Can I retire at age 53 with 794,000?

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 $794,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$65,568$64,984$64,414$63,858$63,315$60,971
2 years$32,459$31,855$31,269$30,701$30,150$27,815
3 years$21,425$20,817$20,233$19,670$19,128$16,876
4 years$15,908$15,303$14,724$14,171$13,642$11,490
5 years$12,599$11,998$11,427$10,885$10,371$8,323
6 years$10,394$9,797$9,235$8,705$8,206$6,265
7 years$8,820$8,228$7,674$7,157$6,674$4,839
8 years$7,639$7,053$6,508$6,004$5,536$3,806
9 years$6,722$6,141$5,605$5,114$4,663$3,034
10 years$5,988$5,413$4,887$4,408$3,973$2,443
11 years$5,388$4,818$4,302$3,836$3,417$1,983
12 years$4,889$4,325$3,818$3,365$2,961$1,620
13 years$4,466$3,908$3,411$2,971$2,582$1,329
14 years$4,105$3,553$3,065$2,637$2,263$1,095
15 years$3,791$3,245$2,767$2,352$1,993$905
16 years$3,518$2,978$2,509$2,106$1,761$750
17 years$3,276$2,742$2,283$1,892$1,562$623
18 years$3,062$2,534$2,084$1,705$1,389$518
19 years$2,871$2,348$1,908$1,541$1,238$431
20 years$2,699$2,182$1,751$1,395$1,105$360
21 years$2,543$2,033$1,611$1,266$989$300
22 years$2,402$1,897$1,484$1,151$887$251
23 years$2,273$1,775$1,371$1,049$796$210
24 years$2,155$1,663$1,268$956$715$175
25 years$2,047$1,560$1,174$873$644$147
26 years$1,947$1,467$1,089$799$580$123
27 years$1,855$1,380$1,011$731$523$103
28 years$1,770$1,301$940$670$472$86
29 years$1,690$1,227$875$614$426$72
30 years$1,616$1,159$815$564$385$61
31 years$1,547$1,095$760$518$348$51
32 years$1,483$1,036$709$476$315$43
33 years$1,422$981$662$438$285$36
34 years$1,365$930$618$403$258$30
35 years$1,312$882$578$371$234$25
36 years$1,261$837$541$341$212$21
37 years$1,213$795$506$314$192$18
38 years$1,168$756$474$290$174$15
39 years$1,126$719$444$267$158$12
40 years$1,086$684$416$247$143$10
41 years$1,047$651$390$227$130$9
42 years$1,011$620$366$210$118$7
43 years$976$591$344$194$107$6
44 years$943$563$322$179$97$5
45 years$912$537$303$165$88$4
46 years$882$512$284$153$80$4
47 years$854$489$267$141$73$3
48 years$826$467$251$130$66$3
49 years$800$446$236$120$60$2
50 years$775$426$222$111$54$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $794,000, adding $2,725 every year, while hoping to spend $35,613 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: 46/38/16 Blend
52$794,000$794,000$794,000$794,000
53$877,799$835,717$823,410$914,067
54$929,442$838,775$813,102$942,647
55$985,160$840,789$801,255$969,820
56$1,045,329$841,671$787,781$998,531
57$1,110,366$841,327$772,585$1,028,940
58$1,180,727$839,655$755,570$1,061,220
59$1,256,913$836,550$736,633$1,095,567
60$1,339,477$831,899$715,669$1,132,198
61$1,429,024$825,583$692,564$1,171,355
62$1,526,222$817,474$667,203$1,213,305
63$1,631,804$807,438$639,462$1,258,348
64$1,746,578$795,332$609,213$1,306,814
65$1,871,431$781,006$576,324$1,359,070
66$2,007,341$764,298$540,655$1,415,526
67$2,155,381$745,041$502,058$1,476,635
68$2,316,735$723,053$460,383$1,542,899
69$2,492,705$698,145$415,468$1,614,876
70$2,684,723$670,117$367,148$1,693,186
71$2,894,366$638,754$315,250$1,778,514
72$3,123,371$603,832$259,590$1,871,620
73$3,373,649$565,113$199,979$1,973,347
74$3,647,302$522,346$136,221$2,084,629
75$3,946,650$475,263$68,106$2,206,500
76$4,274,241$423,584$0$2,340,105
77$4,632,885$367,011$0$2,487,496
78$5,025,675$305,230$0$2,661,752
79$5,456,017$237,910$0$2,852,828
80$5,927,662$164,699$0$3,062,486
81$6,444,742$85,227$0$3,292,672
82$7,011,806$0$0$3,545,538
83$7,633,866$0$0$3,823,832
84$8,316,442$0$0$4,168,397
85$9,065,615$0$0$4,546,675
86$9,888,081$0$0$4,962,061
87$10,791,219$0$0$5,418,291
88$11,783,156$0$0$5,919,486
89$12,872,844$0$0$6,470,181
90$14,070,145$0$0$7,075,375
91$15,385,927$0$0$7,740,573
92$16,832,157$0$0$8,471,842
93$18,422,024$0$0$9,275,865
94$20,170,057$0$0$10,160,005
95$22,092,263$0$0$11,132,375
96$24,206,276$0$0$12,201,911
97$26,531,528$0$0$13,378,463
98$29,089,426$0$0$14,672,879
99$31,903,557$0$0$16,097,115
100$34,999,911$0$0$17,664,343