Can I retire at age 53 with 885,000?

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:
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 $885,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$73,082$72,431$71,796$71,176$70,571$68,532
2 years$36,179$35,506$34,853$34,219$33,605$31,567
3 years$23,880$23,203$22,552$21,925$21,321$19,347
4 years$17,732$17,057$16,412$15,796$15,206$13,312
5 years$14,043$13,373$12,736$12,132$11,559$9,751
6 years$11,585$10,920$10,293$9,702$9,147$7,425
7 years$9,830$9,171$8,553$7,977$7,439$5,804
8 years$8,515$7,861$7,254$6,692$6,171$4,622
9 years$7,492$6,844$6,248$5,700$5,197$3,732
10 years$6,674$6,033$5,447$4,913$4,428$3,045
11 years$6,006$5,371$4,795$4,276$3,808$2,506
12 years$5,449$4,820$4,256$3,751$3,300$2,075
13 years$4,978$4,356$3,802$3,311$2,878$1,727
14 years$4,575$3,960$3,416$2,939$2,523$1,444
15 years$4,226$3,617$3,085$2,621$2,221$1,211
16 years$3,921$3,319$2,797$2,347$1,963$1,019
17 years$3,652$3,057$2,545$2,109$1,741$859
18 years$3,413$2,824$2,323$1,901$1,548$726
19 years$3,200$2,618$2,127$1,717$1,379$614
20 years$3,008$2,432$1,952$1,555$1,232$521
21 years$2,834$2,266$1,795$1,412$1,103$442
22 years$2,677$2,115$1,655$1,283$988$375
23 years$2,534$1,978$1,528$1,169$887$319
24 years$2,402$1,853$1,413$1,066$797$271
25 years$2,282$1,739$1,309$974$718$231
26 years$2,170$1,635$1,214$890$646$197
27 years$2,068$1,538$1,127$815$583$168
28 years$1,972$1,450$1,048$747$526$143
29 years$1,884$1,368$975$685$475$122
30 years$1,801$1,291$908$628$429$104
31 years$1,724$1,221$847$577$388$88
32 years$1,652$1,155$790$530$351$75
33 years$1,585$1,094$738$488$318$64
34 years$1,521$1,037$689$449$287$55
35 years$1,462$983$644$413$260$47
36 years$1,406$933$603$380$236$40
37 years$1,353$887$564$351$214$34
38 years$1,302$843$528$323$194$29
39 years$1,255$801$495$298$176$25
40 years$1,210$762$464$275$159$21
41 years$1,167$726$435$253$145$18
42 years$1,127$691$408$234$131$15
43 years$1,088$658$383$216$119$13
44 years$1,052$628$359$199$108$11
45 years$1,017$598$337$184$98$10
46 years$983$571$317$170$89$8
47 years$951$545$298$157$81$7
48 years$921$520$280$145$73$6
49 years$892$497$263$134$67$5
50 years$864$474$247$124$61$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $885,000, adding $6,298 every year, while hoping to spend $24,330 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: 70/12/18 Blend
52$885,000$885,000$885,000$885,000
53$981,766$934,861$921,144$1,045,834
54$1,056,020$954,783$926,115$1,109,243
55$1,137,031$974,865$930,438$1,175,136
56$1,225,465$995,090$934,064$1,246,644
57$1,322,051$1,015,438$936,944$1,324,320
58$1,427,594$1,035,888$939,026$1,408,772
59$1,542,980$1,056,417$940,254$1,500,670
60$1,669,182$1,077,001$940,571$1,600,752
61$1,807,275$1,097,610$939,916$1,709,831
62$1,958,441$1,118,216$938,227$1,828,804
63$2,123,980$1,138,787$935,435$1,958,658
64$2,305,326$1,159,287$931,473$2,100,482
65$2,504,057$1,179,681$926,265$2,255,475
66$2,721,912$1,199,926$919,736$2,424,957
67$2,960,805$1,219,981$911,806$2,610,387
68$3,222,845$1,239,798$902,389$2,813,369
69$3,510,355$1,259,327$891,398$3,035,672
70$3,825,891$1,278,514$878,740$3,279,246
71$4,172,273$1,297,302$864,319$3,546,239
72$4,552,605$1,315,630$848,033$3,839,019
73$4,970,305$1,333,430$829,777$4,160,196
74$5,429,140$1,350,633$809,439$4,512,647
75$5,933,261$1,367,162$786,903$4,899,540
76$6,487,238$1,382,937$762,049$5,324,370
77$7,096,107$1,397,872$734,748$5,790,988
78$7,765,417$1,411,875$704,869$6,303,636
79$8,501,280$1,424,847$672,273$6,866,993
80$9,310,430$1,436,684$636,814$7,486,212
81$10,200,287$1,447,275$598,340$8,166,976
82$11,179,026$1,456,501$556,694$8,915,546
83$12,255,652$1,464,235$511,709$9,738,823
84$13,440,091$1,470,345$463,213$10,644,413
85$14,743,274$1,474,685$411,025$11,640,698
86$16,177,249$1,477,106$354,956$12,736,919
87$17,755,290$1,477,446$294,808$13,943,256
88$19,492,022$1,475,533$230,376$15,270,933
89$21,403,560$1,471,186$161,445$16,732,318
90$23,507,660$1,464,211$87,791$18,341,042
91$25,823,888$1,454,404$9,178$20,112,129
92$28,373,802$1,441,547$0$22,062,136
93$31,181,157$1,425,411$0$24,223,662
94$34,272,130$1,405,750$0$26,605,283
95$37,675,562$1,382,307$0$29,227,450
96$41,423,236$1,354,807$0$32,114,645
97$45,550,173$1,322,960$0$35,293,847
98$50,094,964$1,286,457$0$38,794,786
99$55,100,131$1,244,974$0$42,650,222
100$60,612,532$1,198,167$0$46,896,258