Can I retire at age 53 with 546,000?

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 $546,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$45,088$44,687$44,295$43,912$43,539$42,435
2 years$22,321$21,905$21,502$21,112$20,733$19,627
3 years$14,733$14,315$13,913$13,526$13,154$12,082
4 years$10,939$10,523$10,125$9,745$9,381$8,351
5 years$8,664$8,250$7,858$7,485$7,132$6,146
6 years$7,148$6,737$6,350$5,986$5,643$4,703
7 years$6,065$5,658$5,277$4,921$4,589$3,695
8 years$5,253$4,850$4,475$4,128$3,807$2,958
9 years$4,622$4,223$3,855$3,516$3,206$2,402
10 years$4,118$3,722$3,361$3,031$2,732$1,971
11 years$3,705$3,313$2,959$2,638$2,349$1,631
12 years$3,362$2,974$2,626$2,314$2,036$1,359
13 years$3,071$2,688$2,346$2,043$1,775$1,138
14 years$2,823$2,443$2,108$1,813$1,556$957
15 years$2,607$2,232$1,903$1,617$1,370$808
16 years$2,419$2,048$1,725$1,448$1,211$684
17 years$2,253$1,886$1,570$1,301$1,074$581
18 years$2,106$1,742$1,433$1,173$955$494
19 years$1,974$1,615$1,312$1,059$851$421
20 years$1,856$1,501$1,204$960$760$359
21 years$1,749$1,398$1,108$871$680$307
22 years$1,652$1,305$1,021$792$610$262
23 years$1,563$1,220$943$721$547$225
24 years$1,482$1,143$872$658$492$192
25 years$1,408$1,073$807$601$443$165
26 years$1,339$1,008$749$549$399$141
27 years$1,276$949$695$503$360$121
28 years$1,217$894$646$461$324$104
29 years$1,162$844$602$422$293$90
30 years$1,111$797$560$388$265$77
31 years$1,064$753$522$356$239$66
32 years$1,019$713$487$327$216$57
33 years$978$675$455$301$196$49
34 years$939$640$425$277$177$42
35 years$902$607$397$255$161$36
36 years$867$576$372$235$146$31
37 years$834$547$348$216$132$27
38 years$803$520$326$199$120$23
39 years$774$494$305$184$108$20
40 years$746$470$286$170$98$17
41 years$720$448$268$156$89$15
42 years$695$426$252$144$81$13
43 years$671$406$236$133$73$11
44 years$649$387$222$123$67$9
45 years$627$369$208$114$61$8
46 years$607$352$196$105$55$7
47 years$587$336$184$97$50$6
48 years$568$321$173$90$45$5
49 years$550$306$162$83$41$4
50 years$533$293$153$77$37$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $546,000, adding $4,191 every year, while hoping to spend $30,121 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: 72/13/15 Blend
52$546,000$546,000$546,000$546,000
53$606,015$577,077$568,614$647,315
54$635,780$573,305$555,614$671,488
55$667,572$568,339$541,169$693,882
56$701,564$562,088$525,199$717,613
57$737,951$554,457$507,620$742,809
58$776,940$545,344$488,343$769,607
59$818,764$534,642$467,279$798,164
60$863,674$522,236$444,329$828,648
61$911,950$508,006$419,395$861,249
62$963,895$491,825$392,371$896,175
63$1,019,845$473,557$363,148$933,656
64$1,080,168$453,060$331,612$973,948
65$1,145,266$430,181$297,642$1,017,330
66$1,215,585$404,762$261,115$1,064,115
67$1,291,611$376,632$221,899$1,114,646
68$1,373,882$345,613$179,859$1,169,304
69$1,462,985$311,515$134,852$1,228,507
70$1,559,570$274,140$86,729$1,292,720
71$1,664,348$233,274$35,337$1,362,456
72$1,778,103$188,696$0$1,438,281
73$1,901,697$140,170$0$1,523,942
74$2,036,077$87,445$0$1,623,247
75$2,182,287$30,260$0$1,731,326
76$2,341,474$0$0$1,849,051
77$2,514,901$0$0$1,981,913
78$2,703,958$0$0$2,131,493
79$2,910,172$0$0$2,294,673
80$3,135,229$0$0$2,472,789
81$3,380,981$0$0$2,667,311
82$3,649,467$0$0$2,879,857
83$3,942,933$0$0$3,112,208
84$4,263,850$0$0$3,366,324
85$4,614,942$0$0$3,644,365
86$4,999,204$0$0$3,948,709
87$5,419,938$0$0$4,281,973
88$5,880,777$0$0$4,647,041
89$6,385,724$0$0$5,047,088
90$6,939,186$0$0$5,485,610
91$7,546,019$0$0$5,966,458
92$8,211,567$0$0$6,493,874
93$8,941,722$0$0$7,072,530
94$9,742,968$0$0$7,707,571
95$10,622,450$0$0$8,404,667
96$11,588,040$0$0$9,170,061
97$12,648,406$0$0$10,010,630
98$13,813,098$0$0$10,933,952
99$15,092,637$0$0$11,948,374
100$16,498,613$0$0$13,063,090