Can I retire at age 53 with 797,000?

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 $797,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$65,816$65,229$64,657$64,099$63,554$61,153
2 years$32,582$31,975$31,387$30,817$30,264$27,873
3 years$21,506$20,896$20,309$19,745$19,201$16,895
4 years$15,968$15,361$14,780$14,225$13,694$11,491
5 years$12,647$12,043$11,470$10,926$10,410$8,315
6 years$10,433$9,834$9,269$8,738$8,237$6,252
7 years$8,853$8,259$7,703$7,184$6,699$4,823
8 years$7,668$7,079$6,533$6,026$5,557$3,789
9 years$6,747$6,164$5,627$5,133$4,680$3,017
10 years$6,011$5,433$4,905$4,425$3,988$2,427
11 years$5,409$4,837$4,319$3,851$3,430$1,967
12 years$4,907$4,341$3,833$3,378$2,972$1,604
13 years$4,483$3,923$3,424$2,982$2,592$1,315
14 years$4,120$3,566$3,077$2,647$2,272$1,082
15 years$3,806$3,258$2,778$2,361$2,000$893
16 years$3,531$2,989$2,519$2,114$1,768$739
17 years$3,289$2,753$2,292$1,899$1,568$612
18 years$3,074$2,544$2,092$1,712$1,394$509
19 years$2,882$2,357$1,915$1,547$1,242$423
20 years$2,709$2,191$1,758$1,401$1,110$352
21 years$2,553$2,040$1,617$1,271$993$294
22 years$2,411$1,905$1,490$1,156$890$245
23 years$2,282$1,781$1,376$1,053$799$204
24 years$2,163$1,669$1,272$960$718$171
25 years$2,055$1,566$1,178$877$646$143
26 years$1,955$1,472$1,093$802$582$119
27 years$1,862$1,385$1,015$734$525$100
28 years$1,776$1,305$944$672$474$83
29 years$1,697$1,232$878$617$428$70
30 years$1,622$1,163$818$566$386$58
31 years$1,553$1,099$762$520$349$49
32 years$1,488$1,040$711$478$316$41
33 years$1,427$985$664$439$286$34
34 years$1,370$934$621$404$259$29
35 years$1,316$886$580$372$234$24
36 years$1,266$841$543$343$212$20
37 years$1,218$798$508$316$193$17
38 years$1,173$759$476$291$175$14
39 years$1,130$721$446$268$158$12
40 years$1,090$686$418$247$144$10
41 years$1,051$653$392$228$130$8
42 years$1,015$622$367$211$118$7
43 years$980$593$345$194$107$6
44 years$947$565$324$180$97$5
45 years$915$539$304$166$88$4
46 years$885$514$285$153$80$3
47 years$857$491$268$142$73$3
48 years$829$468$252$131$66$2
49 years$803$447$237$121$60$2
50 years$778$427$223$112$55$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $797,000, adding $4,116 every year, while hoping to spend $58,294 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: 60/25/15 Blend
52$797,000$797,000$797,000$797,000
53$882,540$840,299$827,945$931,923
54$910,534$819,449$793,657$944,850
55$939,431$795,624$756,266$952,065
56$969,259$768,616$715,608$958,560
57$1,000,051$738,206$671,508$964,271
58$1,031,840$704,161$623,787$969,132
59$1,064,659$666,237$572,256$973,071
60$1,098,545$624,173$516,717$976,014
61$1,133,533$577,694$456,964$977,881
62$1,169,663$526,510$392,781$978,588
63$1,206,974$470,315$323,945$978,045
64$1,245,508$408,783$250,219$976,161
65$1,285,308$341,571$171,360$972,834
66$1,326,420$268,319$87,111$967,962
67$1,368,890$188,642$0$961,433
68$1,412,769$102,137$0$953,578
69$1,458,106$8,377$0$958,736
70$1,504,958$0$0$962,867
71$1,553,379$0$0$991,491
72$1,603,429$0$0$1,023,463
73$1,655,169$0$0$1,056,517
74$1,708,665$0$0$1,090,695
75$1,763,985$0$0$1,126,042
76$1,821,200$0$0$1,162,603
77$1,880,385$0$0$1,200,426
78$1,941,620$0$0$1,239,564
79$2,004,988$0$0$1,280,070
80$2,070,578$0$0$1,322,000
81$2,138,482$0$0$1,365,416
82$2,208,798$0$0$1,410,380
83$2,281,630$0$0$1,456,959
84$2,357,089$0$0$1,505,225
85$2,435,291$0$0$1,555,254
86$2,516,359$0$0$1,607,125
87$2,600,425$0$0$1,660,923
88$2,687,629$0$0$1,716,740
89$2,778,119$0$0$1,774,673
90$2,872,055$0$0$1,834,823
91$2,969,605$0$0$1,897,301
92$3,070,950$0$0$1,962,225
93$3,176,283$0$0$2,029,720
94$3,285,811$0$0$2,099,922
95$3,399,756$0$0$2,172,973
96$3,518,355$0$0$2,249,030
97$3,641,863$0$0$2,328,259
98$3,770,556$0$0$2,410,838
99$3,904,727$0$0$2,496,962
100$4,044,696$0$0$2,586,837