Can I retire at age 53 with 664,000?

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:
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 $664,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$54,832$54,344$53,868$53,402$52,948$52,461
2 years$27,145$26,639$26,149$25,674$25,213$24,722
3 years$17,917$17,409$16,920$16,450$15,996$15,517
4 years$13,304$12,797$12,314$11,851$11,409$10,945
5 years$10,537$10,033$9,556$9,103$8,673$8,225
6 years$8,692$8,193$7,723$7,280$6,862$6,432
7 years$7,376$6,880$6,418$5,985$5,581$5,168
8 years$6,389$5,898$5,443$5,021$4,630$4,234
9 years$5,621$5,135$4,688$4,276$3,899$3,521
10 years$5,008$4,526$4,087$3,686$3,322$2,961
11 years$4,506$4,030$3,598$3,208$2,857$2,512
12 years$4,088$3,617$3,193$2,814$2,476$2,148
13 years$3,735$3,268$2,853$2,484$2,159$1,847
14 years$3,433$2,971$2,563$2,205$1,893$1,596
15 years$3,171$2,714$2,314$1,967$1,666$1,385
16 years$2,942$2,490$2,098$1,761$1,473$1,206
17 years$2,740$2,293$1,909$1,582$1,306$1,053
18 years$2,561$2,119$1,743$1,426$1,161$922
19 years$2,401$1,964$1,596$1,288$1,035$809
20 years$2,257$1,825$1,464$1,167$924$711
21 years$2,127$1,700$1,347$1,059$827$626
22 years$2,009$1,587$1,241$963$742$552
23 years$1,901$1,484$1,146$877$666$488
24 years$1,802$1,390$1,060$800$598$431
25 years$1,712$1,305$982$730$538$382
26 years$1,628$1,226$911$668$485$338
27 years$1,551$1,154$846$611$437$299
28 years$1,480$1,088$786$560$395$265
29 years$1,413$1,026$732$514$356$236
30 years$1,352$969$681$471$322$209
31 years$1,294$916$635$433$291$186
32 years$1,240$867$593$398$263$165
33 years$1,189$821$553$366$238$147
34 years$1,142$778$517$337$216$130
35 years$1,097$738$483$310$195$116
36 years$1,055$700$452$285$177$103
37 years$1,015$665$423$263$160$92
38 years$977$632$396$242$145$82
39 years$942$601$371$223$132$73
40 years$908$572$348$206$120$65
41 years$876$544$326$190$109$58
42 years$845$518$306$176$98$51
43 years$816$494$287$162$89$46
44 years$789$471$270$150$81$41
45 years$763$449$253$138$74$36
46 years$738$428$238$128$67$32
47 years$714$409$223$118$61$29
48 years$691$390$210$109$55$26
49 years$669$373$197$101$50$23
50 years$648$356$186$93$45$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $664,000, adding $6,962 every year, while hoping to spend $45,565 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: 25/45/30 Blend
52$664,000$664,000$664,000$664,000
53$738,909$703,717$693,425$750,342
54$765,797$689,719$668,174$746,519
55$793,901$673,507$640,550$738,132
56$823,295$654,926$610,425$728,209
57$854,063$633,809$577,667$716,654
58$886,294$609,981$542,134$703,366
59$920,083$583,257$503,683$688,237
60$955,535$553,441$462,160$671,158
61$992,764$520,324$417,406$652,012
62$1,031,892$483,686$369,256$630,677
63$1,073,055$443,296$317,536$607,028
64$1,116,397$398,909$262,064$580,933
65$1,162,078$350,264$202,652$552,254
66$1,210,270$297,087$139,101$520,849
67$1,261,162$239,089$71,205$486,568
68$1,314,960$175,963$0$449,258
69$1,371,888$107,387$0$409,158
70$1,432,190$33,019$0$390,052
71$1,496,135$0$0$369,026
72$1,564,015$0$0$369,502
73$1,636,149$0$0$387,442
74$1,712,889$0$0$406,589
75$1,794,616$0$0$427,048
76$1,881,751$0$0$448,931
77$1,974,752$0$0$472,364
78$2,074,122$0$0$497,482
79$2,180,413$0$0$524,436
80$2,294,231$0$0$553,391
81$2,416,237$0$0$584,525
82$2,547,159$0$0$618,038
83$2,687,797$0$0$654,147
84$2,839,025$0$0$693,091
85$3,001,806$0$0$735,132
86$3,177,197$0$0$780,558
87$3,366,358$0$0$829,687
88$3,570,564$0$0$882,867
89$3,791,215$0$0$940,480
90$4,029,850$0$0$1,002,948
91$4,288,163$0$0$1,070,734
92$4,568,012$0$0$1,144,347
93$4,871,443$0$0$1,224,347
94$5,200,705$0$0$1,311,350
95$5,558,271$0$0$1,406,034
96$5,946,863$0$0$1,509,145
97$6,369,473$0$0$1,621,504
98$6,829,394$0$0$1,744,013
99$7,330,250$0$0$1,877,668
100$7,876,027$0$0$2,023,563