Can I retire at age 53 with 741,000?

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 $741,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$61,191$60,646$60,114$59,595$59,088$57,801
2 years$30,293$29,728$29,182$28,652$28,137$26,847
3 years$19,994$19,428$18,882$18,357$17,851$16,598
4 years$14,846$14,282$13,742$13,225$12,732$11,525
5 years$11,758$11,197$10,664$10,158$9,679$8,522
6 years$9,700$9,143$8,618$8,124$7,658$6,553
7 years$8,231$7,678$7,162$6,679$6,228$5,175
8 years$7,129$6,582$6,074$5,603$5,167$4,165
9 years$6,273$5,731$5,231$4,772$4,351$3,400
10 years$5,588$5,051$4,561$4,114$3,708$2,805
11 years$5,029$4,497$4,015$3,580$3,189$2,335
12 years$4,562$4,036$3,563$3,140$2,763$1,956
13 years$4,168$3,647$3,184$2,772$2,410$1,648
14 years$3,831$3,315$2,861$2,461$2,112$1,395
15 years$3,538$3,029$2,583$2,195$1,860$1,185
16 years$3,283$2,779$2,342$1,965$1,644$1,010
17 years$3,058$2,559$2,131$1,766$1,457$863
18 years$2,858$2,365$1,945$1,591$1,296$739
19 years$2,679$2,192$1,781$1,438$1,155$634
20 years$2,518$2,037$1,634$1,302$1,032$544
21 years$2,373$1,897$1,503$1,182$923$468
22 years$2,242$1,771$1,385$1,075$828$403
23 years$2,121$1,656$1,279$979$743$348
24 years$2,011$1,552$1,183$893$668$300
25 years$1,910$1,456$1,096$815$601$259
26 years$1,817$1,369$1,016$745$541$224
27 years$1,731$1,288$944$682$488$193
28 years$1,652$1,214$877$625$440$167
29 years$1,577$1,145$816$573$398$145
30 years$1,508$1,081$760$526$359$125
31 years$1,444$1,022$709$483$325$108
32 years$1,384$967$661$444$294$94
33 years$1,327$916$618$408$266$81
34 years$1,274$868$577$376$241$70
35 years$1,224$823$539$346$218$61
36 years$1,177$782$505$319$198$53
37 years$1,132$742$472$293$179$46
38 years$1,090$705$442$270$162$40
39 years$1,051$671$414$249$147$34
40 years$1,013$638$388$230$134$30
41 years$977$608$364$212$121$26
42 years$943$579$342$196$110$22
43 years$911$551$321$181$100$19
44 years$880$525$301$167$91$17
45 years$851$501$283$154$82$15
46 years$823$478$265$142$75$13
47 years$797$456$249$132$68$11
48 years$771$435$234$122$62$10
49 years$747$416$220$112$56$8
50 years$723$397$207$104$51$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $741,000, adding $6,322 every year, while hoping to spend $30,129 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: 62/26/12 Blend
52$741,000$741,000$741,000$741,000
53$823,103$783,830$772,345$871,423
54$875,003$790,181$766,161$910,935
55$931,186$795,833$758,761$950,026
56$992,059$800,720$750,071$991,955
57$1,058,066$804,773$740,015$1,036,998
58$1,129,697$807,915$728,515$1,085,459
59$1,207,492$810,069$715,486$1,137,675
60$1,292,043$811,149$700,841$1,194,016
61$1,384,002$811,065$684,489$1,254,892
62$1,484,085$809,723$666,335$1,320,756
63$1,593,084$807,021$646,279$1,392,107
64$1,711,865$802,852$624,216$1,469,496
65$1,841,384$797,101$600,037$1,553,533
66$1,982,695$789,648$573,627$1,644,887
67$2,136,954$780,365$544,868$1,744,302
68$2,305,436$769,116$513,634$1,852,594
69$2,489,544$755,756$479,794$1,970,669
70$2,690,824$740,134$443,214$2,099,522
71$2,910,975$722,089$403,749$2,240,255
72$3,151,871$701,447$361,251$2,394,082
73$3,415,574$678,030$315,565$2,562,342
74$3,704,354$651,645$266,528$2,746,516
75$4,020,712$622,090$213,970$2,948,236
76$4,367,402$589,149$157,715$3,169,302
77$4,747,456$552,597$97,578$3,411,703
78$5,164,215$512,193$33,365$3,677,630
79$5,621,358$467,683$0$3,969,505
80$6,122,937$418,800$0$4,294,498
81$6,673,415$365,259$0$4,655,905
82$7,277,709$306,762$0$5,052,725
83$7,941,234$242,993$0$5,488,574
84$8,669,957$173,617$0$5,967,435
85$9,470,449$98,280$0$6,493,704
86$10,349,950$16,611$0$7,072,224
87$11,316,436$0$0$7,708,337
88$12,378,694$0$0$8,428,471
89$13,546,403$0$0$9,225,378
90$14,830,229$0$0$10,101,593
91$16,241,921$0$0$11,065,140
92$17,794,424$0$0$12,124,865
93$19,502,001$0$0$13,290,510
94$21,380,366$0$0$14,572,812
95$23,446,833$0$0$15,983,599
96$25,720,478$0$0$17,535,904
97$28,222,321$0$0$19,244,086
98$30,975,519$0$0$21,123,967
99$34,005,591$0$0$23,192,981
100$37,340,653$0$0$25,470,337