Can I retire at age 53 with 510,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $510,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$42,115$41,740$41,374$41,017$40,668$39,055
2 years$20,849$20,461$20,085$19,720$19,366$17,760
3 years$13,761$13,371$12,996$12,635$12,286$10,739
4 years$10,218$9,829$9,458$9,103$8,763$7,286
5 years$8,093$7,706$7,340$6,992$6,661$5,258
6 years$6,676$6,293$5,932$5,591$5,271$3,943
7 years$5,665$5,285$4,929$4,597$4,287$3,033
8 years$4,907$4,530$4,180$3,856$3,556$2,376
9 years$4,317$3,944$3,600$3,285$2,995$1,886
10 years$3,846$3,477$3,139$2,831$2,552$1,512
11 years$3,461$3,095$2,764$2,464$2,195$1,222
12 years$3,140$2,778$2,453$2,161$1,902$993
13 years$2,869$2,510$2,191$1,908$1,658$811
14 years$2,637$2,282$1,969$1,694$1,454$665
15 years$2,435$2,085$1,778$1,511$1,280$547
16 years$2,259$1,913$1,612$1,353$1,131$451
17 years$2,104$1,761$1,466$1,215$1,003$372
18 years$1,967$1,628$1,339$1,095$892$308
19 years$1,844$1,508$1,226$990$795$255
20 years$1,733$1,402$1,125$896$710$212
21 years$1,633$1,306$1,035$813$635$176
22 years$1,543$1,219$953$740$570$146
23 years$1,460$1,140$880$674$511$121
24 years$1,384$1,068$814$614$460$101
25 years$1,315$1,002$754$561$414$84
26 years$1,251$942$699$513$372$70
27 years$1,192$887$649$470$336$58
28 years$1,137$835$604$430$303$49
29 years$1,086$788$562$395$274$40
30 years$1,038$744$523$362$247$34
31 years$994$704$488$333$224$28
32 years$952$666$455$306$202$23
33 years$913$630$425$281$183$20
34 years$877$598$397$259$166$16
35 years$842$567$371$238$150$14
36 years$810$538$347$219$136$11
37 years$779$511$325$202$123$9
38 years$751$486$304$186$112$8
39 years$723$462$285$172$101$7
40 years$697$439$267$158$92$5
41 years$673$418$251$146$83$5
42 years$649$398$235$135$76$4
43 years$627$379$221$124$69$3
44 years$606$362$207$115$62$3
45 years$586$345$194$106$57$2
46 years$567$329$183$98$51$2
47 years$548$314$172$91$47$2
48 years$531$300$161$84$42$1
49 years$514$286$152$77$38$1
50 years$498$273$143$71$35$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $510,000, adding $2,334 every year, while hoping to spend $38,902 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: 46/32/22 Blend
52$510,000$510,000$510,000$510,000
53$564,428$537,398$529,493$586,735
54$580,608$522,339$505,839$587,569
55$597,134$505,238$480,089$584,443
56$614,002$485,954$452,132$580,258
57$631,203$464,339$421,851$574,933
58$648,727$440,233$389,125$568,384
59$666,563$413,470$353,826$560,519
60$684,695$383,873$315,822$551,241
61$703,107$351,255$274,975$540,448
62$721,776$315,419$231,139$528,029
63$740,679$276,157$184,164$513,867
64$759,786$233,246$133,891$497,839
65$779,064$186,455$80,157$479,812
66$798,475$135,538$22,788$459,644
67$817,974$80,233$0$437,185
68$837,510$20,268$0$421,297
69$857,027$0$0$409,082
70$876,458$0$0$410,772
71$895,729$0$0$419,485
72$914,757$0$0$428,041
73$933,447$0$0$436,392
74$951,694$0$0$444,483
75$969,377$0$0$452,251
76$986,363$0$0$459,628
77$1,002,502$0$0$466,538
78$1,017,626$0$0$472,892
79$1,031,548$0$0$478,597
80$1,044,060$0$0$483,543
81$1,054,927$0$0$487,612
82$1,063,890$0$0$490,670
83$1,070,661$0$0$492,570
84$1,074,917$0$0$493,148
85$1,076,302$0$0$492,219
86$1,074,417$0$0$489,583
87$1,068,823$0$0$485,012
88$1,059,030$0$0$478,259
89$1,044,495$0$0$469,046
90$1,024,617$0$0$457,066
91$998,730$0$0$441,979
92$966,095$0$0$423,411
93$925,894$0$0$400,943
94$877,222$0$0$374,115
95$819,077$0$0$342,417
96$750,351$0$0$305,286
97$669,819$0$0$262,098
98$576,125$0$0$212,163
99$467,771$0$0$154,720
100$343,101$0$0$88,926