Can I retire at age 45 with 454,000?

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 $454,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$37,491$37,157$36,831$36,513$36,203$35,765
2 years$18,560$18,214$17,879$17,554$17,239$16,799
3 years$12,250$11,903$11,569$11,247$10,937$10,508
4 years$9,096$8,750$8,419$8,103$7,801$7,385
5 years$7,204$6,860$6,534$6,224$5,930$5,530
6 years$5,943$5,602$5,280$4,977$4,692$4,308
7 years$5,043$4,704$4,388$4,092$3,816$3,448
8 years$4,368$4,033$3,721$3,433$3,166$2,814
9 years$3,843$3,511$3,205$2,924$2,666$2,330
10 years$3,424$3,095$2,794$2,520$2,272$1,951
11 years$3,081$2,755$2,460$2,194$1,954$1,649
12 years$2,795$2,473$2,183$1,924$1,693$1,403
13 years$2,554$2,235$1,951$1,699$1,476$1,201
14 years$2,347$2,031$1,753$1,508$1,294$1,033
15 years$2,168$1,856$1,582$1,345$1,139$892
16 years$2,011$1,703$1,435$1,204$1,007$773
17 years$1,873$1,568$1,305$1,082$893$672
18 years$1,751$1,449$1,192$975$794$585
19 years$1,641$1,343$1,091$881$708$511
20 years$1,543$1,248$1,001$798$632$447
21 years$1,454$1,162$921$724$566$392
22 years$1,373$1,085$849$658$507$344
23 years$1,300$1,015$784$600$455$302
24 years$1,232$951$725$547$409$265
25 years$1,170$892$671$499$368$233
26 years$1,113$839$623$457$332$206
27 years$1,061$789$578$418$299$181
28 years$1,012$744$537$383$270$160
29 years$966$702$500$351$244$141
30 years$924$663$466$322$220$124
31 years$885$626$434$296$199$110
32 years$848$593$405$272$180$97
33 years$813$561$378$250$163$86
34 years$781$532$354$230$147$76
35 years$750$504$331$212$134$67
36 years$721$479$309$195$121$59
37 years$694$455$289$180$110$52
38 years$668$432$271$166$99$46
39 years$644$411$254$153$90$41
40 years$621$391$238$141$82$36
41 years$599$372$223$130$74$32
42 years$578$354$209$120$67$28
43 years$558$338$196$111$61$25
44 years$539$322$184$102$55$22
45 years$521$307$173$94$50$20
46 years$504$293$163$87$46$17
47 years$488$279$153$81$42$15
48 years$472$267$144$74$38$14
49 years$458$255$135$69$34$12
50 years$443$243$127$64$31$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $454,000, adding $4,413 every year, while hoping to spend $24,023 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: 75/7/18 Blend
44$454,000$454,000$454,000$454,000
45$504,860$480,798$473,761$540,314
46$530,795$478,797$464,072$562,389
47$558,571$475,892$453,253$583,189
48$588,349$472,015$441,241$605,353
49$620,308$467,091$427,970$629,010
50$654,644$461,043$413,370$654,304
51$691,570$453,786$397,370$681,392
52$731,322$445,233$379,894$710,449
53$774,159$435,292$360,863$741,667
54$820,365$423,863$340,194$775,258
55$870,252$410,842$317,800$811,456
56$924,163$396,119$293,592$850,521
57$982,475$379,577$267,475$892,737
58$1,045,603$361,091$239,351$938,420
59$1,114,002$340,532$209,116$987,918
60$1,188,172$317,760$176,663$1,041,614
61$1,268,664$292,629$141,881$1,099,932
62$1,356,085$264,985$104,651$1,163,339
63$1,451,100$234,664$64,851$1,232,353
64$1,554,443$201,493$22,354$1,307,541
65$1,666,919$165,289$0$1,389,533
66$1,789,417$125,860$0$1,483,439
67$1,922,912$83,002$0$1,590,476
68$2,068,480$36,500$0$1,707,218
69$2,227,303$0$0$1,834,627
70$2,400,682$0$0$1,974,828
71$2,590,051$0$0$2,131,048
72$2,796,987$0$0$2,301,777
73$3,023,228$0$0$2,488,452
74$3,270,685$0$0$2,692,653
75$3,541,464$0$0$2,916,119
76$3,837,883$0$0$3,160,766
77$4,162,496$0$0$3,428,704
78$4,518,113$0$0$3,722,256
79$4,907,831$0$0$4,043,981
80$5,335,059$0$0$4,396,697
81$5,803,554$0$0$4,783,507
82$6,317,451$0$0$5,207,829
83$6,881,307$0$0$5,673,429
84$7,500,140$0$0$6,184,454
85$8,179,477$0$0$6,745,472
86$8,925,407$0$0$7,361,516
87$9,744,639$0$0$8,038,127
88$10,644,560$0$0$8,781,414
89$11,633,312$0$0$9,598,104
90$12,719,861$0$0$10,495,606
91$13,914,086$0$0$11,482,087
92$15,226,872$0$0$12,566,540
93$16,670,208$0$0$13,758,876
94$18,257,306$0$0$15,070,013
95$20,002,721$0$0$16,511,978
96$21,922,487$0$0$18,098,027
97$24,034,273$0$0$19,842,760
98$26,357,546$0$0$21,762,265
99$28,913,754$0$0$23,874,270
100$31,726,529$0$0$26,198,306