Can I retire at age 53 with 974,000?

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 $974,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$80,432$79,716$79,017$78,334$77,668$75,945
2 years$39,818$39,076$38,358$37,661$36,985$35,258
3 years$26,282$25,537$24,820$24,130$23,465$21,787
4 years$19,515$18,772$18,063$17,384$16,735$15,121
5 years$15,456$14,718$14,017$13,353$12,722$11,175
6 years$12,751$12,018$11,328$10,678$10,066$8,589
7 years$10,819$10,093$9,414$8,779$8,187$6,778
8 years$9,371$8,651$7,984$7,365$6,792$5,452
9 years$8,246$7,533$6,876$6,273$5,720$4,448
10 years$7,346$6,640$5,995$5,407$4,873$3,668
11 years$6,610$5,911$5,278$4,706$4,191$3,051
12 years$5,997$5,305$4,684$4,128$3,632$2,555
13 years$5,479$4,794$4,185$3,644$3,167$2,151
14 years$5,035$4,358$3,760$3,235$2,776$1,819
15 years$4,651$3,981$3,395$2,885$2,445$1,545
16 years$4,315$3,653$3,078$2,583$2,160$1,315
17 years$4,019$3,364$2,801$2,321$1,916$1,123
18 years$3,756$3,108$2,557$2,092$1,703$961
19 years$3,521$2,881$2,341$1,890$1,518$823
20 years$3,310$2,677$2,148$1,712$1,356$707
21 years$3,120$2,494$1,976$1,554$1,214$608
22 years$2,946$2,328$1,821$1,413$1,088$523
23 years$2,788$2,177$1,681$1,286$976$451
24 years$2,644$2,040$1,555$1,173$878$388
25 years$2,511$1,914$1,440$1,072$790$335
26 years$2,389$1,799$1,336$980$711$289
27 years$2,276$1,693$1,240$897$641$250
28 years$2,171$1,595$1,153$822$579$216
29 years$2,073$1,505$1,073$753$523$187
30 years$1,983$1,421$999$691$472$161
31 years$1,898$1,344$932$635$427$140
32 years$1,819$1,271$869$584$386$121
33 years$1,744$1,204$812$537$349$104
34 years$1,674$1,141$758$494$316$90
35 years$1,609$1,082$709$455$287$78
36 years$1,547$1,027$663$419$260$68
37 years$1,489$976$621$386$235$59
38 years$1,433$927$581$356$213$51
39 years$1,381$882$545$328$193$44
40 years$1,332$839$511$302$175$38
41 years$1,285$799$479$279$159$33
42 years$1,240$761$449$257$144$29
43 years$1,198$725$421$238$131$25
44 years$1,157$691$396$219$119$21
45 years$1,119$659$371$203$108$19
46 years$1,082$628$349$187$98$16
47 years$1,047$600$328$173$89$14
48 years$1,014$572$308$160$81$12
49 years$982$547$289$148$73$10
50 years$951$522$272$137$67$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $974,000, adding $2,549 every year, while hoping to spend $35,415 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: 50/31/19 Blend
52$974,000$974,000$974,000$974,000
53$1,075,977$1,024,355$1,009,258$1,123,966
54$1,148,046$1,036,867$1,005,387$1,169,909
55$1,226,278$1,048,806$1,000,199$1,215,965
56$1,311,266$1,060,105$993,613$1,265,263
57$1,403,659$1,070,694$985,544$1,318,122
58$1,504,175$1,080,500$975,902$1,374,896
59$1,613,598$1,089,443$964,592$1,435,973
60$1,732,797$1,097,437$951,518$1,501,785
61$1,862,725$1,104,394$936,576$1,572,807
62$2,004,431$1,110,217$919,659$1,649,565
63$2,159,069$1,114,804$900,654$1,732,641
64$2,327,911$1,118,046$879,443$1,822,676
65$2,512,356$1,119,829$855,903$1,920,380
66$2,713,946$1,120,030$829,905$2,026,538
67$2,934,375$1,118,518$801,314$2,142,013
68$3,175,512$1,115,156$769,988$2,267,764
69$3,439,413$1,109,797$735,781$2,404,846
70$3,728,341$1,102,285$698,538$2,554,427
71$4,044,790$1,092,456$658,097$2,717,794
72$4,391,506$1,080,134$614,291$2,896,372
73$4,771,513$1,065,133$566,943$3,091,731
74$5,188,141$1,047,258$515,869$3,305,606
75$5,645,058$1,026,300$460,877$3,539,913
76$6,146,303$1,002,039$401,766$3,796,768
77$6,696,328$974,240$338,327$4,078,505
78$7,300,032$942,657$270,340$4,387,701
79$7,962,816$907,028$197,577$4,727,202
80$8,690,627$867,076$119,799$5,100,147
81$9,490,015$822,507$36,757$5,510,004
82$10,368,199$773,012$0$5,960,596
83$11,333,130$718,264$0$6,466,659
84$12,393,565$657,915$0$7,030,972
85$13,559,155$591,599$0$7,651,275
86$14,840,531$518,930$0$8,333,297
87$16,249,405$439,497$0$9,083,360
88$17,798,681$352,869$0$9,908,431
89$19,502,576$258,590$0$10,816,197
90$21,376,754$156,176$0$11,815,130
91$23,438,473$45,118$0$12,914,573
92$25,706,748$0$0$14,124,830
93$28,202,530$0$0$15,482,882
94$30,948,903$0$0$16,994,348
95$33,971,302$0$0$18,657,847
96$37,297,752$0$0$20,488,820
97$40,959,134$0$0$22,504,281
98$44,989,473$0$0$24,722,975
99$49,426,260$0$0$27,165,558
100$54,310,806$0$0$29,854,792