Can I retire at age 53 with 2,890,000?

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 $2,890,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$238,653$236,528$234,454$232,429$230,453$227,762
2 years$118,145$115,945$113,812$111,745$109,739$107,031
3 years$77,981$75,771$73,644$71,596$69,623$66,981
4 years$57,903$55,700$53,594$51,581$49,656$47,101
5 years$45,859$43,669$41,591$39,619$37,748$35,287
6 years$37,833$35,659$33,612$31,684$29,868$27,505
7 years$32,102$29,947$27,932$26,049$24,291$22,026
8 years$27,805$25,670$23,688$21,852$20,152$17,985
9 years$24,466$22,350$20,403$18,613$16,971$14,901
10 years$21,795$19,701$17,788$16,044$14,460$12,486
11 years$19,612$17,538$15,660$13,964$12,436$10,556
12 years$17,794$15,741$13,898$12,248$10,777$8,989
13 years$16,257$14,226$12,417$10,813$9,398$7,699
14 years$14,940$12,931$11,156$9,599$8,238$6,627
15 years$13,800$11,812$10,073$8,560$7,253$5,727
16 years$12,804$10,838$9,132$7,665$6,410$4,967
17 years$11,925$9,981$8,310$6,887$5,684$4,320
18 years$11,146$9,223$7,586$6,206$5,054$3,766
19 years$10,449$8,548$6,945$5,608$4,505$3,290
20 years$9,822$7,943$6,374$5,079$4,024$2,880
21 years$9,256$7,399$5,862$4,610$3,601$2,525
22 years$8,742$6,906$5,403$4,191$3,228$2,217
23 years$8,274$6,459$4,989$3,817$2,897$1,948
24 years$7,845$6,052$4,614$3,481$2,604$1,714
25 years$7,451$5,679$4,273$3,179$2,343$1,510
26 years$7,088$5,338$3,963$2,907$2,111$1,331
27 years$6,752$5,024$3,680$2,661$1,903$1,174
28 years$6,441$4,734$3,421$2,438$1,717$1,036
29 years$6,152$4,466$3,184$2,236$1,551$914
30 years$5,883$4,217$2,966$2,052$1,401$808
31 years$5,631$3,987$2,765$1,884$1,267$714
32 years$5,396$3,772$2,580$1,732$1,146$631
33 years$5,176$3,572$2,409$1,593$1,037$558
34 years$4,968$3,386$2,250$1,465$939$494
35 years$4,774$3,211$2,104$1,349$850$437
36 years$4,590$3,048$1,968$1,242$770$387
37 years$4,417$2,895$1,842$1,145$698$342
38 years$4,253$2,751$1,725$1,055$633$303
39 years$4,098$2,616$1,616$973$574$268
40 years$3,951$2,489$1,515$897$521$238
41 years$3,812$2,369$1,421$828$472$210
42 years$3,679$2,257$1,332$764$429$186
43 years$3,554$2,150$1,250$705$389$165
44 years$3,434$2,049$1,174$651$353$146
45 years$3,320$1,954$1,102$601$321$130
46 years$3,211$1,864$1,035$555$291$115
47 years$3,107$1,779$972$513$264$102
48 years$3,007$1,698$914$474$240$90
49 years$2,913$1,622$859$438$218$80
50 years$2,822$1,549$808$405$198$71

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $2,890,000, adding $4,473 every year, while hoping to spend $37,931 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: 34/44/22 Blend
52$2,890,000$2,890,000$2,890,000$2,890,000
53$3,189,394$3,036,224$2,991,429$3,276,269
54$3,474,354$3,144,641$3,051,283$3,449,549
55$3,787,108$3,257,098$3,111,872$3,632,494
56$4,130,452$3,373,755$3,173,179$3,829,006
57$4,507,465$3,494,776$3,235,187$4,040,308
58$4,921,538$3,620,331$3,297,877$4,267,746
59$5,376,407$3,750,599$3,361,227$4,512,799
60$5,876,187$3,885,766$3,425,216$4,777,088
61$6,425,415$4,026,025$3,489,817$5,062,396
62$7,029,084$4,171,577$3,555,003$5,370,681
63$7,692,698$4,322,631$3,620,742$5,704,096
64$8,422,320$4,479,407$3,687,004$6,065,005
65$9,224,629$4,642,131$3,753,752$6,456,008
66$10,106,987$4,811,041$3,820,948$6,879,963
67$11,077,500$4,986,382$3,888,550$7,340,014
68$12,145,103$5,168,413$3,956,514$7,839,616
69$13,319,639$5,357,401$4,024,793$8,382,569
70$14,611,953$5,553,624$4,093,335$8,973,056
71$16,033,995$5,757,375$4,162,085$9,615,674
72$17,598,932$5,968,956$4,230,984$10,315,484
73$19,321,271$6,188,682$4,299,969$11,078,053
74$21,216,996$6,416,883$4,368,974$11,909,508
75$23,303,721$6,653,902$4,437,926$12,816,589
76$25,600,855$6,900,097$4,506,750$13,806,716
77$28,129,780$7,155,840$4,575,365$14,888,055
78$30,914,062$7,421,520$4,643,683$16,069,596
79$33,979,664$7,697,542$4,711,615$17,361,232
80$37,355,197$7,984,329$4,779,061$18,773,857
81$41,072,187$8,282,322$4,845,920$20,319,463
82$45,165,373$8,591,978$4,912,081$22,011,253
83$49,673,034$8,913,779$4,977,429$23,863,765
84$54,637,352$9,248,222$5,041,842$25,893,005
85$60,104,807$9,595,830$5,105,188$28,116,601
86$66,126,618$9,957,146$5,167,332$30,553,963
87$72,759,223$10,332,736$5,228,128$33,226,467
88$80,064,816$10,723,193$5,287,423$36,157,652
89$88,111,931$11,129,132$5,345,055$39,373,447
90$96,976,087$11,551,199$5,400,853$42,902,404
91$106,740,504$11,990,064$5,454,638$46,775,975
92$117,496,887$12,446,429$5,506,220$51,028,799
93$129,346,289$12,921,024$5,555,399$55,699,032
94$142,400,070$13,414,613$5,601,963$60,828,702
95$156,780,940$13,927,993$5,645,692$66,464,104
96$172,624,126$14,461,994$5,686,353$72,656,235
97$190,078,639$15,017,484$5,723,698$79,461,273
98$209,308,689$15,595,369$5,757,470$86,941,103
99$230,495,227$16,196,594$5,787,398$95,163,898
100$253,837,660$16,822,147$5,813,195$104,204,762