Can I retire at age 53 with 372,000?

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 $372,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$30,719$30,446$30,179$29,918$29,664$28,646
2 years$15,208$14,924$14,650$14,384$14,126$13,110
3 years$10,038$9,753$9,479$9,216$8,962$7,981
4 years$7,453$7,170$6,899$6,639$6,392$5,453
5 years$5,903$5,621$5,354$5,100$4,859$3,965
6 years$4,870$4,590$4,327$4,078$3,845$2,996
7 years$4,132$3,855$3,595$3,353$3,127$2,323
8 years$3,579$3,304$3,049$2,813$2,594$1,835
9 years$3,149$2,877$2,626$2,396$2,184$1,469
10 years$2,805$2,536$2,290$2,065$1,861$1,188
11 years$2,524$2,258$2,016$1,797$1,601$969
12 years$2,290$2,026$1,789$1,577$1,387$795
13 years$2,093$1,831$1,598$1,392$1,210$655
14 years$1,923$1,664$1,436$1,236$1,060$543
15 years$1,776$1,520$1,297$1,102$934$451
16 years$1,648$1,395$1,176$987$825$375
17 years$1,535$1,285$1,070$886$732$313
18 years$1,435$1,187$976$799$651$262
19 years$1,345$1,100$894$722$580$219
20 years$1,264$1,022$820$654$518$184
21 years$1,191$952$755$593$463$154
22 years$1,125$889$695$539$415$130
23 years$1,065$831$642$491$373$109
24 years$1,010$779$594$448$335$92
25 years$959$731$550$409$302$77
26 years$912$687$510$374$272$65
27 years$869$647$474$343$245$55
28 years$829$609$440$314$221$46
29 years$792$575$410$288$200$39
30 years$757$543$382$264$180$33
31 years$725$513$356$243$163$28
32 years$695$486$332$223$147$23
33 years$666$460$310$205$133$20
34 years$640$436$290$189$121$17
35 years$614$413$271$174$109$14
36 years$591$392$253$160$99$12
37 years$569$373$237$147$90$10
38 years$547$354$222$136$81$8
39 years$527$337$208$125$74$7
40 years$509$320$195$115$67$6
41 years$491$305$183$107$61$5
42 years$474$290$172$98$55$4
43 years$457$277$161$91$50$4
44 years$442$264$151$84$45$3
45 years$427$252$142$77$41$3
46 years$413$240$133$72$37$2
47 years$400$229$125$66$34$2
48 years$387$219$118$61$31$2
49 years$375$209$111$56$28$1
50 years$363$199$104$52$25$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $372,000, adding $5,011 every year, while hoping to spend $20,297 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: 61/10/29 Blend
52$372,000$372,000$372,000$372,000
53$415,113$395,397$389,631$436,905
54$435,859$393,175$381,088$450,114
55$458,040$390,165$371,578$461,911
56$481,782$386,305$361,048$474,364
57$507,222$381,533$349,441$487,542
58$534,511$375,779$336,700$501,521
59$563,813$368,974$322,761$516,385
60$595,309$361,041$307,560$532,231
61$629,198$351,900$291,032$549,162
62$665,699$341,466$273,104$567,296
63$705,051$329,649$253,704$586,762
64$747,518$316,353$232,754$607,705
65$793,389$301,478$210,175$630,283
66$842,981$284,918$185,883$654,676
67$896,646$266,559$159,790$681,080
68$954,765$246,282$131,805$709,713
69$1,017,763$223,962$101,833$740,817
70$1,086,104$199,464$69,773$774,662
71$1,160,298$172,649$35,521$811,544
72$1,240,907$143,368$0$851,793
73$1,328,549$111,463$0$896,093
74$1,423,905$76,768$0$956,280
75$1,527,722$39,109$0$1,021,836
76$1,640,823$0$0$1,093,293
77$1,764,115$0$0$1,171,428
78$1,898,595$0$0$1,261,372
79$2,045,359$0$0$1,359,561
80$2,205,616$0$0$1,466,805
81$2,380,696$0$0$1,583,998
82$2,572,062$0$0$1,712,123
83$2,781,327$0$0$1,852,263
84$3,010,265$0$0$2,005,611
85$3,260,829$0$0$2,173,480
86$3,535,171$0$0$2,357,316
87$3,835,661$0$0$2,558,710
88$4,164,908$0$0$2,779,415
89$4,525,786$0$0$3,021,365
90$4,921,459$0$0$3,286,684
91$5,355,413$0$0$3,577,715
92$5,831,487$0$0$3,897,039
93$6,353,910$0$0$4,247,498
94$6,927,340$0$0$4,632,221
95$7,556,907$0$0$5,054,658
96$8,248,265$0$0$5,518,607
97$9,007,638$0$0$6,028,253
98$9,841,886$0$0$6,588,205
99$10,758,565$0$0$7,203,542
100$11,765,998$0$0$7,879,858