Can I retire at age 53 with 967,000?

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 $967,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$79,854$79,143$78,449$77,771$77,110$75,708
2 years$39,532$38,795$38,082$37,390$36,719$35,312
3 years$26,093$25,353$24,642$23,956$23,296$21,927
4 years$19,374$18,637$17,933$17,259$16,615$15,295
5 years$15,345$14,612$13,917$13,257$12,630$11,363
6 years$12,659$11,932$11,247$10,601$9,994$8,781
7 years$10,741$10,020$9,346$8,716$8,128$6,969
8 years$9,304$8,589$7,926$7,312$6,743$5,638
9 years$8,186$7,478$6,827$6,228$5,678$4,627
10 years$7,293$6,592$5,952$5,369$4,838$3,840
11 years$6,562$5,868$5,240$4,672$4,161$3,214
12 years$5,954$5,267$4,650$4,098$3,606$2,709
13 years$5,440$4,760$4,155$3,618$3,144$2,296
14 years$4,999$4,327$3,733$3,212$2,756$1,955
15 years$4,618$3,952$3,370$2,864$2,427$1,671
16 years$4,284$3,626$3,056$2,565$2,145$1,433
17 years$3,990$3,340$2,781$2,304$1,902$1,232
18 years$3,729$3,086$2,538$2,077$1,691$1,062
19 years$3,496$2,860$2,324$1,876$1,507$917
20 years$3,287$2,658$2,133$1,699$1,346$793
21 years$3,097$2,476$1,962$1,542$1,205$687
22 years$2,925$2,311$1,808$1,402$1,080$596
23 years$2,768$2,161$1,669$1,277$969$517
24 years$2,625$2,025$1,544$1,165$871$450
25 years$2,493$1,900$1,430$1,064$784$391
26 years$2,372$1,786$1,326$973$706$340
27 years$2,259$1,681$1,231$890$637$296
28 years$2,155$1,584$1,145$816$575$258
29 years$2,059$1,494$1,065$748$519$225
30 years$1,968$1,411$992$687$469$196
31 years$1,884$1,334$925$631$424$171
32 years$1,806$1,262$863$579$383$149
33 years$1,732$1,195$806$533$347$130
34 years$1,662$1,133$753$490$314$114
35 years$1,597$1,075$704$451$285$99
36 years$1,536$1,020$659$416$258$87
37 years$1,478$969$616$383$234$76
38 years$1,423$921$577$353$212$66
39 years$1,371$875$541$325$192$58
40 years$1,322$833$507$300$174$50
41 years$1,275$793$475$277$158$44
42 years$1,231$755$446$256$143$38
43 years$1,189$719$418$236$130$34
44 years$1,149$686$393$218$118$29
45 years$1,111$654$369$201$107$26
46 years$1,074$624$346$186$97$22
47 years$1,040$595$325$172$88$20
48 years$1,006$568$306$159$80$17
49 years$975$543$287$147$73$15
50 years$944$518$270$136$66$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $967,000, adding $2,412 every year, while hoping to spend $55,739 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: 45/26/29 Blend
52$967,000$967,000$967,000$967,000
53$1,068,122$1,016,871$1,001,882$1,107,132
54$1,117,765$1,007,392$976,140$1,125,673
55$1,170,603$995,580$947,666$1,140,248
56$1,226,903$981,262$916,312$1,154,997
57$1,286,958$964,256$881,920$1,169,968
58$1,351,089$944,365$844,325$1,185,218
59$1,419,647$921,385$803,356$1,200,813
60$1,493,015$895,098$758,834$1,216,832
61$1,571,617$865,272$710,569$1,233,364
62$1,655,916$831,664$658,366$1,250,514
63$1,746,418$794,014$602,021$1,268,402
64$1,843,682$752,051$541,318$1,287,165
65$1,948,320$705,483$476,034$1,306,962
66$2,061,003$654,006$405,936$1,327,972
67$2,182,469$597,297$330,779$1,350,400
68$2,313,529$535,012$250,308$1,374,478
69$2,455,074$466,792$164,258$1,400,470
70$2,608,081$392,255$72,350$1,428,674
71$2,773,626$310,996$0$1,459,426
72$2,952,892$222,591$0$1,501,070
73$3,147,178$126,590$0$1,570,477
74$3,357,914$22,516$0$1,645,817
75$3,586,672$0$0$1,727,731
76$3,835,179$0$0$1,842,718
77$4,105,338$0$0$1,974,826
78$4,399,241$0$0$2,118,651
79$4,719,189$0$0$2,275,331
80$5,067,716$0$0$2,446,121
81$5,447,609$0$0$2,632,400
82$5,861,934$0$0$2,835,688
83$6,314,069$0$0$3,057,658
84$6,807,729$0$0$3,300,149
85$7,347,006$0$0$3,565,189
86$7,936,404$0$0$3,855,008
87$8,580,879$0$0$4,172,063
88$9,285,893$0$0$4,519,058
89$10,057,456$0$0$4,898,973
90$10,902,186$0$0$5,315,087
91$11,827,374$0$0$5,771,011
92$12,841,045$0$0$6,270,724
93$13,952,041$0$0$6,818,606
94$15,170,095$0$0$7,419,483
95$16,505,932$0$0$8,078,668
96$17,971,362$0$0$8,802,016
97$19,579,394$0$0$9,595,975
98$21,344,355$0$0$10,467,646
99$23,282,030$0$0$11,424,852
100$25,409,806$0$0$12,476,214