Can I retire at age 53 with 773,000?

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:
0%
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 $773,000?

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$63,834$63,265$62,710$62,169$61,640$59,691
2 years$31,601$31,012$30,442$29,889$29,352$27,406
3 years$20,858$20,267$19,698$19,150$18,622$16,740
4 years$15,488$14,898$14,335$13,797$13,282$11,478
5 years$12,266$11,680$11,125$10,597$10,096$8,376
6 years$10,119$9,538$8,990$8,475$7,989$6,354
7 years$8,586$8,010$7,471$6,967$6,497$4,947
8 years$7,437$6,866$6,336$5,845$5,390$3,923
9 years$6,544$5,978$5,457$4,978$4,539$3,154
10 years$5,830$5,269$4,758$4,291$3,868$2,563
11 years$5,246$4,691$4,189$3,735$3,326$2,099
12 years$4,759$4,210$3,717$3,276$2,882$1,730
13 years$4,348$3,805$3,321$2,892$2,514$1,434
14 years$3,996$3,459$2,984$2,567$2,203$1,193
15 years$3,691$3,160$2,694$2,290$1,940$996
16 years$3,425$2,899$2,443$2,050$1,715$833
17 years$3,190$2,670$2,223$1,842$1,520$699
18 years$2,981$2,467$2,029$1,660$1,352$588
19 years$2,795$2,286$1,858$1,500$1,205$495
20 years$2,627$2,125$1,705$1,359$1,076$417
21 years$2,476$1,979$1,568$1,233$963$352
22 years$2,338$1,847$1,445$1,121$863$297
23 years$2,213$1,728$1,334$1,021$775$251
24 years$2,098$1,619$1,234$931$697$213
25 years$1,993$1,519$1,143$850$627$180
26 years$1,896$1,428$1,060$778$565$152
27 years$1,806$1,344$984$712$509$129
28 years$1,723$1,266$915$652$459$109
29 years$1,646$1,194$852$598$415$93
30 years$1,573$1,128$793$549$375$79
31 years$1,506$1,066$739$504$339$67
32 years$1,443$1,009$690$463$306$56
33 years$1,384$956$644$426$277$48
34 years$1,329$906$602$392$251$41
35 years$1,277$859$563$361$227$34
36 years$1,228$815$526$332$206$29
37 years$1,181$774$493$306$187$25
38 years$1,138$736$461$282$169$21
39 years$1,096$700$432$260$154$18
40 years$1,057$666$405$240$139$15
41 years$1,020$634$380$221$126$13
42 years$984$604$356$204$115$11
43 years$950$575$334$189$104$9
44 years$918$548$314$174$94$8
45 years$888$523$295$161$86$7
46 years$859$499$277$149$78$6
47 years$831$476$260$137$71$5
48 years$804$454$244$127$64$4
49 years$779$434$230$117$58$3
50 years$755$414$216$108$53$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $773,000, adding $4,170 every year, while hoping to spend $43,732 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: 48/45/7 Blend
52$773,000$773,000$773,000$773,000
53$856,147$815,178$803,197$895,464
54$896,944$808,592$783,573$916,244
55$940,436$800,216$761,827$933,830
56$986,852$789,919$737,840$951,897
57$1,036,444$777,557$711,490$970,502
58$1,089,485$762,981$682,649$989,709
59$1,146,277$746,032$651,182$1,009,594
60$1,207,150$726,540$616,949$1,030,242
61$1,272,466$704,328$579,805$1,051,749
62$1,342,624$679,207$539,594$1,074,225
63$1,418,060$650,976$496,159$1,097,797
64$1,499,252$619,424$449,330$1,122,604
65$1,586,727$584,327$398,934$1,148,809
66$1,681,063$545,449$344,789$1,176,590
67$1,782,895$502,539$286,702$1,206,154
68$1,892,920$455,333$224,477$1,237,728
69$2,011,905$403,552$157,904$1,271,573
70$2,140,693$346,899$86,767$1,307,978
71$2,280,209$285,063$10,839$1,347,271
72$2,431,473$217,714$0$1,389,816
73$2,595,604$144,503$0$1,441,268
74$2,773,835$65,062$0$1,498,048
75$2,967,520$0$0$1,559,878
76$3,178,149$0$0$1,637,751
77$3,407,362$0$0$1,757,629
78$3,656,964$0$0$1,888,250
79$3,928,940$0$0$2,030,661
80$4,225,475$0$0$2,186,017
81$4,548,974$0$0$2,355,589
82$4,902,084$0$0$2,540,774
83$5,287,717$0$0$2,743,114
84$5,709,083$0$0$2,964,302
85$6,169,711$0$0$3,206,206
86$6,673,490$0$0$3,470,879
87$7,224,700$0$0$3,760,584
88$7,828,055$0$0$4,077,814
89$8,488,744$0$0$4,425,310
90$9,212,485$0$0$4,806,095
91$10,005,570$0$0$5,223,497
92$10,874,932$0$0$5,681,180
93$11,828,206$0$0$6,183,180
94$12,873,801$0$0$6,733,944
95$14,020,979$0$0$7,338,368
96$15,279,942$0$0$8,001,847
97$16,661,927$0$0$8,730,322
98$18,179,313$0$0$9,530,338
99$19,845,734$0$0$10,409,106
100$21,676,213$0$0$11,374,569