Can I retire at age 53 with 526,000?

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 $526,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$43,437$43,050$42,672$42,304$41,944$41,750
2 years$21,503$21,103$20,715$20,338$19,973$19,777
3 years$14,193$13,791$13,404$13,031$12,672$12,480
4 years$10,539$10,138$9,755$9,388$9,038$8,852
5 years$8,347$7,948$7,570$7,211$6,870$6,690
6 years$6,886$6,490$6,118$5,767$5,436$5,263
7 years$5,843$5,451$5,084$4,741$4,421$4,254
8 years$5,061$4,672$4,311$3,977$3,668$3,508
9 years$4,453$4,068$3,713$3,388$3,089$2,935
10 years$3,967$3,586$3,237$2,920$2,632$2,485
11 years$3,570$3,192$2,850$2,541$2,263$2,123
12 years$3,239$2,865$2,529$2,229$1,961$1,827
13 years$2,959$2,589$2,260$1,968$1,710$1,582
14 years$2,719$2,353$2,031$1,747$1,499$1,377
15 years$2,512$2,150$1,833$1,558$1,320$1,204
16 years$2,330$1,973$1,662$1,395$1,167$1,056
17 years$2,171$1,817$1,513$1,253$1,035$929
18 years$2,029$1,679$1,381$1,130$920$820
19 years$1,902$1,556$1,264$1,021$820$725
20 years$1,788$1,446$1,160$924$732$643
21 years$1,685$1,347$1,067$839$655$571
22 years$1,591$1,257$983$763$587$507
23 years$1,506$1,176$908$695$527$452
24 years$1,428$1,102$840$634$474$403
25 years$1,356$1,034$778$579$426$359
26 years$1,290$972$721$529$384$321
27 years$1,229$914$670$484$346$287
28 years$1,172$862$623$444$313$257
29 years$1,120$813$579$407$282$230
30 years$1,071$768$540$373$255$206
31 years$1,025$726$503$343$231$184
32 years$982$687$469$315$209$165
33 years$942$650$438$290$189$148
34 years$904$616$410$267$171$133
35 years$869$584$383$245$155$119
36 years$835$555$358$226$140$107
37 years$804$527$335$208$127$96
38 years$774$501$314$192$115$86
39 years$746$476$294$177$104$78
40 years$719$453$276$163$95$70
41 years$694$431$259$151$86$63
42 years$670$411$243$139$78$56
43 years$647$391$228$128$71$51
44 years$625$373$214$119$64$46
45 years$604$356$201$109$58$41
46 years$584$339$188$101$53$37
47 years$565$324$177$93$48$33
48 years$547$309$166$86$44$30
49 years$530$295$156$80$40$27
50 years$514$282$147$74$36$24

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $526,000, adding $5,084 every year, while hoping to spend $31,675 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: 49/45/6 Blend
52$526,000$526,000$526,000$526,000
53$584,896$557,018$548,865$612,419
54$610,854$550,610$533,550$625,345
55$638,397$542,826$516,661$635,575
56$667,655$533,566$498,110$645,933
57$698,768$522,723$477,809$656,439
58$731,889$510,183$455,662$667,118
59$767,186$495,827$431,571$677,996
60$804,844$479,528$405,434$689,107
61$845,065$461,151$377,143$700,491
62$888,069$440,555$346,584$712,193
63$934,099$417,589$313,642$724,265
64$983,420$392,094$278,192$736,769
65$1,036,325$363,902$240,108$749,774
66$1,093,133$332,836$199,254$763,361
67$1,154,195$298,708$155,491$777,623
68$1,219,896$261,318$108,674$792,665
69$1,290,660$220,457$58,649$808,608
70$1,366,952$175,904$5,258$825,587
71$1,449,281$127,423$0$843,757
72$1,538,210$74,769$0$866,606
73$1,634,354$17,679$0$891,595
74$1,738,391$0$0$918,623
75$1,851,066$0$0$969,802
76$1,973,197$0$0$1,034,814
77$2,105,686$0$0$1,105,389
78$2,249,521$0$0$1,182,061
79$2,405,794$0$0$1,265,417
80$2,575,701$0$0$1,356,103
81$2,760,560$0$0$1,454,829
82$2,961,823$0$0$1,562,379
83$3,181,085$0$0$1,679,612
84$3,420,101$0$0$1,807,476
85$3,680,806$0$0$1,947,013
86$3,965,326$0$0$2,099,371
87$4,276,003$0$0$2,265,812
88$4,615,414$0$0$2,447,729
89$4,986,399$0$0$2,646,651
90$5,392,080$0$0$2,864,265
91$5,835,899$0$0$3,102,427
92$6,321,642$0$0$3,363,180
93$6,853,482$0$0$3,648,776
94$7,436,011$0$0$3,961,693
95$8,074,287$0$0$4,304,660
96$8,773,881$0$0$4,680,685
97$9,540,928$0$0$5,093,079
98$10,382,185$0$0$5,545,488
99$11,305,096$0$0$6,041,929
100$12,317,857$0$0$6,586,828