Can I retire at age 53 with 562,000?

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:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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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 $562,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$46,409$45,996$45,593$45,199$44,815$44,495
2 years$22,975$22,547$22,132$21,730$21,340$21,018
3 years$15,164$14,735$14,321$13,923$13,539$13,224
4 years$11,260$10,832$10,422$10,031$9,656$9,351
5 years$8,918$8,492$8,088$7,704$7,341$7,046
6 years$7,357$6,934$6,536$6,161$5,808$5,525
7 years$6,243$5,824$5,432$5,066$4,724$4,451
8 years$5,407$4,992$4,607$4,249$3,919$3,657
9 years$4,758$4,346$3,968$3,620$3,300$3,050
10 years$4,238$3,831$3,459$3,120$2,812$2,573
11 years$3,814$3,411$3,045$2,715$2,418$2,190
12 years$3,460$3,061$2,703$2,382$2,096$1,878
13 years$3,161$2,766$2,415$2,103$1,827$1,620
14 years$2,905$2,515$2,170$1,867$1,602$1,404
15 years$2,684$2,297$1,959$1,665$1,410$1,223
16 years$2,490$2,108$1,776$1,491$1,247$1,068
17 years$2,319$1,941$1,616$1,339$1,105$936
18 years$2,167$1,794$1,475$1,207$983$823
19 years$2,032$1,662$1,350$1,091$876$725
20 years$1,910$1,545$1,239$988$782$639
21 years$1,800$1,439$1,140$896$700$565
22 years$1,700$1,343$1,051$815$628$500
23 years$1,609$1,256$970$742$563$443
24 years$1,526$1,177$897$677$506$393
25 years$1,449$1,104$831$618$456$349
26 years$1,378$1,038$771$565$410$311
27 years$1,313$977$716$517$370$276
28 years$1,253$921$665$474$334$246
29 years$1,196$868$619$435$302$219
30 years$1,144$820$577$399$272$195
31 years$1,095$775$538$366$246$174
32 years$1,049$734$502$337$223$155
33 years$1,006$695$468$310$202$139
34 years$966$658$438$285$183$124
35 years$928$625$409$262$165$111
36 years$893$593$383$242$150$99
37 years$859$563$358$223$136$88
38 years$827$535$335$205$123$79
39 years$797$509$314$189$112$71
40 years$768$484$295$174$101$63
41 years$741$461$276$161$92$56
42 years$716$439$259$149$83$50
43 years$691$418$243$137$76$45
44 years$668$399$228$127$69$40
45 years$646$380$214$117$62$36
46 years$624$363$201$108$57$32
47 years$604$346$189$100$51$29
48 years$585$330$178$92$47$26
49 years$566$315$167$85$42$23
50 years$549$301$157$79$39$21

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $562,000, adding $6,491 every year, while hoping to spend $34,615 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: 39/31/30 Blend
52$562,000$562,000$562,000$562,000
53$626,019$596,233$587,522$644,666
54$653,043$588,619$570,374$651,317
55$681,664$579,471$551,492$654,864
56$712,006$568,678$530,780$658,051
57$744,210$556,122$508,140$660,869
58$778,424$541,677$483,468$663,309
59$814,816$525,212$456,656$665,368
60$853,564$506,584$427,591$667,040
61$894,868$485,647$396,155$668,327
62$938,943$462,242$362,225$669,232
63$986,026$436,203$325,671$669,763
64$1,036,379$407,355$286,359$669,934
65$1,090,285$375,511$244,148$669,762
66$1,148,058$340,475$198,891$669,272
67$1,210,041$302,039$150,434$668,498
68$1,276,610$259,984$98,618$667,479
69$1,348,178$214,077$43,276$666,266
70$1,425,198$164,073$0$664,921
71$1,508,169$109,713$0$668,569
72$1,597,637$50,724$0$687,356
73$1,694,204$0$0$707,580
74$1,798,529$0$0$733,921
75$1,911,338$0$0$781,174
76$2,033,428$0$0$832,377
77$2,165,677$0$0$887,906
78$2,309,047$0$0$948,173
79$2,464,598$0$0$1,013,634
80$2,633,497$0$0$1,084,787
81$2,817,025$0$0$1,162,182
82$3,016,592$0$0$1,246,423
83$3,233,751$0$0$1,338,177
84$3,470,208$0$0$1,438,176
85$3,727,842$0$0$1,547,224
86$4,008,720$0$0$1,666,210
87$4,315,118$0$0$1,796,109
88$4,649,541$0$0$1,937,996
89$5,014,744$0$0$2,093,054
90$5,413,762$0$0$2,262,586
91$5,849,938$0$0$2,448,024
92$6,326,948$0$0$2,650,950
93$6,848,843$0$0$2,873,100
94$7,420,083$0$0$3,116,390
95$8,045,578$0$0$3,382,928
96$8,730,736$0$0$3,675,036
97$9,481,512$0$0$3,995,271
98$10,304,465$0$0$4,346,449
99$11,206,818$0$0$4,731,673
100$12,196,527$0$0$5,154,359