Can I retire at age 58 with 488,000?

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 $488,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$40,299$39,940$39,589$39,248$38,914$37,370
2 years$19,950$19,578$19,218$18,869$18,530$16,994
3 years$13,168$12,795$12,435$12,090$11,756$10,276
4 years$9,777$9,405$9,050$8,710$8,385$6,972
5 years$7,744$7,374$7,023$6,690$6,374$5,032
6 years$6,388$6,021$5,676$5,350$5,044$3,773
7 years$5,421$5,057$4,716$4,399$4,102$2,902
8 years$4,695$4,335$4,000$3,690$3,403$2,273
9 years$4,131$3,774$3,445$3,143$2,866$1,804
10 years$3,680$3,327$3,004$2,709$2,442$1,447
11 years$3,312$2,961$2,644$2,358$2,100$1,169
12 years$3,005$2,658$2,347$2,068$1,820$950
13 years$2,745$2,402$2,097$1,826$1,587$776
14 years$2,523$2,183$1,884$1,621$1,391$636
15 years$2,330$1,995$1,701$1,445$1,225$523
16 years$2,162$1,830$1,542$1,294$1,082$431
17 years$2,014$1,685$1,403$1,163$960$356
18 years$1,882$1,557$1,281$1,048$853$295
19 years$1,764$1,443$1,173$947$761$244
20 years$1,659$1,341$1,076$858$679$203
21 years$1,563$1,249$990$778$608$168
22 years$1,476$1,166$912$708$545$140
23 years$1,397$1,091$842$645$489$116
24 years$1,325$1,022$779$588$440$97
25 years$1,258$959$722$537$396$80
26 years$1,197$901$669$491$356$67
27 years$1,140$848$621$449$321$56
28 years$1,088$799$578$412$290$46
29 years$1,039$754$538$378$262$39
30 years$993$712$501$346$237$32
31 years$951$673$467$318$214$27
32 years$911$637$436$292$193$22
33 years$874$603$407$269$175$19
34 years$839$572$380$247$159$16
35 years$806$542$355$228$144$13
36 years$775$515$332$210$130$11
37 years$746$489$311$193$118$9
38 years$718$465$291$178$107$8
39 years$692$442$273$164$97$6
40 years$667$420$256$152$88$5
41 years$644$400$240$140$80$4
42 years$621$381$225$129$72$4
43 years$600$363$211$119$66$3
44 years$580$346$198$110$60$3
45 years$561$330$186$102$54$2
46 years$542$315$175$94$49$2
47 years$525$300$164$87$45$1
48 years$508$287$154$80$41$1
49 years$492$274$145$74$37$1
50 years$476$262$136$68$33$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 58 starting with $488,000, adding $6,219 every year, while hoping to spend $34,540 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: 50/21/29 Blend
57$488,000$488,000$488,000$488,000
58$544,191$518,327$510,763$566,659
59$562,948$506,975$491,123$571,672
60$582,461$493,908$469,668$573,197
61$602,770$479,008$446,300$574,186
62$623,919$462,146$420,917$574,604
63$645,954$443,186$393,413$574,416
64$668,927$421,988$363,678$573,585
65$692,891$398,399$331,595$572,073
66$717,904$372,259$297,042$569,840
67$744,031$343,401$259,894$566,847
68$771,339$311,644$220,017$563,052
69$799,903$276,801$177,274$558,413
70$829,801$238,673$131,521$552,887
71$861,121$197,048$82,607$546,430
72$893,955$151,703$30,375$538,997
73$928,406$102,404$0$530,544
74$964,584$48,903$0$528,875
75$1,002,609$0$0$536,636
76$1,042,611$0$0$546,522
77$1,084,732$0$0$568,850
78$1,129,126$0$0$592,403
79$1,175,962$0$0$617,272
80$1,225,422$0$0$643,559
81$1,277,707$0$0$671,370
82$1,333,034$0$0$700,828
83$1,391,643$0$0$732,060
84$1,453,793$0$0$765,210
85$1,519,768$0$0$800,434
86$1,589,880$0$0$837,902
87$1,664,469$0$0$877,799
88$1,743,907$0$0$920,331
89$1,828,602$0$0$965,720
90$1,919,001$0$0$1,014,212
91$2,015,593$0$0$1,066,075
92$2,118,914$0$0$1,121,603
93$2,229,552$0$0$1,181,118
94$2,348,153$0$0$1,244,975
95$2,475,423$0$0$1,313,562
96$2,612,139$0$0$1,387,305
97$2,759,153$0$0$1,466,672
98$2,917,401$0$0$1,552,178
99$3,087,910$0$0$1,644,386
100$3,271,808$0$0$1,743,916