Can I retire at age 53 with 396,000?

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:
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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 $396,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$32,701$32,410$32,126$31,848$31,578$30,385
2 years$16,189$15,887$15,595$15,312$15,037$13,849
3 years$10,685$10,383$10,091$9,810$9,540$8,394
4 years$7,934$7,632$7,344$7,068$6,804$5,709
5 years$6,284$5,984$5,699$5,429$5,172$4,132
6 years$5,184$4,886$4,606$4,341$4,093$3,107
7 years$4,399$4,103$3,827$3,569$3,328$2,397
8 years$3,810$3,517$3,246$2,994$2,761$1,883
9 years$3,352$3,063$2,796$2,550$2,325$1,499
10 years$2,986$2,699$2,437$2,198$1,981$1,206
11 years$2,687$2,403$2,146$1,913$1,704$977
12 years$2,438$2,157$1,904$1,678$1,477$797
13 years$2,228$1,949$1,701$1,482$1,288$653
14 years$2,047$1,772$1,529$1,315$1,129$537
15 years$1,891$1,619$1,380$1,173$994$444
16 years$1,754$1,485$1,251$1,050$878$367
17 years$1,634$1,368$1,139$944$779$304
18 years$1,527$1,264$1,039$850$693$253
19 years$1,432$1,171$952$768$617$210
20 years$1,346$1,088$873$696$551$175
21 years$1,268$1,014$803$632$493$146
22 years$1,198$946$740$574$442$122
23 years$1,134$885$684$523$397$102
24 years$1,075$829$632$477$357$85
25 years$1,021$778$586$436$321$71
26 years$971$731$543$398$289$59
27 years$925$688$504$365$261$50
28 years$883$649$469$334$235$41
29 years$843$612$436$306$212$35
30 years$806$578$406$281$192$29
31 years$772$546$379$258$174$24
32 years$739$517$353$237$157$20
33 years$709$490$330$218$142$17
34 years$681$464$308$201$129$14
35 years$654$440$288$185$117$12
36 years$629$418$270$170$106$10
37 years$605$397$252$157$96$8
38 years$583$377$236$145$87$7
39 years$562$358$221$133$79$6
40 years$541$341$208$123$71$5
41 years$522$325$195$113$65$4
42 years$504$309$183$105$59$3
43 years$487$295$171$97$53$3
44 years$471$281$161$89$48$2
45 years$455$268$151$82$44$2
46 years$440$255$142$76$40$2
47 years$426$244$133$70$36$1
48 years$412$233$125$65$33$1
49 years$399$222$118$60$30$1
50 years$387$212$111$56$27$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $396,000, adding $5,135 every year, while hoping to spend $29,017 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: 45/28/27 Blend
52$396,000$396,000$396,000$396,000
53$441,689$420,701$414,563$457,920
54$455,867$410,441$397,577$459,681
55$470,519$398,706$379,049$458,397
56$485,663$385,394$358,898$456,442
57$501,316$370,393$337,037$453,770
58$517,498$353,591$313,376$450,330
59$534,231$334,864$287,821$446,072
60$551,534$314,084$260,275$440,940
61$569,431$291,115$230,634$434,878
62$587,944$265,811$198,792$427,825
63$607,100$238,022$164,637$419,717
64$626,924$207,585$128,053$410,487
65$647,444$174,330$88,916$400,065
66$668,690$138,078$47,101$388,378
67$690,691$98,639$2,473$375,349
68$713,480$55,811$0$360,894
69$737,093$9,384$0$357,938
70$761,566$0$0$354,989
71$786,938$0$0$363,874
72$813,250$0$0$376,092
73$840,546$0$0$388,771
74$868,874$0$0$401,935
75$898,282$0$0$415,607
76$928,825$0$0$429,813
77$960,559$0$0$444,580
78$993,545$0$0$459,937
79$1,027,848$0$0$475,916
80$1,063,539$0$0$492,551
81$1,100,692$0$0$509,877
82$1,139,388$0$0$527,933
83$1,179,713$0$0$546,762
84$1,221,760$0$0$566,408
85$1,265,631$0$0$586,921
86$1,311,432$0$0$608,352
87$1,359,282$0$0$630,758
88$1,409,306$0$0$654,200
89$1,461,641$0$0$678,746
90$1,516,435$0$0$704,467
91$1,573,847$0$0$731,440
92$1,634,052$0$0$759,751
93$1,697,237$0$0$789,491
94$1,763,607$0$0$820,761
95$1,833,384$0$0$853,668
96$1,906,810$0$0$888,332
97$1,984,148$0$0$924,880
98$2,065,683$0$0$963,453
99$2,151,729$0$0$1,004,204
100$2,242,625$0$0$1,047,300