Can I retire at age 53 with 580,000?

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 $580,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$47,896$47,469$47,053$46,647$46,250$45,862
2 years$23,711$23,269$22,841$22,426$22,024$21,633
3 years$15,650$15,207$14,780$14,369$13,973$13,591
4 years$11,621$11,179$10,756$10,352$9,966$9,596
5 years$9,204$8,764$8,347$7,951$7,576$7,219
6 years$7,593$7,157$6,746$6,359$5,994$5,651
7 years$6,443$6,010$5,606$5,228$4,875$4,546
8 years$5,580$5,152$4,754$4,385$4,044$3,729
9 years$4,910$4,486$4,095$3,735$3,406$3,104
10 years$4,374$3,954$3,570$3,220$2,902$2,613
11 years$3,936$3,520$3,143$2,802$2,496$2,220
12 years$3,571$3,159$2,789$2,458$2,163$1,900
13 years$3,263$2,855$2,492$2,170$1,886$1,636
14 years$2,998$2,595$2,239$1,926$1,653$1,416
15 years$2,770$2,371$2,022$1,718$1,456$1,230
16 years$2,570$2,175$1,833$1,538$1,287$1,073
17 years$2,393$2,003$1,668$1,382$1,141$938
18 years$2,237$1,851$1,522$1,246$1,014$823
19 years$2,097$1,715$1,394$1,125$904$723
20 years$1,971$1,594$1,279$1,019$808$637
21 years$1,858$1,485$1,177$925$723$561
22 years$1,754$1,386$1,084$841$648$496
23 years$1,660$1,296$1,001$766$581$438
24 years$1,574$1,215$926$699$523$388
25 years$1,495$1,140$858$638$470$344
26 years$1,422$1,071$795$583$424$305
27 years$1,355$1,008$739$534$382$271
28 years$1,293$950$687$489$345$240
29 years$1,235$896$639$449$311$214
30 years$1,181$846$595$412$281$190
31 years$1,130$800$555$378$254$169
32 years$1,083$757$518$348$230$150
33 years$1,039$717$483$320$208$134
34 years$997$680$452$294$188$119
35 years$958$645$422$271$171$106
36 years$921$612$395$249$155$95
37 years$886$581$370$230$140$84
38 years$854$552$346$212$127$75
39 years$822$525$324$195$115$67
40 years$793$500$304$180$104$60
41 years$765$476$285$166$95$53
42 years$738$453$267$153$86$48
43 years$713$431$251$142$78$42
44 years$689$411$236$131$71$38
45 years$666$392$221$121$64$34
46 years$644$374$208$111$58$30
47 years$624$357$195$103$53$27
48 years$604$341$183$95$48$24
49 years$585$326$172$88$44$21
50 years$566$311$162$81$40$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $580,000, adding $6,312 every year, while hoping to spend $49,838 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: 85/7/8 Blend
52$580,000$580,000$580,000$580,000
53$645,671$614,931$605,941$699,449
54$658,502$592,035$573,213$712,607
55$670,972$566,347$537,718$719,621
56$682,990$537,678$499,311$725,758
57$694,457$505,826$457,840$730,896
58$705,261$470,581$413,146$734,903
59$715,275$431,717$365,065$737,630
60$724,361$388,999$313,422$738,915
61$732,361$342,175$258,037$738,578
62$739,102$290,982$198,721$736,421
63$744,390$235,139$135,278$732,227
64$748,009$174,352$67,500$725,754
65$749,719$108,309$0$716,738
66$749,254$36,680$0$705,299
67$746,319$0$0$696,879
68$740,584$0$0$688,523
69$731,686$0$0$680,025
70$719,220$0$0$668,180
71$702,739$0$0$652,569
72$681,747$0$0$632,726
73$655,695$0$0$608,139
74$623,974$0$0$578,235
75$585,912$0$0$542,386
76$540,764$0$0$499,893
77$487,706$0$0$449,984
78$425,827$0$0$391,806
79$354,120$0$0$324,416
80$271,473$0$0$246,771
81$176,654$0$0$157,717
82$68,304$0$0$55,982
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