Can I retire at age 53 with 825,000?

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 $825,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$68,128$67,521$66,929$66,351$65,787$64,804
2 years$33,727$33,098$32,490$31,899$31,327$30,339
3 years$22,261$21,630$21,023$20,438$19,875$18,912
4 years$16,529$15,900$15,299$14,725$14,175$13,245
5 years$13,091$12,466$11,873$11,310$10,776$9,882
6 years$10,800$10,180$9,595$9,045$8,526$7,669
7 years$9,164$8,549$7,974$7,436$6,934$6,114
8 years$7,938$7,328$6,762$6,238$5,753$4,969
9 years$6,984$6,380$5,824$5,313$4,845$4,098
10 years$6,222$5,624$5,078$4,580$4,128$3,417
11 years$5,599$5,007$4,470$3,986$3,550$2,875
12 years$5,080$4,494$3,967$3,496$3,076$2,435
13 years$4,641$4,061$3,545$3,087$2,683$2,075
14 years$4,265$3,691$3,185$2,740$2,352$1,777
15 years$3,940$3,372$2,875$2,444$2,071$1,527
16 years$3,655$3,094$2,607$2,188$1,830$1,317
17 years$3,404$2,849$2,372$1,966$1,623$1,139
18 years$3,182$2,633$2,166$1,772$1,443$987
19 years$2,983$2,440$1,982$1,601$1,286$858
20 years$2,804$2,267$1,819$1,450$1,149$746
21 years$2,642$2,112$1,674$1,316$1,028$650
22 years$2,496$1,972$1,542$1,196$921$567
23 years$2,362$1,844$1,424$1,090$827$496
24 years$2,239$1,728$1,317$994$743$433
25 years$2,127$1,621$1,220$908$669$379
26 years$2,023$1,524$1,131$830$603$332
27 years$1,928$1,434$1,051$760$543$291
28 years$1,839$1,351$977$696$490$255
29 years$1,756$1,275$909$638$443$224
30 years$1,679$1,204$847$586$400$197
31 years$1,608$1,138$789$538$362$173
32 years$1,540$1,077$736$494$327$152
33 years$1,477$1,020$688$455$296$133
34 years$1,418$967$642$418$268$117
35 years$1,363$917$601$385$243$103
36 years$1,310$870$562$355$220$90
37 years$1,261$826$526$327$199$79
38 years$1,214$785$492$301$181$70
39 years$1,170$747$461$278$164$61
40 years$1,128$711$432$256$149$54
41 years$1,088$676$406$236$135$48
42 years$1,050$644$380$218$122$42
43 years$1,014$614$357$201$111$37
44 years$980$585$335$186$101$32
45 years$948$558$315$172$92$28
46 years$917$532$295$159$83$25
47 years$887$508$278$147$75$22
48 years$859$485$261$135$69$19
49 years$831$463$245$125$62$17
50 years$805$442$231$116$57$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $825,000, adding $4,007 every year, while hoping to spend $30,832 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: 34/45/21 Blend
52$825,000$825,000$825,000$825,000
53$913,283$869,558$856,771$938,350
54$973,633$879,362$852,668$967,054
55$1,039,105$888,612$847,394$994,873
56$1,110,190$897,250$840,877$1,024,238
57$1,187,425$905,211$833,043$1,055,305
58$1,271,405$912,429$823,812$1,088,246
59$1,362,780$918,830$813,102$1,123,254
60$1,462,270$924,338$800,826$1,160,544
61$1,570,662$928,872$786,895$1,200,352
62$1,688,827$932,343$771,213$1,242,943
63$1,817,719$934,661$753,681$1,288,610
64$1,958,393$935,726$734,196$1,337,679
65$2,112,007$935,434$712,649$1,390,510
66$2,279,836$933,674$688,926$1,447,506
67$2,463,283$930,328$662,910$1,509,110
68$2,663,897$925,273$634,476$1,575,816
69$2,883,377$918,374$603,494$1,648,172
70$3,123,599$909,492$569,828$1,726,784
71$3,386,626$898,477$533,337$1,812,324
72$3,674,731$885,172$493,874$1,905,537
73$3,990,418$869,409$451,282$2,007,249
74$4,336,441$851,011$405,401$2,118,373
75$4,715,837$829,789$356,061$2,239,922
76$5,131,950$805,546$303,086$2,373,016
77$5,588,461$778,071$246,292$2,518,896
78$6,089,428$747,140$185,487$2,678,935
79$6,639,319$712,519$120,469$2,854,653
80$7,243,054$673,957$51,030$3,047,729
81$7,906,056$631,191$0$3,260,025
82$8,634,297$583,943$0$3,498,766
83$9,434,356$531,916$0$3,773,596
84$10,313,480$474,801$0$4,075,635
85$11,279,655$412,266$0$4,407,721
86$12,341,678$343,965$0$4,772,984
87$13,509,239$269,529$0$5,174,880
88$14,793,015$188,569$0$5,617,228
89$16,204,770$100,677$0$6,104,240
90$17,757,465$5,418$0$6,640,568
91$19,465,378$0$0$7,231,346
92$21,344,244$0$0$7,930,600
93$23,411,395$0$0$8,703,020
94$25,685,932$0$0$9,553,078
95$28,188,899$0$0$10,488,656
96$30,943,483$0$0$11,518,439
97$33,975,234$0$0$12,651,998
98$37,312,301$0$0$13,899,878
99$40,985,705$0$0$15,273,700
100$45,029,623$0$0$16,786,266