Can I retire at age 53 with 1,700,000?

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 $1,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$140,384$139,134$137,914$136,723$135,560$131,856
2 years$69,497$68,203$66,949$65,732$64,553$60,847
3 years$45,871$44,571$43,320$42,115$40,955$37,365
4 years$34,061$32,765$31,526$30,342$29,209$25,762
5 years$26,976$25,688$24,465$23,305$22,204$18,910
6 years$22,255$20,976$19,772$18,637$17,570$14,430
7 years$18,883$17,616$16,430$15,323$14,289$11,305
8 years$16,356$15,100$13,934$12,854$11,854$9,024
9 years$14,392$13,147$12,002$10,949$9,983$7,305
10 years$12,821$11,589$10,463$9,438$8,506$5,976
11 years$11,537$10,317$9,212$8,214$7,315$4,929
12 years$10,467$9,260$8,175$7,205$6,339$4,093
13 years$9,563$8,368$7,304$6,361$5,528$3,416
14 years$8,788$7,606$6,563$5,646$4,846$2,864
15 years$8,118$6,949$5,925$5,035$4,267$2,409
16 years$7,532$6,375$5,372$4,509$3,771$2,032
17 years$7,015$5,871$4,888$4,051$3,343$1,719
18 years$6,556$5,425$4,462$3,651$2,973$1,457
19 years$6,146$5,028$4,085$3,299$2,650$1,237
20 years$5,778$4,672$3,749$2,988$2,367$1,051
21 years$5,445$4,352$3,448$2,712$2,118$895
22 years$5,142$4,063$3,178$2,465$1,899$762
23 years$4,867$3,800$2,935$2,245$1,704$650
24 years$4,615$3,560$2,714$2,048$1,532$555
25 years$4,383$3,341$2,514$1,870$1,378$473
26 years$4,169$3,140$2,331$1,710$1,242$404
27 years$3,972$2,955$2,165$1,565$1,119$346
28 years$3,789$2,784$2,013$1,434$1,010$296
29 years$3,619$2,627$1,873$1,315$912$253
30 years$3,460$2,481$1,744$1,207$824$216
31 years$3,313$2,345$1,626$1,108$745$185
32 years$3,174$2,219$1,517$1,019$674$158
33 years$3,044$2,101$1,417$937$610$136
34 years$2,923$1,992$1,324$862$552$116
35 years$2,808$1,889$1,238$793$500$99
36 years$2,700$1,793$1,158$731$453$85
37 years$2,598$1,703$1,084$673$411$73
38 years$2,502$1,618$1,015$621$372$62
39 years$2,411$1,539$951$572$338$53
40 years$2,324$1,464$891$528$306$46
41 years$2,242$1,394$836$487$278$39
42 years$2,164$1,327$784$449$252$34
43 years$2,090$1,265$736$415$229$29
44 years$2,020$1,206$690$383$208$25
45 years$1,953$1,150$648$354$189$21
46 years$1,889$1,097$609$327$171$18
47 years$1,828$1,047$572$302$155$16
48 years$1,769$999$538$279$141$13
49 years$1,713$954$505$258$128$11
50 years$1,660$911$475$238$116$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $1,700,000, adding $4,498 every year, while hoping to spend $32,348 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: 52/43/5 Blend
52$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000$1,700,000
53$1,878,040$1,787,940$1,761,590$1,973,356
54$2,035,182$1,841,131$1,786,185$2,091,629
55$2,207,268$1,895,844$1,810,520$2,216,260
56$2,395,789$1,952,120$1,834,552$2,351,001
57$2,602,385$2,010,000$1,858,235$2,496,808
58$2,828,865$2,069,526$1,881,522$2,654,734
59$3,077,218$2,130,741$1,904,362$2,825,936
60$3,349,636$2,193,690$1,926,701$3,011,688
61$3,648,536$2,258,418$1,948,482$3,213,390
62$3,976,577$2,324,970$1,969,646$3,432,586
63$4,336,688$2,393,394$1,990,129$3,670,972
64$4,732,097$2,463,737$2,009,866$3,930,415
65$5,166,359$2,536,049$2,028,785$4,212,972
66$5,643,392$2,610,379$2,046,813$4,520,906
67$6,167,508$2,686,778$2,063,871$4,856,708
68$6,743,462$2,765,298$2,079,879$5,223,121
69$7,376,490$2,845,992$2,094,750$5,623,165
70$8,072,360$2,928,914$2,108,392$6,060,166
71$8,837,428$3,014,118$2,120,710$6,537,785
72$9,678,696$3,101,660$2,131,605$7,060,055
73$10,603,879$3,191,597$2,140,969$7,631,417
74$11,621,476$3,283,987$2,148,693$8,256,762
75$12,740,852$3,378,888$2,154,660$8,941,478
76$13,972,324$3,476,359$2,158,747$9,691,496
77$15,327,263$3,576,462$2,160,826$10,513,353
78$16,818,192$3,679,257$2,160,762$11,414,247
79$18,458,914$3,784,807$2,158,414$12,402,109
80$20,264,635$3,893,175$2,153,633$13,485,672
81$22,252,112$4,004,424$2,146,263$14,674,560
82$24,439,806$4,118,620$2,136,142$15,979,374
83$26,848,062$4,235,828$2,123,099$17,411,791
84$29,499,295$4,356,114$2,106,953$18,984,679
85$32,418,204$4,479,545$2,087,517$20,712,210
86$35,632,007$4,606,189$2,064,595$22,610,003
87$39,170,692$4,736,113$2,037,980$24,695,263
88$43,067,307$4,869,386$2,007,456$26,986,946
89$47,358,264$5,006,078$1,972,798$29,505,939
90$52,083,689$5,146,257$1,933,768$32,275,253
91$57,287,795$5,289,995$1,890,120$35,320,245
92$63,019,305$5,437,359$1,841,594$38,668,853
93$69,331,906$5,588,422$1,787,919$42,351,859
94$76,284,759$5,743,252$1,728,812$46,403,182
95$83,943,053$5,901,921$1,663,976$50,860,195
96$92,378,627$6,064,497$1,593,102$55,764,080
97$101,670,641$6,231,052$1,515,865$61,160,215
98$111,906,326$6,401,653$1,431,926$67,098,600
99$123,181,808$6,576,370$1,340,932$73,634,331
100$135,603,011$6,755,272$1,242,512$80,828,120