Can I retire at age 53 with 863,000?

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 $863,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$71,266$70,631$70,012$69,407$68,817$66,454
2 years$35,280$34,623$33,986$33,369$32,770$30,414
3 years$23,286$22,627$21,991$21,380$20,791$18,515
4 years$17,291$16,633$16,004$15,403$14,828$12,650
5 years$13,694$13,040$12,420$11,831$11,272$9,198
6 years$11,297$10,648$10,037$9,461$8,919$6,950
7 years$9,586$8,943$8,341$7,779$7,254$5,389
8 years$8,303$7,665$7,074$6,525$6,018$4,257
9 years$7,306$6,674$6,093$5,558$5,068$3,408
10 years$6,508$5,883$5,312$4,791$4,318$2,757
11 years$5,856$5,237$4,676$4,170$3,714$2,248
12 years$5,314$4,701$4,150$3,657$3,218$1,844
13 years$4,855$4,248$3,708$3,229$2,806$1,521
14 years$4,461$3,861$3,331$2,866$2,460$1,259
15 years$4,121$3,527$3,008$2,556$2,166$1,046
16 years$3,823$3,236$2,727$2,289$1,914$871
17 years$3,561$2,981$2,482$2,056$1,697$727
18 years$3,328$2,754$2,265$1,853$1,509$608
19 years$3,120$2,553$2,074$1,675$1,345$509
20 years$2,933$2,372$1,903$1,517$1,202$427
21 years$2,764$2,209$1,751$1,376$1,075$358
22 years$2,611$2,062$1,613$1,252$964$301
23 years$2,471$1,929$1,490$1,140$865$253
24 years$2,343$1,807$1,378$1,040$778$213
25 years$2,225$1,696$1,276$949$700$179
26 years$2,117$1,594$1,184$868$630$151
27 years$2,016$1,500$1,099$795$568$127
28 years$1,923$1,414$1,022$728$513$107
29 years$1,837$1,334$951$668$463$90
30 years$1,757$1,259$886$613$418$76
31 years$1,682$1,191$826$563$378$64
32 years$1,611$1,126$770$517$342$54
33 years$1,546$1,067$719$476$310$46
34 years$1,484$1,011$672$438$280$38
35 years$1,425$959$628$403$254$32
36 years$1,371$910$588$371$230$27
37 years$1,319$864$550$342$209$23
38 years$1,270$822$515$315$189$19
39 years$1,224$781$483$290$171$16
40 years$1,180$743$452$268$155$14
41 years$1,138$708$424$247$141$12
42 years$1,099$674$398$228$128$10
43 years$1,061$642$373$211$116$8
44 years$1,025$612$350$194$105$7
45 years$991$584$329$180$96$6
46 years$959$557$309$166$87$5
47 years$928$531$290$153$79$4
48 years$898$507$273$142$72$4
49 years$870$484$256$131$65$3
50 years$843$463$241$121$59$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $863,000, adding $2,521 every year, while hoping to spend $36,109 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: 68/14/18 Blend
52$863,000$863,000$863,000$863,000
53$953,626$907,887$894,511$1,014,134
54$1,012,477$913,954$886,057$1,060,926
55$1,076,119$919,108$876,110$1,107,623
56$1,145,005$923,266$864,582$1,157,812
57$1,219,630$926,340$851,379$1,211,834
58$1,300,538$928,237$836,406$1,270,066
59$1,388,329$928,856$819,562$1,332,923
60$1,483,661$928,093$800,740$1,400,864
61$1,587,259$925,834$779,829$1,474,394
62$1,699,920$921,961$756,715$1,554,073
63$1,822,522$916,347$731,275$1,640,517
64$1,956,030$908,858$703,383$1,734,405
65$2,101,505$899,353$672,906$1,836,488
66$2,260,116$887,679$639,706$1,947,595
67$2,433,150$873,677$603,638$2,068,637
68$2,622,022$857,177$564,551$2,200,625
69$2,828,291$838,002$522,286$2,344,669
70$3,053,671$815,959$476,677$2,501,998
71$3,300,053$790,848$427,554$2,673,964
72$3,569,516$762,457$374,734$2,862,061
73$3,864,349$730,560$318,029$3,067,938
74$4,187,073$694,917$257,244$3,293,411
75$4,540,464$655,279$192,172$3,540,487
76$4,927,581$611,376$122,598$3,811,377
77$5,351,788$562,928$48,300$4,108,522
78$5,816,796$509,636$0$4,434,612
79$6,326,686$451,186$0$4,798,569
80$6,885,957$387,243$0$5,208,001
81$7,499,564$317,457$0$5,657,283
82$8,172,962$241,455$0$6,150,449
83$8,912,163$158,845$0$6,691,945
84$9,723,787$69,212$0$7,286,672
85$10,615,129$0$0$7,940,030
86$11,594,222$0$0$8,662,268
87$12,669,918$0$0$9,467,532
88$13,851,967$0$0$10,352,468
89$15,151,111$0$0$11,325,124
90$16,579,184$0$0$12,394,367
91$18,149,224$0$0$13,569,966
92$19,875,596$0$0$14,862,685
93$21,774,125$0$0$16,284,381
94$23,862,248$0$0$17,848,120
95$26,159,175$0$0$19,568,296
96$28,686,071$0$0$21,460,769
97$31,466,260$0$0$23,543,015
98$34,525,435$0$0$25,834,288
99$37,891,908$0$0$28,355,801
100$41,596,876$0$0$31,130,931