Can I retire at age 45 with 849,000?

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 $849,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$70,110$69,485$68,876$68,281$67,700$65,507
2 years$34,708$34,061$33,435$32,827$32,238$30,049
3 years$22,909$22,259$21,635$21,033$20,453$18,337
4 years$17,010$16,363$15,744$15,153$14,587$12,560
5 years$13,472$12,829$12,218$11,639$11,089$9,156
6 years$11,114$10,476$9,874$9,308$8,774$6,938
7 years$9,431$8,797$8,206$7,652$7,136$5,395
8 years$8,168$7,541$6,959$6,419$5,920$4,274
9 years$7,187$6,566$5,994$5,468$4,985$3,432
10 years$6,403$5,787$5,225$4,713$4,248$2,785
11 years$5,761$5,152$4,600$4,102$3,653$2,278
12 years$5,227$4,624$4,083$3,598$3,166$1,875
13 years$4,776$4,179$3,648$3,177$2,761$1,552
14 years$4,389$3,799$3,277$2,820$2,420$1,289
15 years$4,054$3,470$2,959$2,515$2,131$1,074
16 years$3,761$3,184$2,683$2,252$1,883$898
17 years$3,503$2,932$2,441$2,023$1,670$752
18 years$3,274$2,709$2,229$1,823$1,485$631
19 years$3,070$2,511$2,040$1,647$1,323$531
20 years$2,885$2,333$1,872$1,492$1,182$447
21 years$2,719$2,174$1,722$1,354$1,058$376
22 years$2,568$2,029$1,587$1,231$948$317
23 years$2,431$1,898$1,466$1,121$851$268
24 years$2,305$1,778$1,355$1,023$765$226
25 years$2,189$1,668$1,255$934$688$191
26 years$2,082$1,568$1,164$854$620$162
27 years$1,984$1,476$1,081$782$559$137
28 years$1,892$1,391$1,005$716$504$116
29 years$1,807$1,312$935$657$455$98
30 years$1,728$1,239$871$603$412$83
31 years$1,654$1,171$812$554$372$70
32 years$1,585$1,108$758$509$337$59
33 years$1,520$1,049$708$468$305$50
34 years$1,460$995$661$430$276$43
35 years$1,402$943$618$396$250$36
36 years$1,348$895$578$365$226$31
37 years$1,298$850$541$336$205$26
38 years$1,249$808$507$310$186$22
39 years$1,204$769$475$286$169$19
40 years$1,161$731$445$264$153$16
41 years$1,120$696$417$243$139$13
42 years$1,081$663$391$224$126$11
43 years$1,044$632$367$207$114$10
44 years$1,009$602$345$191$104$8
45 years$975$574$324$177$94$7
46 years$943$548$304$163$86$6
47 years$913$523$286$151$78$5
48 years$884$499$268$139$71$4
49 years$856$476$252$129$64$4
50 years$829$455$237$119$58$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 45 starting with $849,000, adding $3,754 every year, while hoping to spend $44,136 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: 78/6/16 Blend
44$849,000$849,000$849,000$849,000
45$939,470$894,473$881,314$1,009,223
46$988,336$891,342$863,877$1,052,612
47$1,040,706$886,578$844,378$1,094,233
48$1,096,893$880,055$822,699$1,138,668
49$1,157,237$871,638$798,720$1,186,180
50$1,222,112$861,186$772,314$1,237,062
51$1,291,930$848,546$743,349$1,291,637
52$1,367,142$833,560$711,687$1,350,259
53$1,448,244$816,058$677,181$1,413,320
54$1,535,780$795,860$639,682$1,481,252
55$1,630,349$772,777$599,031$1,554,532
56$1,732,609$746,607$555,063$1,633,684
57$1,843,282$717,138$507,604$1,719,289
58$1,963,163$684,144$456,475$1,811,986
59$2,093,126$647,387$401,487$1,912,479
60$2,234,131$606,615$342,443$2,021,546
61$2,387,235$561,562$279,138$2,140,045
62$2,553,600$511,946$211,356$2,268,921
63$2,734,505$457,469$138,874$2,409,219
64$2,931,356$397,816$61,458$2,562,088
65$3,145,700$332,655$0$2,728,798
66$3,379,241$261,635$0$2,914,360
67$3,633,852$184,384$0$3,128,139
68$3,911,597$100,510$0$3,361,378
69$4,214,745$9,600$0$3,616,003
70$4,545,795$0$0$3,894,135
71$4,907,499$0$0$4,203,969
72$5,302,884$0$0$4,543,375
73$5,735,285$0$0$4,914,585
74$6,208,374$0$0$5,320,753
75$6,726,193$0$0$5,765,355
76$7,293,193$0$0$6,252,214
77$7,914,276$0$0$6,785,546
78$8,594,841$0$0$7,369,989
79$9,340,833$0$0$8,010,653
80$10,158,799$0$0$8,713,166
81$11,055,952$0$0$9,483,727
82$12,040,234$0$0$10,329,161
83$13,120,396$0$0$11,256,990
84$14,306,073$0$0$12,275,497
85$15,607,883$0$0$13,393,805
86$17,037,519$0$0$14,621,967
87$18,607,863$0$0$15,971,054
88$20,333,107$0$0$17,453,263
89$22,228,884$0$0$19,082,033
90$24,312,416$0$0$20,872,166
91$26,602,679$0$0$22,839,971
92$29,120,576$0$0$25,003,415
93$31,889,138$0$0$27,382,295
94$34,933,738$0$0$29,998,419
95$38,282,333$0$0$32,875,817
96$41,965,723$0$0$36,040,962
97$46,017,844$0$0$39,523,024
98$50,476,088$0$0$43,354,142
99$55,381,652$0$0$47,569,726
100$60,779,929$0$0$52,208,795