Can I retire at age 53 with 448,000?

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 $448,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$36,995$36,666$36,344$36,031$35,724$34,818
2 years$18,315$17,973$17,643$17,322$17,011$16,105
3 years$12,088$11,746$11,416$11,099$10,793$9,913
4 years$8,976$8,634$8,308$7,996$7,698$6,852
5 years$7,109$6,770$6,447$6,142$5,852$5,043
6 years$5,865$5,528$5,210$4,912$4,630$3,859
7 years$4,976$4,642$4,330$4,038$3,766$3,032
8 years$4,310$3,979$3,672$3,387$3,124$2,427
9 years$3,793$3,465$3,163$2,885$2,631$1,971
10 years$3,379$3,054$2,757$2,487$2,242$1,617
11 years$3,040$2,719$2,428$2,165$1,928$1,338
12 years$2,758$2,440$2,154$1,899$1,671$1,115
13 years$2,520$2,205$1,925$1,676$1,457$934
14 years$2,316$2,004$1,729$1,488$1,277$785
15 years$2,139$1,831$1,561$1,327$1,124$663
16 years$1,985$1,680$1,416$1,188$994$561
17 years$1,849$1,547$1,288$1,068$881$476
18 years$1,728$1,430$1,176$962$783$405
19 years$1,620$1,325$1,077$869$698$345
20 years$1,523$1,231$988$787$624$295
21 years$1,435$1,147$909$715$558$252
22 years$1,355$1,071$838$650$500$215
23 years$1,283$1,001$773$592$449$184
24 years$1,216$938$715$540$404$158
25 years$1,155$880$662$493$363$135
26 years$1,099$827$614$451$327$116
27 years$1,047$779$571$412$295$100
28 years$998$734$530$378$266$86
29 years$954$692$494$347$240$73
30 years$912$654$460$318$217$63
31 years$873$618$429$292$196$54
32 years$836$585$400$268$178$47
33 years$802$554$373$247$161$40
34 years$770$525$349$227$146$34
35 years$740$498$326$209$132$30
36 years$712$473$305$193$119$25
37 years$685$449$286$177$108$22
38 years$659$426$267$164$98$19
39 years$635$406$251$151$89$16
40 years$612$386$235$139$81$14
41 years$591$367$220$128$73$12
42 years$570$350$207$118$66$10
43 years$551$333$194$109$60$9
44 years$532$318$182$101$55$8
45 years$515$303$171$93$50$7
46 years$498$289$160$86$45$6
47 years$482$276$151$80$41$5
48 years$466$263$142$74$37$4
49 years$451$251$133$68$34$4
50 years$437$240$125$63$31$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $448,000, adding $5,518 every year, while hoping to spend $20,137 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: 40/48/12 Blend
52$448,000$448,000$448,000$448,000
53$499,388$475,644$468,700$517,365
54$528,900$477,525$462,976$532,465
55$560,747$478,823$456,385$546,385
56$595,147$479,489$448,877$561,000
57$632,337$479,469$440,400$576,381
58$672,580$478,707$430,898$592,609
59$716,163$477,144$420,313$609,773
60$763,404$474,717$408,586$627,974
61$814,651$471,357$395,653$647,324
62$870,286$466,995$381,448$667,947
63$930,731$461,553$365,903$689,982
64$996,449$454,953$348,944$713,585
65$1,067,950$447,109$330,497$738,929
66$1,145,795$437,931$310,483$766,204
67$1,230,601$427,325$288,819$795,626
68$1,323,048$415,189$265,419$827,433
69$1,423,881$401,416$240,193$861,888
70$1,533,925$385,894$213,048$899,287
71$1,654,086$368,502$183,885$939,955
72$1,785,358$349,115$152,601$984,257
73$1,928,842$327,598$119,090$1,032,595
74$2,085,744$303,811$83,240$1,085,417
75$2,257,395$277,603$44,933$1,143,219
76$2,445,260$248,816$4,049$1,206,553
77$2,650,952$217,283$0$1,276,030
78$2,876,247$182,828$0$1,357,396
79$3,123,102$145,264$0$1,447,216
80$3,393,670$104,394$0$1,545,822
81$3,690,324$60,010$0$1,654,155
82$4,015,679$11,891$0$1,773,256
83$4,372,611$0$0$1,904,276
84$4,764,291$0$0$2,069,720
85$5,194,211$0$0$2,258,272
86$5,666,217$0$0$2,465,345
87$6,184,548$0$0$2,692,807
88$6,753,870$0$0$2,942,714
89$7,379,326$0$0$3,217,332
90$8,066,580$0$0$3,519,156
91$8,821,872$0$0$3,850,936
92$9,652,078$0$0$4,215,702
93$10,564,772$0$0$4,616,791
94$11,568,299$0$0$5,057,880
95$12,671,852$0$0$5,543,022
96$13,885,560$0$0$6,076,678
97$15,220,583$0$0$6,663,768
98$16,689,218$0$0$7,309,710
99$18,305,011$0$0$8,020,475
100$20,082,891$0$0$8,802,640