Can I retire at age 53 with 304,000?

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 $304,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$25,104$24,880$24,662$24,449$24,241$23,289
2 years$12,428$12,196$11,972$11,754$11,544$10,595
3 years$8,203$7,970$7,747$7,531$7,324$6,410
4 years$6,091$5,859$5,638$5,426$5,223$4,351
5 years$4,824$4,594$4,375$4,168$3,971$3,142
6 years$3,980$3,751$3,536$3,333$3,142$2,357
7 years$3,377$3,150$2,938$2,740$2,555$1,814
8 years$2,925$2,700$2,492$2,299$2,120$1,422
9 years$2,574$2,351$2,146$1,958$1,785$1,129
10 years$2,293$2,072$1,871$1,688$1,521$906
11 years$2,063$1,845$1,647$1,469$1,308$733
12 years$1,872$1,656$1,462$1,288$1,134$596
13 years$1,710$1,496$1,306$1,137$989$487
14 years$1,572$1,360$1,174$1,010$867$399
15 years$1,452$1,243$1,060$900$763$329
16 years$1,347$1,140$961$806$674$271
17 years$1,254$1,050$874$724$598$224
18 years$1,172$970$798$653$532$186
19 years$1,099$899$731$590$474$154
20 years$1,033$836$670$534$423$128
21 years$974$778$617$485$379$106
22 years$920$726$568$441$340$88
23 years$870$679$525$402$305$73
24 years$825$637$485$366$274$61
25 years$784$597$450$334$246$51
26 years$746$561$417$306$222$42
27 years$710$528$387$280$200$35
28 years$678$498$360$256$181$29
29 years$647$470$335$235$163$25
30 years$619$444$312$216$147$21
31 years$592$419$291$198$133$17
32 years$568$397$271$182$121$14
33 years$544$376$253$168$109$12
34 years$523$356$237$154$99$10
35 years$502$338$221$142$89$8
36 years$483$321$207$131$81$7
37 years$465$305$194$120$73$6
38 years$447$289$181$111$67$5
39 years$431$275$170$102$60$4
40 years$416$262$159$94$55$3
41 years$401$249$149$87$50$3
42 years$387$237$140$80$45$2
43 years$374$226$132$74$41$2
44 years$361$216$123$68$37$2
45 years$349$206$116$63$34$1
46 years$338$196$109$58$31$1
47 years$327$187$102$54$28$1
48 years$316$179$96$50$25$1
49 years$306$171$90$46$23$1
50 years$297$163$85$43$21$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $304,000, adding $5,413 every year, while hoping to spend $23,195 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: 30/44/26 Blend
52$304,000$304,000$304,000$304,000
53$340,592$324,480$319,768$347,951
54$350,653$315,700$305,800$345,314
55$360,962$305,712$290,588$340,072
56$371,522$294,434$274,064$333,966
57$382,331$281,775$256,160$326,936
58$393,390$267,643$236,802$318,920
59$404,697$251,939$215,916$309,851
60$416,250$234,557$193,422$299,658
61$428,044$215,387$169,239$288,268
62$440,075$194,312$143,279$275,601
63$452,337$171,208$115,454$261,575
64$464,823$145,944$85,668$246,101
65$477,521$118,382$53,825$229,085
66$490,422$88,376$19,821$210,430
67$503,510$55,772$0$190,031
68$516,771$20,407$0$172,345
69$530,183$0$0$158,853
70$543,726$0$0$152,621
71$557,373$0$0$156,278
72$571,095$0$0$159,933
73$584,858$0$0$163,573
74$598,624$0$0$167,186
75$612,348$0$0$170,756
76$625,981$0$0$174,265
77$639,466$0$0$177,694
78$652,741$0$0$181,020
79$665,733$0$0$184,220
80$678,362$0$0$187,265
81$690,538$0$0$190,125
82$702,160$0$0$192,765
83$713,115$0$0$195,147
84$723,277$0$0$197,227
85$732,504$0$0$198,958
86$740,638$0$0$200,286
87$747,506$0$0$201,152
88$752,910$0$0$201,491
89$756,634$0$0$201,228
90$758,436$0$0$200,283
91$758,047$0$0$198,565
92$755,170$0$0$195,975
93$749,473$0$0$192,400
94$740,589$0$0$187,719
95$728,112$0$0$181,794
96$711,588$0$0$174,476
97$690,520$0$0$165,596
98$664,353$0$0$154,971
99$632,473$0$0$142,394
100$594,203$0$0$127,641