Can I retire at age 64 with 401,000?

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 $401,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$33,114$32,819$32,531$32,251$31,976$31,616
2 years$16,393$16,088$15,792$15,505$15,227$14,864
3 years$10,820$10,514$10,218$9,934$9,661$9,307
4 years$8,034$7,729$7,436$7,157$6,890$6,548
5 years$6,363$6,059$5,771$5,497$5,238$4,908
6 years$5,249$4,948$4,664$4,396$4,144$3,828
7 years$4,454$4,155$3,876$3,614$3,370$3,067
8 years$3,858$3,562$3,287$3,032$2,796$2,506
9 years$3,395$3,101$2,831$2,583$2,355$2,077
10 years$3,024$2,734$2,468$2,226$2,006$1,742
11 years$2,721$2,434$2,173$1,937$1,726$1,473
12 years$2,469$2,184$1,928$1,699$1,495$1,255
13 years$2,256$1,974$1,723$1,500$1,304$1,076
14 years$2,073$1,794$1,548$1,332$1,143$927
15 years$1,915$1,639$1,398$1,188$1,006$801
16 years$1,777$1,504$1,267$1,064$889$696
17 years$1,655$1,385$1,153$956$789$605
18 years$1,547$1,280$1,053$861$701$528
19 years$1,450$1,186$964$778$625$462
20 years$1,363$1,102$884$705$558$404
21 years$1,284$1,027$813$640$500$355
22 years$1,213$958$750$582$448$312
23 years$1,148$896$692$530$402$274
24 years$1,089$840$640$483$361$241
25 years$1,034$788$593$441$325$213
26 years$983$741$550$403$293$188
27 years$937$697$511$369$264$166
28 years$894$657$475$338$238$146
29 years$854$620$442$310$215$129
30 years$816$585$411$285$194$114
31 years$781$553$384$261$176$101
32 years$749$523$358$240$159$89
33 years$718$496$334$221$144$79
34 years$689$470$312$203$130$70
35 years$662$446$292$187$118$62
36 years$637$423$273$172$107$55
37 years$613$402$256$159$97$49
38 years$590$382$239$146$88$43
39 years$569$363$224$135$80$38
40 years$548$345$210$124$72$34
41 years$529$329$197$115$66$30
42 years$511$313$185$106$59$27
43 years$493$298$173$98$54$24
44 years$476$284$163$90$49$21
45 years$461$271$153$83$44$19
46 years$445$259$144$77$40$16
47 years$431$247$135$71$37$15
48 years$417$236$127$66$33$13
49 years$404$225$119$61$30$11
50 years$392$215$112$56$27$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $401,000, adding $2,138 every year, while hoping to spend $20,068 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: 40/32/28 Blend
63$401,000$401,000$401,000$401,000
64$444,107$422,854$416,639$458,128
65$468,054$422,222$409,244$467,883
66$493,771$420,886$400,929$476,409
67$521,417$418,791$391,641$485,250
68$551,167$415,877$381,327$494,448
69$583,214$412,083$369,929$504,051
70$617,768$407,341$357,388$514,112
71$655,061$401,582$343,641$524,691
72$695,348$394,730$328,624$535,857
73$738,908$386,707$312,268$547,687
74$786,050$377,428$294,502$560,268
75$837,111$366,806$275,251$573,698
76$892,463$354,746$254,439$588,086
77$952,514$341,149$231,983$603,557
78$1,017,716$325,910$207,799$620,248
79$1,088,561$308,918$181,799$638,315
80$1,165,594$290,055$153,889$657,931
81$1,249,413$269,196$123,973$679,290
82$1,340,677$246,211$91,950$702,610
83$1,440,111$220,960$57,715$728,132
84$1,548,511$193,296$21,158$756,127
85$1,666,756$163,064$0$786,897
86$1,795,811$130,100$0$826,112
87$1,936,740$94,231$0$875,904
88$2,090,713$55,274$0$930,401
89$2,259,018$13,035$0$990,104
90$2,443,075$0$0$1,055,571
91$2,644,444$0$0$1,138,928
92$2,864,848$0$0$1,235,239
93$3,106,178$0$0$1,340,749
94$3,370,522$0$0$1,456,375
95$3,660,175$0$0$1,583,130
96$3,977,667$0$0$1,722,127
97$4,325,784$0$0$1,874,593
98$4,707,595$0$0$2,041,881
99$5,126,479$0$0$2,225,478
100$5,586,158$0$0$2,427,025