Can I retire at age 45 with 308,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $308,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$25,434$25,208$24,987$24,771$24,560$24,064
2 years$12,591$12,357$12,129$11,909$11,695$11,198
3 years$8,311$8,075$7,849$7,630$7,420$6,937
4 years$6,171$5,936$5,712$5,497$5,292$4,826
5 years$4,887$4,654$4,433$4,222$4,023$3,576
6 years$4,032$3,800$3,582$3,377$3,183$2,756
7 years$3,421$3,192$2,977$2,776$2,589$2,181
8 years$2,963$2,736$2,525$2,329$2,148$1,760
9 years$2,607$2,382$2,174$1,984$1,809$1,440
10 years$2,323$2,100$1,896$1,710$1,541$1,191
11 years$2,090$1,869$1,669$1,488$1,325$994
12 years$1,896$1,678$1,481$1,305$1,149$835
13 years$1,733$1,516$1,323$1,152$1,002$705
14 years$1,592$1,378$1,189$1,023$878$599
15 years$1,471$1,259$1,074$912$773$510
16 years$1,365$1,155$973$817$683$436
17 years$1,271$1,064$886$734$606$373
18 years$1,188$983$808$661$539$321
19 years$1,114$911$740$598$480$276
20 years$1,047$847$679$541$429$238
21 years$986$789$625$491$384$205
22 years$932$736$576$447$344$177
23 years$882$688$532$407$309$153
24 years$836$645$492$371$278$133
25 years$794$605$455$339$250$115
26 years$755$569$422$310$225$100
27 years$720$535$392$284$203$86
28 years$686$504$365$260$183$75
29 years$656$476$339$238$165$65
30 years$627$449$316$219$149$56
31 years$600$425$295$201$135$49
32 years$575$402$275$185$122$43
33 years$552$381$257$170$111$37
34 years$530$361$240$156$100$32
35 years$509$342$224$144$91$28
36 years$489$325$210$132$82$24
37 years$471$309$196$122$74$21
38 years$453$293$184$112$67$18
39 years$437$279$172$104$61$16
40 years$421$265$161$96$55$14
41 years$406$253$151$88$50$12
42 years$392$240$142$81$46$11
43 years$379$229$133$75$41$9
44 years$366$218$125$69$38$8
45 years$354$208$117$64$34$7
46 years$342$199$110$59$31$6
47 years$331$190$104$55$28$5
48 years$321$181$97$51$26$5
49 years$310$173$92$47$23$4
50 years$301$165$86$43$21$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $308,000, adding $4,702 every year, while hoping to spend $24,727 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: 36/50/14 Blend
44$308,000$308,000$308,000$308,000
45$344,266$327,942$323,168$355,022
46$353,072$317,702$307,685$352,958
47$361,947$306,131$290,854$348,030
48$370,873$293,139$272,605$342,172
49$379,827$278,628$252,863$335,315
50$388,785$262,496$231,549$327,384
51$397,719$244,636$208,584$318,300
52$406,596$224,933$183,881$307,977
53$415,380$203,266$157,352$296,325
54$424,031$179,508$128,906$283,247
55$432,502$153,524$98,444$268,642
56$440,741$125,171$65,866$252,398
57$448,691$94,298$31,066$234,398
58$456,286$60,747$0$214,518
59$463,453$24,350$0$193,531
60$470,111$0$0$175,398
61$476,168$0$0$163,632
62$481,524$0$0$164,961
63$486,065$0$0$165,941
64$489,665$0$0$166,522
65$492,184$0$0$166,648
66$493,466$0$0$166,255
67$493,338$0$0$165,274
68$491,607$0$0$163,629
69$488,059$0$0$161,232
70$482,459$0$0$157,990
71$474,543$0$0$153,797
72$464,020$0$0$148,537
73$450,567$0$0$142,080
74$433,828$0$0$134,284
75$413,406$0$0$124,991
76$388,864$0$0$114,026
77$359,718$0$0$101,195
78$325,431$0$0$86,285
79$285,410$0$0$69,059
80$239,002$0$0$49,257
81$185,481$0$0$26,589
82$124,047$0$0$737
83$53,816$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