Can I retire at age 53 with 818,000?

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 $818,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$67,550$66,948$66,361$65,788$65,228$63,833
2 years$33,440$32,818$32,214$31,629$31,061$29,662
3 years$22,072$21,447$20,845$20,265$19,706$18,348
4 years$16,389$15,766$15,170$14,600$14,055$12,746
5 years$12,980$12,360$11,772$11,214$10,684$9,430
6 years$10,708$10,093$9,514$8,968$8,454$7,255
7 years$9,086$8,476$7,906$7,373$6,875$5,732
8 years$7,870$7,266$6,705$6,185$5,704$4,616
9 years$6,925$6,326$5,775$5,268$4,803$3,770
10 years$6,169$5,576$5,035$4,541$4,093$3,113
11 years$5,551$4,964$4,432$3,952$3,520$2,593
12 years$5,036$4,456$3,934$3,467$3,050$2,174
13 years$4,601$4,027$3,514$3,061$2,660$1,833
14 years$4,229$3,660$3,158$2,717$2,332$1,552
15 years$3,906$3,343$2,851$2,423$2,053$1,320
16 years$3,624$3,068$2,585$2,169$1,814$1,125
17 years$3,375$2,825$2,352$1,949$1,609$962
18 years$3,155$2,611$2,147$1,757$1,430$824
19 years$2,957$2,419$1,966$1,587$1,275$708
20 years$2,780$2,248$1,804$1,438$1,139$608
21 years$2,620$2,094$1,659$1,305$1,019$524
22 years$2,474$1,955$1,529$1,186$914$452
23 years$2,342$1,828$1,412$1,080$820$390
24 years$2,220$1,713$1,306$985$737$336
25 years$2,109$1,608$1,210$900$663$291
26 years$2,006$1,511$1,122$823$597$251
27 years$1,911$1,422$1,042$753$539$217
28 years$1,823$1,340$968$690$486$188
29 years$1,741$1,264$901$633$439$163
30 years$1,665$1,194$839$581$397$141
31 years$1,594$1,128$783$533$359$122
32 years$1,527$1,068$730$490$324$106
33 years$1,465$1,011$682$451$293$92
34 years$1,406$958$637$415$266$80
35 years$1,351$909$596$382$241$69
36 years$1,299$863$557$352$218$60
37 years$1,250$819$521$324$198$52
38 years$1,204$779$488$299$179$45
39 years$1,160$741$457$275$162$39
40 years$1,118$705$429$254$147$34
41 years$1,079$671$402$234$134$29
42 years$1,041$639$377$216$121$26
43 years$1,006$609$354$200$110$22
44 years$972$580$332$184$100$19
45 years$940$553$312$170$91$17
46 years$909$528$293$157$82$14
47 years$879$504$275$145$75$13
48 years$851$481$259$134$68$11
49 years$824$459$243$124$62$9
50 years$799$439$229$115$56$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $818,000, adding $6,794 every year, while hoping to spend $56,327 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: 38/32/30 Blend
52$818,000$818,000$818,000$818,000
53$908,444$865,090$852,411$934,652
54$941,174$847,548$821,035$937,058
55$975,354$827,258$786,721$934,043
56$1,011,074$804,027$749,309$929,729
57$1,048,428$777,650$708,636$924,035
58$1,087,520$747,907$664,528$916,880
59$1,128,463$714,570$616,805$908,176
60$1,171,377$677,395$565,279$897,834
61$1,216,395$636,125$509,753$885,763
62$1,263,659$590,486$450,021$871,867
63$1,313,324$540,192$385,869$856,048
64$1,365,560$484,938$317,072$838,204
65$1,420,549$424,402$243,396$818,234
66$1,478,492$358,245$164,597$796,030
67$1,539,605$286,106$80,419$771,483
68$1,604,127$207,608$0$744,485
69$1,672,317$122,349$0$717,935
70$1,744,455$29,906$0$716,374
71$1,820,850$0$0$714,012
72$1,901,840$0$0$735,537
73$1,987,791$0$0$769,612
74$2,079,106$0$0$805,873
75$2,176,225$0$0$844,502
76$2,279,629$0$0$885,699
77$2,389,845$0$0$929,683
78$2,507,451$0$0$976,692
79$2,633,078$0$0$1,026,990
80$2,767,421$0$0$1,080,864
81$2,911,238$0$0$1,138,631
82$3,065,362$0$0$1,200,638
83$3,230,709$0$0$1,267,263
84$3,408,280$0$0$1,338,926
85$3,599,177$0$0$1,416,083
86$3,804,608$0$0$1,499,240
87$4,025,900$0$0$1,588,947
88$4,264,509$0$0$1,685,814
89$4,522,039$0$0$1,790,507
90$4,800,246$0$0$1,903,760
91$5,101,065$0$0$2,026,380
92$5,426,619$0$0$2,159,252
93$5,779,246$0$0$2,303,353
94$6,161,513$0$0$2,459,752
95$6,576,243$0$0$2,629,631
96$7,026,543$0$0$2,814,285
97$7,515,829$0$0$3,015,142
98$8,047,857$0$0$3,233,770
99$8,626,764$0$0$3,471,898
100$9,257,097$0$0$3,731,426