Can I retire at age 53 with 905,000?

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 $905,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.4%
1 years$74,734$74,068$73,419$72,785$72,166$71,146
2 years$36,997$36,308$35,640$34,993$34,365$33,339
3 years$24,420$23,728$23,062$22,420$21,802$20,803
4 years$18,132$17,442$16,783$16,152$15,550$14,584
5 years$14,361$13,675$13,024$12,407$11,821$10,892
6 years$11,847$11,167$10,526$9,922$9,353$8,463
7 years$10,053$9,378$8,747$8,157$7,607$6,754
8 years$8,707$8,038$7,418$6,843$6,310$5,496
9 years$7,661$6,999$6,389$5,829$5,314$4,537
10 years$6,825$6,169$5,570$5,024$4,528$3,788
11 years$6,141$5,492$4,904$4,373$3,894$3,191
12 years$5,572$4,929$4,352$3,835$3,375$2,707
13 years$5,091$4,455$3,888$3,386$2,943$2,309
14 years$4,678$4,049$3,494$3,006$2,580$1,980
15 years$4,322$3,699$3,154$2,681$2,271$1,704
16 years$4,009$3,394$2,860$2,400$2,007$1,472
17 years$3,734$3,126$2,602$2,157$1,780$1,274
18 years$3,490$2,888$2,376$1,944$1,583$1,106
19 years$3,272$2,677$2,175$1,756$1,411$962
20 years$3,076$2,487$1,996$1,591$1,260$839
21 years$2,899$2,317$1,836$1,443$1,128$732
22 years$2,738$2,163$1,692$1,312$1,011$640
23 years$2,591$2,023$1,562$1,195$907$560
24 years$2,457$1,895$1,445$1,090$815$490
25 years$2,333$1,779$1,338$996$734$430
26 years$2,220$1,672$1,241$910$661$377
27 years$2,114$1,573$1,152$833$596$331
28 years$2,017$1,482$1,071$763$538$290
29 years$1,927$1,398$997$700$486$255
30 years$1,842$1,321$929$643$439$224
31 years$1,763$1,248$866$590$397$197
32 years$1,690$1,181$808$542$359$174
33 years$1,621$1,119$754$499$325$153
34 years$1,556$1,060$705$459$294$134
35 years$1,495$1,006$659$422$266$118
36 years$1,437$955$616$389$241$104
37 years$1,383$907$577$358$219$92
38 years$1,332$862$540$330$198$81
39 years$1,283$819$506$305$180$71
40 years$1,237$779$474$281$163$63
41 years$1,194$742$445$259$148$55
42 years$1,152$707$417$239$134$49
43 years$1,113$673$392$221$122$43
44 years$1,075$642$368$204$111$38
45 years$1,040$612$345$188$100$33
46 years$1,005$584$324$174$91$29
47 years$973$557$305$161$83$26
48 years$942$532$286$149$75$23
49 years$912$508$269$137$68$20
50 years$884$485$253$127$62$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $905,000, adding $3,918 every year, while hoping to spend $42,392 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: 34/42/24 Blend
52$905,000$905,000$905,000$905,000
53$1,001,351$953,386$939,359$1,027,972
54$1,058,385$954,998$925,723$1,049,780
55$1,119,814$955,267$910,209$1,069,157
56$1,186,044$954,084$892,710$1,089,203
57$1,257,518$951,331$873,113$1,110,005
58$1,334,722$946,884$851,300$1,131,661
59$1,418,193$940,611$827,148$1,154,283
60$1,508,519$932,371$800,527$1,177,998
61$1,606,347$922,016$771,304$1,202,950
62$1,712,388$909,388$739,336$1,229,300
63$1,827,424$894,321$704,477$1,257,232
64$1,952,316$876,637$666,571$1,286,952
65$2,088,009$856,149$625,458$1,318,692
66$2,235,545$832,659$580,969$1,352,713
67$2,396,068$805,957$532,929$1,389,308
68$2,570,837$775,819$481,153$1,428,804
69$2,761,240$742,012$425,449$1,471,572
70$2,968,802$704,286$365,616$1,518,022
71$3,195,201$662,377$301,446$1,568,616
72$3,442,285$616,008$232,719$1,623,869
73$3,712,090$564,883$159,206$1,684,358
74$4,006,853$508,692$80,669$1,750,725
75$4,329,040$447,106$0$1,823,688
76$4,681,365$379,777$0$1,904,850
77$5,066,816$306,338$0$2,016,396
78$5,488,683$226,401$0$2,138,707
79$5,950,591$139,557$0$2,272,960
80$6,456,527$45,371$0$2,420,458
81$7,010,887$0$0$2,582,647
82$7,618,510$0$0$2,787,289
83$8,284,724$0$0$3,034,788
84$9,015,399$0$0$3,306,374
85$9,817,000$0$0$3,604,465
86$10,696,649$0$0$3,931,728
87$11,662,189$0$0$4,291,100
88$12,722,260$0$0$4,685,815
89$13,886,380$0$0$5,119,437
90$15,165,033$0$0$5,595,892
91$16,569,770$0$0$6,119,506
92$18,113,314$0$0$6,695,042
93$19,809,682$0$0$7,327,750
94$21,674,318$0$0$8,023,413
95$23,724,233$0$0$8,788,404
96$25,978,173$0$0$9,629,741
97$28,456,788$0$0$10,555,160
98$31,182,830$0$0$11,573,182
99$34,181,367$0$0$12,693,196
100$37,480,018$0$0$13,925,548