Can I retire at age 45 with 738,000?

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 $738,000?

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$60,943$60,400$59,871$59,354$58,849$58,332
2 years$30,170$29,608$29,064$28,536$28,023$27,502
3 years$19,914$19,349$18,806$18,283$17,779$17,270
4 years$14,786$14,224$13,686$13,172$12,680$12,187
5 years$11,711$11,152$10,621$10,117$9,639$9,164
6 years$9,661$9,106$8,583$8,091$7,627$7,170
7 years$8,198$7,647$7,133$6,652$6,203$5,764
8 years$7,100$6,555$6,049$5,580$5,146$4,725
9 years$6,248$5,707$5,210$4,753$4,334$3,931
10 years$5,566$5,031$4,542$4,097$3,693$3,308
11 years$5,008$4,479$3,999$3,566$3,176$2,809
12 years$4,544$4,020$3,549$3,128$2,752$2,402
13 years$4,151$3,633$3,171$2,761$2,400$2,067
14 years$3,815$3,302$2,849$2,451$2,104$1,788
15 years$3,524$3,016$2,572$2,186$1,852$1,552
16 years$3,270$2,768$2,332$1,957$1,637$1,353
17 years$3,045$2,549$2,122$1,759$1,451$1,182
18 years$2,846$2,355$1,937$1,585$1,291$1,036
19 years$2,668$2,183$1,773$1,432$1,150$910
20 years$2,508$2,028$1,628$1,297$1,027$800
21 years$2,364$1,889$1,497$1,177$919$705
22 years$2,232$1,764$1,380$1,070$824$622
23 years$2,113$1,649$1,274$975$740$550
24 years$2,003$1,545$1,178$889$665$487
25 years$1,903$1,450$1,091$812$598$431
26 years$1,810$1,363$1,012$742$539$382
27 years$1,724$1,283$940$679$486$339
28 years$1,645$1,209$874$623$438$300
29 years$1,571$1,140$813$571$396$267
30 years$1,502$1,077$757$524$358$237
31 years$1,438$1,018$706$481$323$211
32 years$1,378$963$659$442$293$187
33 years$1,322$912$615$407$265$167
34 years$1,269$865$575$374$240$148
35 years$1,219$820$537$344$217$132
36 years$1,172$778$503$317$197$118
37 years$1,128$739$470$292$178$105
38 years$1,086$703$441$269$162$93
39 years$1,046$668$413$248$147$83
40 years$1,009$636$387$229$133$74
41 years$973$605$363$211$121$66
42 years$940$576$340$195$109$59
43 years$907$549$319$180$99$52
44 years$877$523$300$166$90$47
45 years$848$499$281$154$82$42
46 years$820$476$264$142$74$37
47 years$793$454$248$131$67$33
48 years$768$434$233$121$61$29
49 years$744$414$219$112$56$26
50 years$721$396$206$103$51$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $738,000, adding $2,530 every year, while hoping to spend $46,487 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: 62/11/27 Blend
44$738,000$738,000$738,000$738,000
45$815,886$776,772$765,333$860,437
46$849,644$765,372$741,510$879,584
47$885,288$751,855$715,330$895,193
48$922,960$736,069$686,667$911,237
49$962,818$717,852$655,385$927,767
50$1,005,030$697,032$621,346$944,840
51$1,049,785$673,428$584,403$962,523
52$1,097,285$646,848$544,402$980,889
53$1,147,754$617,089$501,185$1,000,024
54$1,201,434$583,936$454,584$1,020,021
55$1,258,593$547,161$404,426$1,040,990
56$1,319,523$506,525$350,527$1,063,050
57$1,384,542$461,773$292,698$1,086,339
58$1,454,003$412,637$230,741$1,111,008
59$1,528,287$358,833$164,447$1,137,231
60$1,607,817$300,060$93,600$1,165,199
61$1,693,054$236,003$17,976$1,195,128
62$1,784,504$166,325$0$1,227,261
63$1,882,723$90,675$0$1,279,940
64$1,988,321$8,678$0$1,342,095
65$2,101,966$0$0$1,408,954
66$2,224,395$0$0$1,490,663
67$2,356,414$0$0$1,579,946
68$2,498,911$0$0$1,676,359
69$2,652,861$0$0$1,780,567
70$2,819,333$0$0$1,893,300
71$2,999,506$0$0$2,015,363
72$3,194,673$0$0$2,147,637
73$3,406,258$0$0$2,291,095
74$3,635,825$0$0$2,446,804
75$3,885,095$0$0$2,615,939
76$4,155,960$0$0$2,799,792
77$4,450,503$0$0$2,999,784
78$4,771,015$0$0$3,217,480
79$5,120,015$0$0$3,454,599
80$5,500,278$0$0$3,713,036
81$5,914,855$0$0$3,994,875
82$6,367,105$0$0$4,302,410
83$6,860,727$0$0$4,638,165
84$7,399,790$0$0$5,004,919
85$7,988,774$0$0$5,405,733
86$8,632,612$0$0$5,843,974
87$9,336,734$0$0$6,323,353
88$10,107,120$0$0$6,847,951
89$10,950,354$0$0$7,422,267
90$11,873,686$0$0$8,051,251
91$12,885,098$0$0$8,740,356
92$13,993,384$0$0$9,495,589
93$15,208,226$0$0$10,323,562
94$16,540,289$0$0$11,231,561
95$18,001,319$0$0$12,227,608
96$19,604,252$0$0$13,320,540
97$21,363,338$0$0$14,520,091
98$23,294,273$0$0$15,836,983
99$25,414,349$0$0$17,283,028
100$27,742,609$0$0$18,871,235