Can I retire at age 53 with 591,000?

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 $591,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$48,804$48,370$47,945$47,531$47,127$45,546
2 years$24,161$23,711$23,274$22,852$22,442$20,864
3 years$15,947$15,495$15,060$14,641$14,238$12,713
4 years$11,841$11,391$10,960$10,548$10,155$8,695
5 years$9,378$8,930$8,505$8,102$7,719$6,329
6 years$7,737$7,292$6,874$6,479$6,108$4,787
7 years$6,565$6,124$5,712$5,327$4,967$3,717
8 years$5,686$5,249$4,844$4,469$4,121$2,939
9 years$5,003$4,571$4,172$3,806$3,470$2,356
10 years$4,457$4,029$3,638$3,281$2,957$1,908
11 years$4,011$3,587$3,202$2,856$2,543$1,558
12 years$3,639$3,219$2,842$2,505$2,204$1,280
13 years$3,324$2,909$2,539$2,211$1,922$1,057
14 years$3,055$2,644$2,281$1,963$1,685$876
15 years$2,822$2,416$2,060$1,751$1,483$729
16 years$2,618$2,216$1,868$1,567$1,311$608
17 years$2,439$2,041$1,699$1,408$1,162$508
18 years$2,279$1,886$1,551$1,269$1,034$425
19 years$2,137$1,748$1,420$1,147$921$357
20 years$2,009$1,624$1,303$1,039$823$300
21 years$1,893$1,513$1,199$943$736$252
22 years$1,788$1,412$1,105$857$660$212
23 years$1,692$1,321$1,020$781$592$178
24 years$1,604$1,238$944$712$533$150
25 years$1,524$1,161$874$650$479$127
26 years$1,449$1,092$810$594$432$107
27 years$1,381$1,027$753$544$389$90
28 years$1,317$968$700$499$351$76
29 years$1,258$913$651$457$317$64
30 years$1,203$862$606$420$286$54
31 years$1,152$815$565$385$259$46
32 years$1,103$771$528$354$234$39
33 years$1,058$731$493$326$212$33
34 years$1,016$692$460$300$192$28
35 years$976$657$430$276$174$23
36 years$939$623$402$254$158$20
37 years$903$592$377$234$143$17
38 years$870$563$353$216$129$14
39 years$838$535$331$199$117$12
40 years$808$509$310$183$106$10
41 years$779$485$290$169$97$8
42 years$752$461$272$156$88$7
43 years$727$440$256$144$80$6
44 years$702$419$240$133$72$5
45 years$679$400$225$123$66$4
46 years$657$381$212$114$60$4
47 years$635$364$199$105$54$3
48 years$615$347$187$97$49$3
49 years$596$332$176$90$45$2
50 years$577$317$165$83$40$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $591,000, adding $4,102 every year, while hoping to spend $29,968 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: 46/40/14 Blend
52$591,000$591,000$591,000$591,000
53$655,513$624,190$615,030$682,890
54$690,490$622,890$603,747$701,014
55$728,030$620,521$591,083$717,289
56$768,363$617,001$576,958$734,288
57$811,741$612,239$561,291$752,088
58$858,441$606,141$543,997$770,779
59$908,768$598,608$524,987$790,460
60$963,055$589,533$504,167$811,243
61$1,021,670$578,803$481,440$833,251
62$1,085,015$566,299$456,703$856,625
63$1,153,535$551,896$429,850$881,522
64$1,227,715$535,459$400,771$908,116
65$1,308,093$516,847$369,347$936,602
66$1,395,256$495,910$335,458$967,199
67$1,489,852$472,490$298,976$1,000,150
68$1,592,595$446,420$259,769$1,035,727
69$1,704,266$417,521$217,698$1,074,233
70$1,825,729$385,607$172,618$1,116,005
71$1,957,931$350,479$124,379$1,161,419
72$2,101,916$311,929$72,821$1,210,893
73$2,258,832$269,734$17,782$1,264,893
74$2,429,943$223,661$0$1,323,937
75$2,616,639$173,463$0$1,394,718
76$2,820,452$118,879$0$1,474,990
77$3,043,067$59,632$0$1,562,832
78$3,286,339$0$0$1,659,063
79$3,552,311$0$0$1,766,599
80$3,843,230$0$0$1,912,996
81$4,161,574$0$0$2,073,262
82$4,510,068$0$0$2,248,777
83$4,891,716$0$0$2,441,061
84$5,309,822$0$0$2,651,790
85$5,768,028$0$0$2,882,808
86$6,270,345$0$0$3,136,147
87$6,821,188$0$0$3,414,044
88$7,425,422$0$0$3,718,964
89$8,088,404$0$0$4,053,622
90$8,816,037$0$0$4,421,007
91$9,614,821$0$0$4,824,414
92$10,491,917$0$0$5,267,472
93$11,455,213$0$0$5,754,176
94$12,513,398$0$0$6,288,931
95$13,676,045$0$0$6,876,588
96$14,953,700$0$0$7,522,490
97$16,357,980$0$0$8,232,526
98$17,901,686$0$0$9,013,183
99$19,598,919$0$0$9,871,605
100$21,465,214$0$0$10,815,668