Can I retire at age 53 with 931,000?

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 $931,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$76,881$76,196$75,528$74,876$74,239$72,533
2 years$38,060$37,351$36,664$35,998$35,352$33,642
3 years$25,121$24,409$23,724$23,064$22,429$20,769
4 years$18,653$17,943$17,265$16,617$15,996$14,400
5 years$14,773$14,068$13,398$12,763$12,160$10,631
6 years$12,188$11,487$10,828$10,207$9,622$8,161
7 years$10,341$9,647$8,998$8,392$7,825$6,434
8 years$8,957$8,269$7,631$7,039$6,492$5,169
9 years$7,882$7,200$6,573$5,996$5,467$4,212
10 years$7,021$6,346$5,730$5,169$4,658$3,469
11 years$6,318$5,650$5,045$4,498$4,006$2,882
12 years$5,732$5,071$4,477$3,946$3,472$2,410
13 years$5,237$4,583$4,000$3,483$3,027$2,027
14 years$4,813$4,166$3,594$3,092$2,654$1,712
15 years$4,446$3,805$3,245$2,758$2,337$1,451
16 years$4,125$3,491$2,942$2,469$2,065$1,234
17 years$3,842$3,215$2,677$2,219$1,831$1,052
18 years$3,591$2,971$2,444$1,999$1,628$899
19 years$3,366$2,754$2,237$1,807$1,451$769
20 years$3,164$2,559$2,053$1,636$1,296$659
21 years$2,982$2,383$1,889$1,485$1,160$566
22 years$2,816$2,225$1,741$1,350$1,040$486
23 years$2,665$2,081$1,607$1,230$933$418
24 years$2,527$1,950$1,486$1,121$839$360
25 years$2,400$1,830$1,377$1,024$755$310
26 years$2,283$1,720$1,277$936$680$267
27 years$2,175$1,618$1,186$857$613$230
28 years$2,075$1,525$1,102$785$553$199
29 years$1,982$1,439$1,026$720$499$172
30 years$1,895$1,359$955$661$451$148
31 years$1,814$1,284$891$607$408$128
32 years$1,738$1,215$831$558$369$110
33 years$1,667$1,151$776$513$334$95
34 years$1,601$1,091$725$472$302$82
35 years$1,538$1,035$678$435$274$71
36 years$1,479$982$634$400$248$62
37 years$1,423$933$593$369$225$53
38 years$1,370$886$556$340$204$46
39 years$1,320$843$521$313$185$40
40 years$1,273$802$488$289$168$34
41 years$1,228$763$458$267$152$30
42 years$1,185$727$429$246$138$26
43 years$1,145$693$403$227$125$22
44 years$1,106$660$378$210$114$19
45 years$1,069$630$355$194$103$17
46 years$1,034$601$333$179$94$14
47 years$1,001$573$313$165$85$12
48 years$969$547$294$153$77$11
49 years$938$522$277$141$70$9
50 years$909$499$260$130$64$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $931,000, adding $6,372 every year, while hoping to spend $46,674 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: 38/33/29 Blend
52$931,000$931,000$931,000$931,000
53$1,032,535$983,192$968,761$1,062,663
54$1,088,192$981,707$951,554$1,083,934
55$1,147,963$978,586$932,206$1,102,186
56$1,212,217$973,698$910,596$1,121,028
57$1,281,360$966,906$886,598$1,140,546
58$1,355,838$958,064$860,079$1,160,837
59$1,436,143$947,019$830,901$1,182,011
60$1,522,812$933,605$798,918$1,204,194
61$1,616,437$917,650$763,980$1,227,527
62$1,717,668$898,969$725,928$1,252,173
63$1,827,220$877,369$684,597$1,278,313
64$1,945,878$852,641$639,812$1,306,154
65$2,074,506$824,569$591,395$1,335,927
66$2,214,054$792,922$539,155$1,367,894
67$2,365,566$757,453$482,895$1,402,348
68$2,530,192$717,906$422,410$1,439,619
69$2,709,194$674,006$357,483$1,480,078
70$2,903,963$625,464$287,890$1,524,139
71$3,116,030$571,974$213,397$1,572,266
72$3,347,077$513,213$133,758$1,624,981
73$3,598,957$448,839$48,717$1,682,862
74$3,873,709$378,490$0$1,746,560
75$4,173,577$301,786$0$1,829,806
76$4,501,031$218,322$0$1,937,332
77$4,858,790$127,674$0$2,055,040
78$5,249,848$29,392$0$2,184,027
79$5,677,502$0$0$2,325,508
80$6,145,379$0$0$2,508,789
81$6,657,476$0$0$2,721,198
82$7,218,193$0$0$2,953,903
83$7,832,375$0$0$3,208,932
84$8,505,359$0$0$3,488,515
85$9,243,020$0$0$3,795,113
86$10,051,832$0$0$4,131,433
87$10,938,922$0$0$4,500,457
88$11,912,142$0$0$4,905,473
89$12,980,140$0$0$5,350,098
90$14,152,442$0$0$5,838,319
91$15,439,541$0$0$6,374,527
92$16,852,997$0$0$6,963,561
93$18,405,541$0$0$7,610,750
94$20,111,201$0$0$8,321,965
95$21,985,430$0$0$9,103,673
96$24,045,251$0$0$9,963,001
97$26,309,419$0$0$10,907,799
98$28,798,596$0$0$11,946,717
99$31,535,546$0$0$13,089,283
100$34,545,349$0$0$14,345,997