Can I retire at age 45 with 536,000?

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 $536,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$44,262$43,868$43,483$43,108$42,741$41,999
2 years$21,912$21,504$21,108$20,725$20,353$19,607
3 years$14,463$14,053$13,659$13,279$12,913$12,187
4 years$10,739$10,331$9,940$9,567$9,210$8,509
5 years$8,505$8,099$7,714$7,348$7,001$6,329
6 years$7,017$6,614$6,234$5,876$5,540$4,896
7 years$5,954$5,554$5,180$4,831$4,505$3,890
8 years$5,157$4,761$4,393$4,053$3,737$3,151
9 years$4,538$4,145$3,784$3,452$3,147$2,589
10 years$4,042$3,654$3,299$2,976$2,682$2,151
11 years$3,637$3,253$2,904$2,590$2,306$1,803
12 years$3,300$2,920$2,578$2,272$1,999$1,521
13 years$3,015$2,638$2,303$2,005$1,743$1,291
14 years$2,771$2,398$2,069$1,780$1,528$1,101
15 years$2,559$2,191$1,868$1,588$1,345$942
16 years$2,375$2,010$1,694$1,422$1,189$809
17 years$2,212$1,851$1,541$1,277$1,054$697
18 years$2,067$1,711$1,407$1,151$937$602
19 years$1,938$1,585$1,288$1,040$835$520
20 years$1,822$1,473$1,182$942$746$451
21 years$1,717$1,372$1,087$855$668$391
22 years$1,621$1,281$1,002$777$599$340
23 years$1,534$1,198$925$708$537$295
24 years$1,455$1,122$856$646$483$257
25 years$1,382$1,053$793$590$435$224
26 years$1,315$990$735$539$391$195
27 years$1,252$932$683$494$353$170
28 years$1,195$878$635$452$318$148
29 years$1,141$828$590$415$288$130
30 years$1,091$782$550$381$260$113
31 years$1,044$739$513$349$235$99
32 years$1,001$700$478$321$212$86
33 years$960$663$447$295$192$76
34 years$921$628$417$272$174$66
35 years$885$596$390$250$158$58
36 years$851$565$365$230$143$50
37 years$819$537$342$212$130$44
38 years$789$510$320$196$117$39
39 years$760$485$300$180$106$34
40 years$733$462$281$166$97$30
41 years$707$439$263$154$88$26
42 years$682$419$247$142$79$23
43 years$659$399$232$131$72$20
44 years$637$380$218$121$65$17
45 years$616$362$204$112$59$15
46 years$595$346$192$103$54$13
47 years$576$330$180$95$49$12
48 years$558$315$169$88$45$10
49 years$540$301$159$81$40$9
50 years$523$287$150$75$37$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $536,000, adding $3,799 every year, while hoping to spend $45,048 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: 42/47/11 Blend
44$536,000$536,000$536,000$536,000
45$594,591$566,183$557,875$617,495
46$607,308$545,995$528,633$613,710
47$619,813$523,308$496,901$604,810
48$632,036$497,952$462,550$594,169
49$643,899$469,748$425,441$581,647
50$655,316$438,504$385,432$567,094
51$666,187$404,020$342,373$550,348
52$676,405$366,083$296,109$531,236
53$685,846$324,469$246,476$509,573
54$694,374$278,940$193,305$485,158
55$701,837$229,245$136,417$457,778
56$708,065$175,118$75,628$427,203
57$712,870$116,281$10,744$393,185
58$716,041$52,437$0$355,459
59$717,345$0$0$320,604
60$716,522$0$0$291,890
61$713,285$0$0$289,139
62$707,313$0$0$285,084
63$698,253$0$0$279,558
64$685,710$0$0$272,379
65$669,249$0$0$263,343
66$648,388$0$0$252,226
67$622,591$0$0$238,778
68$591,268$0$0$222,724
69$553,762$0$0$203,761
70$509,349$0$0$181,550
71$457,228$0$0$155,719
72$396,512$0$0$125,856
73$326,222$0$0$91,506
74$245,274$0$0$52,167
75$152,471$0$0$7,281
76$46,491$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