Can I retire at age 53 with 775,000?

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 $775,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$63,999$63,429$62,873$62,330$61,800$60,626
2 years$31,683$31,093$30,521$29,966$29,428$28,251
3 years$20,912$20,319$19,749$19,200$18,671$17,525
4 years$15,528$14,937$14,372$13,832$13,316$12,212
5 years$12,298$11,711$11,153$10,624$10,123$9,063
6 years$10,145$9,563$9,014$8,496$8,010$6,996
7 years$8,609$8,031$7,490$6,985$6,514$5,546
8 years$7,456$6,884$6,352$5,860$5,404$4,482
9 years$6,561$5,994$5,471$4,991$4,551$3,674
10 years$5,845$5,283$4,770$4,303$3,878$3,045
11 years$5,259$4,703$4,199$3,745$3,335$2,545
12 years$4,772$4,221$3,727$3,284$2,890$2,143
13 years$4,359$3,815$3,330$2,900$2,520$1,814
14 years$4,006$3,468$2,992$2,574$2,209$1,542
15 years$3,701$3,168$2,701$2,296$1,945$1,317
16 years$3,434$2,906$2,449$2,055$1,719$1,128
17 years$3,198$2,677$2,229$1,847$1,524$968
18 years$2,989$2,473$2,034$1,664$1,355$833
19 years$2,802$2,292$1,862$1,504$1,208$718
20 years$2,634$2,130$1,709$1,362$1,079$621
21 years$2,482$1,984$1,572$1,236$966$537
22 years$2,344$1,852$1,449$1,124$866$465
23 years$2,219$1,732$1,338$1,024$777$403
24 years$2,104$1,623$1,237$934$698$349
25 years$1,998$1,523$1,146$853$628$303
26 years$1,901$1,431$1,063$780$566$264
27 years$1,811$1,347$987$714$510$229
28 years$1,727$1,269$917$654$460$199
29 years$1,650$1,198$854$600$416$173
30 years$1,578$1,131$795$550$376$151
31 years$1,510$1,069$741$505$340$131
32 years$1,447$1,012$692$464$307$114
33 years$1,388$958$646$427$278$100
34 years$1,332$908$603$393$252$87
35 years$1,280$861$564$362$228$76
36 years$1,231$817$528$333$207$66
37 years$1,184$776$494$307$187$58
38 years$1,140$738$463$283$170$50
39 years$1,099$702$433$261$154$44
40 years$1,060$667$406$241$140$38
41 years$1,022$635$381$222$127$33
42 years$987$605$357$205$115$29
43 years$953$577$335$189$104$25
44 years$921$550$315$175$95$22
45 years$890$524$296$161$86$19
46 years$861$500$278$149$78$17
47 years$833$477$261$138$71$15
48 years$807$455$245$127$64$13
49 years$781$435$230$118$58$11
50 years$757$415$217$109$53$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $775,000, adding $3,171 every year, while hoping to spend $35,862 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: 55/38/7 Blend
52$775,000$775,000$775,000$775,000
53$857,321$816,246$804,233$902,924
54$906,611$818,085$793,018$935,913
55$959,726$818,812$780,226$967,564
56$1,017,020$818,336$765,765$1,001,148
57$1,078,878$816,557$749,540$1,036,857
58$1,145,727$813,371$731,453$1,074,897
59$1,218,034$808,669$711,399$1,115,502
60$1,296,312$802,333$689,270$1,158,928
61$1,381,128$794,239$664,952$1,205,460
62$1,473,101$784,254$638,326$1,255,414
63$1,572,915$772,240$609,268$1,309,139
64$1,681,320$758,049$577,647$1,367,021
65$1,799,145$741,523$543,328$1,429,491
66$1,927,297$722,496$506,168$1,497,021
67$2,066,776$700,794$466,020$1,570,138
68$2,218,683$676,229$422,728$1,649,424
69$2,384,230$648,605$376,130$1,735,522
70$2,564,748$617,714$326,058$1,829,146
71$2,761,706$583,334$272,333$1,931,083
72$2,976,716$545,234$214,773$2,042,206
73$3,211,557$503,167$153,184$2,163,480
74$3,468,185$456,871$87,364$2,295,973
75$3,748,754$406,072$17,105$2,440,866
76$4,055,636$350,478$0$2,599,464
77$4,391,441$289,782$0$2,777,533
78$4,759,046$223,660$0$2,973,992
79$5,161,617$151,767$0$3,189,344
80$5,602,640$73,741$0$3,425,558
81$6,085,955$0$0$3,684,809
82$6,615,791$0$0$3,974,014
83$7,196,807$0$0$4,325,039
84$7,834,132$0$0$4,710,157
85$8,533,416$0$0$5,132,793
86$9,300,883$0$0$5,596,717
87$10,143,389$0$0$6,106,083
88$11,068,487$0$0$6,665,466
89$12,084,494$0$0$7,279,909
90$13,200,575$0$0$7,954,964
91$14,426,825$0$0$8,696,748
92$15,774,366$0$0$9,512,002
93$17,255,451$0$0$10,408,149
94$18,883,577$0$0$11,393,369
95$20,673,617$0$0$12,476,675
96$22,641,953$0$0$13,667,995
97$24,806,639$0$0$14,978,270
98$27,187,561$0$0$16,419,550
99$29,806,633$0$0$18,005,116
100$32,687,997$0$0$19,749,600