Can I retire at age 53 with 488,000?

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 $488,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$40,299$39,940$39,589$39,248$38,914$37,744
2 years$19,950$19,578$19,218$18,869$18,530$17,361
3 years$13,168$12,795$12,435$12,090$11,756$10,625
4 years$9,777$9,405$9,050$8,710$8,385$7,300
5 years$7,744$7,374$7,023$6,690$6,374$5,339
6 years$6,388$6,021$5,676$5,350$5,044$4,058
7 years$5,421$5,057$4,716$4,399$4,102$3,167
8 years$4,695$4,335$4,000$3,690$3,403$2,518
9 years$4,131$3,774$3,445$3,143$2,866$2,029
10 years$3,680$3,327$3,004$2,709$2,442$1,653
11 years$3,312$2,961$2,644$2,358$2,100$1,357
12 years$3,005$2,658$2,347$2,068$1,820$1,122
13 years$2,745$2,402$2,097$1,826$1,587$932
14 years$2,523$2,183$1,884$1,621$1,391$777
15 years$2,330$1,995$1,701$1,445$1,225$651
16 years$2,162$1,830$1,542$1,294$1,082$546
17 years$2,014$1,685$1,403$1,163$960$460
18 years$1,882$1,557$1,281$1,048$853$387
19 years$1,764$1,443$1,173$947$761$327
20 years$1,659$1,341$1,076$858$679$277
21 years$1,563$1,249$990$778$608$234
22 years$1,476$1,166$912$708$545$198
23 years$1,397$1,091$842$645$489$168
24 years$1,325$1,022$779$588$440$143
25 years$1,258$959$722$537$396$121
26 years$1,197$901$669$491$356$103
27 years$1,140$848$621$449$321$88
28 years$1,088$799$578$412$290$74
29 years$1,039$754$538$378$262$63
30 years$993$712$501$346$237$54
31 years$951$673$467$318$214$46
32 years$911$637$436$292$193$39
33 years$874$603$407$269$175$33
34 years$839$572$380$247$159$28
35 years$806$542$355$228$144$24
36 years$775$515$332$210$130$20
37 years$746$489$311$193$118$17
38 years$718$465$291$178$107$15
39 years$692$442$273$164$97$13
40 years$667$420$256$152$88$11
41 years$644$400$240$140$80$9
42 years$621$381$225$129$72$8
43 years$600$363$211$119$66$7
44 years$580$346$198$110$60$6
45 years$561$330$186$102$54$5
46 years$542$315$175$94$49$4
47 years$525$300$164$87$45$3
48 years$508$287$154$80$41$3
49 years$492$274$145$74$37$3
50 years$476$262$136$68$33$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $488,000, adding $4,231 every year, while hoping to spend $22,133 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: 68/12/20 Blend
52$488,000$488,000$488,000$488,000
53$542,140$516,276$508,712$576,040
54$573,889$518,024$502,205$600,994
55$608,135$519,117$494,738$625,311
56$645,108$519,497$486,255$651,375
57$685,064$519,107$476,699$679,356
58$728,280$517,883$466,009$709,444
59$775,066$515,760$454,120$741,847
60$825,757$512,666$440,968$776,796
61$880,724$508,528$426,481$814,544
62$940,377$503,265$410,587$855,373
63$1,005,164$496,793$393,210$899,594
64$1,075,579$489,024$374,270$947,547
65$1,152,164$479,862$353,684$999,611
66$1,235,517$469,208$331,366$1,056,204
67$1,326,297$456,956$307,223$1,117,786
68$1,425,225$442,993$281,161$1,184,866
69$1,533,100$427,201$253,081$1,258,004
70$1,650,796$409,454$222,880$1,337,821
71$1,779,278$389,619$190,448$1,425,000
72$1,919,610$367,555$155,672$1,520,296
73$2,072,958$343,113$118,436$1,624,542
74$2,240,611$316,137$78,615$1,738,657
75$2,423,985$286,459$36,080$1,863,656
76$2,624,641$253,905$0$2,000,657
77$2,844,295$218,288$0$2,152,884
78$3,084,841$179,411$0$2,328,056
79$3,348,361$137,069$0$2,520,003
80$3,637,149$91,040$0$2,730,414
81$3,953,732$41,095$0$2,961,154
82$4,300,893$0$0$3,214,278
83$4,681,696$0$0$3,493,767
84$5,099,518$0$0$3,806,409
85$5,558,077$0$0$4,149,563
86$6,061,468$0$0$4,526,298
87$6,614,205$0$0$4,939,995
88$7,221,256$0$0$5,394,378
89$7,888,097$0$0$5,893,548
90$8,620,759$0$0$6,442,025
91$9,425,887$0$0$7,044,788
92$10,310,802$0$0$7,707,322
93$11,283,567$0$0$8,435,669
94$12,353,068$0$0$9,236,487
95$13,529,092$0$0$10,117,110
96$14,822,426$0$0$11,085,620
97$16,244,951$0$0$12,150,919
98$17,809,759$0$0$13,322,817
99$19,531,273$0$0$14,612,124
100$21,425,387$0$0$16,030,746