84$9,087,029$0$0$6,577,723
85$9,894,918$0$0$7,164,326
86$10,781,463$0$0$7,808,106
87$11,754,570$0$0$8,514,812
88$12,822,946$0$0$9,290,776
89$13,996,183$0$0$10,142,972
90$15,284,846$0$0$11,079,086
91$16,700,576$0$0$12,107,582
92$18,256,197$0$0$13,237,784
93$19,965,833$0$0$14,479,967
94$21,845,049$0$0$15,845,449
95$23,910,990$0$0$17,346,698
96$26,182,546$0$0$18,997,452
97$28,680,528$0$0$20,812,847
98$31,427,867$0$0$22,809,559
99$34,449,825$0$0$25,005,960
100$37,774,237$0$0$27,422,293