Can I retire at age 53 with 358,000?

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:
0%
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 $358,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$29,563$29,300$29,043$28,792$28,547$28,028
2 years$14,635$14,363$14,099$13,842$13,594$13,073
3 years$9,660$9,386$9,123$8,869$8,625$8,118
4 years$7,173$6,900$6,639$6,390$6,151$5,662
5 years$5,681$5,410$5,152$4,908$4,676$4,207
6 years$4,687$4,417$4,164$3,925$3,700$3,251
7 years$3,977$3,710$3,460$3,227$3,009$2,580
8 years$3,444$3,180$2,934$2,707$2,496$2,087
9 years$3,031$2,769$2,527$2,306$2,102$1,713
10 years$2,700$2,440$2,203$1,988$1,791$1,421
11 years$2,429$2,173$1,940$1,730$1,541$1,190
12 years$2,204$1,950$1,722$1,517$1,335$1,003
13 years$2,014$1,762$1,538$1,339$1,164$850
14 years$1,851$1,602$1,382$1,189$1,020$724
15 years$1,710$1,463$1,248$1,060$898$619
16 years$1,586$1,343$1,131$949$794$531
17 years$1,477$1,236$1,029$853$704$456
18 years$1,381$1,143$940$769$626$393
19 years$1,294$1,059$860$695$558$340
20 years$1,217$984$790$629$498$294
21 years$1,147$917$726$571$446$254
22 years$1,083$856$669$519$400$221
23 years$1,025$800$618$473$359$192
24 years$972$750$572$431$323$166
25 years$923$704$529$394$290$145
26 years$878$661$491$360$261$126
27 years$836$622$456$330$236$110
28 years$798$586$424$302$213$96
29 years$762$553$394$277$192$83
30 years$729$522$367$254$174$73
31 years$698$494$342$233$157$63
32 years$668$467$320$215$142$55
33 years$641$443$298$197$128$48
34 years$615$419$279$182$116$42
35 years$591$398$261$167$105$37
36 years$569$378$244$154$95$32
37 years$547$359$228$142$86$28
38 years$527$341$214$131$78$24
39 years$508$324$200$120$71$21
40 years$489$308$188$111$65$19
41 years$472$294$176$103$59$16
42 years$456$280$165$95$53$14
43 years$440$266$155$87$48$12
44 years$425$254$145$81$44$11
45 years$411$242$137$74$40$10
46 years$398$231$128$69$36$8
47 years$385$220$120$64$33$7
48 years$373$210$113$59$30$6
49 years$361$201$106$54$27$6
50 years$350$192$100$50$25$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $358,000, adding $2,031 every year, while hoping to spend $21,197 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: 33/50/17 Blend
52$358,000$358,000$358,000$358,000
53$396,611$377,637$372,088$407,542
54$414,512$373,588$361,999$411,730
55$433,528$368,630$350,863$414,133
56$453,751$362,696$338,620$416,271
57$475,281$355,715$325,211$418,132
58$498,228$347,613$310,573$419,705
59$522,711$338,310$294,641$420,981
60$548,861$327,721$277,345$421,951
61$576,823$315,757$258,614$422,609
62$606,754$302,325$238,373$422,948
63$638,828$287,323$216,544$422,967
64$673,234$270,648$193,044$422,664
65$710,181$252,187$167,788$422,041
66$749,897$231,822$140,686$421,105
67$792,634$209,428$111,646$419,865
68$838,666$184,873$80,570$418,334
69$888,297$158,019$47,356$416,533
70$941,859$128,718$11,898$414,485
71$999,717$96,814$0$412,223
72$1,062,274$62,143$0$414,492
73$1,129,970$24,532$0$419,245
74$1,203,289$0$0$424,399
75$1,282,767$0$0$438,964
76$1,368,988$0$0$469,452
77$1,462,599$0$0$502,600
78$1,564,308$0$0$538,665
79$1,674,896$0$0$577,930
80$1,795,221$0$0$620,706
81$1,926,229$0$0$667,336
82$2,068,957$0$0$718,196
83$2,224,551$0$0$773,702
84$2,394,269$0$0$834,310
85$2,579,497$0$0$900,524
86$2,781,761$0$0$972,897
87$3,002,738$0$0$1,052,038
88$3,244,278$0$0$1,138,618
89$3,508,416$0$0$1,233,377
90$3,797,393$0$0$1,337,128
91$4,113,675$0$0$1,450,766
92$4,459,980$0$0$1,575,279
93$4,839,300$0$0$1,711,753
94$5,254,929$0$0$1,861,386
95$5,710,495$0$0$2,025,494
96$6,209,996$0$0$2,205,530
97$6,757,832$0$0$2,403,093
98$7,358,851$0$0$2,619,944
99$8,018,394$0$0$2,858,024
100$8,742,342$0$0$3,119,470