Can I retire at age 53 with 490,000?

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 $490,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$40,464$40,103$39,752$39,408$39,073$38,553
2 years$20,032$19,658$19,297$18,946$18,606$18,083
3 years$13,222$12,847$12,486$12,139$11,805$11,295
4 years$9,817$9,444$9,087$8,746$8,419$7,926
5 years$7,775$7,404$7,052$6,717$6,400$5,926
6 years$6,415$6,046$5,699$5,372$5,064$4,609
7 years$5,443$5,077$4,736$4,417$4,119$3,683
8 years$4,714$4,352$4,016$3,705$3,417$3,000
9 years$4,148$3,789$3,459$3,156$2,877$2,480
10 years$3,695$3,340$3,016$2,720$2,452$2,073
11 years$3,325$2,974$2,655$2,368$2,109$1,748
12 years$3,017$2,669$2,356$2,077$1,827$1,485
13 years$2,756$2,412$2,105$1,833$1,593$1,268
14 years$2,533$2,192$1,892$1,627$1,397$1,089
15 years$2,340$2,003$1,708$1,451$1,230$939
16 years$2,171$1,838$1,548$1,300$1,087$812
17 years$2,022$1,692$1,409$1,168$964$704
18 years$1,890$1,564$1,286$1,052$857$612
19 years$1,772$1,449$1,177$951$764$533
20 years$1,665$1,347$1,081$861$682$465
21 years$1,569$1,254$994$782$610$407
22 years$1,482$1,171$916$711$547$356
23 years$1,403$1,095$846$647$491$312
24 years$1,330$1,026$782$590$442$274
25 years$1,263$963$725$539$397$240
26 years$1,202$905$672$493$358$211
27 years$1,145$852$624$451$323$185
28 years$1,092$803$580$413$291$163
29 years$1,043$757$540$379$263$144
30 years$997$715$503$348$238$126
31 years$955$676$469$319$215$111
32 years$915$640$437$294$194$98
33 years$878$606$408$270$176$87
34 years$842$574$382$248$159$76
35 years$809$544$357$229$144$67
36 years$778$517$334$211$131$59
37 years$749$491$312$194$118$52
38 years$721$466$292$179$107$46
39 years$695$444$274$165$97$41
40 years$670$422$257$152$88$36
41 years$646$402$241$140$80$32
42 years$624$383$226$130$73$28
43 years$603$365$212$120$66$25
44 years$582$347$199$110$60$22
45 years$563$331$187$102$54$19
46 years$544$316$175$94$49$17
47 years$527$302$165$87$45$15
48 years$510$288$155$80$41$13
49 years$494$275$146$74$37$12
50 years$478$263$137$69$34$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $490,000, adding $5,712 every year, while hoping to spend $26,003 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: 64/18/18 Blend
52$490,000$490,000$490,000$490,000
53$545,872$519,902$512,307$577,993
54$573,884$517,710$501,802$598,070
55$603,882$514,539$490,074$616,516
56$636,040$510,314$477,054$636,049
57$670,551$504,955$462,671$656,776
58$707,626$498,377$446,849$678,815
59$747,496$490,489$429,511$702,299
60$790,415$481,198$410,574$727,373
61$836,662$470,401$389,952$754,200
62$886,544$457,993$367,558$782,958
63$940,396$443,859$343,296$813,846
64$998,590$427,881$317,069$847,085
65$1,061,530$409,932$288,775$882,918
66$1,129,665$389,877$258,308$921,616
67$1,203,485$367,575$225,555$963,477
68$1,283,530$342,876$190,401$1,008,833
69$1,370,395$315,621$152,724$1,058,049
70$1,464,732$285,644$112,397$1,111,532
71$1,567,259$252,765$69,288$1,169,730
72$1,678,769$216,800$23,258$1,233,139
73$1,800,129$177,548$0$1,302,309
74$1,932,296$134,803$0$1,382,815
75$2,076,325$88,342$0$1,475,451
76$2,233,372$37,934$0$1,576,519
77$2,404,715$0$0$1,686,870
78$2,591,755$0$0$1,810,749
79$2,796,039$0$0$1,954,285
80$3,019,268$0$0$2,111,166
81$3,263,314$0$0$2,282,712
82$3,530,240$0$0$2,470,376
83$3,822,315$0$0$2,675,758
84$4,142,039$0$0$2,900,622
85$4,492,165$0$0$3,146,908
86$4,875,725$0$0$3,416,753
87$5,296,057$0$0$3,712,512
88$5,756,838$0$0$4,036,776
89$6,262,116$0$0$4,392,402
90$6,816,352$0$0$4,782,533
91$7,424,459$0$0$5,210,634
92$8,091,847$0$0$5,680,520
93$8,824,476$0$0$6,196,395
94$9,628,913$0$0$6,762,887
95$10,512,388$0$0$7,385,096
96$11,482,870$0$0$8,068,642
97$12,549,135$0$0$8,819,712
98$13,720,852$0$0$9,645,126
99$15,008,673$0$0$10,552,395
100$16,424,332$0$0$11,549,794