Can I retire at age 53 with 11,700,000?

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:
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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 $11,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$966,175$957,569$949,172$940,977$932,974$916,011
2 years$478,304$469,397$460,763$452,393$444,274$427,244
3 years$315,702$306,756$298,144$289,852$281,865$265,300
4 years$234,417$225,498$216,973$208,822$201,029$185,055
5 years$185,659$176,793$168,380$160,396$152,819$137,483
6 years$153,164$144,365$136,076$128,270$120,920$106,239
7 years$129,962$121,237$113,080$105,458$98,341$84,318
8 years$112,569$103,923$95,901$88,466$81,583$68,216
9 years$99,048$90,484$82,599$75,353$68,705$55,985
10 years$88,237$79,757$72,012$64,955$58,540$46,456
11 years$79,398$71,003$63,398$56,530$50,346$38,884
12 years$72,038$63,728$56,264$49,585$43,629$32,774
13 years$65,814$57,592$50,268$43,776$38,045$27,780
14 years$60,484$52,349$45,166$38,859$33,350$23,656
15 years$55,870$47,822$40,779$34,656$29,364$20,222
16 years$51,835$43,876$36,972$31,030$25,952$17,342
17 years$48,280$40,408$33,643$27,881$23,011$14,912
18 years$45,122$37,339$30,712$25,126$20,460$12,852
19 years$42,301$34,605$28,115$22,704$18,237$11,098
20 years$39,765$32,157$25,803$20,562$16,289$9,600
21 years$37,473$29,953$23,734$18,662$14,577$8,315
22 years$35,392$27,960$21,874$16,968$13,066$7,211
23 years$33,495$26,150$20,197$15,453$11,729$6,260
24 years$31,759$24,501$18,679$14,094$10,542$5,440
25 years$30,164$22,993$17,300$12,871$9,487$4,731
26 years$28,695$21,610$16,045$11,769$8,545$4,117
27 years$27,336$20,337$14,899$10,772$7,704$3,584
28 years$26,077$19,164$13,851$9,870$6,952$3,122
29 years$24,906$18,079$12,889$9,051$6,277$2,721
30 years$23,816$17,074$12,006$8,306$5,672$2,373
31 years$22,798$16,140$11,193$7,629$5,128$2,069
32 years$21,846$15,272$10,443$7,011$4,638$1,805
33 years$20,953$14,463$9,751$6,447$4,198$1,575
34 years$20,114$13,707$9,111$5,932$3,801$1,375
35 years$19,326$13,001$8,518$5,461$3,442$1,200
36 years$18,582$12,340$7,968$5,029$3,119$1,048
37 years$17,881$11,720$7,458$4,634$2,827$915
38 years$17,218$11,138$6,984$4,271$2,563$799
39 years$16,590$10,592$6,543$3,938$2,324$698
40 years$15,996$10,077$6,133$3,632$2,108$610
41 years$15,432$9,592$5,751$3,351$1,912$533
42 years$14,896$9,135$5,395$3,093$1,735$465
43 years$14,386$8,704$5,062$2,855$1,575$407
44 years$13,901$8,297$4,752$2,636$1,430$355
45 years$13,439$7,912$4,462$2,435$1,298$311
46 years$12,998$7,548$4,190$2,249$1,178$271
47 years$12,578$7,203$3,937$2,078$1,070$237
48 years$12,176$6,876$3,700$1,920$972$207
49 years$11,791$6,566$3,477$1,774$883$181
50 years$11,423$6,272$3,269$1,640$802$158

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $11,700,000, adding $4,911 every year, while hoping to spend $55,254 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: 56/16/28 Blend
52$11,700,000$11,700,000$11,700,000$11,700,000
53$12,898,466$12,278,366$12,097,016$13,520,960
54$14,155,319$12,821,216$12,443,476$14,492,707
55$15,538,520$13,388,814$12,799,691$15,544,793
56$17,060,897$13,982,314$13,165,928$16,690,019
57$18,736,587$14,602,925$13,542,465$17,937,392
58$20,581,164$15,251,913$13,929,582$19,296,819
59$22,611,791$15,930,606$14,327,572$20,779,198
60$24,847,380$16,640,392$14,736,732$22,396,518
61$27,308,768$17,382,726$15,157,368$24,161,973
62$30,018,918$18,159,135$15,589,795$26,090,080
63$33,003,129$18,971,214$16,034,334$28,196,812
64$36,289,281$19,820,636$16,491,318$30,499,754
65$39,908,095$20,709,156$16,961,085$33,018,255
66$43,893,424$21,638,607$17,443,984$35,773,615
67$48,282,570$22,610,915$17,940,374$38,789,282
68$53,116,637$23,628,095$18,450,621$42,091,066
69$58,440,920$24,692,258$18,975,103$45,707,384
70$64,305,331$25,805,616$19,514,206$49,669,520
71$70,764,870$26,970,486$20,068,328$54,011,920
72$77,880,145$28,189,298$20,637,875$58,772,513
73$85,717,941$29,464,595$21,223,265$63,993,060
74$94,351,854$30,799,043$21,824,928$69,719,552
75$103,862,983$32,195,436$22,443,302$76,002,632
76$114,340,695$33,656,700$23,078,841$82,898,072
77$125,883,470$35,185,903$23,732,006$90,467,296
78$138,599,829$36,786,257$24,403,273$98,777,951
79$152,609,358$38,461,130$25,093,129$107,904,542
80$168,043,837$40,214,050$25,802,074$117,929,132
81$185,048,486$42,048,716$26,530,621$128,942,107
82$203,783,331$43,969,003$27,279,296$141,043,025
83$224,424,717$45,978,970$28,048,639$154,341,550
84$247,166,972$48,082,873$28,839,202$168,958,481
85$272,224,241$50,285,172$29,651,553$185,026,884
86$299,832,509$52,590,540$30,486,275$202,693,343
87$330,251,823$55,003,876$31,343,964$222,119,334
88$363,768,754$57,530,311$32,225,232$243,482,744
89$400,699,097$60,175,225$33,130,707$266,979,541
90$441,390,851$62,944,258$34,061,032$292,825,615
91$486,227,508$65,843,316$35,016,866$321,258,811
92$535,631,670$68,878,595$35,998,888$352,541,160
93$590,069,039$72,056,585$37,007,789$386,961,346
94$650,052,811$75,384,088$38,044,280$424,837,421
95$716,148,526$78,868,236$39,109,092$466,519,799
96$788,979,399$82,516,503$40,202,969$512,394,550
97$869,232,208$86,336,722$41,326,679$562,887,035
98$957,663,776$90,337,105$42,481,006$618,465,910
99$1,055,108,116$94,526,257$43,666,754$679,647,539
100$1,162,484,301$98,913,201$44,884,748$747,000,854