Can I retire at age 45 with 366,000?

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:
0%
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 $366,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$30,224$29,955$29,692$29,436$29,185$28,929
2 years$14,962$14,684$14,414$14,152$13,898$13,639
3 years$9,876$9,596$9,327$9,067$8,817$8,565
4 years$7,333$7,054$6,787$6,532$6,289$6,044
5 years$5,808$5,530$5,267$5,018$4,780$4,545
6 years$4,791$4,516$4,257$4,013$3,783$3,556
7 years$4,065$3,793$3,537$3,299$3,076$2,859
8 years$3,521$3,251$3,000$2,767$2,552$2,343
9 years$3,098$2,831$2,584$2,357$2,149$1,950
10 years$2,760$2,495$2,253$2,032$1,831$1,641
11 years$2,484$2,221$1,983$1,768$1,575$1,393
12 years$2,253$1,994$1,760$1,551$1,365$1,191
13 years$2,059$1,802$1,572$1,369$1,190$1,025
14 years$1,892$1,638$1,413$1,216$1,043$886
15 years$1,748$1,496$1,276$1,084$919$770
16 years$1,622$1,373$1,157$971$812$671
17 years$1,510$1,264$1,052$872$720$586
18 years$1,412$1,168$961$786$640$514
19 years$1,323$1,083$880$710$570$451
20 years$1,244$1,006$807$643$510$397
21 years$1,172$937$742$584$456$350
22 years$1,107$875$684$531$409$309
23 years$1,048$818$632$483$367$273
24 years$993$766$584$441$330$241
25 years$944$719$541$403$297$214
26 years$898$676$502$368$267$189
27 years$855$636$466$337$241$168
28 years$816$599$433$309$217$149
29 years$779$566$403$283$196$132
30 years$745$534$376$260$177$118
31 years$713$505$350$239$160$105
32 years$683$478$327$219$145$93
33 years$655$452$305$202$131$83
34 years$629$429$285$186$119$74
35 years$605$407$266$171$108$65
36 years$581$386$249$157$98$58
37 years$559$367$233$145$88$52
38 years$539$348$218$134$80$46
39 years$519$331$205$123$73$41
40 years$500$315$192$114$66$37
41 years$483$300$180$105$60$33
42 years$466$286$169$97$54$29
43 years$450$272$158$89$49$26
44 years$435$260$149$82$45$23
45 years$420$247$140$76$41$21
46 years$407$236$131$70$37$18
47 years$393$225$123$65$33$16
48 years$381$215$116$60$30$15
49 years$369$205$109$56$28$13
50 years$357$196$102$51$25$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $366,000, adding $6,981 every year, while hoping to spend $34,875 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: 69/16/15 Blend
44$366,000$366,000$366,000$366,000
45$410,533$391,135$385,462$436,966
46$415,301$373,194$361,268$437,518
47$419,386$353,205$335,095$433,309
48$422,682$331,030$306,839$427,813
49$425,070$306,526$276,394$420,900
50$426,420$279,538$243,645$412,427
51$426,583$249,904$208,476$402,236
52$425,399$217,454$170,764$390,156
53$422,686$182,005$130,381$376,000
54$418,244$143,367$87,193$359,563
55$411,850$101,338$41,059$340,620
56$403,260$55,704$0$318,926
57$392,199$6,241$0$295,521
58$378,366$0$0$275,900
59$361,426$0$0$261,514
60$341,009$0$0$245,570
61$316,705$0$0$226,658
62$288,061$0$0$204,431
63$254,575$0$0$178,509
64$215,693$0$0$148,470
65$170,803$0$0$113,847
66$119,227$0$0$74,124
67$60,216$0$0$28,733
68$0$0$0$0
69$0$0$0$0
70$0$0$0$0
71$0$0$0$0
72$0$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