Can I retire at age 53 with 1,080,000?

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 $1,080,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$89,185$88,391$87,616$86,859$86,121$85,542
2 years$44,151$43,329$42,532$41,759$41,010$40,426
3 years$29,142$28,316$27,521$26,756$26,018$25,448
4 years$21,638$20,815$20,028$19,276$18,557$18,004
5 years$17,138$16,319$15,543$14,806$14,106$13,573
6 years$14,138$13,326$12,561$11,840$11,162$10,648
7 years$11,997$11,191$10,438$9,735$9,078$8,584
8 years$10,391$9,593$8,852$8,166$7,531$7,057
9 years$9,143$8,352$7,625$6,956$6,342$5,888
10 years$8,145$7,362$6,647$5,996$5,404$4,970
11 years$7,329$6,554$5,852$5,218$4,647$4,233
12 years$6,650$5,883$5,194$4,577$4,027$3,632
13 years$6,075$5,316$4,640$4,041$3,512$3,135
14 years$5,583$4,832$4,169$3,587$3,078$2,720
15 years$5,157$4,414$3,764$3,199$2,711$2,370
16 years$4,785$4,050$3,413$2,864$2,396$2,072
17 years$4,457$3,730$3,106$2,574$2,124$1,817
18 years$4,165$3,447$2,835$2,319$1,889$1,598
19 years$3,905$3,194$2,595$2,096$1,683$1,408
20 years$3,671$2,968$2,382$1,898$1,504$1,243
21 years$3,459$2,765$2,191$1,723$1,346$1,100
22 years$3,267$2,581$2,019$1,566$1,206$974
23 years$3,092$2,414$1,864$1,426$1,083$864
24 years$2,932$2,262$1,724$1,301$973$767
25 years$2,784$2,122$1,597$1,188$876$682
26 years$2,649$1,995$1,481$1,086$789$607
27 years$2,523$1,877$1,375$994$711$540
28 years$2,407$1,769$1,279$911$642$482
29 years$2,299$1,669$1,190$835$579$429
30 years$2,198$1,576$1,108$767$524$383
31 years$2,104$1,490$1,033$704$473$342
32 years$2,017$1,410$964$647$428$305
33 years$1,934$1,335$900$595$387$273
34 years$1,857$1,265$841$548$351$244
35 years$1,784$1,200$786$504$318$218
36 years$1,715$1,139$736$464$288$195
37 years$1,651$1,082$688$428$261$174
38 years$1,589$1,028$645$394$237$156
39 years$1,531$978$604$364$215$139
40 years$1,477$930$566$335$195$125
41 years$1,424$885$531$309$177$111
42 years$1,375$843$498$285$160$100
43 years$1,328$803$467$264$145$89
44 years$1,283$766$439$243$132$80
45 years$1,241$730$412$225$120$72
46 years$1,200$697$387$208$109$64
47 years$1,161$665$363$192$99$57
48 years$1,124$635$341$177$90$51
49 years$1,088$606$321$164$81$46
50 years$1,054$579$302$151$74$41

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $1,080,000, adding $6,035 every year, while hoping to spend $43,161 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: 63/12/25 Blend
52$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000$1,080,000
53$1,196,385$1,139,145$1,122,405$1,263,511
54$1,272,493$1,149,040$1,114,083$1,319,539
55$1,354,918$1,157,974$1,104,035$1,375,405
56$1,444,258$1,165,853$1,092,158$1,435,471
57$1,541,172$1,172,579$1,078,345$1,500,153
58$1,646,383$1,178,047$1,062,481$1,569,911
59$1,760,688$1,182,145$1,044,448$1,645,253
60$1,884,963$1,184,755$1,024,122$1,726,742
61$2,020,171$1,185,750$1,001,372$1,814,995
62$2,167,373$1,184,996$976,063$1,910,699
63$2,327,736$1,182,352$948,052$2,014,608
64$2,502,544$1,177,666$917,190$2,127,557
65$2,693,210$1,170,778$883,322$2,250,465
66$2,901,289$1,161,517$846,285$2,384,351
67$3,128,493$1,149,704$805,908$2,530,335
68$3,376,707$1,135,148$762,014$2,689,656
69$3,648,005$1,117,644$714,416$2,863,682
70$3,944,673$1,096,980$662,920$3,053,921
71$4,269,225$1,072,927$607,323$3,262,038
72$4,624,430$1,045,245$547,412$3,489,871
73$5,013,338$1,013,678$482,967$3,739,448
74$5,439,307$977,957$413,755$4,013,007
75$5,906,035$937,795$339,534$4,313,016
76$6,417,594$892,891$260,053$4,642,201
77$6,978,471$842,925$175,047$5,003,567
78$7,593,605$787,559$84,241$5,400,430
79$8,268,438$726,434$0$5,836,449
80$9,008,962$659,173$0$6,319,039
81$9,821,781$585,377$0$6,873,474
82$10,714,164$504,622$0$7,482,254
83$11,694,123$416,463$0$8,150,883
84$12,770,483$320,428$0$8,885,428
85$13,952,963$216,020$0$9,692,574
86$15,252,272$102,713$0$10,579,689
87$16,680,209$0$0$11,554,893
88$18,249,769$0$0$12,629,782
89$19,975,273$0$0$13,826,460
90$21,872,494$0$0$15,142,316
91$23,958,814$0$0$16,589,414
92$26,253,382$0$0$18,181,047
93$28,777,294$0$0$19,931,861
94$31,553,797$0$0$21,857,993
95$34,608,502$0$0$23,977,223
96$37,969,627$0$0$26,309,141
97$41,668,265$0$0$28,875,330
98$45,738,675$0$0$31,699,575
99$50,218,605$0$0$34,808,080
100$55,149,646$0$0$38,229,719