Can I retire at age 48 with 400,000?

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 $400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$33,032$32,737$32,450$32,170$31,897$31,590
2 years$16,352$16,048$15,753$15,466$15,189$14,880
3 years$10,793$10,487$10,193$9,909$9,636$9,335
4 years$8,014$7,709$7,418$7,139$6,873$6,581
5 years$6,347$6,044$5,757$5,484$5,225$4,943
6 years$5,236$4,936$4,652$4,385$4,134$3,863
7 years$4,443$4,145$3,866$3,605$3,362$3,102
8 years$3,849$3,553$3,279$3,024$2,789$2,540
9 years$3,386$3,093$2,824$2,576$2,349$2,111
10 years$3,017$2,727$2,462$2,221$2,001$1,774
11 years$2,714$2,427$2,167$1,933$1,721$1,505
12 years$2,463$2,179$1,924$1,695$1,492$1,285
13 years$2,250$1,969$1,719$1,497$1,301$1,105
14 years$2,068$1,790$1,544$1,329$1,140$954
15 years$1,910$1,635$1,394$1,185$1,004$827
16 years$1,772$1,500$1,264$1,061$887$720
17 years$1,651$1,381$1,150$953$787$628
18 years$1,543$1,277$1,050$859$699$550
19 years$1,446$1,183$961$776$623$482
20 years$1,359$1,099$882$703$557$423
21 years$1,281$1,024$811$638$498$373
22 years$1,210$956$748$580$447$328
23 years$1,145$894$690$528$401$290
24 years$1,086$838$639$482$360$256
25 years$1,031$786$591$440$324$226
26 years$981$739$549$402$292$200
27 years$935$695$509$368$263$177
28 years$892$655$474$337$238$157
29 years$852$618$441$309$215$139
30 years$814$584$410$284$194$123
31 years$779$552$383$261$175$110
32 years$747$522$357$240$159$97
33 years$716$494$333$220$144$86
34 years$688$469$311$203$130$77
35 years$661$444$291$187$118$68
36 years$635$422$272$172$107$61
37 years$611$401$255$158$97$54
38 years$589$381$239$146$88$48
39 years$567$362$224$135$79$43
40 years$547$345$210$124$72$38
41 years$528$328$197$115$65$34
42 years$509$312$184$106$59$30
43 years$492$298$173$98$54$27
44 years$475$284$162$90$49$24
45 years$459$270$153$83$44$21
46 years$444$258$143$77$40$19
47 years$430$246$135$71$37$17
48 years$416$235$126$66$33$15
49 years$403$224$119$61$30$13
50 years$391$214$112$56$27$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $400,000, adding $4,918 every year, while hoping to spend $26,522 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: 51/23/26 Blend
47$400,000$400,000$400,000$400,000
48$445,873$424,673$418,473$465,133
49$463,133$417,263$404,273$471,627
50$481,264$408,600$388,708$475,609
51$500,328$398,597$371,704$479,406
52$520,391$387,157$353,186$483,014
53$541,524$374,182$333,071$486,426
54$563,807$359,564$311,276$489,638
55$587,325$343,192$287,713$492,649
56$612,170$324,947$262,290$495,456
57$638,446$304,703$234,911$498,062
58$666,262$282,329$205,475$500,469
59$695,741$257,683$173,879$502,685
60$727,014$230,617$140,011$504,718
61$760,227$200,974$103,759$506,581
62$795,538$168,590$65,003$508,291
63$833,120$133,288$23,618$509,871
64$873,164$94,884$0$511,348
65$915,876$53,183$0$518,455
66$961,485$7,979$0$532,894
67$1,010,240$0$0$548,195
68$1,062,415$0$0$574,818
69$1,118,309$0$0$605,530
70$1,178,251$0$0$638,495
71$1,242,603$0$0$673,915
72$1,311,760$0$0$712,012
73$1,386,156$0$0$753,030
74$1,466,270$0$0$797,237
75$1,552,626$0$0$844,925
76$1,645,799$0$0$896,418
77$1,746,422$0$0$952,070
78$1,855,190$0$0$1,012,272
79$1,972,867$0$0$1,077,452
80$2,100,294$0$0$1,148,082
81$2,238,393$0$0$1,224,678
82$2,388,180$0$0$1,307,811
83$2,550,772$0$0$1,398,107
84$2,727,397$0$0$1,496,256
85$2,919,405$0$0$1,603,016
86$3,128,283$0$0$1,719,221
87$3,355,667$0$0$1,845,789
88$3,603,355$0$0$1,983,729
89$3,873,328$0$0$2,134,154
90$4,167,764$0$0$2,298,287
91$4,489,063$0$0$2,477,475
92$4,839,864$0$0$2,673,200
93$5,223,074$0$0$2,887,094
94$5,641,892$0$0$3,120,954
95$6,099,840$0$0$3,376,759
96$6,600,797$0$0$3,656,685
97$7,149,033$0$0$3,963,132
98$7,749,250$0$0$4,298,741
99$8,406,626$0$0$4,666,420
100$9,126,863$0$0$5,069,372