Can I retire at age 53 with 928,000?

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 $928,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$76,633$75,951$75,285$74,635$74,000$72,506
2 years$37,937$37,231$36,546$35,882$35,238$33,739
3 years$25,040$24,331$23,648$22,990$22,357$20,900
4 years$18,593$17,886$17,209$16,563$15,945$14,542
5 years$14,726$14,023$13,355$12,722$12,121$10,775
6 years$12,148$11,450$10,793$10,174$9,591$8,304
7 years$10,308$9,616$8,969$8,364$7,800$6,572
8 years$8,929$8,243$7,606$7,017$6,471$5,301
9 years$7,856$7,177$6,551$5,977$5,449$4,338
10 years$6,999$6,326$5,712$5,152$4,643$3,589
11 years$6,298$5,632$5,028$4,484$3,993$2,994
12 years$5,714$5,055$4,463$3,933$3,460$2,516
13 years$5,220$4,568$3,987$3,472$3,018$2,125
14 years$4,797$4,152$3,582$3,082$2,645$1,804
15 years$4,431$3,793$3,234$2,749$2,329$1,536
16 years$4,111$3,480$2,933$2,461$2,058$1,313
17 years$3,829$3,205$2,668$2,211$1,825$1,125
18 years$3,579$2,962$2,436$1,993$1,623$966
19 years$3,355$2,745$2,230$1,801$1,446$831
20 years$3,154$2,551$2,047$1,631$1,292$716
21 years$2,972$2,376$1,882$1,480$1,156$618
22 years$2,807$2,218$1,735$1,346$1,036$534
23 years$2,657$2,074$1,602$1,226$930$462
24 years$2,519$1,943$1,482$1,118$836$400
25 years$2,393$1,824$1,372$1,021$752$346
26 years$2,276$1,714$1,273$933$678$300
27 years$2,168$1,613$1,182$854$611$260
28 years$2,068$1,520$1,099$783$551$226
29 years$1,975$1,434$1,022$718$498$196
30 years$1,889$1,354$952$659$450$170
31 years$1,808$1,280$888$605$407$148
32 years$1,733$1,211$828$556$368$128
33 years$1,662$1,147$773$511$333$112
34 years$1,595$1,087$723$471$301$97
35 years$1,533$1,031$676$433$273$84
36 years$1,474$979$632$399$247$73
37 years$1,418$930$592$368$224$64
38 years$1,366$883$554$339$203$55
39 years$1,316$840$519$312$184$48
40 years$1,269$799$486$288$167$42
41 years$1,224$761$456$266$152$36
42 years$1,181$725$428$245$138$32
43 years$1,141$690$402$226$125$28
44 years$1,103$658$377$209$113$24
45 years$1,066$628$354$193$103$21
46 years$1,031$599$332$178$93$18
47 years$998$571$312$165$85$16
48 years$966$545$293$152$77$14
49 years$935$521$276$141$70$12
50 years$906$497$259$130$64$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $928,000, adding $6,889 every year, while hoping to spend $37,901 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: 82/11/7 Blend
52$928,000$928,000$928,000$928,000
53$1,029,762$980,578$966,194$1,112,933
54$1,094,471$988,300$958,235$1,176,056
55$1,164,511$995,130$948,739$1,239,564
56$1,240,384$1,000,984$937,615$1,308,117
57$1,322,645$1,005,774$924,767$1,382,197
58$1,411,902$1,009,404$910,094$1,462,338
59$1,508,825$1,011,775$893,491$1,549,126
60$1,614,151$1,012,777$874,849$1,643,205
61$1,728,690$1,012,299$854,052$1,745,288
62$1,853,334$1,010,220$830,981$1,856,156
63$1,989,064$1,006,410$805,508$1,976,673
64$2,136,959$1,000,734$777,503$2,107,789
65$2,298,207$993,048$746,827$2,250,551
66$2,474,115$983,199$713,337$2,406,113
67$2,666,123$971,024$676,883$2,575,746
68$2,875,815$956,352$637,305$2,760,849
69$3,104,934$938,999$594,442$2,962,966
70$3,355,401$918,774$548,119$3,183,798
71$3,629,329$895,471$498,158$3,425,218
72$3,929,046$868,874$444,371$3,689,290
73$4,257,114$838,754$386,563$3,978,290
74$4,616,354$804,868$324,528$4,294,726
75$5,009,875$766,959$258,052$4,641,360
76$5,441,099$724,757$186,914$5,021,237
77$5,913,795$677,973$110,879$5,437,714
78$6,432,113$626,305$29,705$5,894,490
79$7,000,626$569,431$0$6,395,640
80$7,624,369$507,012$0$6,949,907
81$8,308,888$438,690$0$7,560,637
82$9,060,294$364,085$0$8,231,084
83$9,885,315$282,797$0$8,967,285
84$10,791,367$194,403$0$9,775,889
85$11,786,615$98,457$0$10,664,225
86$12,880,056$0$0$11,640,368
87$14,081,600$0$0$12,713,884
88$15,402,168$0$0$13,906,861
89$16,853,787$0$0$15,218,250
90$18,449,710$0$0$16,660,028
91$20,204,537$0$0$18,245,386
92$22,134,355$0$0$19,988,861
93$24,256,886$0$0$21,906,468
94$26,591,658$0$0$24,015,850
95$29,160,185$0$0$26,336,450
96$31,986,170$0$0$28,889,688
97$35,095,733$0$0$31,699,163
98$38,517,651$0$0$34,790,880
99$42,283,633$0$0$38,193,493
100$46,428,616$0$0$41,938,571