Can I retire at age 53 with 1,500,000?

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 $1,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$123,869$122,765$121,689$120,638$119,612$118,958
2 years$61,321$60,179$59,072$57,999$56,958$56,298
3 years$40,475$39,328$38,224$37,161$36,137$35,491
4 years$30,053$28,910$27,817$26,772$25,773$25,147
5 years$23,802$22,666$21,587$20,564$19,592$18,988
6 years$19,636$18,508$17,446$16,445$15,503$14,920
7 years$16,662$15,543$14,497$13,520$12,608$12,048
8 years$14,432$13,323$12,295$11,342$10,459$9,922
9 years$12,698$11,600$10,590$9,661$8,808$8,293
10 years$11,312$10,225$9,232$8,328$7,505$7,012
11 years$10,179$9,103$8,128$7,247$6,455$5,983
12 years$9,236$8,170$7,213$6,357$5,593$5,143
13 years$8,438$7,384$6,445$5,612$4,878$4,448
14 years$7,754$6,711$5,791$4,982$4,276$3,867
15 years$7,163$6,131$5,228$4,443$3,765$3,376
16 years$6,646$5,625$4,740$3,978$3,327$2,957
17 years$6,190$5,181$4,313$3,574$2,950$2,599
18 years$5,785$4,787$3,937$3,221$2,623$2,290
19 years$5,423$4,437$3,605$2,911$2,338$2,023
20 years$5,098$4,123$3,308$2,636$2,088$1,790
21 years$4,804$3,840$3,043$2,393$1,869$1,587
22 years$4,537$3,585$2,804$2,175$1,675$1,409
23 years$4,294$3,353$2,589$1,981$1,504$1,252
24 years$4,072$3,141$2,395$1,807$1,352$1,115
25 years$3,867$2,948$2,218$1,650$1,216$993
26 years$3,679$2,770$2,057$1,509$1,096$886
27 years$3,505$2,607$1,910$1,381$988$791
28 years$3,343$2,457$1,776$1,265$891$706
29 years$3,193$2,318$1,652$1,160$805$631
30 years$3,053$2,189$1,539$1,065$727$564
31 years$2,923$2,069$1,435$978$657$505
32 years$2,801$1,958$1,339$899$595$452
33 years$2,686$1,854$1,250$827$538$405
34 years$2,579$1,757$1,168$761$487$362
35 years$2,478$1,667$1,092$700$441$325
36 years$2,382$1,582$1,022$645$400$291
37 years$2,292$1,503$956$594$362$261
38 years$2,207$1,428$895$548$329$234
39 years$2,127$1,358$839$505$298$210
40 years$2,051$1,292$786$466$270$188
41 years$1,978$1,230$737$430$245$169
42 years$1,910$1,171$692$397$222$152
43 years$1,844$1,116$649$366$202$136
44 years$1,782$1,064$609$338$183$122
45 years$1,723$1,014$572$312$166$110
46 years$1,666$968$537$288$151$98
47 years$1,613$923$505$266$137$88
48 years$1,561$882$474$246$125$79
49 years$1,512$842$446$227$113$71
50 years$1,465$804$419$210$103$64

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $1,500,000, adding $6,519 every year, while hoping to spend $20,785 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: 58/15/27 Blend
52$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
53$1,659,724$1,580,224$1,556,974$1,743,436
54$1,806,901$1,635,540$1,587,018$1,856,772
55$1,968,393$1,692,870$1,617,371$1,977,534
56$2,145,639$1,752,290$1,648,023$2,108,780
57$2,340,223$1,813,881$1,678,960$2,251,530
58$2,553,890$1,877,725$1,710,169$2,406,910
59$2,788,562$1,943,909$1,741,635$2,576,157
60$3,046,357$2,012,523$1,773,342$2,760,635
61$3,329,608$2,083,659$1,805,272$2,961,844
62$3,640,885$2,157,415$1,837,406$3,181,438
63$3,983,020$2,233,893$1,869,723$3,421,236
64$4,359,132$2,313,198$1,902,202$3,683,243
65$4,772,657$2,395,438$1,934,820$3,969,665
66$5,227,381$2,480,728$1,967,550$4,282,935
67$5,727,477$2,569,187$2,000,366$4,625,729
68$6,277,540$2,660,937$2,033,239$5,000,996
69$6,882,634$2,756,108$2,066,137$5,411,984
70$7,548,339$2,854,833$2,099,028$5,862,272
71$8,280,801$2,957,252$2,131,878$6,355,801
72$9,086,794$3,063,508$2,164,647$6,896,912
73$9,973,781$3,173,754$2,197,296$7,490,389
74$10,949,985$3,288,146$2,229,784$8,141,499
75$12,024,466$3,406,848$2,262,064$8,856,048
76$13,207,208$3,530,030$2,294,090$9,640,430
77$14,509,212$3,657,870$2,325,811$10,501,689
78$15,942,598$3,790,553$2,357,172$11,447,589
79$17,520,724$3,928,270$2,388,117$12,486,679
80$19,258,305$4,071,223$2,418,587$13,628,382
81$21,171,560$4,219,620$2,448,517$14,883,078
82$23,278,357$4,373,680$2,477,841$16,262,204
83$25,598,387$4,533,628$2,506,486$17,778,361
84$28,153,348$4,699,701$2,534,379$19,445,434
85$30,967,148$4,872,146$2,561,440$21,278,722
86$34,066,135$5,051,218$2,587,585$23,295,080
87$37,479,338$5,237,185$2,612,727$25,513,083
88$41,238,750$5,430,327$2,636,773$27,953,196
89$45,379,622$5,630,932$2,659,624$30,637,969
90$49,940,800$5,839,305$2,681,178$33,592,249
91$54,965,091$6,055,760$2,701,327$36,843,417
92$60,499,665$6,280,627$2,719,956$40,421,643
93$66,596,502$6,514,249$2,736,946$44,360,169
94$73,312,881$6,756,983$2,752,169$48,695,629
95$80,711,922$7,009,202$2,765,494$53,468,387
96$88,863,181$7,271,296$2,776,781$58,722,923
97$97,843,306$7,543,669$2,785,883$64,508,251
98$107,736,760$7,826,746$2,792,647$70,878,380
99$118,636,619$8,120,966$2,796,910$77,892,825
100$130,645,451$8,426,790$2,798,504$85,617,169