Can I retire at age 45 with 236,000?

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 $236,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$19,489$19,315$19,146$18,980$18,819$18,545
2 years$9,648$9,468$9,294$9,125$8,961$8,686
3 years$6,368$6,188$6,014$5,847$5,685$5,418
4 years$4,728$4,549$4,377$4,212$4,055$3,796
5 years$3,745$3,566$3,396$3,235$3,083$2,834
6 years$3,089$2,912$2,745$2,587$2,439$2,200
7 years$2,621$2,445$2,281$2,127$1,984$1,755
8 years$2,271$2,096$1,934$1,784$1,646$1,427
9 years$1,998$1,825$1,666$1,520$1,386$1,178
10 years$1,780$1,609$1,453$1,310$1,181$983
11 years$1,602$1,432$1,279$1,140$1,016$827
12 years$1,453$1,285$1,135$1,000$880$701
13 years$1,328$1,162$1,014$883$767$598
14 years$1,220$1,056$911$784$673$512
15 years$1,127$965$823$699$592$441
16 years$1,046$885$746$626$523$380
17 years$974$815$679$562$464$329
18 years$910$753$619$507$413$285
19 years$853$698$567$458$368$248
20 years$802$649$520$415$329$216
21 years$756$604$479$376$294$188
22 years$714$564$441$342$264$165
23 years$676$527$407$312$237$144
24 years$641$494$377$284$213$126
25 years$608$464$349$260$191$110
26 years$579$436$324$237$172$97
27 years$551$410$301$217$155$85
28 years$526$387$279$199$140$74
29 years$502$365$260$183$127$65
30 years$480$344$242$168$114$57
31 years$460$326$226$154$103$50
32 years$441$308$211$141$94$44
33 years$423$292$197$130$85$39
34 years$406$276$184$120$77$34
35 years$390$262$172$110$69$30
36 years$375$249$161$101$63$27
37 years$361$236$150$93$57$23
38 years$347$225$141$86$52$21
39 years$335$214$132$79$47$18
40 years$323$203$124$73$43$16
41 years$311$193$116$68$39$14
42 years$300$184$109$62$35$12
43 years$290$176$102$58$32$11
44 years$280$167$96$53$29$10
45 years$271$160$90$49$26$8
46 years$262$152$85$45$24$7
47 years$254$145$79$42$22$7
48 years$246$139$75$39$20$6
49 years$238$132$70$36$18$5
50 years$230$127$66$33$16$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $236,000, adding $4,738 every year, while hoping to spend $20,843 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: 42/41/17 Blend
44$236,000$236,000$236,000$236,000
45$264,959$252,451$248,793$274,587
46$269,808$242,645$234,951$272,039
47$274,453$231,659$219,947$266,875
48$278,852$219,414$203,719$260,843
49$282,955$205,826$186,204$253,872
50$286,711$190,806$167,336$245,888
51$290,059$174,259$147,045$236,810
52$292,932$156,085$125,259$226,552
53$295,257$136,179$101,901$215,021
54$296,952$114,430$76,893$202,116
55$297,924$90,720$50,152$187,732
56$298,071$64,924$21,591$171,751
57$297,281$36,913$0$154,050
58$295,428$6,545$0$136,106
59$292,373$0$0$120,447
60$287,960$0$0$114,890
61$282,018$0$0$111,561
62$274,359$0$0$107,418
63$264,770$0$0$102,364
64$253,020$0$0$96,290
65$238,851$0$0$89,076
66$221,977$0$0$80,589
67$202,083$0$0$70,684
68$178,820$0$0$59,197
69$151,803$0$0$45,950
70$120,603$0$0$30,744
71$84,751$0$0$13,360
72$43,725$0$0$0
73$0$0$0$0
74$0$0$0$0
75$0$0$0$0
76$0$0$0$0
77$0$0$0$0
78$0$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0