Can I retire at age 53 with 873,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $873,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$72,092$71,449$70,823$70,211$69,614$67,386
2 years$35,689$35,024$34,380$33,755$33,150$30,925
3 years$23,556$22,889$22,246$21,627$21,031$18,881
4 years$17,491$16,826$16,190$15,581$15,000$12,939
5 years$13,853$13,191$12,564$11,968$11,403$9,438
6 years$11,428$10,772$10,153$9,571$9,023$7,155
7 years$9,697$9,046$8,437$7,869$7,338$5,567
8 years$8,399$7,754$7,156$6,601$6,087$4,413
9 years$7,390$6,751$6,163$5,623$5,126$3,546
10 years$6,584$5,951$5,373$4,847$4,368$2,879
11 years$5,924$5,298$4,730$4,218$3,757$2,357
12 years$5,375$4,755$4,198$3,700$3,255$1,941
13 years$4,911$4,297$3,751$3,266$2,839$1,607
14 years$4,513$3,906$3,370$2,900$2,488$1,336
15 years$4,169$3,568$3,043$2,586$2,191$1,115
16 years$3,868$3,274$2,759$2,315$1,936$932
17 years$3,602$3,015$2,510$2,080$1,717$782
18 years$3,367$2,786$2,292$1,875$1,527$656
19 years$3,156$2,582$2,098$1,694$1,361$552
20 years$2,967$2,399$1,925$1,534$1,215$465
21 years$2,796$2,235$1,771$1,392$1,088$392
22 years$2,641$2,086$1,632$1,266$975$331
23 years$2,499$1,951$1,507$1,153$875$280
24 years$2,370$1,828$1,394$1,052$787$236
25 years$2,251$1,716$1,291$960$708$200
26 years$2,141$1,612$1,197$878$638$169
27 years$2,040$1,517$1,112$804$575$143
28 years$1,946$1,430$1,033$736$519$121
29 years$1,858$1,349$962$675$468$103
30 years$1,777$1,274$896$620$423$87
31 years$1,701$1,204$835$569$383$74
32 years$1,630$1,140$779$523$346$62
33 years$1,563$1,079$728$481$313$53
34 years$1,501$1,023$680$443$284$45
35 years$1,442$970$636$407$257$38
36 years$1,387$921$595$375$233$32
37 years$1,334$875$556$346$211$27
38 years$1,285$831$521$319$191$23
39 years$1,238$790$488$294$173$20
40 years$1,194$752$458$271$157$17
41 years$1,151$716$429$250$143$14
42 years$1,111$682$403$231$129$12
43 years$1,073$649$378$213$118$10
44 years$1,037$619$355$197$107$9
45 years$1,003$590$333$182$97$7
46 years$970$563$313$168$88$6
47 years$938$537$294$155$80$5
48 years$908$513$276$143$73$4
49 years$880$490$259$132$66$4
50 years$852$468$244$122$60$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $873,000, adding $5,636 every year, while hoping to spend $39,219 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: 59/27/14 Blend
52$873,000$873,000$873,000$873,000
53$967,860$921,591$908,059$1,021,238
54$1,024,852$925,020$896,750$1,061,342
55$1,086,344$927,303$883,748$1,100,190
56$1,152,752$928,341$868,955$1,141,627
57$1,224,536$928,032$852,267$1,185,906
58$1,302,198$926,266$833,578$1,233,309
59$1,386,294$922,925$812,775$1,284,146
60$1,477,433$917,885$789,739$1,338,763
61$1,576,284$911,015$764,349$1,397,538
62$1,683,585$902,175$736,475$1,460,894
63$1,800,147$891,217$705,983$1,529,296
64$1,926,860$877,984$672,731$1,603,259
65$2,064,705$862,311$636,573$1,683,352
66$2,214,762$844,021$597,355$1,770,206
67$2,378,217$822,928$554,916$1,864,515
68$2,556,378$798,834$509,088$1,967,050
69$2,750,682$771,530$459,696$2,078,662
70$2,962,711$740,795$406,556$2,200,289
71$3,194,209$706,395$349,477$2,332,971
72$3,447,093$668,083$288,259$2,477,856
73$3,723,473$625,596$222,692$2,636,212
74$4,025,675$578,658$152,560$2,809,441
75$4,356,257$526,975$77,634$2,999,090
76$4,718,038$470,239$0$3,206,871
77$5,114,119$408,123$0$3,435,020
78$5,547,919$340,280$0$3,697,674
79$6,023,198$266,346$0$3,985,567
80$6,544,103$185,935$0$4,301,283
81$7,115,195$98,640$0$4,647,676
82$7,741,502$4,030$0$5,027,889
83$8,428,560$0$0$5,445,396
84$9,182,467$0$0$5,933,243
85$10,009,939$0$0$6,470,083
86$10,918,376$0$0$7,059,528
87$11,915,927$0$0$7,706,875
88$13,011,570$0$0$8,417,961
89$14,215,196$0$0$9,199,214
90$15,537,699$0$0$10,057,718
91$16,991,084$0$0$11,001,275
92$18,588,572$0$0$12,038,482
93$20,344,733$0$0$13,178,808
94$22,275,617$0$0$14,432,689
95$24,398,906$0$0$15,811,619
96$26,734,082$0$0$17,328,264
97$29,302,610$0$0$18,996,578
98$32,128,141$0$0$20,831,937
99$35,236,730$0$0$22,851,279
100$38,657,089$0$0$25,073,272