Can I retire at age 53 with 8,900,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $8,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$734,954$728,407$722,020$715,786$709,698$690,860
2 years$363,838$357,062$350,495$344,128$337,952$319,104
3 years$240,150$233,344$226,794$220,486$214,410$196,143
4 years$178,317$171,533$165,048$158,848$152,919$135,373
5 years$141,228$134,484$128,084$122,010$116,247$99,469
6 years$116,509$109,816$103,511$97,573$91,982$75,990
7 years$98,860$92,223$86,018$80,220$74,806$59,600
8 years$85,629$79,052$72,950$67,294$62,059$47,632
9 years$75,344$68,829$62,832$57,320$52,263$38,601
10 years$67,121$60,670$54,778$49,410$44,530$31,618
11 years$60,397$54,011$48,226$43,002$38,298$26,114
12 years$54,798$48,477$42,799$37,718$33,188$21,711
13 years$50,064$43,809$38,238$33,300$28,940$18,146
14 years$46,010$39,821$34,357$29,560$25,369$15,233
15 years$42,499$36,377$31,020$26,362$22,337$12,833
16 years$39,430$33,376$28,124$23,604$19,741$10,842
17 years$36,726$30,738$25,592$21,208$17,504$9,183
18 years$34,324$28,403$23,362$19,113$15,564$7,793
19 years$32,178$26,324$21,387$17,270$13,872$6,625
20 years$30,248$24,461$19,628$15,642$12,391$5,641
21 years$28,505$22,785$18,054$14,196$11,089$4,808
22 years$26,922$21,269$16,639$12,907$9,939$4,103
23 years$25,479$19,892$15,363$11,755$8,922$3,504
24 years$24,159$18,638$14,209$10,721$8,019$2,994
25 years$22,946$17,490$13,160$9,791$7,216$2,561
26 years$21,828$16,438$12,205$8,952$6,500$2,191
27 years$20,794$15,470$11,334$8,194$5,860$1,876
28 years$19,836$14,578$10,536$7,508$5,288$1,606
29 years$18,946$13,752$9,805$6,885$4,775$1,376
30 years$18,117$12,988$9,133$6,319$4,314$1,179
31 years$17,342$12,278$8,514$5,803$3,901$1,011
32 years$16,618$11,617$7,944$5,333$3,528$866
33 years$15,939$11,002$7,417$4,904$3,193$743
34 years$15,301$10,427$6,930$4,512$2,891$637
35 years$14,701$9,890$6,479$4,154$2,619$546
36 years$14,135$9,387$6,061$3,826$2,373$469
37 years$13,602$8,915$5,673$3,525$2,150$402
38 years$13,097$8,473$5,313$3,249$1,949$345
39 years$12,620$8,057$4,977$2,996$1,768$296
40 years$12,168$7,665$4,665$2,763$1,604$254
41 years$11,739$7,297$4,375$2,549$1,455$218
42 years$11,331$6,949$4,104$2,353$1,320$187
43 years$10,943$6,621$3,851$2,172$1,198$160
44 years$10,574$6,311$3,614$2,005$1,087$138
45 years$10,223$6,018$3,394$1,852$987$118
46 years$9,888$5,741$3,188$1,711$896$101
47 years$9,568$5,479$2,995$1,580$814$87
48 years$9,262$5,230$2,814$1,460$739$75
49 years$8,969$4,995$2,645$1,350$671$64
50 years$8,690$4,771$2,487$1,248$610$55

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $8,900,000, adding $6,831 every year, while hoping to spend $45,869 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: 42/48/10 Blend
52$8,900,000$8,900,000$8,900,000$8,900,000
53$9,814,846$9,343,146$9,205,196$10,198,030
54$10,767,156$9,752,156$9,464,766$10,875,462
55$11,815,065$10,179,670$9,731,494$11,603,411
56$12,968,274$10,626,547$10,005,572$12,390,610
57$14,237,475$11,093,684$10,287,195$13,242,480
58$15,634,447$11,582,025$10,576,566$14,164,968
59$17,172,170$12,092,553$10,873,890$15,164,599
60$18,864,945$12,626,302$11,179,380$16,248,534
61$20,728,532$13,184,353$11,493,251$17,424,634
62$22,780,294$13,767,839$11,815,728$18,701,529
63$25,039,366$14,377,945$12,147,036$20,088,697
64$27,526,831$15,015,914$12,487,412$21,596,545
65$30,265,922$15,683,047$12,837,093$23,236,506
66$33,282,237$16,380,708$13,196,327$25,021,141
67$36,603,985$17,110,323$13,565,365$26,964,250
68$40,262,251$17,873,388$13,944,464$29,081,001
69$44,291,288$18,671,471$14,333,890$31,388,064
70$48,728,838$19,506,212$14,733,914$33,903,761
71$53,616,492$20,379,329$15,144,814$36,648,238
72$59,000,084$21,292,625$15,566,874$39,643,643
73$64,930,114$22,247,986$16,000,386$42,914,333
74$71,462,237$23,247,389$16,445,650$46,487,091
75$78,657,777$24,292,903$16,902,972$50,391,376
76$86,584,314$25,386,699$17,372,665$54,659,590
77$95,316,316$26,531,049$17,855,051$59,327,380
78$104,935,845$27,728,335$18,350,460$64,433,960
79$115,533,330$28,981,052$18,859,229$70,022,475
80$127,208,421$30,291,814$19,381,704$76,140,399
81$140,070,927$31,663,361$19,918,238$82,839,973
82$154,241,857$33,098,561$20,469,195$90,178,687
83$169,854,558$34,600,422$21,034,945$98,219,813
84$187,055,976$36,172,096$21,615,869$107,032,988
85$206,008,041$37,816,884$22,212,355$116,694,864
86$226,889,195$39,538,245$22,824,803$127,289,814
87$249,896,079$41,339,806$23,453,621$138,910,720
88$275,245,388$43,225,365$24,099,226$151,659,832
89$303,175,913$45,198,903$24,762,045$165,649,722
90$333,950,800$47,264,593$25,442,518$181,004,331
91$367,860,030$49,426,807$26,141,090$197,860,122
92$405,223,159$51,690,126$26,858,222$216,367,352
93$446,392,331$54,059,352$27,594,382$236,691,474
94$491,755,605$56,539,516$28,350,051$259,014,682
95$541,740,618$59,135,894$29,125,718$283,537,609
96$596,818,619$61,854,011$29,921,888$310,481,204
97$657,508,921$64,699,660$30,739,074$340,088,795
98$724,383,800$67,678,912$31,577,802$372,628,366
99$798,073,899$70,798,131$32,438,610$408,395,065
100$879,274,181$74,063,983$33,322,048$447,713,961