Can I retire at age 53 with 946,000?

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 $946,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$78,120$77,424$76,745$76,082$75,435$74,991
2 years$38,673$37,953$37,255$36,578$35,922$35,474
3 years$25,526$24,803$24,106$23,436$22,790$22,352
4 years$18,954$18,233$17,543$16,884$16,254$15,829
5 years$15,011$14,295$13,614$12,969$12,356$11,946
6 years$12,384$11,673$11,002$10,371$9,777$9,382
7 years$10,508$9,803$9,143$8,527$7,951$7,572
8 years$9,102$8,403$7,754$7,153$6,596$6,232
9 years$8,008$7,316$6,679$6,093$5,555$5,206
10 years$7,134$6,449$5,822$5,252$4,733$4,399
11 years$6,420$5,741$5,126$4,571$4,071$3,751
12 years$5,825$5,153$4,549$4,009$3,528$3,223
13 years$5,321$4,657$4,064$3,539$3,076$2,785
14 years$4,890$4,233$3,652$3,142$2,697$2,420
15 years$4,517$3,867$3,297$2,802$2,374$2,111
16 years$4,191$3,548$2,989$2,509$2,098$1,848
17 years$3,904$3,267$2,720$2,254$1,861$1,623
18 years$3,648$3,019$2,483$2,032$1,654$1,429
19 years$3,420$2,798$2,273$1,836$1,475$1,261
20 years$3,215$2,600$2,086$1,663$1,317$1,116
21 years$3,030$2,422$1,919$1,509$1,179$988
22 years$2,862$2,261$1,769$1,372$1,056$877
23 years$2,708$2,114$1,633$1,249$948$779
24 years$2,568$1,981$1,510$1,140$852$693
25 years$2,439$1,859$1,399$1,041$767$617
26 years$2,320$1,747$1,297$952$691$549
27 years$2,210$1,644$1,205$871$623$490
28 years$2,108$1,549$1,120$798$562$437
29 years$2,014$1,462$1,042$732$508$391
30 years$1,926$1,380$971$672$459$349
31 years$1,843$1,305$905$617$415$312
32 years$1,766$1,235$844$567$375$279
33 years$1,694$1,169$788$521$339$250
34 years$1,626$1,108$737$480$307$223
35 years$1,563$1,051$689$442$278$200
36 years$1,502$998$644$407$252$179
37 years$1,446$948$603$375$229$160
38 years$1,392$901$565$345$207$144
39 years$1,341$856$529$318$188$129
40 years$1,293$815$496$294$170$115
41 years$1,248$776$465$271$155$103
42 years$1,204$739$436$250$140$93
43 years$1,163$704$409$231$127$83
44 years$1,124$671$384$213$116$75
45 years$1,087$640$361$197$105$67
46 years$1,051$610$339$182$95$60
47 years$1,017$582$318$168$87$54
48 years$984$556$299$155$79$48
49 years$953$531$281$143$71$43
50 years$924$507$264$133$65$39

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $946,000, adding $2,656 every year, while hoping to spend $54,143 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: 68/19/13 Blend
52$946,000$946,000$946,000$946,000
53$1,045,232$995,094$980,431$1,113,085
54$1,094,238$986,246$955,667$1,149,728
55$1,146,427$975,149$928,260$1,183,094
56$1,202,069$961,637$898,062$1,218,194
57$1,261,455$945,533$864,923$1,255,194
58$1,324,907$926,647$828,681$1,294,274
59$1,392,776$904,782$789,171$1,335,637
60$1,465,450$879,726$746,218$1,379,507
61$1,543,350$851,257$699,641$1,426,132
62$1,626,941$819,139$649,248$1,475,787
63$1,716,733$783,121$594,842$1,528,778
64$1,813,285$742,939$536,215$1,585,444
65$1,917,211$698,313$473,149$1,646,159
66$2,029,185$648,949$405,417$1,711,341
67$2,149,947$594,533$332,784$1,781,450
68$2,280,311$534,734$255,002$1,856,996
69$2,421,171$469,205$171,813$1,938,546
70$2,573,510$397,575$82,947$2,026,726
71$2,738,406$319,454$0$2,122,230
72$2,917,047$234,431$0$2,227,475
73$3,110,738$142,071$0$2,354,048
74$3,320,915$41,913$0$2,491,416
75$3,549,155$0$0$2,640,664
76$3,797,196$0$0$2,816,900
77$4,066,946$0$0$3,018,140
78$4,360,507$0$0$3,237,195
79$4,680,192$0$0$3,475,797
80$5,028,545$0$0$3,735,851
81$5,408,365$0$0$4,019,454
82$5,822,734$0$0$4,328,916
83$6,275,045$0$0$4,666,775
84$6,769,031$0$0$5,035,830
85$7,308,802$0$0$5,439,160
86$7,898,884$0$0$5,880,154
87$8,544,258$0$0$6,362,545
88$9,250,411$0$0$6,890,441
89$10,023,382$0$0$7,468,370
90$10,869,824$0$0$8,101,313
91$11,797,060$0$0$8,794,757
92$12,813,157$0$0$9,554,747
93$13,927,000$0$0$10,387,938
94$15,148,372$0$0$11,301,661
95$16,488,050$0$0$12,303,990
96$17,957,903$0$0$13,403,816
97$19,571,005$0$0$14,610,938
98$21,341,758$0$0$15,936,143
99$23,286,024$0$0$17,391,318
100$25,421,279$0$0$18,989,557