Can I retire at age 53 with 566,000?

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 $566,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$46,740$46,323$45,917$45,521$45,134$43,480
2 years$23,138$22,708$22,290$21,885$21,492$19,845
3 years$15,272$14,840$14,423$14,022$13,636$12,046
4 years$11,340$10,909$10,496$10,102$9,725$8,206
5 years$8,981$8,553$8,146$7,759$7,393$5,947
6 years$7,409$6,984$6,583$6,205$5,850$4,479
7 years$6,287$5,865$5,470$5,102$4,757$3,461
8 years$5,446$5,027$4,639$4,280$3,947$2,724
9 years$4,792$4,377$3,996$3,645$3,324$2,173
10 years$4,269$3,858$3,484$3,142$2,832$1,751
11 years$3,841$3,435$3,067$2,735$2,436$1,422
12 years$3,485$3,083$2,722$2,399$2,111$1,162
13 years$3,184$2,786$2,432$2,118$1,840$954
14 years$2,926$2,532$2,185$1,880$1,613$787
15 years$2,703$2,313$1,973$1,677$1,421$651
16 years$2,508$2,123$1,789$1,501$1,255$540
17 years$2,336$1,955$1,628$1,349$1,113$448
18 years$2,183$1,806$1,486$1,215$990$373
19 years$2,046$1,674$1,360$1,098$882$311
20 years$1,924$1,556$1,248$995$788$260
21 years$1,813$1,449$1,148$903$705$217
22 years$1,712$1,353$1,058$821$632$181
23 years$1,620$1,265$977$748$567$152
24 years$1,536$1,185$904$682$510$127
25 years$1,459$1,112$837$623$459$106
26 years$1,388$1,045$776$569$413$89
27 years$1,322$984$721$521$373$75
28 years$1,261$927$670$477$336$63
29 years$1,205$875$624$438$304$53
30 years$1,152$826$581$402$274$44
31 years$1,103$781$541$369$248$37
32 years$1,057$739$505$339$224$31
33 years$1,014$700$472$312$203$26
34 years$973$663$441$287$184$22
35 years$935$629$412$264$167$18
36 years$899$597$385$243$151$15
37 years$865$567$361$224$137$13
38 years$833$539$338$207$124$11
39 years$803$512$317$191$112$9
40 years$774$487$297$176$102$8
41 years$747$464$278$162$93$6
42 years$721$442$261$150$84$5
43 years$696$421$245$138$76$5
44 years$672$401$230$128$69$4
45 years$650$383$216$118$63$3
46 years$629$365$203$109$57$3
47 years$608$348$190$101$52$2
48 years$589$333$179$93$47$2
49 years$570$318$168$86$43$2
50 years$553$303$158$79$39$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $566,000, adding $5,546 every year, while hoping to spend $23,202 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: 29/49/22 Blend
52$566,000$566,000$566,000$566,000
53$629,453$599,455$590,682$643,241
54$668,970$604,141$585,783$659,018
55$711,741$608,280$579,942$673,534
56$758,072$611,819$573,104$688,653
57$808,301$614,704$565,209$704,444
58$862,801$616,877$556,196$720,981
59$921,978$618,277$546,001$738,348
60$986,284$618,836$534,556$756,640
61$1,056,213$618,487$521,791$775,962
62$1,132,308$617,154$507,633$796,436
63$1,215,168$614,759$492,003$818,192
64$1,305,452$611,219$474,822$841,382
65$1,403,885$606,446$456,005$866,171
66$1,511,263$600,344$435,463$892,747
67$1,628,467$592,815$413,106$921,318
68$1,756,461$583,753$388,835$952,117
69$1,896,310$573,047$362,551$985,404
70$2,049,185$560,579$334,149$1,021,469
71$2,216,377$546,221$303,517$1,060,633
72$2,399,304$529,843$270,542$1,103,257
73$2,599,531$511,304$235,103$1,149,742
74$2,818,780$490,454$197,075$1,200,531
75$3,058,945$467,136$156,328$1,256,121
76$3,322,116$441,185$112,723$1,317,063
77$3,610,593$412,423$66,120$1,383,967
78$3,926,906$380,665$16,368$1,457,516
79$4,273,847$345,714$0$1,538,462
80$4,654,487$307,362$0$1,636,267
81$5,072,211$265,388$0$1,747,898
82$5,530,746$219,562$0$1,870,583
83$6,034,198$169,637$0$2,005,506
84$6,587,091$115,354$0$2,153,979
85$7,194,408$56,439$0$2,317,455
86$7,861,637$0$0$2,497,537
87$8,594,825$0$0$2,699,990
88$9,400,634$0$0$2,956,038
89$10,286,404$0$0$3,237,594
90$11,260,220$0$0$3,547,239
91$12,330,990$0$0$3,887,820
92$13,508,529$0$0$4,262,471
93$14,803,650$0$0$4,674,646
94$16,228,266$0$0$5,128,151
95$17,795,505$0$0$5,627,180
96$19,519,828$0$0$6,176,352
97$21,417,172$0$0$6,780,759
98$23,505,094$0$0$7,446,009
99$25,802,940$0$0$8,178,284
100$28,332,027$0$0$8,984,393