Can I retire at age 35 with 479,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $479,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$39,555$39,203$38,859$38,524$38,196$37,688
2 years$19,582$19,217$18,864$18,521$18,189$17,677
3 years$12,925$12,559$12,206$11,867$11,540$11,041
4 years$9,597$9,232$8,883$8,549$8,230$7,748
5 years$7,601$7,238$6,893$6,567$6,256$5,793
6 years$6,271$5,910$5,571$5,251$4,951$4,505
7 years$5,321$4,963$4,630$4,317$4,026$3,600
8 years$4,609$4,255$3,926$3,622$3,340$2,933
9 years$4,055$3,704$3,382$3,085$2,813$2,424
10 years$3,612$3,265$2,948$2,659$2,397$2,026
11 years$3,251$2,907$2,596$2,314$2,061$1,709
12 years$2,949$2,609$2,303$2,030$1,786$1,451
13 years$2,694$2,358$2,058$1,792$1,558$1,240
14 years$2,476$2,143$1,849$1,591$1,365$1,064
15 years$2,287$1,958$1,670$1,419$1,202$917
16 years$2,122$1,796$1,514$1,270$1,062$793
17 years$1,977$1,654$1,377$1,141$942$688
18 years$1,847$1,529$1,257$1,029$838$598
19 years$1,732$1,417$1,151$929$747$521
20 years$1,628$1,317$1,056$842$667$455
21 years$1,534$1,226$972$764$597$398
22 years$1,449$1,145$896$695$535$348
23 years$1,371$1,071$827$633$480$305
24 years$1,300$1,003$765$577$432$267
25 years$1,235$941$708$527$388$235
26 years$1,175$885$657$482$350$206
27 years$1,119$833$610$441$315$181
28 years$1,068$785$567$404$285$160
29 years$1,020$740$528$371$257$140
30 years$975$699$492$340$232$124
31 years$933$661$458$312$210$109
32 years$894$625$428$287$190$96
33 years$858$592$399$264$172$85
34 years$823$561$373$243$156$75
35 years$791$532$349$224$141$66
36 years$761$505$326$206$128$58
37 years$732$480$305$190$116$51
38 years$705$456$286$175$105$45
39 years$679$434$268$161$95$40
40 years$655$413$251$149$86$35
41 years$632$393$235$137$78$31
42 years$610$374$221$127$71$27
43 years$589$356$207$117$64$24
44 years$569$340$195$108$59$21
45 years$550$324$183$100$53$19
46 years$532$309$172$92$48$17
47 years$515$295$161$85$44$15
48 years$498$282$151$79$40$13
49 years$483$269$142$73$36$11
50 years$468$257$134$67$33$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 35 starting with $479,000, adding $6,670 every year, while hoping to spend $41,336 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: 65/16/19 Blend
34$479,000$479,000$479,000$479,000
35$534,738$509,351$501,927$566,529
36$545,300$490,328$474,760$569,662
37$555,554$468,988$445,298$567,752
38$565,425$445,172$413,420$564,680
39$574,829$418,716$379,000$560,335
40$583,671$389,443$341,906$554,594
41$591,847$357,167$302,001$547,324
42$599,239$321,692$259,142$538,379
43$605,716$282,810$213,178$527,601
44$611,133$240,301$163,953$514,819
45$615,326$193,934$111,303$499,845
46$618,116$143,463$55,058$482,475
47$619,301$88,630$0$462,488
48$618,659$29,162$0$440,647
49$615,941$0$0$427,659
50$610,872$0$0$418,306
51$603,147$0$0$412,166
52$592,429$0$0$403,863
53$578,342$0$0$393,126
54$560,470$0$0$379,659
55$538,355$0$0$363,131
56$511,486$0$0$343,176
57$479,301$0$0$319,391
58$441,175$0$0$291,328
59$396,420$0$0$258,492
60$344,273$0$0$220,337
61$283,890$0$0$176,257
62$214,339$0$0$125,585
63$134,592$0$0$67,582
64$43,510$0$0$1,431
65$0$0$0$0
66$0$0$0$0
67$0$0$0$0
68$0$0$0$0
69$0$0$0$0
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$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