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%16.7%
1 years$65,568$64,984$64,414$63,858$63,315$61,584
2 years$32,459$31,855$31,269$30,701$30,150$28,419
3 years$21,425$20,817$20,233$19,670$19,128$17,451
4 years$15,908$15,303$14,724$14,171$13,642$12,032
5 years$12,599$11,998$11,427$10,885$10,371$8,832
6 years$10,394$9,797$9,235$8,705$8,206$6,740
7 years$8,820$8,228$7,674$7,157$6,674$5,280
8 years$7,639$7,053$6,508$6,004$5,536$4,215
9 years$6,722$6,141$5,605$5,114$4,663$3,412
10 years$5,988$5,413$4,887$4,408$3,973$2,791
11 years$5,388$4,818$4,302$3,836$3,417$2,302
12 years$4,889$4,325$3,818$3,365$2,961$1,911
13 years$4,466$3,908$3,411$2,971$2,582$1,596
14 years$4,105$3,553$3,065$2,637$2,263$1,337
15 years$3,791$3,245$2,767$2,352$1,993$1,125
16 years$3,518$2,978$2,509$2,106$1,761$949
17 years$3,276$2,742$2,283$1,892$1,562$803
18 years$3,062$2,534$2,084$1,705$1,389$680
19 years$2,871$2,348$1,908$1,541$1,238$578
20 years$2,699$2,182$1,751$1,395$1,105$491
21 years$2,543$2,033$1,611$1,266$989$418
22 years$2,402$1,897$1,484$1,151$887$356
23 years$2,273$1,775$1,371$1,049$796$304
24 years$2,155$1,663$1,268$956$715$259
25 years$2,047$1,560$1,174$873$644$221
26 years$1,947$1,467$1,089$799$580$189
27 years$1,855$1,380$1,011$731$523$161
28 years$1,770$1,301$940$670$472$138
29 years$1,690$1,227$875$614$426$118
30 years$1,616$1,159$815$564$385$101
31 years$1,547$1,095$760$518$348$86
32 years$1,483$1,036$709$476$315$74
33 years$1,422$981$662$438$285$63
34 years$1,365$930$618$403$258$54
35 years$1,312$882$578$371$234$46
36 years$1,261$837$541$341$212$40
37 years$1,213$795$506$314$192$34
38 years$1,168$756$474$290$174$29
39 years$1,126$719$444$267$158$25
40 years$1,086$684$416$247$143$21
41 years$1,047$651$390$227$130$18
42 years$1,011$620$366$210$118$16
43 years$976$591$344$194$107$13
44 years$943$563$322$179$97$12
45 years$912$537$303$165$88$10
46 years$882$512$284$153$80$8
47 years$854$489$267$141$73$7
48 years$826$467$251$130$66$6
49 years$800$446$236$120$60$5
50 years$775$426$222$111$54$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $794,000, adding $3,915 every year, while hoping to spend $52,705 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: 43/39/18 Blend
52$794,000$794,000$794,000$794,000
53$879,026$836,944$824,637$912,066
54$912,609$821,877$796,185$920,671
55$947,851$804,305$765,013$924,505
56$984,866$784,049$730,975$927,551
57$1,023,776$760,922$693,917$929,763
58$1,064,717$734,723$653,678$931,094
59$1,107,834$705,240$610,092$931,493
60$1,153,286$672,250$562,984$930,913
61$1,201,247$635,515$512,169$929,305
62$1,251,905$594,786$457,457$926,620
63$1,305,466$549,797$398,649$922,811
64$1,362,155$500,269$335,535$917,832
65$1,422,217$445,905$267,898$911,636
66$1,485,921$386,392$195,511$904,181
67$1,553,561$321,401$118,135$895,426
68$1,625,455$250,581$35,525$885,335
69$1,701,956$173,564$0$873,876
70$1,783,448$89,961$0$871,129
71$1,870,350$0$0$874,903
72$1,963,123$0$0$878,683
73$2,062,272$0$0$924,041
74$2,168,350$0$0$972,632
75$2,281,964$0$0$1,024,741
76$2,403,778$0$0$1,080,681
77$2,534,522$0$0$1,140,796
78$2,674,997$0$0$1,205,465
79$2,826,082$0$0$1,275,102
80$2,988,742$0$0$1,350,162
81$3,164,037$0$0$1,431,146
82$3,353,131$0$0$1,518,603
83$3,557,303$0$0$1,613,137
84$3,777,959$0$0$1,715,412
85$4,016,642$0$0$1,826,158
86$4,275,051$0$0$1,946,177
87$4,555,053$0$0$2,076,351
88$4,858,698$0$0$2,217,650
89$5,188,245$0$0$2,371,142
90$5,546,176$0$0$2,537,999
91$5,935,220$0$0$2,719,513
92$6,358,382$0$0$2,917,104
93$6,818,966$0$0$3,132,336
94$7,320,609$0$0$3,366,930
95$7,867,312$0$0$3,622,777
96$8,463,478$0$0$3,901,961
97$9,113,955$0$0$4,206,777
98$9,824,077$0$0$4,539,749
99$10,599,718$0$0$4,903,656
100$11,447,342$0$0$5,301,559