Can I retire at age 45 with 1,320,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $1,320,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.3%
1 years$109,004$108,033$107,086$106,161$105,259$104,683
2 years$53,963$52,958$51,984$51,039$50,123$49,542
3 years$35,618$34,608$33,637$32,701$31,800$31,232
4 years$26,447$25,441$24,479$23,559$22,680$22,129
5 years$20,946$19,946$18,997$18,096$17,241$16,709
6 years$17,280$16,287$15,352$14,471$13,642$13,130
7 years$14,662$13,678$12,758$11,898$11,095$10,602
8 years$12,700$11,725$10,820$9,981$9,204$8,731
9 years$11,175$10,208$9,319$8,501$7,751$7,298
10 years$9,955$8,998$8,124$7,328$6,604$6,170
11 years$8,958$8,011$7,153$6,378$5,680$5,265
12 years$8,127$7,190$6,348$5,594$4,922$4,526
13 years$7,425$6,498$5,671$4,939$4,292$3,914
14 years$6,824$5,906$5,096$4,384$3,763$3,403
15 years$6,303$5,395$4,601$3,910$3,313$2,970
16 years$5,848$4,950$4,171$3,501$2,928$2,603
17 years$5,447$4,559$3,796$3,146$2,596$2,287
18 years$5,091$4,213$3,465$2,835$2,308$2,015
19 years$4,772$3,904$3,172$2,561$2,057$1,780
20 years$4,486$3,628$2,911$2,320$1,838$1,575
21 years$4,228$3,379$2,678$2,105$1,645$1,396
22 years$3,993$3,154$2,468$1,914$1,474$1,240
23 years$3,779$2,950$2,279$1,743$1,323$1,102
24 years$3,583$2,764$2,107$1,590$1,189$981
25 years$3,403$2,594$1,952$1,452$1,070$874
26 years$3,237$2,438$1,810$1,328$964$779
27 years$3,084$2,294$1,681$1,215$869$696
28 years$2,942$2,162$1,563$1,114$784$621
29 years$2,810$2,040$1,454$1,021$708$555
30 years$2,687$1,926$1,355$937$640$497
31 years$2,572$1,821$1,263$861$579$444
32 years$2,465$1,723$1,178$791$523$398
33 years$2,364$1,632$1,100$727$474$356
34 years$2,269$1,546$1,028$669$429$319
35 years$2,180$1,467$961$616$388$286
36 years$2,096$1,392$899$567$352$256
37 years$2,017$1,322$841$523$319$230
38 years$1,943$1,257$788$482$289$206
39 years$1,872$1,195$738$444$262$185
40 years$1,805$1,137$692$410$238$166
41 years$1,741$1,082$649$378$216$149
42 years$1,681$1,031$609$349$196$133
43 years$1,623$982$571$322$178$120
44 years$1,568$936$536$297$161$107
45 years$1,516$893$503$275$146$96
46 years$1,466$852$473$254$133$87
47 years$1,419$813$444$234$121$78
48 years$1,374$776$417$217$110$70
49 years$1,330$741$392$200$100$63
50 years$1,289$708$369$185$90$56

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $1,320,000, adding $3,303 every year, while hoping to spend $25,000 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: 74/13/13 Blend
44$1,320,000$1,320,000$1,320,000$1,320,000
45$1,458,047$1,388,087$1,367,627$1,561,755
46$1,580,168$1,429,504$1,386,843$1,672,159
47$1,713,907$1,472,111$1,405,864$1,789,659
48$1,860,424$1,515,943$1,424,659$1,917,718
49$2,020,994$1,561,031$1,443,191$2,057,374
50$2,197,022$1,607,408$1,461,425$2,209,775
51$2,390,057$1,655,109$1,479,321$2,376,183
52$2,601,802$1,704,170$1,496,838$2,557,985
53$2,834,137$1,754,625$1,513,933$2,756,714
54$3,089,128$1,806,511$1,530,559$2,974,053
55$3,369,055$1,859,866$1,546,669$3,211,861
56$3,676,427$1,914,727$1,562,210$3,472,182
57$4,014,008$1,971,134$1,577,130$3,757,267
58$4,384,844$2,029,127$1,591,371$4,069,600
59$4,792,289$2,088,745$1,604,873$4,411,912
60$5,240,040$2,150,031$1,617,573$4,787,216
61$5,732,168$2,213,026$1,629,406$5,198,829
62$6,273,158$2,277,774$1,640,301$5,650,404
63$6,867,954$2,344,318$1,650,184$6,145,969
64$7,521,999$2,412,704$1,658,979$6,689,959
65$8,241,292$2,482,976$1,666,604$7,287,262
66$9,032,443$2,555,180$1,672,974$7,943,263
67$9,902,733$2,629,365$1,678,000$8,663,893
68$10,860,186$2,705,578$1,681,587$9,455,690
69$11,913,641$2,783,867$1,683,636$10,325,856
70$13,072,838$2,864,283$1,684,044$11,282,327
71$14,348,510$2,946,875$1,682,702$12,333,847
72$15,752,481$3,031,695$1,679,495$13,490,050
73$17,297,780$3,118,795$1,674,305$14,761,553
74$18,998,765$3,208,226$1,667,005$16,160,053
75$20,871,252$3,300,043$1,657,463$17,698,441
76$22,932,674$3,394,299$1,645,542$19,390,919
77$25,202,236$3,491,049$1,631,097$21,253,138
78$27,701,103$3,590,349$1,613,977$23,302,343
79$30,452,593$3,692,254$1,594,023$25,557,539
80$33,482,403$3,796,820$1,571,069$28,039,666
81$36,818,849$3,904,105$1,544,940$30,771,798
82$40,493,131$4,014,166$1,515,456$33,779,363
83$44,539,632$4,127,061$1,482,424$37,090,381
84$48,996,235$4,242,848$1,445,646$40,735,728
85$53,904,689$4,361,586$1,404,914$44,749,429
86$59,310,997$4,483,333$1,360,008$49,168,976
87$65,265,852$4,608,149$1,310,701$54,035,687
88$71,825,113$4,736,092$1,256,754$59,395,091
89$79,050,336$4,867,223$1,197,917$65,297,359
90$87,009,353$5,001,599$1,133,929$71,797,780
91$95,776,909$5,139,280$1,064,519$78,957,279
92$105,435,374$5,280,324$989,400$86,842,997
93$116,075,512$5,424,790$908,274$95,528,919
94$127,797,344$5,572,735$820,832$105,096,576
95$140,711,091$5,724,217$726,747$115,635,815
96$154,938,210$5,879,291$625,681$127,245,645
97$170,612,545$6,038,014$517,279$140,035,172
98$187,881,586$6,200,438$401,170$154,124,632
99$206,907,867$6,366,619$276,968$169,646,521
100$227,870,493$6,536,607$144,270$186,746,849