Can I retire at age 35 with 525,000?

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 $525,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$43,354$42,968$42,591$42,223$41,864$40,476
2 years$21,462$21,063$20,675$20,300$19,935$18,550
3 years$14,166$13,765$13,378$13,006$12,648$11,309
4 years$10,519$10,118$9,736$9,370$9,021$7,738
5 years$8,331$7,933$7,556$7,197$6,857$5,635
6 years$6,873$6,478$6,106$5,756$5,426$4,265
7 years$5,832$5,440$5,074$4,732$4,413$3,313
8 years$5,051$4,663$4,303$3,970$3,661$2,621
9 years$4,444$4,060$3,706$3,381$3,083$2,103
10 years$3,959$3,579$3,231$2,915$2,627$1,704
11 years$3,563$3,186$2,845$2,537$2,259$1,392
12 years$3,232$2,860$2,525$2,225$1,958$1,144
13 years$2,953$2,584$2,256$1,964$1,707$946
14 years$2,714$2,349$2,027$1,744$1,496$784
15 years$2,507$2,146$1,830$1,555$1,318$653
16 years$2,326$1,969$1,659$1,392$1,165$545
17 years$2,166$1,813$1,510$1,251$1,033$456
18 years$2,025$1,675$1,378$1,127$918$382
19 years$1,898$1,553$1,262$1,019$818$321
20 years$1,784$1,443$1,158$923$731$269
21 years$1,681$1,344$1,065$837$654$227
22 years$1,588$1,255$982$761$586$191
23 years$1,503$1,173$906$693$526$161
24 years$1,425$1,099$838$632$473$136
25 years$1,354$1,032$776$578$426$114
26 years$1,288$970$720$528$383$97
27 years$1,227$913$669$483$346$82
28 years$1,170$860$622$443$312$69
29 years$1,118$811$578$406$282$58
30 years$1,069$766$539$373$255$49
31 years$1,023$724$502$342$230$42
32 years$980$685$469$315$208$35
33 years$940$649$438$289$188$30
34 years$903$615$409$266$171$25
35 years$867$583$382$245$154$21
36 years$834$554$358$226$140$18
37 years$802$526$335$208$127$15
38 years$773$500$313$192$115$13
39 years$744$475$294$177$104$11
40 years$718$452$275$163$95$9
41 years$692$430$258$150$86$8
42 years$668$410$242$139$78$7
43 years$646$391$227$128$71$6
44 years$624$372$213$118$64$5
45 years$603$355$200$109$58$4
46 years$583$339$188$101$53$3
47 years$564$323$177$93$48$3
48 years$546$309$166$86$44$2
49 years$529$295$156$80$40$2
50 years$513$281$147$74$36$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 35 starting with $525,000, adding $4,429 every year, while hoping to spend $31,023 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: 58/20/22 Blend
34$525,000$525,000$525,000$525,000
35$583,119$555,294$547,156$613,265
36$609,588$549,495$532,478$628,497
37$637,718$542,372$516,268$641,376
38$667,645$533,828$498,442$654,741
39$699,518$523,758$478,913$668,644
40$733,501$512,055$457,589$683,148
41$769,773$498,600$434,373$698,320
42$808,531$483,272$409,165$714,238
43$849,989$465,941$381,861$730,988
44$894,385$446,469$352,349$748,667
45$941,976$424,710$320,517$767,384
46$993,047$400,510$286,244$787,262
47$1,047,909$373,707$249,405$808,436
48$1,106,905$344,127$209,869$831,061
49$1,170,410$311,590$167,500$855,306
50$1,238,836$275,902$122,155$881,363
51$1,312,637$236,861$73,687$909,445
52$1,392,310$194,251$21,939$939,789
53$1,478,401$147,845$0$972,661
54$1,571,512$97,404$0$1,016,170
55$1,672,304$42,674$0$1,068,835
56$1,781,501$0$0$1,125,909
57$1,899,904$0$0$1,191,498
58$2,028,389$0$0$1,272,901
59$2,167,923$0$0$1,361,343
60$2,319,568$0$0$1,457,502
61$2,484,491$0$0$1,562,125
62$2,663,979$0$0$1,676,032
63$2,859,445$0$0$1,800,126
64$3,072,448$0$0$1,935,402
65$3,304,698$0$0$2,082,953
66$3,558,083$0$0$2,243,984
67$3,834,676$0$0$2,419,819
68$4,136,762$0$0$2,611,920
69$4,466,856$0$0$2,821,890
70$4,827,725$0$0$3,051,500
71$5,222,420$0$0$3,302,695
72$5,654,294$0$0$3,577,621
73$6,127,044$0$0$3,878,638
74$6,644,738$0$0$4,208,346
75$7,211,859$0$0$4,569,608
76$7,833,341$0$0$4,965,576
77$8,514,619$0$0$5,399,725
78$9,261,679$0$0$5,875,877
79$10,081,114$0$0$6,398,247
80$10,980,186$0$0$6,971,474
81$11,966,893$0$0$7,600,669
82$13,050,046$0$0$8,291,463
83$14,239,351$0$0$9,050,056
84$15,545,498$0$0$9,883,282
85$16,980,265$0$0$10,798,665
86$18,556,625$0$0$11,804,496
87$20,288,872$0$0$12,909,910
88$22,192,752$0$0$14,124,969
89$24,285,611$0$0$15,460,759
90$26,586,561$0$0$16,929,493
91$29,116,659$0$0$18,544,628
92$31,899,102$0$0$20,320,989
93$34,959,450$0$0$22,274,910
94$38,325,862$0$0$24,424,388
95$42,029,366$0$0$26,789,252
96$46,104,146$0$0$29,391,350
97$50,587,869$0$0$32,254,755
98$55,522,036$0$0$35,405,989
99$60,952,376$0$0$38,874,279
100$66,929,275$0$0$42,691,825