Can I retire at age 53 with 809,000?

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 $809,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.7%
1 years$66,806$66,211$65,631$65,064$64,511$63,521
2 years$33,073$32,457$31,860$31,281$30,719$29,724
3 years$21,829$21,211$20,615$20,042$19,490$18,520
4 years$16,209$15,592$15,003$14,439$13,900$12,964
5 years$12,837$12,224$11,643$11,091$10,567$9,667
6 years$10,591$9,982$9,409$8,869$8,361$7,498
7 years$8,986$8,383$7,819$7,292$6,800$5,975
8 years$7,784$7,186$6,631$6,117$5,641$4,853
9 years$6,849$6,257$5,711$5,210$4,751$4,000
10 years$6,101$5,515$4,979$4,491$4,048$3,333
11 years$5,490$4,910$4,384$3,909$3,481$2,802
12 years$4,981$4,407$3,890$3,429$3,017$2,373
13 years$4,551$3,982$3,476$3,027$2,631$2,020
14 years$4,182$3,620$3,123$2,687$2,306$1,729
15 years$3,863$3,307$2,820$2,396$2,030$1,485
16 years$3,584$3,034$2,556$2,146$1,794$1,280
17 years$3,338$2,794$2,326$1,928$1,591$1,106
18 years$3,120$2,582$2,124$1,737$1,415$958
19 years$2,925$2,393$1,944$1,570$1,261$831
20 years$2,750$2,223$1,784$1,422$1,126$723
21 years$2,591$2,071$1,641$1,290$1,008$630
22 years$2,447$1,933$1,512$1,173$903$549
23 years$2,316$1,808$1,397$1,068$811$479
24 years$2,196$1,694$1,292$975$729$419
25 years$2,086$1,590$1,196$890$656$366
26 years$1,984$1,494$1,109$814$591$320
27 years$1,890$1,406$1,030$745$533$280
28 years$1,803$1,325$958$682$481$246
29 years$1,722$1,250$891$626$434$215
30 years$1,647$1,181$830$574$392$189
31 years$1,576$1,116$774$527$355$166
32 years$1,511$1,056$722$485$321$145
33 years$1,449$1,000$674$446$290$128
34 years$1,391$948$630$410$263$112
35 years$1,336$899$589$378$238$98
36 years$1,285$853$551$348$216$86
37 years$1,236$810$516$320$195$76
38 years$1,191$770$483$295$177$67
39 years$1,147$732$452$272$161$59
40 years$1,106$697$424$251$146$51
41 years$1,067$663$398$232$132$45
42 years$1,030$632$373$214$120$40
43 years$995$602$350$197$109$35
44 years$961$574$329$182$99$31
45 years$929$547$308$168$90$27
46 years$899$522$290$155$81$24
47 years$870$498$272$144$74$21
48 years$842$475$256$133$67$18
49 years$815$454$240$123$61$16
50 years$790$434$226$113$55$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $809,000, adding $5,265 every year, while hoping to spend $29,003 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: 40/36/24 Blend
52$809,000$809,000$809,000$809,000
53$896,949$854,072$841,532$926,279
54$957,579$865,062$838,865$958,906
55$1,023,421$875,619$835,136$991,056
56$1,094,976$885,691$830,279$1,025,263
57$1,172,795$895,222$824,225$1,061,732
58$1,257,486$904,153$816,902$1,100,691
59$1,349,714$912,421$808,233$1,142,391
60$1,450,215$919,960$798,139$1,187,109
61$1,559,795$926,696$786,535$1,235,156
62$1,679,345$932,556$773,335$1,286,873
63$1,809,844$937,456$758,447$1,342,637
64$1,952,368$941,312$741,775$1,402,868
65$2,108,104$944,030$723,219$1,468,029
66$2,278,358$945,515$702,674$1,538,633
67$2,464,568$945,663$680,031$1,615,247
68$2,668,316$944,362$655,174$1,698,499
69$2,891,346$941,498$627,985$1,789,085
70$3,135,577$936,945$598,336$1,887,771
71$3,403,124$930,573$566,097$1,995,409
72$3,696,312$922,241$531,132$2,112,937
73$4,017,708$911,803$493,297$2,241,394
74$4,370,133$899,100$452,441$2,381,929
75$4,756,699$883,968$408,410$2,535,811
76$5,180,829$866,230$361,039$2,704,443
77$5,646,298$845,699$310,158$2,889,376
78$6,157,261$822,179$255,589$3,092,323
79$6,718,296$795,460$197,145$3,315,177
80$7,334,446$765,321$134,633$3,560,029
81$8,011,266$731,528$67,850$3,829,189
82$8,754,875$693,834$0$4,125,210
83$9,572,017$651,976$0$4,451,785
84$10,470,117$605,677$0$4,829,749
85$11,457,359$554,645$0$5,245,206
86$12,542,757$498,570$0$5,702,012
87$13,736,243$437,125$0$6,204,421
88$15,048,760$369,965$0$6,757,124
89$16,492,364$296,723$0$7,365,299
90$18,080,337$217,014$0$8,034,654
91$19,827,314$130,430$0$8,771,485
92$21,749,420$36,542$0$9,582,737
93$23,864,423$0$0$10,476,071
94$26,191,897$0$0$11,485,724
95$28,753,413$0$0$12,612,960
96$31,572,737$0$0$13,853,780
97$34,676,056$0$0$15,219,723
98$38,092,224$0$0$16,723,507
99$41,853,037$0$0$18,379,146
100$45,993,528$0$0$20,202,080