Can I retire at age 49 with 370,000?

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 $370,000?

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$30,554$30,282$30,017$29,757$29,504$28,526
2 years$15,126$14,844$14,571$14,306$14,050$13,073
3 years$9,984$9,701$9,428$9,166$8,914$7,970
4 years$7,413$7,131$6,862$6,604$6,357$5,454
5 years$5,871$5,591$5,325$5,072$4,833$3,972
6 years$4,844$4,565$4,303$4,056$3,824$3,006
7 years$4,110$3,834$3,576$3,335$3,110$2,335
8 years$3,560$3,286$3,033$2,798$2,580$1,847
9 years$3,132$2,861$2,612$2,383$2,173$1,482
10 years$2,790$2,522$2,277$2,054$1,851$1,201
11 years$2,511$2,245$2,005$1,788$1,592$981
12 years$2,278$2,015$1,779$1,568$1,380$807
13 years$2,081$1,821$1,590$1,384$1,203$666
14 years$1,913$1,655$1,428$1,229$1,055$553
15 years$1,767$1,512$1,290$1,096$929$460
16 years$1,639$1,388$1,169$981$821$384
17 years$1,527$1,278$1,064$882$728$321
18 years$1,427$1,181$971$795$647$269
19 years$1,338$1,094$889$718$577$226
20 years$1,258$1,017$816$650$515$190
21 years$1,185$947$751$590$461$160
22 years$1,119$884$692$537$413$135
23 years$1,059$827$639$489$371$113
24 years$1,004$775$591$446$333$96
25 years$954$727$547$407$300$81
26 years$907$683$507$372$270$68
27 years$864$643$471$341$244$57
28 years$825$606$438$312$220$49
29 years$788$572$408$286$199$41
30 years$753$540$380$263$179$35
31 years$721$510$354$241$162$29
32 years$691$483$330$222$147$25
33 years$663$457$308$204$133$21
34 years$636$433$288$188$120$18
35 years$611$411$269$173$109$15
36 years$588$390$252$159$99$13
37 years$565$371$236$147$89$11
38 years$544$352$221$135$81$9
39 years$525$335$207$125$73$8
40 years$506$319$194$115$67$6
41 years$488$303$182$106$60$5
42 years$471$289$171$98$55$5
43 years$455$275$160$90$50$4
44 years$440$262$150$83$45$3
45 years$425$250$141$77$41$3
46 years$411$239$133$71$37$2
47 years$398$228$124$66$34$2
48 years$385$217$117$61$31$2
49 years$373$208$110$56$28$1
50 years$361$198$103$52$25$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 49 starting with $370,000, adding $4,313 every year, while hoping to spend $21,213 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: 44/35/21 Blend
48$370,000$370,000$370,000$370,000
49$412,189$392,579$386,844$427,649
50$431,662$389,245$377,233$435,647
51$452,410$385,036$366,589$441,901
52$474,541$379,888$354,854$448,246
53$498,173$373,732$341,971$454,700
54$523,435$366,493$327,875$461,286
55$550,469$358,095$312,503$468,030
56$579,430$348,455$295,785$474,962
57$610,488$337,486$277,651$482,118
58$643,832$325,096$258,025$489,539
59$679,665$311,188$236,832$497,270
60$718,213$295,659$213,988$505,367
61$759,724$278,399$189,410$513,891
62$804,469$259,294$163,008$522,911
63$852,746$238,221$134,690$532,508
64$904,884$215,051$104,360$542,772
65$961,242$189,649$71,916$553,807
66$1,022,217$161,869$37,253$565,728
67$1,088,243$131,561$261$578,667
68$1,159,799$98,563$0$592,773
69$1,237,412$62,705$0$616,998
70$1,321,659$23,809$0$643,377
71$1,413,177$0$0$672,091
72$1,512,667$0$0$710,460
73$1,620,898$0$0$762,214
74$1,738,718$0$0$818,595
75$1,867,059$0$0$880,054
76$2,006,946$0$0$947,088
77$2,159,510$0$0$1,020,243
78$2,325,993$0$0$1,100,121
79$2,507,763$0$0$1,187,384
80$2,706,326$0$0$1,282,763
81$2,923,339$0$0$1,387,060
82$3,160,628$0$0$1,501,159
83$3,420,203$0$0$1,626,033
84$3,704,275$0$0$1,762,755
85$4,015,283$0$0$1,912,505
86$4,355,908$0$0$2,076,583
87$4,729,105$0$0$2,256,421
88$5,138,128$0$0$2,453,594
89$5,586,562$0$0$2,669,841
90$6,078,353$0$0$2,907,072
91$6,617,848$0$0$3,167,396
92$7,209,836$0$0$3,453,133
93$7,859,591$0$0$3,766,839
94$8,572,923$0$0$4,111,330
95$9,356,232$0$0$4,489,708
96$10,216,569$0$0$4,905,389
97$11,161,698$0$0$5,362,138
98$12,200,177$0$0$5,864,102
99$13,341,430$0$0$6,415,850
100$14,595,841$0$0$7,022,415