Can I retire at age 53 with 621,000?

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 $621,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$51,282$50,825$50,379$49,944$49,519$47,915
2 years$25,387$24,914$24,456$24,012$23,581$21,979
3 years$16,757$16,282$15,825$15,384$14,961$13,413
4 years$12,442$11,969$11,516$11,084$10,670$9,187
5 years$9,854$9,384$8,937$8,513$8,111$6,697
6 years$8,129$7,662$7,222$6,808$6,418$5,075
7 years$6,898$6,435$6,002$5,597$5,220$3,946
8 years$5,975$5,516$5,090$4,695$4,330$3,126
9 years$5,257$4,803$4,384$4,000$3,647$2,511
10 years$4,683$4,233$3,822$3,448$3,107$2,037
11 years$4,214$3,769$3,365$3,000$2,672$1,666
12 years$3,824$3,383$2,986$2,632$2,316$1,372
13 years$3,493$3,057$2,668$2,323$2,019$1,135
14 years$3,210$2,779$2,397$2,063$1,770$943
15 years$2,965$2,538$2,164$1,839$1,559$786
16 years$2,751$2,329$1,962$1,647$1,377$657
17 years$2,563$2,145$1,786$1,480$1,221$550
18 years$2,395$1,982$1,630$1,334$1,086$462
19 years$2,245$1,837$1,492$1,205$968$388
20 years$2,111$1,707$1,370$1,091$865$327
21 years$1,989$1,590$1,260$991$774$275
22 years$1,879$1,484$1,161$901$694$232
23 years$1,778$1,388$1,072$820$623$196
24 years$1,686$1,300$991$748$560$166
25 years$1,601$1,220$918$683$504$140
26 years$1,523$1,147$852$625$454$118
27 years$1,451$1,079$791$572$409$100
28 years$1,384$1,017$735$524$369$85
29 years$1,322$960$684$480$333$72
30 years$1,264$906$637$441$301$61
31 years$1,210$857$594$405$272$51
32 years$1,160$811$554$372$246$43
33 years$1,112$768$518$342$223$37
34 years$1,068$728$484$315$202$31
35 years$1,026$690$452$290$183$26
36 years$986$655$423$267$166$22
37 years$949$622$396$246$150$19
38 years$914$591$371$227$136$16
39 years$881$562$347$209$123$14
40 years$849$535$326$193$112$12
41 years$819$509$305$178$102$10
42 years$791$485$286$164$92$8
43 years$764$462$269$152$84$7
44 years$738$440$252$140$76$6
45 years$713$420$237$129$69$5
46 years$690$401$222$119$63$4
47 years$668$382$209$110$57$4
48 years$646$365$196$102$52$3
49 years$626$349$185$94$47$3
50 years$606$333$174$87$43$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $621,000, adding $6,842 every year, while hoping to spend $43,393 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: 38/45/17 Blend
52$621,000$621,000$621,000$621,000
53$691,400$658,487$648,861$713,901
54$715,752$644,583$624,428$716,783
55$741,135$628,543$597,722$715,245
56$767,606$610,217$568,622$712,667
57$795,231$589,446$536,999$708,977
58$824,076$566,061$502,720$704,101
59$854,218$539,884$465,647$697,962
60$885,735$510,725$425,634$690,479
61$918,716$478,386$382,528$681,567
62$953,253$442,656$336,171$671,139
63$989,450$403,311$286,398$659,103
64$1,027,416$360,115$233,034$645,363
65$1,067,271$312,820$175,899$629,821
66$1,109,146$261,161$114,805$612,373
67$1,153,182$204,861$49,554$592,913
68$1,199,533$143,626$0$571,331
69$1,248,367$77,145$0$551,155
70$1,299,866$5,091$0$538,455
71$1,354,230$0$0$524,152
72$1,411,674$0$0$544,254
73$1,472,436$0$0$568,221
74$1,536,774$0$0$593,640
75$1,604,970$0$0$620,626
76$1,677,333$0$0$649,307
77$1,754,199$0$0$679,823
78$1,835,938$0$0$712,327
79$1,922,952$0$0$746,986
80$2,015,684$0$0$783,983
81$2,114,618$0$0$823,519
82$2,220,283$0$0$865,814
83$2,333,259$0$0$911,109
84$2,454,184$0$0$959,670
85$2,583,756$0$0$1,011,786
86$2,722,741$0$0$1,067,777
87$2,871,978$0$0$1,127,991
88$3,032,391$0$0$1,192,813
89$3,204,991$0$0$1,262,664
90$3,390,890$0$0$1,338,008
91$3,591,308$0$0$1,419,354
92$3,807,588$0$0$1,507,260
93$4,041,202$0$0$1,602,341
94$4,293,770$0$0$1,705,273
95$4,567,072$0$0$1,816,798
96$4,863,063$0$0$1,937,732
97$5,183,895$0$0$2,068,974
98$5,531,933$0$0$2,211,511
99$5,909,778$0$0$2,366,429
100$6,320,291$0$0$2,534,922