Can I retire at age 53 with 485,000?

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 $485,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$40,051$39,694$39,346$39,006$38,675$37,602
2 years$19,827$19,458$19,100$18,753$18,416$17,344
3 years$13,087$12,716$12,359$12,015$11,684$10,646
4 years$9,717$9,348$8,994$8,656$8,333$7,336
5 years$7,696$7,329$6,980$6,649$6,335$5,382
6 years$6,349$5,984$5,641$5,317$5,013$4,105
7 years$5,387$5,026$4,687$4,372$4,077$3,214
8 years$4,666$4,308$3,975$3,667$3,382$2,564
9 years$4,106$3,751$3,424$3,124$2,848$2,074
10 years$3,658$3,306$2,985$2,693$2,427$1,696
11 years$3,291$2,943$2,628$2,343$2,087$1,398
12 years$2,986$2,642$2,332$2,055$1,809$1,160
13 years$2,728$2,387$2,084$1,815$1,577$968
14 years$2,507$2,170$1,872$1,611$1,382$810
15 years$2,316$1,982$1,690$1,437$1,217$681
16 years$2,149$1,819$1,533$1,286$1,076$574
17 years$2,001$1,675$1,395$1,156$954$485
18 years$1,870$1,548$1,273$1,042$848$411
19 years$1,753$1,434$1,165$941$756$349
20 years$1,648$1,333$1,070$852$675$296
21 years$1,553$1,242$984$774$604$252
22 years$1,467$1,159$907$703$542$214
23 years$1,388$1,084$837$641$486$183
24 years$1,317$1,016$774$584$437$156
25 years$1,250$953$717$534$393$133
26 years$1,189$896$665$488$354$113
27 years$1,133$843$618$447$319$97
28 years$1,081$794$574$409$288$83
29 years$1,032$749$534$375$260$71
30 years$987$708$498$344$235$60
31 years$945$669$464$316$213$52
32 years$906$633$433$291$192$44
33 years$869$600$404$267$174$38
34 years$834$568$378$246$158$32
35 years$801$539$353$226$143$28
36 years$770$512$330$208$129$24
37 years$741$486$309$192$117$20
38 years$714$462$290$177$106$17
39 years$688$439$271$163$96$15
40 years$663$418$254$151$87$13
41 years$640$398$238$139$79$11
42 years$617$379$224$128$72$9
43 years$596$361$210$118$65$8
44 years$576$344$197$109$59$7
45 years$557$328$185$101$54$6
46 years$539$313$174$93$49$5
47 years$521$299$163$86$44$4
48 years$505$285$153$80$40$4
49 years$489$272$144$74$37$3
50 years$474$260$136$68$33$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $485,000, adding $5,688 every year, while hoping to spend $28,502 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: 46/40/14 Blend
52$485,000$485,000$485,000$485,000
53$540,337$514,632$507,115$562,804
54$565,126$509,523$493,777$573,874
55$591,487$503,209$479,037$582,523
56$619,552$495,599$462,819$591,280
57$649,464$486,601$445,040$600,167
58$681,378$476,113$425,618$609,208
59$715,466$464,030$404,463$618,434
60$751,915$450,239$381,484$627,879
61$790,931$434,622$356,585$637,584
62$832,740$417,052$329,665$647,595
63$877,590$397,398$300,619$657,967
64$925,751$375,517$269,336$668,764
65$977,522$351,262$235,704$680,057
66$1,033,230$324,475$199,601$691,928
67$1,093,235$294,989$160,902$704,473
68$1,157,930$262,629$119,478$717,798
69$1,227,749$227,208$75,191$732,025
70$1,303,169$188,531$27,899$747,294
71$1,384,713$146,389$0$763,760
72$1,472,955$100,564$0$784,973
73$1,568,529$50,824$0$812,428
74$1,672,130$0$0$842,202
75$1,784,521$0$0$875,929
76$1,906,544$0$0$936,882
77$2,039,124$0$0$1,003,157
78$2,183,277$0$0$1,075,270
79$2,340,123$0$0$1,153,787
80$2,510,893$0$0$1,239,331
81$2,696,942$0$0$1,332,588
82$2,899,761$0$0$1,434,312
83$3,120,991$0$0$1,545,336
84$3,362,439$0$0$1,666,573
85$3,626,092$0$0$1,799,029
86$3,914,139$0$0$1,943,814
87$4,228,989$0$0$2,102,147
88$4,573,296$0$0$2,275,373
89$4,949,981$0$0$2,464,970
90$5,362,258$0$0$2,672,567
91$5,813,671$0$0$2,899,958
92$6,308,118$0$0$3,149,120
93$6,849,895$0$0$3,422,226
94$7,443,730$0$0$3,721,675
95$8,094,834$0$0$4,050,104
96$8,808,944$0$0$4,410,420
97$9,592,379$0$0$4,805,826
98$10,452,099$0$0$5,239,848
99$11,395,772$0$0$5,716,371
100$12,431,842$0$0$6,239,674