Can I retire at age 45 with 338,000?

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 $338,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$27,912$27,663$27,421$27,184$26,953$26,079
2 years$13,818$13,560$13,311$13,069$12,835$11,963
3 years$9,120$8,862$8,613$8,374$8,143$7,300
4 years$6,772$6,514$6,268$6,033$5,807$5,000
5 years$5,363$5,107$4,864$4,634$4,415$3,645
6 years$4,425$4,171$3,931$3,706$3,493$2,762
7 years$3,754$3,502$3,267$3,047$2,841$2,148
8 years$3,252$3,002$2,770$2,556$2,357$1,702
9 years$2,861$2,614$2,386$2,177$1,985$1,366
10 years$2,549$2,304$2,080$1,876$1,691$1,109
11 years$2,294$2,051$1,831$1,633$1,454$907
12 years$2,081$1,841$1,625$1,432$1,260$747
13 years$1,901$1,664$1,452$1,265$1,099$618
14 years$1,747$1,512$1,305$1,123$963$513
15 years$1,614$1,382$1,178$1,001$848$428
16 years$1,497$1,268$1,068$896$750$358
17 years$1,395$1,167$972$805$665$300
18 years$1,304$1,079$887$726$591$251
19 years$1,222$1,000$812$656$527$211
20 years$1,149$929$745$594$471$178
21 years$1,083$865$686$539$421$150
22 years$1,022$808$632$490$377$126
23 years$968$755$583$446$339$107
24 years$917$708$540$407$305$90
25 years$871$664$500$372$274$76
26 years$829$624$464$340$247$64
27 years$790$588$430$311$223$54
28 years$753$554$400$285$201$46
29 years$720$522$372$261$181$39
30 years$688$493$347$240$164$33
31 years$659$466$323$220$148$28
32 years$631$441$302$203$134$24
33 years$605$418$282$186$121$20
34 years$581$396$263$171$110$17
35 years$558$376$246$158$99$14
36 years$537$356$230$145$90$12
37 years$517$339$215$134$82$10
38 years$497$322$202$123$74$9
39 years$479$306$189$114$67$7
40 years$462$291$177$105$61$6
41 years$446$277$166$97$55$5
42 years$430$264$156$89$50$4
43 years$416$251$146$82$45$4
44 years$402$240$137$76$41$3
45 years$388$229$129$70$37$3
46 years$376$218$121$65$34$2
47 years$363$208$114$60$31$2
48 years$352$199$107$55$28$2
49 years$341$190$100$51$25$1
50 years$330$181$94$47$23$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $338,000, adding $6,413 every year, while hoping to spend $29,033 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: 49/30/21 Blend
44$338,000$338,000$338,000$338,000
45$379,091$361,177$355,938$395,141
46$386,867$347,984$336,971$393,761
47$394,464$333,171$316,396$388,806
48$401,832$316,629$294,127$382,817
49$408,915$298,241$270,077$375,710
50$415,654$277,883$244,154$367,393
51$421,978$255,427$216,261$357,766
52$427,811$230,734$186,297$346,723
53$433,067$203,659$154,157$334,149
54$437,650$174,049$119,731$319,920
55$441,453$141,740$82,905$303,903
56$444,358$106,562$43,559$285,954
57$446,232$68,334$1,568$265,917
58$446,929$26,863$0$243,625
59$446,285$0$0$228,586
60$444,119$0$0$217,879
61$440,230$0$0$215,088
62$434,395$0$0$211,224
63$426,367$0$0$206,153
64$415,871$0$0$199,727
65$402,603$0$0$191,781
66$386,229$0$0$182,132
67$366,375$0$0$170,579
68$342,629$0$0$156,898
69$314,536$0$0$140,843
70$281,592$0$0$122,141
71$243,240$0$0$100,489
72$198,862$0$0$75,554
73$147,779$0$0$46,967
74$89,237$0$0$14,322
75$22,405$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