Can I retire at age 53 with 2,220,000?

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 $2,220,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$183,326$181,693$180,099$178,544$177,026$170,609
2 years$90,755$89,065$87,427$85,839$84,298$77,904
3 years$59,902$58,205$56,571$54,998$53,482$47,311
4 years$44,479$42,787$41,169$39,623$38,144$32,244
5 years$35,228$33,545$31,949$30,434$28,996$23,382
6 years$29,062$27,392$25,820$24,338$22,944$17,620
7 years$24,659$23,004$21,456$20,010$18,660$13,624
8 years$21,359$19,719$18,197$16,786$15,480$10,729
9 years$18,794$17,169$15,673$14,298$13,036$8,563
10 years$16,742$15,133$13,664$12,325$11,108$6,905
11 years$15,065$13,472$12,029$10,726$9,553$5,611
12 years$13,669$12,092$10,676$9,408$8,278$4,589
13 years$12,488$10,928$9,538$8,306$7,219$3,771
14 years$11,477$9,933$8,570$7,373$6,328$3,111
15 years$10,601$9,074$7,738$6,576$5,572$2,575
16 years$9,835$8,325$7,015$5,888$4,924$2,137
17 years$9,161$7,667$6,384$5,290$4,366$1,777
18 years$8,562$7,085$5,827$4,768$3,882$1,480
19 years$8,026$6,566$5,335$4,308$3,460$1,235
20 years$7,545$6,102$4,896$3,902$3,091$1,031
21 years$7,110$5,683$4,503$3,541$2,766$862
22 years$6,715$5,305$4,150$3,220$2,479$722
23 years$6,356$4,962$3,832$2,932$2,226$604
24 years$6,026$4,649$3,544$2,674$2,000$506
25 years$5,724$4,363$3,283$2,442$1,800$424
26 years$5,445$4,100$3,044$2,233$1,621$356
27 years$5,187$3,859$2,827$2,044$1,462$299
28 years$4,948$3,636$2,628$1,873$1,319$250
29 years$4,726$3,430$2,446$1,717$1,191$210
30 years$4,519$3,240$2,278$1,576$1,076$176
31 years$4,326$3,062$2,124$1,448$973$148
32 years$4,145$2,898$1,982$1,330$880$124
33 years$3,976$2,744$1,850$1,223$797$104
34 years$3,817$2,601$1,729$1,126$721$88
35 years$3,667$2,467$1,616$1,036$653$74
36 years$3,526$2,341$1,512$954$592$62
37 years$3,393$2,224$1,415$879$536$52
38 years$3,267$2,113$1,325$810$486$44
39 years$3,148$2,010$1,242$747$441$37
40 years$3,035$1,912$1,164$689$400$31
41 years$2,928$1,820$1,091$636$363$26
42 years$2,826$1,733$1,024$587$329$22
43 years$2,730$1,652$960$542$299$18
44 years$2,638$1,574$902$500$271$15
45 years$2,550$1,501$847$462$246$13
46 years$2,466$1,432$795$427$224$11
47 years$2,387$1,367$747$394$203$9
48 years$2,310$1,305$702$364$184$8
49 years$2,237$1,246$660$337$167$6
50 years$2,167$1,190$620$311$152$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $2,220,000, adding $5,127 every year, while hoping to spend $57,741 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: 55/31/14 Blend
52$2,220,000$2,220,000$2,220,000$2,220,000
53$2,451,729$2,334,069$2,299,659$2,577,344
54$2,640,369$2,387,002$2,315,261$2,716,220
55$2,846,315$2,440,594$2,329,451$2,860,672
56$3,071,272$2,494,815$2,342,120$3,016,635
57$3,317,115$2,549,635$2,353,155$3,185,220
58$3,585,911$2,605,017$2,362,435$3,367,651
59$3,879,932$2,660,921$2,369,835$3,565,274
60$4,201,684$2,717,305$2,375,224$3,779,575
61$4,553,924$2,774,121$2,378,462$4,012,189
62$4,939,688$2,831,316$2,379,404$4,264,919
63$5,362,319$2,888,834$2,377,897$4,539,750
64$5,825,500$2,946,612$2,373,781$4,838,872
65$6,333,287$3,004,582$2,366,889$5,164,696
66$6,890,146$3,062,670$2,357,044$5,519,881
67$7,500,998$3,120,797$2,344,061$5,907,355
68$8,171,259$3,178,876$2,327,747$6,330,347
69$8,906,900$3,236,814$2,307,899$6,792,414
70$9,714,495$3,294,508$2,284,304$7,297,479
71$10,601,285$3,351,851$2,256,740$7,849,864
72$11,575,250$3,408,726$2,224,975$8,454,332
73$12,645,177$3,465,005$2,188,763$9,116,133
74$13,820,748$3,520,553$2,147,849$9,841,056
75$15,112,628$3,575,224$2,101,966$10,635,478
76$16,532,569$3,628,863$2,050,835$11,506,430
77$18,093,515$3,681,301$1,994,162$12,461,663
78$19,809,728$3,732,359$1,931,641$13,509,717
79$21,696,921$3,781,845$1,862,951$14,660,008
80$23,772,405$3,829,554$1,787,759$15,922,913
81$26,055,255$3,875,266$1,705,713$17,309,872
82$28,566,484$3,918,748$1,616,447$18,833,491
83$31,329,247$3,959,748$1,519,580$20,507,669
84$34,369,054$3,998,000$1,414,710$22,347,723
85$37,714,015$4,033,219$1,301,420$24,370,538
86$41,395,101$4,065,103$1,179,273$26,594,723
87$45,446,436$4,093,327$1,047,814$29,040,792
88$49,905,622$4,117,550$906,565$31,731,353
89$54,814,090$4,137,404$755,030$34,691,329
90$60,217,491$4,152,502$592,688$37,948,186
91$66,166,129$4,162,428$418,997$41,532,201
92$72,715,432$4,166,744$233,390$45,476,745
93$79,926,474$4,164,983$35,277$49,818,598
94$87,866,556$4,156,649$0$54,598,300
95$96,609,835$4,141,215$0$59,886,848
96$106,238,027$4,118,124$0$65,714,511
97$116,841,175$4,086,781$0$72,130,398
98$128,518,500$4,046,559$0$79,194,440
99$141,379,338$3,996,790$0$86,972,689
100$155,544,167$3,936,770$0$95,537,938