Can I retire at age 53 with 896,000?

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:
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 $896,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13%
1 years$73,991$73,332$72,689$72,061$71,448$70,555
2 years$36,629$35,947$35,286$34,645$34,023$33,125
3 years$24,177$23,492$22,832$22,197$21,586$20,710
4 years$17,952$17,269$16,616$15,992$15,395$14,548
5 years$14,218$13,539$12,895$12,283$11,703$10,888
6 years$11,729$11,056$10,421$9,823$9,260$8,477
7 years$9,953$9,285$8,660$8,076$7,531$6,781
8 years$8,621$7,959$7,344$6,775$6,248$5,531
9 years$7,585$6,929$6,326$5,771$5,261$4,577
10 years$6,757$6,108$5,515$4,974$4,483$3,830
11 years$6,080$5,437$4,855$4,329$3,856$3,234
12 years$5,517$4,880$4,309$3,797$3,341$2,751
13 years$5,040$4,410$3,850$3,352$2,914$2,353
14 years$4,632$4,009$3,459$2,976$2,554$2,023
15 years$4,279$3,662$3,123$2,654$2,249$1,746
16 years$3,970$3,360$2,831$2,376$1,987$1,512
17 years$3,697$3,094$2,576$2,135$1,762$1,313
18 years$3,456$2,859$2,352$1,924$1,567$1,143
19 years$3,239$2,650$2,153$1,739$1,397$997
20 years$3,045$2,463$1,976$1,575$1,247$872
21 years$2,870$2,294$1,818$1,429$1,116$763
22 years$2,710$2,141$1,675$1,299$1,001$669
23 years$2,565$2,003$1,547$1,183$898$587
24 years$2,432$1,876$1,430$1,079$807$516
25 years$2,310$1,761$1,325$986$726$453
26 years$2,197$1,655$1,229$901$654$399
27 years$2,093$1,557$1,141$825$590$351
28 years$1,997$1,468$1,061$756$532$310
29 years$1,907$1,384$987$693$481$273
30 years$1,824$1,308$919$636$434$241
31 years$1,746$1,236$857$584$393$212
32 years$1,673$1,170$800$537$355$187
33 years$1,605$1,108$747$494$321$165
34 years$1,540$1,050$698$454$291$146
35 years$1,480$996$652$418$264$129
36 years$1,423$945$610$385$239$114
37 years$1,369$898$571$355$216$101
38 years$1,319$853$535$327$196$89
39 years$1,271$811$501$302$178$79
40 years$1,225$772$470$278$161$70
41 years$1,182$735$440$257$146$62
42 years$1,141$700$413$237$133$54
43 years$1,102$667$388$219$121$48
44 years$1,065$635$364$202$109$43
45 years$1,029$606$342$186$99$38
46 years$995$578$321$172$90$33
47 years$963$552$301$159$82$29
48 years$932$527$283$147$74$26
49 years$903$503$266$136$68$23
50 years$875$480$250$126$61$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $896,000, adding $6,614 every year, while hoping to spend $31,340 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: 40/33/27 Blend
52$896,000$896,000$896,000$896,000
53$994,214$946,726$932,838$1,025,831
54$1,062,279$959,770$930,743$1,062,417
55$1,136,235$972,403$927,527$1,098,562
56$1,216,652$984,572$923,120$1,137,063
57$1,304,153$996,219$917,447$1,178,157
58$1,399,427$1,007,284$910,432$1,222,102
59$1,503,230$1,017,702$901,992$1,269,189
60$1,616,394$1,027,404$892,044$1,319,735
61$1,739,835$1,036,316$880,497$1,374,094
62$1,874,563$1,044,359$867,257$1,432,658
63$2,021,686$1,051,451$852,229$1,495,860
64$2,182,428$1,057,502$835,308$1,564,180
65$2,358,133$1,062,416$816,388$1,638,147
66$2,550,282$1,066,095$795,357$1,718,348
67$2,760,506$1,068,429$772,097$1,805,433
68$2,990,602$1,069,306$746,486$1,900,120
69$3,242,545$1,068,604$718,395$2,003,203
70$3,518,515$1,066,195$687,691$2,115,559
71$3,820,908$1,061,943$654,233$2,238,159
72$4,152,365$1,055,703$617,875$2,372,077
73$4,515,796$1,047,322$578,463$2,518,499
74$4,914,402$1,036,636$535,837$2,678,737
75$5,351,714$1,023,474$489,830$2,854,238
76$5,831,617$1,007,652$440,267$3,046,605
77$6,358,391$988,977$386,966$3,257,606
78$6,936,753$967,243$329,735$3,489,196
79$7,571,897$942,233$268,377$3,743,534
80$8,269,545$913,716$202,682$4,023,004
81$9,036,000$881,450$132,433$4,330,241
82$9,878,207$845,176$57,405$4,668,153
83$10,803,816$804,622$0$5,039,952
84$11,821,255$759,498$0$5,455,713
85$12,939,810$709,500$0$5,930,897
86$14,169,710$654,305$0$6,453,344
87$15,522,226$593,571$0$7,027,906
88$17,009,775$526,939$0$7,659,929
89$18,646,040$454,026$0$8,355,311
90$20,446,093$374,431$0$9,120,559
91$22,426,544$287,727$0$9,962,844
92$24,605,691$193,466$0$10,890,077
93$27,003,699$91,173$0$11,910,981
94$29,642,782$0$0$13,035,174
95$32,547,420$0$0$14,280,399
96$35,744,585$0$0$15,687,615
97$39,263,996$0$0$17,236,811
98$43,138,402$0$0$18,942,420
99$47,403,886$0$0$20,820,346
100$52,100,208$0$0$22,888,113