Can I retire at age 53 with 3,700,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $3,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$305,543$302,821$300,166$297,574$295,043$288,497
2 years$151,259$148,442$145,711$143,064$140,497$133,935
3 years$99,837$97,008$94,285$91,663$89,137$82,765
4 years$74,132$71,311$68,615$66,038$63,573$57,441
5 years$58,713$55,909$53,248$50,723$48,327$42,451
6 years$48,436$45,654$43,033$40,564$38,240$32,626
7 years$41,099$38,340$35,760$33,350$31,099$25,749
8 years$35,599$32,864$30,328$27,976$25,800$20,711
9 years$31,323$28,614$26,121$23,830$21,727$16,896
10 years$27,904$25,222$22,773$20,541$18,513$13,934
11 years$25,109$22,454$20,049$17,877$15,921$11,589
12 years$22,781$20,153$17,793$15,681$13,797$9,705
13 years$20,813$18,213$15,897$13,844$12,031$8,172
14 years$19,128$16,555$14,283$12,289$10,547$6,912
15 years$17,668$15,123$12,896$10,960$9,286$5,867
16 years$16,392$13,875$11,692$9,813$8,207$4,996
17 years$15,268$12,779$10,639$8,817$7,277$4,266
18 years$14,269$11,808$9,712$7,946$6,470$3,650
19 years$13,377$10,944$8,891$7,180$5,767$3,128
20 years$12,575$10,169$8,160$6,503$5,151$2,686
21 years$11,850$9,472$7,506$5,902$4,610$2,309
22 years$11,192$8,842$6,917$5,366$4,132$1,987
23 years$10,593$8,270$6,387$4,887$3,709$1,711
24 years$10,044$7,748$5,907$4,457$3,334$1,475
25 years$9,539$7,271$5,471$4,070$3,000$1,273
26 years$9,074$6,834$5,074$3,722$2,702$1,099
27 years$8,645$6,431$4,712$3,407$2,436$949
28 years$8,246$6,060$4,380$3,121$2,198$820
29 years$7,876$5,717$4,076$2,862$1,985$709
30 years$7,532$5,399$3,797$2,627$1,794$613
31 years$7,210$5,104$3,540$2,413$1,622$530
32 years$6,909$4,830$3,303$2,217$1,467$459
33 years$6,626$4,574$3,084$2,039$1,328$397
34 years$6,361$4,335$2,881$1,876$1,202$344
35 years$6,112$4,111$2,694$1,727$1,089$297
36 years$5,876$3,902$2,520$1,590$986$257
37 years$5,655$3,706$2,359$1,465$894$223
38 years$5,445$3,522$2,209$1,351$810$193
39 years$5,247$3,349$2,069$1,245$735$167
40 years$5,058$3,187$1,940$1,149$667$145
41 years$4,880$3,033$1,819$1,060$605$125
42 years$4,711$2,889$1,706$978$549$109
43 years$4,550$2,753$1,601$903$498$94
44 years$4,396$2,624$1,503$834$452$82
45 years$4,250$2,502$1,411$770$410$71
46 years$4,111$2,387$1,325$711$373$61
47 years$3,978$2,278$1,245$657$338$53
48 years$3,850$2,174$1,170$607$307$46
49 years$3,729$2,076$1,100$561$279$40
50 years$3,612$1,984$1,034$519$253$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $3,700,000, adding $5,251 every year, while hoping to spend $48,568 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: 30/48/22 Blend
52$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000
53$4,082,816$3,886,716$3,829,366$4,177,169
54$4,447,588$4,025,490$3,905,974$4,388,566
55$4,847,938$4,169,435$3,983,521$4,611,133
56$5,287,445$4,318,754$4,061,986$4,849,563
57$5,770,049$4,473,658$4,141,347$5,105,260
58$6,300,093$4,634,366$4,221,581$5,379,765
59$6,882,358$4,801,106$4,302,660$5,674,767
60$7,522,114$4,974,115$4,384,554$5,992,121
61$8,225,164$5,153,641$4,467,231$6,333,863
62$8,997,903$5,339,942$4,550,655$6,702,229
63$9,847,374$5,533,285$4,634,788$7,099,674
64$10,781,340$5,733,949$4,719,587$7,528,895
65$11,808,351$5,942,227$4,805,007$7,992,855
66$12,937,827$6,158,420$4,891,000$8,494,810
67$14,180,148$6,382,846$4,977,511$9,038,340
68$15,546,750$6,615,832$5,064,484$9,627,376
69$17,050,232$6,857,721$5,151,858$10,266,244
70$18,704,478$7,108,872$5,239,567$10,959,699
71$20,524,783$7,369,654$5,327,541$11,712,968
72$22,528,001$7,640,458$5,415,703$12,531,802
73$24,732,702$7,921,685$5,503,975$13,422,525
74$27,159,349$8,213,759$5,592,269$14,392,096
75$29,830,487$8,517,118$5,680,494$15,448,167
76$32,770,959$8,832,218$5,768,553$16,599,160
77$36,008,138$9,159,539$5,856,341$17,854,342
78$39,572,188$9,499,576$5,943,748$19,223,911
79$43,496,344$9,852,848$6,030,657$20,719,088
80$47,817,230$10,219,896$6,116,943$22,352,225
81$52,575,200$10,601,284$6,202,473$24,136,917
82$57,814,723$10,997,599$6,287,108$26,088,130
83$63,584,797$11,409,454$6,370,699$28,222,339
84$69,939,418$11,837,489$6,453,089$30,557,680
85$76,938,083$12,282,370$6,534,112$33,114,121
86$84,646,354$12,744,793$6,613,591$35,913,648
87$93,136,477$13,225,483$6,691,342$38,980,468
88$102,488,063$13,725,197$6,767,167$42,341,237
89$112,788,839$14,244,725$6,840,860$46,025,309
90$124,135,473$14,784,889$6,912,202$50,065,007
91$136,634,493$15,346,550$6,980,962$54,495,930
92$150,403,285$15,930,605$7,046,898$59,357,283
93$165,571,204$16,537,988$7,109,752$64,692,243
94$182,280,794$17,169,677$7,169,256$70,548,367
95$200,689,134$17,826,690$7,225,126$76,978,032
96$220,969,319$18,510,092$7,277,061$84,038,933
97$243,312,095$19,220,992$7,324,748$91,794,618
98$267,927,657$19,960,549$7,367,856$100,315,086
99$295,047,635$20,729,972$7,406,036$109,677,444
100$324,927,279$21,530,526$7,438,922$119,966,630