Can I retire at age 53 with 745,000?

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 $745,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$61,521$60,973$60,439$59,917$59,407$57,437
2 years$30,456$29,889$29,339$28,806$28,289$26,323
3 years$20,102$19,533$18,984$18,456$17,948$16,048
4 years$14,927$14,359$13,816$13,297$12,801$10,981
5 years$11,822$11,257$10,722$10,213$9,731$7,997
6 years$9,753$9,192$8,665$8,168$7,700$6,053
7 years$8,275$7,720$7,200$6,715$6,262$4,701
8 years$7,168$6,617$6,106$5,633$5,195$3,720
9 years$6,307$5,762$5,260$4,798$4,375$2,984
10 years$5,619$5,079$4,585$4,136$3,728$2,418
11 years$5,056$4,521$4,037$3,600$3,206$1,975
12 years$4,587$4,058$3,583$3,157$2,778$1,624
13 years$4,191$3,667$3,201$2,787$2,423$1,342
14 years$3,851$3,333$2,876$2,474$2,124$1,113
15 years$3,558$3,045$2,597$2,207$1,870$927
16 years$3,301$2,794$2,354$1,976$1,653$773
17 years$3,074$2,573$2,142$1,775$1,465$647
18 years$2,873$2,378$1,956$1,600$1,303$542
19 years$2,694$2,203$1,790$1,446$1,161$455
20 years$2,532$2,048$1,643$1,309$1,037$382
21 years$2,386$1,907$1,511$1,188$928$322
22 years$2,254$1,780$1,393$1,080$832$271
23 years$2,133$1,665$1,286$984$747$228
24 years$2,022$1,560$1,189$897$671$192
25 years$1,921$1,464$1,102$820$604$162
26 years$1,827$1,376$1,022$749$544$137
27 years$1,741$1,295$949$686$491$116
28 years$1,660$1,220$882$628$443$98
29 years$1,586$1,151$821$576$400$83
30 years$1,516$1,087$764$529$361$70
31 years$1,452$1,028$713$486$327$59
32 years$1,391$972$665$446$295$50
33 years$1,334$921$621$411$267$42
34 years$1,281$873$580$378$242$36
35 years$1,231$828$542$348$219$30
36 years$1,183$786$507$320$199$25
37 years$1,139$746$475$295$180$22
38 years$1,096$709$445$272$163$18
39 years$1,056$674$417$251$148$15
40 years$1,019$642$391$231$134$13
41 years$983$611$366$213$122$11
42 years$948$582$343$197$110$9
43 years$916$554$322$182$100$8
44 years$885$528$303$168$91$7
45 years$856$504$284$155$83$6
46 years$828$481$267$143$75$5
47 years$801$459$251$132$68$4
48 years$775$438$236$122$62$3
49 years$751$418$221$113$56$3
50 years$727$399$208$104$51$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $745,000, adding $2,312 every year, while hoping to spend $51,059 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: 84/8/8 Blend
52$745,000$745,000$745,000$745,000
53$823,375$783,890$772,342$891,603
54$853,033$767,974$743,889$920,602
55$884,004$749,567$712,772$945,312
56$916,370$728,493$678,847$970,862
57$950,216$704,566$641,965$997,303
58$985,636$677,588$601,969$1,024,693
59$1,022,732$647,350$558,696$1,053,095
60$1,061,613$613,633$511,975$1,082,579
61$1,102,399$576,202$461,627$1,113,220
62$1,145,219$534,811$407,467$1,145,102
63$1,190,213$489,199$349,299$1,178,318
64$1,237,535$439,089$286,920$1,212,968
65$1,287,349$384,191$220,118$1,249,166
66$1,339,838$324,195$148,671$1,287,033
67$1,395,198$258,777$72,347$1,326,708
68$1,453,643$187,592$0$1,368,338
69$1,515,408$110,278$0$1,412,868
70$1,580,748$26,450$0$1,466,343
71$1,649,942$0$0$1,522,806
72$1,723,294$0$0$1,588,163
73$1,801,138$0$0$1,659,999
74$1,883,837$0$0$1,736,323
75$1,971,789$0$0$1,817,502
76$2,065,430$0$0$1,903,939
77$2,165,237$0$0$1,996,077
78$2,271,731$0$0$2,094,397
79$2,385,486$0$0$2,199,430
80$2,507,128$0$0$2,311,755
81$2,637,345$0$0$2,432,009
82$2,776,890$0$0$2,560,889
83$2,926,590$0$0$2,699,161
84$3,087,354$0$0$2,847,664
85$3,260,176$0$0$3,007,320
86$3,446,150$0$0$3,179,140
87$3,646,477$0$0$3,364,235
88$3,862,475$0$0$3,563,826
89$4,095,593$0$0$3,779,254
90$4,347,422$0$0$4,011,990
91$4,619,711$0$0$4,263,654
92$4,914,382$0$0$4,536,024
93$5,233,548$0$0$4,831,057
94$5,579,534$0$0$5,150,903
95$5,954,893$0$0$5,497,925
96$6,362,435$0$0$5,874,726
97$6,805,251$0$0$6,284,164
98$7,286,741$0$0$6,729,387
99$7,810,644$0$0$7,213,856
100$8,381,077$0$0$7,741,380