Can I retire at age 53 with 539,000?

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 $539,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$44,510$44,114$43,727$43,349$42,981$42,147
2 years$22,035$21,624$21,227$20,841$20,467$19,631
3 years$14,544$14,132$13,735$13,353$12,985$12,172
4 years$10,799$10,388$9,996$9,620$9,261$8,478
5 years$8,553$8,145$7,757$7,389$7,040$6,288
6 years$7,056$6,651$6,269$5,909$5,571$4,851
7 years$5,987$5,585$5,209$4,858$4,530$3,844
8 years$5,186$4,788$4,418$4,075$3,758$3,104
9 years$4,563$4,168$3,805$3,471$3,165$2,543
10 years$4,065$3,674$3,317$2,992$2,697$2,106
11 years$3,658$3,271$2,921$2,604$2,319$1,760
12 years$3,319$2,936$2,592$2,284$2,010$1,480
13 years$3,032$2,653$2,316$2,017$1,753$1,252
14 years$2,786$2,412$2,081$1,790$1,536$1,064
15 years$2,574$2,203$1,879$1,597$1,353$908
16 years$2,388$2,021$1,703$1,430$1,196$777
17 years$2,224$1,862$1,550$1,284$1,060$667
18 years$2,079$1,720$1,415$1,158$943$573
19 years$1,949$1,594$1,295$1,046$840$494
20 years$1,832$1,481$1,189$947$750$426
21 years$1,726$1,380$1,093$860$672$368
22 years$1,630$1,288$1,008$782$602$319
23 years$1,543$1,205$930$712$540$276
24 years$1,463$1,129$861$649$486$239
25 years$1,390$1,059$797$593$437$208
26 years$1,322$996$739$542$394$180
27 years$1,259$937$686$496$355$157
28 years$1,201$883$638$455$320$136
29 years$1,147$833$594$417$289$118
30 years$1,097$787$553$383$261$103
31 years$1,050$744$516$351$236$90
32 years$1,006$704$481$323$214$78
33 years$965$666$449$297$193$68
34 years$927$631$420$273$175$59
35 years$890$599$392$252$159$51
36 years$856$568$367$232$144$45
37 years$824$540$344$213$130$39
38 years$793$513$322$197$118$34
39 years$764$488$301$181$107$30
40 years$737$464$283$167$97$26
41 years$711$442$265$154$88$22
42 years$686$421$249$142$80$20
43 years$663$401$233$132$73$17
44 years$640$382$219$121$66$15
45 years$619$364$206$112$60$13
46 years$599$348$193$104$54$11
47 years$579$332$181$96$49$10
48 years$561$317$170$88$45$9
49 years$543$302$160$82$41$7
50 years$526$289$151$76$37$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $539,000, adding $2,616 every year, while hoping to spend $46,838 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: 71/8/21 Blend
52$539,000$539,000$539,000$539,000
53$596,676$568,109$559,755$635,789
54$607,702$546,111$528,671$640,203
55$618,283$521,466$494,977$639,231
56$628,323$493,993$458,534$637,007
57$637,718$463,504$419,201$633,402
58$646,347$429,799$376,826$628,272
59$654,080$392,664$331,255$621,464
60$660,768$351,877$282,325$612,807
61$666,248$307,200$229,864$602,117
62$670,336$258,384$173,695$589,191
63$672,830$205,164$113,633$573,808
64$673,502$147,261$49,483$555,725
65$672,102$84,380$0$534,678
66$668,352$16,209$0$514,628
67$661,942$0$0$503,116
68$652,528$0$0$493,812
69$639,730$0$0$483,272
70$623,128$0$0$469,738
71$602,254$0$0$452,844
72$576,591$0$0$432,186
73$545,567$0$0$407,316
74$508,548$0$0$377,736
75$464,835$0$0$342,899
76$413,652$0$0$302,197
77$354,142$0$0$254,960
78$285,359$0$0$200,446
79$206,256$0$0$137,834
80$115,675$0$0$66,221
81$12,340$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