Can I retire at age 53 with 996,000?

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 $996,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$82,249$81,516$80,801$80,104$79,422$78,790
2 years$40,717$39,959$39,224$38,511$37,820$37,183
3 years$26,875$26,114$25,380$24,675$23,995$23,372
4 years$19,956$19,196$18,470$17,777$17,113$16,510
5 years$15,805$15,050$14,334$13,654$13,009$12,427
6 years$13,039$12,290$11,584$10,919$10,294$9,733
7 years$11,063$10,321$9,626$8,977$8,372$7,834
8 years$9,583$8,847$8,164$7,531$6,945$6,429
9 years$8,432$7,703$7,032$6,415$5,849$5,355
10 years$7,511$6,790$6,130$5,530$4,983$4,512
11 years$6,759$6,044$5,397$4,812$4,286$3,835
12 years$6,132$5,425$4,790$4,221$3,714$3,285
13 years$5,603$4,903$4,279$3,727$3,239$2,830
14 years$5,149$4,456$3,845$3,308$2,839$2,450
15 years$4,756$4,071$3,471$2,950$2,500$2,131
16 years$4,413$3,735$3,147$2,642$2,209$1,859
17 years$4,110$3,440$2,864$2,373$1,959$1,627
18 years$3,841$3,179$2,614$2,139$1,742$1,428
19 years$3,601$2,946$2,393$1,933$1,552$1,256
20 years$3,385$2,737$2,197$1,750$1,387$1,106
21 years$3,190$2,550$2,020$1,589$1,241$976
22 years$3,013$2,380$1,862$1,444$1,112$863
23 years$2,851$2,226$1,719$1,315$998$764
24 years$2,704$2,086$1,590$1,200$897$677
25 years$2,568$1,957$1,473$1,096$808$600
26 years$2,443$1,840$1,366$1,002$727$533
27 years$2,327$1,731$1,268$917$656$473
28 years$2,220$1,631$1,179$840$592$421
29 years$2,120$1,539$1,097$770$534$374
30 years$2,027$1,453$1,022$707$483$333
31 years$1,941$1,374$953$649$437$296
32 years$1,860$1,300$889$597$395$264
33 years$1,784$1,231$830$549$357$235
34 years$1,712$1,167$776$505$324$210
35 years$1,645$1,107$725$465$293$187
36 years$1,582$1,050$678$428$266$167
37 years$1,522$998$635$394$241$149
38 years$1,466$948$595$364$218$133
39 years$1,412$902$557$335$198$118
40 years$1,362$858$522$309$179$106
41 years$1,314$817$490$285$163$94
42 years$1,268$778$459$263$148$84
43 years$1,225$741$431$243$134$75
44 years$1,183$706$404$224$122$67
45 years$1,144$674$380$207$110$60
46 years$1,107$643$357$191$100$53
47 years$1,071$613$335$177$91$48
48 years$1,036$585$315$163$83$43
49 years$1,004$559$296$151$75$38
50 years$972$534$278$140$68$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $996,000, adding $6,662 every year, while hoping to spend $46,501 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: 68/14/18 Blend
52$996,000$996,000$996,000$996,000
53$1,104,464$1,051,676$1,036,238$1,174,296
54$1,167,642$1,053,731$1,021,475$1,223,830
55$1,235,707$1,054,329$1,004,659$1,271,922
56$1,309,106$1,053,348$985,673$1,323,381
57$1,388,334$1,050,661$964,392$1,378,534
58$1,473,932$1,046,132$940,687$1,437,744
59$1,566,497$1,039,617$914,424$1,501,411
60$1,666,684$1,030,962$885,462$1,569,978
61$1,775,213$1,020,006$853,651$1,643,933
62$1,892,875$1,006,577$818,839$1,723,815
63$2,020,541$990,492$780,863$1,810,220
64$2,159,169$971,559$739,555$1,903,807
65$2,309,812$949,573$694,738$2,005,301
66$2,473,628$924,317$646,227$2,115,505
67$2,651,893$895,563$593,829$2,235,305
68$2,846,007$863,067$537,344$2,365,678
69$3,057,516$826,573$476,561$2,507,705
70$3,288,117$785,809$411,260$2,662,578
71$3,539,679$740,488$341,211$2,831,612
72$3,814,260$690,306$266,176$3,016,260
73$4,114,124$634,941$185,903$3,218,127
74$4,441,765$574,053$100,131$3,438,981
75$4,799,928$507,284$8,588$3,680,777
76$5,191,634$434,255$0$3,945,670
77$5,620,210$354,563$0$4,253,153
78$6,089,321$267,786$0$4,591,612
79$6,603,000$173,476$0$4,962,352
80$7,165,691$71,161$0$5,368,632
81$7,782,285$0$0$5,814,046
82$8,458,171$0$0$6,308,663
83$9,199,284$0$0$6,863,092
84$10,012,158$0$0$7,471,268
85$10,903,995$0$0$8,138,584
86$11,882,722$0$0$8,870,981
87$12,957,075$0$0$9,675,005
88$14,136,675$0$0$10,557,863
89$15,432,121$0$0$11,527,496
90$16,855,087$0$0$12,592,654
91$18,418,436$0$0$13,762,972
92$20,136,337$0$0$15,049,067
93$22,024,399$0$0$16,462,636
94$24,099,819$0$0$18,016,564
95$26,381,543$0$0$19,725,046
96$28,890,445$0$0$21,603,724
97$31,649,521$0$0$23,669,828
98$34,684,109$0$0$25,942,345
99$38,022,125$0$0$28,442,191
100$41,694,326$0$0$31,192,414