Can I retire at age 55 with 395,000?

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 $395,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$32,619$32,328$32,045$31,768$31,498$30,925
2 years$16,148$15,847$15,556$15,273$14,999$14,424
3 years$10,658$10,356$10,066$9,786$9,516$8,957
4 years$7,914$7,613$7,325$7,050$6,787$6,248
5 years$6,268$5,969$5,685$5,415$5,159$4,642
6 years$5,171$4,874$4,594$4,330$4,082$3,587
7 years$4,388$4,093$3,818$3,560$3,320$2,847
8 years$3,800$3,509$3,238$2,987$2,754$2,303
9 years$3,344$3,055$2,789$2,544$2,320$1,890
10 years$2,979$2,693$2,431$2,193$1,976$1,568
11 years$2,681$2,397$2,140$1,909$1,700$1,313
12 years$2,432$2,152$1,900$1,674$1,473$1,106
13 years$2,222$1,944$1,697$1,478$1,284$938
14 years$2,042$1,767$1,525$1,312$1,126$799
15 years$1,886$1,615$1,377$1,170$991$683
16 years$1,750$1,481$1,248$1,048$876$585
17 years$1,630$1,364$1,136$941$777$503
18 years$1,523$1,261$1,037$848$691$434
19 years$1,428$1,168$949$766$616$375
20 years$1,342$1,086$871$694$550$324
21 years$1,265$1,011$801$630$492$281
22 years$1,195$944$738$573$441$243
23 years$1,131$883$682$522$396$211
24 years$1,072$827$631$476$356$184
25 years$1,018$776$584$435$320$160
26 years$969$730$542$397$288$139
27 years$923$687$503$364$260$121
28 years$880$647$468$333$235$105
29 years$841$610$435$306$212$92
30 years$804$576$405$280$191$80
31 years$770$545$378$258$173$70
32 years$738$516$353$237$157$61
33 years$707$488$329$218$142$53
34 years$679$463$308$200$128$46
35 years$652$439$288$184$116$41
36 years$627$417$269$170$105$35
37 years$604$396$252$156$95$31
38 years$581$376$236$144$87$27
39 years$560$358$221$133$78$24
40 years$540$340$207$123$71$21
41 years$521$324$194$113$65$18
42 years$503$308$182$104$59$16
43 years$486$294$171$96$53$14
44 years$469$280$160$89$48$12
45 years$454$267$151$82$44$10
46 years$439$255$141$76$40$9
47 years$425$243$133$70$36$8
48 years$411$232$125$65$33$7
49 years$398$222$117$60$30$6
50 years$386$212$110$55$27$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $395,000, adding $3,769 every year, while hoping to spend $20,560 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: 85/10/5 Blend
54$395,000$395,000$395,000$395,000
55$439,178$418,243$412,120$476,185
56$462,098$416,861$404,051$499,496
57$486,667$414,722$395,021$521,883
58$513,032$411,768$384,979$545,816
59$541,352$407,936$373,867$571,436
60$571,805$403,160$361,627$598,899
61$604,584$397,370$348,196$628,374
62$639,902$390,491$333,511$660,051
63$677,993$382,445$317,504$694,136
64$719,112$373,149$300,104$730,858
65$763,542$362,514$281,239$770,468
66$811,593$350,448$260,830$813,242
67$863,606$336,850$238,798$859,485
68$919,955$321,616$215,059$909,533
69$981,052$304,637$189,525$963,755
70$1,047,349$285,794$162,104$1,022,558
71$1,119,345$264,964$132,701$1,086,392
72$1,197,587$242,017$101,215$1,155,749
73$1,282,678$216,813$67,543$1,231,176
74$1,375,281$189,206$31,575$1,313,271
75$1,476,125$159,043$0$1,402,697
76$1,586,013$126,159$0$1,500,545
77$1,705,829$90,383$0$1,609,076
78$1,836,543$51,532$0$1,727,496
79$1,979,228$9,414$0$1,856,787
80$2,135,060$0$0$1,998,031
81$2,305,336$0$0$2,156,401
82$2,491,484$0$0$2,330,672
83$2,695,076$0$0$2,521,278
84$2,917,842$0$0$2,729,843
85$3,161,688$0$0$2,958,150
86$3,428,713$0$0$3,208,164
87$3,721,227$0$0$3,482,052
88$4,041,775$0$0$3,782,195
89$4,393,160$0$0$4,111,220
90$4,778,469$0$0$4,472,017
91$5,201,101$0$0$4,867,771
92$5,664,802$0$0$5,301,990
93$6,173,695$0$0$5,778,537
94$6,732,324$0$0$6,301,668
95$7,345,695$0$0$6,876,071
96$8,019,319$0$0$7,506,909
97$8,759,271$0$0$8,199,870
98$9,572,240$0$0$8,961,223
99$10,465,597$0$0$9,797,870
100$11,447,461$0$0$10,717,417