Can I retire at age 53 with 700,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$57,805$57,290$56,788$56,298$55,819$55,467
2 years$28,617$28,084$27,567$27,066$26,580$26,226
3 years$18,888$18,353$17,838$17,342$16,864$16,517
4 years$14,025$13,491$12,981$12,494$12,027$11,691
5 years$11,108$10,577$10,074$9,596$9,143$8,818
6 years$9,164$8,637$8,141$7,674$7,235$6,922
7 years$7,776$7,254$6,765$6,309$5,884$5,583
8 years$6,735$6,218$5,738$5,293$4,881$4,593
9 years$5,926$5,414$4,942$4,508$4,111$3,834
10 years$5,279$4,772$4,308$3,886$3,502$3,238
11 years$4,750$4,248$3,793$3,382$3,012$2,760
12 years$4,310$3,813$3,366$2,967$2,610$2,369
13 years$3,938$3,446$3,008$2,619$2,276$2,046
14 years$3,619$3,132$2,702$2,325$1,995$1,777
15 years$3,343$2,861$2,440$2,073$1,757$1,549
16 years$3,101$2,625$2,212$1,857$1,553$1,355
17 years$2,889$2,418$2,013$1,668$1,377$1,189
18 years$2,700$2,234$1,837$1,503$1,224$1,047
19 years$2,531$2,070$1,682$1,358$1,091$923
20 years$2,379$1,924$1,544$1,230$975$816
21 years$2,242$1,792$1,420$1,117$872$722
22 years$2,117$1,673$1,309$1,015$782$640
23 years$2,004$1,565$1,208$925$702$568
24 years$1,900$1,466$1,118$843$631$505
25 years$1,805$1,376$1,035$770$568$449
26 years$1,717$1,293$960$704$511$400
27 years$1,635$1,217$891$645$461$356
28 years$1,560$1,147$829$591$416$318
29 years$1,490$1,082$771$542$376$284
30 years$1,425$1,021$718$497$339$253
31 years$1,364$966$670$456$307$226
32 years$1,307$914$625$419$278$202
33 years$1,254$865$583$386$251$181
34 years$1,203$820$545$355$227$162
35 years$1,156$778$510$327$206$144
36 years$1,112$738$477$301$187$129
37 years$1,070$701$446$277$169$116
38 years$1,030$666$418$256$153$104
39 years$993$634$391$236$139$93
40 years$957$603$367$217$126$83
41 years$923$574$344$201$114$74
42 years$891$547$323$185$104$67
43 years$861$521$303$171$94$60
44 years$832$496$284$158$86$53
45 years$804$473$267$146$78$48
46 years$778$452$251$135$70$43
47 years$753$431$236$124$64$38
48 years$728$411$221$115$58$35
49 years$705$393$208$106$53$31
50 years$683$375$196$98$48$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $700,000, adding $5,126 every year, while hoping to spend $47,136 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$700,000$700,000$700,000$700,000
53$776,687$739,587$728,737$820,195
54$805,757$725,675$702,998$836,328
55$836,212$709,501$674,816$848,278
56$868,144$690,905$644,061$860,288
57$901,652$669,716$610,594$872,369
58$936,845$645,756$574,273$884,537
59$973,838$618,833$534,946$896,810
60$1,012,760$588,746$492,457$909,211
61$1,053,748$555,282$446,642$921,768
62$1,096,955$518,216$397,329$934,512
63$1,142,545$477,308$344,339$947,481
64$1,190,696$432,308$287,486$960,720
65$1,241,604$382,948$226,574$974,281
66$1,295,483$328,948$161,399$988,224
67$1,352,565$270,009$91,749$1,002,619
68$1,413,105$205,818$17,401$1,017,546
69$1,477,382$136,043$0$1,033,095
70$1,545,699$60,334$0$1,065,896
71$1,618,390$0$0$1,105,571
72$1,695,818$0$0$1,150,542
73$1,778,384$0$0$1,207,020
74$1,866,523$0$0$1,267,340
75$1,960,715$0$0$1,331,836
76$2,061,485$0$0$1,400,870
77$2,169,407$0$0$1,474,841
78$2,285,114$0$0$1,554,185
79$2,409,297$0$0$1,639,384
80$2,542,717$0$0$1,730,963
81$2,686,206$0$0$1,829,500
82$2,840,683$0$0$1,935,631
83$3,007,150$0$0$2,050,052
84$3,186,715$0$0$2,173,529
85$3,380,589$0$0$2,306,903
86$3,590,106$0$0$2,451,099
87$3,816,732$0$0$2,607,134
88$4,062,077$0$0$2,776,123
89$4,327,913$0$0$2,959,296
90$4,616,187$0$0$3,158,003
91$4,929,040$0$0$3,373,729
92$5,268,826$0$0$3,608,107
93$5,638,138$0$0$3,862,936
94$6,039,823$0$0$4,140,191
95$6,477,018$0$0$4,442,048
96$6,953,173$0$0$4,770,901
97$7,472,084$0$0$5,129,383
98$8,037,929$0$0$5,520,393
99$8,655,306$0$0$5,947,123
100$9,329,277$0$0$6,413,084