Can I retire at age 53 with 460,000?

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 $460,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$37,986$37,648$37,318$36,996$36,681$36,389
2 years$18,805$18,455$18,115$17,786$17,467$17,173
3 years$12,412$12,060$11,722$11,396$11,082$10,794
4 years$9,216$8,866$8,531$8,210$7,904$7,625
5 years$7,299$6,951$6,620$6,306$6,008$5,739
6 years$6,022$5,676$5,350$5,043$4,754$4,495
7 years$5,110$4,767$4,446$4,146$3,866$3,618
8 years$4,426$4,086$3,770$3,478$3,208$2,969
9 years$3,894$3,557$3,247$2,963$2,701$2,473
10 years$3,469$3,136$2,831$2,554$2,302$2,084
11 years$3,122$2,792$2,493$2,223$1,979$1,771
12 years$2,832$2,506$2,212$1,949$1,715$1,517
13 years$2,588$2,264$1,976$1,721$1,496$1,307
14 years$2,378$2,058$1,776$1,528$1,311$1,132
15 years$2,197$1,880$1,603$1,363$1,154$984
16 years$2,038$1,725$1,454$1,220$1,020$859
17 years$1,898$1,589$1,323$1,096$905$751
18 years$1,774$1,468$1,207$988$804$659
19 years$1,663$1,361$1,105$893$717$580
20 years$1,563$1,264$1,014$808$640$511
21 years$1,473$1,178$933$734$573$451
22 years$1,391$1,099$860$667$514$399
23 years$1,317$1,028$794$608$461$353
24 years$1,249$963$734$554$414$313
25 years$1,186$904$680$506$373$277
26 years$1,128$850$631$463$336$246
27 years$1,075$800$586$424$303$219
28 years$1,025$753$545$388$273$194
29 years$979$711$507$356$247$173
30 years$936$671$472$327$223$154
31 years$896$635$440$300$202$137
32 years$859$600$411$276$182$122
33 years$824$569$383$253$165$109
34 years$791$539$358$233$149$97
35 years$760$511$335$215$135$86
36 years$731$485$313$198$123$77
37 years$703$461$293$182$111$69
38 years$677$438$275$168$101$61
39 years$652$416$257$155$91$55
40 years$629$396$241$143$83$49
41 years$607$377$226$132$75$44
42 years$586$359$212$122$68$39
43 years$566$342$199$112$62$35
44 years$547$326$187$104$56$31
45 years$528$311$175$96$51$28
46 years$511$297$165$88$46$25
47 years$495$283$155$82$42$22
48 years$479$270$145$75$38$20
49 years$464$258$137$70$35$18
50 years$449$247$129$64$32$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $460,000, adding $4,822 every year, while hoping to spend $39,652 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: 54/25/21 Blend
52$460,000$460,000$460,000$460,000
53$511,894$487,514$480,384$536,359
54$521,918$469,213$454,287$535,367
55$531,635$448,686$425,988$529,724
56$540,972$425,782$395,369$522,730
57$549,848$400,342$362,311$514,271
58$558,171$372,197$326,686$504,219
59$565,838$341,169$288,364$492,439
60$572,736$307,068$247,206$478,783
61$578,736$269,695$203,068$463,093
62$583,697$228,840$155,801$445,195
63$587,460$184,280$105,247$424,903
64$589,851$135,779$51,243$402,016
65$590,674$83,090$0$376,316
66$589,711$25,950$0$348,997
67$586,721$0$0$330,718
68$581,438$0$0$319,630
69$573,564$0$0$314,114
70$562,771$0$0$306,834
71$548,695$0$0$297,574
72$530,931$0$0$286,091
73$509,032$0$0$272,119
74$482,504$0$0$255,363
75$450,799$0$0$235,495
76$413,312$0$0$212,155
77$369,371$0$0$184,942
78$318,236$0$0$153,415
79$259,088$0$0$117,084
80$191,021$0$0$75,410
81$113,035$0$0$27,797
82$24,024$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
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