Can I retire at age 53 with 315,000?

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:
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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 $315,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$26,012$25,781$25,555$25,334$25,119$24,846
2 years$12,877$12,638$12,405$12,180$11,961$11,687
3 years$8,500$8,259$8,027$7,804$7,589$7,321
4 years$6,311$6,071$5,842$5,622$5,412$5,153
5 years$4,999$4,760$4,533$4,318$4,114$3,865
6 years$4,124$3,887$3,664$3,453$3,256$3,016
7 years$3,499$3,264$3,044$2,839$2,648$2,418
8 years$3,031$2,798$2,582$2,382$2,196$1,976
9 years$2,667$2,436$2,224$2,029$1,850$1,639
10 years$2,376$2,147$1,939$1,749$1,576$1,375
11 years$2,138$1,912$1,707$1,522$1,355$1,164
12 years$1,939$1,716$1,515$1,335$1,175$993
13 years$1,772$1,551$1,353$1,179$1,024$851
14 years$1,628$1,409$1,216$1,046$898$734
15 years$1,504$1,288$1,098$933$791$635
16 years$1,396$1,181$995$835$699$551
17 years$1,300$1,088$906$751$620$480
18 years$1,215$1,005$827$676$551$419
19 years$1,139$932$757$611$491$367
20 years$1,071$866$695$554$439$322
21 years$1,009$806$639$502$392$282
22 years$953$753$589$457$352$248
23 years$902$704$544$416$316$219
24 years$855$660$503$379$284$193
25 years$812$619$466$347$255$170
26 years$773$582$432$317$230$150
27 years$736$548$401$290$207$132
28 years$702$516$373$266$187$117
29 years$671$487$347$244$169$104
30 years$641$460$323$224$153$92
31 years$614$435$301$205$138$81
32 years$588$411$281$189$125$72
33 years$564$389$263$174$113$64
34 years$542$369$245$160$102$56
35 years$520$350$229$147$93$50
36 years$500$332$215$135$84$44
37 years$481$316$201$125$76$39
38 years$464$300$188$115$69$35
39 years$447$285$176$106$63$31
40 years$431$271$165$98$57$27
41 years$415$258$155$90$51$24
42 years$401$246$145$83$47$22
43 years$387$234$136$77$42$19
44 years$374$223$128$71$38$17
45 years$362$213$120$66$35$15
46 years$350$203$113$61$32$13
47 years$339$194$106$56$29$12
48 years$328$185$100$52$26$11
49 years$317$177$94$48$24$9
50 years$308$169$88$44$22$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $315,000, adding $6,589 every year, while hoping to spend $24,859 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: 50/31/19 Blend
52$315,000$315,000$315,000$315,000
53$353,927$337,232$332,349$369,446
54$363,577$327,306$317,033$370,941
55$373,379$316,061$300,371$369,474
56$383,322$303,406$282,291$367,349
57$393,391$289,244$262,719$364,513
58$403,574$273,474$241,576$360,910
59$413,852$255,987$218,783$356,479
60$424,206$236,671$194,253$351,156
61$434,612$215,405$167,897$344,872
62$445,044$192,062$139,623$337,553
63$455,473$166,507$109,335$329,118
64$465,863$138,598$76,930$319,485
65$476,178$108,186$42,304$308,561
66$486,373$75,112$5,346$296,251
67$496,399$39,208$0$282,450
68$506,200$298$0$273,958
69$515,715$0$0$265,350
70$524,874$0$0$269,699
71$533,599$0$0$273,892
72$541,802$0$0$277,778
73$549,385$0$0$281,303
74$556,241$0$0$284,406
75$562,246$0$0$287,019
76$567,266$0$0$289,068
77$571,149$0$0$290,467
78$573,728$0$0$291,125
79$574,817$0$0$290,937
80$574,207$0$0$289,789
81$571,669$0$0$287,553
82$566,947$0$0$284,087
83$559,759$0$0$279,234
84$549,789$0$0$272,821
85$536,689$0$0$264,655
86$520,074$0$0$254,521
87$499,517$0$0$242,185
88$474,544$0$0$227,384
89$444,632$0$0$209,829
90$409,203$0$0$189,200
91$367,615$0$0$165,142
92$319,160$0$0$137,265
93$263,056$0$0$105,136
94$198,436$0$0$68,276
95$124,344$0$0$26,158
96$39,723$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0