Can I retire at age 53 with 601,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $601,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$49,630$49,188$48,757$48,336$47,925$46,059
2 years$24,569$24,112$23,668$23,238$22,821$20,965
3 years$16,217$15,757$15,315$14,889$14,479$12,689
4 years$12,041$11,583$11,145$10,727$10,326$8,617
5 years$9,537$9,081$8,649$8,239$7,850$6,226
6 years$7,868$7,416$6,990$6,589$6,211$4,674
7 years$6,676$6,228$5,809$5,417$5,052$3,599
8 years$5,782$5,338$4,926$4,544$4,191$2,823
9 years$5,088$4,648$4,243$3,871$3,529$2,243
10 years$4,533$4,097$3,699$3,337$3,007$1,801
11 years$4,078$3,647$3,257$2,904$2,586$1,457
12 years$3,700$3,274$2,890$2,547$2,241$1,186
13 years$3,381$2,958$2,582$2,249$1,954$970
14 years$3,107$2,689$2,320$1,996$1,713$796
15 years$2,870$2,456$2,095$1,780$1,508$656
16 years$2,663$2,254$1,899$1,594$1,333$541
17 years$2,480$2,076$1,728$1,432$1,182$448
18 years$2,318$1,918$1,578$1,291$1,051$371
19 years$2,173$1,778$1,444$1,166$937$308
20 years$2,043$1,652$1,325$1,056$837$256
21 years$1,925$1,539$1,219$959$749$213
22 years$1,818$1,436$1,124$872$671$177
23 years$1,721$1,343$1,037$794$602$147
24 years$1,631$1,259$959$724$542$123
25 years$1,549$1,181$889$661$487$102
26 years$1,474$1,110$824$605$439$85
27 years$1,404$1,045$765$553$396$71
28 years$1,339$984$711$507$357$59
29 years$1,279$929$662$465$322$50
30 years$1,223$877$617$427$291$41
31 years$1,171$829$575$392$263$35
32 years$1,122$784$536$360$238$29
33 years$1,076$743$501$331$216$24
34 years$1,033$704$468$305$195$20
35 years$993$668$438$281$177$17
36 years$955$634$409$258$160$14
37 years$918$602$383$238$145$12
38 years$884$572$359$219$132$10
39 years$852$544$336$202$119$8
40 years$822$518$315$187$108$7
41 years$793$493$295$172$98$6
42 years$765$469$277$159$89$5
43 years$739$447$260$147$81$4
44 years$714$426$244$135$73$3
45 years$690$406$229$125$67$3
46 years$668$388$215$116$61$2
47 years$646$370$202$107$55$2
48 years$625$353$190$99$50$2
49 years$606$337$179$91$45$1
50 years$587$322$168$84$41$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $601,000, adding $3,552 every year, while hoping to spend $41,651 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: 69/5/26 Blend
52$601,000$601,000$601,000$601,000
53$665,966$634,113$624,797$707,237
54$689,578$620,868$601,412$722,125
55$714,203$605,578$575,847$733,291
56$739,899$588,099$547,985$744,544
57$766,731$568,279$517,705$755,892
58$794,768$545,955$484,879$767,344
59$824,085$520,957$449,372$778,912
60$854,761$493,103$411,046$790,611
61$886,885$462,204$369,755$802,459
62$920,552$428,056$325,345$814,475
63$955,863$390,446$277,659$826,685
64$992,930$349,147$226,531$839,116
65$1,031,875$303,921$171,785$851,801
66$1,072,829$254,516$113,242$864,779
67$1,115,934$200,664$50,713$878,094
68$1,161,348$142,084$0$891,797
69$1,209,238$78,479$0$910,389
70$1,259,790$9,535$0$944,795
71$1,313,206$0$0$981,069
72$1,369,705$0$0$1,022,938
73$1,429,527$0$0$1,067,841
74$1,492,935$0$0$1,115,452
75$1,560,215$0$0$1,165,988
76$1,631,679$0$0$1,219,687
77$1,707,672$0$0$1,276,808
78$1,788,566$0$0$1,337,636
79$1,874,773$0$0$1,402,482
80$1,966,743$0$0$1,471,688
81$2,064,966$0$0$1,545,626
82$2,169,983$0$0$1,624,706
83$2,282,385$0$0$1,709,377
84$2,402,821$0$0$1,800,132
85$2,532,002$0$0$1,897,510
86$2,670,708$0$0$2,002,104
87$2,819,796$0$0$2,114,565
88$2,980,206$0$0$2,235,607
89$3,152,971$0$0$2,366,014
90$3,339,225$0$0$2,506,647
91$3,540,213$0$0$2,658,453
92$3,757,304$0$0$2,822,471
93$3,992,002$0$0$2,999,843
94$4,245,959$0$0$3,191,827
95$4,520,994$0$0$3,399,801
96$4,819,104$0$0$3,625,285
97$5,142,486$0$0$3,869,947
98$5,493,555$0$0$4,135,624
99$5,874,969$0$0$4,424,334
100$6,289,652$0$0$4,738,300