Can I retire at age 60 with 397,000?

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 $397,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$32,784$32,492$32,207$31,929$31,657$30,546
2 years$16,230$15,927$15,634$15,350$15,075$13,967
3 years$10,712$10,409$10,117$9,835$9,564$8,495
4 years$7,954$7,652$7,362$7,086$6,821$5,798
5 years$6,300$5,999$5,713$5,442$5,185$4,211
6 years$5,197$4,899$4,617$4,352$4,103$3,179
7 years$4,410$4,114$3,837$3,578$3,337$2,462
8 years$3,820$3,526$3,254$3,002$2,768$1,942
9 years$3,361$3,070$2,803$2,557$2,331$1,553
10 years$2,994$2,706$2,443$2,204$1,986$1,255
11 years$2,694$2,409$2,151$1,918$1,708$1,022
12 years$2,444$2,162$1,909$1,682$1,480$837
13 years$2,233$1,954$1,706$1,485$1,291$689
14 years$2,052$1,776$1,533$1,319$1,132$570
15 years$1,896$1,623$1,384$1,176$996$473
16 years$1,759$1,489$1,255$1,053$881$393
17 years$1,638$1,371$1,142$946$781$328
18 years$1,531$1,267$1,042$853$694$274
19 years$1,435$1,174$954$770$619$229
20 years$1,349$1,091$876$698$553$191
21 years$1,272$1,016$805$633$495$160
22 years$1,201$949$742$576$443$135
23 years$1,137$887$685$524$398$113
24 years$1,078$831$634$478$358$95
25 years$1,024$780$587$437$322$80
26 years$974$733$544$399$290$67
27 years$928$690$506$366$261$56
28 years$885$650$470$335$236$47
29 years$845$613$437$307$213$40
30 years$808$579$407$282$192$34
31 years$774$548$380$259$174$28
32 years$741$518$354$238$157$24
33 years$711$491$331$219$142$20
34 years$683$465$309$201$129$17
35 years$656$441$289$185$117$14
36 years$631$419$270$171$106$12
37 years$607$398$253$157$96$10
38 years$584$378$237$145$87$8
39 years$563$359$222$134$79$7
40 years$543$342$208$123$72$6
41 years$524$325$195$114$65$5
42 years$505$310$183$105$59$4
43 years$488$295$172$97$53$4
44 years$472$282$161$89$49$3
45 years$456$268$151$83$44$3
46 years$441$256$142$76$40$2
47 years$427$244$134$70$36$2
48 years$413$233$126$65$33$2
49 years$400$223$118$60$30$1
50 years$388$213$111$56$27$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $397,000, adding $5,021 every year, while hoping to spend $21,114 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: 61/19/20 Blend
59$397,000$397,000$397,000$397,000
60$442,673$421,632$415,479$467,084
61$465,361$419,827$406,932$482,371
62$489,655$417,226$397,392$496,267
63$515,697$413,767$386,801$510,951
64$543,642$409,386$375,104$526,505
65$573,661$404,014$362,237$543,015
66$605,941$397,577$348,139$560,579
67$640,688$389,998$332,742$579,308
68$678,126$381,196$315,976$599,322
69$718,503$371,083$297,770$620,754
70$762,092$359,568$278,047$643,755
71$809,191$346,553$256,728$668,488
72$860,130$331,935$233,729$695,139
73$915,269$315,606$208,965$723,909
74$975,006$297,450$182,345$755,024
75$1,039,777$277,345$153,773$788,734
76$1,110,061$255,162$123,152$825,316
77$1,186,389$230,766$90,379$865,076
78$1,269,339$204,012$55,345$908,354
79$1,359,551$174,748$17,938$955,526
80$1,457,728$142,814$0$1,007,007
81$1,564,643$108,039$0$1,067,951
82$1,681,148$70,244$0$1,138,566
83$1,808,179$29,240$0$1,215,612
84$1,946,768$0$0$1,299,742
85$2,098,048$0$0$1,394,849
86$2,263,269$0$0$1,505,426
87$2,443,806$0$0$1,626,283
88$2,641,173$0$0$1,758,437
89$2,857,037$0$0$1,903,009
90$3,093,232$0$0$2,061,231
91$3,351,779$0$0$2,234,462
92$3,634,904$0$0$2,424,196
93$3,945,057$0$0$2,632,081
94$4,284,937$0$0$2,859,929
95$4,657,515$0$0$3,109,737
96$5,066,064$0$0$3,383,707
97$5,514,191$0$0$3,684,260
98$6,005,865$0$0$4,014,064
99$6,545,460$0$0$4,376,060
100$7,137,794$0$0$4,773,486