Can I retire at age 53 with 725,000?

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 $725,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$59,870$59,337$58,816$58,308$57,813$55,984
2 years$29,639$29,087$28,552$28,033$27,530$25,704
3 years$19,563$19,008$18,475$17,961$17,466$15,701
4 years$14,526$13,973$13,445$12,940$12,457$10,765
5 years$11,504$10,955$10,434$9,939$9,470$7,856
6 years$9,491$8,946$8,432$7,948$7,493$5,959
7 years$8,053$7,513$7,007$6,535$6,094$4,640
8 years$6,975$6,440$5,943$5,482$5,055$3,680
9 years$6,138$5,607$5,118$4,669$4,257$2,959
10 years$5,468$4,942$4,462$4,025$3,627$2,404
11 years$4,920$4,400$3,929$3,503$3,120$1,969
12 years$4,464$3,949$3,486$3,073$2,704$1,623
13 years$4,078$3,569$3,115$2,713$2,358$1,345
14 years$3,748$3,244$2,799$2,408$2,067$1,119
15 years$3,462$2,963$2,527$2,147$1,820$934
16 years$3,212$2,719$2,291$1,923$1,608$782
17 years$2,992$2,504$2,085$1,728$1,426$656
18 years$2,796$2,314$1,903$1,557$1,268$551
19 years$2,621$2,144$1,742$1,407$1,130$464
20 years$2,464$1,993$1,599$1,274$1,009$391
21 years$2,322$1,856$1,471$1,156$903$330
22 years$2,193$1,733$1,355$1,051$810$279
23 years$2,076$1,620$1,252$958$727$236
24 years$1,968$1,518$1,157$873$653$199
25 years$1,869$1,425$1,072$798$588$169
26 years$1,778$1,339$994$729$530$143
27 years$1,694$1,260$923$668$477$121
28 years$1,616$1,188$858$612$431$103
29 years$1,543$1,120$799$561$389$87
30 years$1,476$1,058$744$515$351$74
31 years$1,413$1,000$694$473$318$62
32 years$1,354$946$647$434$287$53
33 years$1,298$896$604$400$260$45
34 years$1,246$849$565$368$236$38
35 years$1,198$806$528$338$213$32
36 years$1,151$765$494$312$193$27
37 years$1,108$726$462$287$175$23
38 years$1,067$690$433$265$159$20
39 years$1,028$656$405$244$144$17
40 years$991$624$380$225$131$14
41 years$956$594$356$208$119$12
42 years$923$566$334$192$108$10
43 years$891$539$314$177$98$9
44 years$861$514$294$163$89$7
45 years$833$490$276$151$80$6
46 years$805$468$260$139$73$5
47 years$779$446$244$129$66$5
48 years$754$426$229$119$60$4
49 years$731$407$215$110$55$3
50 years$708$389$203$102$50$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $725,000, adding $5,086 every year, while hoping to spend $48,179 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: 61/20/19 Blend
52$725,000$725,000$725,000$725,000
53$804,196$765,771$754,534$849,008
54$834,962$752,032$728,549$866,134
55$867,251$736,005$700,078$879,013
56$901,169$717,526$668,988$891,962
57$936,827$696,425$635,139$904,993
58$974,351$672,517$598,383$918,123
59$1,013,874$645,609$558,568$931,371
60$1,055,543$615,498$515,534$944,761
61$1,099,517$581,966$469,113$958,323
62$1,145,970$544,784$419,130$972,092
63$1,195,091$503,712$365,404$986,107
64$1,247,089$458,492$307,743$1,000,419
65$1,302,188$408,854$245,949$1,015,082
66$1,360,636$354,513$179,813$1,030,163
67$1,422,703$295,166$109,119$1,045,736
68$1,488,685$230,495$33,640$1,061,890
69$1,558,903$160,162$0$1,078,725
70$1,633,713$83,811$0$1,105,865
71$1,713,501$1,067$0$1,141,827
72$1,798,692$0$0$1,179,987
73$1,889,750$0$0$1,240,038
74$1,987,185$0$0$1,304,582
75$2,091,556$0$0$1,373,758
76$2,203,476$0$0$1,447,977
77$2,323,617$0$0$1,527,691
78$2,452,717$0$0$1,613,395
79$2,591,585$0$0$1,705,631
80$2,741,113$0$0$1,804,997
81$2,902,275$0$0$1,912,148
82$3,076,146$0$0$2,027,805
83$3,263,903$0$0$2,152,757
84$3,466,842$0$0$2,287,876
85$3,686,386$0$0$2,434,116
86$3,924,101$0$0$2,592,528
87$4,181,707$0$0$2,764,268
88$4,461,094$0$0$2,950,605
89$4,764,344$0$0$3,152,936
90$5,093,744$0$0$3,372,799
91$5,451,812$0$0$3,611,882
92$5,841,315$0$0$3,872,047
93$6,265,300$0$0$4,155,338
94$6,727,119$0$0$4,464,008
95$7,230,461$0$0$4,800,534
96$7,779,384$0$0$5,167,643
97$8,378,357$0$0$5,568,338
98$9,032,298$0$0$6,005,922
99$9,746,620$0$0$6,484,032
100$10,527,284$0$0$7,006,672