Can I retire at age 35 with 498,000?

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 $498,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$41,124$40,758$40,401$40,052$39,711$38,610
2 years$20,359$19,979$19,612$19,256$18,910$17,809
3 years$13,438$13,057$12,690$12,337$11,997$10,931
4 years$9,978$9,598$9,235$8,888$8,557$7,533
5 years$7,902$7,525$7,167$6,827$6,505$5,526
6 years$6,519$6,145$5,792$5,460$5,147$4,215
7 years$5,532$5,160$4,813$4,489$4,186$3,300
8 years$4,791$4,423$4,082$3,765$3,473$2,633
9 years$4,216$3,851$3,516$3,207$2,924$2,130
10 years$3,756$3,395$3,065$2,765$2,492$1,741
11 years$3,380$3,022$2,698$2,406$2,143$1,435
12 years$3,066$2,713$2,395$2,111$1,857$1,191
13 years$2,801$2,451$2,140$1,863$1,619$993
14 years$2,574$2,228$1,922$1,654$1,420$832
15 years$2,378$2,036$1,736$1,475$1,250$700
16 years$2,206$1,868$1,574$1,321$1,105$590
17 years$2,055$1,720$1,432$1,187$979$498
18 years$1,921$1,589$1,307$1,069$871$422
19 years$1,800$1,473$1,197$966$776$358
20 years$1,693$1,369$1,098$875$693$304
21 years$1,595$1,275$1,010$794$620$259
22 years$1,506$1,190$931$722$556$220
23 years$1,426$1,113$860$658$499$188
24 years$1,352$1,043$795$600$449$160
25 years$1,284$979$736$548$404$136
26 years$1,221$920$683$501$364$116
27 years$1,164$866$634$459$328$99
28 years$1,110$816$590$420$296$85
29 years$1,060$770$549$385$267$73
30 years$1,014$727$511$354$241$62
31 years$970$687$476$325$218$53
32 years$930$650$445$298$197$45
33 years$892$616$415$274$179$39
34 years$856$583$388$252$162$33
35 years$823$553$363$232$147$28
36 years$791$525$339$214$133$24
37 years$761$499$317$197$120$21
38 years$733$474$297$182$109$18
39 years$706$451$279$168$99$15
40 years$681$429$261$155$90$13
41 years$657$408$245$143$81$11
42 years$634$389$230$132$74$10
43 years$612$370$215$122$67$8
44 years$592$353$202$112$61$7
45 years$572$337$190$104$55$6
46 years$553$321$178$96$50$5
47 years$535$307$168$88$46$4
48 years$518$293$157$82$41$4
49 years$502$279$148$76$38$3
50 years$486$267$139$70$34$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 35 starting with $498,000, adding $3,096 every year, while hoping to spend $39,446 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: 70/12/18 Blend
34$498,000$498,000$498,000$498,000
35$551,990$525,596$517,877$588,041
36$566,322$509,379$493,255$596,238
37$580,795$491,047$466,487$600,225
38$595,380$470,452$437,458$603,597
39$610,046$447,442$406,050$606,288
40$624,757$421,853$372,139$608,228
41$639,472$393,513$335,596$609,338
42$654,144$362,241$296,284$609,535
43$668,720$327,844$254,063$608,727
44$683,140$290,119$208,785$606,816
45$697,337$248,852$160,296$603,693
46$711,234$203,814$108,434$599,242
47$724,746$154,767$53,033$593,335
48$737,776$101,457$0$585,833
49$750,217$43,616$0$577,756
50$761,949$0$0$578,716
51$772,836$0$0$580,888
52$782,729$0$0$588,038
53$791,460$0$0$594,277
54$798,841$0$0$599,458
55$804,664$0$0$603,422
56$808,698$0$0$605,990
57$810,686$0$0$606,961
58$810,340$0$0$606,114
59$807,343$0$0$603,205
60$801,343$0$0$597,959
61$791,948$0$0$590,076
62$778,723$0$0$579,218
63$761,189$0$0$565,015
64$738,812$0$0$547,055
65$711,002$0$0$524,882
66$677,105$0$0$497,992
67$636,399$0$0$465,825
68$588,083$0$0$427,763
69$531,272$0$0$383,124
70$464,987$0$0$331,151
71$388,146$0$0$271,008
72$299,553$0$0$201,772
73$197,886$0$0$122,423
74$81,683$0$0$31,833
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