Can I retire at age 55 with 386,000?

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 $386,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$31,876$31,592$31,315$31,044$30,780$29,783
2 years$15,780$15,486$15,201$14,925$14,657$13,662
3 years$10,415$10,120$9,836$9,563$9,299$8,337
4 years$7,734$7,440$7,158$6,889$6,632$5,711
5 years$6,125$5,833$5,555$5,292$5,042$4,163
6 years$5,053$4,763$4,489$4,232$3,989$3,154
7 years$4,288$4,000$3,731$3,479$3,244$2,453
8 years$3,714$3,429$3,164$2,919$2,692$1,943
9 years$3,268$2,985$2,725$2,486$2,267$1,560
10 years$2,911$2,631$2,376$2,143$1,931$1,266
11 years$2,619$2,342$2,092$1,865$1,661$1,036
12 years$2,377$2,102$1,856$1,636$1,439$853
13 years$2,171$1,900$1,658$1,444$1,255$705
14 years$1,995$1,727$1,490$1,282$1,100$586
15 years$1,843$1,578$1,345$1,143$969$489
16 years$1,710$1,448$1,220$1,024$856$408
17 years$1,593$1,333$1,110$920$759$342
18 years$1,489$1,232$1,013$829$675$287
19 years$1,396$1,142$928$749$602$241
20 years$1,312$1,061$851$678$537$203
21 years$1,236$988$783$616$481$171
22 years$1,168$922$722$560$431$144
23 years$1,105$863$666$510$387$122
24 years$1,048$808$616$465$348$103
25 years$995$759$571$425$313$87
26 years$947$713$529$388$282$73
27 years$902$671$492$355$254$62
28 years$860$632$457$326$229$53
29 years$822$596$425$299$207$44
30 years$786$563$396$274$187$38
31 years$752$532$369$252$169$32
32 years$721$504$345$231$153$27
33 years$691$477$322$213$138$23
34 years$664$452$301$196$125$19
35 years$638$429$281$180$114$16
36 years$613$407$263$166$103$14
37 years$590$387$246$153$93$12
38 years$568$367$230$141$85$10
39 years$547$349$216$130$77$8
40 years$528$332$202$120$70$7
41 years$509$316$190$111$63$6
42 years$491$301$178$102$57$5
43 years$475$287$167$94$52$4
44 years$459$274$157$87$47$4
45 years$443$261$147$80$43$3
46 years$429$249$138$74$39$3
47 years$415$238$130$69$35$2
48 years$402$227$122$63$32$2
49 years$389$217$115$59$29$2
50 years$377$207$108$54$26$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $386,000, adding $5,944 every year, while hoping to spend $32,930 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: 63/12/25 Blend
54$386,000$386,000$386,000$386,000
55$431,503$411,045$405,062$455,494
56$440,479$396,149$383,595$457,537
57$449,267$379,420$360,304$455,601
58$457,813$360,732$335,095$452,757
59$466,056$339,954$307,867$448,922
60$473,929$316,947$278,515$444,003
61$481,356$291,563$246,931$437,901
62$488,251$263,646$213,000$430,508
63$494,520$233,032$176,603$421,707
64$500,057$199,547$137,615$411,370
65$504,744$163,006$95,907$399,359
66$508,451$123,216$51,343$385,524
67$511,030$79,971$3,780$369,701
68$512,320$33,055$0$351,711
69$512,141$0$0$343,892
70$510,292$0$0$337,738
71$506,550$0$0$334,619
72$500,669$0$0$329,999
73$492,375$0$0$323,687
74$481,366$0$0$315,472
75$467,304$0$0$305,120
76$449,819$0$0$292,373
77$428,499$0$0$276,943
78$402,886$0$0$258,514
79$372,478$0$0$236,735
80$336,716$0$0$211,218
81$294,983$0$0$181,534
82$246,596$0$0$147,209
83$190,802$0$0$107,718
84$126,767$0$0$62,481
85$53,571$0$0$10,860
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