Can I retire at age 45 with 618,000?

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 $618,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$51,034$50,579$50,136$49,703$49,280$48,990
2 years$25,264$24,794$24,338$23,896$23,467$23,174
3 years$16,676$16,203$15,748$15,310$14,888$14,602
4 years$12,382$11,911$11,461$11,030$10,618$10,341
5 years$9,807$9,338$8,894$8,472$8,072$7,804
6 years$8,090$7,625$7,188$6,775$6,387$6,129
7 years$6,865$6,404$5,973$5,570$5,194$4,946
8 years$5,946$5,489$5,066$4,673$4,309$4,071
9 years$5,232$4,779$4,363$3,980$3,629$3,401
10 years$4,661$4,213$3,804$3,431$3,092$2,874
11 years$4,194$3,750$3,349$2,986$2,659$2,451
12 years$3,805$3,366$2,972$2,619$2,305$2,105
13 years$3,476$3,042$2,655$2,312$2,010$1,820
14 years$3,195$2,765$2,386$2,053$1,762$1,581
15 years$2,951$2,526$2,154$1,831$1,551$1,379
16 years$2,738$2,318$1,953$1,639$1,371$1,207
17 years$2,550$2,134$1,777$1,473$1,215$1,060
18 years$2,383$1,972$1,622$1,327$1,081$934
19 years$2,234$1,828$1,485$1,199$963$824
20 years$2,100$1,699$1,363$1,086$860$729
21 years$1,979$1,582$1,254$986$770$646
22 years$1,869$1,477$1,155$896$690$573
23 years$1,769$1,381$1,067$816$620$509
24 years$1,678$1,294$987$744$557$452
25 years$1,593$1,215$914$680$501$403
26 years$1,516$1,141$848$622$451$359
27 years$1,444$1,074$787$569$407$320
28 years$1,377$1,012$732$521$367$286
29 years$1,316$955$681$478$332$255
30 years$1,258$902$634$439$300$228
31 years$1,204$853$591$403$271$204
32 years$1,154$807$552$370$245$182
33 years$1,107$764$515$341$222$163
34 years$1,062$724$481$313$201$146
35 years$1,021$687$450$288$182$131
36 years$982$652$421$266$165$117
37 years$944$619$394$245$149$105
38 years$909$588$369$226$135$94
39 years$876$559$346$208$123$84
40 years$845$532$324$192$111$75
41 years$815$507$304$177$101$68
42 years$787$483$285$163$92$61
43 years$760$460$267$151$83$54
44 years$734$438$251$139$76$49
45 years$710$418$236$129$69$44
46 years$687$399$221$119$62$39
47 years$664$380$208$110$57$35
48 years$643$363$195$101$51$32
49 years$623$347$184$94$47$28
50 years$603$331$173$87$42$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $618,000, adding $4,244 every year, while hoping to spend $33,086 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: 49/35/16 Blend
44$618,000$618,000$618,000$618,000
45$685,414$652,660$643,081$715,756
46$720,123$649,437$629,421$733,925
47$757,263$644,947$614,194$749,895
48$797,048$639,093$597,314$766,520
49$839,711$631,773$578,688$783,875
50$885,509$622,877$558,221$802,043
51$934,722$612,290$535,813$821,115
52$987,661$599,889$511,360$841,198
53$1,044,663$585,545$484,751$862,409
54$1,106,102$569,120$455,874$884,879
55$1,172,387$550,469$424,608$908,757
56$1,243,967$529,438$390,829$934,207
57$1,321,335$505,865$354,405$961,417
58$1,405,036$479,576$315,202$990,592
59$1,495,665$450,391$273,077$1,021,965
60$1,593,879$418,116$227,881$1,055,796
61$1,700,399$382,548$179,459$1,092,373
62$1,816,018$343,471$127,650$1,132,018
63$1,941,608$300,658$72,283$1,175,093
64$2,078,131$253,869$13,183$1,221,997
65$2,226,640$202,849$0$1,273,176
66$2,388,299$147,330$0$1,337,647
67$2,564,385$87,028$0$1,410,398
68$2,756,304$21,645$0$1,489,828
69$2,965,606$0$0$1,576,656
70$3,193,993$0$0$1,690,603
71$3,443,342$0$0$1,824,172
72$3,715,716$0$0$1,970,141
73$4,013,389$0$0$2,129,736
74$4,338,863$0$0$2,304,307
75$4,694,892$0$0$2,495,340
76$5,084,510$0$0$2,704,472
77$5,511,058$0$0$2,933,506
78$5,978,213$0$0$3,184,426
79$6,490,027$0$0$3,459,419
80$7,050,959$0$0$3,760,892
81$7,665,924$0$0$4,091,496
82$8,340,332$0$0$4,454,153
83$9,080,143$0$0$4,852,078
84$9,891,920$0$0$5,288,814
85$10,782,896$0$0$5,768,266
86$11,761,034$0$0$6,294,731
87$12,835,108$0$0$6,872,946
88$14,014,783$0$0$7,508,127
89$15,310,705$0$0$8,206,023
90$16,734,604$0$0$8,972,964
91$18,299,399$0$0$9,815,925
92$20,019,327$0$0$10,742,592
93$21,910,069$0$0$11,761,430
94$23,988,902$0$0$12,881,767
95$26,274,863$0$0$14,113,880
96$28,788,924$0$0$15,469,091
97$31,554,190$0$0$16,959,874
98$34,596,121$0$0$18,599,975
99$37,942,765$0$0$20,404,537
100$41,625,030$0$0$22,390,247