Can I retire at age 53 with 703,000?

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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $703,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$58,053$57,536$57,031$56,539$56,058$54,285
2 years$28,739$28,204$27,685$27,182$26,694$24,924
3 years$18,969$18,432$17,914$17,416$16,936$15,224
4 years$14,085$13,549$13,037$12,547$12,079$10,439
5 years$11,155$10,623$10,117$9,637$9,182$7,618
6 years$9,203$8,674$8,176$7,707$7,266$5,778
7 years$7,809$7,285$6,794$6,336$5,909$4,499
8 years$6,764$6,244$5,762$5,316$4,902$3,568
9 years$5,951$5,437$4,963$4,528$4,128$2,869
10 years$5,302$4,792$4,327$3,903$3,517$2,331
11 years$4,771$4,266$3,809$3,397$3,025$1,909
12 years$4,328$3,829$3,381$2,979$2,621$1,574
13 years$3,954$3,460$3,020$2,630$2,286$1,304
14 years$3,634$3,145$2,714$2,335$2,004$1,085
15 years$3,357$2,873$2,450$2,082$1,764$905
16 years$3,115$2,636$2,221$1,864$1,559$758
17 years$2,901$2,428$2,021$1,675$1,383$636
18 years$2,711$2,244$1,845$1,510$1,229$534
19 years$2,542$2,079$1,689$1,364$1,096$450
20 years$2,389$1,932$1,550$1,236$979$379
21 years$2,252$1,800$1,426$1,121$876$320
22 years$2,127$1,680$1,314$1,020$785$270
23 years$2,013$1,571$1,214$928$705$229
24 years$1,908$1,472$1,122$847$633$193
25 years$1,812$1,382$1,039$773$570$164
26 years$1,724$1,298$964$707$513$139
27 years$1,643$1,222$895$647$463$117
28 years$1,567$1,151$832$593$418$99
29 years$1,497$1,086$774$544$377$84
30 years$1,431$1,026$721$499$341$71
31 years$1,370$970$673$458$308$61
32 years$1,313$918$627$421$279$51
33 years$1,259$869$586$387$252$44
34 years$1,209$824$547$356$228$37
35 years$1,161$781$512$328$207$31
36 years$1,117$741$479$302$187$27
37 years$1,074$704$448$278$170$23
38 years$1,035$669$420$257$154$19
39 years$997$636$393$237$140$16
40 years$961$605$369$218$127$14
41 years$927$576$346$201$115$12
42 years$895$549$324$186$104$10
43 years$864$523$304$172$95$8
44 years$835$499$286$158$86$7
45 years$807$475$268$146$78$6
46 years$781$454$252$135$71$5
47 years$756$433$237$125$64$4
48 years$732$413$222$115$58$4
49 years$708$395$209$107$53$3
50 years$686$377$196$99$48$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $703,000, adding $3,789 every year, while hoping to spend $25,113 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: 59/34/7 Blend
52$703,000$703,000$703,000$703,000
53$778,614$741,355$730,459$823,187
54$831,313$750,962$728,209$863,139
55$888,545$760,197$725,042$903,482
56$950,747$769,017$720,901$946,839
57$1,018,398$777,373$715,726$993,501
58$1,092,025$785,215$709,454$1,043,788
59$1,172,209$792,489$702,019$1,098,054
60$1,259,590$799,136$693,351$1,156,689
61$1,354,869$805,095$683,380$1,220,122
62$1,458,821$810,300$672,028$1,288,828
63$1,572,298$814,681$659,218$1,363,329
64$1,696,237$818,165$644,866$1,444,204
65$1,831,669$820,671$628,885$1,532,088
66$1,979,732$822,117$611,186$1,627,684
67$2,141,676$822,412$591,672$1,731,767
68$2,318,878$821,462$570,244$1,845,191
69$2,512,856$819,166$546,800$1,968,900
70$2,725,280$815,417$521,230$2,103,933
71$2,957,988$810,102$493,421$2,251,437
72$3,213,006$803,100$463,254$2,412,678
73$3,492,566$794,285$430,606$2,589,052
74$3,799,123$783,520$395,346$2,782,100
75$4,135,384$770,663$357,341$2,993,519
76$4,504,329$755,562$316,448$3,225,183
77$4,909,241$738,055$272,519$3,479,158
78$5,353,737$717,973$225,402$3,757,725
79$5,841,799$695,135$174,934$4,063,398
80$6,377,816$669,350$120,948$4,398,948
81$6,966,622$640,417$63,268$4,767,435
82$7,613,542$608,121$1,712$5,172,231
83$8,324,441$572,238$0$5,617,057
84$9,105,784$532,527$0$6,110,793
85$9,964,689$488,735$0$6,653,632
86$10,909,001$440,597$0$7,250,450
87$11,947,362$387,829$0$7,906,767
88$13,089,293$330,134$0$8,628,667
89$14,345,286$267,195$0$9,422,857
90$15,726,898$198,680$0$10,296,734
91$17,246,863$124,238$0$11,258,452
92$18,919,214$43,496$0$12,317,002
93$20,759,409$0$0$13,482,294
94$22,784,483$0$0$14,781,696
95$25,013,204$0$0$16,229,748
96$27,466,252$0$0$17,823,621
97$30,166,416$0$0$19,578,130
98$33,138,802$0$0$21,509,599
99$36,411,077$0$0$23,636,014
100$40,013,725$0$0$25,977,195