Can I retire at age 53 with 558,000?

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 $558,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$46,079$45,669$45,268$44,877$44,496$43,544
2 years$22,811$22,387$21,975$21,576$21,188$20,234
3 years$15,057$14,630$14,219$13,824$13,443$12,516
4 years$11,180$10,755$10,348$9,959$9,588$8,695
5 years$8,854$8,432$8,030$7,650$7,288$6,433
6 years$7,305$6,885$6,490$6,117$5,767$4,949
7 years$6,198$5,782$5,393$5,030$4,690$3,910
8 years$5,369$4,956$4,574$4,219$3,891$3,149
9 years$4,724$4,315$3,939$3,594$3,277$2,572
10 years$4,208$3,804$3,434$3,098$2,792$2,124
11 years$3,787$3,386$3,024$2,696$2,401$1,769
12 years$3,436$3,039$2,683$2,365$2,081$1,483
13 years$3,139$2,747$2,397$2,088$1,814$1,250
14 years$2,885$2,497$2,154$1,853$1,591$1,059
15 years$2,665$2,281$1,945$1,653$1,400$900
16 years$2,472$2,093$1,763$1,480$1,238$768
17 years$2,303$1,927$1,605$1,330$1,097$656
18 years$2,152$1,781$1,465$1,198$976$562
19 years$2,017$1,650$1,341$1,083$870$483
20 years$1,896$1,534$1,231$981$777$415
21 years$1,787$1,429$1,132$890$695$357
22 years$1,688$1,333$1,043$809$623$308
23 years$1,597$1,247$963$737$559$266
24 years$1,515$1,169$891$672$503$229
25 years$1,439$1,097$825$614$452$198
26 years$1,369$1,031$765$561$408$171
27 years$1,304$970$711$514$367$148
28 years$1,244$914$661$471$332$128
29 years$1,188$862$615$432$299$111
30 years$1,136$814$573$396$271$96
31 years$1,087$770$534$364$245$83
32 years$1,042$728$498$334$221$72
33 years$999$690$465$307$200$63
34 years$959$654$435$283$181$54
35 years$922$620$406$260$164$47
36 years$886$589$380$240$149$41
37 years$853$559$356$221$135$35
38 years$821$531$333$204$122$31
39 years$791$505$312$188$111$27
40 years$763$481$293$173$101$23
41 years$736$457$274$160$91$20
42 years$710$436$257$148$83$17
43 years$686$415$241$136$75$15
44 years$663$396$227$126$68$13
45 years$641$377$213$116$62$11
46 years$620$360$200$107$56$10
47 years$600$344$188$99$51$9
48 years$581$328$176$92$46$7
49 years$562$313$166$85$42$6
50 years$545$299$156$78$38$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $558,000, adding $4,838 every year, while hoping to spend $26,781 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: 67/12/21 Blend
52$558,000$558,000$558,000$558,000
53$619,906$590,332$581,683$657,853
54$654,642$590,764$572,675$684,320
55$692,023$590,319$562,467$709,721
56$732,291$588,926$550,992$736,862
57$775,712$586,511$538,177$765,913
58$822,576$582,991$523,947$797,064
59$873,204$578,283$508,225$830,522
60$927,949$572,297$490,928$866,520
61$987,195$564,935$471,970$905,311
62$1,051,370$556,098$451,262$947,177
63$1,120,941$545,677$428,710$992,431
64$1,196,421$533,560$404,216$1,041,416
65$1,278,376$519,624$377,677$1,094,512
66$1,367,428$503,743$348,987$1,152,139
67$1,464,261$485,782$318,033$1,214,762
68$1,569,627$465,597$284,699$1,282,892
69$1,684,356$443,038$248,863$1,357,096
70$1,809,357$417,944$210,397$1,437,998
71$1,945,634$390,146$169,168$1,526,289
72$2,094,291$359,465$125,037$1,622,732
73$2,256,542$325,712$77,860$1,728,168
74$2,433,725$288,688$27,483$1,843,526
75$2,627,311$248,180$0$1,969,833
76$2,838,921$203,965$0$2,114,110
77$3,070,340$155,809$0$2,278,672
78$3,323,532$103,460$0$2,458,776
79$3,600,660$46,658$0$2,655,984
80$3,904,106$0$0$2,872,019
81$4,236,493$0$0$3,110,747
82$4,600,710$0$0$3,379,120
83$4,999,938$0$0$3,673,327
84$5,437,681$0$0$3,995,953
85$5,917,798$0$0$4,349,847
86$6,444,540$0$0$4,738,146
87$7,022,587$0$0$5,164,308
88$7,657,097$0$0$5,632,139
89$8,353,751$0$0$6,145,832
90$9,118,806$0$0$6,710,007
91$9,959,155$0$0$7,329,754
92$10,882,392$0$0$8,010,676
93$11,896,882$0$0$8,758,952
94$13,011,842$0$0$9,581,384
95$14,237,424$0$0$10,485,468
96$15,584,815$0$0$11,479,463
97$17,066,337$0$0$12,572,466
98$18,695,568$0$0$13,774,501
99$20,487,467$0$0$15,096,613
100$22,458,517$0$0$16,550,969