Can I retire at age 53 with 655,000?

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:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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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 $655,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$54,089$53,607$53,137$52,679$52,231$50,599
2 years$26,777$26,278$25,795$25,326$24,872$23,243
3 years$17,674$17,173$16,691$16,227$15,780$14,204
4 years$13,123$12,624$12,147$11,690$11,254$9,744
5 years$10,394$9,897$9,426$8,979$8,555$7,115
6 years$8,575$8,082$7,618$7,181$6,769$5,400
7 years$7,276$6,787$6,331$5,904$5,505$4,206
8 years$6,302$5,818$5,369$4,953$4,567$3,338
9 years$5,545$5,066$4,624$4,218$3,846$2,685
10 years$4,940$4,465$4,031$3,636$3,277$2,183
11 years$4,445$3,975$3,549$3,165$2,819$1,789
12 years$4,033$3,568$3,150$2,776$2,442$1,476
13 years$3,684$3,224$2,814$2,451$2,130$1,224
14 years$3,386$2,931$2,529$2,175$1,867$1,019
15 years$3,128$2,677$2,283$1,940$1,644$851
16 years$2,902$2,456$2,070$1,737$1,453$713
17 years$2,703$2,262$1,883$1,561$1,288$598
18 years$2,526$2,090$1,719$1,407$1,145$503
19 years$2,368$1,937$1,574$1,271$1,021$424
20 years$2,226$1,800$1,445$1,151$912$358
21 years$2,098$1,677$1,329$1,045$816$302
22 years$1,981$1,565$1,225$950$731$255
23 years$1,875$1,464$1,131$865$657$216
24 years$1,778$1,372$1,046$789$590$183
25 years$1,689$1,287$969$721$531$155
26 years$1,606$1,210$898$659$478$131
27 years$1,530$1,139$834$603$431$111
28 years$1,460$1,073$775$553$389$94
29 years$1,394$1,012$722$507$351$80
30 years$1,333$956$672$465$318$68
31 years$1,276$904$627$427$287$58
32 years$1,223$855$585$392$260$49
33 years$1,173$810$546$361$235$42
34 years$1,126$767$510$332$213$35
35 years$1,082$728$477$306$193$30
36 years$1,040$691$446$282$175$25
37 years$1,001$656$418$259$158$22
38 years$964$624$391$239$143$18
39 years$929$593$366$220$130$16
40 years$895$564$343$203$118$13
41 years$864$537$322$188$107$11
42 years$834$511$302$173$97$10
43 years$805$487$283$160$88$8
44 years$778$464$266$148$80$7
45 years$752$443$250$136$73$6
46 years$728$423$235$126$66$5
47 years$704$403$220$116$60$4
48 years$682$385$207$107$54$4
49 years$660$368$195$99$49$3
50 years$640$351$183$92$45$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $655,000, adding $4,814 every year, while hoping to spend $32,348 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: 72/7/21 Blend
52$655,000$655,000$655,000$655,000
53$726,776$692,061$681,908$775,052
54$766,489$691,554$670,334$807,317
55$809,168$689,938$657,288$838,322
56$855,083$687,124$642,687$871,471
57$904,527$683,019$626,443$906,972
58$957,825$677,523$608,465$945,055
59$1,015,332$670,530$588,657$985,974
60$1,077,439$661,929$566,919$1,030,008
61$1,144,574$651,600$543,148$1,077,468
62$1,217,211$639,418$517,233$1,128,695
63$1,295,866$625,250$489,061$1,184,065
64$1,381,112$608,954$458,511$1,243,996
65$1,473,574$590,382$425,460$1,308,946
66$1,573,942$569,374$389,777$1,379,423
67$1,682,975$545,764$351,325$1,455,987
68$1,801,506$519,375$309,962$1,539,256
69$1,930,454$490,019$265,541$1,629,912
70$2,070,829$457,498$217,904$1,728,709
71$2,223,741$421,602$166,891$1,836,477
72$2,390,413$382,111$112,333$1,954,134
73$2,572,191$338,791$54,052$2,082,693
74$2,770,555$291,393$0$2,223,270
75$2,987,137$239,656$0$2,378,924
76$3,223,731$183,305$0$2,562,232
77$3,482,313$122,048$0$2,762,618
78$3,765,058$55,577$0$2,981,783
79$4,074,360$0$0$3,221,604
80$4,412,857$0$0$3,485,414
81$4,783,452$0$0$3,778,957
82$5,189,343$0$0$4,100,490
83$5,634,051$0$0$4,452,806
84$6,121,455$0$0$4,838,981
85$6,655,825$0$0$5,262,403
86$7,241,865$0$0$5,726,805
87$7,884,756$0$0$6,236,297
88$8,590,205$0$0$6,795,405
89$9,364,498$0$0$7,409,117
90$10,214,558$0$0$8,082,926
91$11,148,014$0$0$8,822,883
92$12,173,266$0$0$9,635,654
93$13,299,571$0$0$10,528,581
94$14,537,125$0$0$11,509,755
95$15,897,161$0$0$12,588,088
96$17,392,054$0$0$13,773,397
97$19,035,438$0$0$15,076,500
98$20,842,332$0$0$16,509,312
99$22,829,286$0$0$18,084,965
100$25,014,533$0$0$19,817,922