Can I retire at age 53 with 502,000?

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 $502,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$41,455$41,085$40,725$40,374$40,030$39,728
2 years$20,522$20,140$19,770$19,410$19,062$18,757
3 years$13,546$13,162$12,792$12,436$12,094$11,796
4 years$10,058$9,675$9,309$8,960$8,625$8,337
5 years$7,966$7,585$7,224$6,882$6,557$6,278
6 years$6,572$6,194$5,838$5,504$5,188$4,920
7 years$5,576$5,202$4,852$4,525$4,219$3,962
8 years$4,830$4,459$4,115$3,796$3,500$3,254
9 years$4,250$3,882$3,544$3,233$2,948$2,712
10 years$3,786$3,422$3,090$2,787$2,512$2,286
11 years$3,407$3,046$2,720$2,425$2,160$1,945
12 years$3,091$2,734$2,414$2,127$1,872$1,666
13 years$2,824$2,471$2,157$1,878$1,632$1,437
14 years$2,595$2,246$1,938$1,667$1,431$1,245
15 years$2,397$2,052$1,750$1,487$1,260$1,083
16 years$2,224$1,883$1,586$1,331$1,114$946
17 years$2,071$1,734$1,443$1,196$987$828
18 years$1,936$1,602$1,318$1,078$878$727
19 years$1,815$1,485$1,206$974$782$640
20 years$1,706$1,380$1,107$882$699$564
21 years$1,608$1,285$1,018$801$625$498
22 years$1,519$1,200$939$728$561$441
23 years$1,437$1,122$867$663$503$390
24 years$1,363$1,051$801$605$452$346
25 years$1,294$987$742$552$407$307
26 years$1,231$927$688$505$367$273
27 years$1,173$873$639$462$331$243
28 years$1,119$822$594$423$298$216
29 years$1,069$776$553$388$269$192
30 years$1,022$733$515$356$243$171
31 years$978$693$480$327$220$152
32 years$937$655$448$301$199$136
33 years$899$621$418$277$180$121
34 years$863$588$391$255$163$108
35 years$829$558$365$234$148$96
36 years$797$529$342$216$134$86
37 years$767$503$320$199$121$77
38 years$739$478$300$183$110$69
39 years$712$454$281$169$100$61
40 years$686$432$263$156$90$55
41 years$662$412$247$144$82$49
42 years$639$392$231$133$74$44
43 years$617$373$217$122$68$39
44 years$596$356$204$113$61$35
45 years$577$339$191$104$56$31
46 years$558$324$180$96$51$28
47 years$540$309$169$89$46$25
48 years$522$295$159$82$42$22
49 years$506$282$149$76$38$20
50 years$490$269$140$70$34$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $502,000, adding $3,199 every year, while hoping to spend $54,590 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: 49/23/28 Blend
52$502,000$502,000$502,000$502,000
53$556,504$529,898$522,117$579,206
54$555,184$497,779$481,524$563,333
55$551,900$462,258$437,742$540,449
56$546,393$423,108$390,607$514,523
57$538,378$380,093$339,945$485,294
58$527,538$332,963$285,578$452,479
59$513,521$281,452$227,319$415,769
60$495,937$225,280$164,971$374,830
61$474,356$164,153$98,331$329,300
62$448,300$97,756$27,185$278,783
63$417,242$25,762$0$222,852
64$380,598$0$0$175,600
65$337,720$0$0$144,779
66$287,896$0$0$116,691
67$230,335$0$0$84,388
68$164,165$0$0$47,398
69$88,420$0$0$5,198
70$2,037$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$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