Can I retire at age 53 with 581,000?

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 $581,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.3%
1 years$47,978$47,551$47,134$46,727$46,330$44,955
2 years$23,752$23,309$22,881$22,465$22,062$20,688
3 years$15,677$15,233$14,805$14,394$13,997$12,667
4 years$11,641$11,198$10,774$10,370$9,983$8,707
5 years$9,219$8,779$8,361$7,965$7,589$6,371
6 years$7,606$7,169$6,757$6,370$6,005$4,846
7 years$6,454$6,020$5,615$5,237$4,883$3,784
8 years$5,590$5,161$4,762$4,393$4,051$3,010
9 years$4,919$4,493$4,102$3,742$3,412$2,427
10 years$4,382$3,961$3,576$3,226$2,907$1,978
11 years$3,943$3,526$3,148$2,807$2,500$1,625
12 years$3,577$3,165$2,794$2,462$2,167$1,344
13 years$3,268$2,860$2,496$2,174$1,889$1,118
14 years$3,004$2,600$2,243$1,930$1,656$933
15 years$2,774$2,375$2,025$1,721$1,458$782
16 years$2,574$2,179$1,836$1,541$1,289$657
17 years$2,397$2,007$1,671$1,384$1,143$553
18 years$2,241$1,854$1,525$1,248$1,016$466
19 years$2,101$1,718$1,396$1,127$906$394
20 years$1,975$1,597$1,281$1,021$809$334
21 years$1,861$1,487$1,179$927$724$283
22 years$1,758$1,388$1,086$843$649$240
23 years$1,663$1,299$1,003$767$582$203
24 years$1,577$1,217$928$700$524$173
25 years$1,498$1,142$859$639$471$147
26 years$1,425$1,073$797$584$424$125
27 years$1,357$1,010$740$535$383$106
28 years$1,295$952$688$490$345$90
29 years$1,237$898$640$449$312$77
30 years$1,183$848$596$412$282$65
31 years$1,132$801$556$379$255$56
32 years$1,085$758$519$348$230$47
33 years$1,040$718$484$320$208$40
34 years$999$681$452$295$189$34
35 years$960$646$423$271$171$29
36 years$923$613$396$250$155$25
37 years$888$582$370$230$140$21
38 years$855$553$347$212$127$18
39 years$824$526$325$196$115$15
40 years$794$500$305$180$105$13
41 years$766$476$286$166$95$11
42 years$740$454$268$154$86$10
43 years$714$432$251$142$78$8
44 years$690$412$236$131$71$7
45 years$667$393$222$121$64$6
46 years$645$375$208$112$59$5
47 years$625$358$195$103$53$4
48 years$605$341$184$95$48$4
49 years$586$326$173$88$44$3
50 years$567$311$162$81$40$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $581,000, adding $4,962 every year, while hoping to spend $48,186 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: 60/19/21 Blend
52$581,000$581,000$581,000$581,000
53$645,380$614,587$605,582$680,254
54$659,940$593,433$574,599$683,313
55$674,369$569,626$540,964$680,934
56$688,604$542,988$504,536$677,260
57$702,573$513,325$465,169$672,173
58$716,194$480,437$422,711$665,547
59$729,377$444,109$377,002$657,244
60$742,018$404,115$327,876$647,116
61$754,003$360,216$275,160$635,000
62$765,204$312,159$218,670$620,724
63$775,478$259,678$158,219$604,097
64$784,664$202,490$93,607$584,916
65$792,586$140,298$24,629$562,958
66$799,044$72,787$0$537,983
67$803,817$0$0$520,706
68$806,661$0$0$506,549
69$807,301$0$0$506,128
70$805,435$0$0$504,023
71$800,726$0$0$500,011
72$792,801$0$0$493,844
73$781,245$0$0$485,246
74$765,599$0$0$473,915
75$745,353$0$0$459,511
76$719,946$0$0$441,662
77$688,751$0$0$419,954
78$651,079$0$0$393,929
79$606,165$0$0$363,080
80$553,163$0$0$326,846
81$491,137$0$0$284,610
82$419,054$0$0$235,684
83$335,769$0$0$179,312
84$240,020$0$0$114,658
85$130,409$0$0$40,796
86$5,394$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