Can I retire at age 53 with 554,000?

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 $554,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$45,749$45,341$44,944$44,556$44,177$42,848
2 years$22,648$22,226$21,817$21,421$21,037$19,709
3 years$14,949$14,525$14,117$13,725$13,346$12,062
4 years$11,100$10,677$10,274$9,888$9,519$8,287
5 years$8,791$8,371$7,973$7,595$7,236$6,061
6 years$7,252$6,836$6,443$6,074$5,726$4,607
7 years$6,154$5,741$5,354$4,993$4,656$3,595
8 years$5,330$4,921$4,541$4,189$3,863$2,858
9 years$4,690$4,284$3,911$3,568$3,253$2,304
10 years$4,178$3,777$3,410$3,076$2,772$1,876
11 years$3,760$3,362$3,002$2,677$2,384$1,541
12 years$3,411$3,018$2,664$2,348$2,066$1,273
13 years$3,116$2,727$2,380$2,073$1,801$1,058
14 years$2,864$2,479$2,139$1,840$1,579$883
15 years$2,645$2,264$1,931$1,641$1,390$739
16 years$2,454$2,078$1,751$1,469$1,229$620
17 years$2,286$1,913$1,593$1,320$1,090$522
18 years$2,137$1,768$1,454$1,190$969$440
19 years$2,003$1,639$1,331$1,075$864$371
20 years$1,883$1,523$1,222$974$771$314
21 years$1,774$1,418$1,124$884$690$266
22 years$1,676$1,324$1,036$803$619$225
23 years$1,586$1,238$956$732$555$191
24 years$1,504$1,160$884$667$499$162
25 years$1,428$1,089$819$609$449$138
26 years$1,359$1,023$760$557$405$117
27 years$1,294$963$705$510$365$99
28 years$1,235$907$656$467$329$84
29 years$1,179$856$610$429$297$72
30 years$1,128$808$568$393$269$61
31 years$1,080$764$530$361$243$52
32 years$1,034$723$494$332$220$44
33 years$992$685$462$305$199$38
34 years$952$649$431$281$180$32
35 years$915$616$403$259$163$27
36 years$880$584$377$238$148$23
37 years$847$555$353$219$134$20
38 years$815$527$331$202$121$17
39 years$786$502$310$186$110$14
40 years$757$477$290$172$100$12
41 years$731$454$272$159$91$10
42 years$705$433$255$146$82$9
43 years$681$412$240$135$75$8
44 years$658$393$225$125$68$6
45 years$636$375$211$115$61$5
46 years$615$357$198$106$56$5
47 years$596$341$186$98$51$4
48 years$577$326$175$91$46$3
49 years$558$311$165$84$42$3
50 years$541$297$155$78$38$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $554,000, adding $2,160 every year, while hoping to spend $47,038 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: 49/25/26 Blend
52$554,000$554,000$554,000$554,000
53$612,736$583,374$574,787$638,148
54$625,187$561,911$543,994$634,677
55$637,332$537,820$510,594$626,054
56$649,089$510,923$474,448$615,751
57$660,367$481,030$435,414$603,632
58$671,067$447,942$393,342$589,549
59$681,072$411,448$348,075$573,345
60$690,258$371,325$299,452$554,847
61$698,481$327,337$247,300$533,873
62$705,584$279,234$191,443$510,223
63$711,391$226,755$131,694$483,685
64$715,707$169,619$67,860$454,026
65$718,313$107,534$0$420,999
66$718,967$40,190$0$384,407
67$717,401$0$0$363,982
68$713,315$0$0$349,635
69$706,379$0$0$344,770
70$696,226$0$0$338,132
71$682,447$0$0$329,501
72$664,592$0$0$318,631
73$642,160$0$0$305,251
74$614,598$0$0$289,061
75$581,294$0$0$269,728
76$541,569$0$0$246,887
77$494,673$0$0$220,129
78$439,776$0$0$189,005
79$375,961$0$0$153,020
80$302,214$0$0$111,623
81$217,413$0$0$64,208
82$120,321$0$0$10,105
83$9,568$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