Can I retire at age 53 with 239,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $239,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$19,736$19,561$19,389$19,222$19,058$18,922
2 years$9,770$9,589$9,412$9,241$9,075$8,938
3 years$6,449$6,266$6,090$5,921$5,758$5,624
4 years$4,789$4,606$4,432$4,266$4,106$3,977
5 years$3,793$3,611$3,440$3,276$3,122$2,996
6 years$3,129$2,949$2,780$2,620$2,470$2,349
7 years$2,655$2,477$2,310$2,154$2,009$1,893
8 years$2,299$2,123$1,959$1,807$1,667$1,555
9 years$2,023$1,848$1,687$1,539$1,403$1,297
10 years$1,802$1,629$1,471$1,327$1,196$1,094
11 years$1,622$1,450$1,295$1,155$1,028$931
12 years$1,472$1,302$1,149$1,013$891$798
13 years$1,344$1,176$1,027$894$777$689
14 years$1,236$1,069$923$794$681$597
15 years$1,141$977$833$708$600$520
16 years$1,059$896$755$634$530$454
17 years$986$825$687$570$470$398
18 years$922$763$627$513$418$350
19 years$864$707$574$464$373$308
20 years$812$657$527$420$333$272
21 years$765$612$485$381$298$240
22 years$723$571$447$347$267$213
23 years$684$534$413$316$240$189
24 years$649$500$382$288$215$167
25 years$616$470$353$263$194$149
26 years$586$441$328$240$175$132
27 years$558$415$304$220$157$118
28 years$533$391$283$202$142$105
29 years$509$369$263$185$128$93
30 years$487$349$245$170$116$83
31 years$466$330$229$156$105$74
32 years$446$312$213$143$95$66
33 years$428$295$199$132$86$59
34 years$411$280$186$121$78$53
35 years$395$266$174$112$70$47
36 years$380$252$163$103$64$42
37 years$365$239$152$95$58$38
38 years$352$228$143$87$52$34
39 years$339$216$134$80$47$30
40 years$327$206$125$74$43$27
41 years$315$196$117$68$39$24
42 years$304$187$110$63$35$21
43 years$294$178$103$58$32$19
44 years$284$169$97$54$29$17
45 years$275$162$91$50$27$15
46 years$266$154$86$46$24$14
47 years$257$147$80$42$22$12
48 years$249$140$76$39$20$11
49 years$241$134$71$36$18$10
50 years$233$128$67$34$16$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $239,000, adding $4,082 every year, while hoping to spend $23,272 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: 53/37/10 Blend
52$239,000$239,000$239,000$239,000
53$267,589$254,922$251,217$280,876
54$270,121$242,652$234,872$278,092
55$272,133$229,000$217,199$272,200
56$273,544$213,875$198,129$265,245
57$274,270$197,180$177,591$257,128
58$274,214$178,810$155,508$247,748
59$273,269$158,657$131,803$236,991
60$271,317$136,606$106,393$224,735
61$268,227$112,534$79,192$210,847
62$263,852$86,314$50,111$195,183
63$258,031$57,810$19,056$177,585
64$250,585$26,878$0$157,885
65$241,316$0$0$137,400
66$230,005$0$0$119,394
67$216,408$0$0$110,982
68$200,258$0$0$101,063
69$181,255$0$0$89,464
70$159,073$0$0$75,992
71$133,347$0$0$60,433
72$103,675$0$0$42,553
73$69,614$0$0$22,092
74$30,672$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