Can I retire at age 53 with 524,000?

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:
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 $524,000?

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$43,271$42,886$42,510$42,143$41,784$41,228
2 years$21,422$21,023$20,636$20,261$19,897$19,338
3 years$14,139$13,738$13,353$12,981$12,624$12,078
4 years$10,499$10,099$9,717$9,352$9,003$8,476
5 years$8,315$7,918$7,541$7,184$6,844$6,337
6 years$6,860$6,466$6,094$5,745$5,416$4,929
7 years$5,821$5,430$5,064$4,723$4,404$3,938
8 years$5,042$4,654$4,295$3,962$3,654$3,208
9 years$4,436$4,052$3,699$3,375$3,077$2,652
10 years$3,952$3,572$3,225$2,909$2,622$2,217
11 years$3,556$3,180$2,839$2,532$2,255$1,869
12 years$3,226$2,854$2,520$2,221$1,954$1,588
13 years$2,948$2,579$2,251$1,961$1,704$1,356
14 years$2,709$2,345$2,023$1,740$1,494$1,164
15 years$2,502$2,142$1,826$1,552$1,315$1,004
16 years$2,322$1,965$1,656$1,390$1,162$868
17 years$2,162$1,810$1,507$1,249$1,031$753
18 years$2,021$1,672$1,375$1,125$916$654
19 years$1,894$1,550$1,259$1,017$817$570
20 years$1,781$1,440$1,156$921$730$498
21 years$1,678$1,341$1,063$836$653$435
22 years$1,585$1,252$980$760$585$381
23 years$1,500$1,171$905$692$525$334
24 years$1,422$1,097$837$631$472$293
25 years$1,351$1,030$775$576$425$257
26 years$1,285$968$719$527$383$226
27 years$1,224$911$667$482$345$198
28 years$1,168$858$620$442$311$174
29 years$1,115$810$577$405$281$154
30 years$1,067$765$538$372$254$135
31 years$1,021$723$501$342$230$119
32 years$978$684$468$314$208$105
33 years$938$648$437$289$188$93
34 years$901$614$408$266$170$82
35 years$866$582$381$245$154$72
36 years$832$553$357$225$140$63
37 years$801$525$334$208$127$56
38 years$771$499$313$191$115$49
39 years$743$474$293$176$104$44
40 years$716$451$275$163$94$38
41 years$691$430$258$150$86$34
42 years$667$409$242$139$78$30
43 years$644$390$227$128$71$26
44 years$623$372$213$118$64$23
45 years$602$354$200$109$58$21
46 years$582$338$188$101$53$18
47 years$563$323$176$93$48$16
48 years$545$308$166$86$44$14
49 years$528$294$156$79$40$13
50 years$512$281$146$73$36$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $524,000, adding $2,799 every year, while hoping to spend $33,766 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: 34/38/28 Blend
52$524,000$524,000$524,000$524,000
53$580,335$552,563$544,441$595,072
54$603,603$543,712$526,753$597,576
55$628,112$533,295$507,341$597,060
56$653,953$521,201$486,111$595,851
57$681,227$507,310$462,966$593,910
58$710,040$491,496$437,803$591,199
59$740,511$473,627$410,517$587,676
60$772,768$453,560$380,994$583,303
61$806,953$431,146$349,120$578,039
62$843,218$406,228$314,771$571,842
63$881,732$378,639$277,822$564,674
64$922,678$348,202$238,139$556,493
65$966,258$314,731$195,583$547,261
66$1,012,691$278,027$150,009$536,939
67$1,062,218$237,883$101,268$525,492
68$1,115,103$194,079$49,199$512,884
69$1,171,636$146,381$0$499,084
70$1,232,133$94,543$0$485,965
71$1,296,941$38,307$0$487,409
72$1,366,443$0$0$488,736
73$1,441,056$0$0$499,437
74$1,521,240$0$0$528,204
75$1,607,498$0$0$559,208
76$1,700,384$0$0$592,653
77$1,800,505$0$0$628,766
78$1,908,529$0$0$667,796
79$2,025,189$0$0$710,017
80$2,151,291$0$0$755,728
81$2,287,721$0$0$805,261
82$2,435,453$0$0$858,978
83$2,595,556$0$0$917,279
84$2,769,207$0$0$980,603
85$2,957,702$0$0$1,049,434
86$3,162,463$0$0$1,124,303
87$3,385,056$0$0$1,205,795
88$3,627,205$0$0$1,294,554
89$3,890,805$0$0$1,391,288
90$4,177,941$0$0$1,496,777
91$4,490,908$0$0$1,611,878
92$4,832,233$0$0$1,737,536
93$5,204,695$0$0$1,874,791
94$5,611,355$0$0$2,024,786
95$6,055,582$0$0$2,188,782
96$6,541,083$0$0$2,368,166
97$7,071,942$0$0$2,564,465
98$7,652,655$0$0$2,779,361
99$8,288,170$0$0$3,014,706
100$8,983,939$0$0$3,272,539