Can I retire at age 53 with 562,000?

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 $562,000?

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$46,409$45,996$45,593$45,199$44,815$44,607
2 years$22,975$22,547$22,132$21,730$21,340$21,131
3 years$15,164$14,735$14,321$13,923$13,539$13,334
4 years$11,260$10,832$10,422$10,031$9,656$9,457
5 years$8,918$8,492$8,088$7,704$7,341$7,148
6 years$7,357$6,934$6,536$6,161$5,808$5,623
7 years$6,243$5,824$5,432$5,066$4,724$4,546
8 years$5,407$4,992$4,607$4,249$3,919$3,748
9 years$4,758$4,346$3,968$3,620$3,300$3,136
10 years$4,238$3,831$3,459$3,120$2,812$2,655
11 years$3,814$3,411$3,045$2,715$2,418$2,268
12 years$3,460$3,061$2,703$2,382$2,096$1,952
13 years$3,161$2,766$2,415$2,103$1,827$1,690
14 years$2,905$2,515$2,170$1,867$1,602$1,471
15 years$2,684$2,297$1,959$1,665$1,410$1,286
16 years$2,490$2,108$1,776$1,491$1,247$1,128
17 years$2,319$1,941$1,616$1,339$1,105$993
18 years$2,167$1,794$1,475$1,207$983$876
19 years$2,032$1,662$1,350$1,091$876$775
20 years$1,910$1,545$1,239$988$782$687
21 years$1,800$1,439$1,140$896$700$610
22 years$1,700$1,343$1,051$815$628$542
23 years$1,609$1,256$970$742$563$483
24 years$1,526$1,177$897$677$506$430
25 years$1,449$1,104$831$618$456$384
26 years$1,378$1,038$771$565$410$343
27 years$1,313$977$716$517$370$307
28 years$1,253$921$665$474$334$274
29 years$1,196$868$619$435$302$245
30 years$1,144$820$577$399$272$220
31 years$1,095$775$538$366$246$197
32 years$1,049$734$502$337$223$177
33 years$1,006$695$468$310$202$158
34 years$966$658$438$285$183$142
35 years$928$625$409$262$165$128
36 years$893$593$383$242$150$115
37 years$859$563$358$223$136$103
38 years$827$535$335$205$123$92
39 years$797$509$314$189$112$83
40 years$768$484$295$174$101$75
41 years$741$461$276$161$92$67
42 years$716$439$259$149$83$60
43 years$691$418$243$137$76$54
44 years$668$399$228$127$69$49
45 years$646$380$214$117$62$44
46 years$624$363$201$108$57$39
47 years$604$346$189$100$51$35
48 years$585$330$178$92$47$32
49 years$566$315$167$85$42$29
50 years$549$301$157$79$39$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $562,000, adding $6,106 every year, while hoping to spend $39,273 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: 79/16/5 Blend
52$562,000$562,000$562,000$562,000
53$625,622$595,836$587,125$674,432
54$647,650$583,246$565,008$694,684
55$670,607$568,723$540,833$711,103
56$694,549$552,130$514,491$727,922
57$719,533$533,324$485,866$745,163
58$745,620$512,151$454,837$762,847
59$772,878$488,451$421,279$780,999
60$801,379$462,053$385,059$799,648
61$831,201$432,776$346,041$818,824
62$862,431$400,428$304,080$838,561
63$895,158$364,809$259,026$858,898
64$929,484$325,705$210,723$879,879
65$965,516$282,889$159,007$901,551
66$1,003,372$236,124$103,707$923,968
67$1,043,180$185,158$44,645$947,190
68$1,085,078$129,724$0$971,283
69$1,129,218$69,542$0$997,303
70$1,175,764$4,316$0$1,026,958
71$1,224,896$0$0$1,057,967
72$1,276,809$0$0$1,102,113
73$1,331,717$0$0$1,149,617
74$1,389,852$0$0$1,199,922
75$1,451,471$0$0$1,253,249
76$1,516,849$0$0$1,309,839
77$1,586,292$0$0$1,369,958
78$1,660,132$0$0$1,433,894
79$1,738,733$0$0$1,501,964
80$1,822,493$0$0$1,574,514
81$1,911,849$0$0$1,651,923
82$2,007,277$0$0$1,734,608
83$2,109,303$0$0$1,823,024
84$2,218,500$0$0$1,917,669
85$2,335,497$0$0$2,019,093
86$2,460,986$0$0$2,127,895
87$2,595,723$0$0$2,244,735
88$2,740,541$0$0$2,370,337
89$2,896,352$0$0$2,505,493
90$3,064,158$0$0$2,651,078
91$3,245,060$0$0$2,808,047
92$3,440,267$0$0$2,977,454
93$3,651,109$0$0$3,160,455
94$3,879,044$0$0$3,358,319
95$4,125,677$0$0$3,572,445
96$4,392,773$0$0$3,804,365
97$4,682,270$0$0$4,055,769
98$4,996,300$0$0$4,328,511
99$5,337,210$0$0$4,624,634
100$5,707,579$0$0$4,946,381