Can I retire at age 53 with 750,000?

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 $750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$61,934$61,383$60,844$60,319$59,806$58,101
2 years$30,661$30,090$29,536$29,000$28,479$26,775
3 years$20,237$19,664$19,112$18,580$18,068$16,418
4 years$15,027$14,455$13,909$13,386$12,886$11,303
5 years$11,901$11,333$10,794$10,282$9,796$8,283
6 years$9,818$9,254$8,723$8,222$7,751$6,311
7 years$8,331$7,772$7,249$6,760$6,304$4,936
8 years$7,216$6,662$6,147$5,671$5,230$3,933
9 years$6,349$5,800$5,295$4,830$4,404$3,178
10 years$5,656$5,113$4,616$4,164$3,753$2,595
11 years$5,090$4,551$4,064$3,624$3,227$2,136
12 years$4,618$4,085$3,607$3,179$2,797$1,770
13 years$4,219$3,692$3,222$2,806$2,439$1,475
14 years$3,877$3,356$2,895$2,491$2,138$1,234
15 years$3,581$3,066$2,614$2,222$1,882$1,035
16 years$3,323$2,813$2,370$1,989$1,664$872
17 years$3,095$2,590$2,157$1,787$1,475$736
18 years$2,892$2,394$1,969$1,611$1,312$622
19 years$2,712$2,218$1,802$1,455$1,169$527
20 years$2,549$2,061$1,654$1,318$1,044$447
21 years$2,402$1,920$1,521$1,196$934$379
22 years$2,269$1,792$1,402$1,088$838$322
23 years$2,147$1,676$1,295$991$752$274
24 years$2,036$1,571$1,197$903$676$234
25 years$1,934$1,474$1,109$825$608$199
26 years$1,839$1,385$1,029$754$548$170
27 years$1,752$1,304$955$691$494$145
28 years$1,672$1,228$888$633$446$123
29 years$1,597$1,159$826$580$402$105
30 years$1,527$1,094$770$532$364$90
31 years$1,461$1,035$717$489$329$77
32 years$1,400$979$669$449$297$65
33 years$1,343$927$625$413$269$56
34 years$1,289$879$584$380$244$48
35 years$1,239$833$546$350$221$41
36 years$1,191$791$511$322$200$35
37 years$1,146$751$478$297$181$30
38 years$1,104$714$448$274$164$25
39 years$1,063$679$419$252$149$22
40 years$1,025$646$393$233$135$19
41 years$989$615$369$215$123$16
42 years$955$586$346$198$111$14
43 years$922$558$324$183$101$12
44 years$891$532$305$169$92$10
45 years$861$507$286$156$83$8
46 years$833$484$269$144$76$7
47 years$806$462$252$133$69$6
48 years$780$441$237$123$62$5
49 years$756$421$223$114$57$5
50 years$732$402$210$105$51$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $750,000, adding $3,470 every year, while hoping to spend $30,771 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: 60/14/26 Blend
52$750,000$750,000$750,000$750,000
53$830,079$790,329$778,704$873,887
54$882,007$796,315$772,051$910,101
55$938,201$801,563$764,143$945,981
56$999,062$806,005$754,907$984,475
57$1,065,034$809,566$744,263$1,025,843
58$1,136,603$812,171$732,132$1,070,374
59$1,214,304$813,735$718,426$1,118,387
60$1,298,727$814,172$703,057$1,170,234
61$1,390,519$813,388$685,931$1,226,305
62$1,490,392$811,284$666,950$1,287,030
63$1,599,130$807,755$646,012$1,352,884
64$1,717,596$802,691$623,008$1,424,394
65$1,846,740$795,971$597,827$1,502,138
66$1,987,606$787,472$570,353$1,586,759
67$2,141,343$777,060$540,461$1,678,964
68$2,309,219$764,594$508,025$1,779,535
69$2,492,625$749,925$472,910$1,889,336
70$2,693,097$732,896$434,977$2,009,320
71$2,912,323$713,338$394,079$2,140,540
72$3,152,163$691,074$350,063$2,284,159
73$3,414,664$665,917$302,771$2,441,461
74$3,702,081$637,669$252,035$2,613,862
75$4,016,897$606,118$197,682$2,802,927
76$4,361,846$571,044$139,530$3,010,382
77$4,739,940$532,210$77,389$3,238,133
78$5,154,494$489,369$11,063$3,488,284
79$5,609,162$442,258$0$3,763,155
80$6,107,967$390,599$0$4,081,876
81$6,655,340$334,098$0$4,435,058
82$7,256,162$272,447$0$4,822,810
83$7,915,811$205,317$0$5,248,640
84$8,640,208$132,362$0$5,716,411
85$9,435,880$53,218$0$6,230,383
86$10,310,012$0$0$6,795,253
87$11,270,523$0$0$7,421,202
88$12,326,137$0$0$8,118,201
89$13,486,463$0$0$8,884,406
90$14,762,089$0$0$9,726,815
91$16,164,678$0$0$10,653,140
92$17,707,083$0$0$11,671,877
93$19,403,461$0$0$12,792,387
94$21,269,414$0$0$14,024,984
95$23,322,127$0$0$15,381,030
96$25,580,540$0$0$16,873,046
97$28,065,516$0$0$18,514,827
98$30,800,046$0$0$20,321,573
99$33,809,462$0$0$22,310,030
100$37,121,674$0$0$24,498,654