Can I retire at age 45 with 1,940,000?

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 $1,940,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.5%
1 years$160,203$158,776$157,384$156,025$154,698$153,723
2 years$79,309$77,832$76,400$75,012$73,666$72,682
3 years$52,347$50,864$49,436$48,061$46,737$45,775
4 years$38,869$37,390$35,977$34,625$33,333$32,401
5 years$30,784$29,314$27,919$26,596$25,339$24,439
6 years$25,396$23,937$22,563$21,269$20,050$19,183
7 years$21,549$20,103$18,750$17,486$16,306$15,473
8 years$18,665$17,232$15,901$14,669$13,527$12,728
9 years$16,423$15,003$13,696$12,494$11,392$10,626
10 years$14,631$13,225$11,940$10,770$9,707$8,974
11 years$13,165$11,773$10,512$9,373$8,348$7,648
12 years$11,945$10,567$9,329$8,222$7,234$6,566
13 years$10,913$9,549$8,335$7,259$6,308$5,672
14 years$10,029$8,680$7,489$6,443$5,530$4,924
15 years$9,264$7,929$6,762$5,746$4,869$4,293
16 years$8,595$7,275$6,130$5,145$4,303$3,756
17 years$8,005$6,700$5,578$4,623$3,816$3,296
18 years$7,482$6,191$5,092$4,166$3,393$2,900
19 years$7,014$5,738$4,662$3,765$3,024$2,558
20 years$6,593$5,332$4,278$3,409$2,701$2,260
21 years$6,213$4,967$3,935$3,094$2,417$2,001
22 years$5,868$4,636$3,627$2,813$2,167$1,774
23 years$5,554$4,336$3,349$2,562$1,945$1,575
24 years$5,266$4,063$3,097$2,337$1,748$1,399
25 years$5,002$3,813$2,869$2,134$1,573$1,245
26 years$4,758$3,583$2,660$1,951$1,417$1,108
27 years$4,533$3,372$2,470$1,786$1,277$988
28 years$4,324$3,178$2,297$1,637$1,153$881
29 years$4,130$2,998$2,137$1,501$1,041$786
30 years$3,949$2,831$1,991$1,377$940$702
31 years$3,780$2,676$1,856$1,265$850$627
32 years$3,622$2,532$1,732$1,163$769$560
33 years$3,474$2,398$1,617$1,069$696$501
34 years$3,335$2,273$1,511$984$630$448
35 years$3,204$2,156$1,412$905$571$400
36 years$3,081$2,046$1,321$834$517$358
37 years$2,965$1,943$1,237$768$469$321
38 years$2,855$1,847$1,158$708$425$287
39 years$2,751$1,756$1,085$653$385$257
40 years$2,652$1,671$1,017$602$350$230
41 years$2,559$1,591$954$556$317$206
42 years$2,470$1,515$894$513$288$185
43 years$2,385$1,443$839$473$261$165
44 years$2,305$1,376$788$437$237$148
45 years$2,228$1,312$740$404$215$133
46 years$2,155$1,251$695$373$195$119
47 years$2,086$1,194$653$345$177$107
48 years$2,019$1,140$613$318$161$96
49 years$1,955$1,089$577$294$146$86
50 years$1,894$1,040$542$272$133$77

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $1,940,000, adding $2,915 every year, while hoping to spend $40,258 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: 54/41/5 Blend
44$1,940,000$1,940,000$1,940,000$1,940,000
45$2,140,887$2,038,067$2,007,997$2,254,083
46$2,316,423$2,095,098$2,032,431$2,387,855
47$2,508,515$2,153,574$2,056,333$2,528,654
48$2,718,808$2,213,524$2,079,645$2,680,891
49$2,949,116$2,274,976$2,102,303$2,845,653
50$3,201,434$2,337,958$2,124,238$3,024,138
51$3,477,961$2,402,499$2,145,381$3,217,662
52$3,781,118$2,468,626$2,165,656$3,427,674
53$4,113,572$2,536,369$2,184,986$3,655,770
54$4,478,260$2,605,755$2,203,286$3,903,705
55$4,878,416$2,676,811$2,220,471$4,173,412
56$5,317,605$2,749,565$2,236,447$4,467,018
57$5,799,752$2,824,045$2,251,119$4,786,866
58$6,329,179$2,900,276$2,264,384$5,135,535
59$6,910,651$2,978,284$2,276,136$5,515,866
60$7,549,413$3,058,096$2,286,262$5,930,985
61$8,251,246$3,139,736$2,294,645$6,384,338
62$9,022,518$3,223,227$2,301,160$6,879,717
63$9,870,243$3,308,594$2,305,677$7,421,300
64$10,802,150$3,395,857$2,308,060$8,013,689
65$11,826,753$3,485,038$2,308,164$8,661,952
66$12,953,434$3,576,157$2,305,839$9,371,674
67$14,192,527$3,669,232$2,300,928$10,149,003
68$15,555,420$3,764,279$2,293,264$11,000,715
69$17,054,659$3,861,314$2,282,674$11,934,273
70$18,704,066$3,960,351$2,268,976$12,957,901
71$20,518,872$4,061,400$2,251,978$14,080,656
72$22,515,859$4,164,470$2,231,481$15,312,519
73$24,713,517$4,269,569$2,207,276$16,664,484
74$27,132,218$4,376,701$2,179,142$18,148,667
75$29,794,412$4,485,866$2,146,851$19,778,414
76$32,724,832$4,597,064$2,110,161$21,568,433
77$35,950,734$4,710,290$2,068,821$23,534,927
78$39,502,150$4,825,534$2,022,567$25,695,750
79$43,412,169$4,942,786$1,971,123$28,070,574
80$47,717,256$5,062,028$1,914,201$30,681,077
81$52,457,589$5,183,240$1,851,499$33,551,144
82$57,677,440$5,306,396$1,782,701$36,707,093
83$63,425,595$5,431,465$1,707,478$40,177,926
84$69,755,812$5,558,413$1,625,485$43,995,599
85$76,727,325$5,687,196$1,536,359$48,195,328
86$84,405,411$5,817,767$1,439,726$52,815,914
87$92,861,996$5,950,071$1,335,190$57,900,118
88$102,176,341$6,084,045$1,222,340$63,495,057
89$112,435,785$6,219,621$1,100,745$69,652,655
90$123,736,572$6,356,719$969,957$76,430,127
91$136,184,758$6,495,254$829,507$83,890,524
92$149,897,211$6,635,130$678,903$92,103,326
93$165,002,715$6,776,240$517,635$101,145,098
94$181,643,184$6,918,468$345,168$111,100,212
95$199,975,003$7,061,686$160,945$122,061,647
96$220,170,499$7,205,755$0$134,131,862
97$242,419,574$7,350,521$0$147,425,669
98$266,931,494$7,495,820$0$162,074,879
99$293,936,860$7,641,469$0$178,208,045
100$323,689,792$7,787,273$0$195,976,304