Can I retire at age 53 with 989,000?

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 $989,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$81,671$80,943$80,233$79,541$78,864$78,499
2 years$40,431$39,678$38,948$38,241$37,554$37,186
3 years$26,686$25,930$25,202$24,501$23,826$23,465
4 years$19,815$19,061$18,341$17,652$16,993$16,643
5 years$15,694$14,944$14,233$13,558$12,918$12,580
6 years$12,947$12,203$11,502$10,843$10,221$9,895
7 years$10,986$10,248$9,559$8,914$8,313$7,999
8 years$9,515$8,785$8,106$7,478$6,896$6,595
9 years$8,373$7,649$6,982$6,370$5,808$5,519
10 years$7,459$6,742$6,087$5,491$4,948$4,672
11 years$6,712$6,002$5,359$4,779$4,256$3,991
12 years$6,089$5,387$4,756$4,191$3,688$3,435
13 years$5,563$4,868$4,249$3,700$3,216$2,975
14 years$5,113$4,425$3,818$3,285$2,819$2,589
15 years$4,723$4,042$3,447$2,929$2,482$2,263
16 years$4,382$3,709$3,125$2,623$2,194$1,986
17 years$4,081$3,416$2,844$2,357$1,945$1,748
18 years$3,814$3,156$2,596$2,124$1,730$1,542
19 years$3,576$2,925$2,377$1,919$1,542$1,364
20 years$3,361$2,718$2,181$1,738$1,377$1,209
21 years$3,168$2,532$2,006$1,577$1,232$1,073
22 years$2,992$2,363$1,849$1,434$1,104$954
23 years$2,831$2,210$1,707$1,306$991$850
24 years$2,685$2,071$1,579$1,191$891$757
25 years$2,550$1,944$1,462$1,088$802$676
26 years$2,426$1,827$1,356$995$722$604
27 years$2,311$1,719$1,259$911$651$540
28 years$2,204$1,620$1,171$834$588$483
29 years$2,105$1,528$1,090$765$531$432
30 years$2,013$1,443$1,015$702$479$387
31 years$1,927$1,364$946$645$433$347
32 years$1,847$1,291$883$593$392$311
33 years$1,771$1,223$824$545$355$279
34 years$1,700$1,159$770$501$321$250
35 years$1,634$1,099$720$462$291$225
36 years$1,571$1,043$674$425$264$202
37 years$1,511$991$630$392$239$181
38 years$1,455$942$590$361$217$163
39 years$1,402$895$553$333$196$146
40 years$1,352$852$518$307$178$131
41 years$1,304$811$486$283$162$118
42 years$1,259$772$456$261$147$106
43 years$1,216$736$428$241$133$95
44 years$1,175$701$402$223$121$86
45 years$1,136$669$377$206$110$77
46 years$1,099$638$354$190$100$69
47 years$1,063$609$333$176$90$62
48 years$1,029$581$313$162$82$56
49 years$997$555$294$150$75$50
50 years$966$530$276$139$68$45

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $989,000, adding $2,641 every year, while hoping to spend $35,952 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: 44/35/21 Blend
52$989,000$989,000$989,000$989,000
53$1,092,602$1,040,185$1,024,856$1,133,926
54$1,165,795$1,052,902$1,020,936$1,176,064
55$1,245,248$1,065,036$1,015,679$1,217,987
56$1,331,563$1,076,522$1,009,004$1,262,694
57$1,425,400$1,087,289$1,000,823$1,310,460
58$1,527,486$1,097,262$991,046$1,361,589
59$1,638,620$1,106,358$979,577$1,416,421
60$1,759,683$1,114,494$966,316$1,475,328
61$1,891,643$1,121,576$951,160$1,538,724
62$2,035,566$1,127,509$933,999$1,607,067
63$2,192,625$1,132,188$914,719$1,680,861
64$2,364,111$1,135,503$893,200$1,760,668
65$2,551,445$1,137,337$869,318$1,847,106
66$2,756,193$1,137,567$842,940$1,940,861
67$2,980,076$1,136,060$813,930$2,042,689
68$3,224,992$1,132,675$782,145$2,153,427
69$3,493,030$1,127,264$747,436$2,274,002
70$3,786,489$1,119,670$709,644$2,405,437
71$4,107,901$1,109,725$668,608$2,548,862
72$4,460,056$1,097,250$624,155$2,705,528
73$4,846,025$1,082,059$576,108$2,876,816
74$5,269,191$1,063,950$524,279$3,064,254
75$5,733,279$1,042,715$468,472$3,269,527
76$6,242,392$1,018,127$408,486$3,494,499
77$6,801,052$989,951$344,105$3,741,229
78$7,414,236$957,935$275,109$4,011,990
79$8,087,428$921,813$201,265$4,309,294
80$8,826,669$881,306$122,331$4,635,914
81$9,638,614$836,114$38,054$4,994,913
82$10,530,593$785,925$0$5,389,673
83$11,510,683$730,405$0$5,835,554
84$12,587,780$669,202$0$6,334,908
85$13,771,686$601,945$0$6,883,815
86$15,073,198$528,241$0$7,487,366
87$16,504,214$447,675$0$8,151,176
88$18,077,841$359,807$0$8,881,439
89$19,808,519$264,176$0$9,684,987
90$21,712,158$160,291$0$10,569,354
91$23,806,288$47,635$0$11,542,850
92$26,110,223$0$0$12,614,639
93$28,645,244$0$0$13,823,456
94$31,434,798$0$0$15,173,975
95$34,504,721$0$0$16,660,373
96$37,883,478$0$0$18,296,451
97$41,602,436$0$0$20,097,416
98$45,696,154$0$0$22,080,023
99$50,202,716$0$0$24,262,735
100$55,164,082$0$0$26,665,896