Can I retire at age 53 with 796,000?

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 $796,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$65,733$65,147$64,576$64,019$63,474$63,048
2 years$32,541$31,935$31,348$30,778$30,226$29,796
3 years$21,479$20,870$20,284$19,720$19,176$18,756
4 years$15,948$15,342$14,762$14,207$13,677$13,269
5 years$12,631$12,028$11,456$10,912$10,397$10,004
6 years$10,420$9,822$9,258$8,727$8,227$7,848
7 years$8,842$8,248$7,693$7,175$6,691$6,327
8 years$7,659$7,070$6,525$6,019$5,550$5,201
9 years$6,739$6,156$5,620$5,127$4,674$4,340
10 years$6,003$5,426$4,899$4,419$3,983$3,663
11 years$5,402$4,831$4,313$3,846$3,425$3,120
12 years$4,901$4,336$3,828$3,373$2,968$2,677
13 years$4,478$3,918$3,420$2,978$2,588$2,311
14 years$4,115$3,562$3,073$2,644$2,269$2,005
15 years$3,801$3,254$2,774$2,358$1,998$1,746
16 years$3,527$2,985$2,515$2,111$1,766$1,527
17 years$3,285$2,749$2,289$1,897$1,566$1,339
18 years$3,070$2,540$2,089$1,709$1,392$1,178
19 years$2,878$2,354$1,913$1,545$1,241$1,038
20 years$2,705$2,188$1,755$1,399$1,108$916
21 years$2,549$2,038$1,615$1,270$992$811
22 years$2,408$1,902$1,488$1,154$889$718
23 years$2,279$1,779$1,374$1,051$798$637
24 years$2,161$1,667$1,271$959$717$566
25 years$2,052$1,564$1,177$876$645$503
26 years$1,952$1,470$1,092$801$581$447
27 years$1,860$1,384$1,014$733$524$398
28 years$1,774$1,304$942$671$473$355
29 years$1,694$1,230$877$616$427$316
30 years$1,620$1,162$817$565$386$282
31 years$1,551$1,098$761$519$349$252
32 years$1,486$1,039$710$477$316$225
33 years$1,426$984$663$439$286$201
34 years$1,368$933$620$404$259$180
35 years$1,315$885$579$372$234$160
36 years$1,264$840$542$342$212$143
37 years$1,217$797$507$315$192$128
38 years$1,171$758$475$291$174$115
39 years$1,129$721$445$268$158$103
40 years$1,088$686$417$247$143$92
41 years$1,050$653$391$228$130$82
42 years$1,013$622$367$210$118$74
43 years$979$592$344$194$107$66
44 years$946$564$323$179$97$59
45 years$914$538$304$166$88$53
46 years$884$513$285$153$80$47
47 years$856$490$268$141$73$42
48 years$828$468$252$131$66$38
49 years$802$447$237$121$60$34
50 years$777$427$222$112$55$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $796,000, adding $2,357 every year, while hoping to spend $38,293 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: 80/6/14 Blend
52$796,000$796,000$796,000$796,000
53$879,623$837,435$825,097$947,350
54$928,601$837,726$811,995$992,504
55$981,292$836,748$797,169$1,036,864
56$1,038,033$834,398$780,524$1,084,449
57$1,099,196$830,567$761,955$1,135,564
58$1,165,189$825,140$741,356$1,190,548
59$1,236,461$817,994$718,614$1,249,770
60$1,313,503$808,999$693,611$1,313,640
61$1,396,858$798,018$666,224$1,382,610
62$1,487,121$784,904$636,326$1,457,177
63$1,584,945$769,502$603,781$1,537,887
64$1,691,051$751,649$568,449$1,625,346
65$1,806,230$731,172$530,184$1,720,218
66$1,931,351$707,885$488,831$1,823,237
67$2,067,373$681,596$444,231$1,935,213
68$2,215,349$652,097$396,216$2,057,035
69$2,376,437$619,172$344,611$2,189,688
70$2,551,912$582,590$289,234$2,334,254
71$2,743,177$542,108$229,894$2,491,928
72$2,951,777$497,467$166,392$2,664,026
73$3,179,412$448,396$98,519$2,852,000
74$3,427,951$394,607$26,059$3,057,449
75$3,699,456$335,796$0$3,282,138
76$3,996,191$271,641$0$3,535,669
77$4,320,655$201,804$0$3,817,180
78$4,675,595$125,926$0$4,125,174
79$5,064,038$43,628$0$4,462,295
80$5,489,314$0$0$4,831,455
81$5,955,094$0$0$5,238,866
82$6,465,419$0$0$5,688,417
83$7,024,738$0$0$6,181,151
84$7,637,954$0$0$6,721,388
85$8,310,462$0$0$7,313,887
86$9,048,210$0$0$7,963,888
87$9,857,746$0$0$8,677,165
88$10,746,283$0$0$9,460,076
89$11,721,767$0$0$10,319,626
90$12,792,950$0$0$11,263,531
91$13,969,474$0$0$12,300,291
92$15,261,960$0$0$13,439,268
93$16,682,109$0$0$14,690,778
94$18,242,812$0$0$16,066,183
95$19,958,268$0$0$17,578,004
96$21,844,124$0$0$19,240,033
97$23,917,616$0$0$21,067,464
98$26,197,733$0$0$23,077,039
99$28,705,399$0$0$25,287,203
100$31,463,665$0$0$27,718,276