Can I retire at age 53 with 572,000?

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 $572,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$47,235$46,814$46,404$46,003$45,612$44,294
2 years$23,384$22,948$22,526$22,117$21,720$20,403
3 years$15,434$14,997$14,576$14,171$13,780$12,505
4 years$11,460$11,024$10,608$10,209$9,828$8,604
5 years$9,077$8,643$8,232$7,842$7,471$6,302
6 years$7,488$7,058$6,653$6,271$5,912$4,799
7 years$6,354$5,927$5,528$5,156$4,808$3,751
8 years$5,503$5,081$4,688$4,325$3,989$2,987
9 years$4,842$4,424$4,038$3,684$3,359$2,412
10 years$4,314$3,899$3,521$3,176$2,862$1,968
11 years$3,882$3,471$3,099$2,764$2,461$1,619
12 years$3,522$3,116$2,751$2,424$2,133$1,341
13 years$3,218$2,816$2,458$2,140$1,860$1,116
14 years$2,957$2,559$2,208$1,900$1,630$933
15 years$2,731$2,338$1,994$1,694$1,436$783
16 years$2,534$2,145$1,808$1,517$1,269$659
17 years$2,360$1,976$1,645$1,363$1,125$555
18 years$2,206$1,825$1,501$1,228$1,000$469
19 years$2,068$1,692$1,375$1,110$892$397
20 years$1,944$1,572$1,261$1,005$796$337
21 years$1,832$1,464$1,160$912$713$286
22 years$1,730$1,367$1,069$830$639$243
23 years$1,638$1,278$987$755$573$206
24 years$1,553$1,198$913$689$515$175
25 years$1,475$1,124$846$629$464$149
26 years$1,403$1,056$784$575$418$127
27 years$1,336$994$728$527$377$108
28 years$1,275$937$677$483$340$92
29 years$1,218$884$630$442$307$79
30 years$1,164$835$587$406$277$67
31 years$1,115$789$547$373$251$57
32 years$1,068$747$511$343$227$49
33 years$1,024$707$477$315$205$42
34 years$983$670$445$290$186$36
35 years$945$636$416$267$168$30
36 years$908$603$390$246$152$26
37 years$874$573$365$227$138$22
38 years$842$545$341$209$125$19
39 years$811$518$320$193$114$16
40 years$782$493$300$178$103$14
41 years$754$469$281$164$93$12
42 years$728$447$264$151$85$10
43 years$703$426$247$140$77$9
44 years$680$406$232$129$70$7
45 years$657$387$218$119$63$6
46 years$635$369$205$110$58$5
47 years$615$352$192$102$52$5
48 years$595$336$181$94$48$4
49 years$576$321$170$87$43$3
50 years$558$307$160$80$39$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $572,000, adding $4,259 every year, while hoping to spend $45,249 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: 60/24/16 Blend
52$572,000$572,000$572,000$572,000
53$634,737$604,421$595,555$669,994
54$651,336$585,893$567,362$675,757
55$668,111$564,941$536,707$676,624
56$685,033$541,397$503,461$676,510
57$702,067$515,087$467,488$675,327
58$719,174$485,823$428,646$672,978
59$736,310$453,408$386,785$669,360
60$753,422$417,633$341,751$664,360
61$770,453$378,279$293,382$657,858
62$787,337$335,113$241,507$649,723
63$803,999$287,887$185,952$639,817
64$820,357$236,343$126,531$627,986
65$836,314$180,205$63,051$614,069
66$851,766$119,183$0$597,889
67$866,594$52,971$0$580,057
68$880,665$0$0$571,105
69$893,830$0$0$565,027
70$905,923$0$0$572,204
71$916,758$0$0$578,525
72$926,129$0$0$583,850
73$933,805$0$0$588,028
74$939,531$0$0$590,888
75$943,021$0$0$592,240
76$943,958$0$0$591,874
77$941,990$0$0$589,556
78$936,726$0$0$585,027
79$927,733$0$0$577,999
80$914,530$0$0$568,154
81$896,583$0$0$555,137
82$873,302$0$0$538,556
83$844,033$0$0$517,979
84$808,050$0$0$492,924
85$764,551$0$0$462,860
86$712,649$0$0$427,198
87$651,362$0$0$385,289
88$579,603$0$0$336,412
89$496,172$0$0$279,772
90$399,740$0$0$214,490
91$288,840$0$0$139,594
92$161,850$0$0$54,010
93$16,980$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