Can I retire at age 53 with 1,840,000?

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 $1,840,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$151,945$150,592$149,272$147,983$146,724$145,738
2 years$75,221$73,820$72,462$71,146$69,869$68,874
3 years$49,649$48,242$46,888$45,584$44,328$43,356
4 years$36,866$35,463$34,122$32,840$31,615$30,673
5 years$29,198$27,803$26,480$25,225$24,033$23,124
6 years$24,087$22,704$21,400$20,172$19,017$18,141
7 years$20,438$19,066$17,783$16,585$15,466$14,624
8 years$17,703$16,343$15,082$13,913$12,830$12,023
9 years$15,577$14,230$12,990$11,850$10,805$10,032
10 years$13,877$12,543$11,325$10,215$9,206$8,467
11 years$12,487$11,166$9,970$8,890$7,918$7,211
12 years$11,329$10,022$8,848$7,798$6,861$6,187
13 years$10,350$9,057$7,905$6,884$5,983$5,341
14 years$9,512$8,233$7,103$6,111$5,245$4,634
15 years$8,786$7,521$6,413$5,450$4,618$4,037
16 years$8,152$6,900$5,814$4,880$4,081$3,530
17 years$7,593$6,355$5,291$4,385$3,619$3,096
18 years$7,096$5,872$4,830$3,951$3,218$2,722
19 years$6,652$5,442$4,422$3,570$2,868$2,399
20 years$6,254$5,057$4,058$3,234$2,562$2,118
21 years$5,893$4,711$3,732$2,935$2,292$1,874
22 years$5,566$4,397$3,440$2,668$2,055$1,660
23 years$5,268$4,113$3,176$2,430$1,845$1,472
24 years$4,995$3,853$2,938$2,216$1,658$1,308
25 years$4,744$3,616$2,721$2,024$1,492$1,162
26 years$4,513$3,398$2,523$1,851$1,344$1,034
27 years$4,299$3,198$2,343$1,694$1,212$921
28 years$4,101$3,014$2,178$1,552$1,093$820
29 years$3,917$2,843$2,027$1,423$987$731
30 years$3,745$2,685$1,888$1,306$892$652
31 years$3,585$2,538$1,760$1,200$806$582
32 years$3,436$2,402$1,642$1,103$729$520
33 years$3,295$2,274$1,533$1,014$660$464
34 years$3,163$2,156$1,433$933$598$415
35 years$3,039$2,045$1,340$859$541$371
36 years$2,922$1,941$1,253$791$491$332
37 years$2,812$1,843$1,173$729$445$296
38 years$2,708$1,752$1,098$672$403$265
39 years$2,609$1,666$1,029$619$365$237
40 years$2,516$1,585$965$571$332$212
41 years$2,427$1,509$904$527$301$190
42 years$2,343$1,437$848$486$273$170
43 years$2,262$1,369$796$449$248$152
44 years$2,186$1,305$747$415$225$136
45 years$2,114$1,244$702$383$204$122
46 years$2,044$1,187$659$354$185$109
47 years$1,978$1,133$619$327$168$98
48 years$1,915$1,081$582$302$153$88
49 years$1,854$1,033$547$279$139$78
50 years$1,796$986$514$258$126$70

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $1,840,000, adding $5,713 every year, while hoping to spend $41,830 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: 48/39/13 Blend
52$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000
53$2,033,573$1,936,053$1,907,533$2,123,597
54$2,196,491$1,986,413$1,926,929$2,236,633
55$2,374,624$2,037,838$1,945,572$2,354,503
56$2,569,481$2,090,337$1,963,394$2,481,552
57$2,782,721$2,143,917$1,980,321$2,618,650
58$3,016,173$2,198,584$1,996,276$2,766,757
59$3,271,851$2,254,342$2,011,179$2,926,928
60$3,551,970$2,311,196$2,024,944$3,100,327
61$3,858,973$2,369,146$2,037,482$3,288,234
62$4,195,548$2,428,194$2,048,697$3,492,059
63$4,564,657$2,488,339$2,058,492$3,713,355
64$4,969,562$2,549,577$2,066,761$3,953,832
65$5,413,855$2,611,904$2,073,395$4,215,374
66$5,901,494$2,675,314$2,078,280$4,500,056
67$6,436,839$2,739,796$2,081,295$4,810,165
68$7,024,690$2,805,340$2,082,312$5,148,218
69$7,670,338$2,871,931$2,081,199$5,516,990
70$8,379,610$2,939,553$2,077,816$5,919,539
71$9,158,925$3,008,186$2,072,018$6,359,231
72$10,015,354$3,077,806$2,063,649$6,839,778
73$10,956,689$3,148,388$2,052,551$7,365,268
74$11,991,513$3,219,900$2,038,553$7,940,208
75$13,129,283$3,292,311$2,021,479$8,569,561
76$14,380,415$3,365,580$2,001,145$9,258,798
77$15,756,390$3,439,665$1,977,356$10,013,947
78$17,269,853$3,514,520$1,949,908$10,841,652
79$18,934,738$3,590,091$1,918,590$11,749,233
80$20,766,397$3,666,322$1,883,179$12,744,756
81$22,781,745$3,743,147$1,843,441$13,837,113
82$24,999,420$3,820,498$1,799,133$15,036,101
83$27,439,957$3,898,298$1,749,999$16,352,517
84$30,125,982$3,976,465$1,695,774$17,798,260
85$33,082,427$4,054,906$1,636,177$19,386,442
86$36,336,762$4,133,525$1,570,917$21,131,517
87$39,919,258$4,212,213$1,499,689$23,049,410
88$43,863,266$4,290,856$1,422,172$25,157,674
89$48,205,540$4,369,328$1,338,035$27,475,654
90$52,986,574$4,447,494$1,246,928$30,024,668
91$58,250,991$4,525,208$1,148,488$32,828,212
92$64,047,963$4,602,314$1,042,332$35,912,180
93$70,431,669$4,678,642$928,065$39,305,110
94$77,461,815$4,754,010$805,270$43,038,452
95$85,204,188$4,828,225$673,515$47,146,868
96$93,731,283$4,901,075$532,345$51,668,560
97$103,122,984$4,972,338$381,289$56,645,627
98$113,467,319$5,041,773$219,853$62,124,468
99$124,861,288$5,109,123$47,520$68,156,219
100$137,411,781$5,174,112$0$74,797,236