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%13.1%
1 years$46,740$46,323$45,917$45,521$45,134$44,551
2 years$23,138$22,708$22,290$21,885$21,492$20,906
3 years$15,272$14,840$14,423$14,022$13,636$13,064
4 years$11,340$10,909$10,496$10,102$9,725$9,173
5 years$8,981$8,553$8,146$7,759$7,393$6,861
6 years$7,409$6,984$6,583$6,205$5,850$5,339
7 years$6,287$5,865$5,470$5,102$4,757$4,269
8 years$5,446$5,027$4,639$4,280$3,947$3,479
9 years$4,792$4,377$3,996$3,645$3,324$2,878
10 years$4,269$3,858$3,484$3,142$2,832$2,407
11 years$3,841$3,435$3,067$2,735$2,436$2,031
12 years$3,485$3,083$2,722$2,399$2,111$1,726
13 years$3,184$2,786$2,432$2,118$1,840$1,476
14 years$2,926$2,532$2,185$1,880$1,613$1,268
15 years$2,703$2,313$1,973$1,677$1,421$1,093
16 years$2,508$2,123$1,789$1,501$1,255$946
17 years$2,336$1,955$1,628$1,349$1,113$821
18 years$2,183$1,806$1,486$1,215$990$714
19 years$2,046$1,674$1,360$1,098$882$623
20 years$1,924$1,556$1,248$995$788$544
21 years$1,813$1,449$1,148$903$705$476
22 years$1,712$1,353$1,058$821$632$417
23 years$1,620$1,265$977$748$567$365
24 years$1,536$1,185$904$682$510$321
25 years$1,459$1,112$837$623$459$282
26 years$1,388$1,045$776$569$413$248
27 years$1,322$984$721$521$373$218
28 years$1,261$927$670$477$336$192
29 years$1,205$875$624$438$304$169
30 years$1,152$826$581$402$274$149
31 years$1,103$781$541$369$248$131
32 years$1,057$739$505$339$224$116
33 years$1,014$700$472$312$203$102
34 years$973$663$441$287$184$90
35 years$935$629$412$264$167$80
36 years$899$597$385$243$151$70
37 years$865$567$361$224$137$62
38 years$833$539$338$207$124$55
39 years$803$512$317$191$112$48
40 years$774$487$297$176$102$43
41 years$747$464$278$162$93$38
42 years$721$442$261$150$84$33
43 years$696$421$245$138$76$29
44 years$672$401$230$128$69$26
45 years$650$383$216$118$63$23
46 years$629$365$203$109$57$20
47 years$608$348$190$101$52$18
48 years$589$333$179$93$47$16
49 years$570$318$168$86$43$14
50 years$553$303$158$79$39$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $566,000, adding $2,089 every year, while hoping to spend $44,550 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: 76/10/14 Blend
52$566,000$566,000$566,000$566,000
53$625,887$595,889$587,116$671,464
54$642,326$577,687$559,383$683,627
55$658,950$557,099$529,229$691,157
56$675,728$533,963$496,524$698,184
57$692,630$508,104$461,134$704,645
58$709,617$479,340$422,921$710,468
59$726,646$447,476$381,737$715,576
60$743,668$412,306$337,430$719,884
61$760,628$373,615$289,840$723,301
62$777,463$331,174$238,800$725,725
63$794,102$284,738$184,137$727,046
64$810,463$234,054$125,669$727,145
65$826,458$178,850$63,206$725,890
66$841,984$118,841$0$723,137
67$856,927$53,725$0$719,245
68$871,160$0$0$723,637
69$884,540$0$0$728,556
70$896,906$0$0$738,527
71$908,082$0$0$747,488
72$917,868$0$0$755,273
73$926,042$0$0$761,695
74$932,359$0$0$766,548
75$936,544$0$0$769,602
76$938,291$0$0$770,601
77$937,263$0$0$769,259
78$933,083$0$0$765,263
79$925,334$0$0$758,262
80$913,551$0$0$747,868
81$897,223$0$0$733,649
82$875,780$0$0$715,130
83$848,591$0$0$691,780
84$814,959$0$0$663,016
85$774,111$0$0$628,190
86$725,190$0$0$586,583
87$667,252$0$0$537,404
88$599,248$0$0$479,775
89$520,023$0$0$412,725
90$428,295$0$0$335,183
91$322,651$0$0$245,963
92$201,527$0$0$143,755
93$63,196$0$0$27,112
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