Can I retire at age 53 with 2,680,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $2,680,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$221,312$219,341$217,417$215,540$213,707$210,340
2 years$109,560$107,520$105,542$103,625$101,765$98,382
3 years$72,315$70,265$68,293$66,394$64,564$61,269
4 years$53,696$51,653$49,700$47,833$46,048$42,867
5 years$42,527$40,496$38,569$36,740$35,005$31,947
6 years$35,084$33,068$31,170$29,381$27,698$24,768
7 years$29,769$27,771$25,902$24,156$22,526$19,723
8 years$25,785$23,805$21,967$20,264$18,687$16,012
9 years$22,688$20,726$18,920$17,260$15,737$13,188
10 years$20,212$18,269$16,495$14,879$13,409$10,984
11 years$18,187$16,264$14,522$12,949$11,532$9,228
12 years$16,501$14,598$12,888$11,358$9,994$7,808
13 years$15,075$13,192$11,514$10,027$8,715$6,645
14 years$13,855$11,991$10,346$8,901$7,639$5,681
15 years$12,797$10,954$9,341$7,938$6,726$4,877
16 years$11,873$10,050$8,469$7,108$5,945$4,200
17 years$11,059$9,256$7,706$6,386$5,271$3,627
18 years$10,336$8,553$7,035$5,755$4,687$3,139
19 years$9,689$7,927$6,440$5,200$4,177$2,723
20 years$9,108$7,366$5,910$4,710$3,731$2,366
21 years$8,584$6,861$5,436$4,275$3,339$2,059
22 years$8,107$6,404$5,011$3,887$2,993$1,794
23 years$7,672$5,990$4,626$3,540$2,687$1,564
24 years$7,275$5,612$4,279$3,228$2,415$1,366
25 years$6,909$5,267$3,963$2,948$2,173$1,193
26 years$6,573$4,950$3,675$2,696$1,957$1,043
27 years$6,262$4,658$3,413$2,468$1,765$913
28 years$5,973$4,390$3,173$2,261$1,592$799
29 years$5,705$4,141$2,952$2,073$1,438$700
30 years$5,455$3,911$2,750$1,903$1,299$613
31 years$5,222$3,697$2,564$1,747$1,175$537
32 years$5,004$3,498$2,392$1,606$1,062$471
33 years$4,799$3,313$2,234$1,477$962$413
34 years$4,607$3,140$2,087$1,359$871$363
35 years$4,427$2,978$1,951$1,251$789$318
36 years$4,256$2,827$1,825$1,152$714$279
37 years$4,096$2,685$1,708$1,061$648$245
38 years$3,944$2,551$1,600$978$587$215
39 years$3,800$2,426$1,499$902$532$189
40 years$3,664$2,308$1,405$832$483$166
41 years$3,535$2,197$1,317$768$438$146
42 years$3,412$2,093$1,236$708$397$128
43 years$3,295$1,994$1,160$654$361$112
44 years$3,184$1,900$1,088$604$327$99
45 years$3,078$1,812$1,022$558$297$87
46 years$2,977$1,729$960$515$270$76
47 years$2,881$1,650$902$476$245$67
48 years$2,789$1,575$847$440$223$59
49 years$2,701$1,504$797$406$202$52
50 years$2,617$1,437$749$376$184$45

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $2,680,000, adding $6,024 every year, while hoping to spend $25,747 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: 62/15/23 Blend
52$2,680,000$2,680,000$2,680,000$2,680,000
53$2,959,574$2,817,534$2,775,994$3,124,819
54$3,234,056$2,928,198$2,841,595$3,347,994
55$3,535,672$3,043,422$2,908,531$3,588,180
56$3,867,163$3,163,403$2,976,819$3,849,848
57$4,231,547$3,288,343$3,046,477$4,135,100
58$4,632,152$3,418,459$3,117,521$4,446,245
59$5,072,642$3,553,974$3,189,968$4,785,826
60$5,557,054$3,695,121$3,263,834$5,156,642
61$6,089,837$3,842,145$3,339,136$5,561,776
62$6,675,891$3,995,302$3,415,888$6,004,619
63$7,320,617$4,154,856$3,494,105$6,488,907
64$8,029,964$4,321,089$3,573,802$7,018,752
65$8,810,488$4,494,289$3,654,992$7,598,681
66$9,669,412$4,674,763$3,737,688$8,233,682
67$10,614,694$4,862,829$3,821,902$8,929,245
68$11,655,103$5,058,818$3,907,646$9,691,415
69$12,800,301$5,263,078$3,994,931$10,526,854
70$14,060,936$5,475,973$4,083,765$11,442,893
71$15,448,739$5,697,882$4,174,158$12,447,610
72$16,976,635$5,929,203$4,266,117$13,549,902
73$18,658,868$6,170,351$4,359,648$14,759,566
74$20,511,134$6,421,759$4,454,758$16,087,397
75$22,550,726$6,683,882$4,551,448$17,545,283
76$24,796,701$6,957,193$4,649,723$19,146,318
77$27,270,059$7,242,190$4,749,583$20,904,930
78$29,993,938$7,539,390$4,851,027$22,837,010
79$32,993,836$7,849,337$4,954,053$24,960,062
80$36,297,850$8,172,597$5,058,657$27,293,373
81$39,936,941$8,509,765$5,164,832$29,858,189
82$43,945,225$8,861,460$5,272,570$32,677,914
83$48,360,298$9,228,331$5,381,862$35,778,336
84$53,223,588$9,611,058$5,492,693$39,187,863
85$58,580,745$10,010,351$5,605,049$42,937,794
86$64,482,074$10,426,952$5,718,912$47,062,614
87$70,983,012$10,861,638$5,834,261$51,600,314
88$78,144,643$11,315,223$5,951,073$56,592,753
89$86,034,284$11,788,556$6,069,322$62,086,053
90$94,726,114$12,282,528$6,188,976$68,131,027
91$104,301,874$12,798,069$6,310,004$74,783,665
92$114,851,644$13,336,152$6,432,367$82,105,656
93$126,474,685$13,897,798$6,556,026$90,164,972
94$139,280,385$14,484,072$6,680,934$99,036,506
95$153,389,282$15,096,089$6,807,044$108,802,781
96$168,934,209$15,735,018$6,934,300$119,554,722
97$186,061,544$16,402,080$7,062,645$131,392,522
98$204,932,593$17,098,553$7,192,014$144,426,575
99$225,725,111$17,825,775$7,322,340$158,778,528
100$248,634,982$18,585,148$7,453,548$174,582,416