Can I retire at age 53 with 671,000?

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 $671,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$55,411$54,917$54,435$53,965$53,506$51,608
2 years$27,431$26,920$26,425$25,945$25,479$23,587
3 years$18,106$17,593$17,099$16,623$16,165$14,338
4 years$13,444$12,932$12,443$11,976$11,529$9,782
5 years$10,648$10,139$9,657$9,199$8,764$7,101
6 years$8,784$8,279$7,804$7,356$6,935$5,357
7 years$7,453$6,953$6,485$6,048$5,640$4,147
8 years$6,456$5,960$5,500$5,074$4,679$3,269
9 years$5,680$5,189$4,737$4,322$3,940$2,613
10 years$5,060$4,574$4,130$3,725$3,357$2,109
11 years$4,554$4,072$3,636$3,242$2,887$1,716
12 years$4,131$3,655$3,227$2,844$2,502$1,406
13 years$3,774$3,303$2,883$2,511$2,182$1,157
14 years$3,469$3,002$2,590$2,229$1,913$956
15 years$3,204$2,743$2,339$1,988$1,684$792
16 years$2,973$2,516$2,120$1,780$1,488$658
17 years$2,769$2,317$1,929$1,599$1,320$548
18 years$2,588$2,141$1,761$1,441$1,173$457
19 years$2,426$1,985$1,612$1,302$1,046$382
20 years$2,281$1,844$1,480$1,179$934$320
21 years$2,149$1,718$1,361$1,070$836$268
22 years$2,030$1,604$1,254$973$749$224
23 years$1,921$1,500$1,158$886$673$188
24 years$1,821$1,405$1,071$808$605$158
25 years$1,730$1,319$992$738$544$133
26 years$1,646$1,239$920$675$490$111
27 years$1,568$1,166$854$618$442$94
28 years$1,496$1,099$794$566$399$79
29 years$1,428$1,037$739$519$360$66
30 years$1,366$979$689$476$325$56
31 years$1,307$926$642$438$294$47
32 years$1,253$876$599$402$266$39
33 years$1,202$829$559$370$241$33
34 years$1,154$786$522$340$218$28
35 years$1,108$746$488$313$197$23
36 years$1,066$708$457$288$179$20
37 years$1,025$672$428$266$162$17
38 years$987$639$401$245$147$14
39 years$951$607$375$226$133$12
40 years$917$578$352$208$121$10
41 years$885$550$330$192$110$8
42 years$854$524$309$177$100$7
43 years$825$499$290$164$90$6
44 years$797$476$273$151$82$5
45 years$771$454$256$140$74$4
46 years$745$433$240$129$68$4
47 years$721$413$226$119$61$3
48 years$698$394$212$110$56$2
49 years$676$377$199$102$51$2
50 years$655$360$187$94$46$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $671,000, adding $4,887 every year, while hoping to spend $46,398 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: 44/38/18 Blend
52$671,000$671,000$671,000$671,000
53$744,483$708,920$698,519$773,170
54$771,053$694,290$672,553$779,174
55$798,778$677,388$644,161$780,706
56$827,727$658,054$613,214$781,390
57$857,975$636,118$579,576$781,170
58$889,601$611,400$543,104$779,985
59$922,692$583,710$503,650$777,776
60$957,343$552,848$461,059$774,478
61$993,655$518,601$415,167$770,026
62$1,031,739$480,743$365,806$764,353
63$1,071,714$439,038$312,799$757,389
64$1,113,711$393,233$255,960$749,063
65$1,157,871$343,063$195,096$739,302
66$1,204,348$288,247$130,006$728,031
67$1,253,310$228,490$60,480$715,173
68$1,304,938$163,476$0$700,653
69$1,359,432$92,877$0$687,026
70$1,417,009$16,342$0$684,147
71$1,477,903$0$0$680,355
72$1,542,375$0$0$703,425
73$1,610,705$0$0$735,157
74$1,683,201$0$0$768,865
75$1,760,200$0$0$804,710
76$1,842,070$0$0$842,871
77$1,929,215$0$0$883,541
78$2,022,075$0$0$926,932
79$2,121,133$0$0$973,277
80$2,226,918$0$0$1,022,831
81$2,340,011$0$0$1,075,874
82$2,461,046$0$0$1,132,711
83$2,590,722$0$0$1,193,678
84$2,729,801$0$0$1,259,146
85$2,879,124$0$0$1,329,519
86$3,039,610$0$0$1,405,240
87$3,212,270$0$0$1,486,799
88$3,398,215$0$0$1,574,730
89$3,598,662$0$0$1,669,624
90$3,814,950$0$0$1,772,126
91$4,048,551$0$0$1,882,947
92$4,301,079$0$0$2,002,870
93$4,574,312$0$0$2,132,752
94$4,870,202$0$0$2,273,538
95$5,190,897$0$0$2,426,267
96$5,538,756$0$0$2,592,080
97$5,916,375$0$0$2,772,233
98$6,326,612$0$0$2,968,109
99$6,772,605$0$0$3,181,226
100$7,257,811$0$0$3,413,259