Can I retire at age 53 with 738,000?

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 $738,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$60,943$60,400$59,871$59,354$58,849$57,520
2 years$30,170$29,608$29,064$28,536$28,023$26,691
3 years$19,914$19,349$18,806$18,283$17,779$16,486
4 years$14,786$14,224$13,686$13,172$12,680$11,436
5 years$11,711$11,152$10,621$10,117$9,639$8,447
6 years$9,661$9,106$8,583$8,091$7,627$6,488
7 years$8,198$7,647$7,133$6,652$6,203$5,118
8 years$7,100$6,555$6,049$5,580$5,146$4,114
9 years$6,248$5,707$5,210$4,753$4,334$3,354
10 years$5,566$5,031$4,542$4,097$3,693$2,765
11 years$5,008$4,479$3,999$3,566$3,176$2,298
12 years$4,544$4,020$3,549$3,128$2,752$1,923
13 years$4,151$3,633$3,171$2,761$2,400$1,618
14 years$3,815$3,302$2,849$2,451$2,104$1,368
15 years$3,524$3,016$2,572$2,186$1,852$1,160
16 years$3,270$2,768$2,332$1,957$1,637$987
17 years$3,045$2,549$2,122$1,759$1,451$842
18 years$2,846$2,355$1,937$1,585$1,291$720
19 years$2,668$2,183$1,773$1,432$1,150$617
20 years$2,508$2,028$1,628$1,297$1,027$529
21 years$2,364$1,889$1,497$1,177$919$454
22 years$2,232$1,764$1,380$1,070$824$391
23 years$2,113$1,649$1,274$975$740$336
24 years$2,003$1,545$1,178$889$665$290
25 years$1,903$1,450$1,091$812$598$250
26 years$1,810$1,363$1,012$742$539$215
27 years$1,724$1,283$940$679$486$186
28 years$1,645$1,209$874$623$438$161
29 years$1,571$1,140$813$571$396$139
30 years$1,502$1,077$757$524$358$120
31 years$1,438$1,018$706$481$323$104
32 years$1,378$963$659$442$293$90
33 years$1,322$912$615$407$265$77
34 years$1,269$865$575$374$240$67
35 years$1,219$820$537$344$217$58
36 years$1,172$778$503$317$197$50
37 years$1,128$739$470$292$178$43
38 years$1,086$703$441$269$162$37
39 years$1,046$668$413$248$147$32
40 years$1,009$636$387$229$133$28
41 years$973$605$363$211$121$24
42 years$940$576$340$195$109$21
43 years$907$549$319$180$99$18
44 years$877$523$300$166$90$16
45 years$848$499$281$154$82$14
46 years$820$476$264$142$74$12
47 years$793$454$248$131$67$10
48 years$768$434$233$121$61$9
49 years$744$414$219$112$56$8
50 years$721$396$206$103$51$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $738,000, adding $6,867 every year, while hoping to spend $43,540 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: 73/18/9 Blend
52$738,000$738,000$738,000$738,000
53$820,359$781,245$769,806$878,453
54$857,710$773,200$749,269$909,680
55$897,411$763,301$726,584$937,764
56$939,656$751,412$701,633$967,313
57$984,657$737,388$674,295$998,458
58$1,032,647$721,075$644,439$1,031,345
59$1,083,880$702,311$611,930$1,066,136
60$1,138,635$680,923$576,629$1,103,009
61$1,197,217$656,730$538,387$1,142,162
62$1,259,961$629,538$497,051$1,183,815
63$1,327,235$599,143$452,461$1,228,208
64$1,399,442$565,330$404,447$1,275,612
65$1,477,024$527,870$352,835$1,326,321
66$1,560,467$486,522$297,441$1,380,665
67$1,650,304$441,030$238,074$1,439,006
68$1,747,120$391,126$174,535$1,501,746
69$1,851,559$336,523$106,614$1,569,330
70$1,964,326$276,922$34,095$1,642,248
71$2,086,199$212,003$0$1,721,045
72$2,218,031$141,431$0$1,810,478
73$2,360,760$64,850$0$1,910,821
74$2,515,416$0$0$2,019,552
75$2,683,134$0$0$2,141,099
76$2,865,160$0$0$2,286,984
77$3,062,865$0$0$2,445,466
78$3,277,758$0$0$2,617,757
79$3,511,499$0$0$2,805,191
80$3,765,913$0$0$3,009,237
81$4,043,008$0$0$3,231,510
82$4,344,996$0$0$3,473,788
83$4,674,309$0$0$3,738,027
84$5,033,625$0$0$4,026,381
85$5,425,891$0$0$4,341,219
86$5,854,351$0$0$4,685,152
87$6,322,577$0$0$5,061,052
88$6,834,502$0$0$5,472,081
89$7,394,454$0$0$5,921,721
90$8,007,200$0$0$6,413,806
91$8,677,990$0$0$6,952,558
92$9,412,603$0$0$7,542,626
93$10,217,404$0$0$8,189,129
94$11,099,404$0$0$8,897,706
95$12,066,322$0$0$9,674,566
96$13,126,661$0$0$10,526,549
97$14,289,787$0$0$11,461,187
98$15,566,014$0$0$12,486,778
99$16,966,704$0$0$13,612,460
100$18,504,372$0$0$14,848,301