Can I retire at age 66 with 408,000?

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 $408,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$33,692$33,392$33,099$32,814$32,534$32,289
2 years$16,679$16,369$16,068$15,776$15,493$15,245
3 years$11,009$10,697$10,397$10,108$9,829$9,587
4 years$8,175$7,864$7,566$7,282$7,010$6,776
5 years$6,474$6,165$5,872$5,593$5,329$5,103
6 years$5,341$5,034$4,745$4,473$4,217$3,999
7 years$4,532$4,228$3,943$3,677$3,429$3,220
8 years$3,925$3,624$3,344$3,085$2,845$2,644
9 years$3,454$3,155$2,880$2,628$2,396$2,204
10 years$3,077$2,781$2,511$2,265$2,041$1,858
11 years$2,769$2,476$2,211$1,971$1,756$1,580
12 years$2,512$2,222$1,962$1,729$1,521$1,354
13 years$2,295$2,008$1,753$1,527$1,327$1,168
14 years$2,109$1,826$1,575$1,355$1,163$1,012
15 years$1,948$1,668$1,422$1,209$1,024$880
16 years$1,808$1,530$1,289$1,082$905$769
17 years$1,684$1,409$1,173$972$802$673
18 years$1,573$1,302$1,071$876$713$591
19 years$1,475$1,207$980$792$636$520
20 years$1,387$1,121$900$717$568$459
21 years$1,307$1,045$828$651$508$405
22 years$1,234$975$763$592$456$358
23 years$1,168$912$704$539$409$317
24 years$1,108$854$651$491$368$281
25 years$1,052$802$603$449$331$250
26 years$1,001$754$560$410$298$222
27 years$953$709$520$376$269$197
28 years$909$668$483$344$242$175
29 years$869$630$449$316$219$156
30 years$831$595$419$290$198$139
31 years$795$563$390$266$179$124
32 years$762$533$364$244$162$110
33 years$731$504$340$225$146$99
34 years$701$478$318$207$133$88
35 years$674$453$297$190$120$78
36 years$648$430$278$175$109$70
37 years$624$409$260$162$99$62
38 years$600$388$244$149$89$56
39 years$579$369$228$137$81$50
40 years$558$351$214$127$74$44
41 years$538$335$201$117$67$40
42 years$519$319$188$108$61$36
43 years$502$304$177$100$55$32
44 years$485$289$166$92$50$28
45 years$469$276$156$85$45$25
46 years$453$263$146$78$41$23
47 years$439$251$137$72$37$20
48 years$425$240$129$67$34$18
49 years$411$229$121$62$31$16
50 years$398$219$114$57$28$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $408,000, adding $3,416 every year, while hoping to spend $32,890 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: 79/9/12 Blend
65$408,000$408,000$408,000$408,000
66$453,140$431,516$425,192$487,652
67$464,365$417,665$404,441$496,972
68$475,633$402,034$381,893$502,608
69$486,914$384,499$357,452$507,843
70$498,172$364,933$331,020$512,624
71$509,369$343,198$302,492$516,889
72$520,460$319,150$271,761$520,574
73$531,395$292,636$238,713$523,606
74$542,117$263,495$203,230$525,908
75$552,564$231,557$165,189$527,391
76$562,663$196,642$124,460$527,962
77$572,336$158,558$80,910$527,515
78$581,491$117,104$34,398$525,938
79$590,030$72,070$0$523,104
80$597,841$23,229$0$520,828
81$604,799$0$0$521,835
82$610,764$0$0$524,507
83$615,583$0$0$528,475
84$619,083$0$0$531,288
85$621,072$0$0$532,778
86$621,338$0$0$532,760
87$619,643$0$0$531,027
88$615,726$0$0$527,352
89$609,295$0$0$521,480
90$600,027$0$0$513,129
91$587,565$0$0$501,988
92$571,510$0$0$487,711
93$551,425$0$0$469,916
94$526,822$0$0$448,177
95$497,163$0$0$422,027
96$461,851$0$0$390,945
97$420,228$0$0$354,358
98$371,564$0$0$311,631
99$315,054$0$0$262,061
100$249,806$0$0$204,872