Can I retire at age 30 with 253,000?

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 $253,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$20,893$20,706$20,525$20,348$20,175$19,671
2 years$10,343$10,150$9,964$9,783$9,607$9,103
3 years$6,827$6,633$6,447$6,268$6,095$5,606
4 years$5,069$4,876$4,692$4,516$4,347$3,877
5 years$4,015$3,823$3,641$3,468$3,305$2,855
6 years$3,312$3,122$2,942$2,774$2,615$2,186
7 years$2,810$2,622$2,445$2,280$2,127$1,718
8 years$2,434$2,247$2,074$1,913$1,764$1,376
9 years$2,142$1,957$1,786$1,629$1,486$1,118
10 years$1,908$1,725$1,557$1,405$1,266$918
11 years$1,717$1,535$1,371$1,222$1,089$760
12 years$1,558$1,378$1,217$1,072$943$634
13 years$1,423$1,245$1,087$947$823$531
14 years$1,308$1,132$977$840$721$447
15 years$1,208$1,034$882$749$635$378
16 years$1,121$949$799$671$561$320
17 years$1,044$874$727$603$498$272
18 years$976$807$664$543$442$231
19 years$915$748$608$491$394$197
20 years$860$695$558$445$352$168
21 years$810$648$513$404$315$144
22 years$765$605$473$367$283$123
23 years$724$565$437$334$254$106
24 years$687$530$404$305$228$91
25 years$652$497$374$278$205$78
26 years$620$467$347$254$185$67
27 years$591$440$322$233$167$57
28 years$564$414$300$213$150$49
29 years$539$391$279$196$136$42
30 years$515$369$260$180$123$36
31 years$493$349$242$165$111$31
32 years$472$330$226$152$100$27
33 years$453$313$211$139$91$23
34 years$435$296$197$128$82$20
35 years$418$281$184$118$74$17
36 years$402$267$172$109$67$15
37 years$387$253$161$100$61$13
38 years$372$241$151$92$55$11
39 years$359$229$141$85$50$9
40 years$346$218$133$79$46$8
41 years$334$207$124$72$41$7
42 years$322$198$117$67$38$6
43 years$311$188$109$62$34$5
44 years$301$179$103$57$31$4
45 years$291$171$96$53$28$4
46 years$281$163$91$49$25$3
47 years$272$156$85$45$23$3
48 years$263$149$80$42$21$2
49 years$255$142$75$38$19$2
50 years$247$136$71$35$17$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 30 starting with $253,000, adding $6,459 every year, while hoping to spend $21,184 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: 55/18/27 Blend
29$253,000$253,000$253,000$253,000
30$285,468$272,059$268,138$298,722
31$292,047$262,851$254,581$299,348
32$298,586$252,481$239,860$297,298
33$305,060$240,870$223,913$294,633
34$311,438$227,936$206,677$291,303
35$317,688$213,588$188,084$287,252
36$323,772$197,733$168,064$282,419
37$329,647$180,273$146,545$276,739
38$335,267$161,101$123,449$270,144
39$340,577$140,108$98,698$262,557
40$345,519$117,177$72,208$253,898
41$350,027$92,183$43,891$244,078
42$354,026$64,997$13,658$233,004
43$357,434$35,479$0$220,572
44$360,160$3,485$0$212,033
45$362,102$0$0$206,454
46$363,145$0$0$205,965
47$363,164$0$0$205,531
48$362,019$0$0$204,378
49$359,555$0$0$202,410
50$355,598$0$0$199,523
51$349,958$0$0$195,600
52$342,422$0$0$190,513
53$332,755$0$0$184,118
54$320,699$0$0$176,257
55$305,963$0$0$166,755
56$288,230$0$0$155,418
57$267,146$0$0$142,032
58$242,321$0$0$126,359
59$213,324$0$0$108,138
60$179,678$0$0$87,078
61$140,854$0$0$62,860
62$96,270$0$0$35,128
63$45,281$0$0$3,493
64$0$0$0$0
65$0$0$0$0
66$0$0$0$0
67$0$0$0$0
68$0$0$0$0
69$0$0$0$0
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0