Can I retire at age 53 with 368,000?

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:
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 $368,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$30,389$30,118$29,854$29,597$29,345$28,554
2 years$15,044$14,764$14,492$14,229$13,974$13,183
3 years$9,930$9,648$9,378$9,117$8,866$8,099
4 years$7,373$7,093$6,824$6,568$6,323$5,587
5 years$5,840$5,561$5,296$5,045$4,807$4,103
6 years$4,817$4,541$4,280$4,034$3,803$3,133
7 years$4,088$3,813$3,557$3,317$3,093$2,456
8 years$3,541$3,269$3,016$2,783$2,566$1,961
9 years$3,115$2,846$2,598$2,370$2,161$1,589
10 years$2,775$2,509$2,265$2,043$1,841$1,300
11 years$2,497$2,233$1,994$1,778$1,584$1,073
12 years$2,266$2,004$1,770$1,560$1,372$892
13 years$2,070$1,811$1,581$1,377$1,197$745
14 years$1,902$1,647$1,421$1,222$1,049$625
15 years$1,757$1,504$1,283$1,090$924$526
16 years$1,630$1,380$1,163$976$816$444
17 years$1,519$1,271$1,058$877$724$376
18 years$1,419$1,174$966$790$644$319
19 years$1,330$1,088$884$714$574$271
20 years$1,251$1,011$812$647$512$230
21 years$1,179$942$746$587$458$196
22 years$1,113$879$688$534$411$167
23 years$1,054$823$635$486$369$143
24 years$999$771$588$443$332$122
25 years$949$723$544$405$298$104
26 years$903$680$505$370$269$89
27 years$860$640$469$339$242$76
28 years$820$603$436$310$219$65
29 years$783$569$405$285$197$56
30 years$749$537$378$261$178$48
31 years$717$508$352$240$161$41
32 years$687$480$328$221$146$35
33 years$659$455$307$203$132$30
34 years$633$431$287$187$120$26
35 years$608$409$268$172$108$22
36 years$584$388$251$158$98$19
37 years$562$369$235$146$89$16
38 years$542$350$220$134$81$14
39 years$522$333$206$124$73$12
40 years$503$317$193$114$66$10
41 years$485$302$181$105$60$9
42 years$469$287$170$97$55$8
43 years$452$274$159$90$50$6
44 years$437$261$149$83$45$6
45 years$423$249$140$77$41$5
46 years$409$237$132$71$37$4
47 years$396$227$124$65$34$3
48 years$383$216$116$60$31$3
49 years$371$207$109$56$28$3
50 years$359$197$103$52$25$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $368,000, adding $3,191 every year, while hoping to spend $22,678 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: 24/50/26 Blend
52$368,000$368,000$368,000$368,000
53$408,828$389,324$383,620$415,219
54$426,399$384,271$372,342$415,768
55$445,002$378,211$359,926$414,217
56$464,719$371,070$346,310$412,073
57$485,638$362,771$331,429$409,301
58$507,857$353,230$315,216$405,865
59$531,482$342,362$297,599$401,729
60$556,629$330,073$278,504$396,854
61$583,425$316,267$257,855$391,204
62$612,011$300,840$235,569$384,739
63$642,538$283,683$211,562$377,419
64$675,173$264,681$185,746$369,205
65$710,102$243,711$158,029$360,056
66$747,523$220,644$128,315$349,932
67$787,660$195,344$96,502$338,792
68$830,752$167,667$62,486$326,598
69$877,067$137,461$26,157$313,310
70$926,895$104,564$0$298,890
71$980,557$68,806$0$286,800
72$1,038,406$30,009$0$281,479
73$1,100,826$0$0$275,665
74$1,168,243$0$0$275,976
75$1,241,124$0$0$294,212
76$1,319,980$0$0$313,996
77$1,405,376$0$0$335,475
78$1,497,931$0$0$358,813
79$1,598,327$0$0$384,189
80$1,707,313$0$0$411,800
81$1,825,713$0$0$441,862
82$1,954,434$0$0$474,615
83$2,094,473$0$0$510,320
84$2,246,928$0$0$549,267
85$2,413,006$0$0$591,774
86$2,594,036$0$0$638,191
87$2,791,480$0$0$688,903
88$3,006,949$0$0$744,334
89$3,242,213$0$0$804,952
90$3,499,224$0$0$871,271
91$3,780,129$0$0$943,857
92$4,087,292$0$0$1,023,335
93$4,423,315$0$0$1,110,389
94$4,791,065$0$0$1,205,778
95$5,193,698$0$0$1,310,333
96$5,634,688$0$0$1,424,973
97$6,117,864$0$0$1,550,706
98$6,647,438$0$0$1,688,647
99$7,228,055$0$0$1,840,020
100$7,864,825$0$0$2,006,176