Can I retire at age 53 with 482,000?

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 $482,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$39,803$39,449$39,103$38,765$38,435$37,752
2 years$19,705$19,338$18,982$18,637$18,303$17,616
3 years$13,006$12,637$12,283$11,941$11,612$10,944
4 years$9,657$9,290$8,939$8,603$8,282$7,638
5 years$7,649$7,283$6,937$6,608$6,296$5,677
6 years$6,310$5,947$5,606$5,284$4,982$4,390
7 years$5,354$4,995$4,658$4,344$4,051$3,486
8 years$4,637$4,281$3,951$3,644$3,361$2,822
9 years$4,080$3,728$3,403$3,104$2,830$2,317
10 years$3,635$3,286$2,967$2,676$2,412$1,924
11 years$3,271$2,925$2,612$2,329$2,074$1,611
12 years$2,968$2,625$2,318$2,043$1,797$1,359
13 years$2,711$2,373$2,071$1,803$1,567$1,153
14 years$2,492$2,157$1,861$1,601$1,374$982
15 years$2,302$1,970$1,680$1,428$1,210$840
16 years$2,135$1,808$1,523$1,278$1,069$721
17 years$1,989$1,665$1,386$1,149$948$620
18 years$1,859$1,538$1,265$1,035$843$535
19 years$1,743$1,426$1,158$935$751$462
20 years$1,638$1,325$1,063$847$671$400
21 years$1,544$1,234$978$769$601$347
22 years$1,458$1,152$901$699$538$301
23 years$1,380$1,077$832$637$483$262
24 years$1,308$1,009$770$581$434$228
25 years$1,243$947$713$530$391$198
26 years$1,182$890$661$485$352$172
27 years$1,126$838$614$444$317$150
28 years$1,074$789$571$407$286$131
29 years$1,026$745$531$373$259$114
30 years$981$703$495$342$234$100
31 years$939$665$461$314$211$87
32 years$900$629$430$289$191$76
33 years$863$596$402$266$173$66
34 years$829$565$375$244$157$58
35 years$796$536$351$225$142$51
36 years$766$508$328$207$128$44
37 years$737$483$307$191$116$39
38 years$709$459$288$176$106$34
39 years$683$436$270$162$96$30
40 years$659$415$253$150$87$26
41 years$636$395$237$138$79$23
42 years$614$376$222$127$71$20
43 years$593$359$209$118$65$17
44 years$573$342$196$109$59$15
45 years$554$326$184$100$53$13
46 years$535$311$173$93$49$12
47 years$518$297$162$86$44$10
48 years$502$283$152$79$40$9
49 years$486$271$143$73$36$8
50 years$471$258$135$68$33$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $482,000, adding $6,285 every year, while hoping to spend $39,410 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: 61/22/17 Blend
52$482,000$482,000$482,000$482,000
53$537,647$512,101$504,630$567,751
54$550,555$495,262$479,603$571,954
55$563,459$476,277$452,417$571,575
56$576,316$454,999$422,958$570,239
57$589,080$431,274$391,106$567,858
58$601,696$404,936$356,738$564,336
59$614,103$375,812$319,723$559,570
60$626,234$343,719$279,926$553,447
61$638,011$308,462$237,204$545,846
62$649,348$269,837$191,411$536,636
63$660,148$227,626$142,390$525,676
64$670,304$181,600$89,981$512,810
65$679,695$131,518$34,015$497,874
66$688,186$77,125$0$480,686
67$695,626$18,149$0$465,715
68$701,849$0$0$454,973
69$706,667$0$0$453,150
70$709,873$0$0$454,616
71$711,237$0$0$454,822
72$710,503$0$0$453,594
73$707,385$0$0$450,742
74$701,568$0$0$446,051
75$692,701$0$0$439,285
76$680,397$0$0$430,184
77$664,224$0$0$418,456
78$643,706$0$0$403,780
79$618,315$0$0$385,800
80$587,466$0$0$364,122
81$550,512$0$0$338,312
82$506,737$0$0$307,885
83$455,350$0$0$272,309
84$395,474$0$0$230,995
85$326,141$0$0$183,291
86$246,282$0$0$128,476
87$154,714$0$0$65,754
88$50,130$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0