Can I retire at age 53 with 365,000?

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 $365,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$30,141$29,873$29,611$29,355$29,106$27,973
2 years$14,921$14,644$14,374$14,113$13,860$12,732
3 years$9,849$9,570$9,301$9,042$8,793$7,706
4 years$7,313$7,035$6,769$6,515$6,271$5,234
5 years$5,792$5,515$5,253$5,004$4,767$3,781
6 years$4,778$4,504$4,245$4,002$3,772$2,838
7 years$4,054$3,782$3,528$3,290$3,068$2,186
8 years$3,512$3,242$2,992$2,760$2,545$1,714
9 years$3,090$2,823$2,577$2,351$2,143$1,362
10 years$2,753$2,488$2,247$2,026$1,826$1,094
11 years$2,477$2,215$1,978$1,764$1,571$885
12 years$2,247$1,988$1,755$1,547$1,361$720
13 years$2,053$1,797$1,568$1,366$1,187$589
14 years$1,887$1,633$1,409$1,212$1,040$484
15 years$1,743$1,492$1,272$1,081$916$398
16 years$1,617$1,369$1,153$968$810$329
17 years$1,506$1,261$1,050$870$718$272
18 years$1,408$1,165$958$784$638$225
19 years$1,320$1,080$877$708$569$187
20 years$1,241$1,003$805$641$508$155
21 years$1,169$934$740$582$455$129
22 years$1,104$872$682$529$408$108
23 years$1,045$816$630$482$366$90
24 years$991$764$583$440$329$75
25 years$941$717$540$402$296$62
26 years$895$674$501$367$267$52
27 years$853$634$465$336$240$43
28 years$814$598$432$308$217$36
29 years$777$564$402$282$196$30
30 years$743$533$375$259$177$25
31 years$711$504$349$238$160$21
32 years$682$476$326$219$145$18
33 years$654$451$304$201$131$15
34 years$628$428$284$185$119$12
35 years$603$406$266$170$107$10
36 years$580$385$249$157$97$9
37 years$558$366$233$145$88$7
38 years$537$347$218$133$80$6
39 years$518$330$204$123$73$5
40 years$499$314$191$113$66$4
41 years$481$299$179$105$60$3
42 years$465$285$168$96$54$3
43 years$449$272$158$89$49$2
44 years$434$259$148$82$45$2
45 years$419$247$139$76$40$2
46 years$406$235$131$70$37$1
47 years$392$225$123$65$33$1
48 years$380$215$115$60$30$1
49 years$368$205$108$55$28$1
50 years$356$196$102$51$25$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $365,000, adding $5,266 every year, while hoping to spend $26,047 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: 65/17/18 Blend
52$365,000$365,000$365,000$365,000
53$407,662$388,317$382,659$432,005
54$421,530$379,631$367,765$440,292
55$435,939$369,646$351,498$445,877
56$450,917$358,271$333,786$451,355
57$466,495$345,410$314,552$456,717
58$482,703$330,961$293,715$461,951
59$499,576$314,816$271,192$467,048
60$517,151$296,860$246,895$471,997
61$535,467$276,972$220,732$476,788
62$554,566$255,026$192,609$481,411
63$574,495$230,885$162,424$485,856
64$595,303$204,408$130,074$490,113
65$617,042$175,442$95,450$494,175
66$639,771$143,829$58,439$498,032
67$663,552$109,401$18,920$501,677
68$688,452$71,979$0$505,104
69$714,544$31,376$0$512,773
70$741,907$0$0$524,383
71$770,627$0$0$538,680
72$800,798$0$0$559,871
73$832,521$0$0$582,162
74$865,906$0$0$605,629
75$901,072$0$0$630,358
76$938,152$0$0$656,443
77$977,286$0$0$683,985
78$1,018,630$0$0$713,094
79$1,062,354$0$0$743,892
80$1,108,642$0$0$776,510
81$1,157,696$0$0$811,093
82$1,209,737$0$0$847,798
83$1,265,006$0$0$886,796
84$1,323,766$0$0$928,278
85$1,386,306$0$0$972,447
86$1,452,941$0$0$1,019,531
87$1,524,019$0$0$1,069,775
88$1,599,917$0$0$1,123,452
89$1,681,051$0$0$1,180,857
90$1,767,876$0$0$1,242,316
91$1,860,890$0$0$1,308,186
92$1,960,642$0$0$1,378,858
93$2,067,732$0$0$1,454,762
94$2,182,818$0$0$1,536,368
95$2,306,625$0$0$1,624,195
96$2,439,947$0$0$1,718,810
97$2,583,657$0$0$1,820,838
98$2,738,711$0$0$1,930,964
99$2,906,165$0$0$2,049,941
100$3,087,173$0$0$2,178,598