Can I retire at age 60 with 442,000?

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:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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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 $442,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$36,500$36,175$35,858$35,548$35,246$34,619
2 years$18,069$17,733$17,407$17,090$16,784$16,154
3 years$11,927$11,589$11,263$10,950$10,648$10,036
4 years$8,856$8,519$8,197$7,889$7,594$7,004
5 years$7,014$6,679$6,361$6,059$5,773$5,206
6 years$5,786$5,454$5,141$4,846$4,568$4,025
7 years$4,910$4,580$4,272$3,984$3,715$3,197
8 years$4,253$3,926$3,623$3,342$3,082$2,588
9 years$3,742$3,418$3,120$2,847$2,596$2,125
10 years$3,333$3,013$2,720$2,454$2,212$1,764
11 years$2,999$2,682$2,395$2,136$1,902$1,478
12 years$2,721$2,408$2,126$1,873$1,648$1,246
13 years$2,486$2,176$1,899$1,654$1,437$1,057
14 years$2,285$1,978$1,706$1,468$1,260$901
15 years$2,111$1,807$1,541$1,309$1,109$771
16 years$1,958$1,658$1,397$1,172$980$661
17 years$1,824$1,527$1,271$1,053$869$569
18 years$1,705$1,411$1,160$949$773$491
19 years$1,598$1,307$1,062$858$689$424
20 years$1,502$1,215$975$777$615$367
21 years$1,416$1,132$897$705$551$318
22 years$1,337$1,056$826$641$494$276
23 years$1,265$988$763$584$443$240
24 years$1,200$926$706$532$398$209
25 years$1,140$869$654$486$358$182
26 years$1,084$816$606$445$323$158
27 years$1,033$768$563$407$291$138
28 years$985$724$523$373$263$120
29 years$941$683$487$342$237$105
30 years$900$645$454$314$214$91
31 years$861$610$423$288$194$80
32 years$825$577$395$265$175$70
33 years$792$546$368$244$159$61
34 years$760$518$344$224$144$53
35 years$730$491$322$206$130$46
36 years$702$466$301$190$118$41
37 years$675$443$282$175$107$35
38 years$650$421$264$161$97$31
39 years$627$400$247$149$88$27
40 years$604$381$232$137$80$24
41 years$583$362$217$127$72$21
42 years$563$345$204$117$66$18
43 years$543$329$191$108$59$16
44 years$525$313$180$100$54$14
45 years$508$299$169$92$49$12
46 years$491$285$158$85$45$11
47 years$475$272$149$78$40$9
48 years$460$260$140$73$37$8
49 years$445$248$131$67$33$7
50 years$432$237$124$62$30$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $442,000, adding $6,277 every year, while hoping to spend $26,895 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: 47/39/14 Blend
59$442,000$442,000$442,000$442,000
60$493,559$470,133$463,282$514,538
61$515,286$464,553$450,186$524,131
62$538,327$457,799$435,749$531,277
63$562,789$449,784$419,900$538,442
64$588,788$440,417$402,560$545,635
65$616,448$429,601$383,650$552,872
66$645,910$417,236$363,086$560,170
67$677,324$403,212$340,781$567,551
68$710,856$387,414$316,642$575,042
69$746,689$369,723$290,576$582,672
70$785,022$350,010$262,480$590,479
71$826,073$328,139$232,252$598,505
72$870,082$303,967$199,782$606,800
73$917,312$277,343$164,956$615,422
74$968,051$248,107$127,656$624,438
75$1,022,617$216,089$87,757$633,925
76$1,081,357$181,111$45,130$643,971
77$1,144,653$142,983$0$654,677
78$1,212,925$101,506$0$666,213
79$1,286,634$56,470$0$685,853
80$1,366,285$7,652$0$707,021
81$1,452,436$0$0$729,908
82$1,545,698$0$0$774,121
83$1,646,744$0$0$825,623
84$1,756,314$0$0$881,514
85$1,875,220$0$0$942,213
86$2,004,356$0$0$1,008,183
87$2,144,708$0$0$1,079,933
88$2,297,356$0$0$1,158,023
89$2,463,492$0$0$1,243,067
90$2,644,426$0$0$1,335,745
91$2,841,599$0$0$1,436,800
92$3,056,598$0$0$1,547,055
93$3,291,170$0$0$1,667,413
94$3,547,236$0$0$1,798,867
95$3,826,912$0$0$1,942,514
96$4,132,528$0$0$2,099,557
97$4,466,647$0$0$2,271,324
98$4,832,094$0$0$2,459,277
99$5,231,977$0$0$2,665,023
100$5,669,718$0$0$2,890,335