Can I retire at age 53 with 369,000?

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 $369,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$30,472$30,200$29,935$29,677$29,425$29,166
2 years$15,085$14,804$14,532$14,268$14,012$13,751
3 years$9,957$9,675$9,403$9,141$8,890$8,635
4 years$7,393$7,112$6,843$6,586$6,340$6,094
5 years$5,855$5,576$5,310$5,059$4,820$4,582
6 years$4,831$4,553$4,292$4,045$3,814$3,585
7 years$4,099$3,824$3,566$3,326$3,102$2,882
8 years$3,550$3,278$3,025$2,790$2,573$2,363
9 years$3,124$2,854$2,605$2,377$2,167$1,966
10 years$2,783$2,515$2,271$2,049$1,846$1,654
11 years$2,504$2,239$1,999$1,783$1,588$1,404
12 years$2,272$2,010$1,774$1,564$1,376$1,201
13 years$2,076$1,816$1,585$1,381$1,200$1,034
14 years$1,908$1,651$1,424$1,226$1,052$894
15 years$1,762$1,508$1,286$1,093$926$776
16 years$1,635$1,384$1,166$979$818$676
17 years$1,523$1,274$1,061$879$726$591
18 years$1,423$1,178$969$792$645$518
19 years$1,334$1,091$887$716$575$455
20 years$1,254$1,014$814$649$514$400
21 years$1,182$945$749$589$460$353
22 years$1,116$882$690$535$412$311
23 years$1,056$825$637$487$370$275
24 years$1,002$773$589$445$332$243
25 years$951$725$546$406$299$215
26 years$905$682$506$371$270$191
27 years$862$641$470$340$243$169
28 years$822$604$437$311$219$150
29 years$786$570$407$285$198$133
30 years$751$538$379$262$179$119
31 years$719$509$353$241$162$105
32 years$689$482$329$221$146$94
33 years$661$456$308$203$132$83
34 years$634$432$287$187$120$74
35 years$610$410$269$172$109$66
36 years$586$389$251$159$98$59
37 years$564$370$235$146$89$52
38 years$543$351$220$135$81$47
39 years$523$334$206$124$73$42
40 years$504$318$193$115$66$37
41 years$487$303$181$106$60$33
42 years$470$288$170$98$55$29
43 years$454$275$160$90$50$26
44 years$438$262$150$83$45$23
45 years$424$250$141$77$41$21
46 years$410$238$132$71$37$19
47 years$397$227$124$66$34$17
48 years$384$217$117$61$31$15
49 years$372$207$110$56$28$13
50 years$360$198$103$52$25$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $369,000, adding $4,764 every year, while hoping to spend $20,786 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: 38/43/19 Blend
52$369,000$369,000$369,000$369,000
53$411,552$391,995$386,276$424,684
54$431,414$389,087$377,100$431,678
55$452,606$385,339$366,920$436,908
56$475,240$380,689$355,680$442,130
57$499,442$375,070$343,323$447,353
58$525,348$368,412$329,787$452,590
59$553,107$360,638$315,009$457,858
60$582,885$351,670$298,922$463,178
61$614,861$341,423$281,457$468,572
62$649,232$329,809$262,542$474,070
63$686,217$316,732$242,100$479,704
64$726,053$302,094$220,053$485,515
65$769,003$285,789$196,317$491,547
66$815,353$267,705$170,805$497,855
67$865,420$247,724$143,429$504,500
68$919,552$225,721$114,092$511,551
69$978,130$201,565$82,698$519,092
70$1,041,573$175,115$49,142$527,213
71$1,110,343$146,226$13,318$536,021
72$1,184,948$114,740$0$545,636
73$1,265,944$80,495$0$561,246
74$1,353,947$43,315$0$581,164
75$1,449,630$3,018$0$602,887
76$1,553,737$0$0$626,639
77$1,667,084$0$0$671,875
78$1,790,571$0$0$722,760
79$1,925,188$0$0$778,279
80$2,072,022$0$0$838,888
81$2,232,273$0$0$905,088
82$2,407,261$0$0$977,431
83$2,598,437$0$0$1,056,522
84$2,807,400$0$0$1,143,032
85$3,035,911$0$0$1,237,697
86$3,285,908$0$0$1,341,327
87$3,559,526$0$0$1,454,814
88$3,859,113$0$0$1,579,143
89$4,187,259$0$0$1,715,395
90$4,546,814$0$0$1,864,763
91$4,940,915$0$0$2,028,560
92$5,373,019$0$0$2,208,232
93$5,846,934$0$0$2,405,373
94$6,366,854$0$0$2,621,738
95$6,937,396$0$0$2,859,258
96$7,563,650$0$0$3,120,064
97$8,251,218$0$0$3,406,500
98$9,006,275$0$0$3,721,151
99$9,835,620$0$0$4,066,863
100$10,746,746$0$0$4,446,771