Can I retire at age 53 with 340,000?

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 $340,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$28,077$27,827$27,583$27,345$27,112$26,489
2 years$13,899$13,641$13,390$13,146$12,911$12,286
3 years$9,174$8,914$8,664$8,423$8,191$7,585
4 years$6,812$6,553$6,305$6,068$5,842$5,259
5 years$5,395$5,138$4,893$4,661$4,441$3,882
6 years$4,451$4,195$3,954$3,727$3,514$2,981
7 years$3,777$3,523$3,286$3,065$2,858$2,350
8 years$3,271$3,020$2,787$2,571$2,371$1,888
9 years$2,878$2,629$2,400$2,190$1,997$1,538
10 years$2,564$2,318$2,093$1,888$1,701$1,267
11 years$2,307$2,063$1,842$1,643$1,463$1,052
12 years$2,093$1,852$1,635$1,441$1,268$880
13 years$1,913$1,674$1,461$1,272$1,106$740
14 years$1,758$1,521$1,313$1,129$969$625
15 years$1,624$1,390$1,185$1,007$853$530
16 years$1,506$1,275$1,074$902$754$451
17 years$1,403$1,174$978$810$669$384
18 years$1,311$1,085$892$730$595$328
19 years$1,229$1,006$817$660$530$281
20 years$1,156$934$750$598$473$241
21 years$1,089$870$690$542$424$207
22 years$1,028$813$636$493$380$178
23 years$973$760$587$449$341$153
24 years$923$712$543$410$306$131
25 years$877$668$503$374$276$113
26 years$834$628$466$342$248$98
27 years$794$591$433$313$224$84
28 years$758$557$403$287$202$73
29 years$724$525$375$263$182$63
30 years$692$496$349$241$165$54
31 years$663$469$325$222$149$47
32 years$635$444$303$204$135$40
33 years$609$420$283$187$122$35
34 years$585$398$265$172$110$30
35 years$562$378$248$159$100$26
36 years$540$359$232$146$91$22
37 years$520$341$217$135$82$19
38 years$500$324$203$124$74$17
39 years$482$308$190$114$68$15
40 years$465$293$178$106$61$13
41 years$448$279$167$97$56$11
42 years$433$265$157$90$50$9
43 years$418$253$147$83$46$8
44 years$404$241$138$77$42$7
45 years$391$230$130$71$38$6
46 years$378$219$122$65$34$5
47 years$366$209$114$60$31$5
48 years$354$200$108$56$28$4
49 years$343$191$101$52$26$3
50 years$332$182$95$48$23$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $340,000, adding $3,141 every year, while hoping to spend $26,594 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: 58/32/10 Blend
52$340,000$340,000$340,000$340,000
53$377,920$359,900$354,630$398,760
54$388,172$349,239$338,214$402,504
55$398,578$337,165$320,357$403,326
56$409,127$323,579$300,983$403,577
57$419,803$308,380$280,011$403,205
58$430,590$291,457$257,358$402,155
59$441,468$272,697$232,937$400,365
60$452,414$251,976$206,658$397,771
61$463,404$229,166$178,424$394,305
62$474,407$204,131$148,137$389,890
63$485,391$176,727$115,694$384,448
64$496,316$146,802$80,985$377,890
65$507,140$114,195$43,898$370,125
66$517,814$78,737$4,315$361,053
67$528,284$40,248$0$350,564
68$538,489$0$0$342,591
69$548,358$0$0$334,230
70$557,814$0$0$339,762
71$566,771$0$0$344,959
72$575,131$0$0$349,757
73$582,787$0$0$354,088
74$589,616$0$0$357,874
75$595,485$0$0$361,027
76$600,243$0$0$363,451
77$603,723$0$0$365,039
78$605,739$0$0$365,671
79$606,084$0$0$365,214
80$604,529$0$0$363,522
81$600,819$0$0$360,430
82$594,671$0$0$355,758
83$585,772$0$0$349,304
84$573,775$0$0$340,845
85$558,293$0$0$330,134
86$538,902$0$0$316,899
87$515,128$0$0$300,836
88$486,449$0$0$281,610
89$452,285$0$0$258,851
90$411,998$0$0$232,149
91$364,880$0$0$201,051
92$310,147$0$0$165,055
93$246,936$0$0$123,607
94$174,289$0$0$76,096
95$91,150$0$0$21,845
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0