Can I retire at age 45 with 822,000?

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 $822,000?

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 years$67,880$67,275$66,685$66,110$65,547$64,998
2 years$33,604$32,978$32,372$31,783$31,213$30,660
3 years$22,180$21,552$20,947$20,364$19,803$19,262
4 years$16,469$15,843$15,244$14,671$14,124$13,600
5 years$13,044$12,421$11,830$11,269$10,737$10,231
6 years$10,761$10,143$9,560$9,012$8,495$8,009
7 years$9,131$8,518$7,945$7,409$6,909$6,442
8 years$7,909$7,301$6,738$6,215$5,732$5,285
9 years$6,959$6,357$5,803$5,294$4,827$4,399
10 years$6,199$5,603$5,059$4,564$4,113$3,704
11 years$5,578$4,988$4,454$3,972$3,537$3,147
12 years$5,061$4,477$3,953$3,484$3,065$2,693
13 years$4,624$4,046$3,532$3,076$2,673$2,319
14 years$4,249$3,678$3,173$2,730$2,343$2,007
15 years$3,925$3,360$2,865$2,435$2,063$1,744
16 years$3,642$3,083$2,598$2,180$1,823$1,520
17 years$3,392$2,839$2,364$1,959$1,617$1,330
18 years$3,170$2,623$2,158$1,765$1,437$1,166
19 years$2,972$2,431$1,975$1,595$1,281$1,025
20 years$2,794$2,259$1,813$1,445$1,144$902
21 years$2,633$2,104$1,667$1,311$1,024$796
22 years$2,487$1,964$1,537$1,192$918$703
23 years$2,353$1,837$1,419$1,086$824$621
24 years$2,231$1,721$1,312$990$741$550
25 years$2,119$1,615$1,215$904$666$487
26 years$2,016$1,518$1,127$827$600$432
27 years$1,921$1,429$1,047$757$541$384
28 years$1,832$1,346$973$693$488$341
29 years$1,750$1,270$906$636$441$303
30 years$1,673$1,200$843$584$398$269
31 years$1,602$1,134$786$536$360$240
32 years$1,535$1,073$734$493$326$213
33 years$1,472$1,016$685$453$295$190
34 years$1,413$963$640$417$267$169
35 years$1,358$913$598$384$242$151
36 years$1,306$867$560$353$219$134
37 years$1,256$823$524$326$199$120
38 years$1,210$783$491$300$180$107
39 years$1,166$744$460$277$163$95
40 years$1,124$708$431$255$148$85
41 years$1,084$674$404$235$134$76
42 years$1,047$642$379$217$122$67
43 years$1,011$612$356$201$111$60
44 years$977$583$334$185$100$54
45 years$944$556$313$171$91$48
46 years$913$530$294$158$83$43
47 years$884$506$277$146$75$38
48 years$855$483$260$135$68$34
49 years$828$461$244$125$62$30
50 years$803$441$230$115$56$27

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $822,000, adding $6,358 every year, while hoping to spend $39,456 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: 64/21/15 Blend
44$822,000$822,000$822,000$822,000
45$912,402$868,836$856,095$967,083
46$963,486$869,428$842,794$1,005,092
47$1,018,459$868,727$827,724$1,041,478
48$1,077,674$866,627$810,785$1,080,263
49$1,141,523$863,018$791,872$1,121,681
50$1,210,432$857,780$770,874$1,165,989
51$1,284,874$850,788$747,676$1,213,475
52$1,365,364$841,910$722,156$1,264,456
53$1,452,471$831,004$694,188$1,319,281
54$1,546,820$817,920$663,641$1,378,338
55$1,649,098$802,501$630,375$1,442,056
56$1,760,060$784,577$594,247$1,510,907
57$1,880,538$763,973$555,105$1,585,415
58$2,011,443$740,498$512,792$1,666,160
59$2,153,783$713,955$467,143$1,753,779
60$2,308,662$684,132$417,985$1,848,982
61$2,477,297$650,806$365,140$1,952,547
62$2,661,027$613,741$308,418$2,065,340
63$2,861,326$572,689$247,624$2,188,314
64$3,079,815$527,384$182,553$2,322,522
65$3,318,278$477,548$112,991$2,469,130
66$3,578,681$422,887$38,714$2,629,423
67$3,863,187$363,088$0$2,804,823
68$4,174,175$297,823$0$3,003,388
69$4,514,268$226,743$0$3,227,395
70$4,886,351$149,482$0$3,472,598
71$5,293,604$65,651$0$3,741,150
72$5,739,525$0$0$4,035,431
73$6,227,968$0$0$4,363,877
74$6,763,177$0$0$4,740,448
75$7,349,825$0$0$5,153,271
76$7,993,062$0$0$5,605,975
77$8,698,555$0$0$6,102,557
78$9,472,550$0$0$6,647,421
79$10,321,925$0$0$7,245,417
80$11,254,257$0$0$7,901,887
81$12,277,890$0$0$8,622,716
82$13,402,018$0$0$9,414,387
83$14,636,769$0$0$10,284,042
84$15,993,298$0$0$11,239,547
85$17,483,896$0$0$12,289,569
86$19,122,102$0$0$13,443,657
87$20,922,833$0$0$14,712,329
88$22,902,522$0$0$16,107,174
89$25,079,274$0$0$17,640,960
90$27,473,037$0$0$19,327,755
91$30,105,788$0$0$21,183,056
92$33,001,741$0$0$23,223,939
93$36,187,572$0$0$25,469,220
94$39,692,678$0$0$27,939,627
95$43,549,445$0$0$30,658,000
96$47,793,558$0$0$33,649,507
97$52,464,336$0$0$36,941,875
98$57,605,101$0$0$40,565,659
99$63,263,591$0$0$44,554,523
100$69,492,404$0$0$48,945,564