Can I retire at age 58 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:
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 $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%12.5%
1 years$33,032$32,737$32,450$32,170$31,897$31,563
2 years$16,352$16,048$15,753$15,466$15,189$14,853
3 years$10,793$10,487$10,193$9,909$9,636$9,309
4 years$8,014$7,709$7,418$7,139$6,873$6,556
5 years$6,347$6,044$5,757$5,484$5,225$4,919
6 years$5,236$4,936$4,652$4,385$4,134$3,841
7 years$4,443$4,145$3,866$3,605$3,362$3,081
8 years$3,849$3,553$3,279$3,024$2,789$2,520
9 years$3,386$3,093$2,824$2,576$2,349$2,091
10 years$3,017$2,727$2,462$2,221$2,001$1,756
11 years$2,714$2,427$2,167$1,933$1,721$1,487
12 years$2,463$2,179$1,924$1,695$1,492$1,269
13 years$2,250$1,969$1,719$1,497$1,301$1,089
14 years$2,068$1,790$1,544$1,329$1,140$939
15 years$1,910$1,635$1,394$1,185$1,004$813
16 years$1,772$1,500$1,264$1,061$887$707
17 years$1,651$1,381$1,150$953$787$616
18 years$1,543$1,277$1,050$859$699$538
19 years$1,446$1,183$961$776$623$471
20 years$1,359$1,099$882$703$557$413
21 years$1,281$1,024$811$638$498$363
22 years$1,210$956$748$580$447$320
23 years$1,145$894$690$528$401$282
24 years$1,086$838$639$482$360$248
25 years$1,031$786$591$440$324$219
26 years$981$739$549$402$292$194
27 years$935$695$509$368$263$171
28 years$892$655$474$337$238$151
29 years$852$618$441$309$215$134
30 years$814$584$410$284$194$119
31 years$779$552$383$261$175$105
32 years$747$522$357$240$159$93
33 years$716$494$333$220$144$83
34 years$688$469$311$203$130$73
35 years$661$444$291$187$118$65
36 years$635$422$272$172$107$58
37 years$611$401$255$158$97$51
38 years$589$381$239$146$88$45
39 years$567$362$224$135$79$40
40 years$547$345$210$124$72$36
41 years$528$328$197$115$65$32
42 years$509$312$184$106$59$28
43 years$492$298$173$98$54$25
44 years$475$284$162$90$49$22
45 years$459$270$153$83$44$20
46 years$444$258$143$77$40$18
47 years$430$246$135$71$37$16
48 years$416$235$126$66$33$14
49 years$403$224$119$61$30$12
50 years$391$214$112$56$27$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 58 starting with $400,000, adding $6,873 every year, while hoping to spend $25,466 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: 40/33/27 Blend
57$400,000$400,000$400,000$400,000
58$447,889$426,689$420,489$462,004
59$466,479$420,502$407,480$466,683
60$486,110$413,157$393,182$468,860
61$506,864$404,572$377,524$470,726
62$528,826$394,659$360,433$472,266
63$552,092$383,323$341,833$473,469
64$576,765$370,465$321,644$474,324
65$602,958$355,980$299,782$474,821
66$630,794$339,758$276,159$474,951
67$660,409$321,680$250,685$474,709
68$691,951$301,623$223,263$474,090
69$725,582$279,454$193,794$473,092
70$761,480$255,035$162,174$471,716
71$799,838$228,220$128,295$469,967
72$840,871$198,852$92,042$467,853
73$884,812$166,767$53,297$465,388
74$931,917$131,793$11,937$462,591
75$982,467$93,746$0$459,485
76$1,036,772$52,433$0$465,381
77$1,095,170$7,649$0$475,312
78$1,158,033$0$0$485,925
79$1,225,770$0$0$512,145
80$1,298,828$0$0$543,462
81$1,377,702$0$0$577,314
82$1,462,932$0$0$613,939
83$1,555,113$0$0$653,598
84$1,654,900$0$0$696,580
85$1,763,013$0$0$743,200
86$1,880,241$0$0$793,805
87$2,007,454$0$0$848,778
88$2,145,610$0$0$908,539
89$2,295,759$0$0$973,552
90$2,459,059$0$0$1,044,324
91$2,636,784$0$0$1,121,417
92$2,830,333$0$0$1,205,446
93$3,041,250$0$0$1,297,090
94$3,271,230$0$0$1,397,095
95$3,522,141$0$0$1,506,283
96$3,796,038$0$0$1,625,560
97$4,095,184$0$0$1,755,919
98$4,422,069$0$0$1,898,459
99$4,779,435$0$0$2,054,387
100$5,170,302$0$0$2,225,030