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%13.9%
1 years$33,032$32,737$32,450$32,170$31,897$31,381
2 years$16,352$16,048$15,753$15,466$15,189$14,671
3 years$10,793$10,487$10,193$9,909$9,636$9,132
4 years$8,014$7,709$7,418$7,139$6,873$6,386
5 years$6,347$6,044$5,757$5,484$5,225$4,757
6 years$5,236$4,936$4,652$4,385$4,134$3,686
7 years$4,443$4,145$3,866$3,605$3,362$2,934
8 years$3,849$3,553$3,279$3,024$2,789$2,380
9 years$3,386$3,093$2,824$2,576$2,349$1,959
10 years$3,017$2,727$2,462$2,221$2,001$1,631
11 years$2,714$2,427$2,167$1,933$1,721$1,369
12 years$2,463$2,179$1,924$1,695$1,492$1,158
13 years$2,250$1,969$1,719$1,497$1,301$985
14 years$2,068$1,790$1,544$1,329$1,140$841
15 years$1,910$1,635$1,394$1,185$1,004$722
16 years$1,772$1,500$1,264$1,061$887$621
17 years$1,651$1,381$1,150$953$787$536
18 years$1,543$1,277$1,050$859$699$464
19 years$1,446$1,183$961$776$623$402
20 years$1,359$1,099$882$703$557$349
21 years$1,281$1,024$811$638$498$303
22 years$1,210$956$748$580$447$264
23 years$1,145$894$690$528$401$230
24 years$1,086$838$639$482$360$201
25 years$1,031$786$591$440$324$175
26 years$981$739$549$402$292$153
27 years$935$695$509$368$263$134
28 years$892$655$474$337$238$117
29 years$852$618$441$309$215$102
30 years$814$584$410$284$194$90
31 years$779$552$383$261$175$79
32 years$747$522$357$240$159$69
33 years$716$494$333$220$144$60
34 years$688$469$311$203$130$53
35 years$661$444$291$187$118$46
36 years$635$422$272$172$107$41
37 years$611$401$255$158$97$36
38 years$589$381$239$146$88$31
39 years$567$362$224$135$79$27
40 years$547$345$210$124$72$24
41 years$528$328$197$115$65$21
42 years$509$312$184$106$59$19
43 years$492$298$173$98$54$16
44 years$475$284$162$90$49$14
45 years$459$270$153$83$44$13
46 years$444$258$143$77$40$11
47 years$430$246$135$71$37$10
48 years$416$235$126$66$33$8
49 years$403$224$119$61$30$7
50 years$391$214$112$56$27$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 48 starting with $400,000, adding $2,884 every year, while hoping to spend $23,657 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: 61/13/26 Blend
47$400,000$400,000$400,000$400,000
48$443,775$422,575$416,375$467,595
49$463,869$418,110$405,153$479,654
50$485,220$412,634$392,761$489,991
51$507,931$406,071$379,137$500,765
52$532,114$398,344$364,213$512,023
53$557,895$389,367$347,919$523,818
54$585,407$379,053$330,181$536,209
55$614,800$367,308$310,923$549,262
56$646,235$354,032$290,065$563,052
57$679,892$339,120$267,523$577,663
58$715,966$322,462$243,210$593,186
59$754,671$303,939$217,034$609,726
60$796,243$283,427$188,900$627,397
61$840,940$260,796$158,709$646,331
62$889,045$235,904$126,355$666,669
63$940,871$208,607$91,731$688,573
64$996,759$178,748$54,723$712,220
65$1,057,085$146,163$15,213$737,810
66$1,122,262$110,679$0$765,562
67$1,192,744$72,114$0$803,200
68$1,269,029$30,272$0$848,510
69$1,351,666$0$0$897,606
70$1,441,258$0$0$953,018
71$1,538,467$0$0$1,017,865
72$1,644,023$0$0$1,088,308
73$1,758,727$0$0$1,164,884
74$1,883,462$0$0$1,248,186
75$2,019,199$0$0$1,338,867
76$2,167,005$0$0$1,437,643
77$2,328,055$0$0$1,545,304
78$2,503,643$0$0$1,662,718
79$2,695,192$0$0$1,790,842
80$2,904,269$0$0$1,930,729
81$3,132,597$0$0$2,083,536
82$3,382,076$0$0$2,250,540
83$3,654,796$0$0$2,433,144
84$3,953,057$0$0$2,632,895
85$4,279,393$0$0$2,851,495
86$4,636,593$0$0$3,090,818
87$5,027,730$0$0$3,352,930
88$5,456,187$0$0$3,640,102
89$5,925,688$0$0$3,954,839
90$6,440,337$0$0$4,299,898
91$7,004,652$0$0$4,678,315
92$7,623,611$0$0$5,093,436
93$8,302,695$0$0$5,548,943
94$9,047,942$0$0$6,048,896
95$9,866,003$0$0$6,597,763
96$10,764,203$0$0$7,200,470
97$11,750,615$0$0$7,862,438
98$12,834,126$0$0$8,589,645
99$14,024,532$0$0$9,388,672
100$15,332,621$0$0$10,266,770