Can I retire at age 53 with 1,040,000?

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:
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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 $1,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$85,882$85,117$84,371$83,642$82,931$79,609
2 years$42,516$41,724$40,957$40,213$39,491$36,186
3 years$28,062$27,267$26,502$25,765$25,055$21,871
4 years$20,837$20,044$19,286$18,562$17,869$14,830
5 years$16,503$15,715$14,967$14,257$13,584$10,698
6 years$13,615$12,832$12,096$11,402$10,748$8,017
7 years$11,552$10,777$10,052$9,374$8,741$6,164
8 years$10,006$9,238$8,524$7,864$7,252$4,825
9 years$8,804$8,043$7,342$6,698$6,107$3,828
10 years$7,843$7,089$6,401$5,774$5,204$3,067
11 years$7,058$6,311$5,635$5,025$4,475$2,476
12 years$6,403$5,665$5,001$4,408$3,878$2,011
13 years$5,850$5,119$4,468$3,891$3,382$1,642
14 years$5,376$4,653$4,015$3,454$2,964$1,345
15 years$4,966$4,251$3,625$3,081$2,610$1,105
16 years$4,608$3,900$3,286$2,758$2,307$910
17 years$4,292$3,592$2,991$2,478$2,045$752
18 years$4,011$3,319$2,730$2,233$1,819$621
19 years$3,760$3,076$2,499$2,018$1,621$514
20 years$3,535$2,858$2,294$1,828$1,448$426
21 years$3,331$2,662$2,110$1,659$1,296$354
22 years$3,146$2,485$1,944$1,508$1,161$294
23 years$2,977$2,324$1,795$1,374$1,043$244
24 years$2,823$2,178$1,660$1,253$937$203
25 years$2,681$2,044$1,538$1,144$843$169
26 years$2,551$1,921$1,426$1,046$760$140
27 years$2,430$1,808$1,324$958$685$117
28 years$2,318$1,703$1,231$877$618$97
29 years$2,214$1,607$1,146$805$558$81
30 years$2,117$1,518$1,067$738$504$67
31 years$2,027$1,435$995$678$456$56
32 years$1,942$1,357$928$623$412$47
33 years$1,862$1,286$867$573$373$39
34 years$1,788$1,218$810$527$338$32
35 years$1,718$1,156$757$485$306$27
36 years$1,652$1,097$708$447$277$22
37 years$1,589$1,042$663$412$251$19
38 years$1,530$990$621$380$228$16
39 years$1,475$941$582$350$207$13
40 years$1,422$896$545$323$187$11
41 years$1,372$853$511$298$170$9
42 years$1,324$812$480$275$154$8
43 years$1,279$774$450$254$140$6
44 years$1,236$738$422$234$127$5
45 years$1,195$703$397$216$115$4
46 years$1,155$671$372$200$105$4
47 years$1,118$640$350$185$95$3
48 years$1,082$611$329$171$86$3
49 years$1,048$584$309$158$78$2
50 years$1,015$558$291$146$71$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $1,040,000, adding $6,349 every year, while hoping to spend $59,048 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: 23/50/27 Blend
52$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000
53$1,152,629$1,097,509$1,081,389$1,169,172
54$1,207,371$1,088,460$1,054,789$1,174,833
55$1,265,717$1,076,989$1,025,319$1,175,494
56$1,327,973$1,062,915$992,820$1,174,939
57$1,394,473$1,046,045$957,127$1,173,106
58$1,465,585$1,026,176$918,066$1,169,933
59$1,541,709$1,003,094$875,456$1,165,358
60$1,623,288$976,569$829,107$1,159,321
61$1,710,803$946,361$778,822$1,151,763
62$1,804,786$912,214$724,394$1,142,626
63$1,905,819$873,857$665,606$1,131,856
64$2,014,541$831,005$602,233$1,119,401
65$2,131,654$783,354$534,037$1,105,216
66$2,257,929$730,585$460,774$1,089,259
67$2,394,213$672,358$382,185$1,071,496
68$2,541,436$608,317$298,001$1,051,899
69$2,700,620$538,082$207,942$1,030,451
70$2,872,890$461,255$111,715$1,007,147
71$3,059,481$377,413$9,013$981,992
72$3,261,751$286,109$0$955,008
73$3,481,194$186,873$0$955,211
74$3,719,453$79,207$0$958,337
75$3,978,335$0$0$961,968
76$4,259,826$0$0$986,902
77$4,566,114$0$0$1,061,610
78$4,899,605$0$0$1,143,122
79$5,262,946$0$0$1,232,104
80$5,659,050$0$0$1,329,293
81$6,091,125$0$0$1,435,497
82$6,562,698$0$0$1,551,609
83$7,077,657$0$0$1,678,609
84$7,640,276$0$0$1,817,579
85$8,255,264$0$0$1,969,708
86$8,927,805$0$0$2,136,306
87$9,663,607$0$0$2,318,816
88$10,468,952$0$0$2,518,828
89$11,350,762$0$0$2,738,091
90$12,316,657$0$0$2,978,532
91$13,375,029$0$0$3,242,274
92$14,535,120$0$0$3,531,657
93$15,807,110$0$0$3,849,254
94$17,202,208$0$0$4,197,903
95$18,732,764$0$0$4,580,730
96$20,412,379$0$0$5,001,176
97$22,256,033$0$0$5,463,033
98$24,280,231$0$0$5,970,480
99$26,503,151$0$0$6,528,118
100$28,944,817$0$0$7,141,018